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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Addicted19034 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 12 2013 at 1:44pm
Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

 Why were they fighting over his last name? Why wouldnt she want him to have the fathers last name.... Im a lot more interested in that story....


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They have multiple kids right?

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This is crazy, this shows how racism is alive and well.  If a white woman had named her child the same name, this judge would have done nothing.  She might have had her own personal views but it would not have gone this far. 
 
All the crazy names out here, and she wants to change this name.  I watched OWN and their was a show with a black woman named La'Killa.  I thought wow, now that is a unique name, not one for my child but every parent has a RIGHT to name their child as desired.  As long as the name is not obviously negative such as naming your female child a curse word (Xitch) etc.  It is no one's business.
 
I do feel that sometimes a name can affect future employment.  Some office can determine the race by the name on the resume, which I never liked.
 
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I would appeal .

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well it went down hill when they went to the judge to settle the name of the child in the first place

names are subjective and the judge put his subjective opinion into it

they should have handled this privately


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Tenn. judge who changed baby’s ‘Messiah’ name charged with code of conduct violation

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, October 25, 2:26 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An East Tennessee magistrate who ordered a baby’s name changed from Messiah to Martin has been charged with violating the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct.

Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change during a paternity hearing in Newport on Aug. 8.


At the time, the parents were disputing the 8-month-old baby’s surname. Mother, Jaleesa Martin, hoped to keep the name she had given the boy— Messiah Deshawn Martin — and father, Jawaan McCullough, wanted the baby to bear his last name.

Ballew surprised both parents by ordering the baby’s name be changed to Martin Deshawn McCullough, saying the name Messiah was not in the baby’s best interest. Her written order said “’Messiah’ is a title that is held only by Jesus Christ.”

“Labeling this child ‘Messiah’ places an undue burden on him that as a human being, he cannot fulfill,” the order said.

That decision was overturned in Cocke County Chancery Court the following month, with the judge saying that Ballew’s ruling violated the U.S. Constitution.

On Wednesday, a panel of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct filed formal charges against Ballew.

Among other things, the code requires that judges perform all duties without bias or prejudice based on religion.

Ballew has 30 days to answer the charges.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/tenn-judge-who-changed-babys-messiah-name-charged-with-code-of-conduct-violation/2013/10/25/8a9233ae-3da2-11e3-b0e7-716179a2c2c7_story.html

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good for his punk ass
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Good. These judges are out of control.
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YEA OK. 
then they need to go thru thousands of birth certificates and start renaming shaqueefa - mary.
knock it off judge
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I think its a very dumb name, but no one has a right to tell people what to name their children.
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This judge had to much time on his hands.
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