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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Jungian Jurisprudence In Fulton County, NY

It’s not new news, but it’s important news. In 2005 Fulton County Family Court Judge David F. Jung sentenced four people to jail time, without their being present in the court room and without their having any legal representation. In some of the cases, the defendant was already incarcerated in another jail and had little control over whether or not he or she could make it to Fulton County Family Court at the appointed time. In all four cases, either Supreme Court Judge Richard T. Aulisi or Judge Sise released the defendant and chastised Jung.

Two of the defendants, Karrie Foote and Angelic Constantino, had their cases heard by the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in late February after Fulton County challenged Judge Aulisi’s decision to release these two women. Fulton County has paid $7,000 so far to support Jung, which seems to me to be a waste of taxpayers’ money. Furthermore, Foote and Constantino have lawsuits against Fulton County.

The Appellate Division will be handing down a decision regarding Jung’s actions sometime this month. Let’s hope they use the U.S. Constitution to decide on Jung’s actions and not Jungian Psychology.

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