Let me continue: On Lawless America by William Windsor
I am using the federal Code of Judicial Conduct for this article. Your state's Code of Judicial Conduct may vary. Be sure to compare this to your state's Code of Judicial Conduct. These rules need to be made state law, and the policing should be done by special grand juries. I am listing only the rules that I find judges are most likely to break.
strive to maintain the dignity appropriate to the judicial office.…
judges should be held to a higher standard….
Judges Shall Uphold the Integrity and Independence of the Judiciary.
Judges do not uphold the integrity of the judiciary when they violate the Code of Judicial Conduct, the Rules of Civil Procedure, and criminal statutes. These are all violations of Canon 1.
Judges Shall Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety
Whn judges violate the Code of Judicial Conduct, the Rules of Civil Procedure, and criminal statutes, this demonstrates impropriety and the appearance of impropriety. These are all violations of Canon 2. When judges make rulings that make no sense based upon the facts or the law, I believe this shows the appearance of impropriety.
Judges shall respect and comply with the law
promote public confidence in the integrity of the judiciary
promote public confidence in the impartiality of the judiciary.
Whenever a judge does not comply with the law, it is a violation of Canon 2A. From my experience, judges very often do not comply with the law.
Judges Shall Perform the Duties of Their Office Impartially and Diligently
Canon 3 B.(2)-- Judges should be faithful to the law.
When a judge does not comply with the law, it is a violation of Canon 3 B.(2).
Canon 3 B.(5)-- Judges shall perform judicial duties without bias or prejudice.
When a judge demonstrates bias or perjudice, it is a violation of Canon 3 B.(5). Judges should recuse themselves when they have a bias or a prejudice, but they don't. This Canon is violated often. My experience is that most judges have a bias against pro se parties and a prejudice in favor of fellow members of the Bar.
Canon 3 B.(7)
Judges shall accord to every person the right to be heard according to law.
Judges shall not initiate or consider ex parte communications.
Judges violate this Canon when parties are denied the right to have hearings, testify under oath, examine witnesses, and cross-examine witnesses. My experience is that judges have routinely denied my most fundamental rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Ex parte communications are when a party or an attorney communicate with a judge outside the presence of the opposing party or opposing counsel. You will not know when this happens in most cases. I discovered significant ex parte communication in my original case when the opposing counsel soght legal fees and had to produce their billing records. Those records showed conversations with the judge that neither I nor my attorney knew anything about.
Canon 3 B.(8)-- Judges shall dispose of all judicial matters fairly, promptly, and efficiently.
Judges often dispose of matters unfairly. They do so when they ignore the facts, ignore and violate the law, ignore and violate the rules, and commit criminal acts.
In my original case, the judge ignored everything in the case for 217 days. Many motions were filed by each side, and Judge Orinda D. Evans ignored them all. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals had the audacity to claim that 217 days was not a failure to dispose of matters promptly.
Canon 3 D.(1)-- Judges who receive information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this Code should take appropriate action.
More to come...