"If the judges interpret the laws themselves, and suffer none else to interpret, they may easily make, of the laws, [a shredded] shipman's hose!" - King James I of England, around 1616.

“No class of the community ought to be allowed freer scope in the expression or publication of opinions as to the capacity, impartiality or integrity of judges than members of the bar. They have the best opportunities of observing and forming a correct judgment. They are in constant attendance on the courts. Hundreds of those who are called on to vote never enter a court-house, or if they do, it is only at intervals as jurors, witnesses or parties. To say that an attorney can only act or speak on this subject under liability to be called to account and to be deprived of his profession and livelihood by the very judge or judges whom he may consider it his duty to attack and expose, is a position too monstrous to be entertained for a moment under our present system,” Justice Sharwood in Ex Parte Steinman and Hensel, 95 Pa 220, 238-39 (1880).

“This case illustrates to me the serious consequences to the Bar itself of not affording the full protections of the First Amendment to its applicants for admission. For this record shows that [the rejected attorney candidate] has many of the qualities that are needed in the American Bar. It shows not only that [the rejected attorney candidate] has followed a high moral, ethical and patriotic course in all of the activities of his life, but also that he combines these more common virtues with the uncommon virtue of courage to stand by his principles at any cost.

It is such men as these who have most greatly honored the profession of the law. The legal profession will lose much of its nobility and its glory if it is not constantly replenished with lawyers like these. To force the Bar to become a group of thoroughly orthodox, time-serving, government-fearing individuals is to humiliate and degrade it.” In Re Anastaplo, 18 Ill. 2d 182, 163 N.E.2d 429 (1959), cert. granted, 362 U.S. 968 (1960), affirmed over strong dissent, 366 U.S. 82 (1961), Justice Black, Chief Justice Douglas and Justice Brennan, dissenting.

" I do not believe that the practice of law is a "privilege" which empowers Government to deny lawyers their constitutional rights. The mere fact that a lawyer has important responsibilities in society does not require or even permit the State to deprive him of those protections of freedom set out in the Bill of Rights for the precise purpose of insuring the independence of the individual against the Government and those acting for the Government”. Lathrop v Donohue, 367 US 820 (1961), Justice Black, dissenting.

"The legal profession must take great care not to emulate the many occupational groups that have managed to convert licensure from a sharp weapon of public defense into blunt instrument of self-enrichment". Walter Gellhorn, "The Abuse of Occupational Licensing", University of Chicago Law Review, Volume 44 Issue 1, September of 1976.

“Because the law requires that judges no matter how corrupt, who do not act in the clear absence of jurisdiction while performing a judicial act, are immune from suit, former Judge Ciavarella will escape liability for the vast majority of his conduct in this action. This is, to be sure, against the popular will, but it is the very oath which he is alleged to have so indecently, cavalierly, baselessly and willfully violated for personal gain that requires this Court to find him immune from suit”, District Judge A. Richard Caputo in H.T., et al, v. Ciavarella, Jr, et al, Case No. 3:09-cv-00286-ARC in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Document 336, page 18, November 20, 2009. This is about judges who were sentencing kids to juvenile detention for kickbacks.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Bowie family in the service of Delaware County - or the other way around

Here are some scans and references to employees of Delaware County, New York, with the last name "Bowie".

This is the salary information of Delaware County Deputy Sheriff Derek Bowie (here is his official photograph from the site of Delaware County Sheriff's Department):

This is salary information of Delaware County District Attorney's Office investigator Jeffrey Bowie - who may still be not credentialed as a police officer or as a civil service employee.

Jeffrey Bowie who, upon information and belief and based on reports in the press, has never passed a civil service exam, gets $27,700 more than his nephew Derek Bowie, Delaware County Sheriff.

It is possible that it is a deputy's pay that Jeffrey Bowie is "threatened" with that got him so ticked off that he bragged about his powers, that he is going to have Delaware County DSS Commissioner Dana Scuderi-Hunter charged with a felony because she seeks to reduce his pay by $24,000.

Seems not to be a coincidence.

Here is the salary information of Elizabeth Bowie.

Elizabeth Bowie is or has been married to Jeff Bowie.

At least, she was reportedly participating in organizing surveillance of her husband Jeffrey Bowie's affair with DSS legal secretary Leslie Eck, who was at that time married to the then Delaware County Deputy Sheriff Ken Eck (since suspended) - while the couple was reportedly spending time in the middle of the night in a county car.

In May of 2015 NYS Comptroller confirmed that Delaware County DSS does not control assignment or use of county vehicles.

As a result of surveillance, Ken Eck was suspended, but Jeff Bowie and his wife Elizabeth remained employed.

 A public record, a disciplinary decision against a Hamden Town court justice, also refers to a Jon Bowie, as a Delaware County Deputy Sheriff at the time of the disciplinary action against the judge.

As well as in reports of Deputy Ken Eck's suspension/reinstatement hearing where, reportedly, testimony was offered that Delaware County Sheriff's Department was involved in Nazi salutes and ticket-fixing - and where testimony was also offered that officers were afraid for their jobs for testifying.

So, three members of the Bowie family toil for Delaware County at present, and Derek Bowie replaced his uncle Jon in the position of Sheriff's Deputy.

And the County has no anti-nepotism policy.

And the Bowie family appears to rule who the District Attorney is indicting for felonies, even in cases where members of the Bowie family are themselves involved in felonies - but are, of course, not prosecuted by the District Attorney.

And the County Attorney does not introduce anti-nepotism policy for years.

And both the County Attorney and the District Attorney are running for judicial seats.

A true paradise - but not for taxpayers.


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    1. I use my real name - you don't. I put in evidence - you try to just call me names. You are only showing to the world how pathetic you are.