Hon. William H. Follett See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Del Norte County
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* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


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* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


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* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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What others have said about Hon. William H. Follett


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Other

Comment #: CA11490
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Despicable human being who needs to be thrown in jail. From giving custody of young children to pedophiles, to telling a woman he "didn't care" about the domestic violence she endured (even though her husband had a warrant out for his arrest for that abuse), to allowing an adult male (NOLAN BRUDER), who DRUGGED AND RAPED HIS 16 YEAR OLD SISTER, to get off scot-free because "his embarrassment would be enough" to deter any future crimes and he was "deeply remorseful" for it anyway...the DIShonorable Judge Follett makes me want to puke.
He should be disbarred and put on trial with a jury of his peers -- the community that he so wronged -- deciding his fate. So much obstruction of the justice those people deserved! He never deserved to wear the robe or to make moral/ethical judgments when it came to human lives.
His decisions really make you question what he's hiding in his own closet. He seems to sympathize with violent, pedo men. I think a thorough investigation into his personal life AND COMPUTER is in order! If anyone is aware of anything about this judge's past or present that might be considered questionable, I would go to the police. He may not care about victims, but we need to show that we do. No more covering up and letting men off for violent crimes against women.

Other

Comment #: CA11359
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Follett should be disbarred. The signal he is sending is that incest and rape has a lighter punishment than "just" rape. He has disgraced himself and badly damaged this young woman. She has not only to deal with being raped by her brother but his being given a lesser sentence. Is SHE being given a lesser sentence by knowing the crime against her doesn't even deserve the recommended sentence? I think not.

Other

Comment #: CA11335
Rating:1.0
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Judge Follett's actions are appalling. Nolan Bruder admitted he drugged his sister so that he could rape her. Follett does not deserve to be sitting on the bench. I'm sure he would have ruled differently if it was his own daughter.

Other

Comment #: CA11334
Rating:1.0
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Letting a rapist off with such a short sentence is disgusting. The man drugged and raped his sister and he may be out of jail in 120 days. If "stigma" were a deterrent, this rape never would've occurred. This man should be removed from the bench immediately.

Other

Comment #: CA11331
Rating:1.0
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Judge Follett has demonstrated his own disregard for the law and Justice. Judge Follett has followed neither the letter nor the spirit of the law. Judge Follett's flawed judgements do not reflect the values, ethics or the standard of accountability the American public demands. Judge Follett no longer merits the trust or honor of his fellow citizens. Remove Judge Follett from public service, so that a legitimate servant of the law can contribute to the greater good of the community.

Other

Comment #: CA11329
Rating:1.0
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Disgusting. Vile.

Other

Comment #: CA11326
Rating:1.0
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A jugde working hard to protect half the population. Cares more for perpetrators if they belong to the right (male) half, then he does for the victims if the belong to the wrong/evil/irrelevant (female) half.

Other

Comment #: CA11314
Rating:Not Rated
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Absolutely reprehensible. This judge is an embarrassment to justice, and unfortunately just another judge who applies his own, outdated and creepy opinions to rape cases stating "she took off her own clothes" and "wasn't unconscious". Forget the fact she was completely incapacitated. Forget the fact her brother, who should be protecting her, took advantage of her in the most horrible way imaginable. Shame on you, Judge Follett. I hope the world learns your name and your leniency on sexual predators. I also hope to god you don't have any daughters.

Other

Comment #: CA11308
Rating:1.0
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Follett gave slap on wrist to rapist, claiming rapist's embarrassment is punishment enough.

Other

Comment #: CA11307
Rating:Not Rated
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Are you kidding me? An adult male gets a slap on his wrist for drugging and raping his adolescent sister?! Disgusting. You should be fired.

Other

Comment #: CA11305
Rating:1.0
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Letting a rapist off with probation because "the stigma is enough" is wrong. Verdicts like this should be used for nonviolent crimes. Not rape.

Other

Comment #: CA11304
Rating:1.0
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Completely biased for white males. A man DRUGGED asnd RAPED his sister, and received no punishment, stating the embarrassment of being a incestuous rapist is punishment enough. This man doesn't deserve to wear a robe!

Other

Comment #: CA11303
Rating:1.0
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Despicable. Apparently doesn't mind when brother rape younger sisters. I guess he condones it by his absurd sentencing of a recent rape case.

Other

Comment #: CA11301
Rating:1.0
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You do realize it's not about him. You just told his little sister HIS VICTIM that she doesn't matter. It's all about him. Poor kid. What a horrible punishment. What are you gonna tell the next victim. You are so misguided. The only thing you are good for is as a bad example of a judge.

Other

Comment #: CA11299
Rating:1.0
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He has shown himself to be completely unprofessional and il-equipped to maintain fair sentencing even after strong advisement. If the drugged incest rape case is just one example of how he performs handling cases, then I dare wish to not know of any others he has or will unrightly handle.

Other

Comment #: CA11298
Rating:1.0
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A judge who enables and protects rapists who prey on their juvenile siblings has no place on the bench--and probably has disturbing proclivities of his own. Perhaps he should be investigated, seeing how he thinks it is acceptable behavior to drug and rape a minor relative.

Other

Comment #: CA11297
Rating:Not Rated
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How do you go without criminally punishing an adult rapist who rapes a minor?? How did a rapist go free without serving any time for rape whether the victim is his sister or not?? I'm disgusted by this case and by every other case that allows rapists to get away scott free. Embarassment is not enough of a punishment for a 20 year old.

Other

Comment #: CA11295
Rating:1.0
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He has no concept of how to handle rape cases and i believe he should not be a judge. I am disgusted at what he has said and he needs to be removed.

Other

Comment #: CA11292
Rating:Not Rated
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Rape and Incest!!!!! It is unbelievable that this man did not get life! This is just another example of how little regard many men still have for
women.

Other

Comment #: CA11291
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Dishon. WIlliam H. Follett is a rape sympathizer who let that disgusting adult man go back to the same home where he RAPED an underage girl - His sister. THAT young girl has to see that creep every day and feel unsafe in her own home because this judge is negligent. He should NOT have the opportunity to rule over any further cases. He's an embarrassment. Chances are the path that leads to the closet filled with his skeletons is paved with the bodies of minors he may have sexually assaulted.

Other

Comment #: CA11290
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Being embarrassed is not a punishment...this judge might as well have raped this young girl himself with the sentence that he gave Nolan Bruder

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11289
Rating:1.0
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I'd give this piece of garbage a 0 if I could. Embarassement isn't a punishment for rape.

Other

Comment #: CA11287
Rating:Not Rated
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Absolutely despicable outcome in the incest/ sexual assault case of Nolan Bruder. Apparently the "honourable" Follett sees nothing wrong with rape and incest.

Other

Comment #: CA11285
Rating:Not Rated
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I hope he gets brutally raped.

Other

Comment #: CA11284
Rating:1.0
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He doesn't believe rapists deserve punishment because it's already embarrassing enough for the rapist. What kind of twisted backward logic is that? Also, from what I've read of his other cases, he's a heartless monster in general.

Other

Comment #: CA11283
Rating:1.0
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How do you let a rapist who raped his sister go without a strict punishment?! Being embarrassed is not a punishment at all! Get your head out of your ass. You are so misogynistic. I hooe you rot with him!

Other

Comment #: CA11282
Rating:1.0
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Let a rapist get off because he felt "embarrassment" was a better punishment than prison time. Victim blaming by saying it wasn't rape because the girl took her own clothes off even though she was drugged.

Other

Comment #: CA11281
Rating:1.0
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Light sentences for rapists should never be acceptable.

Other

Comment #: CA11280
Rating:1.0
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The stigma of being on the sex offenders registry is not punishment enough for raping a minor! Absolutely disgusting.

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Comment #: CA11277
Rating:1.0
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Any judge that lets a rapist get off easy like he has does not deserve to be making such critical decisions.

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Comment #: CA11276
Rating:1.0
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Sexist rape apologist.

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Comment #: CA11275
Rating:1.0
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Letting off a vile person so easily is evidence that this judge no longer deserves to be called "your honor"

Other

Comment #: CA11274
Rating:1.0
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Judge William H. Follett Is I sick preverse unprofessional individual. His displays of morals only makes me assume that he has a condition of pedophilia among many others.

Other

Comment #: CA11273
Rating:1.0
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Allowing a rapist to go free is a vile disgusting offense. This man does not deserve to be a judge. Disgusting!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11266
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Shouldn't be allowed to practice law of any kind. Needs to retire.

Other

Comment #: CA11265
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man allowed a 20 year old rapist to walk free for drugging and raping his little sister.
This isn't his first bone-head decision, there are too many to mention here.

Other

Comment #: CA11264
Rating:1.0
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He needs to be removed from the courtroom & never be allowed back in. He has no real moral fiber and should be investigated based on his lack of compassion for what is good and right. To allow Nolan Bruder to basically get away with drugging and raping his own little sister is just as criminal as the act itself. He and judges like him are exactly what is wrong with the world today. REMOVE HIM FROM HIS RESPECTED POSITION AND PUT SOMEONE WORTHY IN HIS PLACE!!

Other

Comment #: CA11259
Rating:Not Rated
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this so called judge should be disbarred. His judgement is abysmal, allowing a 20 year old to basically walk away from getting his 6 tear old sister stoned and then raping her. REALLY poor excuse for a judge.

Other

Comment #: CA8730
Rating:1.0
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this judge goes buy accusations,and alligations,he make his own appinion of people and there lives he does not keep it perfosional,

Other

Comment #: CA4419
Rating:1.0
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I can't believe this judge. He took my aunt's child from her home and put him in foster care, over visitation with the father who threatened to kill my aunt when she had to flee the state for safety, when the father has been convicted of attempted strangulation, domestic battery and has an active warrant from another state because he skipped probation stemming from the abuse on my aunt.
He then forced her to move back to Crescent City to get her son out of foster care (she had been out of the state for a year, working with a domestic violence agency here locally). They can't believe what this judge has ordered, and neither can CPS from either state. They tried to get this stopped, but this judge does not care! And the crazy thing is that the father never once tried in any way to contact his son -- not once! California had every address of hers since she fled to safety, and yet she was never served to appear with the child, as it is written in California law. No, they just came and took her child with no notice. I watched her beg for her son -- a wonderful mom who has always had sole physical and sole legal custody of her son! All because of lies from a local "good ol' boy" attorney, and the father (a fugitive with a restraining order on him). And of course his money! That's all it took for such a cruel miscarriage of justice to occur. And what's worse is, he is going to decide custody, and he is not considering the documented domestic abuse that my aunt has suffered. We all can't believe this judge! There have been letters written... Let's just hope that something gets done about this injustice that keeps happening in this small community.

Other

Comment #: CA4415
Rating:Not Rated
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I am a victim of domestic violence and he told me that he did not care. He has made me and my kids move away from our support system/safety net, and the legal system that is supposed to protect us is continuing the cycle of domestic violence by letting our abuser use the legal system to control and abuse us still! I feel that he needs to step down as a judge.

Other

Comment #: CA2396
Rating:1.0
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I hope you read this Follet, you would remember me... Aaron Harrington, you took my kids away and gave them to thier mother, Edithia Riviera... I'm sure you remember the details, 2002, you should now know that my kids were in foster care in Virginia for two years, due to physical and sexual abuse by thier mother and her husband... My oldest daughter now lives with me here in WA, after being taken away from thier mother and her husband is in prison for raping a minor, I think you can due the math. Thank you for allowing that to happen. My daughter and I am working through it now. But I feel ultimately this was your very poor decision as a judge. I thought you should know, that your not the judge or even human being that you thought you were. I hope that haunts you, cause it sure haunts my daughter at night...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA453
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A former Navy officer who was stationed in Lemore, CA. Seemed willing to listen.