I am not an attorney, and I am not giving legal advice.
The following article indicates the things that I have done in fighting judicial corruption...Go in with Your Eyes Open
I went into this process expecting to win because mine is an easily-proven case of judicial misconduct and corruption. I have found that you probably canâ€™t win with the system because the judges are corrupt and protect each other. Your best hope is a grand jury, but I believe taking every available shot is the best way to go. I took some advice from an attorney who would not represent me because of fear of retribution from the judges; he told me "appeal early and often," so I have. I also applied lessons learned from over 40 years running companies both large and small.
If I had it to do over again, I wouldnâ€™t do much different. When I realized how pervasive the corruption was, I set out to document as much wrongdoing as possible. This is very important in the fight against corruption because we all need to build a tsunami of evidence of wrongdoing. The average American is so apathetic that it is up to those of us who have been abused to do everything that we can!
I did not know that when you fight judicial corruption, the corrupt judges will hurt you every chance they get. They have awarded monetary sanctions against me when there is no legal justification. I have been found in contempt for violating a court order that I absolutely, positively did not violate. I have been threatened many times with going to jail for having the audacity to take on these criminals. While aggravating, each of these actions serve to provide further proof of the corruption.
If you are faint of heart, suffer from anxiety, or are worried about judges stealing all of your money, this is not the right battle for you.
Fire your Attorney
I began by firing my attorney (though he would have withdrawn if I hadnâ€™t fired him). Few, if any, attorneys will risk his/her career pursuing action against judges who will get their revenge. I contacted dozens of attorneys in an attempt to find one to represent me, and no one would. They all are afraid of the judges and fear for their careers.
All I had to do was insist that my attorney file a motion to withdraw. He was only too happy to disappear.
Then I needed to file a notice with the court clerk providing my name, address, telephone, fax, and email. I thought a letter should be sufficient, but I called the Clerk of the Court to ask. While the clerks of the court won't give legal advice, you can get help from them. So, my motto is that "it almost never hurts to ask."
I obtained a fax through efax.com so legal faxes would come to my email to be seen only by me. I obtained a Post Office Box so all the legal mail wouldnâ€™t come to my home. I used a telephone number that only rings to a phone on my desk. I did all of this to insulate my wife from the legal stuff as she expressed how upsetting it all was to her.
Now that I have been through this process, I feel that I have done an infinitely better job than any attorney ever would have, and I havenâ€™t had to pay legal fees.
Learn How to Represent Yourself
I knew that I needed to learn as much as possible about representing myself. I started by reading the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules for the Northern District of Georgia. I read all of the rules that I thought I would bump into, and then I went straight to the Rules whenever anything came up. I bookmarked the Rules in Internet Explorer where I created a folder for legal poop.
I did searches online to find anything that I could about representing myself. When I started in early 2009, I didnâ€™t find much, but today, there is a wealth of information online. For resources galore, go to the Links on LawlessAmerica.com. http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=categories&Itemid=11
Several people have recommended www.jurisdictionary.com, so if I could have afforded a few hundred bucks, this may have been an excellent way to get started. These Pro Se Links on www.LawlessAmerica.com were helpful -- http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=category&id=2%3Apro-se-help&Itemid=11
I signed up for www.VersusLaw.com as my source for case law. You need to research case law to justify your positions, and you need to read the cases cited by the opposition so you can identify if they are bogus, respond to them with cases that should have precedence, etc. I also signed up for Pacer, so I could see the court docket and obtain copies of any filings.
Whenever anything came up, I began by doing Yahoo (or Google) searches. I read and read and read.
Take Notes â€“ Put it in Writing
I tried to keep notes of everything â€“ phone conversations, research efforts, you-name-it. I became especially diligent when speaking to the office of the clerk of the court. I got names; dated every note; wrote down exactly what happened. I discovered the corruption extends to the clerksâ€™ offices, so I came to realize that I had to document everything.
When I had a telephone conversation, I followed it up with a confirmation letter. I sent every letter that I could by fax as well as mail, and I saved the confirmation of the successful transmission of the fax, and I stapled it to the fax. I learned that the opposing attorneys will lie as do the judges, their staff, and the clerkâ€™s office staff. So, my rule was DOCUMENT everything. Put everything in writing.
I found that paper files were a nightmare, so I converted to electronic files. I have a combination fax/printer/copier/scanner with a 50-page sheetfeeder. I scanned everything and saved it as pdf files. I used a consistent naming system and always ended every document with a date in yyyy-mm-dd format so I could always sort and easily find the latest version of documents.
I set up a legal folder on my computer, and then I set up a sub-folder for each issue, motion, etc. A place for everything, and every thing in its place.
Always abide by the Rules
I found that the opposing party and the judge would seek any and all opportunities to try to screw me. They broke many rules, but I tried to always know the rules and follow them to the letter. Since I am complaining about all the misconduct, I feel it is very important to be squeaky clean.
Prepare Everything Very Carefully
I am naturally EXTREMELY detail-oriented, so I simply approached this like I have everything in business. I always wanted to know more than the other guy and be the best-prepared person in any setting.
The Rules require careful research and nothing but accurate, relevant filings. The opposing party and the judges have violated the rules repeatedly in my dealings, but I always prepared very carefully.
When I prepared to file a motion, I researched the issues and in essence drafted a â€œbriefâ€ on the subject. I created a Microsoft Word file with quotes from cases and the case law citations, and I crafted a brief that proved that what I was filing was correct. I only used what I needed in the motion, but I had this as back-up to be used on appeal and to prove the due-diligence that I had done. This is very important because the judges have sanctioned me and found me in contempt by falsely and maliciously claiming I made improper filings. I never did, and I always had massive proof. You have no power over the corrupt judges, but you can have proof. I always searched on Yahoo or Google for the name of the document I was filing so I could review what others had prepared and filed. I found this was a good source of case law, format, etc.
I have put many of the documents that I have used online for reference.
Get help from others.
I have always looked for help from others. When I started my efforts against the judicial corruption in 2009, I couldn't find much help. Now there are a boatload of websites. LawlessAmerica.com is full of resources. I have literally several thousand website links to add, but here are some of the sites that I reviewed -- LawlessAmerica.com Web Links. Another great source now is the LawlessAmerica.com Corruption Reports. Click on your state, and then check out the listings. When you click on a listing, check the Complainant's name and contact information. This may give you someone in your area who has fought similar problems who you can contact.
Get your facts and evidence together.
I have found that creating a chronological report of everything that happens is the best way to organize. I do it in Microsoft Word, and I hyperlink scanned documents and other Word files of my court filings and the like. You could even do this on your website rather than a Word file. I have also converted this to a Microsoft Excel file at times when I wanted to group all like motions, key points, etc.
Put your Proof on a Website
I finally started adding my proof to a website. I will ultimately get websites in the names of every corrupt government official that I have encountered. This is because a website that includes their name is more likely to bring up your website high in the search results for that name. Here is one of my examples. Domain names are inexpensive through www.bulkregister.com, and GoDaddy offers inexpensive website hosting that enables many websites to be hosted at one low cost. GRIP will provide free website hosting to those who need it to expose government corruption; just email
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I have been so busy that I haven't done a good job of this. I want to put all of my proof on websites so the truth is out there for anyone interested to see. I want others dealing with the same corrupt government officials to have the benefit of knowing about my experience. I want interested people to be able to contact me. I want anything that I have done to be able to benefit anyone else interested. I want this evidence out there for the public should any of these worthlesly corrupt judges get nominated for a higher position.
When the opposing party vilolated the Rules and the law, I filed motions. I quickly realized that the judges would protect the opposing party and attorney no matter what, but I did not let that stop me. Every time I filed a Motion for Sanctions and the judge denied it for bogus reasons, I had more proof of judicial corruption. I also had another appeal. And when the appellate court protected the corrupt judge and the corrupt attorney for the other party, I had more proof of judicial corruption. My goal will always be to obtain as much proof as possible of the corruption.
File Motions for Conferences.
I regularly filed motions for conferences. I made it clear in my motions that I am pro se and that I needed a conference to be sure I was not doing anything objectionable. I was NEVER granted a conference, but I have tons of proof that the judges refused conferences asking to be sure I was doing nothing wrong and then ordered against me saying I was doing things wrong. Once again, this only adds proof of the corruption, but I want all the proof I can get. I filed a motion for conference every few weeks, and I filed a motion for a hearing as a separate filing every time I filed anything. In six years, I havebnever been granted a hearing. I do, however, have proof of denial of this important right again and again and again.
Always have Court Watchers at Hearings
I have failed to do this, and I blew it. ALWAYS get several people to come and sit in the courtroom. Unfamiliar faces will cause the judges to be SLIGHTLY more honest. That's your primary goal in having people there. You may need these people to testify for you at a later date about the unfair practices of the judge. At the one hearing I participated in where there were a bunch of peope in the courtroom waiting for another hearing, the wickedly corrupt judge was better behaved.
Always have a Court Reporter
Always, always, always have a court reporter transcribe what takes place. Insist on a court reporter at any and all conferences, hearings in chambers, and hearings in court. I made specific arrangements to have a court reporter once, and there was no reporter when the hearing was to begin. One of the judge's assistants reminded him that I had requested a court reporter, and he said we wouldn't have one. I SHOULD HAVE objected and refused to go on without one. A month or so later -- before rendering a decision -- the judge was appointed to a higher court, and a new judge came in and ruled against me without the benefit of a transcript of the hearing in which I wiped out the other side.
Take Advantage of Every Opportunity to Generate Proof of Corruption
No matter what it is, ALWAYS take advantage of every opportunity to generate proof of corruption. Get proof of everything. Use "Delivery Receipts" and "Read Receipts" on emails (though many will block them). [To add thdse, click on "Options" in the header of your email, and check the two boxes.] Send by fax so you have a delivery confirmation. Send documents by courier with proof of delivery, and have the courier delivery number tied to a cover letter that lists all documents being delivered. Take notes. Confirm oral conversations with written documentation. File motions. File appeals. Do everything that I have listed above and anything else you can think of.
Set Up the District Attorney and U.S. Attorney
I made it a point to send letters summarizing the corruption of the judges to the local District Attorney and U.S. Attorney. This gives me proof that they failed to take action when I reported felonies to them. That is a crime, a felony -- violation of 18 U.S.C. 4 -- Misprision of Felonies. When you later seek to place your charges before a grand jury, you can include charges against the U.S. Attorney's Office and the District Attorney's Office so they must be banned from the grand jury proceedings. This will be extremely important as the U.S. Attorney or the District Attorney will tell the grand jury outside your presence to ignore you. So, you need to get them out of the equation.
Know how Judges break the law.
Judges have several "standard" procedures that they use to break the law. Learn about these, and then document every instance.
File Judicial Misconduct Complaints
I have filed judicial misconduct complaints when I have excellent proof of wrongdoing by a judge. I always post what I file online, and send a link to other sites because the judicial system keeps these complaints a secret. I want the proof out there for all to see.
Sadly, the judges "police" the judges, so I have never gotten anything done as the result of my overwhelming proof.
What I do accomplish, however, is publicizing all of this wrongdoing, and I have proof of misconduct by each of the judges who cover up the wrongdoing.
TO BE CONTINUED:
File Motions for Recusal of the Judge(s)
When you are dealing with a corrupt judge, seek to have the judge recused (removed from the case). Do it a lot. There are two statutes for recusal. 28 U.S.C. 144 is appropriate at the beginning of a case. 28 U.S.C. 455 applies at any time. Judges are especially corrupt when it comes to refusing to recuse themselves.
File Petition for Writ of Mandamus to have the judge disqualified with the Appellate Court
File Petition for Writ of Mandamus to have the judge disqualified with the U.S. Supreme Court
Appeal Early and Often
I said this at the beginning, but I say it again. APPEAL. Use the right to appeal as a means to generate more and more proof of corruption. If you happen to win an appeal by reaching some honest judges, that will be great...but it is much more likely that you will be doing this simply to build the proof of corruption.
File a FRCP Rule 60(b) Motion in the court with the Corrupt Judge
When your case is over and you have lost, you are not denied the ability to go on. In federal court, FRCP Rule 60(b) gives you the ability to file a motion in the case you lost to get the judgment and orders set aside. There should be a similar statute in each state, I imagine. When I learned about Rule 60(b), I studied the six subsections of Rule 60(b), and then thought about the facts in my case, and see which, if any, sections of Rule 60(b) apply. I found that I had a lot to work with. Judge Orinda D. Evans didn't care; she dismissed it because she had the power to do so -- ignoring the facts and the law. But I added to my proof of corruption. Motion to Reopen Case.
File a FRCP Rule 60(d) Motion in a New Court
Sue the Judges
Some people tried to tell me that I couldn't sue judges. That's completely incorrect!File Judicial Misconduct Complaints against the Appellate Judges
Contact the District Attorney in the County where the Judges committed Criminal Acts.
Contact all elected officials in your county. Start with your state representative and state senator. Then contact your areaâ€™s representative in the U.S. House of Representatives and the two Senators from your state.
Write the President of the United States.
Contact the Attorney General, FBI, House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
Write to every member of the U.S. House and Senate.
Write to every federal judge in the U.S.
Send news releases to the media.
I found that by using PR Newswire, my news reached the mainstream media and appeared, at least for as while, on their sites. This got YouTubers to do videos about my story. I contacted people who I know in the media, and I begged and pleaded with them to cover my story. None in the lamestream media did. I was told point blank that their bosses are afraid of the judges. I will continue to try as everyone should.
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File a state RICO action.
File complaints with the U.S. military.
File complaints with international human rights organizations.
Get a Wikipedia editor to post news of your complaint on the judgesâ€™ Wikpedia page.
Try to get a Wikipedia page for yourself.
You will need stories about your issue to have any chance of this.
If you were in state court, file a federal action. This starts the whole procedure again and allows you to document more corruption and potentially get more publicity.
Get a presidential candidate to sign the Contract with the Citizens of the United States.
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