A Circuit Court Judge went too far, too fast, by announcing his ruling based on his knowledge of the case in earlier years and possible review of the file, and a Guardian Ad Litem's presentation, without letting the petitioner present evidence. (The respondent did not even try to present evidence.) A mother whose child had been placed for adoption, with an aunt, filed for visitation, but the judge discontinued the trial in the middle of the mother's presentation of evidence, in order to go to hear another case in another county. Despite repeated requests from counsel, a hearing to conclude the case was not set for nearly two years, and the judge said at the beginning of the hearing, after hearing from the Guardian Ad Litem, that the mother could not have visitation because she had now gone too long without it. The Court of Appeals holds that it was error to deny the visitation, and grant the final adoption, without hearing all the evidence. Gregory v. Martin, 9/16/14 (unpublished).