Why would anyone care that Christopher Zveare works for the US State Department. On the surface it would seems that no one should , except for one simple statement “truth matters”. Truth may not matter to the Circuit Court in Loudoun , Judge Horne specifically, but it does matter to the majority of the public. There a so many ways to describe the truth but I will defer to the author Philip Dick “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” Truth and the ability to seek it out, is a rare commodity in a Courtroom. A commodity that may become extinct.
Why does the above statement pertain to Christopher Zveare, in May 2012 Christopher Zveare submitted the above memorandum as evidence of a alleged mandatory relocation required by the State Department. The questionable document was submitted in the Courtroom of the “Epitome of Fairness” Judge Horne. The “Epitome of Fairness” accepted the above memorandum as legitimate evidence despite the memorandum being expired and several other problems with the memorandum. All of the issues were presented to Judge Horne and he simply did not care.
The disgrace continued in the Courtroom as Christopher Zveare testified under oath that he could not reveal the name of his employer under oath. Judge Horne embarrassed himself even further when he denied any discovery to the other litigant in the case. The attached email was presented to Judge Horne which clearly proved that Zveare worked for the State Department and that his claims of secrecy were bogus and tantamount to perjury. What did Judge Horne do , absolutely nothing. He didn’t want to hear it. Why, perhaps the fix was in , who knows, Zveare also had the full support of Lorrie Sinclair , how was aspiring to be a judge at the time. Sandra Glenney also fully supported Mr. Zveare as well. Sinclair and Glenney both were presented with the problems of Zveare’s testimony and both declined to investigate it.
Either way, the email which was from another State Department is marked unclassified, which contradicts what Zveare testified to in Court. Inexplicably, Judge Horne overlooked this troubling part of Zveare’s testimony, This could be for various reasons, maybe he didn’t like the other litigant. It could have been because Sandra Glenney and Lorrie Sinclair wanted the move to occur and Judge Horne was following their lead.
It is a disturbing thought but Judicial rulings cannot always be trusted nor should they be. The fact that Judge Horne took this memorandum at face value without any critical thought casts a long shadow on Judge Horne and Christopher Zveare as well. It is very discouraging that the Courts supported Zveare in this deception. Horne disgraced himself by not allowing any discovery. The other litigant provided document after document to the Court that Zveare submitted a very questionable document.
Even with the memorandum being one of the only pieces of evidence that Judge Horne required Zveare to submit; this was the primary piece. Judge Horne allowed the relocation to take place without granting the other litigant the opportunity to impeach Zveaere. Judge Horne was not going to be persuaded by the contradictions in Zveare’s testimony and the glaring discrepancies in Zveares’s memorandum.
In an ironic twist of events, it was the US State Department that saved the day. Despite the Court, Glenney and Sinclair urging that the move take place, the State Department ruled that the move was not in the best interests of the child. Only weeks before, the Court ruled that is was in the best interests of the child to allow the relocation
This proves once again, that the courts do not know what is in the best interests of the child. It is laughable that this mantra is still quoted by Judges as they make their decisions regarding custody.