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Anti-Father Family Court Judges Exposed

A list of the six most Anti-Father Family Court judges has been released by men's and children's rights groups from around the country and the resignations of those judges appearing on the list are called for.

The six judges have been nominated and voted on over several months with those that appear being the six who most consistently display anti-father attitudes in their courtrooms.

They are: 1. Judge Jan Doogue -- Auckland

2. Judge Dale Green - Auckland

3. Judge Geoffrey Ellis -- Wellington

4. Judge A J Twaddle -- Hamilton

5. Judge E O K Blaikie - Dunedin

6. Judge Ray Kean -- Christchurch

Spokesperson Darrell Carlin says men's and children's rights groups want an independent investigation into the attitudes and behaviour of these six judges that includes an examination of transcripts of court proceedings.

" We know that if a man walks into any of these judges' courts he will not receive a fair hearing so we would expect increasingly to see fathers boycott those courts in protest," he says.

Carlin says the fact the court is closed means the judges can get away with major transgressions of the law without New Zealanders being able to know it is going on. Fathers are severely disadvantaged in the Family Court as the pervading attitude is biased toward mothers and against fathers, he says. In some cases there are extreme feminist attitudes coming through, in other cases it is due to old-fashioned ideas.

"Men are saying they've had enough and want action to open the courts to scrutiny and an investigation that would lead to resignations."

Men's rights campaigner Bruce Cheriton says there are regularly questionable decisions made in the Family Court, especially where the Domestic Violence Act meets the Family Court Proceedings Act, meets the CYPPS Act, meets the Guardianship Act. All of this depends on the leaning of solicitors, counsel for the child, psychologists and social workers - each with particular agendas involving maintaining their income levels, advancing the cause of their sexual orientation, and their gender political outlook.

"No wonder fathers are getting screwed."

Cheriton says the solution for judges has been simply to rule in favour of the female partner which falls in line with the police policy of arresting the male no matter what the situation and it also suits a heavily anti-male Family Court bureaucracy. But now fathers have had enough.

"We say to all Family Court judges: Smarten up your act, we're watching everything you do and fathers are talking to each other right around the country. Your reign of terror is coming to an end; you will no longer silence fathers with the fear of having their children taken away as you have in the past."

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