J.A.I.L. News Journal
Los Angeles, California April 21, 2004
"Options" For Judicial Discipline
(Inquiry by a reader followed by our response below)
----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Severance
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 5:58 PM
Subject: Judicial Discipline
In addition to jail, please answer these questions. I am willing to present a "judicial discipline" case, but I need help. As an attorney, what assistance can and will you provide? With fox guarding the henhouse, this becomes a real challenge.
In a booklet I have regarding judicial discipline, here are the four criteria:
(1) Willful misconduct by a judge, including misconduct which, although not related to judicial duties, brings the judicial office into disrepute or is prejudicial to the administration of justice.; (2) Willful or persistent failure of a judge to perform judicial duties, including the incompetent performance of judicial duties; (3) Intemperance, including extreme or immoderate personal conduct;
(4) Any conduct on the part of a judge that constitutes a violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct; (5) a disability interfering with the performance of judicial duties which is or is likely to become permanent--drug/alcohol abuse.
From an attorney's viewpoint and having worked with these "black robed demons", explain in lay language please.
It would seem to me that violation of one's oath of office with all of the transgressions this brings might be a good place to start. Comments please? These demons are guilty of perjury and treason, conspiracy, extortion, misrepresentation that the judicial is judicial when in reality it is administrative.
Are there any court decisions regarding this issue? Where would one research a topic like this? Am Jur?
This is Barbie responding. Thanks for your inquiry and comments.
Ron is not an attorney and is glad that he isn't. Many attorneys have become ashamed of their profession because of the corruption of the system. Many have joined up with J.A.I.L. because they realize it is the only answer to the problem of judicial corruption.
Please understand that regardless of what you read in books-- lawbooks or otherwise-- the system doesn't work. Judges disregard law and even their own precedents. The judiciary are simply out of control because they are a "law unto themselves." There is no redress in our courts for the people.
I put out a J.A.I.L. News Journal last week titled "J.A.I.L. Is The DUTY of The People" (to enforce the Constitution). I hope you received it. If you didn't, let us know. As I stated there, our unaccountable judiciary is the problem that begets all other problems. It is the DUTY of the people to take measures to see to it that their rights are protected by enforcing the terms of the Constitution upon the judiciary. That means is J.A.I.L.
If you haven't already done so, please look at our website at www.jail4judges.org and read the J.A.I.L. Initiative for details on how J.A.I.L. will operate. All states are patterned after the California Initiative.
I note that while we have you on our regular mailing list, you are not a Colorado JAILer. We'd like to add you to the JAILers' list as well and refer you to the Colorado leadership.
I also talk about the oath issue in that JNJ. I ask the question, how can the judiciary take the oath to support and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, when in fact, based on well-documented evidence all across this country, the judicial system is DOMESTIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE? They disregard the Supremacy Clause which states not only that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, but that "the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding." How much stronger can that be?
Well, the problem is the lack of enforcement of the Constitution upon the judges. When the Constitution was written, too much trust was given to the judiciary to be the sole authority to determine constitutional mandates as they saw fit. That has led to the breach of the public trust and the judiciary are now out of control. This problem will not be solved until the passage of J.A.I.L. under which the people will be able to enforce the Constitution, and judges will be held accountable to the people under constitutional scrutiny. That's the way it should have been when the Constitution was created. The Constitution, or any law, is only as good as its enforcement capability. Without a means of enforcement, it becomes words on paper only. That's what we are left with today.
It doesn't take a lawyer to realize that. Some lawyers, especially those connected with government or huge corporations, won't admit it because they largely benefit from the corruption, with having the "judges in their pockets." The judicial system is a racket as it currently exists, and can be bought with bribes and other favors. Sad, but TRUE! This is true with all government-- but until the people get the judiciary under control, we are stuck with government tyranny generally-- business as usual.
So, Mary, forget the criteria you mention-- who sits in judgment of any violation thereof? RIIIIIGHT -- OTHER JUDGES! You see, it's a closed club. The people are simply left out of the loop. Yet it's they who are being damaged. Doesn't it make sense that they be the ones in charge? Should the violators be left in charge? And remember, the violators are the entire system-- it's a systemic problem. That's what people have to wake up to, and smell the corruption. A judge here and a judge there, doesn't amount to a hill of beans. We have a judicial SYSTEM that's out of control throughout the country.
I might add here that one of our readers asked (words to the effect): "If J.A.I.L. is the only answer, why isn't it being supported financially?" That sounds like a reasonable question on the surface, but the answer is quite ironic.
By and large, people who can afford to do so are either oblivious to judicial corruption or benefit from it, as I said above. It is not until they become a victim of the corruption, severely enough, that they wake up to the fact that SOMETHING has to be done-- and more often than not, they still don't realize that that SOMETHING has to be done by THE PEOPLE, outside of the system. Even after being severely beaten by the corruption of the judicial system, many of them continue to limp in their maimed condition, BACK TO THE VERY SYSTEM THAT INJURED THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE, believing they will receive redress by another JUDGE-- the premise being that if they did not break through the brick wall the first time, they must back off further, run faster, and hit the brick wall harder, in hopes of finally breaking through. This process is repeated ad infinitum until utter frustration sets in.
These victims still haven't learned that it is a systemic problem-- until it's too late. By the time they have learned that, they have been stripped of nearly all their resources, with little left to live on-- let alone come up with meaningful financial support for J.A.I.L. It's quite unfortunate that people refuse to learn from others who have gone through the experience. But apparently they have to experience it themselves, and by that time, as I said, it's too late to be able to do anything about it but complain. By the way, the person asking that question was himself a successful businessman who could have financed the passage of J.A.I.L. in California a few years ago. Now he is left with virtually nothing, and only complains. Ohhhh people! People!
Bottom line: Nothing will work UNTIL J.A.I.L. IS PASSED-- words on paper notwithstanding. (Even if some of you claim to have had "successes" with the current system, WE STILL NEED J.A.I.L. in place as a safety measure for instances if and when the system does fail.)
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