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Michelle "Lowney" MacDonald is an attorney in the trenches for 29 years, helping thousands of people before hundreds of judges at all levels, including the United States Supreme Court as managing attorney for MacDonald Law Firm, LLC. She was a judge in small claims court and a family court referee. Before taking Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's case pro bono, Michelle had a spiritual calling to "Abolish Family Court in One Year". Why do that? She made her living litigating families. But if it means her job, the evidence that family court must go is found in "The World's Last Custody Trial." Michelle founded Family Innocence, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping families out of court: resolving conflicts and injustices peacefully. Michelle is recognized as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable attorneys. Michelle graduated cum laude from Boston College, receiving her BA degree in Communications and English. She earned her law degree from Suffolk University, and completed the program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School. Michelle was Republican endorsed to run for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, garnering 47% of the votes, and aspires to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. Michelle is married with four children.
Since 2010, Michael Volpe has dedicated himself to exposing the wrongdoing of the powerful as a freelance investigative journalist. In 2012, Michael was keynote speaker for the Eugene V. Katz Award at the Center for Immigration Studies. His 2013 expose of Rosilyn Wells, who was an Affordable Care Act navigator despite an arrest warrant, made national headlines. His series of articles on the Memphis VA Medical Center in 2014 and 2015 were featured on the O'Reilly Factor and helped lead to the dismissal of the hospital's director. Since late 2013, he's focused on corruption in the family court system. He was the only journalist to examine Judge Lisa Gorcyca's ---notorious for the Tsimhoni case---other cases, exposing three other cases with similar lack of due process. His books include "Prosecutors Gone Wild: the Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni and Louise Marshall; "The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers"; and "Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney's Kafkaesque Divorce."
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and the World's Last Custody Trial
Michelle MacDonald, Michael Volpe
In this true crime story, it's the family court system that's criminal. Attorney Michelle MacDonald sues a Judge for violating mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki's civil rights, and the next day is forced to proceed with Sandra's child custody trial while "under arrest"--- in handcuffs, a wheelchair, with no shoes, no glasses, no files, and no client. And did we mention that the children had run away? Later, this mother of 5 with no criminal record is jailed with a murderer, the missing teens turn up after two years, and a history of violence and criminal activity by her dangerous ex-husband is ignored. Since her children were found, Sandra's tragic family story has received international attention. With he said/she said accusations and confusing terms like "parental alienation", the truth may seem difficult to reach. It's a story of domestic violence, family court corruption and a compliant media, including ABC's 20/20, covering up the whole sordid tale.
- Publication Date:
- 1539370313 / 9781539370314
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Law / Family Law / Divorce & Separation