NYS Secretary of State uilaterally amends State Constitution.
WHY? What authority?
In scoop #27, I addressed the issue of the appointment of hearing examiners, now support magistrates, violates the NYS Constititution. At the time of my appeal and to the present, the NYS State Constitution Art. 6, §13 states:
[Family Court established, composition; elections and appointment of judges; jurisdiction]
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27 – NYS Support Magistrates Violate State Constitution
In 1988, I had my attorney file my first appeal after I was tried, convicted and sentenced to jail in a closed court proceeding that deprived me of my constitutional right to a jury trial. He raised two issues. 1. I could not afford to pay what was ordered as it was more than my income. 2. That the office of hearing examiner violated the composition of the NYS Constitution, Art 6, §13 that states: [Family Court established, composition; elections and appointment of judges; jurisdiction]
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New York State in its divorce packet papers demands that in the Judgment of Divorce, that the parties state their addresses and social security numbers. Why should either party give out the other’s social security number because someone needs a copy of their divorce?
Even though this has been a requirement for years, I have conveniently left this information off in the Judgment of Divorce and until recently only one judge complained. Now the judges, especially the family court judges assigned to the supreme court for the divorce proceeding are demanding this information be in the Judgment of Divorce because it is in the NYS Divorce Packet forms.
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