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#21 Dec 21, 2009
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tc1 wrote:
"where are the lawyers that oppose this judge?"

They are hiding and hoping it will blow over. I can understand why but it is still cowardly and unprofessional.
11/28/2009 9:45 AM EST on Post and Courier
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#22 Dec 21, 2009
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theronce wrote:
This article has the smell of favoritism towards this judge. Considering this paper's past protectionist actions of friends and/or family, this is probably why many of the other issues are not mentioned and ignored as if not existing. I have to agree with inlikeflynn that this has the smell of an alarm bell.
11/28/2009 8:32 AM EST on Post and Courier
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#23 Dec 21, 2009
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lillycollette wrote:
And how is it that Robert Behre has never found the 'comfort'/ courage to interview any of the complaint posters on the story of Segars-Andrews?

I provided Behre a detailed 41 page case timeline outlining the crimes that were committed against my husband and me -- Behre said he was not "comfortable" doing a story on that.

Yet Behre spoon feeds us the 'Poor victimizes Segars-Andrews' garbage.
11/28/2009 7:58 AM EST on Post and Courier
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inlikeflynn wrote:
i don't know a thing about this lady except what i read here. between the articles and the posters, it sounds like this judge did more than get caught making "one mistake that upset someone so much that they made a big stink about it". sometimes a "big stink" is actually the sounding of an alarm. pity that this complaint is being downplayed by those in charge as practically irrelevant. why aren't her other "mistakes" being brought to light in the articles? where are the lawyers that oppose this judge?
11/28/2009 7:34 AM EST on Post and Courier
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#24 Dec 21, 2009
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mpyank wrote:
I worked with Judge S-A for 8 years and I have tremendous respect for her as a judge and a person. While she's not perfect, I have never known her to knowingly violate the law or professional ethics. It would be a shame for her to be removed over this incident. This is a case of sour grapes supported by those who see a professional opportunity.
11/28/2009 6:24 AM EST on Post and Courier
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wildbillz50 wrote:
TYRANT IS just one word that describes this supposedly fair-minded judge!Case in point;my X got me arrested on a CDV charge alleging I beat her with a bottle and then placed a gun to her head.She had called the cops(Chas.CO.)who were too STUPID to conduct a proper investigation!Is not the first rule to SEPARATE the witnesses? DSS(DSS is VERY familiar with this woman.When she was 6 months pregnant with my daughter,DSS showed up one day and took her two boys .We didn't see them for 6 months!Of course,she blamed it on her 1st X)and they interviewed her and her then 13 year old son Jake ,who also lied to 'please' his mother.When I was subeoned to Family Court and told them I wanted the boy and my X in court so I could PROVE this NEVER happened,that she had the boy back up her lies.I had witnesses there and JUDGE S-A was sneering at them,threatened to make them leave the court room.She took my visitation away from my one and only child and as of yet,I cannot see my 9 yr old daughter unless I go to her church.She,Segars -Andrews sneered at me and stated,"WE CAN GO ON HEAR-SAY!" I am now 59 and have cancer and I want to spend time with my daughter.I'm told with this type of cancer the life expectancy is 3 to 5 years.GIVE ME MY DAY IN FAMILY COURT IN FRONT OF A JUDGE WHO WILL GO ON FACTS WHICH I CAN PROVE!
11/28/2009 6:15 AM EST on Post and Courier
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Unethical_Lawyer s

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#25 Dec 21, 2009
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tide2 wrote:
Charleston lawyer D. Dusty Rhoades said it's not surprising his colleagues would rally around an embattled judge.

"It's a no-lose deal for any attorney because you can curry favor with a judge in question so that if they win, you can hope that's going to carry over to better treatment. And if they lose, there's no retribution," Rhoades said. "I call it 'Not a Moment in Courage.' "
11/28/2009 3:28 AM EST on Post and Courier
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tide2 wrote:
One more thing. Rosen might get a few dozen people to show up in support of Segars-Andrews on December 2nd. But it's and easy bet that several hundred voters/citizens ( if not a thousand or more ) from all over the State of South Carolina will be flooding the General Assembly with demands Segars-Andrews not be re-appointed to the bench.

The corruption must come to a HALT.
11/28/2009 3:24 AM EST on Post and Courier
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tide2 wrote:
Harpo they do.

In one case, this judge made an Order whereas the Order itself stated many facts that were totally bogus and were not even in the court reporters records. The Order touched on things that were said before the court, but again the court reporters records showed no such thing was ever said. The court reporters records were accurate. It was this judges Order(s) that were a total sham and a violation of the 14th Amendment and the Judical Canons. These documents and many more are in a secure location. This is not the first time this has happened with this court and this judge. The Commission is aware of much more than the media is being made aware of. Members of the General Assembly, likewise, are aware of this judges conduct and certain lawyers who practice before here.

SLED is not needed in this matter.Nor or local FBI agents. However, and outside the state of SC and special appointed counsel is - or even a special selected Grand Jury to get to the bottom of this horribly messed up SC judicial system.

People are fed up with the mess and demand change from the good old boy system that is still very much alive and well in SC. Don't think so? Look at how the Thomas Ravenel case was handled. Look at how SC Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeal Toal just outright left the scene of two auto accidents she was involved in. Those matters are just a drop in the bucket as to what has been going on with these people in our judicial system.

But back to Segars-Andrews; there is much more on this judge that she has done and said which is being held in reserve. All of it paints a clear and vibrant picture, that she is not qualified to be addressed as "Your Honor" anymore.

11/28/2009 3:17 AM EST on Post and Courier
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Unethical_Lawyer s

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#26 Dec 21, 2009
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harpo wrote:
From what I read from people who've dealt with this
judge, the number of 'mistakes' range much higher than
just one. We hold judges to a higher standard, as we
should, and a mistake of this magnitude is quite enough
to disqualify her.

I would like to see an immediate removal rather than
a failure to reappoint down the line. I've just read
too many posts from people describing what basically
sounds like a rude tyrant. Where there's smoke there
is usually fire.
11/28/2009 1:22 AM EST on Post and Courier
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Time To Audit

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#29 Jan 3, 2010
Looks to me with so much mudslinging, SC citizens should demand an audit- just like the recent one conducted in California. California State Senator Mark Leno did just that with the family courts in CA this past July. Makes perfect sense to me. If you have nothing to hide, then you should have nothing to fear.

If you're interested in reading more you can Google "Joint Committee Approves Senator Leno’s Family Court Audit Request" and that will get you started. It's also found on the Senator's webpage http://dist03.casen.govoffice.com/index.asp ... under "News Room" dated July 2, 2009.

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/v ...
I B 4 Dat Fush

Union, SC

#30 Feb 9, 2010
Show Segars-Andrews just how much you love her. Send Chuckie a Valentine Card.
Go Away

United States

#31 Mar 23, 2010
And that's the way the cookie crumbles for a tyrant who has been shielded from public exposure way too long.

NEXT?
Lilly Collette

Mount Pleasant, SC

#32 Mar 24, 2010
I cast a vote for Jack A... Landis to be Next One To Go!
stand828

Sterling Heights, MI

#33 Mar 24, 2010
The "elephant in the room" was likely Jean Toal's ego...

Honestly, what won't she do to protect the all important "judicial independence" nonsense? This has nothing to do with that. I'm all for judges being able to rule without considering political pressure. But whether elected by the legislature or the public, politics plays a role.

Toal rightfully thinks that if the public elects judges, judges couldn't be protected by self-regulation or the "good ol' boy" system that puts them there. They would actually be accountable for once, and that scares the hell out of her.

I don't think Segars-Andrews should remain on the bench, but she presented a strong argument regarding the JMSC in this case. I think both sides were right, but only one could win. So in the end Toal had to make a choice: toss her long-time friend and supporter Segars-Andrews under the bus, or risk angering legislators and possibly destroying the process used for so long to put and keep friends and family on the bench. It probably took her all of three seconds to decide what to do. Sorry, Charlie...

Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2010/03/24/1213837/sc...
Hmmmmmmmmm

Charleston, SC

#37 Nov 27, 2011
This is what goes on when you get a divorce?!
Gim Jenson

Stuart, FL

#38 Dec 15, 2011
Remember me Greg Burkey I remember you?
Unethical_Lawyer s

Charleston, SC

#39 Jan 16, 2012
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gal2000

5:44 AM on 11/22/2009

I can say this...she is not my first choice to go up against in her court room. I know that their jobs are tough, and they can get tarnished, callused, and at times burnout, but there is no need to be rude and condescending. I cringe at times knowing that when I have to go to Charleston Courts, I may have to go in front of her. Usually one can check the Charleston County Court Docket on-line to see if your case is scheduled in front of a particular judge, but they do shuffle it at times...does anyone else experience that who has to try a case in Charleston?

Question to readers who have to deal with family courts...why, or is it me who notices this, where she gets to stay put "most" of the time on the bench in Charleston, and not travel as most of the other judges do?

Frankly, she is the only one family court judge that I particularly do not like to go up against...not because of her judicial skills, but her attitude, and the way she treats people. It's similar to a physician who may be a great physician in medicine, but has horrible "bed-side" manners, and in this case "judicial manners".

And, I must point this out that poster {lillycollette} has been making her pleas about the Charleston Family Court Judicial Judges for a very long time, and I have this "gut" feeling {lilly} that this is going to be brought out like the last time, and then quietly swept under and forgotten, but then again, I hope that I'm proved to be wrong this time.
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Charleston, SC

#40 Jan 16, 2012
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sardis1200

3:30 AM on 11/22/2009

"McConnell said the commission is seeing more such complaints, as residents unhappy with a judge's performance seek redress through political, rather than legal, means.

"This is a manifestation of what is occurring," McConnell said. "Over the years, more and more people have started to testify against candidates."

South Carolina needs to have public judicial elections, like they do in 48 other states. With accountability to someone other than their well-connected legislator pals, judges might actually clean up their acts and bring some integrity back to the bench. Of course, with Jean Toal leading by example (or swerving, if she's driving drunk), that's probably asking too much...
Unethical_Lawyer s

Charleston, SC

#41 Jan 16, 2012
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sardis1200

3:14 AM on 11/22/2009

Segars-Andrews was about the rudest judge I've ever appeared before. Garfinkel and Creech are close, but Charlie wins. Good riddance!
The People Won

New York, NY

#42 Dec 14, 2013
She was obviously a far left liberal wacked out judge who should have been sent to prison for some of her behind the scenes hanky panky. Good she got brought down. It is a strike against the lawless rogues in SC judicial system.
Agent X19

New York, NY

#43 Dec 29, 2013
Removed family court judge Segars Andrews' church under secret investigation. 2014 is going to be another interesting year for the Charleston County Family Court, it seems.
This Is Shocking

Providence, UT

#46 Jul 11, 2014
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Charleston lawyer D. Dusty Rhoades said it's not surprising his colleagues would rally around an embattled judge.
"It's a no-lose deal for any attorney because you can curry favor with a judge in question so that if they win, you can hope that's going to carry over to better treatment. And if they lose, there's no retribution," Rhoades said. "I call it 'Not a Moment in Courage.' "
In replying to Mr. Rhoades comments….Is he part of the supporters or part of the dissenters? He is not too clear with his statement. Could it be that since he is no longer practicing at the family court he can afford to make it sound like he’s neutral? But, anybody that has sat opposite of him in Judge Andrews’s courtroom knows that he has been one of the greatest benefactors of Segars-Andrews egregious rulings‼!
11/28/2009 11:10 PM EST on Post and Courier
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newstoday wrote:
Dr. Gregory Adams, a University of South Carolina law professor who focuses on judicial ethics, said Segars-Andrews erred in that ruling, an error that she later admitted. But failing to reappoint her because of the error would be a tragic overreaction.
Perhaps DR. Gregory Adams should do some investigating or just read the blogs submitted in regard to the conclusion issued by the Judicial Merit Selection Commission. It is widely represented where Judge Segars-Andrews actively engages in judicial misconduct and disregards the laws of the state and applies her own laws to rulings that adversely affect or victimize those seeking fairness and justice from the court.
These so called errors are simple cover-ups for the fragrant abuse of powers demonstrated and numerous times over-ruled by the appellate court.
Segars-Andrews rulings are a travesty of justice and to allow her to remain seated when she was found unfit to serve is unwise. By not punishing her actions would constitute a gross disservice to the community!
11/28/2009 10:50 PM EST on Post and Courier
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babeegurl wrote:
She wouldn't even look at my husbands documents that would help his case and neither would Garfinkle when he went in front of him. They just rule on people's lives without caring how it affects them or anyone else. I am so disgusted to see we are not the only ones who have seen this first hand. We should not be treated like this from them. Something really needs to be done about these horrible judges. I hope this comment section is read and sees something isn't right! So much for JUSTICE for the JUSTICE system yeah right!!!!!
11/28/2009 5:29 PM EST on Post and Courier
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wildbillz50 wrote:
After reading these comments there are PLENTY more people who have not 'voiced' their opinion .OK P&C,Get some guts and run an article ASKING people who had had to deal with this arrogant woman(GARFINKLE TOO,he isn't any better!)and I BET you'll find MANY who were wronged by this court.It is my opinion that IF one holds a law degree,He/she CANNOT be a judge.LAWYERS ARE ONE OF A KIND AND THEY STICK TOGETHER!MONEY-HUNGRY SCUM-BAGS ARE WHAT MOST OF YOU ARE !!!
11/28/2009 4:40 PM EST on Post and Courier
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What a story!!!!! How on earth was this woman allowed to be a judge for so long? Why did the Post and Courier try to protect her? This is just totally shocking! Absolutely a reckless disregard for due process and the rule of law by this woman! She should be in prison!
evil women

Providence, UT

#47 Sep 14, 2014
This court systems must be a cesspool. Its the one Congressman Sanford's bitter vindictive hateful ex wife is using.

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