September 30, 2010
Chief Justice John Roberts (pictured above, center) has sold his shares of Pfizer Inc., a move that allows him to participate in two pending Supreme Court cases involving the pharmaceutical maker. Federal law requires judges to sit out cases if they own even a single share of stock in any of the parties to a lawsuit. In the past, Roberts has not taken part in cases involving Pfizer because he owned less than $15,000 of the company's stock, according to his latest report of personal finances, which covered 2009.
But when the court announced Tuesday that it had accepted an appeal from several drug makers, including Pfizer, in a dispute over prices charged public hospitals, there was no indication that Roberts would step aside from hearing the case. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed that the chief justice sold his Pfizer shares in August.
As a result, he also will sit with his colleagues when they hear arguments Oct. 12 in another case involving childhood vaccines. Roberts played no role when the court decided in March to hear the case.
Arberg offered no explanation for Roberts' decision to sell the stock now, but it appears likely that Justice Elena Kagan's need to sit out the two cases played a role in Roberts' timing.
Kagan, who joined the court in August, owns no stock in Pfizer, but was involved in the two cases at some point during her time at the Justice Department as President Barack Obama's solicitor general.
Having one justice out of a case sets up the undesirable possibility of the rest of the court dividing 4-4. In such cases, the lower court ruling stands, but the Supreme Court sets no precedent to guide lower courts. In essence, it's a waste of time for the court to have considered the case.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy, D. Vt., introduced legislation Wednesday intended to keep the court at full strength, even when a justice is forced to step aside from a case. Leahy's bill would allow the court to designate a retired justice, of which there currently are three, to fill in.
Retired justices already are allowed to sit in on other federal courts. Leahy said the idea was suggested to him by John Paul Stevens, just a few months before his retirement from the Supreme Court.
Even a 4-4 outcome, however, is preferable to the prospect of a 4-3 decision, which could result if two justices don't take part in a case. In that instance, less than a majority of the nine-member court could render an important decision. On at least one other occasion, Roberts sold stock to avoid having a seven-justice court hear a case.
Corrupt Justice™: Chief Justice Roberts can simply repurchase the stock after the case is decided!
A Look Back!
January 1, 2010
The end of the year is a time for reflection. Another 365 days gone by, another eventful year of crime and corruption by government officials and their financial overseers. With 2009 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at the year that was filled with repugnant conduct that "shocks the conscience" of law & order, civility and decency. We look back on the past twelve months to see what we lost or gained by this repugnant conduct. End of the year, or end of the decade as it is this year, is usually the time when everyone is looking back at what happened in the year but also a time where many are looking forward to what is going to happen in the future. If 2009 is any indication of our future, ... serious problems lie ahead of us.
• Harry J. Williby, Editor-in-Chief
• Williby Blogs: Corrupt Justice™
Let's count down this year-end list with a little flair.
Worst of the Worst! Bernard Madoff!
Number One: Worst Thief in the History of Mankind!
The 71-year-old Jew, Bernard Madoff (pictured left) returned Monday (12/28/09) to the medium security (Jew Madoff should be in maximum security - Leavensworth Prison to be exact) section of the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina, spokeswoman Denise Simmons of the Federal Bureau of Prisons said on Wednesday. Simmons declined to discuss Jew Madoff's current health. She said he was admitted to the hospital at the prison on December 18, 2009 and treated for hypertension. Jew Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence after admitting to cheating thousands of investors in what prosecutors have called a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Number Two: 2nd Worst Thief in the History of Mankind!
Jew Scott Rothstein (pictured left) who is accused of running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme tied to nonexistent settlements through law firm bank accounts, has been jailed since Dec. 1, 2009. Scott Rothstein’s office furniture inside the office of Rothstein Rosenfeldt & Adler, will be sold to the highest bidder at an auction on Jan. 23, 2010 in Tamarac, Fla. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Raymond B. Ray approved a request last week by the firm’s bankruptcy trustee to allow Fisher Auction to sell everything inside the office, including oriental rugs and some personal effects. The proceeds from the auction will be added to the bankruptcy estate and be used to compensate victims of the alleged fraud.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)!
Number Three: Most Corrupt Politician of the Decade!
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (pictured left, at podium)(born June 22, 1933) is a JEW U.S. Senator from California and a member of the Democratic Party. Jew Feinstein was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, after serving as Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988. Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Jew Feinstein presided over Barack Obama U.S. presidential inauguration. Jew Feinstein attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School and was given a Catholic religious education, but also attended Hebrew school and was confirmed in the Jewish faith at the age of thirteen, having said that she has "always considered [herself] Jewish".
In 1980, she married JEW Richard C. Blum, an investment banker. In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million. By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million. In 1992, she was fined $190,000 for failure to properly report campaign contributions and expenditures associated with that campaign.
Jew Feinstein supported the Iraq war resolution in the vote of October 11, 2002; she has claimed that she was misled by President George W. Bush on the reasons for going to war. However, former UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter has stated that Jew Feinstein in summer 2002 acknowledged to him that she knew the Bush administration had not provided any convincing intelligence to back up its claims about the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. The Center for Public Integrity has also reported that Jew Senator Feinstein and her husband, Jew Blum, are making millions of dollars from Iraq and Afghanistan contracts through his company, Perini. Jew Feinstein voted for the resolution giving President George W. Bush the authority to invade Iraq.
Number Four: Most Repugnant Attorney of the Decade!
Prominent Minnesota Jew attorney Aaron Biber (pictured left) a former Hennepin County Bar Association president and the treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association, was charged Monday with two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving alleged sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy. Biber is a principal at Minneapolis law firm Gray Plant Mooty. A criminal complaint filed in mid-December 2009 by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office alleges that last October Jew Biber gave liquor to and had a sexual encounter with the boy at Biber’s Shorewood home. According to the complaint, Jew Biber, 46, has known the boy for four years. Jew Biber is also accused of sending highly graphic and sexual text messages to the boy after the alleged encounter. "This is a tragic and grossly innappropriate situation," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman at a Dec. 14, 2009 press conference on the charges.
The alleged sexual conduct was reported to the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department by a confidential source within the last two weeks. The police taped a phone call between Biber and the boy on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. During the call, Jew Biber allegedly arranged to meet the boy at the Eden Prairie Mall to perform a sex act. He was arrested en route to the meeting. Freeman said evidence supports Jew Biber made additional sexual solicitations to the boy.
D.A. Michael Gressett!
Number Five: 2nd Most Repugnant Prosecutor of the Decade!
Michael Gressett, 52, the former veteran prosecutor in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office Sex Crimes Unit(pictured left, tan suit - right side profile) arrested in Oct. 2008 for allegedly raping a colleague five months earlier, now faces an additional felony charge after a criminal grand jury indicted him on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual assault in late November 2009.
The indictment replaces the 12 counts leveled against Gressett by the California Attorney General’s Office, which had assumed prosecution of the case due to Gressett’s employment by the County D.A. The charges, which were filed in Martinez, include two counts rape, four counts sodomy, three counts forced sexual penetration, one count forced oral copulation, one count false imprisonment and one count of making criminal threats for allegedly threatening to kill the alleged victim, according to the complaint. Gressett, 51, also faces multiple enhancements for allegedly tying up the alleged victim and using a handgun and an ice pick during the alleged assault. If convicted, Gressett could face a life sentence, Deputy Attorney General Peter Flores said. Because Gressett is a county prosecutor, the state attorney general’s office was prosecuting the case.
Number Six: Most Corrupt Prosecutor of the Decade!
NEWARK, N.J. — A former Jew federal prosecutor (pictured left) and prominent New Jersey defense attorney whose past clients have included Queen Latifah and Lil' Kim has pleaded not guilty to bribery, drug and prostitution charges. Jew Paul Bergrin of Morganville appeared Monday in U.S. District Court in Newark. He's been held since his arrest in May for arranging the murder of one witness and trying to set up the murder of another. The government could pursue the death penalty against Jew Bergrin for the murder counts. Federal prosecutors say Jew Bergrin used threats, bribes and even murder to discourage witnesses from testifying. They allege that Jew Bergrin passed the name of an informant to associates of a client in a drug case. The informant was shot to death in Newark in 2004.
Number Seven: Most Repugnant Cop of the Decade!
Number Eight: 2nd Most Repugnant Cop of the Decade!
Kenneth Moreno is a seventeen-year veteran of the NYPD and is a married father of two. Moreno and his fellow officer Franklin Mata have been accused in an alleged December 7, 2008, rape of a New York City woman. Moreno and Mata were arraigned on April 28, 2009, on charges of rape, burglary and official misconduct. On May 3, 2009, the media reported that on the night of the rape, Moreno and Matta used a pay phone to make a fake 911 call, giving them an excuse to return to the victim's apartment.
On December 7, 2008, a cab driver contacted the police about a drunk woman that had vomited in his cab in the East Village and needed help up to her apartment. Officers Moreno and Mata (Mata pictured far left, Moreno pictured left) arrived at the scene at 1:10 a.m. According to time stamps on a video surveillance camera, the officers can be seen helping an intoxicated woman up to her apartment, then they left seven minutes later but 39 minutes later, at 1:59 a.m they returned again. The second time they returned, the officers followed a resident with a key into the building the second time. Shortly after entering the building one of the officers noticed the surveillance camera. The partners remained in building for 17 minutes. At 2:59 a.m. the officers return once again, this time with a key and they attempt to hide their faces from the surveillance by keeping their backs to the camera.
The morning after the alleged assault, the woman who was attacked told her friends that she had been raped the night before by a police officer. Heather Millstone, the bar owner who caught the police movements on her video surveillance camera, gave copies to the victim. Millstone turned the video tapes over to the district attorney's office. Through his lawyer, Franklin L. Mata later claimed Moreno had sex with the alleged victim, but Mata says that it was consensual. Since the woman in question was intoxicated and incapacitated, as demonstrated on the video, she would not have been legally able to give her consent.
Number Nine: Most Murderous Cop of the Decade!
Gary King, Jr. (pictured below, center) was murdered on September 20th, 2007 by Sergeant Pat Gonzales of the Oakland Police Department. According to eyewitnesses, after having complied with an order to approach Gonzales' cruiser, Gary was attacked by Gonzales. Gary attempted to disengage himself from the altercation, but Gonzales beat, stripped, and repeatedly tasered Gary. Gonzales then released Gary, disoriented, hurting, and scared, and pumped two bullets into Gary's back as he fled. Police claim that a pistol was found in Gary's possession. None of the witnesses saw Gary draw a pistol. Gonzales was the only police officer on the scene until after he shot Gary and no witnesses are corroborating his story.
King’s death is not an isolated incident: in 2006, Gonzales (is pictured left; help us identify which one is Gonzales) shot and paralyzed 17-year-old Ameir Rollins, and in 2002, Gonzales shot and killed 19-year-old Joshua Russell. Police Chief Tucker acknowledged the abnormality of an officer shooting so many suspects, but isn't questioning Gonzales' claim, universally refuted by witnesses, that Gary was drawing a weapon. OPD wants to protect their own. Gonzales has a wife and a 2-week-old baby.
Sgt. Patrick Gonzales has shot four people, killing three of them. Gonzales is extremely murderous towards black (African-American) men. Above is a picture of the Oakland (2009) SWAT Team. Help us identify Gonzales. It will aid black men in avoiding him!
Judge Michael Hecht!
Number Ten: Most repugnant judge of the Decade!
TACOMA — A jury found Pierce County Superior Court (Jew) Judge Michael Hecht (pictured left) guilty of felony harassment and patronizing a prostitute. Jew Hecht had been accused of paying one man for sex multiple times in 2008 and 2009 and threatening to kill another man who talked about having sex with him. The 59-year-old was elected to the Pierce County bench in August 2008 and sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2009, the day after The News Tribune newspaper reported that police were investigating Jew Hecht. He also faces charges brought by the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct. A hearing on those charges is set for February 2010.
Jew David Bernard Flinn!
Number Eleven: Most racist judge of the Decade!
Jew Judge David B. Flinn (pictured left) is an ardent, vicious white racist. He despises African-American males. Judge Flinn is rude, hostile, belligerent and obnoxious towards African-Americans, particularly males. Jew Flinn is thoroughly ingratiated with the UC Regents (a Jew entity). He attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and attended UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.
Born: Nov. 1, 1938 (and currently suffers senile dementia);
Appointed: Feb. 28, 1997, by Governor (White Racist) Pete Wilson;
Previous work of note: Private practice, 1968-97; Senior counsel, Bank of America, 1963-68; and
Law degree: Boalt Hall School of Law (1963) (The Regents).
Flinn's Jew Law firm: The San Francisco law firm of Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick LLP, originally known as Cerf, Robinson & Leland, Flinn's Jew firm was founded by Marcel E. Cerf, a prominent California jurist who began practice in 1900. In 1980, it merged with the firm of Matzger & Melnick to become Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Flinn, Matzger and Melnick. The Jew firm adopted its current name in 1997 when David B. Flinn was appointed as judge to the Contra Costa Superior Court.
Judge Kenneth Kingsbury!
Number Twelve: 2nd Most racist judge of the Decade!
Kingsbury (pictured left) was previously employed in the Alameda County district attorney's office, where he became head of the narcotics unit. "Very short story on Nepotism in the Alameda County Courts: The Alameda County courts, particularly the District Attorney's office, is Nepotism central for the county." A quick check of Deputy DA's revealed current Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff has hired the sons or daughters of three of possibly four judges who are on the Alameda County Superior Court, criminal calendar. The judges and kids involved are; Judge Kenneth Kingsbury and Erin Kingsbury. Erin is his second daughter. (Erin is now a deputy DA in Fremont.)
This guy takes the cake for the decade. He spent his entire legal career incarcerating poor minorities (90% Black) from the Alameda County Urban environments, yet he uses the same authority, during the same legal career, to ensure that his daughter (Erin Kingsbury) became employed as a Deputy District Attorney, in the same office where he once served as supervisor. C.J. Note: Good Job Kenneth! His former crony, Stuart Hing is now a Judge in the County of Alameda.
~Justice Martin Jenkins~
~Justice Janice Rogers Brown~
~Judge E. Curtissa Cofield~
~Justice Janice Rogers Brown~
~Judge E. Curtissa Cofield~
Number Thirteen: Uncle Tom/Aunt Jemima judge(s) of the Decade!
We saw the 90's end with the year 2000 (A New Millineum) and Clarence Thomas and Ward connerly tied for Uncle Toms of the Decade. Ten years later, we conclude another decade with three judges tied for Uncle Tom/Aunt Jemima(s) of the decade.
"Janice Rogers Brown (pictured above, center) has a record of hostility to fundamental civil and constitutional rights principles, and she is committed to using her power as a judge to twist the law in ways that undermine those principles[.] For the administration to bring forward a nominee with this record and hope to get some kind of credit because she is the first African American woman nominated to the DC Circuit is one more sign of the administration's political cynicism."
• Hilary Shelton, director, NAACP Washington Bureau (2003).
"Martin Jenkins, who was appointed U.S. District Judge in San Francisco by President Clinton in 1997, "applied for an opening on the California State Court of Appeal bench. '"[T]hose close to him have indicated [the required] practice of working long hours and meticulous attention to detail in a large federal caseload has taken a toll [on him]."' Jenkins, who submitted his application to Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, was appointed and confirmed to the California Court of Appeals on April 4, 2008."
• By Robin Salisian (09/03/07).
According to a report, "Justice Brown's opinions on civil rights law are perhaps the most troubling area of a very troubling body of work. These opinions reveal significant skepticism about the existence and impact of discrimination and demonstrate repeated efforts to limit the avenues available to victims of discrimination to obtain justice. Brown's opinions in this area reveal a troubling disregard for precedent and stare decisis – even in the context of case law that has been settled by the U.S. Supreme Court." The report examines Brown opinions in cases involving racial discrimination, discrimination against people with disabilities and older Americans, and affirmative action. California's Chief Justice criticized one of her opinions as arguing that "numerous decisions of the United States Supreme Court and this court" were "wrongly decided" and as representing a "serious distortion of history."
C.J. Note: In the California Opinion on Affirmative Action, Justice Brown (with a majority of the court) upheld Ward Connerly's Proposition 209, abolishing Affirmative Action for African-Americans, but maintaining Affirmative Action for European-American Women!
Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield, 60 (pictured above, far right) was originally appointed in 1991 as the state's first black female judge after Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. nominated her and legislators confirmed her. She was last renominated by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and approved by lawmakers in 2007. Her current term expires on June 6, 2015. About 10:45 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2008, Cofield was driving through a highway construction zone on Route 2 in Glastonbury when her car sideswiped a parked state police cruiser occupied by Trooper Michael Kowal. Prosecutor John Whalen said that the judge's eyes were bloodshot and that she smelled of alcohol. Urine samples showed her blood alcohol content was 0.16 percent at 1 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2008 and 0.17 percent at 2:04 a.m., he said — twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Repeatedly using vulgar and racial insults, Cofield argued with a police officer — addressing him as "Negro trooper" at one point — who was trying to process her on a charge of drunken driving in Glastonbury last October, a police video released shows. Cofield also is heard twice on the video using the racial term "nigger." The state's Judicial Review Council released the video after it found cause to pursue five judicial misconduct charges against her, several of them based on what was termed disparaging, demeaning or "racially inappropriate" language.
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