Disqualify Judge Philip Scarpellino-Failure to Perform Duties in an Impartial and Diligent Way!
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Disqualify Judge Philip Scarpellino-Failure to Perform Duties in an Impartial and Diligent Way!

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      Chicago, IL

To guarantee that trials and other proceedings remain impartial, judges sometimes must step aside, or "recuse" themselves, and let another judge take over. Judges are required to perform judicial duties "impartially, competently and diligently" & should disqualify themselves when they cannot perform their duties in an impartial and diligent way. Whenever their impartiality might reasonably be questioned!

Clearly, Judge Scarpellino's reaction to several penned letters from various State Legislators pleading the highest animal cruelty charges be brought against this individual were an obvious nuisance to him, and was openly annoyed in court, from the enormous response of animal advocates and Legislators.

The case against Alexander Bernard, the New Haven man accused of stabbing his pit bull mix 29 times because no one in his family "liked her," was continued again Tuesday to Sept. 6.
http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/17964/CT/US/

Both the judge hearing the case, Judge Philip Scarpellino, and Bernard's public defender, Thomas Conroy, were absent Tuesday, which led to the continuance.

Judge Kathleen McNamara presided over Tuesday's proceedings. She asked Bernard if he was willing to give up ownership of Princess, and Bernard agreed, paving the way for the dog to be placed in a new home.

Princess has been at the North Haven Animal Hospital on Washington Avenue since the May 25 incident, where she has recovered from her injuries.

The case also prompted several state legislators to pen a letter to Scarpellino, asking him to impose serious punishment on Bernard if he were to be found guilty of the animal cruelty charges.

Scarpellino was not happy with the letter and said so in court, which has prompted a group of animal advocates to issue a plea to the judge to recuse himself from the case. They feel that because of the letter and the judge's reaction, he cannot be impartial.

 

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    • Bonnie Lee NY, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      this man should never be allowed to have care of a pet again..

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    • William Johnson ALLGOOD, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Dear Lord what is this country coming to if the Supreme Court has so little insight and sense of fairness than what it is displaying HERE!!! Lock this criminal up!!!

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    • LAUREL J SENATORE ELIZABETH, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      IF THE JUDGE IS ANNOYED OVER SOMEONE'S CONCERN FOR ANOTHER LIVING BREATHING FEELING BEING, THEN THAT JUDGE SHOULD NOT BE IN THAT POSITION. A JUDGE'S JOB IS TO HEAR "ALL SIDES". TO ME YOU ARE NOT IMPARTIAL AND SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THIS CASE. POOR PUP. NEXT THE ABUSER WILL START STABBING HUMANS JUST BECAUSE "HIS FAMILY DOESN'T LIKE THEM EITHER". ISN'T THIS HOW SERIAL KILLERS GET THEIR TRAINING???

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    • Kellie Winstead FRANSVILLE, IN
      • about 3 years ago

      There has got to be justice for this poor dog. People are fighting for them and now it is time we are heard!

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    • melissa macris HARTSELLE, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      Really a slap on the wrist? This is why more and more people keep doing this is because they know they will get away with it! What would you have done if it had been a human? Exactly, Dogs are people too!

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