Can a Federal Judge Keep His Job If He is Criminally Charged with Domestic Abuse? Yes!

  • by: Leslye J Allen
  • recipient: Solicitor General of Fulton County, GA Carmen D. Smith, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts

Several upstanding members of the legal profession have rightfully asked that Alabama Federal Court Judge Mark Fuller resign from his position after having beaten his wife in an Atlanta, Georgia hotel room on August 9, 2014.

Fuller's wife called the Atlanta Police Department for help.  When the police officers arrived, they found Fuller inebriated and his wife terrified and physically injured. Yet, Fuller does not seem to think his actions warrant his resignation from his position as a federal judge.

How can any American expect justice from our legal system when those who sit on the bench can so blatantly break the law, and then refuse to resign?  How can women expect equal protection under the law when physical violence against women does not even warrant the mandatory resignation from those sworn to uphold the law?

Although Federal Judges are appointed for life via the United States Constitution, enough is enough!  

Please click the hyperlinks below and read the following articles for more details about this case and an in-depth legal analysis about Judge Fuller's flagrant disregard for the law, and then sign this petition to have him fully prosecuted and removed from the bench. 

"Federal Judge Accused of Beating His Wife Refuses to Step Down" by Harold Michael Harvey, JD

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/09/federal_judge_mark_fuller_acce.html

Keep up the pressure and continue to urge others to sign this petition. The petition and public pressure is starting to pay off. Public officials are beginning to feel the heat and are responding. Please read the following: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/politics/southunionstreet/2014/09/17/richard-shelby-judge-mark-fuller-should-resign/15789665/

October 1, 2014 Update: Judge Mark Fuller Due Back in Court to Face Charges on 10-14-2014

You cannot make this up. The defense lawyer for Alabama Federal Judge Mark Fuller--who has been charged with domestic violence against his wife--has actually argued that Fuller is being unduly targeted and compared to NFL football player Ray Rice. Read the article here: Defense for Mark Fuller Claims no kicking, slapping in Domestic Abuse Case

UPDATE: This petition will be ongoing until Alabama Federal Judge Mark Fuller resigns or is impeached. Fuller will be in Atlanta's Fulton County Court on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to appear at a hearing to evaluate whether further criminal charges will be necessary. Encourage all interested people to sign as soon as possible so that we can deliver as many signatures as possible to all appropriate parties no later than the day BEFORE Judge Mark Fuller appears again in court.  

Keep up the pressure:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/judges-alleged-spousal-abuse-case-has-some-seeking-his-resignation/

Keep the pressure on. There is a call for Mark Fuller's Impeachment: Cut and paste and read the following update: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2014/11/us_rep_ter_sewell_urges_mark_f.html

To: Solicitor General of Fulton County Carmen D. Smith, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, Jr., and Supreme Court Justice John Roberts


Several upstanding members of the legal profession have rightfully asked that Alabama Federal Court Judge Mark Fuller resign from his position after having beaten his wife in an Atlanta, Georgia hotel room on August 9, 2014.


Fuller's wife called the Atlanta Police Department for help.  When the police officers arrived, they found Fuller inebriated and his wife terrified and physically injured. Yet, Fuller does not seem to think his actions warrant his resignation from his position as a federal judge.


How can any American expect justice from our legal system when those who sit on the bench can so blatantly break the law, and then refuse to resign?  How can women expect equal protection under the law when physical violence against women does not even warrant the mandatory resignation from those sworn to uphold the law?


The signatures on this petition represent individuals from over 30 states and over 35 countries who are quickly losing faith in the U.S.A.’s criminal justice system.  We strongly urge that you consider what this loss of faith means both for the United States at home and abroad.


We sincerely hope that you will use whatever means you have at your disposal to encourage Federal Judge Mark Fuller to resign and help restore a measure of faith in our justice system.


 

Update #54 years ago
Federal Judge Mark Fuller resigns, finally. Thank you for your support!

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/federal_judge_mark_fuller_resi.html
Update #44 years ago
This petition will be ongoing until Alabama Federal Judge Mark Fuller resigns or is impeached. Fuller will be in Atlanta's Fulton County Court on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to appear at a hearing to evaluate whether further criminal charges will be necessary. Encourage all interested people to sign as soon as possible so that we can deliver as many signatures as possible to all appropriate parties no later than the day BEFORE Judge Mark Fuller appears again in court.
Update #34 years ago
The defense lawyer for Alabama Federal Judge Mark Fuller--who has been charged with domestic violence against his wife--has actually argued that Fuller is being unduly targeted and compared to NFL football player Ray Rice. You cannot make this up. Read the article here: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/attorney_says_no_beating_kicki.html
Sign the petition and send it along.
Update #24 years ago
Keep up the pressure and continue to urge others to sign this petition. The petition and public pressure is starting to pay off. Public officials are beginning to feel the heat and are responding. Please read the following: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/politics/southunionstreet/2014/09/17/richard-shelby-judge-mark-fuller-should-resign/15789665/
Update #14 years ago
Keep up the pressure and continue to urge others to sign this petition. The petition and public pressure is starting to pay off. Public officials are beginning to feel the heat and are responding. Please read the following: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/politics/southunionstreet/2014/09/17/richard-shelby-judge-mark-fuller-should-resign/15789665/
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