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Theenabling circumstances of judges’ abuse of power:
unaccountability, risklessness, coordination, and secrecy;
how the presidential candidates can in their electoral interest
denounce judges’ abuse and
call for compensation for their victims; and
a program of realistic abuse-exposing actions
in which you can participate
An introduction to the VIDEO and SLIDES presentation
Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England
M.B.A., University of Michigan Business School
D.E.A., La Sorbonne, Paris
Judicial Discipline Reform
New York City
Dr.Richard.Cordero_Esq@verizon.net , DrRCordero@Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org , CorderoRic@yahoo.com
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These are the links to the presentation components:
Thevideo and the slides are based on the two-volume study*† of judges and their judiciaries, titled and downloadable thus:
Exposing Judges' Unaccountability and
Consequent Riskless Abuse of Power:
Pioneering the news and publishing field of
judicial unaccountability reporting* †
* http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf† http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL2/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf
I take pleasure in submitting to your review my presentation video and slides on how you, your friends and family, and the rest of We the People can contribute to exposing unaccountable judges’ riskless abuse of power, which harms you and all of us.
Byexposing their abuse, you can have a transformative impact on the administration of justice and the presidential campaign while pioneering law practice, reporting/publishing, and academic fields.*
A. Judges’ statistics show their unaccountability and riskless abuse of power
1. The presentation has its reliable foundation in the federal judges’ official statistics, which they must under 28 U.S.C. §604 [Title 28 of the U.S. Code of federal laws, section 604] submit to Congress annually. Their statistics show that federal judges:
a. have had only 8 of their peers impeached and removed in the last 230 years since the creation of the Federal Judiciary in 1789! Their decisional independence has become personal untouchability, which eliminates the deterrence to abuse entailed by the fear of losing one’s job;
b. dismiss 100% of complaints against them, which must be filed with them(§351), a dismissal rate that allows and even encourages them to grab benefits through abuse of power in reliance on the farce of self-ensured accountability and the reality of self-granted impunity;
c. do not read the vast majority of briefs, required by the courts, depriving parties of the honest service which they reasonably expected and contracted for when they paid filing fees, of which the parties were defrauded under the false pretense of judges’ brief-based decisions;
d. officially weight the case of a pro se party as ⅓ of a case from its filing and before judges consider its merits, denying it the equal protection of the law afforded a party who pays the same filing fee but whose case is weighted as one or more cases and treated accordingly;
e. dispose of 93% of appeals to the federal circuit courts in meaningless summary orders contained in ‘dumping forms’, i.e., unresearched, reasonless, fiat-like orders in forms rubberstamped by their clerks to dump appeals of no interest to the judges out of the latter's caseloads;
f. deny systematically any en banc motion for all the judges of a court to review an order of any panel of its judges, so that by either tacit or explicit agreement the judges mutually assure the survival of their orders however abusive, wrong, or perfunctory they are, thus fostering their unprincipled and self-interested attitude of “Our power stands unreviewable!”…as such “it is absolute and corrupts absolutely”.
2. Statistical analysis shows that federal judges intercept people’s emails and mail to detect and suppress critical ones, maintaining through coordinated abuse their pretense of honesty to ward off external supervision and protect their unaccountability and benefits already and yet to be grabbed. This article in the format of a professional letter proposing joint action was mailed in hardcopy to over 120 addressees... Will the letters and any reply be delivered or intercepted?
3. The judges have abused their power to prevent the exercise on them and their branch of constitutional checks and balances by the other two branches for fear of retaliation, such as by suspending nationwide their executive orders or holding their laws unconstitutional.
4. Likewise, they escape the power of control of the masters of even judicial public servants in “government of, by, and for the people”: We the People.
5. As a result, they have turned their Judiciary into Judges’ State Above the state.
6. They have extended their State to their state counterparts, for whom federal judges provide the federal rules of procedure and evidence as the model for the state ones, and illustrate their application with riskless disregard for due process, equal protection, justifying reasons, reasonable expectations, and foreseeable harm.
B. Precedent for expecting exposure of abuse to have a transformative impact
7. I propose analyzing judicial independence based on the circumstances enabling abuse of power: unaccountability, risklessness, coordination, and secrecy –clerks bound by confidentiality agreements and all meetings held behind closed doors, where the most insidious corruptor festers hidden from ‘disinfecting sunshine’, Money!, lots of money in controversy.
8. Yet, you can bring about a transformative change in judges’ accountability for the first time in history and everywhere in the world:
a. Indeed, the publication by The New York Times and The New Yorker on October 5 and 10, 2017, respectively, of their exposés of Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse gave rise overnight to the MeToo! movement, which here and abroad has had the first-ever transformative impact on the social and judicial handling of sexual abusers. It has given rise in the public to a self-assertive attitude, expressed in the rallying cry:
Enough is enough!
We won't take any abuse by anybody anymore.
9. A similar eruption of an international civic movement for judicial abuse of power exposure, compensation, and reform can result from your exposing judges’ abuse as their institutionalized modus operandi and their Judiciary as their private arm for coordinating the planning and execution of their abuse.
C. The presidential campaign as the most opportune time to expose the abuse
10. There is an overcrowded field of 20+ presidential candidates desperately in need of voters' support to qualify for the nationally televised presidential debate scheduled for October, lest missing such publicity event dries up the stream of donations and volunteers needed to run their campaigns until the Iowa caucus in late February.
11. Desperatepeople do desperate things, like denouncing judges’ abuse, if the expectedreward outweighs the risk of retaliation. The candidates can vie for a rewardthat can make their campaign’ survival possible: recognition as the leader of thehuge untapped leaderless voting bloc constituted of parties to the more than 50million cases filed in state and federal courts annually and increased by theparties to the scores of millions of cases that are pending or deemed to havebeen wrongly or wrongfully decided: The Dissatisfied with theJudicial and Legal System,unjust for many and too expensive for all.
12. As the MeToo! public, The Dissatisfied, and the media are informed of judges' abuse, they will reciprocally reinforce their outrage and competitive and commercial need to investigate the issue. They will demand that:
a. the candidates at a press conference, an op-ed article, their rallies, townhall meetings, and interviews denounce judges’ abuse; and
b. call for traditional congressional hearings as well as unprecedented hearings held by universities and the media to take the testimony of victims of, and witnesses to, judges’ abuse. At those hearings, unlike in your brief or complaint against a judge, you and others will have the opportunity to be heard on your experience at the hands of unaccountable, abusive judges.
13. Their demand can attain, in the U.S. to begin with, a key exposure objective: to insert the issue into the presidential campaign.
14. But time is of the essence: The more candidates are still in the race, the stronger the pressure to be the first to denounce the abuse rather than drop out of the race.
D. Why exposing judges’ abuse should matter to you
15. We all can work together on something of historic transcendence: the transfer of the administration of justice from the State of Judges to the government of We the People.
16. That is ‘government, not of powerful, abusive men and women, but by the rule of law’.
17. You can contribute to exposing judges’ abuse of power whether you have or had a case in court; and have been represented by a lawyer or had to appear in court pro se to be treated as only ⅓ of a party.
18. Even if you have not had a case in court and are not a victim of, or a witness to, judges’ abuse, their abuse deprives you and those that you care about of your effective membership in the People, the sovereign of all public power, entitled to hire, fire, and hold judges accountable for their conduct and liable to compensate their victims as they do everybody else.
E. Realistic actions to expose judges’ abuse and carve a business niche
19. You can carve a law practice, reporting/publishing, and academic niche suing for compensation, investigating, and writing on, judges’ abuse.
20. You can begin with the abuse committed at the very top, by the justices, who committed it as judges, still do from the Supreme Court, and cover it up to protect their former lower court colleagues and all the judges who belong to the circuit to which each justice is respectively assigned as its circuit justice, lest the judges trade up in plea bargaining their incriminating testimony against ‘a bigger fish’ for a lesser charge for themselves.
21. Multidisciplinary teams, e.g., of lawyers, journalists, documentarists, talkshow hosts; experts in business practices, Information Technology, and public relations; advertisers; professors and students, can form to execute any element of this program of actions. They can:
a. handle the flood of motions to void dumping orders and remand for new process;
b. investigate judges' interception of emails and mail tosuppress those critical of them;
c. hold a tour of presentations on judges’ abuse at universities, public interest and defenders organizations, bar associations, press clubs, chambers of commerce, digital technology and artificial intelligence meetings, home owners associations, children and family conferences, probate groups, shareholders associations, etc.;
d. gather the parties before the same judge or the same court into a group that jointly claims from that judge and court the refund of filing fees and compensation for unread briefs;
e. organize those groups into the local chapters of the national civic movement for judicial abuse of power exposure, compensation, and reform;
f. conduct public interest law clinics for victims of, and witnesses to, the abuse, and offer other courses analyzing the causes and effects of judges’ unaccountability and abuse of power;
g. pursue the abuse as the subject of the teamwork class of journalism students;
h. propose judges’ abuse as the subject of students’ term project, master’s thesis, and doctoral dissertation;
i. interview, if need be on promise of anonymity, current lawclerks to the justices and other judges aswell as former clerks,who today may be law professors and deans, to detect from their accountsas insiders patterns of conduct among judges; and turn into confidentialinformants sitting and former judges disgusted by judges’ abuse that theywitnessed, condoned, and participated in; and compare their accounts withthose of victims of, and other witnesses to, abuse;
j. investigate judges’ relation to organizers of, and participants in, and conduct at, conferences, whether held by judiciaries or corporate entities that have or are bound to have cases in court; in effect pay for all the judges’ expenses; and can afford to do all that while the individuals who are most frequently their opposing parties cannot;
k. call for nationally televised hearings on judges’ abuse held by Congress as well as unprecedented ones held by universities and the media so that their findings of the nature, extent, and gravity of the abuse provoke such national media and public outrage that judicial reforms that today appear inconceivable become unavoidable under public pressure;
l. produce the documentary Black Robed Predators Perched on Benches for commercial distribution, so that it can be like 9/11 Fahrenheit, which at the time was the largest grossing documentary ever;
m. develop search engines and algorithms to audit judges’ writings and detect patterns, trends, and schemes of abuse;
n. apply Forensic and Fraud Accounting techniques to judges’ annual mandatory public financial disclosure reports;
o. use Follow the money! techniques and the Al Capone strategy to search for judges’ concealed assets, tax evasion, and money laundering;
p. publish editorial comments, articles, syndicated columns, and journals on judges’ unaccountability and abuse of power;
q. apply Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations techniques, jurisprudence, and scholarship to design the sociogram and operational diagram of unaccountable judges and their cronies protected by their riskless abuse, such as complicit lawyers, bankruptcy trustees, appraisers, warehousers, auctioneers, accountants, house renovation contractors, bankers, managers of private clubs that serve as conspiracy dens;
r. develop the website at http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org, which has 27,125 subscribers and counting, into a clearinghouse for complaints against judges and a center for research on judges’ unaccountability and riskless abuse;
s. develop and make widely available templates for people to detect and describe in a uniform and comparable way judges’ abuse of power;
t. collect, verify, and edit accounts of judges’ abuse and comment on its nature, extent, and gravity in the Annual Report on Judicial Unaccountability and Abuse in America;
u. persuadetalkshow hosts to hold monthlyor weekly talkshows on judges’ abuse andagree to form the Coalition of Hosts to Justice soas to develop their shows collectively into a powerhouse of American politics and a rival to the national TV networks;
v. holdthe first-ever conference on judges’ abuse of power, to be national,multimedia, and interactive; organized by a nationally respected university orthink tank and media outlets; publicized nationwide by public relations experts;and to earn the revenue needed to cover its cost andprovide a financial incentive, sponsored by advertisers, e.g., law publishers, companies that offer legalservices and high technology products, law firms, and bar associations, sothat the issue of judges’ abuse of power is implanted throughout the legal communityand industry as widely as possible and the process of reducing the fear of judges’retaliation begins on the theory that ‘judges can retaliate againstindividuals, but not against everybody simultaneously, lest they reveal apattern of self-interested, corrupt intent’;
w. create the Institute for Judicial Unaccountability Reporting and Reform Advocacy attached to a top university;
x. facilitatethe formation of a single-issue Tea Party-like movement for a new crop ofpoliticians willing to act as the representatives of the People by taking on an unaccountable judiciary and its judges;and become the leader of The Dissatisfied with the Judicialand Legal System;
y. promote internationally the exposure of judges’ unaccountability and riskless abuse just as America has exported other trend-setting ideas in society, politics, and the arts that have changed the world;
w. advocate the grant of the petition to Congress by 34 states –thus satisfying the requirement of Article V of the Constitution– since April 2, 2014, for a constitutional convention, which can transform the American governance system by the People abolishing Judges’ State Above the state and for the first time in history inscribing in their constitution, a new one, their right to hold their judicial public servants accountable and liable; etc.
F. Money can be made doing justice
22. The arguments that judges have developed to hold the executive branch, the President, and the Catholic Church accountable for their abuse of power can be used against them:
a. Former CBS Reporter Sharryl Attkisson and CBS noted strange behaviors of her office and home computers. They hired three independent IT experts to examine them. They determined that her computers had been roamed by the target of her journalistic investigation: the Department of Justice, which wanted to find out the state of her research into both:
1) the killing of the American ambassador and his aides in Benghazi, Libya; and
2) its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms’ disastrous Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that led to the killing of an American border patrol with a gun that it had sold to Mexican druglords. Reporter Attkisson is now suing the Department of Justice for $35 million.
b.i. Judges have allowed the suit against President Donald Trump under the emoluments clause of the Constitution to go forward to determine whether he has abused his power to enrich himself through his Trump Hotel in Washington, DC.
b.ii. While that case is still being litigated, a Florida judge found that Donald Trump had unjustifiably refused to pay The Paint Spot, a provider of paint for Trump National Doral Miami resort, and imposed damages and attorney’s fees of more than $300,000, or over 10 times the amount in controversy.
b.iii. Another judge found Trump liable to pay $25 million in compensation for fraud to the students of Trump University.
c. Despite the state/church separation clause in the First Amendment to the Constitution, the judges have held the Catholic Church liable to pay more than $2 billion to the victims of its pedophilic priests and its policy of protecting them from exposure.
d. How many clients would like to sue their lawyers for charging them $10Ks for appealing to a court of appeals although the lawyers knew or should have known had they done their due diligence of checking the judges’ own statistics made available to the public annually and the orders posted on their courts’ websites that the judges would not read their appellate briefs and instead would have their clerks dispose of their appeals by rubberstamping 5¢ dumping forms that did not discuss either the facts or the law of their cases, and did the only thing that clerks who have no judicial power, were not vetted to exercise it, and cannot receive it by delegation, can do: maintain the status quo with a single operative word, “Affirmed” or “Denied”?
G. Concrete, reasonable, and feasible actions that you can take now
23. Therefore, I respectfully propose that you:
a. review my video and slides;
b. share and post them and this letter as widely as possible so that they go viral and reach the national public and the presidential candidates: “Timing is everything”; and
c. invite me to make via video conference and in person a presentation followed by Q&A to you and your guests.
24. Let’s join forces at this most opportune time to make an Emile Zola’s I accuse!-like denunciation that earns us the recognition by a grateful People as their transformative Champions of Justice.
25. So, I look forward to hearing from you.
H. Put your money where your outrage at abuse and passion for justice are
26. Every meaningful cause needs resources for its advancement; none can be advanced without money.
Judicial Discipline Reform
and its professional law research and writing
and strategic thinking.
at the GoFundMe campaign at
Dare trigger history!(†>OL2:953)...and you may enter it.
† http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/OL2/DrRCordero-Honest_Jud_Advocates.pdf Sincerely,
Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.
Judicial Discipline Reform
New York City
Dr.Richard.Cordero_Esq@verizon.net, DrRCordero@Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org, Corderoric@yahoo.com
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