Articles from March 2006
|METHUEN — With the stroke of a pen, a Family Court judge has “swept away the Bill of Rights” by banning content in a Methuen father’s book, a fathers’ advocacy group charges.
Judge Mary McCauley Manzi issued an order last week restraining Kevin Thompson from using impounded court records, pictures and personal information in his new book, Exposing the Corruption in the Massachusetts Family Courts — an autobiography about losing full custody of his 4-year-old son, Patrick, whom he is allowed to see 10 hours each week. (more…)
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
By Wendy McElroy
A child custody case in Massachusetts may be placing family court procedures on a collision course with the First Amendment.
Here is the view of National Organizatin of Women, New York, on the Joint Custody Bill now before the NY Senate.
Albany, N.Y.: Timesunion.com – Print Story
By MARCIA A. PAPPAS
First published: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The state Legislature is considering the worst joint custody bill that the National Organization for Women — New York State has ever seen, presuming joint custody in all custody cases, including a deceitful attempt to redefine visitation of non-custodial parents as shared parenting.
JS Online:Divorced parents gain virtual visitation rights
By STACY FORSTER
Posted: March 27, 2006
Madison – Children of divorced parents could get a high-tech boost allowing them contact with Mom or Dad over the Internet, although some fear that virtual visitation could actually reduce the amount of face-to-face time those parents spend with their kids.
Banned in Massachusetts: Family Court Judge Bars Tell-All Book, According to Fathers & Families
Massachusetts family court undermines U.S. Constitution
BOSTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — Fathers & Families reacted today to the
ruling by Judge Mary Manzi of the Essex County Probate and Family Court that
banned member Kevin Thompson from distributing his tell-all book, “Exposing
the Corruption in the Massachusetts Family Courts.” (more…)
It was proper to terminate the defendant’s child support payments,
even though he treated the boy as his own son and supported him since
his birth in 1989 as a result of the parties’ unmarried relationship.
At age 16, it was first learned this not his biological child. Despite
the mother’s claim defendant should not be permitted to disavow the
obligations he had “voluntarily” undertaken, the judge found she had
defrauded defendant with the intention of inducing him to pay for the
child, when she knew it was not his. Consent given by virtue of fraud
is no consent at all; and any action induced by fraud cannot be
Dellavecchio v. Hicks, New Jersey App. Div., March 31, 2006
I just received the following communication below that announces an official ban of the book by Father’s Rights advocate, Kevin Thompson.Â As of this morning,Â the bookÂ is still availabable both in print and for download at this address: http://www.lulu.com/content/198514
(kmtinma@COMCAST.NET) to see how you/we can help.Â Thank you.Â Mike Franco
Â * * * * * * * * * *
From: Kevin Thompson < kmtinma@COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri Mar 24 17:32:34 CST 2006
Subject: It’s Official – My Book has been Banned!
Today by mail, I received notice that my recently released book, “Exposing
the Corruption in the Massachusetts Family Courts” was officially banned.Â I
received an Order of Impoundment and a Temporary Restraining Order.Â My
custody case and a DSS report, which substantiate the crimes that I have
experienced, was impounded until 2021.
Manzi’s rationale is that “impoundment is necessary to protect the best
interests including the privacy interests of the parties’ minor child.Â
Townhall.com :: Columns :: Deleting Dad by Kathleen Parker – Mar 22, 2006
Mar 22, 2006
by Kathleen Parker
When New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd asked, “Are Men Necessary?” in the title of her funny book critiquing today’s gender-confused culture, I took the question to be a rhetorical play on E.B. White and James Thurber’s “Is Sex Necessary?”
I wrote in response that, yes, men are necessary, if not to certain women, then certainly to children, who, despite the creative inventions of many modern mothers, seem to love their daddies.
MND BlogWonks Â» Kansas License Bill Unfair to Noncustodial Parents
March 21, 2006
By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
The Kansas House just passed a highly publicized bill that would allow the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services to have the driverâ€™s licenses of so-called â€œdeadbeatâ€ parents seized if they have child-support arrearages of $500 or more. House Bill 2706 is scheduled for a Senate hearing today.