From: By Brad Haynes of the Eagle-Tribune
Via: the Honor Network
Additional Comments: Timocrat
ANDOVER – Barbara Johnson, the flamboyant Andover lawyer who fought for the rights of fathers, campaigned for governor in an antique fire engine and drove a hearse to Washington, D.C., to protest divorce laws, has been barred from practicing law in Massachusetts.
Johnson became well known in the Merrimack Valley and among fatherhood rights activists for her successful defense of Brian Meuse of Haverhill, who was accused of kidnapping his daughter from her mother, who had temporary custody and had taken the child to Florida. Meuse was found not guilty by an all-male jury in May 2002 after Johnson argued he had no choice but to take the 14-month-old girl because the mother was not getting her the medical care she needed.
Johnson, 71, who also has been an acerbic critic of the Massachusetts court system, said yesterday she’ll fight her disbarment all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Yesterday, she called the process under which she was disbarred a “kangaroo court,” and compared the state to a Third World country, but remained nonchalant about life after losing her license.
Johnson was disbarred for putting sensitive confidential information from two of her cases on her Web site, for refusing to pay legal fines after being held in contempt, and for conducting herself in an “insulting, vituperative” manner in court, among other charges.
Men rights activist can’t practice in New Zealand, and even pro-male rights female lawyers lose their right to practice in US. Do you see the trend here? Is it really the impartial law we need to deal with here? Again in this story they are trying to come down on websites too. Unite with other men’s rights or suffer in isolation.