11123 N. Rhonda Way
Dunlap, IL 61525
February 21, 2016
Dear Presidential Candidate,
The family court system is a $50 billion dollar business where thousands of lives of fathers, mothers and children are destroyed and in many cases ended because of the corruption in the system. For family court victims, there is no recourse. Appeals seldom work, judges protect corrupt attorneys, judges protect corrupt judges, attorney and judicial disciplinary commissions do nothing and the media will not get involved because they say family court issues are “he said/she said issues.” These horrors are not about “he said/she said”, they are about constitutional rights, civil liberties/rights, children, human beings, corruption, judicial abuse of power, judicial misconduct, judicial immunity and money. If an attorney has the courage to challenge and report a corrupt judge, they are suspended or disbarred. Since 2001, 60,000 US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq to protect the Constitutional rights and freedoms of US citizens. Family Court judges violate those rights daily and no one does anything. There is more attention and public outcry for abused dogs and cats than the human beings abused in the US Family Court system!
I am the Family Civil Liberties Union Illinois Chapter President. I am working with a growing group of IL family court victims to drive judicial accountability. Our thinking is if judges are accountable for their crimes and violating the US Constitution, they will better control the corrupt attorneys that operate in their courts. Specifically we are working to:
1. Restructure the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board so it protects citizens violated by judicial misconduct rather than propagating corruption through protection of corrupt judges.
2. Repeal the Confidentiality of Judicial Complaint Proceedings
3. Repeal of Absolute Judicial Immunity
Judges, particularly family court judges do as they please and there is no recourse for family court victims. I am including my family court horror story and those of Lisa Nadig (Chicago) and Dominick Tomasello (Chicago). To get a good overview of the family court problem I suggest reading Michael Volpe’s book, “Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney’s Kafkaesque Divorce”. Chris Mackney spent years fighting the corrupt Virginia family Court system, lost his children, multiple jobs and his will to fight any longer, so he blew his head off. Included in the book are countless other family court horror stories.
On behalf of Illinois family court victims, I am pleading with you to make family court reform an issue in your campaign. There are tens of thousands across the US that are fighting for family court reform.
Mark G. Hexum
Illinois Chapter President
Family Civil Liberties Union (fclu.org)