What does it mean that judges are state actors? It means that the constitution applies to them and what they are doing to you. Many state judges have excused their illegal actions by claiming that custody suits are civil suits between private parties and therefore there is no state action to be limited. This is a Big Fat Lie!
The United States Supreme court definitively stated in 1948 that judges in purely civil cases, even where there are no state statutes being enforced, are state actors limited by the Fourteenth Amendment. This means that the United States Constitution undeniably applies in your child custody dispute and your state judge is duty bound to protect your constitutional rights whether they like it or not.
Federal courts have held state court judges to be state actors for 134 years in many different situations. However, one Texas Appellate Court wrote an opinion finding that a father had no constitutional right to the custody and care of his children because he improperly presumed there was state action in his case. The appellate court said there was no legal basis for the father’s presumption of state action and that his argument was wholly without merit. In the court’s own words, “There has been no ‘state action’ in this case; rather, this was a private suit between two individuals concerning issues of divorce and child custody.”
This made me so mad I decided to slap this court around a bit and expose publicly the Lies That Family Courts Tell. State judges have no problem picking on parents, so I felt it was time that parents have someone standing up for them.If you want to witness a state appellate court being schooled by a parent and get what you need to school your own judge, then you need to read this book!