Trenton & Morris County New Jersey:
Today a published decision was issued in Ippolito. v. Ippolito.
Its actually a shame that any appeal was necessary to inform the trial courts that someone accused of contempt is actually presumed innocent and can’t be ordered to take the stand in their defense.
Yet as one might be aware from the unusual publicity in the Ippolito v Ippolito case it appears that Mr. Ippolito has often dealt with instances where the Judges in Morris and Sussex County have not appeared to be objective or worse, where the Judges have violated Mr. Ippolitos constitutional rights, as appears happened in relation to published opinion issued today:
PAST INSTANCES WHERE OBJECTIVE OBSERVERS HAVE NOTED THE STRANGE GOINGS ON IN MR. IPPOLITO’S CASE:
In Mr. Ippolito’s case Judges have been publicly reprimanded and recused from the case, only to see the next judge continue to apparently fail to provide the appearance of fairness to Mr. Ippolito:
For some background the public should review the following articles related to Mr. Ippolito and the hardship he has endured with regard to the court continually targeting him for contempt hearings that do not conform to the law, and or prohibiting Mr. Ippolito from accessing his personal property (money) in order to retain lawyers, while simultaneously ordering Mr. Ippolito to pay Temporary support to his spouse (and by default to her attorneys), while Mr. Ippolito is left without enough money to hire a full-time attorney to represent himself. It is as if this man is trapped in a star chamber.
Hopefully the powers that be in the judiciary in Morris County and Sussex County will take a look at this appellate decision and finally remove this case to another county if for no other reason than to restore the public’s faith that New Jersey is still capable of providing fair trials in Family Court.
… the longer this case stays in Morris and / or Sussex county the greater the damage will be to the public’s confidence in New Jersey’s Courts.
We have reached out to anonymous sources to confirm that the Administrative Office of the Courts, ACJC, and Chief Justice have been made aware of the violations of Mr. Ippolito’s rights, yet it appears the Judiciary did very little to ensure that Mr. Ippolito has a chance at receiving the appearance of a fair trial as the matter now continues before Judge Thomas Critchley. Recently Thomas Critchley has attempted to hold Mr. Ippolito in contempt for not paying support, despite the fact that the same Judge refuses to allow Mr. Ippolito to access his personal finances to comply with the order.
Judge Critchley then held a hearing without Mr. Ippolito present to negotiate the terms of Mr. Ippolito’s lawyers appearance, he did this via telephonic communication with Mr. Ippolito’s adversary and the lawyer Mr. Ippolito asked to enter the case. Judge Critchley denied Mr. Ippolito’s request for limited representation, unless it was on Judge Critchley’s terms rather than the terms of Mr. Ippolito’s retainer… again this is unusual and we hope an appropriate authority intervenes to move this case for the sake of protecting the integrity of the New Jersey Superior Courts