At a virtual court hearing over child support in Chicago, a mother was blindsided by a judge who went off script and took matters into his own hands.
Judge James Shapiro of Cook County started off the hearing asking the mother if she was vaccinated. The mother was not vaccinated as her primary care doctors had advised her against the vaccine as she has had serious reactions to previous vaccinations. The Father of the child was also asked and he is vaccinated.
The judge abruptly made an unprecedented decision and banned the mother from seeing her 11-year-old until she got vaccinated for COVID.
The mother and her attorney have filed a petition to appeal the decision. They view the judges actions as extremely overreaching. The Father had not even asked about vaccination status or cared about it. This was 100% a view point of the judge forcing people to comply with their own beliefs.
Judges need to be held accountable. This is outrageous. Imagine the next time you go to court a judge thinks you should lose the case purely because you don’t believe Nickelback is the greatest band ever. Judges cannot and should not be able to function this way.