Caroline Douglas, J.D.
Twenty years ago, former attorney and television host Caroline Douglas blew the whistle on judicial corruption in New Hampshire. She reported top members of the state court to the FBI and other law and government officials alleging judges were altering court and appeal outcomes as insider-favors for high ranking insiders. She suffered retaliation, including 22 professional conduct complaints, allegations of mental unfitness to practice law and eventually disbarment.
An advocate for judicial accountability and legislative deterrent, Douglas urges expanding 1983 Civil Rights federal law to include punitive awards and attorney fees for civil rights violations by judges and attorneys. She believes the practice of pro se discrimination is too lucrative for the court to end this practice without federal legislation.