Five women whose divorce cases were heard by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon are petitioning the New Jersey General Assembly to impeach the Judge they say violated their rights of due process and equal protection.
WABC-NY first reported the story of the impeachment petition.
Under the New Jersey Constitution, the General Assembly has the sole power to impeach judges by majority vote of the members. Should a judge be impeached by the Assembly, a trial is held in the Senate. A conviction and removal from office requires the vote of two-thirds of the Senate members.
Patricia Madison aka Patricia Pisciotti, Rachel Alintoff, Tameka Hunt, Paula Diaz Antonopoulos Wolfe, and Kristen Williams are represented by Robert A. Tandy, Esq., a Woodcliff Lake civil rights and employment attorney.
The women argue that they have no recourse against Escandon, other than impeachment and removal from office, for violating their civil rights due to the broad immunities granted Judges. They make the following allegations in their petition:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Civil Rights, Equal Protection Clause, Judicial Reform, Justice, Legislature, Monmouth County Court | Tags: Divorce, Family Court, Impeachment, Judge Paul Escandon, Judge Paul X. Escandon, Judical Abuse, Kristen Williams, Monmouth County Court, NJ General Assembly, NJ State Assembly, Patricia Madison, Patricia Piscotti, Paul Diaz Antonopoulos Wolfe, Paul Escandon, Rachel Alintoff, Robert Tandy, Superior Court, Tameka Hunt | 25 Comments »