Tuesday, August 02, 2005

3. What about the grievance procedures for dishonest and criminal judges?

For both federal and state courts in the USA, you find some theoretical grievance procedures for misconduct by judges. You can often even find instructions as to what forms to file and where to file them. But, in the end, nearly all of this is a joke, a farce, and a fraud on American people.

Nearly all such complaints are kept secret, permanently. Some jurisdictions have even made it an offence to talk about the fact that you have filed a complaint against a judge. Angry judges often itch to show their power with a 'contempt of court jailing' - which in cases in the USA have lasted as long as 14 years.

The judges read these complaints, and pass them around to each other, and maybe even laugh and joke about them. Sometimes the judges have little private talks with each other, and suggest strategies so as to not be so blatantly obvious in their offences in the future.

The judges almost never take any official action on these complaints, regardless of how much evidence you have submitted. The complaints are rejected, and they tend to not even reply to the victim. If a reply is made, it is to dismiss the complaint, with a remark that the complainant is a "disgruntled litigant", or with some technicality or other being invented to jettison the complaint.

Also, it can be nearly impossible to get a lawyer to help you file such misconduct charges - see below on why lawyers are afraid of revenge by the judges. But even with a lawyer making the complaint for you, the outcome would be the same: Nearly all complaints ignored or dismissed.

In 2004, there was even appointed a national judicial ethics panel of the United States Supreme Court, with a Supreme Court judge as chairman. This became yet another group stonewalling on judicial corruption, so you could send in complaints and have them ignored right at the very top.

USA judges look out very nicely for each other. On the other hand, judges who would dare to expose bribery and misconduct by other judges, can be attacked and driven out of office on trumped-up accusations. That is one reason the judges and government collect all those complaints - they are permanent blackmail, a 'control file', a weapon that can be deployed at any time to destroy a judge who does not accept the corruption of fellow judges and the rich oligarchy.

Judges are jealous of their own sense of power, which is diminished every time a judicial scandal is exposed. So judges think it is better to cover up for any crimes by fellow judges, lest they lose whatever respect they have remaining, amongst people who don't know any better.

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