Like the average Joe unfamiliar with the law, I thought that the cardinal qualities of a judge in the search for justice would be reason, equity and impartiality. Wrong! In family courts, creativity comes first. Everyday family courts judges unleashed treasures of imagination to protect the best interests of the child.
Check that one: in Illinois, Judge Edward Jordan single handedly invented a new type of restraining order at the request of a mother: barring a divorced father – Joseph Reyes- to expose his baby girl to any other religion but judaism. I guess the model that Judge Jordan was trying to emulate was Afghanistan, where there is a general restraining order on exposing children to any other religion but Islam. Joseph Reyes, a catholic, took her daughter to church. He wants his daughter to be exposed to his faith and that of his ex-wife. He might face prison charges for violating a court order.
One can only wish that Illinois voters will be wise enough not to reelect this pioneer of the dialogue between religions, and help him refresh his knowledge on human rights.