June 30, 2001
Dear Mrs. Fowler -
by Bill Shipley
.... As I told you, the organization is called
"JAIL4Judges." Our goal is to promote the passing of the "Judicial
Accountability and Integrity Law" in states without initiative access to the
voters, and "Judicial Accountability and Initiative Legislation" for those
states with voter access to the initiative process. Hence, JAIL, and since
the legislation targets corrupt judges it becomes JAIL4Judges."
following is some information about the grass roots challenge to judges:
As a practical matter, since they adjudicate the "law" and also judge
each other, on the rare occasion that they are sited by the disciplinary board
for conducting themselves either extra-constitutionally and/or criminally,
they are operating above the law!
The following is from the
Massachusetts School of Law has to say about that conduct.
THE LONG TERM VIEW , MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW, VOL. 4,
NO. 1: SUMMER
1997, pp. 90-97
PROMISE OF JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE"
By: Elena Ruth Sassower
Judicial independence is
predicated on "good faith" decision-making. It was never intended to include
"bad-faith" decision-making, where a judge knowingly and deliberately disregards
the facts and law of a case. This is properly the subject of disciplinary
review, irrespective of whether it is correctable on appeal. And egregious error
is also misconduct, since its nature and/or magnitude presuppose that a judge
acted willfully, or that he is
This is part of an
article written by Mr. Hari Heath, a contributing editor to the Idaho Observer
explaining how the judiciary has perverted the intent of the Constitution.
"How has our nation fallen into this black hole of judicial anarchy?
Through various unconstitutional schemes, the judiciary has collected and
expanded the power of government unto themselves, as Thomas Jefferson
explained in his 1821 Autobiography:
"Contrary to all correct example, [the
Federal judiciary] are in the habit of going out of the question before them, to
throw an anchor ahead and grapple further hold for future advances of power.
They are then in fact the corps of sappers and miners, steadily working to
undermine the independent rights of the States and to consolidate all power in
the hands of that government in which they have so important a freehold estate."
And just what kind of anchors has the judiciary thrown ahead for
themselves to gather and consolidate their power? By creating the
rules they control the proceedings before them. By controlling the attorney's,
they control the legal questions which come before them. Through the
monopoly of the Bar Associations, those who won't conform are eliminated. With a
broad and unfettered "discretion" they have empowered themselves to define just
the law is. By controlling the evidence and the testimony they control
the facts. By controlling the jury they control the verdict. With a claim of
jurisdiction they can "find" their authority to determine any subject. With a
simple dismissal, or a judicially legislated doctrine like "estoppel," or the
sealing and blocking of a case, they can prevent any question from being heard.
By controlling the question they control the answer. The shelves of
the law libraries are filled with answers to carefully controlled questions,
ready for the next round of judicial plunder.
And after the citizen has
been plundered of his rights and property, and seeks remedy and redress, what
does he find? More judicial legislation creating the great wall of
It wasn't meant to be like this. The
Constitutions intended otherwise. Originally the judiciary was entrusted to
interpret our laws and maintain access to courts of justice. The Idaho
Constitution declares: "Courts of justice shall be open to every person,
and a speedy remedy afforded for every injury of person property or character,
and right and justice shall be administered without sale, denial, delay or
prejudice (Article 1, section 18)." The Federal Constitution further compels a
judges compliance with its mandates: "The...judicial officers, both of the
United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation,
to support this Constitution;...(Article 6, section 3)."
Go ahead. Try
to find a court that will respect your rights and deliver justice. The
Constitutions are no longer the foundation of government, but rather they
are documents that are used when convenient to the judiciary and then discarded
or ignored, defiantly, whenever they do not suit their purposes. In my years of
trying to find justice in court and get a legal answer supporting the truths I
have presented, I have seen courts routinely ignore constitutional commands.
They defy the contents of clear and
substantial case law when it doesn't
suit their goals--the collection and maintenance of power. Courts, from local
magistrates all the way to Idaho's chief federal district court judge Edward J.
Lodge, have ignored the mandates of the Constitutions and legislated laws in
favor of their court adopted "Rules," the Legislature and Congress be damned.
Thomas Jefferson saw it coming:
"For intending to
establish three departments, coordinate and independent, that they might check
and balance one another, it has given, according to this opinion, to one of them
alone the right to prescribe rules for the government of the others, and to that
one, too, which is unelected by and independent of the nation. For experience
has already shown that the impeachment it has provided is not even a
scare-crow... The Constitution on this hypothesis is a mere thing of wax in the
hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they
please." --Thomas Jefferson to
Spencer Roane, 1819.
The urgent need
for JAIL 4 JUDGES is myriad. But, I am sure you can see many injustices
committed by the judiciary every week....
J.A.I.L. For Judges has a nation
full of people like Bill Shipley who, as him, are laboring tirelessly day and
night to bring about judicial accountability across this nation. Our J.A.I.L.
members are like a wonderful team of family members working together.
J.A.I.L. has leadership positions
available in every county of the United States no matter where you live, and we
welcome those who share our interest to join with us as a mighty army for
freedom in America.
J.A.I.L. is an acronym for Judicial Accountability Initiative Law
very informative website is found at www.jail4judges.org
JAIL proposes a
unique new addition to our form of government.
JAIL is powerful! JAIL is
dynamic! JAIL is America's ONLY hope!
JAIL is spreading across America like a
fast moving wildfire!
JAIL is making inroads into Congress for federal
JAIL may be supported at P.O. Box 207, N. Hollywood, CA
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does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority
keen to set brush fires in people's minds.." - Samuel Adams
are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is
striking at the
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