Judge Byrd reprimanded in Wilson County case

There are 164 comments on the Macon County Times story from Sep 19, 2007, titled Judge Byrd reprimanded in Wilson County case. In it, Macon County Times reports that:

A ten member panel of state judges has issued a public reprimand for 15th Circuit Court Judge Clara Byrd due to her actions in a child custody case, the Associated Press reported last week.

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Pastor

Mooresville, NC

#45 Nov 15, 2011
She had it coming wrote:
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I am meeting an attorney this Friday to discuss a Civil Rights violation lawsuit against Judge Byrd. Keep your eyes and ears open because I will not bow down to this pathetic judge.
Publicize it if you do. I'd be glad to give a chilling deposition, free of charge.
Happy

Lebanon, TN

#46 Nov 16, 2011
Judge Byrd has done me very well, She gave me custody of my child and everything is great now. She is a blessing to me. SHe listened too all the facts and ruled wisely. Thank you Judge Byrd
Pastor

Hendersonville, NC

#47 Nov 16, 2011
I've listened to many causes before her. I don't think her heart is absolutely screwed in wrong. I find her quite intelligent and often very perceptive, intuitive even.

I do know however, that she will act irrationally, capriciously and even contumaciously in regards to a natural person's rights to due process, as will many Tennessee judges.

I will say, while proceeding pro-se, she voluntarily recused herself after not only denying my rights, but appearing even complicit in assisting two attorneys in out-right theft of my money.

Abusive discretion and judicial malfeasance at the very least.

Prior to her very wise self-recusal, she advised me,'you can sue the attorneys'.

Every bit was recorded.
Leslie

Newport, TN

#48 Nov 16, 2011
Pastor wrote:
I've listened to many causes before her. I don't think her heart is absolutely screwed in wrong. I find her quite intelligent and often very perceptive, intuitive even.
I do know however, that she will act irrationally, capriciously and even contumaciously in regards to a natural person's rights to due process, as will many Tennessee judges.
I will say, while proceeding pro-se, she voluntarily recused herself after not only denying my rights, but appearing even complicit in assisting two attorneys in out-right theft of my money.
Abusive discretion and judicial malfeasance at the very least.
Prior to her very wise self-recusal, she advised me,'you can sue the attorneys'.
Every bit was recorded.
Someone got out his Websters Dictionary and watched a few too many Law & Orders before posting this, I believe.....?
We are not impressed.
Concise

High Point, NC

#49 Nov 17, 2011
It's all a matter of both public and private record.

You need not be impressed, however, reading the many posts that I am to believe are posted by actual adults, it does not surprise me that the average would protest above 5th grade utilization of our very complex language.

There are good reasons why this nation's students do not even rank in the top ten against the rest of the world and the proof of such "outcome based" and "no child left behind" results are sadly evident.
ConstitutionLawO fTheLand

Stanley, NC

#50 Nov 19, 2011
Interesting thread to go with this. I think the lead article may be the kot calling the pettle black.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hendersonvill...

Please learn to read, write and increase your abilities to increase your comprehension of the written word.

It is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and yours.
Jeni

Mount Juliet, TN

#51 Nov 24, 2011
Judge Byrd ruled my 47yr old ex to pay only 220 a month for our son. He makes over 100K per year. Since that is all she thinks of my son and his needs, that's fine. But rest assured dear Judge, when you go back for re-election - I am going to make as much noise about what a shitty judge you are to everyone I can. If you are able to get re-elected, it won't be because I didn't contact every media source possible!
CaDad

Rocklin, CA

#52 Nov 25, 2011
No Matter what people, no one has the right to do what he did, to a boy or girl.
Personally, I think he should be horse whipped, disbarred, thrown into a deep dark cell somewhere to reflect on what he did.
Sentry Man

York, SC

#53 Nov 25, 2011
It never ceases to amaze me to hear how many BOYS are able to knock a gal up, making a screw trophy, and walk away for the paltry sum of 30/week, or 1560/year.

Now a man making six figures only having to pony up a bit more than that, to, I'll presume, the custodial mother, completely outrageous.

Does it ever appear there seems to be an agenda to break down families and make people dependent on THE GOVERNMENT while giving them absolute authority over all common sense matters?
pac mom

Charlotte, NC

#54 Dec 13, 2011
LMAO @ sentry man! here's my dilemma.I was married for 7 years to a bully husband.. Divorced 3 years ago in front of judge Byrd. I was designated primary residential custodian and dad was given three consecutive weekends in a month. Completely reasonable or so it seemed. this jerk refused to maintain healthcare coverage leaving me with an extravagant amount of bills since our child has special needs. I was forced to get the child on Tenncare! he keeps raising he'll so we go to mediation. a settlement was made. 3 months later he's screwing with child support. Hmmmmm! It's not always the women..men can be real jerks and even bluntly ASSHOLES!
Pastor

Irmo, SC

#55 Dec 15, 2011
Well, did you learn anything?

You should have learned why the government has no business being involved in your marriage.

Study the Constitution, it does not empower the Government to meddle in such private affairs.

http://www.barefootsworld.net/consti16.html

Here is a quick quiz on the Constitution.

You didn't happen to read that contract you signed complying with the Social Security Administration Act of 1992, did you? You do know that is a United Kingdom Act of which the United States is bound by what appears to be Unconstitutionally signing it and forcing many to give unknowing implied consent, right?
Self Employed

Lebanon, TN

#56 Feb 1, 2012
So, if you are self employed... they will automatically say that you make $32,000 per year... but if you just want to be a fry guy (nothing wrong with that) you can say that is all the money you can make...$10 per hour.

So...$10 per hour x 40 hours =$400 or $320 after taxes... the $160 after the court takes half.

That's not me... but I had an awful past 2 years... and she said...$900 per month child support.
How does that work when the ex makes $60,000 and I made 20,000 last year???

OUT WITH BYRD!

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#57 Feb 3, 2012
Facts are facts. Almost every lawyer in Smith, Wilson, Trousdale, Macon and even Sumner Counties think Judge Byrd is an idiot who does not know the law and does what she wants. Even if you show her what is law she stubbornly refuses to obey it. How did someone like this become a circuit court judge?
grandmother

Lebanon, TN

#58 Feb 5, 2012
I want to join the campaign to have Judge Clara Byrd removed and/or no reelected. She is not competent to sit on the bench. I too have seen her in action and seen her ruling totally unjust. She is a poor excuse for our judicial system and its time for a change. Is there a campaign started?
Make it count

Mount Holly, NC

#59 Mar 19, 2012
Great judge during my divorce but after ex started more crap she wanted out..didn't make too much sense to me!

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#60 Mar 26, 2012
im not bashing her but i had her as a judge in a child support matter. she ordered the backpay in support with interest but did nothing to the father that didn't even appear in court. shouldn't he have gotten some form of contempt at least. he wasn't paying support nor did he show for the court date. well i have yet to see the money anyways and that was like 7yrs ago. oh well. but that was my dealings. he still didn't pay support even after that but i never took him back because what was the point in hiring an attorney to get an order if he wasn't gonna pay anyways. this guy is 15k behind in support and since he abandoned her my new husband adopted her but child support services won't collect on the amount due because i don't have a court order for the full amount just for the 5k with 12% and said they can't collect the interest. I'm not paying for another attorney just so child support services can try to collect. wished it was handled differently but its not the judges fault but i do wished she had punished him for not paying and especially for not showing when he was supenaed. oh well.
Resident

College Grove, TN

#61 Mar 29, 2012
I live here in Wilson County and hear horror story after horror story about her. My family is going through her court now. I do find her very unprofessional and not very knowledgeable. As soon as it hit 5:00pm she was out of there and would not hear the rest of our case. She told us to just get it reset. It cost $2k everytime we go court w/ our atty. Sadly there is a child who has been molested involved and she has left him at the house where he was being molested. I do believe she is pathetic and if you don't like the business of ruling for what is right then get off the bench!
INVESTIGATE IT

Lebanon, TN

#62 May 19, 2012
Wow you get 220, How nice my ex makes the same. But since he is self employed he can just bring in something signed by a secretary at the place he works saying he makes commission from his job so he maybe made 16,000. for the year. But actually he started his own business works for himself, and has made nearly 100,00 this year, but doesnt pay taxes and hasnt in three years. Now Judge Byrd ordered me to show proof of my income, statements from my taxes, and check stubbs so they could determine how much child support would be. She ordered based on my income of 17,000. and the fake income (here-say) income that he pay 20.00 a week. I have 2 children. Oh wait heres the good part, since he pays so little they did ask would he like to pay on the arrears of say 9,000, sure I'm a good dad let me pay 40 on that.

You have to wonder why he doesnt have a bank account, and hasnt in 3 years. We went to court 3 times he asked for a modification to reduce child support. Each time he won. He quit his job the day before each of the first 2 hearings, But Clara wasnt interested in hearing about that. She also wasnt interested in hearing that on the 3rd hearing to set support, he said he was just making commission, well if you just make commission dont you have check stubbs? Clara? Attorney? Something doesnt add up right. Show proof of income. Well that doesnt matter anyway your court orders dont mean anything Clara, he can pay what he wants, when he wants, you just mark you will be in contempt of court for fun, isnt that right. You dont really lose your licence, for not paying on time, or paying the correct amount, we will just come to court and I'll miss another 8 hours of work, and you will say to him, dont let me see you in here again.
My 14 year old wants to know how long its been since shes been to the grocery, or paid for school lunches, or field trips, How bout we give you 20.00 a week and you get them to and from school, buy groceries, provide clothes, pay for lunches at school. Oh and for the 40.00 were so lucky to get, it pays for the car he agreed to pay for in the divorce, he changed his mind since he had to pay child support. Thanks Clara for your outstanding Public service. Hopefully I will be able to provide you with the same service as you have provided me, as I to work for Wilson County.
Concerned mom

Buffalo, NY

#63 Dec 13, 2012
She had it coming wrote:
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I am meeting an attorney this Friday to discuss a Civil Rights violation lawsuit against Judge Byrd. Keep your eyes and ears open because I will not bow down to this pathetic judge.
If you have any suits or have had a suit against this judge please post as my son is going thru hell with this judge...he got him self a ne lawyer and she asked for a continuance and was flatly denied by his awful egotist all elitis judge. She is a poor excuses for a judge! Any info or responses greatly appreciated.
rights

United States

#65 Dec 17, 2012
Concerned mom wrote:
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If you have any suits or have had a suit against this judge please post as my son is going thru hell with this judge...he got him self a ne lawyer and she asked for a continuance and was flatly denied by his awful egotist all elitis judge. She is a poor excuses for a judge! Any info or responses greatly appreciated.
She destroyed a mother today in court and allowed a dead beat dad not pay child support and doesn't care if he abuses them. Judge Byrd is a c&@t and a hypocrite at church. She doesn't follow law.

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