in--especially on federal appeals, which I love to
Roger Roots, I have a question for you. I am Ron Branson, founder
of JAIL4Judges. I have taken cases up to the U.S. Supreme Court 14
times over the years since 1981. I am currently on my 15th trip.
You responded to Bill Windsor regarding assisting in the effort of
proceeding in a remedy on judicial accountability, "Count
me in--especially on federal appeals, which I love to work on."
In that regard, I wish to ask you an opinion if I might.
The County of Los Angeles artificially manufactured a
non-existent arraignment at which they say I was present and
entered pleas to the criminal charges named therein. I knew
nothing about this so-called "arraignment," as I was not there,
and did not discover such allegation of an arraignment until
after I was released from incarceration within the Los Angeles
I appeal my so-called "conviction," and on appeal, I discovered
the false and fraudulent Minute Order so alleging the
arraignment. After discovery, I pursued acquiring a copy of the
transcript of this event from the court reporter named within
that Minute Order for my appeal. She informed me that no such
event, and therefore no such transcript was possible to obtain.
I then asked her is she would swear out a declaration to reflect
this fact, and she so accommodated me. Notwithstanding my
impeachment of this false and fraudulent Minute Order alleging
an arraignment on criminal charges, the appellate court decided
to uphold the so-called conviction alleged within this fake
Minute Order. I sought to take the matter further up within the
State Court system, but I was precluded by the court of appeal
from doing so.
I brought suit, naming the judges involved, and entered as
evidence the sworn declaration provided to me by the court
reporter. Four federal judges decided to recuse themselves from
the case, and the case was passed on to the fifth federal judge
who immediately threw the case out without an oral hearing, or
me seeing the judge, or the defendant's attorneys for the County
of Los Angeles.
So I immediately appealed within three days of that decision to
the Ninth Circuit, and paid the filing fee of $455. My Appeal
was immediately dismissed stating that I presented no
substantial issues on appeal. But there were no issues
presented, only a Notice of Appeal. Briefing is process that
must follow an established briefing schedule, and not done upon
the filing of a Notice of Appeal. I then challenged that
decision to dismiss my appeal, by appealling en banc for a
determination of the entire Ninth Circuit on the question of
whether Appellant's appeal could be dismissed immediately upon
filing a Notice of Appeal. That filing en banc took place on New
Years Eve, December 30, 2011. To date, the Ninth Circuit has
never acknowledged such filing. Such determination en banc would
be dispositive on the legitimacy of dismissing an appeal prior
to briefing or presentation of any issues on appeal.
I plan to take this matter on up to the U.S. Supreme Court, but
I cannot do so until I have received a decision from the Ninth
Circuit en banc. My question to you, therefore, is, how one
forces the Ninth Circuit to make a final decision so that they
may proceed on up to the Supreme Court? If you have an proposed
solution, I would be pleased to hear it. In my opinion, the
Ninth Circuit has completely abrogated the purpose for its very
existence as establish by Congress within Rule 4 of the Federal
Rules of Appellate Procedure, and is destroying the integrity of
the entire judicial system, and its present deed has the
implication of having been robbed of $455, for which I got
nothing. Thank you, Roger. I look forward to hearing from you.