New York is not Ohio, I guess.
Such a dismissal means that the court refuses to review whether Judge Becker did or did not engage in malicious and corrupt conduct on the bench, as claimed by the plaintiffs in these lawsuits, claimed under oath, by the way.
- David Roosa
- Joseph Orlando
- Michael Hazen
- Alecia Bracci
- Frederick J. Neroni
- Tatiana Neroni
- Joseph Goodnough
- Maria Aron
- Nicholas Mitchell
It is not easy to win a lawsuit against a judge.
Remember, his brother (or sister) judge reviews that lawsuit against a judge.
And his brother (or sister) judge will either invent a doctrine covering a member of her class, or will apply the doctrine created by another brother judge, and will not look whether such a doctrine does or does not comport with the Federal Constitution, as long as it serves "independence of the judiciary". From the tenets of the law.
Lawsuits of David Roosa, Joseph Orlando, Michael Hazen, Alecia Bracci, Tatiana Neroni, Frederick J. Neroni and Joseph Goonough against Judge Becker were dismissed on immunity grounds, and only the case of Frederick J. Neroni was recently partially remanded by the appellate court on a narrow issue whether under the new precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court Mr. Neroni's challenge to constitutionality of two New York statutes can proceed in federal court. Cases of Alecia Bracci, Tatiana Neroni and Frederick J. Neroni (another case) are pending on appeal.
The case Aron v. Becker, a case where Judge Becker denied a pistol license based on alleged hearsay statements of his own unspecified employees, which somehow outweighed 4 affidavits in support of Ms. Aron from people who knew her and her stellar life record, is still pending.
I already wrote about my own case in one of my first posts, describing how Judge Becker viciously sanctioned me and my husband after I sued him in state court, and added to those sanctions after I sued him for retaliation in federal court.
Time permitting, I will publish all of the lawsuits against Judge Becker (which are public records anyway) online, analyze them in detail and link that analysis, lawsuit by lawsuit, to this blog.
It is time to do something in New York with non-existent judicial discipline.
Judge Becker continues to sit on 6 benches:
- Delaware County Supreme Court;
- Delaware County Court - as trial court;
- Delaware County Drug Court - as extension of Delaware County Court (trial part);
- Delaware County Court -as appellate court from local justice courts of Delaware County;
- Delaware County Family Court;
- Delaware County Surrogate's Court
The vengeance of this particular judge is vicious and systemic, as my case shows, and people have a right to be afraid. Yet, there comes a time when being afraid will get you nowhere and will not protect you or your loved ones.
Meanwhile, New York State continues to condone Judge Becker's behavior, no matter how bad it gets, no matter how badly he bends or violates the law and people's rights, no matter what kind of trauma, stress, heartbreak, injury he leaves as his "legacy", no matter how openly he favors and disfavors attorneys and parties based on their social and political status and affiliation with the judge himself, or his friends and former co-workers.
New York state even provides to Judge Becker, when he is sued, free legal representation at taxpayer's expense. Judge Becker's free legal counsel is the New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman or one of 640 attorneys from Mr. Schneiderman's office, and all resources of the state of New York. By the way, Eric T. Schneiderman was elected by you to the position of the New York State Attorney General on a platform that he will protect New Yorkers from fraud. Yet, when such fraud, as an example, is committed by a judge on the bench, Eric T. Schneiderman does the reverse and protects the culprit from your rightful lawsuit, at your expense, while you might be scrambling to find an attorney willing to put his license and livelihood on the line to take your case.
Why does New York State Attorney General, even though he was elected by you to defend you from public officials violating your rights, defends Judge Becker when he violates your rights, from your rightful lawsuits.
Apparently, his "obligation" to defend the politically powerful outweighs his promises to the voters before he was elected. Moreover, do not forget that NYS Attorney General is himself a licensed attorney, and his license is within the hands of the judiciary. Thus, the judiciary has independence from the law for malicious and corrupt act, and you have as a result a timid legal profession which scrapes and bows to judges no matter what they do, in order to keep their licenses intact. Those who criticizes the judge, be he or she an attorney or not an attorney, does it only at her own peril.
But sometimes, no matter what the risk, you need to do what is right. There are moments in life where you are squarely staring at a choice that you cannot shirk.
So far, the 9 people from the list made those choices and filed those lawsuits alone.
Of course, whatever they are doing, can only make a dent in the armor of judicial immunity, if at all.
A systemic legislative initiative, or, possibly, a referendum to amend the State Constitution are needed to change the situation where judges usurped the power to be above the law, the power which nobody, not one person in the U.S. can have.
And such an abomination of justice is declared to help you as public in general to maintain independence of your elected judicial officers. I as a voter do not need or want my elected public servants, judicial officers, to be independent from the law and the very Constitution that they take an oath to protect when and in order to get on that bench.
It is time to do something about it.
I am sure Judge Becker is not alone in having become a tyrant on the bench.
Immunity and impunity made him a tyrant.
You know that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
You will not expect not to discipline a child if he errs. You know that if you don't discipline him, he'll err more and worse.
Not disciplining public officials, including judges, has the same effect. Judges are only human.
If you don't treat infection, it has a potential of growing into a gangrene and killing you.
Judicial immunity is undermining America democratic traditions declaring that nobody is above the law and everybody is equal under the law. It's time to make that maxim work, as applied to our public servants, judicial officers.
If we, the People of the State of New York, do not take action to end this shameful concept of absolute judicial immunity for malicious and corrupt acts of judges on the bench, we will continue to suffer injuries from judicial misconduct while having no remedies for such injuries.
Maybe also (although there is little hope for that without public outcry and media attention), New York State Commission for Judicial Conduct will finally look into the matter and consider sworn allegations of Judge Becker's victims in those dismissed and pending lawsuits?
As well as sworn allegations of victims of misconduct against other judges?
Judicial discipline does not require as a pre-requisite a judgment against such a judge and does not have statutes of limitations, at least that is what is being declared to the public. Maybe it's time to practice what is being preached about equality under the law and that sun is the best disinfectant?
It is in our hands not to be silent, to call on our representatives in the State and Federal Legislatures to put an end to the perversion of justice called "absolute judicial immunity" and to introduce effective, transparent and open system of judicial discipline, with active public participation.