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To: steplock

I was an expert witness supporting the Arkansas regulation prohibiting homosexuals from being foster parents, on the basis of the best interests of the children. But the judge struck down the regulation prohibiting foster parenting by households with a homosexually behaving adult (Howard vs. CWARB case).

I found the trial of Howard v. CWARB to be utterly corrupt because both the plaintiffs and the state were represented by attorneys affiliated with the ACLU. The ACLU brought the plaintiffs case against the state. The state Child Welfare Board was represented by an active ACLU member, namely Kathy Hall.

I know for a fact that the Arkansas Bar has an ongoing investigation of Kathy Hall for this apparent gross conflict of interest. The Arkansas Bar is currently investigating the way in which Kathy Hall very clearly appears to have sabotaged the state's defense.

In another recent Arkansas case involving a homosexual youth, ACLU's Leslie Cooper (plaintiff's lawyer for Howard v. CWARB) and Kathy Hall (defendant's lawyer for Howard v. CWARB) served as co-counsel. I discovered the facts of this on the ACLU website.

I am shocked that Judge Tim Fox did not declare a mistrial because he was notified about this conflict of interest by another attorney in October. The CWARB and the Governor should file for a mistrial because ACLU activist attorneys were representing both the plaintiff and the defendant (the state) in Howard v. CWARB.

Because of their conduct, I just filed suit in Federal Court in Arkansas today against Kathy Hall and the other ACLU attorneys involved in this case.

Unfortunately in his written decision, Judge Tim Fox overlooked the scientific studies I presented as an expert witness in the case that show that the majority of foster children have psychological disorders resulting from their losses and maltreatment, and that any increased source of stress interferes with recovery from psychological disorder. This evidence clearly pertains to the welfare of the foster children which ran counter to the Judge's legal basis for his ruling in which he said the regulation was enforcing morality and did not pertain to the welfare of the child (which is probably why he ignored the scientific evidence I presented).

I hope you can get the truth out to the public on this scandal.

Sincerely,

George A. Rekers, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
University of South Carolina School of Medicine


42 posted on 12/30/2004 8:54:04 PM PST by University Professor (An expert psychological witness on this court case)
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To: University Professor
What about the testimony of witnesses who said that foster children in the same household as a homosexual adult were no less well adjusted than other foster children? Did you think that it was invalid, or should the judge have disregarded it all in favor of yours simply because you're special?

From the stories that I read, the judge did not just rule on "public morality", but also found that children in such households weren't adversely affected.

It would seem to me that the judge didn't simply "disregard" your testimony, as you claim, but that he took the word of the plaintiff witnesses over yours. It might help your credibility if your tailored your arguments to that fact rather than distorting the nature of the ruling.
43 posted on 12/30/2004 10:51:10 PM PST by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!Ah, but)
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To: University Professor

Thanks for that first hand report. It sounds like you have uncovered a serious problem. That is what I love about the Freeper network- we have lot's of reporters on the scene


49 posted on 12/31/2004 4:49:16 PM PST by Ahban
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