posted Oct 19, 2009, 8:24 PM by Brian B   [ updated Sep 24, 2012, 7:12 PM ]
Stripes parent of constitutional rights

Grand Raids, Michigan - A family court judge in Grand Rapids, Michigan may be the worst judge in the country.  Judge Gardner of Kent County has repeated removed children from their parents improperly.  The Judge has been reversed multiple times in cases involving children.  Both the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals have reversed this judge. 

It seems like the appellate courts are getting fed up with this judge too.  Here are some quotes from the appellate decisions: 

"Here, the trial court wrongfully interfered in the Ryan family's life on the basis of an unrecognized claim brought by an attorney without authority to act on plaintiff's behalf."  

"That the trial court entertained such a claim, instead of dismissing it outright, is unfathomable."

"the trial court, in a fundamental misunderstanding or disregard of its proper role, stripped defendants of their basic constitutional rights to manage and care for their child without state interference."

In another case the Michigan Supreme Court had to resort to the unprecedented step of reversing the adoption of a child because this judge didn't follow procedures when terminating the parental rights and then allowed the adoption to proceed while the appeal was on going.  People are shocked at what this judge is doing.

These are just a few of the horrendous cases this judge has handled.  We found many more.

Fortunately this judge is up for re-election this November and she is being challenged by a local attorney, Brian Downs.  Although it is very difficult to unseat an incumbent judge, we hope the citizens of Kent County, Michigan remove this incumbent judge from office.  Too many children and families are being hurt by the errors of this judge.

For those that want to help remove this judge they can visit the website of Brian Downs at

For the sake of the children of Michigan lets remove this judge.