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June 24, 2016 9:37 am  

... and the judge is not amused, has filed suit against Mr Mapp for overstepping the bounds of his authority.
http://viconsortium.com/breaking-news/judge-dunston-sues-mapp-calls-decision-to-replace-him-with-willocks-ill-conceived-politically-motivated/


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June 24, 2016 12:22 pm  

That makes 3 lawsuits against Gov. Mapp.
Been a busy guy.


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June 24, 2016 2:34 pm  

That makes 3 lawsuits against Gov. Mapp.
Been a busy guy.

Can't make an omelette with out breaking a few eggs right?


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June 25, 2016 4:06 pm  

Im pretty sure the judge being removed was a political ax grinding thing. If Mr.Mapp was concerned with the efficiency of anything government run, there would be firings all over the place and hiring of qualified people.


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June 27, 2016 8:17 pm  

Dunston has always struck me as a good guy. One of the judges no-showed in small claims court, and this guy came and spent his day presiding over them, I was impressed.


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June 27, 2016 8:22 pm  

It'll be interesting to see what the court has to say but it seems pretty clear from the statutes that Mapp just doesn't have the authority. No doubt Mr Dunston (I've heard nothing but good about him) rubbed the Emperor the wrong way somehow - which doesn't seem to be too difficult to do.


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June 28, 2016 12:54 am  

Courts moved pretty fast on this case!


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June 28, 2016 12:59 am  

Dunston has always struck me as a good guy. One of the judges no-showed in small claims court, and this guy came and spent his day presiding over them, I was impressed.

He had had an appeal to a case that I am involved with sitting on his desk for 3 years. I am not impressed.


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June 28, 2016 10:02 am  

Dunston has always struck me as a good guy. One of the judges no-showed in small claims court, and this guy came and spent his day presiding over them, I was impressed.

He had had an appeal to a case that I am involved with sitting on his desk for 3 years. I am not impressed.

Not something which can be blamed on the shortcomings of any individual judge but to the way the system operates. My civil case (not an appeal) was filed almost four years ago and still languishes in the system gathering dust with not one thing to be done to hasten its progress. Not the judge's fault.


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June 28, 2016 10:12 am  

Dunston has always struck me as a good guy. One of the judges no-showed in small claims court, and this guy came and spent his day presiding over them, I was impressed.

He had had an appeal to a case that I am involved with sitting on his desk for 3 years. I am not impressed.

Not something which can be blamed on the shortcomings of any individual judge but to the way the system operates. My civil case (not an appeal) was filed almost four years ago and still languishes in the system gathering dust with not one thing to be done to hasten its progress. Not the judge's fault.

This is ON HIS DESK. He has final say, not the system. I call to follow up every 60 days and I hand deliver a letter personally addressed to the judge every 6 months. Not one response to me, not one response to the e-mails from the Chief Clerk, no movement on a decision. That is not the systems fault. That is a judge deciding that it is not high enough on his list of priorities and letting it languish.


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June 28, 2016 11:57 pm  

Dunston has always struck me as a good guy. One of the judges no-showed in small claims court, and this guy came and spent his day presiding over them, I was impressed.

He had had an appeal to a case that I am involved with sitting on his desk for 3 years. I am not impressed.

Not something which can be blamed on the shortcomings of any individual judge but to the way the system operates. My civil case (not an appeal) was filed almost four years ago and still languishes in the system gathering dust with not one thing to be done to hasten its progress. Not the judge's fault.

This is ON HIS DESK. He has final say, not the system. I call to follow up every 60 days and I hand deliver a letter personally addressed to the judge every 6 months. Not one response to me, not one response to the e-mails from the Chief Clerk, no movement on a decision. That is not the systems fault. That is a judge deciding that it is not high enough on his list of priorities and letting it languish.

Or a judge who has a backlog of 500 other appeals to write 30 page opinions on and has to prioritize…

Want cases to move more quickly? Ask your Senators to properly fund the court system. I wonder how long it'd take you to write 10,000 pages of rulings while juggling an active criminal docket which often requires your physical presence on the bench for days on end.

Educate yourself about the abuse the judicial system has been enduring across the U.S.:


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July 23, 2016 9:51 pm  

Think there's a saying:
"He just got his ass handed to him in his hat."
A setback for Monarch Mapp.


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July 27, 2016 11:04 am  

Naturally the governor is appealing the ruling:
http://viconsortium.com/breaking-news/mapp-appeals-case-to-remove-dunston-as-presiding-judge-to-third-circuit/


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July 27, 2016 2:55 pm  

Shouldn't our governor be focusing on more pressing issues than his ego?


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