As you know, the Nov 2, 2009 hearing did not succeed. The state lost to CASA in bringing back my granddaughter to me and her sister who has suffered without her. We, parents, and I, called the parents attorneys over and over again to do the appeal. They agreed to file it. The order of denial was entered on December 14, 2009. I just learned that both attorneys "joined" in the appeal and did not file it on time.
Now, I am told, the father's attorney is filing for an extension. Will the extension be approved? ...or not?
This is justice in Stevens County. A child is at stake and a one-page motion for an appeal cannot be done in a 30-day time span. The attorneys stated the appeal would be filed in time and was not.
Once again, our system is failing in Stevens County and the welfare of the child is not important. When will justice prevail? I pray the legislative bills that are going to be proposed on January 21, 2010 at 3:30 PM will be important enough to place as a priority in this state.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Government...Using its Power...To Push Aside The Poor
You will remember Barbara Mowery of near Colville, WA. Small town...not a lot of money...easy harvesting. The department lied about her and brought up her former husband's "possible use" of marijuana against her. (She divorced the guy 30 years ago and he has been dead 20 years.) The department said it saw the light and then argued to the judge that the 3 year-old-blond-non drug affected-girl be returned to her grandmother. The CASA disagreed. The uneducated cowboy CASA won out in court. Mowery had been threatened by the department that if she did not give up the baby they would also take her 10 year-old granddaughter. I received this from Barbara today: