"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.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The #JudgeBrendaWeaver saga - Part I. Since JQC and FBI refused to consider the evidence of corruption of #JudgeBrendaWeaver, it must be published.

I have written a lot about judicial misconduct in the State of Georgia, and dedicated several posts to the outrageous situation when, in order to cover up the use of racist language by a white male judge, a white female judge engaged in a campaign of persecution of a journalist, Mark Thomason, and his attorney, Russel Stookey, had her former law clerk (and now District Attorney) Alison Sosebee illegally arrest them, throw them in jail, charge them with felonies - and how these courageous people were able to get out of jail and get their charges dropped (but, as far as I know, not expunged yet) only after an outcry started by a no less courageous journalist, Rhonda Cook.

In fact, upon my information, but for Rhonda Cook, at least one of these two people, had a considerable chance of not surviving the ordeal.

I wrote about that persecution of journalist Mark Thomason and Attorney Stookey 

here (with additional links to more blogs within this article) and here.

I also wrote how the State of Georgia appears to target criminal defense attorneys with disciplinary actions for nonsense while allowing attorneys and judges engaged in corruption escape any accountability.

I also wrote how the State of Georgia allows its judges caught in misconduct to escape accountability, run from the bench, get into the legislature, and from there, attempt to squash (oops, "reform") the very body that was supposed, on behalf of the public, to investigate and prosecute judicial misconduct in the state.

As one of the witnesses to this sad story told me characterizing this whole mess with judges "helping out" one another to escape accountability in investigations of corruption - the best way to survive a firing squad is to kill the firing squad, first.

And that's exactly what Judge Brenda Weaver has been doing with the two people who had the audacity to apply for court records and, when told to buzz off, and told, and told, and told again, and threatened, and threatened again, and slapped with a motion for thousands of dollars for attorney fees, and slapped with "judge-friendly media" slander - continued to go on and on in digging more and more and even submitting the entire file to the FBI.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, while our world-renowned "free press" is busy discussing the "flood footwear" and the next faux pas of our President, that same free press, nearly all of it, with few courageous exceptions, turned a completely deaf ear to the BASHING, vicious, cruel bashing of a journalist, who dared to investigate a CORRUPT judge.

Well, the "free press" did not actually turn a completely deaf ear - only a tone deaf ear.

Because, the so-called mass media central press sources DID cover the recent DISMISSAL of complaints (4 of them, including one from a professional association of journalists of the State of Georgia) against Judge Brenda Weaver, saying that:

1. after investigation and talking to ONE witness (Judge Weaver's former law clerk, Judge Weaver's husband's former employee and the prosecutor in the case who signed the arrest warrant Alison Sosebee), the investigation took what Sosebee told them at face value and dismissed the case for "lack of evidence" and as being "without merit"; 

and that

2. the Judicial Qualification Commission is satisfied that Judge Weaver did not influence prosecutor Sosebee in any way in the investigation and prosecution of Mark Thomason and Attorney Russell Sosebee;  

3. JQC noted that the FBI investigation against Judge Weaver has ended with no charges filed; and then

the Commission bashed - no, not Judge Brenda Weaver for using her considerable power and connections for corrupting, as this series of blogs, based on documentary evidence and witness accounts, will show, EVERYBODY who had any role at all in this investigation.  No, the JQC bashed the VICTIMS of Judge Brenda Weaver,

Since such words in such documents under such circumstances are only too familiar to me, as an investigative reporter on judicial corruption of many years, and constitute a "go-ahead" to other authorities to further prosecute Thomason and Stookey in any possible manner they can invent, contrive or fabricate, and 

since the Judicial Qualifications Commission preferred to blatantly LIE to the public that there was no evidence of misconduct of Judge Brenda Weaver when it had TONS of such documentary evidence presented to it, I will start to PUBLISH that evidence -

so that the public would see for itself what exactly Brenda Weaver is and how exactly she "cleared her name", as the "mainstream" "free press" so readily agreed, without doing its job and using their considerable resources to do a proper journalistic investigation, see:

See also reports SAVORING the bashing of the victims of judicial corruption, SAVORING that the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which was RIDDEN (as the later blogs will show) with conflicts of interest - "lambasted" the journalist and his attorney for exercising their right to get access to open court records, and be slapped with a defamation lawsuit for their efforts, as well as jailed, starved, charged with felonies, harassed and intimidated.

It all boiled down, in the eyes of the Commission - as reported by the "free press", to Thomason's and Stookey's "personal dislike" of the judge.

After reading these publications and the documents I am planning to publish, you be the judge of that.

My later blogs will show how much of "personal dislike" every honest member of the public in the State of Georgia should have to this corrupt woman.

Let me give you a tiny sneak preview of her "unofficial biography" to come and tell you that:

  • She was the Chairperson of the JQC before its "reform" and was forced to resign only long after the complaints were filed, and only because of a public outcry;
  • She was represented in the dismissed FBI investigation by the PRESENT JQC Chairman;
  • Her daughter works in the law firm of one of the members of the JQC who decided this case and DID NOT recuse, and - to crown it all;
  • she DID influence criminal investigation and prosecution of Thomason and Stookey, and there is evidence and witnesses of that, which the corrupt JQC did not want to consider;
  • she bought off the attorney for the court reporter not only with money, $17,000 out of her "court operating account" which was supplied - as a bribe - by the County and not the State, similarly to how it happened in Los Angeles County in California recently, but also with a nomination of that attorney to a judgeship, instead of the judge who called a witness "nigger Ray", repeatedly, and Brenda Weaver ordered the stenographer to cook the transcripts and cook the audio tape so that the media "would not get what they want", and there are witnesses to stenographer admitting to that order;
  • that the Speaker of the Legislature of the State of Georgia who appointed some of the members of the JQC who decided this case is - guess, who? - Judge Brenda Weaver's former SWEETHEART, and that there is an interesting history stemming from certain arrangements between him, Brenda Weaver's husband's family, and the Governor of the State as to how to make Brenda Weaver a judge.
And that is only a tiny crown of the iceberg of evidence that the JQC - in this composition and with THIS amount and depth of conflicts of interest - would not like to look at and preferred to ignore.

Personal dislike.


For publication of the ugly story, in a series of blog articles, of how Judge Brenda Weaver

  • robbed taxpayers of money,
  • robbed taxpayers of honest judicial services,
  • robbed taxpayers of their trust in the integrity of the judiciary, and
  • corrupted or intimidated everybody around her, with documentary proof and witness accounts - 

Stay tuned.

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