Category: Judicial Misconduct/Corruption

Dec 08

District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli Caught Texting Advice To Prosecutors In New York Drug Case

Suffolk County, New York District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli (ballotpedia.org)

Suffolk County, New York District Court Judge Janine Barbera-Dalli has been caught texting advice to prosecutors on how to charge and try the defendant in a drug case she was presiding over. Her first text on Dec. 1, 2017 was during a pre-trial hearing in the case, and the second text on Dec. 4 was …

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Oct 27

New York Appeals Court Rules Judge Who Convicted A Defendant Cannot Also Decide Their Appeal

New York Court of Appeals building (Rick Kopstein)

The New York Court of Appeals unanimously ruled on October 24, 2017 that the judge who convicted a defendant cannot also solely decide their appeal. Brian Novak was ticketed in August 2012 in Schenectady, New York for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and related traffic infractions. He pled not guilty when arraigned in Schenectady City Court. …

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Oct 24

United States Ranks 25th In World For Judicial Independence

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Judicial independence in the U.S. is ranked 25th among the world’s countries in The Global Competitiveness Report 2017–2018. The U.S. also ranked in 34th place for the rating of a country’s bribe prone judiciary. Finland ranked first in both categories. The report was published on September 26, 2017. The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is published …

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Oct 08

Judge Richard Posner Admits He Didn’t Decide A Case On The Law … But The Outcome He Wanted

Retired U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner

U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner stated in interviews after he recently retired, that during his almost 36 years as a federal appellate judge the driving force of his decision making in a case was the outcome he wanted — not the applicable law, legal precedents, or constitutional considerations. The Seventh Circuit Court is …

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Oct 04

Judge William Kephart Is Reprimanded For Publicly Advocating Kirstin Lobato Is Guilty

Las Vegas Tribune’s front page for October 4, 2017 issue

“Judge William Kephart is reprimanded for publicly advocating Kirstin Lobato is guilty,” is a front-page news story in the Las Vegas Tribune’s October 4, 2017 issue. The news story details that Clark County District Court Judge William Kephart has been publicly reprimanded by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline after he admitted to committing five …

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Aug 31

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online Issue 68 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 68 includes the following articles: Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Murder In Prison $50,000 Reward Offered For Info That Will Exonerate Temujin Kensu Of 1986 Michigan Murder …

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Jul 17

Pennsylvania Judge Michael Muth Charged With Watching Porn While Working

Judge Michael Muth (monroepacourts.us)

Judge Michael R. Muth has been charged by the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania with viewing pornographic videos and images at work in full view of court clerks on multiple occasions, and using county employees for his personal use. From January 2006 to the present time Michael Muth has been an elected Magisterial District Judge …

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May 29

23 Appointees For Calif. Judgeships Include Corporate Lawyers And Prosecutors

California Governor Jerry Brown (State of Calif.)

California Governor Jerry Brown appointed 23 Superior Court judges on May 22, 2017. Nineteen of the 23 were working for a government related agency at the time of their appointment. Of the four who weren’t, three worked for corporate law firms that could be expected to have political connections. One was a sole practitioner in …

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May 17

Judge William Kephart Is Charged With Publicly Interfering In Kirstin Lobato Case

Las Vegas Tribune’s front page for May 17, 2017 issue.

“Judge William Kephart Is Charged With Publicly Interfering In Kirstin Lobato Case,” is the lead news story on the front page of the Las Vegas Tribune’s May 17, 2017 issue. The news story details that five misconduct charges have been filed against Clark County District Court Judge William Kephart by the Nevada Commission on Judicial …

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Feb 11

U.S. Ninth Circuit “So-called Judges” Prove To The World They Are Agenda Driven Political Hacks

Executive Order 13769, The White House, Jan. 27, 2017

By Hans Sherrer Feb. 11, 2017 Every federal and state judge in the United States is a politician. A 2003 law review article explained that, “Contrary to their carefully cultivated public image of being independent and above the frays of everyday life, judges are influenced and even controlled by powerful and largely-hidden political, financial, personal …

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