Hon. Margaret C. Rodgers See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Fla.  
Average Rating:2.6 - 136 rating(s)
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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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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What others have said about Hon. Margaret C. Rodgers


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Other

Comment #: 22603
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The rulings and opinions of this judge are the worst I have ever had the misfortune to read! She should be impeached and never, ever hold an office of public trust again!!! She has repeatedly violated her oath of office as well as the rights of individuals unfortunate enough to be judged in her court!

Other

Comment #: 22602
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rodgers,Oneday,Demons will be Pulling your arms in Opposite Directions in HELL, Just like you pulled, Dr. Kents life apart, UnMercifilly!!!?
KARMA IS A B - - - -!!!Cannot & Will "Not" ESCAPE, OUR. AWESOME LORD,JESUS-CHRIST AND HIS Mighty, Mighty, WRATH...

Other

Comment #: 22601
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hope to see you soon... removed from office!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22595
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am very displeased about This Anti-Christian Judge-Margaret Casey Rogers. Dr.Kent Hovind is innocent.

Other

Comment #: 22591
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am writing this today to express my disatisfiction with Judge Rodgers. I find that it is disgraceful that an American Judge placed in such power can behave in manners disrespecting everything that Americans stand for. Her inability to have mercy on Dr. Hovind is heartbreaking to say the least. Please stop wasting our tax money to try to convict non-violent offenders. I do believe Dr. Hovind is innocent! The judge has manipulated the jury long enough! It's time the American people rise in unity! Stop this madness Judge Casey because we will continue to shine the light on you. Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. May God stir up the hearts of men to try to help with Dr. Hovinds case. We will not stop fighting this! "Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere" ! I pray the peopel of this great Usa can see and discern the misdoings here and continue to see the Judge Casey be removed.

Other

Comment #: 22590
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Remove this unjust, unfair, unprofessional, unethical, biased, controlling, God-hating, Christian hating, Christ-hating so called "judge" now. This person enjoys torturing,tormenting and persecuting innocent people. It has been a kangaroo court against Kent Hovind and Paul Hansen. She is the same one who went after the coach involved in the after school dinner event where they prayed and gave thanks for their dinner in Santa Rosa County, Fl. Liberty Counsel short circuited her that time.
She should be removed immediately....until then just remember wicked Haman in the Old Testament and what happened to him....then go to Mark 11:23 and stand on God's Word.

Other

Comment #: 22589
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If Judge Margaret Casey Rodgers is reading this I want you to know that I've been praying for you. Jesus Christ loves you. I've been asking Jesus to forgive you for all of your sins, and help you, and bless you and your family. I've been praying that God will give you the wisdom that He gave to King Solomon. I've been praying that God will work through you and release both Kent Hovind and Paul Hansen. I've been praying for them and their families too. God bless you and your family Margaret. Please let Tiffany, Pamela,and Ryan know that I've been praying for them and their families too. I'm crying as I'm writing this, so I'm going to go. Christina Rintye

Other

Comment #: 22587
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written. The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Romans 1:16-20
I pray that God may intervene to free Kent Hovind. But praise God for souls being saved out of this wicked world.

Litigant

Comment #: 22585
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Isaiah 59:4
This verse seems to sum up the court proceedings to date regarding the Kent Hovind case.
God is watching and He is the Judge of all. Repent, oh you black robed hater of justice.

Other

Comment #: 22584
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I first heard of Kent Hovind's case on the radio this week. From the evidence made available to the public, it seems clear that he has done nothing remotely criminal. That the justice system can imprison this good man for 10 years is sobering. I would urge Judge Rodgers to please reconsider the evidence and to right the wrong that has been done to this innocent man.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22583
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rated 1 for the injustice done to Mr. Hovind.

It's amazing to see people rate this "Judge" 10 stars because they are vehemently wicked anti-Christian. And that's their only basis on their rating. Very evil people.

Other

Comment #: 22581
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am very displeased at the way Judge Rodgers' handled/is handling the Dr. Kent Hovind case. Her ruling, her sentencing and the way she has portrayed her obvious distaste for people like Dr. Hovind is unprofessional and has cost this man his freedom for far too long.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22580
Rating:1.0
Comments:
From carefully screening, interrogating, and then sequestering the Jury, to dictating what defenses and testimony will be permitted, and basically behaving as a prosecutor instead of a neutral 3rd party, this judge is definitely biased, operating outside of the the confines of the US Constitution and is upholding private interests instead of Justice.

Worst of all, she is not even satisfied with the honest evaluation given by the sequestered Jury and is seeking a retrial! The prosecution and jail system have spent many times our tax money on this case than the defendant reportedly owes the IRS. Meanwhile, real tax evaders get away with much less trouble. This is not right!

Other

Comment #: 22577
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Margaret Rodgers has had a nonviolent Pastor named Kent Hovind in prison for eight years, now the government is trumping up more bogus charges on this Godly Christian man, stop the madness and free this man. In Jesus Christ's name!!!

Other

Comment #: 22573
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Help Free Kent Hovind.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22571
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is bias against Christians. She hates the Constitution. Release Kent Hovind

Other

Comment #: 22570
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Liar. Lawless. Deceptive. Hates Christians. Power abuser. She needs to be removed!

Other

Comment #: 22562
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hates Christians. Doesn't give a hoot for the first amendment. Ie) Freedom of speech, religion, and the press.

Other

Comment #: 22560
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This lady is unjust. She needs to be removed! There is no honor in her.

Other

Comment #: 22558
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
ARREST THAT JUDGE... great documentary, those principles should be exercised more.
Well she'll face the absolute judge one day, and I'll be having fun.

Other

Comment #: 22556
Rating:1.0
Comments:
USA Today report that Federal Employees owe 3.3 Billion dollars in back taxes. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/22/congress-irs-tax-delinquencies/9442749/ and yet the IRS still gives these federal employees their current tax refund. But when a Christian is charged with "structuring", he gets 8 and 1/2 years in federal prison and threatened with more jail time. M. C. Rodgers is heavy handed in this case because she Hates Christians. This case needs another judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22555
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A judge that has open disdain for Christians should recuse his/herself from judging such cases

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22554
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Hates Christians!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22553
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She's dog crappy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22552
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is an enemy of the USA. She's everything our founding fathers despised. It's people like her that the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22551
Rating:1.9
Comments:
This judge does not deserve the title honorable. She has shown herself a lapdog of the IRS. Giving unfair and intimidating stature to IRS agent who were allowed to sit at the prosecution table. IF anyone has any sense of fairness and they examine both cases of Kent hovind and one with Paul Hansen, will see that the defense spent over a hundred thousand dollars in prosecuting these men but also did not allow equal time on the stand for defense. Also, Constitutional rights were not allowed to move into court and the jury was not allowed to know their constitutional rights. Anyone, that's paying attention and has a reasonable sense of right and wrong will see that this judge and the defense have a personal vendetta against Kent Hovind and Paul Hansen. Welcome to the Kangaroo court of Amerika. What do red blooded Americans do about this? We get motivated and mobilize in a a spiritual and political battle. They have already declared war on us. Christians are not supposed to remain silent and sit on their hands.

Other

Comment #: 22550
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Hon. Margaret C. Rogers is an excellent judge having to face the so-called "Christians" who are mostly sovereign citizens who support Kent Hovind. Keep up the good work!!!

Other

Comment #: 22549
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The judge deserves to be commended for her fairness in spite of all these vile souls who call themselves pious, yet act like criminals, in their mindless defense of their Bronze Age mythology. Real Christians act like Christ, not like Talibanis.

Other

Comment #: 22548
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Try not to laugh real hard if you watch this one exposing the corruption and evil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gndB05y5U54

Other

Comment #: 22545
Rating:1.0
Comments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gndB05y5U54

Other

Comment #: 22542
Rating:1.0
Comments:
For the record. This so called "judge" has shown her contempt for the Law.She is guilty of discrimination, personal bias, and anti Christian values that the U.S. was founded on. Totally dishonest. She has lied, covered up and mis handled the law. Her witch hunt needs to be uncovered. The mis justice is unbelievable and the fact that they put the same judge on his next hearing is criminal..She is not fit to be a judge and must be disbarred!

Other

Comment #: 22541
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Handle the court professionally with all the Hovind nuts attacking her bench.

Other

Comment #: 22540
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Rodgers is an antiChrist femcunt from the Pit of Hell. We curse her until she dies. May it be soon.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 22538
Rating:1.0
Comments:
We will see you removed from office!

Other

Comment #: 22537
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
FATHER, PLEASE CONVICT THIS WOMAN OF HER IGNORANT AND REBELLIOUS SPIRIT THAT HAS LED HER TO THIS SAD PLACE IN HER LIFE, BEFORE IT IS ETERNALLY TOO LATE FOR HER TO BE SAVED BY YOUR LOVE AND GRACE, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, AMEN.

Other

Comment #: 22536
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This woman has put an innocent man in prison! Wickedly anti Christian, she basically became the prosecution in the Kent Hovind case! Judgement Day is coming, I am genuinely praying you come to know the Lord Jesus, and release Kent

Other

Comment #: 22535
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Please free Dr Kent Hovind he doesn't deserve to be in there!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22533
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She shouldn't be a judge by the fact she is totally bias and personal preferences have no place in a court avoiding the law.

Other

Comment #: 22532
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This filthy, wicked, God hating Jezebel deserves to be stripped of her position and tried for treason. TREASON against the US constitution! This "woman" has got to have one of the blackest hearts on the face of this earth. No human could send an innocent man to prison for the rest of his life unless their filthy heart was stone cold! This woman is a reprobate and CANNOT be saved. She is only being fattened for the slaughter.

Other

Comment #: 22530
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I believe Judge Rodgers should of never been allowed to preside over Dr.Kent Hovinds trial this time. It was totally unfair that she gave him 3 days to present his case but Tiffany Eggers had 5 days,I believe that she let her feelings get in the way of the case,She has compared him to a rapist and saying what he has done was worst.

Other

Comment #: 22529
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is most definitely not honorable. She has thumbed her nose at God and I would not want to be her on judgement day. I will be praying for her

Other

Comment #: 22528
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Rodgers has been anti-Christian in her judgments and has put away a good man for many years. She equated his crimes with rape, which is ridiculous. She shouldn't be allowed to sit over his trial because of her bias against Christians. I am very displeased with her judgments against a man who God loves very much.

Other

Comment #: 22526
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This lady has no understanding of the laws of this country. Or respect for the traditions of our forefathers.
She has no fear of the Almighty God.

Other

Comment #: 22525
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Roggers is by her own admission anti-Christian. She tried to convict teachers for praying before their meal. Therefore, she has demonstrated nitty only a lack of understanding of the Constitution she has sworn to uphold, but also an anti-christian bias. She has had statements that would reveal her bias stricken from the record. However, there are sworn affidavits that arrest to her stating that "Kent Hovind's crimes are worse than rape." Another demonstration of her anti-Christian bias is that she forbade spectators from opening their Bibles. She should have recused herself do to her bias. I will join the campaign to "Impeach Casey Roggers".

Prosecutor

Comment #: 22523
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The whole court battle against Kent Hovind has been dirty and underhanded. We ask that he be released promptly. The judge and prosecutor are not constitutional, bias and need to be arrested for hiding the Truth. Sincerely, The People of Honorable and Just Ruling

Other

Comment #: 22521
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This woman is a disgrace and should be removed from the bench due to her unethical behavior in the Kent Hovand trials.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22519
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Judge Rodgers should step down from the bench! she is using her power as a judge to discriminate against others because they believe differently that she does.

a good judge is able to set aside their own personal bias and judge fairly. apparently Judge Rodgers doesn't have that ability, she is not qualified to be a Judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22518
Rating:2.3
Comments:
she is a disgrace to those who have beliefs other than her own she dicriminate and jugdes on these pretenses.. she needs to be off the bench removed..aweful person just aweful not law abiding at all.. she does illegal removal of documented words from witnesses from transcripts yet noone is doing a thing or looking into this? what has gone wrong with our system? where is justice? for the innocence. she is bios needs to be removed for her actions..

Other

Comment #: 22517
Rating:1.0
Comments:
so if a muslim come to court will you throw him in jail for reciting about Alah? I think not.. you are a disgrace to the American people and need to be removed. if I was you which im not and never will be as evil.. i would step down before you get over your head and land in prison for corruption.

Other

Comment #: 22515
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am very displeased that judge Rodgers is the judge for Mr Kent Hovind. I believe she allows her feelings/ and beliefs about Mr Kent Hovind to rule her decisions. I do not agree that a judge that is bias such as she has been with Christians, is suitable to rule in Kent hovinds case. Please have her removed from this case. Thank you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22505
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Bad, bad comments. The way to attack for the alleged improprieties is a complaint of judicial misconduct.

Court Staff

Comment #: 22501
Rating:1.0
Comments:
At least eight God-fearing citizens have sworn affidavits to the effect that Judge Rodgers inappropriately stated that Kent Hovind's crimes were "worse than rape." What is worse, these comments were apparently stricken from the official court transcript. Needless to say, it is grossly unethical for a judge to alter an official transcript. Why has there been no official investigation of Judge Rodgers' conduct? Why is she being allowed to preside over Mr. Hovind's current trial? This is an outrage.

Other

Comment #: 22500
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Luciferian, anti-Christian. Let Kent Hovind go! HE IS INNOCENT!

Other

Comment #: 22499
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Corrupt judge, anti-Christian bias. Needs to be removed.

Other

Comment #: 22498
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Crooked.

Other

Comment #: 22496
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very biased against Christians.

Other

Comment #: 22493
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Rodgers refused to recuse herself in the 2015 Kent Hovind trial even though she expressed a clear bias against Kent Hovind. She claimed in the past that what Kent Hovind did is worse that rape. How could she know that when she hasn't been a rape victim herself, and I am not advocating anyone do violence against Judge Rodgers. For I believe God is the ultimate judge.

Other

Comment #: 22491
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Rogers is not at all concerned about what is right but about getting revenge and showing Christians she and other government officials have all of the power and can do anything they please to U.S.citizens. There doesn't appear to be any concern about having an unbiased hearing. Justice in this case is far from blind. God bless Kent Hovind for all of his hard work to educate Christians and to get people saved. I pray that this soldier of the cross will get to go home soon.

Other

Comment #: 22490
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The wickedness and iniquity of corruption and bias amongst the judiciary here is shocking - "But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart treasure up unto yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;" - I fear for those who have their part in this wickedness against Kent hovind

Other

Comment #: 22487
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Kent Hovind deserves to be free yesterday.Hon Margaret C Rodgers is bias and So far shes 100% Pro-Government.
Why is there a bible in the courtroom ? Why do we put our hands on the Bible and swear to "tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you GOD" This used to be a free country and if you want to believe in Creationism or Evolution I don't care But it shouldn't send you to prison for a longer sentence than a child predator . She doesn't deserve to be a Judge by any means

Other

Comment #: 22485
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Remove judge Rodgers NOW & this is a mistrial!!!The whole situation is 100% CRIMINAL. Ken Hovind is being totally persecuted for his christian beliefs. HE IS NOT GETTING ANY WHERE CLOSE TO A FAIR TRIAL!!! STOP THIS SITUATION NOW. I pray right now in Jesus name that Ken will be set free NO CHARGES( thank-you Jesus ) I bind this demon( in Jesus name) trying to take Ken out.

Other

Comment #: 22484
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I can't believe this wicked God hating broad is heading this case again! No wonder this is why God never instituted women to be in a position of authority over a man!. This liberal ought to be brought up on charges herself for her bias against Christians! How dare she even say "What Dr. Hovind did was worse than rape"! This woman will stand before a judge more righteous and more powerful than she can imagine.

Isaiah 45:23 KJV
[23] I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22483
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Where is the Judicial ethics commission as this insanity festers? Are they just worthless or corrupt and anti-Christian like Judge M C Rodgers? STOP THE INSANITY, FREE KENT HOVIND!!!

Other

Comment #: 22479
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ridiculous, Abomination, Anti-God, Criminal, Trumped-up Charges, Fraud & Cover-up, Lucifer @ Work, Insanity, Anti-Christian, Blasphemy, Noooo-Clue!! (Judge-M.C.Rodgers) Egotistical -Selfrighteousness, LIES, DisHonorable ,Truth-WIll-Set-KENT-FREE, Almighty God is Watching, Faithful Watchman, Ezekiel-33:6, The U.S.Constitution, Bite-Off,More-Than-You-Can-Chew, The Holy Spirit, J.U.S.T.I.C.E-F.O.R-K.E.N.T..Praise, Jesus Christ!!!!!!!

Other

Comment #: 22478
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Ridiculous, Abomination, Anti-God, Criminal, Trumped-up Charges, Fraud & Cover-up, Lucifer @ Work, Insanity, Anti-Christian, Blasphemy, Noooo-Clue!! (Judge-M.C.Rodgers) Egotistical -Selfrighteousness, LIES, DisHonorable ,Truth-WIll-Set-KENT-FREE, Almighty God is Watching, Faithful Watchman, Ezekiel-33:6, The U.S.Constitution, Bite-Off,More-Than-You-Can-Chew, The Holy Spirit, J.U.S.T.I.C.E-F.O.R-K.E.N.T..Praise, Jesus Christ!!!!!!!

Other

Comment #: 22477
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Is it possible that possible that Margaret C. Rodgers (District Judge) is suffering from God syndrome? I think this is a very real possibility. Circumventing law and order to see to it that someone you do not agree with gets locked up for life just because they are popular. Kent Hovind is not a violent person and has done NOTHING to warrant the time he has already served. It seems that this "judge" is anti-Christian and is salivating at the idea of locking up a servant of God. How can we let this injustice continue?

Other

Comment #: 22476
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Margaret Casey Rogers shows her extreme anti-Christian bias and has a reputation of Christian persecution in her past judicial orders. One on the most impartial judges that I have ever become aware of in all of my life.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22471
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is an embracement to the US, she should be removed and put in prison herself for high treason, Free Kent Hovind!! he's served his sentence of frivolous charges brought about by our lovely IRS that are singling out Christians.

Other

Comment #: 22470
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Rodgers has proven herself bias against those with Christian faith by her relentless persecution against Pastor Kent Hovind on trumped up, desperate charges in an effort to silence his powerful message.

Other

Comment #: 22469
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I wish there was a score higher than 10. This is a great judge and she is an American treasure.

Other

Comment #: 22468
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Free Kent Hovind

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22467
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Does not understand precedent. Personal priorities pre-empt an even-handed consideration of all facts.

Other

Comment #: 22466
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Dear Judge Rodgers,

The people ask you for justice in your courtroom. Your partiality is highly suspect. Kent Hovind has already served eight years of time on questionable charges. Free him. Please.

Other

Comment #: 22465
Rating:1.0
Comments:
#freekent

Other

Comment #: 22464
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
#freekent

Now, you judge on earth, but one day we will all stand before the great Judge in Heaven. How will you plead His mercy when you have shown none yourself in the case before you?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22463
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Free him

Other

Comment #: 22462
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Free him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22460
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Stop thinking of money, Stop backing evil. you are withholding the world. of a wonderful Man Kent Hovind. We need Him and we are willing to protest and stand up to oppressors. Dr Hovind means a lot to us. and your stopping us from having our brother back!!

We want our brother back, and nothing justifies locking him in isolation, and keeping him away from his people!

Murderers,rapists,and thieves serve less time then our Innocent Brother Dr. Hovind,

Think about what you are doing!! You might belong to the system but don't let your heart be taken by it too!! You know this is wrong!

LET OUR BROTHER GO !!!

We are thousands we are his Brothers and we want our Brother to go back home to His Wife and Family. and to be left alone !!!

Hasn't the U.S government harmed him enough!! Pay Him for your mistakes and free Him !! only evil people want Him locked away!!

You have the power to free Him. We ask you nicely LET OUR BROTHER GO !!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22459
Rating:1.0
Comments:
No person that is honest can look at the case of Dr. Hovind and not come to the conclusion that the judge that issued the sentence was not biased and just down right mean and vindictive. I don't think anyone wants to have to face this kind of attitude in a courtroom. I think everyone deserves a fair and unbiased jury and judge no matter what your political or religious beliefs are. We sure don't see that in this case. Now there are new and improved trumped up charges against Dr. Hovind and he again has to face this same vindictive judge? I will pray for this situation and perhaps God will intervene for Dr. Hovind. He should be released for such minor crimes, if any real crime was committed. Personally I don't think he's done anything wrong at all. We have far more destructive criminals running loose in this country that do deserve to be punished with long jail times but this is not one of them. Dr. Hovind has done far more time than people that have committed crimes that actually caused harm and even death to others and they walk after a few years. If this case is not one of the best examples of a miscarriage of justice I don't know what is. In any case this judge should step away from this case. A honest, decent person would that much.

Other

Comment #: 22457
Rating:1.0
Comments:
#freeKent

Other

Comment #: 22456
Rating:1.0
Comments:
#freeKent

Other

Comment #: 22455
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Margaret Catharine Rodgers. A corrupt entity of the system. She needs to be bashed into a wheelchair. NOW!

Other

Comment #: 22454
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
To Judge Rodgers, It is time to release our brother Kent Hovind from jail. We are relying on a fair decision being reached in this trial and that he can return to a normal life and too his family. I don't know Mr. Hovind personally but he is a fellow Christian and I will STAND with him. Thank You for fairness within your courtroom. Sincerely yours, Bob Hagen

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22453
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The harsh penalty she imposed upon Kent Hovind reveals an angry judge who should have recused herself from this trial in order that a judicious hearing would be the result. I'm dismayed at the character of this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22450
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Shame shame shame.... need I say more?

Other

Comment #: 22448
Rating:1.0
Comments:
free Dr. Hovind

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22447
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Kent Hovind, the personification of a lying, duplicitous grifter, is in prison, sentenced on a crime prosecuted during the presidency of George W. Bush, and tried under a Bush-appointed United States Attorney and before a Bush-appointed United States District Judge. Because "Dr." Hovind is pathologically incapable of even the slightest bit of self-reflection--odd for a self-professed man of the Spirit--he has instead spent the last ten years lashing out, fomenting a broad conspiracy designed to silence him for his speech (never mind that his conviction has been repeatedly upheld by reviewing courts and is not open to further litigation). The commission of an alleged new crime, and the trial that is about to begin, has given him a new stage to continue his vitriol. This time, he has attracted an audience.

Reading through the transcript from last time, it is clear that Judge Rodgers kept a calm and orderly courtroom. I pray she continues to be able to do so.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22436
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
America used to be the Country of Dreams for the oppressed by tyranny and dictatorship, such as those who were born under communist and fascist oppression. This statute of America was due to men standing for their belief in freedom, such as the Founding fathers, where by rights are given by God, and God alone.

Kent Hovind is clearly a man of integrity, speaking and defending his beliefs, which ware the beliefs of the Founding Father, and also their philosophy, which was instantiated in the Constitution, and thus by no means Kent Hovind is worse than Jefferson and Franklyn.

As I see the matters, Margaret C. Rodgers has acted as an unjust and wicked person, animated by hate, setting the innocent man to rot in jail for speaking his convictions, which are the essence of the US Constitution.

Clearly the allegations against Mr Hovind are contrived out of hate and/or interrupt the ministry he was serving and cannot be justified.

If Justice is to take place the prosecutors of Kent Hovind and the disgraced Margaret C. Rodgers should be removed from their positions, indicted, and accordingly prosecuted.

America has been disgraced by evil people in power to set thinking men with integrity in jail out of hate. To bomb and destroy foreign countries. To murder those celebrating a marriage.

Where is the America of Judge Andy Griffith today? – it is murdered, this time stabbed by a wicked and disgraced woman of hate.

May that woman repent by the grace of YHWH, and Hi and Kent and his family forgive her wicked deeds.

Other

Comment #: 22433
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rodgers must recuse herself from the Kent Hovind proceeding. She has shown herself to be extremely prejudiced against Christians in Hovind's and previous court cases. She declared that his totally legal self-declared tax exemption as a church was "worse than rape". She also removed incriminating statements from the court record, itself a criminal offense. Judge Rodgers needs to be impeached.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22428
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Where is the justice in Kent Hovind's case? Dont you have a conscience? How have you slept at night for the last 99 months? MIND BOGGLING. I could never carry the burden of being in your position. Please understand that your decisions have a LONG lasting effect. Please on 3/2/15 be slow to speak, slow to anger, and quick to listen. Please soften your heart and release this man.

Other

Comment #: 22427
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rodgers is a biased disgrace to our justice system and concerning the case of Dr Kent hovind you should remove yourself from the case because of your obviously displayed biases towards dr hovind concerning his beliefs and the unconstitutional tax structuring laws brought against him meant for drug lords/traffickers. Not for the operation of religious freedom and evangelism. I hope judge Rodgers, that you have the morality to not only what is required of you but also what is morally right. Please do what is right judge Rodgers.

Other

Comment #: 22426
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rodgers exemplifies all that is wrong with our justice system. We would all be better off if she were flipping burgers somewhere.

Other

Comment #: 22422
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Rodgers is a disgrace to our justice system. A judge should be unbiased and should judge according to the laws of the land. Judge Rodgers has instead shown personal bias and even advised jurors incorrectly by altering a law in order to get the jurors to convict a person tried in her court. This is inexcusable, especially for a judge. She should be removed from her office.

Other

Comment #: 22416
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have grave concerns about Judge Rodgers presiding over Dr. Kent Hovind's case on March 2, 2015. It is my firm belief that she should recuse herself from this case because of anti-Christian bias and conflict of interests. We have a group from Louisiana driving in to the courthouse to pray for and support Dr. Hovind on his court day. Thank you.

Other

Comment #: 22412
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Rogers is obviously bias and corrupt. Clearly this judge needs to be investigated and removed from office till such investigation is final. It does our country no good to have judges like Ms. Rodgers. In the case of Kent Hovind the sentence is cruel and unconstitutional.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22411
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In the ears of the entire court, uttered a very sick and unrelated opinion of a defendent while passing sentence.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22410
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rodgers:
Undoubtedly, you are a person who is concerned about upholding the rule of law otherwise you would not be a federal judge. I am sure that the job you do is a most difficult and thankless one. No matter how you rule in any given case you will always make someone very upset at your ruling.

In the case of Kent Hovind, it appears as though you may be making his case into a personal matter instead of maintaining a fair and balanced approach. Surely you have to admit that putting this man behind bars for possibly 20 more years is way beyond reasonable? Don't you feel justice would be better served if you recused yourself from this case and allowed someone who has not had any prior dealing with Mr. Hovind to preside over the upcoming trial?

I really hope you will give it serious consideration. If not; I believe you will, undoubtedly, spend the rest of your life feeling guilty about the injustice that your further involvement in this case will end up producing. I do not know Mr. Hovind, however, I have studied his case extensively and it appears to this outsider that the fact that Mr. Hovind has refused to bend his knee to Ceasar and repented of perceived wrongdoing, you have taken this as a personal affront and you are out to destroy him instead of seeking justice and fairness.

Other

Comment #: 22408
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Hello your honor if you had a loved one that was sentenced life in prison after serving nearly a decade in prison without hurting anybody wouldn't that make you sad and miss that person. Well kent hovind is a loving father and friend. I ask that you please release him because he has family. He is at an age were just 20 more years would put him at life. He does not hurt society. I know he speaks out against evolution but he has a freedom of speech please dont be personal towards him what if your loved one was in the same situation. In the end we all die anyways so let him live out his final years in peace with his family every human deserve to be be free at one point or another after they served their time. This is his point 8 years is long enough and please release him to his family even if guilty his time is plenty enough how many murderers there are out there who have served less time than he has. He never hurt anybody thank you for spending your time to read read all the way through.

Other

Comment #: 22404
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A spearhead of the IRS movement to silence opposition, Margaret Rodgers is a tool in the hands of the federal establishment. She is not to be trusted, and should be incarcerated for her abuses of judicial power.

Other

Comment #: 22403
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Needs to be investigated. It appears her courtroom is corrupt. Will will pray for her to repent her ways.

Other

Comment #: 22402
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rodgers and the IRS need to be investigated by Congress - plain and simple.

Other

Comment #: 22400
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Kent Hovind's trial. Really?

Other

Comment #: 22398
Rating:1.0
Comments:
treatment of Kent Hovind is abominable.
withholding transcripts so an appeal could not be made - taking the "worse than rape" statement out of the record
conflict of interest (profiting from giving people lengthy jail terms)
anti-religious bias She should not be the judge in Mr. Hovind's next trial.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22396
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Truth always is revealed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22391
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am utterly shocked to find out about the "rape" comment this judge used as a comparison to Kent Hovind. And removing it from the record. Where is your honor oh honorable judge? Where is the justice? Mam how could you go on with your daily living while this man rots away. Even if he is guilty of structuring the punishment far exceeds the crime. Not to mention the law was designed for drug activity and you have used it against a pastor. Never drank a sip of alcohol, never utters a cuss word. Never touched drugs. May the Lord soften your heart and suppress your mount Everest size pride. Lord willing.

Other

Comment #: 22387
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rogers is not fit to do her job by "Rule of law" due to her biased anti-christian view.

Other

Comment #: 22385
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This woman is openly bias and hostile toward Christians in her court room. How is she still sitting on a bench in America?

Other

Comment #: 22378
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge has an obvious religious freedom bias and misled the jury. It is obvious to anybody that she is trying to make an example of Kent Hovind and is now trying to rule over a trial to have in prison for life. For which violent criminals have spent less time in jail than he has already. He harmed no one. This is injustice of the most egregious kind. She should recuse herself from duty as she is not fit to be an impartial judge. If she doesn't, she should be removed.

Other

Comment #: 22377
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
well judge Rogers, families of America thank you for following through with the persecution of a loving Christian man? to fulfill the prosecution's agenda of keeping honest, riteous men away from their families and in prison.. so our daughters can be watched by the men the likes of those who wish to rape 5 year old girls? great choice! now, how are you going to explain your ruling to your children and your husband. We need men like Kent Hovind in this country, in our cities in our towns, spreading the message of love and truth to our children and keeping them safe. Wake Up America! We cannot have individuals such as judge Margaret C Rodgers making decisions for our families. remove her from office.

Other

Comment #: 22376
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
well judge Rogers, families of America thank you for following through with the persecution of a loving Christian man? to fulfill the prosecution's agenda of keeping honest, riteous men away from their families and in prison.. so our daughters can be watched by the men the likes of those who wish to rape 5 year old girls? great choice! now, how are you going to explain your ruling to your children and your husband. We need men like Kent Hovind in this country, in our cities in our towns, spreading the message of love and truth to our children and keeping them safe. Wake Up America! We cannot have individuals such as judge Margaret C Rodgers making decisions for our families. remove her from office.

Other

Comment #: 22372
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Margaret Casey Rodgers is incompetent and biased and does not uphold justice. She sentenced Kent Hovind to 10 years in prison for a crime that received an average sentence of 14 months in 2013. During sentencing, she said that Kent Hovind was not supporting the military by not paying taxes. Our ministers are in the same category as our military. The are public servants. That is why ministers are not required to pay taxes. The tradition of granting clergy immunity from taxation dates back to the founding of our country and all its traditions. Kent Hovind is a public servant who has taken a vow of poverty. Judge Rodgers showed her ignorance and was a disgrace to our country when she spoke so utterly disrespectfully to this man of God.

Other

Comment #: 22371
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Although I see no one reviews these and obviously puts little weight to any comments made here, due to the first negative comments made were in 2008 and this Judge is still on the bench. But what the heck. I am a citizen of the United States. You are supposed to represent my best interests. I do not know Judge Rogers, so I cannot personally comment veracity. What I would like to comment on is fairness and conscious. Dr. Kent Hovind has served nearly a decade in federal custody for a crime that did not injure anyone except our tax structure. Today we have several high profile persons that owe the IRS millions of dollars that are not being sent to jail, their homes are not being raided by teams of federal agents. He has never threatened anyone except one off hand comment on a radio program. Which, today dozens of celebrities make irrational statements regularly and do not find themselves incarcerated. I am not a follower and do not know him well, but from what I do know of his case at this point in his advanced life at the end of his prison term is it right to put this man in prison again? Costing tax payer dollars when so many criminals are free that are not "White collar" criminals? Or is this personal? I ask that this mans charges be dropped and send him home to his family. Thank you.

Other

Comment #: 22369
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rogers is a perfect example of what is WRONG with the justice system in this country. Her personal biases and seeming vendetta against religion make it clear that she is in no uncertain terms UNQUALIFIED for the office and should be removed.

Other

Comment #: 22366
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Kent Hovind's case shows so many things wrong about the way the law was used against him. I listened to her in a recording saying it is not about religious persecution, but I find that very hard to believe, especially considering the new charges and the crazy severity of the old charges. This lady gives justice and women judges a very bad name and I am a woman. I think she should resign.

Other

Comment #: 22365
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I've written two federal lawsuits, pro se, one of which suceeded. I've examined the transcript of one criminal case overseen by Rodgers. It was very troubling.

The defense somehow managed to file an appeal prematurely, which the clerk interpreted as an interlocutory appeal. In court, the defense then asked to have the "interlocutory" appeal regarded as a properly filed appeal. Rodgers told the defense that they would have to research case law to find out if she, Rodgers, could do that. Strange....

Rodgers also repeatedly ignored citations of clearly established case law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19319
Rating:2.8
Comments:
She is doing some good things in her capacity as a federal judge regarding criminal rehabilitation efforts. The problem is she was unqualified to be a federal judge when appointed though she has mellowed and matured some since. She reasons to conclusions and has for example a reputation of ignoring Florida bad faith law in favor of her view of what the law should be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18024
Rating:4.2
Comments:
Judge Rodgers appears to be a results-oriented pro-business judge. She freely ignores binding precedent in order to reach her desired result. Her legal reasoning, such as it is, tends to be an afterthought to justify her policy-oriented decision. She displays little intellectual integrity and is highly predictable in her rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13817
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Lacks familiarity with cases before her. Does not read or understand filings that attorneys have labored over. Poor work ethic, not much sense of impartiality.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12970
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Was very slow to rule on or review motions. I was worried that this meant she was too busy and would want to get rid of cases to lighten her load. Sadly it seems I was right as my case was dismissed with sketch logic that did not add up at all. It is not consistent with case law and will not doubt be quoted time and time again in the near future by lawyers in similar cases. She twisted the law as far as she could to lighten her load.

Other

Comment #: 9098
Rating:1.0
Comments:
AS A FEDERAL JUDGE YOU HAVE TAKEN AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE LAWS OF THIS LAND AS THEY WERE WRITTEN IN 1776. WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING THAT? WE HAVE A RIGHT TO PRAY WHEN EVER WE WANT TO AND WHEN.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6895
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Although she came to the bench without a great deal of trial experience she has worked hard at learning the job and has significantly improved. Industrious and fair, she is a good judge now and will be very good as she gathers experience.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6131
Rating:1.3
Comments:
A silly prima donna who was nowhere near ready to become the country's youngest US district judge. She is a spoiled child who thinks that the whole process is about adulation for her and her "achievements".

A couple years ago, she was at a youth soccer game (she presumes to run the program as if it's under her jurisdiction...), she got gonged on the head by an errant ball, while she was absorbed in a cell phone conversation. The resulting torrent of obscenities and temper tantrum were totally inconsistent with the conduct we expect of even the least capable occupants of the federal bench. In front of her kids and many others, to boot.

Wholly unqualified for this position. Plain and simple, she needs to be impeached at the earliest opportunity.