"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, November 9, 2016

Delaware County (NY) criminal court Judges Richard Northrup and Gary Rosa support a court officer who resigned during a pending criminal felony investigation and throw for her a "retirement" party in a courtroom

Here is an interesting timeline for litigants and attorneys in Delaware County, New York.

On October 19, 2016 I've mailed, by certified mail, a criminal complaint against Delaware County Clerk Sharon O'Dell and her personnel who enters court judgment (Debra and Haley).

I filed that sworn criminal complaint with the Delhi Village Police and the Delaware County Sheriff's Department - and with Delaware County Board of Supervisors, requesting immediate removal of Sharon O'Dell and whoever from her personnel participated in the fraud - and impeachment of Sharon O'Dell.

On October 24, 2016 the Delhi Village Police, the Delaware County Sheriff's Department and the Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors James Eisel received the criminal complaint by certified mail.

After that, things moved fast.

On October 25, 2016 Chairman of Delaware County Board of Supervisors James Eisel sent me a letter:

  1. acknowledging receipt of my "letter" (sworn criminal complaint) of October 19, 2016;
  2. stating that he will share the "letter" with the "Legislative Committee which has oversight responsibility for the County Clerk's Office", but
  3. warned me that "since [I] have filed [my] complaint with law enforcement, [Eisel] will await the results of an investigation before forming an opinion on how to proceed".
Here is the letter.

On October 26, 2016, the next day after Eisel's letter to me, Walton Reporter announced Sharon O'Dell's "retirement".

The article cited the same James Eisel claiming he will miss Sharon O'Dell greatly, and cited Sharon O'Dell lamenting that it was (suddenly, right before the elections, without allowing anybody to run as a replacement) it is "time for her" to go and that the courthouse personnel will greatly miss her cooking.

When I looked at the Walton Reporter article today, I did not see any more, on the right of the article, the paid advertisement of the Delaware-Otsego-Chenango (Del-Chen-O) Women's Bar Association, a new organization that has as members, two sitting judges, a former judge, three law clerks of sitting judges, and a variety of employees and relatives of judges, as well as attorneys who receive lucrative case assignments from those judges.

Yet, it was there several days ago, and I saved the article together with that advertisement, as evidence of Sharon O'Dell's endorsement by the organization where Nancy Deming, law clerk to Delaware County Family Court Judge Gary Rosa, is a member.

On October 27, 2016, the County Shopper ran the announcement of Sharon O'Dell's "retirement", complete with the endorsement of Sharon O'Dell by the Del-Chen-O.

On October 28, 2016, the Chief of Delhi Village Police Michael Mills sent me a letter:

  1. acknowledging receipt of my "written criminal complaint against Jonathan Follender, Debra Green, M & C Brothers and Sharon O'Dell"; and
  2. notifying me that the complaint "will be investigated by the Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Division", Senior Investigator Karl Vagts.

On the same October 28, 2016, Maria Almanza Kelso, the Chairman of the Republican Committee of Delaware County

posted several pictures on Facebook from Sharon O'Dell's retirement party that, according to pictures and my personal knowledge of the room portrayed in the pictures, was held on the 2nd floor of the Delaware County Courthouse, in the "Grand Jury Room" also used as a courtroom for hearings and trials.

I note amongst the 35 "likes" the "like" of Lillian Browne of the Walton Reporter.

Here are the pictures that Maria Kelso posted on Facebook from Sharon O'Dell's "retirement party":

The guy speaking to Sharon O'Dell is Walton attorney Michael DeGroat, frequently assigned by local judges as a foreclosure referee.

The guy in the background is Walton attorney Gary Greyson.

Note the last picture.

Sharon O'Dell is featured next to Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills (upon information and belief, Delhi Chief of Police Michael Mill's brother) - the one who is currently supposedly investigating her.

It is a big joke for both.

People normally do not mockingly portray themselves behind bars unless they are absolutely sure that they are so above the law that they will never get there.

Note this picture, too.

The man in glasses diligently loading up from the goodies on the table in a courtroom, to commemorate running from office ("retirement") of a court officer under criminal investigation of documented criminal behavior, is a criminal court judge and former Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup.

See him in one of my previous blogs receiving oath of office from a private attorney (former judge) Carl Becker.

There are only two local criminal court judges dealing with felonies - and my criminal complaint was of felonies, which is why the Sheriff's office is investigating:

  1. Judge Gary Rosa - and his law clerk Nancy Deming is a member of Del-Chen-O, an organization that paid for two advertisements in two separate newspapers endorsing Sharon O'Dell during the pendency of the criminal investigation against her; and
  2. Judge Richard Northrup - who allowed a "retirement party" to be held for a suspect under criminal investigation, in the courthouse, where he personally attended and ate, thus projecting to everybody involved the message that Sharon O'Dell did nothing wrong, and thus prejudging the criminal case.

Among the attendees of the "retirement party" are Sharon O'Dell's two subordinates, Debra Goodrich

and Haley Gransbury

who are also the subjects of my criminal complaint, because the complaint was not only against Sharon O'Dell, but against her personnel who may have entered the fraudulent judgment with Sharon O'Dell "Enter" stamp - and there are only two employees in Delaware County Clerk's office who enter such judgment:

Debra Goodrich (left on the picture below) and Haley Gransbury (on the far left).

Yet, apparently, a criminal complaint filed against them with irrefutable supporting documentary evidence is some kind of a joke.

It could have been a joke yesterday - when FBI was also turned into a joke by presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Yet, today, with Donald Trump elected president, even though on a Republican ticket (and Sharon O'Dell is a Republican), Donald Trump will have to show voters who elected him that he is worthy of the trust put into him - starting with cleaning up the DOJ and FBI that caused the American people to be so disgusted with corruption in the government that they elected an outsider of the political establishment, even a not-so-attractive outsider, in a landslide.

The FBI and DOJ will have to walk on eggshells in anticipation of President Trump's cleanup, and might actually do their job properly, at least for a short period of time.

Since the feds are now also available for investigation of Sharon O'Dell's (and the crew's) crimes, because the fraudulent judgment was sent through mail across the state borders, as Sharon O'Dell knew it would be, it will not be only brothers Mills who would be investigating, and it will not be only Judges Rosa and Northrup available to preside over the criminal case - when both judges already disqualified themselves by wishing the "happy retirement" of Sharon O'Dell, and, for Northrup, even allowing her to hold a "retirement party" in  courtroom which he attended.

It is disgusting when the County establishment acts like a criminal investigation against a county official for commission of felonies in a courthouse:

  • by hiding the fact of the criminal investigation - starting with the "courageous journalist" Lillian Browne of Walton Reporter who reports only what she is allowed to report;
  • by endorsing a suspect under criminal investigation as if nothing happened, and by
  • allowing a suspect under criminal investigation for committing  crime in the courthouse to hold parties in that same courthouse and inviting there for entertainment, a judge who may be presiding over the criminal case.
Disgusting - but very typical for Delaware County, New York.

Hopefully, not for long.

And, be aware - while Sharon O'Dell "retired", the two other people who may have filed a multi-thousand dollar fraudulent judgement contrary to a court order, but at a request of an attorney/judge, obviously thinking that I am so below the law that anything against me goes - remain on the job, and can do to anyone else what they have done to me.


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