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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
MS. SUSAN SKIPP'S TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON JANUARY 14, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
opposition to Judge Robert Resha's reappointment:
Meyer before I begin, I'd like to comment on some issues raised during this
hearing. Given your investigatory background, here's something worth
investigating. With the exception of high noon shootouts, there is no hyperbole
in the statement that Family Court in Connecticut is the Wild West, replete
with racketeering and extortion; not only involving judges and attorneys, but
mental health providers appointed by court. See addendum to this. Sen Doyle,
the GAL issue is part of this corruption.
GAL is a function of the family court, a judiciary function. Some examples of
this corruption and collusion are:
can an arm of the judiciary, a GAL obstruct a DCF investigation which is an
executive function? Also family GALs have no oversight; the only way of
grievance is to file a complaint against an attorney, yet a GAL is not regarded
court GALs aside from no oversight are given immunity - this in itself is a
violation of the constitution as only an office, not a person can have
immunity. Further, I was billed over 100k for a GAL who was neither agreed to
or even appointed! She provided no time sheets, no affidavits of fees. The
court just ordered payment for a services that were not even performed.
reason I am before you is to inform you that Judge Resha is not worthy of
promotion to senior judge. He is a metaphor for the existential crisis that
faces the state's court system, especially in Family Court. The graft,
corruption, collusion and unlawfulness that plagues Connecticut's Family Court
System, an industry of incentivized conflict to extract as much money as
possible from litigants, is symbolized by Judge Robert Resha.
am speaking for many who have been subject to his court and fear further
retribution as I have incurred retributive consequences when questioning the
unlawful actions that have taken place in Judge Resha's court. Since he is
recused, I can speak, although I still fear further retaliation.
Resha cannot conduct court in accordance with the law of the people of
Connecticut, nor respect the rules of practice nor the code of evidence. I
invite anyone to consult my file UWY FA 10-422992s to find extensive examples
of trier misconduct and collusion with attorneys. I have been denied due
process, participatorial and testimonial access -and even the right to an
attorney in Judge Resha's court room. Aside from allowing a non litigant to sue
a defendant and be awarded sanctions in his court, Resha has ignored blatant
child abuse in testimony of four mandated reporters. On another occasion In
March 2012, Judge Resha ruled that picking up a child by the hair does not
Resha made an order about gun safety in my former husband's home, twice in
February 2011 and yet did nothing when my former husband refused to cooperate
with weapons surrender in a restraining order when it was before his court on
August 1, 2011; even when testimony provided the still illegal status of
weapons. Judge Resha continues to harm victims of domestic and family violence
with abuse by proxy.
no one really seems to care --beyond ineffective committees-- to address gender
bias in court, domestic and family violence, I will cite what people seem to
care about because it is certainly not the safety and well being of my children
and me. Here is something more palatable than the rampant child abuse and
pedophilia that is unaddressed in not only Resha's, but many family courts in
Resha violated the constitutional rights of Danbury Hospital when he made a
judicial finding of fact on 28 December 2011, in which he found that Danbury
Hospital did engage in unethical and illegal behaviour by terminating the
employment of Dr. Shawn Tittle for speech of a third party. He did this in a
proceeding of family matters.
when he made this ruling, Danbury Hospital was not party to the proceedings. No
notice or summons for a complaint of the Hospital's conduct regarding
employment law was given to Danbury Hospital.
evidence entered on the record revealed the basis for the finding in regard to
the termination of Dr. Tittle. Danbury Hospital gave no testimony as no
representative from the Hospital was before Judge Resha. The Code of Evidence
was willfully neglected by the judge.
Resha has no knowledge of why or how Danbury Hospital terminated employment of
Dr. Tittle. The court record contains no evidence. Yet this judge has the
ability to create facts of the court where none exist. Then this determination
was used to deny me my fundamental constitutional rights as a parent.
judge made a conclusion that was not based on facts. He made many such
conclusions based on plaintiff's allegations rendering them as facts without
evidence and assailing my character thus affecting my professional life. The
judge violated Canon and conscience in conducting a court hearing, without
concern for proper proceedings, constitutional protections nor simple decency.
State does not need to populate the bench with persons such as Robert Resha. He
is merely tyranny personified. His conduct is an affront to the taxpayers of
ask you today not to promote this mistake of jurisprudence to the level of
senior judge. He deserves censure and to be thrown off the bench.
there is any standard of care in the people's selection of its judges, then
Robert Resha should not be selected as a senior judge by honest act of the
people of this State. Our citizens deserve better, and it is your duty to serve
the citizens. Having been only recently aware of the ability of making a
complaint on a judge, consider this a complaint that I will follow up in
you in advance for not selecting Robert Resha for a position of senior judge in
our state. It is difficult to encapsulate 18 months of egregious misconduct
into three minutes.
Please read for further issues plaguing court: the racketeering, collusion and
extortion that takes place between judges lawyers and mental health providers.
This is typical of my case.