Once again Superior Court Judge Kevin Hull is under attack. This time for violating the ‘sovereign immunity’ of Indian Tribes.
Judge Hull is presiding over the custody hearing (battle) that pits spouse against spouse, child against child, child against parent, parent against child, State against families, public servants against the public, and the law against a judge, that continues to escalate in both allegations and tempers.
Behind this back-stabbing, finger-pointing, anger-inciting, tit-for-tat, drama that will decide the future “parents” of three young children, Miles Tejano Jr., Luis Anthony West and Phoenix Reising West, are the court appointed lawyers who have written the ‘script’, directed the actors, and are producing the movie … they are Peter Kay, WSBA #24331, of the WA State Attorney General’s office; Stephen Greer, WSBA #17166; Kerry Stevens, WSBA #15420; and Catherine Cruikshank, WSBA #16255.
The question is, what is behind this government intrusion into the lives of this family?
Luis Ewing, the father, believes it is ‘retaliation’ for him being a ‘tribal attorney’ and not a member of the WA State Bar. In fact Luis Ewing has nothing but disdain for WA State’s legal establishment. Mr. Ewing is an advocate for those who find themselves facing the WA State’s corrupt legal system and he fights for their rights in ways that ‘rub the system’ in the wrong way. He says that the “legal establishment” has been after him for years for his status as a tribal lawyer, which, he claims, gives him the right to practice law in WA courts — a claim that runs cold in the veins of the WA State Bar.
So now the “legal establishment” has his children and he believes they will use any and all means to remove him from practicing law even if it means using his children as leverage, or worse, putting him in jail under some courtroom scheme played out by the lawyers and judge.
But Mr. Ewing isn’t going down without a fight and he claims the “kidnapping of his children” is not only unjustified but is in violation of US-Indian treaties.
READ Mr. Ewing’s pleading on Indian Sovereignty. SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY
However these claims will likely fall on deaf ears in Judge Hull. In my experience with Hull proves to me that he is a good-ole-boy who feels compelled to safeguard the legal establishment’s reputation and not safeguard the law… clearly US-Indian Treaties are similarly no different.
Stay tuned as this case is still playing out in Kitsap Superior Court and is scheduled to resume Monday, June 16, 9AM in Judge Hull’s courtroom.