of JAIL4Judges and AMOJ?
Senior Circuit Judge Dorothy W. Nelson
Times are a-changin'. What you are about to read will give you reason to ponder the meaning thereof. Ron Branson was invited to be among the speakers at a demonstration held just outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in Pasadena, California at the behest of Jacob Roginsky, president of AMOJ (A Matter Of Justice). There are two highlight events of the day, the first of which was purely incidental.
Ron reports, "On the way to this demonstration, wearing a JAIL4Judges T- Shirt with my name badge and position attached, I stopped in for lunch at a fast-food restaurant. A lady in the next booth got up and came and leaned over our table and said, 'What does that say? JAIL4Judges?' We quickly flipped her a business card, and briefly outlined what we were about, and that we were on our way to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a rally and demonstration."
"She praised our endeavor and told us her name, and related accounts about certain judges. She showed great intelligence about the judiciary. I asked her if she had internet, to which she unhesitantly responded, 'Sure do, and I am going to look at your website and get back to you.' "
"'Now for 'bomb-shell' Number One,'" Ron continued. "She said, 'My husband's cousin is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor,' and began to talk to me about her." (Small world, isn't it?)
Ron invited her to become a JAILer, and related that we had a J.A.I.L. Warden position open for the Pasadena area. Who knows if she will follow through? If she does, Ron mght just ask, "How about your cousin? (Justice O'Conner) Would she too like to become a JAILer?"
After that experience, Ron and crew arrived in Pasadena to meet a group of citizens positioned across the street from the Ninth Circuit listening to the speakers.They watched the federal security gathering from different positions, some close by, and others standing in front of the court observing us.
One of the speakers related how this court was destroying the lives of 68,000,000 people within the eleven states over which they presided, as Ron stated in an article he wrote about the Ninth Circuit (This Godzilla Must Be Destroyed.)
Finally, as Ron began his dissertation blasting the Ninth Circuit based on his experiences with this court, in this very building arguing before the appellate judges therein, "Bomb-shell" Number Two exploded!
To everyone's amazement, crossing the street with a tray of goodies were two Ninth Circuit Court appellate judges, along with approximately fifteen court employees wearing badge identifications, including clerks and a couple of federal security men.
It was Senior Circuit Judge Dorothy W. Nelson who was personally carrying the tray of goodies, accompanied along with Appellate Judge Alex Kozinski (But take a look at how Mr. Kozinski really feels about the rights of the people in this country -- J.A.I.L. 4 judges Technical Support). They walked up and one said, "We want you to know that we approve of the First Amendment, and out of respect, we have prepared some goodies for you," and extended her tray to us. (How about that?)
Standing beside the Justices now, were all these surprised and grinning faces.
Attorney Gary Zerman, National J.A.I.L. Lt. Commander-In-Chief, moved in and engaged in a conversation with these appellate judges on what they were doing to this country. Barbie Branson moved in an gave each and everyone of them a copy of the California J.A.I.L. Initiative and a business card.
Ron says that he was shocked at the effort on the part of these judges' to offer up these "peace offerings," as the demonstrators gobbled them up. He asks, "Why would these judges personally walk boldly up to demonstrators on the street in a cordial manner, and offer them sweets?"
Draw your own conclusions, but if the courts are beginning to feel the heat of the combined citizenry unrest in this country, they may be seeking to appease those who are exposing them.
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Read what the New York Times has to say about the 9th Circuit.