When Jane and John Q , and others like them , started websites and blogs , in an effort to expose the reality of family court , most courts dismissed them as "crazy " and disgruntled. Santa Clara County even filed legal documents in federal court calling these blogs and emails "unsubstantiated", in an effort to prevent their use in court cases, while at the same time court staff, judges and lawyers went on a virtual witch-hunt campaign across the county accusing litigants up and down the state of being connected to, or authoring these sites.
Joe Sweeney was jailed in Contra Costa County for his family law blog postings and in Santa Clara County lawyers tried to pin associations with this blog on several female litigants, none whom did more than contact the website .
The Potts have tried to subpoena Facebook records related to this blog, and Santa Clara County Judge Arand appears to be willing to let them, over protecting the law and First Amendment Rights, and perhaps Arand doesn't want anyone diving into her family court or DA connection records.
Pressure did not stop as Santa Clara Court staff and judges secretly hoped after the media circus surrounding Judge Persky caused the county to move him from criminal to civil courts. What courts may have dubbed protests and "inconvenient" free speech movements in past, is now finally getting larger public attention and support and without the help of main stream media.
Judge complaints that were mostly ignored, or nothing more than a speed bump for the judicial immunity GET AWAY car, may look different based on the efforts of Jane and John Q , and the thousands of supporters who are moving this website and others like it to a position to that is bound to cause dysfunctional courts worry.
The "little guys" have evolved. Small groups once cut off by lack of information and connection to others, now have the web, and social media; a place the government can't control and that organically evolves. Powered by the First Amendment.
What mainstream media wouldn't help with, social hacktivists and modern reformers will.
Supporters of Jane and John Q now number in the tens of thousands, the group is organized and is a threat to the back alley Kangaroo justice unleashed in family courts for the past two decades. And Courts are now paying attention to these "unsubstantiated" websites as a real threat to their tax payer gravy train ride.
Jane and John Q Schedule 2017 Pro Per Boot Camps
Mock Family Court Hearings - To benefit a Pro Per Divorce Litigants
Court Watcher Training- Training Witnesses and Watchers of Family Court Judges
Editing Services and Resources- Assistance with Complaints Lodged against judges and lawyers in family court cases.
In 2017 Jane and John Q will also be collaborating with others to assist pro per family law litigants navigate the appeals and complaints process with an eye to reforming family courts to ensure legal parity and fairness in the state's monopoly over property division and custody matters.
2017 Looks to be the year of the revolution that will change our family courts forever.