Hon. Melinda H. Crouch See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
New Hanover County
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC209
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Melinda Crouch is now running for superior court judge. Guess she is not familiar with the Peter principle which says that the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate's performance in their current role, rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence." Melinda reached her level of incompetence long before she ever became a district court judge. Let's not perpetuate this travesty be giving her even more opportunities to display her inability to hold public office.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC195
Rating:Not Rated
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Melinda Crouch is not entitled to her opinion. She is entitled to her informed opinion. Not even Melinda Crouch is entitled to be ignorant ....but she is and blissfully so.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC193
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As long as Melinda Crouch sits on the bench, family court in New Hanover County will go on being awash in wickedness, arrogance and mediocracy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC191
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Horrible, evil woman who obviously can't take care of her own personal life which was and probably is in shambles. No one who files bankruptsy for over 20 million should be in a courtroom in charge of making decisions.She is not fit to reside over and make decisions for other families. Rumor has it she is doing quite well financially . Read between the lines people. She is desperate.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC189
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How could any rational individual sanction the judicial buffoonery displayed by Melinda Crouch? She is a discredit to the court, her constituents and the concept of justice.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC187
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If Melinda Crouch likes you the you get everything. If she does not like you, you get the law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC180
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To get to power, you need to display absolute pettiness. To exercise power you need to show true greatness. Such pettiness and such greatness are rarely found in one human being. Melinda Crouch exhibits the pettiness but lacks the greatness.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC176
Rating:Not Rated
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“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ? Aldous Huxley

So as much as Melinda Crouch might choose to ignore the truth, avoid the truth and accept the lies that others might present as truths, the truth still endures. And it will endure long after she is no longer able to sully the judicial robes that she hides behind while destroying lives.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC175
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The world goes on being awash in wickedness, arrogance and mediocracy. Such is the case of Melinda Crouch's continued tenancy on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: NC165
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Judge Crouch knows beforehand what her ruling is going to be, so she should just giver her ruling right away and stop having mock hearings and pretending everyone has a chance. Plus, if you're representing yourself, don't even bother showing up.

Court Staff

Comment #: NC164
Rating:Not Rated
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I have witnessed pure unadulterated injustice in the courtroom by the Dis-honorable Melinda Crouch. As an employee I don't know how much more of the harassment to those that come before her that I am able to take. I see such despair in the eyes of mothers and fathers. She is ruthless and disrespectful. I can say nothing. So I must find another job and just hope she comes to her senses or does what is best for everyone and leaves the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: NC163
Rating:Not Rated
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I am the individual whose case she was recused from in the comment from 9/5/15. Greg Rogers. She certainly showed her rear end at the voting polls. Her husband even came up to me and showed me a copy of some court documents from our case and told me that she was out passing them around to her church friends while talking publicly freely about my case to anyone and everyone.

Another interesting fact in my case, every order she signed was written "Greg is a perfectly fit parent" yet every single time she perverted me into being just a visitor to my son with 3rd party supervised visitation every other weekend, for 3 years of my sons life. 6 months of that I had to pay bridge builders, another scummy racket, thousands of dollars to see my son for 1 hour every other weekend. (As that was all I could afford between lawyers fees and the $1,000/mo in child support I was extorted by her friend Sandra Ray Criner)

Melinda Hayne Crouch of Wrightsville Beach should be forced to pay the victims from her court room thousands of dollars in restitution and be written a public apology while taking herself off the bench permanently. The damage she has done to my family cannot be undone.

After my case was recused, Robin Robinson heard the case, but that did virtually no good as Melinda's case worker sat in the back of the court room the whole time, which tells me that obviously Melinda heavily influenced Robinsons ruling. Especially since the mother testified on the stand that she smokes, drinks, does drugs, and leaves my son home alone with her friends no more than 5 minutes before Robinson made her final ruling, which was simply put unsupervised visits every other weekend. Big wooptie do. I strive for 50/50 with my son. I am a married father of 3 boys, a local business owner, a proud Rotarian, and most of all a loving father. I want my god given right to be in my son's life just as much as his mother.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC155
Rating:Not Rated
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Melinda Crouch has been forced to recuse herself in a case because of her unprofessional and unethical behavior last November at a polling station. In light of this behavior as well as the fact that many of her rulings are overturned on appeal, her fiscal irresponsibility and demonstrated personal bias against certain individuals who have the misfortune to appear before this dictatorial judge, the question is this: Why has she not been removed from the bench?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC136
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“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” - Thomas Paine

Melinda Crouch's legacy both professionally and personally will be one of flawed character and lack of integrity and will leave in her wake hundreds if not thousands of destroyed families.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC135
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The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. The odds are just about the same that one day Melinda Crouch will produce a ruling that is unbiased, impartial and reasoned.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC133
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Once you can fake impartiality, the rest is easy. Right, Melinda?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC130
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Melinda Crouch is a cold, callous, bitter and vindictive individual who allows her failures in her personal life, both financial and relationship, to cloud and influence her judgments against those who appear before her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC126
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"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." - Theodore Roosevelt
Melinda Crouch is that government. No allegiance and no responsibility to the truth, justice or her constituents.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC125
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Melinda Crouch believes she is not only above the law, that she is the law and can define it, administer it, and supervise it. None of us have a right to do so, only she.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC124
Rating:Not Rated
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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” - Winston S. Churchill

A blind man has a better chance of recognizing and acting upon the truth than does Melinda Crouch. She does not care about the truth as the truth is inconvenient and does not fit her not so hidden agenda.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC123
Rating:Not Rated
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"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

Unfortunately, Melinda Crouch has no interest in either facts or evidence. She allows hearsay, lies and innuendo as a substitute for the facts and evidence as long as it fits her predetermined rulings. Most cases are decided long before any evidence or facts are presented as Melinda Crouch prefers it that way. Destroying families is her only agenda.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC122
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"Our safety, our liberty depends on preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution" - Abraham Lincoln

Melinda Crouch has perverted the court system with her elitism, arrogance and destruction of too many families. She needs to be removed from office.

Other

Comment #: NC17
Rating:Not Rated
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Melinda Crouch is a reasonable, fair judge. Her decisions affect children and their families forever, and she makes the best decision for the protection and well being of the child. We need her to be re-elected.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC14
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"There never was a good knife made from bad steel." - Benjamin Franklin

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC13
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A judging brain requires a listening ear. Melinda Crouch possesses neither.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC11
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Melinda Crouch's brand of judicial fascism, blatant bias and personal hubris are poor tools for uncovering a rich truth.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NC10
Rating:Not Rated
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Melinda Crouch could not fix a urinary tract infection even if she owned a cranberry farm.

Other

Comment #: NC9
Rating:Not Rated
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Worst family court judge in the area. A known man hater who doesn't follow the law. Good dads lose their custody simply in order to justify higher child support. Look up how many of her cases are turned over in Appeals Court. She was originally appointed and then ran unopposed. Vote her out in 2014!

Other

Comment #: NC5
Rating:Not Rated
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Excellent & fair judge. Sees through the obvious lies she is presented with on a daily basis.

Litigant

Comment #: NC3
Rating:Not Rated
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Not sure what NC1 is referring to, but Judge Melinda Hayne Crouch has been anything but good towards fathers. (Me, or the other 15 fathers' cases I sat in to watch.)

This judge needs to be thrown off the bench ASAP. After filing complaints with the judicial review board, it is clear that electing someone else is the only way to remove her. She is competing against Duke Lineberry this November, 2014.

This judge has set precedent that it is perfectly fine to call a mother that is a felon and goes around having one night stands with men and alienating the children, and she will defend her to the last breath, despite medical records showing abuse, and many other allegations showing abuse of the system to alienate a child.

Judge Melinda Hayne Crouch supports child alienation in New Hanover County, North Carolina -- plain and simple.

Other

Comment #: NC1
Rating:Not Rated
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It is of great concern that this judge is reacting to the negative press that she unfairly discriminates against fathers by irrationally giving way too much leeway to fathers who are in contempt, and who do not honor multiple aspects of court orders.