In-District Radio Ads Urge GOP House Judiciary Members to Impeach AL Judge Arrested for Domestic Assault

Thursday, 12 March 2015

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In-District Radio Ads Urge GOP House Judiciary Members to Impeach AL Judge Arrested for Domestic Assault

Women’s Group UltraViolet Releases Scathing Radio Ad Urging Republican House Judiciary Members to Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON, DC — UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, is sounding the alarm about an Alabama judge who was arrested for assaulting his wife last August but remains on the Federal Bench, and women’s group UltraViolet is calling on the five GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee to remove Fuller from the bench.

After months of public scrutiny demanding Judge Mark Fuller resign, Congress is now considering taking action, and UltraViolet members are urging the US House Judiciary Committee to take a stand against domestic violence by impeaching him immediately. The radio ads, airing in California, Ohio, Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin target Rep. Darrell Issa, Rep. Steve Chabot, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep. Lamar Smith, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner respectively.

Listen to the new radio ads here:

“Domestic abusers have no place on a federal bench, that’s why we are urging Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee to stand with us against domestic violence by impeaching Mark Fuller,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet. “Judge Mark Fuller was arrested and charged for beating his then-wife, yet despite widespread condemnation he remains on the bench with a taxpayer-funded paycheck. We need Rep. Darrell Issa to demonstrate that there is no tolerance for domestic violence in the Federal court system.”

More than 45,000 people have signed on to a petition to the US House calling for his impeachment, see the petition here:

Some members of the committee have called for a drawn-out debate, but women’s group UltraViolet wants immediate justice, which can’t happen with a domestic abuser on the bench.

Last August, Mark Fuller was arrested after his then-wife called 911 for help when he attacked her in an Atlanta hotel. Instead of jail time, he was allowed to take a 24-week domestic violence intervention program. His record will be expunged– allowing him to remain on the bench unless Congress intervenes.

UltraViolet has been working since August to pressure Fuller to resign, with nearly 80,000 members calling on him to do so and an event near his office with local groups calling on him to resign.

For more information, or for interviews with UltraViolet, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at

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