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Judge sullies people’s courthouse

August 20, 2014

If the Office of Disciplinary Counsel's sternly worded post-hearing brief in the ethics case against a Randolph County judge is any indication of what the Supreme Court’s final decision will be,......

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Bware1

Aug-20-14 7:57 PM

When you think of a corrupt judge the first thing that comes to mind is one who trades rulings for cash. That obvious sort of corruption is rare. Corruption takes a subtle but equally destructive form.

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Bware1

Aug-20-14 7:56 PM

A dishonest judge can ignore evidence, twist rules and procedure, obstruct the record, retaliate, manufacture facts or ignore others, allow frivolous claims or dismiss valid ones, deny admission of evidence prejudicial to the favored party, allow perjury, mischaracterize pleadings, engage in unethical communication and misapply the law. When done intentionally a crime has been committed. Crimes are crimes. It doesn’t take much to steer a case.

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Bware1

Aug-20-14 7:56 PM

Our civil rights exist only at the will of a judge. That tool was taken away. Being snatched from us by judges If you have ever witnessed someone being hustled through the judicial cattle chute, you understand that equity and justice have little to do with the process. Judges can and do make things turn out the way they want and prosecutors determined to get convictions never object. Equity, justice, facts and law, simply interfere with the process.

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Bware1

Aug-20-14 7:55 PM

Consider for just a minute why public defenders never investigate anything? Public defenders do not have resources at their disposal, he has to rely entirely upon the evidence the court decides to share with him. If the court forgets or loses evidence that would help your case, or decides to ignore an important lead, they win and you lose.

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Bware1

Aug-20-14 7:55 PM

That is not misbehavior, it is criminal behavior. The very last thing a judge wants is a properly operating judicial system. And what recourse does the public have against a corrupt judge? We have to respectfully request that the judge evaluate himself for honesty. What criminal wouldn’t desire the power to block an investigation of their crime? It is hard to imagine a more fundamental or structural conflict of interest than that.

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Bware1

Aug-20-14 7:54 PM

To protect the judiciary system, honest judges are driven to shield the misdeeds of their crooked brothers at the bar. Perfectly understandable human nature, yes... but when this behavior is at the expense of the public trust, it is utterly unpardonable. The courtroom is no place for situational ethics. Justice cannot tolerate exceptions. Just like a cop, a priest, or a bank teller, if they cross the line once, they have to go. Dishonesty is extremely difficult to detect and prove.

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TruthSeeker

Aug-20-14 10:19 AM

Oh it's still not going to be restored nationwide. Too many liberal activist judges thwarting our laws on the bench and getting away with it. Judges are to 'judge' according to our LAWS not their personal opinions.

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