Recognize this man? This is Judge Allen (actually Richard [Dick] Allen) Baddour's dad, the recently resigned UNC of Chapel Hill athletic director Dick Baddour making the rounds at the Atlantic Coast Conference women's swimming and diving championships in 2007.
Did Baddour also wear such jewelry at league ethics meetings or before the NCAA infractions committee? The photo comes to us from the fine 850 The Buzz, which has a larger version, and they provide evidence that the image has not been altered.
In Outlier Magazine's November article entitled "Judge Allen Baddour is a Sexual Predator's Get Out of Jail Free Card?" we raised the issue of Baddour's decision to allow sexual predators to have unrestricted access to churches with on-site childcare. We questioned his myopic decision making ability, in that he focused on the sexual predator's right to worship, but did not consider the simple solution of saying they could worship at the overwhelming number of houses of worship without on-site childcare.
Now, we have discovered that he also ruled that because a Chatham County man was convicted of sex offenses before the state adopted a monitoring law, he does not have to wear a satellite tracking monitor.
Justice demands that "we the people" be represented by judges that often find themselves "tortured" in deciding the questions of law that arise in criminal cases.
Although they may feel the rage that the rest of us feel towards the accused, they nevertheless must reach a tortured decision and safeguard the rights of the defendant. However, judges like Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour isn't one of those "To Kill a Mockingbird" judges, sent down from central casting.
On Monday, November 28, 2011, Judge Baddour ruled that evidence about the murder of Abhijit Mahato can be introduced during the trial of Lawrence Lovette. Lovette is the defendant accused of first degree murder in the shooting death of Eve Carson.
Superior Court Judge "Richard" Allen Baddour, Jr. ruled that two parts of a North Carolina general statute aimed at protecting children from child molesters are unconstitutionally vague and unconstitutionally overbroad.
Baddour said in his opinion the statues infringe on the constitutionally protected right to worship. However, Baddour failed to address why child molesters could not simply worship at the overwhelming number of churches that do not provide on-premise childcare.
His decision came after authorities arrested registered sex offender James Nichols for attending a Baptist church outside of Raleigh because the church provided on-premise childcare.
A new blog has been formed to (among other things) target the record of certain judges in the upcoming 2012 and 2014 North Carolina Judicial Elections.
Most voters go to the polls in North Carolina with little or no knowledge of who these judges are. (http://outliermagazine.blogspot.com) Outlier Magazine seeks to change that dynamic.
First up Judge Allen Baddour of Chatham, Orange, Wake and any other county they assign him to. An investigation reveals that even though he makes around 4 times what the average North Carolina resident makes, Judge Baddour has WILLFULLY failed to pay his overdue property taxes in the amount of $7,662.96.
Baddour is also under investigation by the State Board of Elections, for violations of campaign finance disclosure laws dealing with his judicial campaign in which he won by only 45 votes.
Submitted by Betsy J. Wolfenden on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 7:14pm
On July 13, 2010, the Honorable Allen Baddour, 15-B Superior Court Judge, dismissed all criminal charges against a defendant after 15-B Chief District Court Judge, Joseph M. Buckner, increased the defendant's bond from $1,000 to $25,000, after the defendant gave notice in open court of his intent to appeal Judge Buckner's judgment and sentence.
According to Judge Baddour, the defendant's constitutional right to due process required a dismissal of the charges when Judge Buckner increased the defendant's bond without making any findings of fact, contrary to the United States and North Carolina Constitutions, established law and local rules of court.
While Judge Baddour declined to find that Judge Buckner's conduct was "actually" vindictive or retaliatory, he did find that his conduct had the effect of deterring the defendant from exercising his constitutional right to a jury trial.
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