Why is BOWLING still a judge?

Why is BOWLING still a judge?

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Lambert

United States

#1 Mar 29, 2012
While only one example, 2009-CA-000189-ME is pretty typical of the shoddy work done while in Circuit Court. This case involved the callous and unwarranted termination of a Father's parenting rights in flagrant violation of well-established law. As the appellate court noted, this involved a fundamental liberty interest - one of the highest level of rights the law provides. It took "clear and convincing evidence" to make the ruling Bowling proposed. Yet, in the strongest language the appellate court uses, it was pointedly noted that not even the most basic level of proof was met. Yet Bowling told a man who the evidence clearly showed had always supported his child that the child would be up for adoption. After much time and extra expense, this legal catastrophe was corrected - no thanks to Bowling.

As a lawyer, Bowling was mediocre at best. In District Court he was right at home with the drunks and pillheads but clearly out of his league at the Circuit level. His local political connections got him the job and, in usual Bell County fashion, managed to let him slide along for years serving up this kind of junk.

Now the taxpayers get to reward him with a nice income for even less work than he did before. Our top justices need to take a hard look at who they allow in this senior judge program. We already had one from Clay County bite the dust. Maybe a little more housekeeping is in order.
Thankful

Winchester, KY

#2 Mar 29, 2012
Lambert wrote:
While only one example, 2009-CA-000189-ME is pretty typical of the shoddy work done while in Circuit Court. This case involved the callous and unwarranted termination of a Father's parenting rights in flagrant violation of well-established law. As the appellate court noted, this involved a fundamental liberty interest - one of the highest level of rights the law provides. It took "clear and convincing evidence" to make the ruling Bowling proposed. Yet, in the strongest language the appellate court uses, it was pointedly noted that not even the most basic level of proof was met. Yet Bowling told a man who the evidence clearly showed had always supported his child that the child would be up for adoption. After much time and extra expense, this legal catastrophe was corrected - no thanks to Bowling.
As a lawyer, Bowling was mediocre at best. In District Court he was right at home with the drunks and pillheads but clearly out of his league at the Circuit level. His local political connections got him the job and, in usual Bell County fashion, managed to let him slide along for years serving up this kind of junk.
Now the taxpayers get to reward him with a nice income for even less work than he did before. Our top justices need to take a hard look at who they allow in this senior judge program. We already had one from Clay County bite the dust. Maybe a little more housekeeping is in order.
So much stupidity squirts out of the mouth of those who have hate in their hearts. Your mindless comments show the bias that comes from your mouth when you yourself try to make the untruth into the truth. You are also mediocre in you story telling. So whom should we believe.
Overruled

United States

#3 Mar 31, 2012
The Appellate Court was right.
meow

United States

#4 Apr 1, 2012
Thankful wrote:
<quoted text> So much stupidity squirts out of the mouth of those who have hate in their hearts. Your mindless comments show the bias that comes from your mouth when you yourself try to make the untruth into the truth. You are also mediocre in you story telling. So whom should we believe.
Public record is biased?
Concerned

Murray, KY

#5 Apr 7, 2012
Lambert wrote:
While only one example, 2009-CA-000189-ME is pretty typical of the shoddy work done while in Circuit Court. This case involved the callous and unwarranted termination of a Father's parenting rights in flagrant violation of well-established law. As the appellate court noted, this involved a fundamental liberty interest - one of the highest level of rights the law provides. It took "clear and convincing evidence" to make the ruling Bowling proposed. Yet, in the strongest language the appellate court uses, it was pointedly noted that not even the most basic level of proof was met. Yet Bowling told a man who the evidence clearly showed had always supported his child that the child would be up for adoption. After much time and extra expense, this legal catastrophe was corrected - no thanks to Bowling.
As a lawyer, Bowling was mediocre at best. In District Court he was right at home with the drunks and pillheads but clearly out of his league at the Circuit level. His local political connections got him the job and, in usual Bell County fashion, managed to let him slide along for years serving up this kind of junk.
Now the taxpayers get to reward him with a nice income for even less work than he did before. Our top justices need to take a hard look at who they allow in this senior judge program. We already had one from Clay County bite the dust. Maybe a little more housekeeping is in order.
Jim Bowling is neither a MAN nor a JUDGE. The example he has set in both these areas have well established these facts. The particular case that you have mentioned here shows the level of corruption that runs throughout his life both on and off the bench. This particular injustice was done right before his retirement. It was well planned and coordinated with the mother and her lawyer who were attempting to rob this father of his parental rights. Ex parte communications with the mothers lawyer and behind the scenes wranglings show the depth of corruption that ran throughout this case. Not to mention the violation of the rights of the father.

Jim Bowling is at home with the pillheads and drunks as you have stated. Birds of a feather flock together. His level of disingenuousness, and hypocrisy as no bounds.

He should not be sitting on the bench for any reason.
observer

United States

#6 Apr 7, 2012
As with the guy in Clay County, it almost takes some action by outside authority to get the attention of the state court system. The Chief Justice should take a hard look at system he is supposed to lead. I find it hard to believe he would condone half of the stuff Bowling has pulled if he had to confront it. We get absolute incompetence hidden behind "judicial discretion". But good luck getting anyone's attention until it all hits the fan. With Bowling I look for that to happen about any time now. He hasn't learned much over the years - including how to hide some of his "recreational" activities.
Remember

United States

#7 Apr 7, 2012
Bowling and F Helton just there to protect the crooks back in the day and now.these people have names on buildings but we know their names for what they have done to people especially the innocent and those wronged by the system.They take up for the big companies and the crooks.I am glad God is not persuaded by money or special interest

“Kool-Aid”

Since: Dec 11

Jonestown S.Africa

#8 Apr 7, 2012
Is he still a cokehead?20 years ago he was a booger sugar junkie

Since: Jun 11

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#9 Apr 7, 2012
Oh come on ppl don't do stupid stuff to land urself in front of a judge and then talk shit about him like its his fault u got there in the first place. Bowling is a good man so get off it!
Bennett

Crown Point, IN

#10 Apr 8, 2012
Can't wait til he makes a phone call, pulls these IP addresses and drops the hammer on you slanderous lying morons. Jim Bowling is a good man, but as typical, anyone who has worked hard and achieved success is reduced to dirt by the incompetent herd of Bell County.
Pie r Round

United States

#11 Apr 8, 2012
Bennett wrote:
Can't wait til he makes a phone call, pulls these IP addresses and drops the hammer on you slanderous lying morons. Jim Bowling is a good man, but as typical, anyone who has worked hard and achieved success is reduced to dirt by the incompetent herd of Bell County.
And what will they find a Wifi location. Yee ha Go out to Pelanchos and get online for free.Even morons can do it and all you can trace is the location not the hundreds of people who use it everyday. Good luck savvy little tech person.
Farmer

Seattle, WA

#12 Apr 8, 2012
hahagirl2011 wrote:
Oh come on ppl don't do stupid stuff to land urself in front of a judge and then talk shit about him like its his fault u got there in the first place. Bowling is a good man so get off it!
And which Bowling are you? LOL
eLBOW rOOM

United States

#13 Apr 8, 2012
Bennett wrote:
Can't wait til he makes a phone call, pulls these IP addresses and drops the hammer on you slanderous lying morons. Jim Bowling is a good man, but as typical, anyone who has worked hard and achieved success is reduced to dirt by the incompetent herd of Bell County.
Here, start with this one. 192.168.6.68

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#14 Apr 8, 2012
Farmer wrote:
<quoted text>
And which Bowling are you? LOL
Thanks but I am not a bowling not related to him in any way just have known him for several years now and he has showed me nothing but respect. Actually my sister was under him in drug court and she will tell u it was the best thing for her. He was tough on her and pushed her to be better and she is drug free still.
clerk

United States

#15 Apr 9, 2012
Your personal experience has little to do with the big picture on what goes on around the court house. Most people never get to see behind those closed doors.
White Powder

United States

#16 Apr 11, 2012
SitHappened wrote:
Is he still a cokehead?20 years ago he was a booger sugar junkie
That record was supposed to be "expunged".
coolness

Corbin, KY

#17 Apr 14, 2012
"That record was supposed to be "expunged"."

Yeah I'm sure you would know that buddy. See most people in Bell County are too stupid to understand that there was another man with the same exact name that lived in Harrogate, well HE had a cocaine problem. But, people much like yourself are unwilling to differentiate between two people with the same name.
reporter

United States

#18 Apr 14, 2012
coolness wrote:
"That record was supposed to be "expunged"."
Yeah I'm sure you would know that buddy. See most people in Bell County are too stupid to understand that there was another man with the same exact name that lived in Harrogate, well HE had a cocaine problem. But, people much like yourself are unwilling to differentiate between two people with the same name.
So which one was serving weekends in Tazewell and came to court in a bad mood Monday mornings? There was a long stretch where an appointee was signing warrants and such. Was that just an extended fishing trip?
Tyson

United States

#19 Apr 14, 2012
coolness wrote:
"That record was supposed to be "expunged"."
Yeah I'm sure you would know that buddy. See most people in Bell County are too stupid to understand that there was another man with the same exact name that lived in Harrogate, well HE had a cocaine problem. But, people much like yourself are unwilling to differentiate between two people with the same name.
Doubt they had the exact name. Only know of one James L. Bowling, JR.
empty robe

United States

#20 Apr 18, 2012
This guy has made a joke of that job. Even more than usual.

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