J.A.I.L. News Journal
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Los Angeles, California                                             February 28, 2005

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Andrew Jackson Speaks
(By Andrew Jackson - dradjackson@yahoo.com)
 
In anticipation of preempting our reader's initial thoughts, yes, our seventh president of the United States was Andrew Jackson who boldly fought and defeated the bankers quest for control of this country in his day. For a man to have the name "Andrew Jackson" is a great honor.
 
This Andrew Jackson is the Editorial Director of The National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc., and I am honored to be addressed by him. I will have more to say below in response to his letter.
 
-Ron Branson
VictoryUSA@jail4judges.org
 

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew Jackson
To: VictoryUSA@jail4judges.org
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 8:03 PM
Subject: Re: The Spoils of Court Corruption

Hello Ron!
 
     Arrest and prosecution of judges for bribery is a definite remedy, the problem being it is not done often enough. The majority of such malefactors might go through an entire career and never get caught.  What remedy the wronged litigants in your news release have is a good question-- reopening the case, bringing another civil suit, having a judgment found void or voidable, etc.  I expect many of them will contact attorneys and hopefully will have justice done the second time around.
 
     That prosecution for bribery is rare and little is done about bias, cronyism, etc. is a very good reason why your proposed legislation had to come about. 
 
It has occasioned discussion among some directors at National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project in recent days.  Zena D. Crenshaw, an Executive Director, is interested in discussing this matter with your group, as well as other areas of overlapping and mutual concern.  Please let us know how both groups might arrange to put their heads together on these matters.
 
     Barbie has raised some good points as of late.  I mentioned some good ideas I had proposed to state legislators here in Indiana, but got nowhere. A good idea in itself may not be enough, as other factors have to enter in.  Good suggestions are always welcome. 
 
Regards to Barbie and yourself.
 
Andrew D. Jackson,
an Editorial Director
NJCDLP
 

 
Branson Responds:
 
Greetings, Andrew! I count it all joy to be addressed by you. While I will be addressing your above comments, I will also be provoking the minds of a host of readers to this at the same time. I hope you will not mind my using this communication as a springboard in sharing my thoughts with everyone. By so doing, I am getting the word out about your organization and your goals, which may be seen on www.njcdlp.org.
 
As has been observed by others, and now touched upon by you, there are limitless remedies available to government to cure the evils with which we deal that are inherent within the judiciary. I am often told "We already have remedies on the books."  But everyone of these remedies are what government can do.
 
The issue facing all American's is not what government can do, but rather what the government is doing, and basically the answer is "Nothing." There is better than a 100 to 1 odds that the government will cover up the evils of the judiciary rather than lift a finger to deal with its evil. This is done in the name of "Preserving the Integrity of the Courts."
 
I was once the invited speaker at a very influential dinner wherein there were some wealthy people present. Indeed, at my table was a lady who owned several buildings and businesses within Los Angeles. She open a conversation with me telling me that the powers to limit the jurisdiction of the courts already existed within the Constitution. I agreed with her. Indeed the Constitution says, "The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in ... such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish." Article III, Sec. 1. Thus, excluding the Supreme Court, Congress possesses the constitutional power to close down every federal court in the country. This is likewise authorized in Article I, Sec. 8, Clause 9, "To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court." The power to create is the power to destroy! Further, Congress has the power to limit the court's jurisdiction, "[T]he Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make." Art. III, Sec. 2.
 
However, I just could not get across to her that having the power and exercising such power were two different things. She clung heartily her idea that we just did not need J.A.I.L. because we already have a remedy in the Constitution.
 
The issue of Impeachment is a clear illustration of what I am talking about. There is no debate that Congress may freely exercise this power any time she so wishes. But in all of U.S. history, there have only been three federal judges successfully Impeached. I have often said in public speaking that there is more of a chance that one would see the return of Halley's Comet in their lifetime (every sixty-four years) than to see the Impeachment of a federal judge.
 
What people do not realize is that there is a total conflict of interest in Congress overseeing the federal judiciary. I love to get points across by illustrations and sarcasm. If Congress is to be bound by the "chains of the Constitution" as set forth by Thomas Jefferson, then Congress, by illustration, is placed into a cage of limitations, which I will here describe as a jail cell. The courts (jailors) are given the key to that cell and charged by us, the citizens, with keeping Congress within those limitations.
 
The courts (jailors) are delinquent in properly constraining Congress (the inmates) within their constitutional bounds, and thus Congress (the inmates) like drunken sailors spending money out of control, have now created a host of A, B, C federal agencies, departments, and bureaus involving millions of employees, with 90% of these agencies having no basis or foundation in the U.S. Constitution at all. Who is to be blamed for this? It is the courts (jailors)! So now we complain to the inmates, that the jailors are not keeping the inmates in check.
 
Now you mention about the remedy of those whose lives have already been destroyed by a judiciary on the take for bribes. I know this is a major concern with those who have attempted every remedy in the courts, but have nonetheless lost everything. I have attempted to remedy this in paragraph (k), which in part says, "Except as provided in paragraph (r), no complaint of judicial misconduct shall be considered by the Special Grand Jury unless the complainant shall have first attempted to exhaust all judicial remedies available in the federal courts with the immediately preceding six-month period. Such six-month period, however shall not commence in complaints of prior fraud or blocking of a lawful conclusion until after the date the Special Federal Grand Jury becomes functional. This provision is intended to apply remedially and retroactively." This wording is also in all fifty states' J.A.I.L. provision sought to be passed.
 
Now, coming to the issue of working together, here is what I suggest. As you know, we are in all fifty states. You are in the State of Indiana. Unfortunately, the State of Indiana is not an Initiative State. Your people there cannot petition for an Amendment to your State's Constitution.
 
We are about to announce the launching of our Nationwide effort to get J.A.I.L. on the 2006 ballot in South Dakota. A win there will be a win for this entire nation. I propose that N.J.C.D.L.P. jump in part and lot with us in getting J.A.I.L. on the S.D. ballot.
 
If it is all possible, you, or a representative of your organization should try to make it to the Health and Freedom Rally, www.livefreenow.org, starting March 12 & 13, which will include our West Coast J.A.I.L. Rally the following day, Monday, March 14. We will be at the Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd. Newport Beach, CA. (949) 833-0570. Our South Dakota JAILer-In-Chief will be present talking about our South Dakota J.A.I.L. effort. I will surely give you a platform to speak to us. Let's work together in this effort.
 
Thanks again, Andrew Jackson, for writing to me, and for giving me this opportunity of addressing the world at the same time. Unfortunately, Barbie is sick at this time, and working on recovery. God bless you and your organization.
 
-Ron Branson
VictoryUSA@jail4judges.org

J.A.I.L. News Journal
 
The Spoils of Court Corruption

One of the most unthinkable evils is that judges in America are on the take. While unofficial, it has been estimated that approximately 30% of the cases are fixed somehow, and not necessarily by cash bribes. Bribes come in many forms, including vacationing judges by lawfirms and parties to a case, gifts, and campaign donations, etc.
 
Below is an account fingering a New York Supreme Court Justice for accepting bribes to fix cases. Would it shock you to know that the identifed and exposed bribery in our judicial system covers but the tip of the iceberg?
 
How would JAIL4Judges cure this problem? It is not necessary to catch every instance of bribery involving judges to cut this activity short. J.A.I.L. does not concern itself with bribery, but rather acting on the bribery. For instance, if a judge is offered a bribe, and he accepts it, the enity or person offering the bribe will expect performance by the judge for the bribe. But when the judge goes to pervert justice by denying due process, or refusing to acknowledge the applicable law or constitutional principle, he runs the high risk that the case will be appealled to its last resort within the State, qualifying the party to bring the questions of lack of due process or willful violations of law before the J.A.I.L. Special Grand Jury.
 
In such case, the question of the judicial bribery is not at issue, but rather the action of the judge regardless of the bribe. When judges no longer will risk their career and their retirement for a bribe, they will no longer act on the bribe. And when judges no longer act on bribes, those who bribe them will cut off the spigot.   JAIL4Judges is the only answer!    -Ron Branson
 


www.NYorkTimes.com
February 24, 2005
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/24/nyregion/24bribe.html?pagewanted=print&position

Brooklyn Corruption Figure Admits He Arranged Bribes
By MICHAEL BRICK

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