Ouachita Judges Claim They’re Above the Law, Want Witnesses Muzzled

A passel of motions, memos, affidavits, and exceptions have been filed by the defendants and the plaintiff prior to Friday’s hearing in the case Palowsky v Campbell, et al.

Among the claims of Fourth Judicial (Morehouse, Ouachita Parishes) District Judges Sharp, Amman, Jones, Rambo and Winters – who are defendants along with Court Clerk Allyson Campbell – is that of “judicial immunity,”.

That legal doctrine is contemplated to protect judges from liability for monetary damages in civil court, for acts they perform pursuant to their judicial function.

See here the documents:

Defendant Judges Exceptions
Defendant Judges Memorandum in Support of Exceptions

The plaintiff rebuts that the acts alleged to have been committed by the judges – a coverup of possible court document destruction – was administrative in nature, not judicial, and therefore not subject to immunity.

See here the document:

Plaintiffs Combined Memo in Opposition to Defendants Motion to Stay Discovery

The defendants have also filed a motion that asserts no testimony should be allowed until other issues are decided.

See here the document:

Defendant Judges Motion to Stay Discovery

The effect would be to muzzle the testimony of another 4th JD Judge, Sharon Marchman, who the plaintiffs claim:

…will be able to testify regarding the investigation, or lack thereof, of Campbell’s destruction, concealment, and/or mishandling of court documents, work habits, and payroll fraud. She will also be able to testify as to what lengths Defendant Judges went to conceal Campbell’s felonious acts.

Finally, the judges want the plaintiff Stanley Palowsky III and his attorneys – Joe Ward of Covington and Sedric Banks of Monroe – to be cited for contempt:

for filing pleadings which contain “highly defamatory and insulting” charges against a judge that “bring the administration of the law into disrespect or disregard and impair the dignity of the court and respect for its authority.”

See here the document:

Defendant Judges Motion to Strike, Motion for Contempt, and Request for Sanctions

See here all the other documents:

Campbell Dilatory Exception of Vagueness
Campbell Memo in Support of Dilatory Exception of Vagueness
Campbell Motion to Stay Discovery
Campbell Motion to Strike, Motion for Contempt, and Request for Sanctions
Campbell Peremptory Exception to No Right of Action
Campbell Peremptory Exception of Prescription
Campbell Affidavit

Monroe Attorney Brian Crawford represents Campbell.

Also see today’s Johnny Gunter news story in The Ouachita Citizen (subscription required).

Clerk’s ‘personal relationships’ with judges questioned

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2 Responses to “Ouachita Judges Claim They’re Above the Law, Want Witnesses Muzzled”

  1. oldman Says:

    Do as I say, not as I do.

  2. David Don Says:

    There is no dignity or respect for corrupt judges. Democracy depends on honest judges upholding the law. The whole system of government fails when no one can depend on the legal system to administer Justice in a fair and impartial manner.

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