"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.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The #JudgeBrendaWeaver saga, Part V - what is the State Attorney General waiting for?

This is my 5th blog in the series about corrupt State of Georgia Judge Brenda Weaver - by the way, it is a mystery for me why she is still on the bench since her term was supposed to expire in 2016.

My previous blogs, Parts I through IV - are available on the right in the list of blog articles.

My question to the State Attorney General, the Chief State Officer charged with prosecuting crimes within the state is - what are you waiting for, Mr. Christopher Carr?

You have TWO public documents CONFIRMING in black and white that three counties of the State of Georgia - Fannin, Pickens and Gilmer - openly BRIBE ALL CIRCUIT judges in the Appallachian Judicial Circuit.  All of them.

Why didn't you arrest everybody who:

  1. gave these bribes;
  2. received these bribes,
  3. benefited from these bribes and
  4. engaged in an elaborate scheme to quash and run out of business and out of town anybody who tried to get access to records of this criminal scheme or to make that criminal scheme known to the public.
Here are the PUBLIC admissions in documents, about that criminal scheme, Mr. Carr, for your convenience.

First, the State Judicial Qualifications Commission issued a decision just one week ago confirming that criminal scheme, but, due to the fact that the Commission may be well paid out of the bribery accounts of the circuit judges - well, at least Judge Weaver hired the Chairman of JQC to represent her in a related FBI investigation, and I doubt that the Chairman did that for Brenda Weaver's beautiful eyes.

Here is the decision, Mr. Carr.

Look what it says.

You have a ready admission, Mr. Carr, of the State Judicial Qualifications Commission, based on their investigation, that counties - and, very possibly, more than just Fannin, Pickens and Gilmer counties - fund "operating accounts" of "each of the judges" in the Appallachian Circuit.

It is a crime, Mr. Carr, don't you know?

I understand that your position as the ATTORNEY FOR JUDGE WEAVER - in case she is sued for violation of Mark Thomason and Russell Stookey's civil rights, as you always do - will prevent you from prosecuting Judge Weaver, your own client.

But - have some decency, really, have somebody neutral appointed for an investigation of this criminal scheme.

And here is the second document for your attention, a letter to Judge Brenda Weaver on the official letterhead of the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners, signed by a public official, Sandi Holden, a Finance Officer of the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners.

In that letter the Gilmer County Finance Officer Holden acknowledges that not only the County has been bribing a State Court judge, but that it has been doing that for at least three years.  Finance Officer Holden talks about cancelled checks deposited into the Appalachian Judicial Circuit Account.

JQC decision speaks about SEVERAL such accounts, one per each judge.

So, Mr. Carr - you have a CONFIRMED criminal bribery scheme, KNOWN participants, CONFIRMED existence of documents.  

And that confirmed bribery scheme is only the tip of the iceberg of what ELSE Judge Brenda Weaver and her crew did and has been doing, obviously, for years, in her stables.

What are you waiting for now?

Maybe, you need to look for another job if you cannot do your own - prosecute CRIMES?

And yes, I have a right to ask that question - because the State of Georgia uses federal funds, and my own tax money, too, to pay YOUR salary, Mr. Carr.  

So, do your job, please.

Or - leave and let somebody else do it.

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