Hon. Jospeh I. Macy See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Nantucket County
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* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* 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)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* 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)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* 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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Comment #: MA281
In a civil hearing, Macy bent the rules of procedure backwards to assist a lying plaintiff. When I argued that as a Rhode Islander I had no ties to MA and was not accused of any unlawful activity within MA and had been wrongly sued there, Macy said, "The fact that you're here to argue for dismissal for want of jurisdiction gives the court jurisdiction over you." When the lying plaintiff lied that a stenographer had altered a transcript, Macy denied me the opportunity to bring in the stenographer, saying he found the favored plaintiff "very credible." When the plaintiff testified that I'd never assaulted, threatened or abused her in any way, Macy handed her a no-contact order on the theory that because she'd filed a frivolous, harassing claim, I may now be mad at her. Four days later, that crazy plaintiff put me in jail by writing anonymous, crank letters to herself and lying that I'd done it. (I've since been cleared by forensic analysis but my life was ruined.) Macy is an idiot.