Judge Bill Cunningham was kind enough not only to speak, but to listen at one of
our FATHERS meetings when he addressed our members. He expressed sincere concern
as our members expressed their concerns and complaints regarding the family court
system, EPOs and DVOs, mismanaged child support, and the general bias that face many
single fathers simply trying to maintain a meaningful active relationship with their
I believe Judge Cunningham is well connected to the average hard working parent
struggling to make ends meet and hoping to raise their children to a higher standard
of living. I believe Judge Cunningham will bring a sense of competence, justice,
and fairness that will bring honor to the highest court in this wonderful state we
call our home.
Appellate Court Judge Rick Johnson has also been kind enough to speak at one of
our FATHERS meetings. I did not sense a feeling of connection from Judge Johnson
with our members as we expressed our concerns, but rather a feeling that our members
had brought our misfortune on ourselves. He defended the current system as well as
McCracken County Family Court Judge Cynthia Sanderson and her rulings. His appellate
court has stood firmly behind Judge Sanderson and failed to work to correct the injustices
of her biased rulings that are hurting our children as well as our families. Instead
of holding the many judges spread out across the state to one standard of justice,
each individual judge has been allowed to rule as they please without worry of being
held in check by successful appeals, (the failed duty of the current appellate court).
Judge Johnson is apparently running his election campaign with the same lack of
authority, and inattention to detail as he has shown in the appellate court, as is
evidenced by the smear tactics being used on his opponent. Just one example of this
lack of leadership and lack of control in his appellate court is shown in one of
our member’s stories, (Dee Gordy), as his office referred to Dee as a sob story in
an inappropriate email as is listed in her story and highlighted, (following link).
When one of our members recently contacted Judge Johnson’s appellate court seeking
the proper procedure to file an appeal of a DVO that had been issued against them
they were told “hire a lawyer”, just one more example of the “buddy-buddy“, “You
scratch my back I’ll scratch yours” attitude of lawyer watching out for lawyer.
Why would we want to elevate this type of behavior to the highest court in the land???