Site Overlay

The fake news, defamation, and judicial misconduct crisis

Democracy cannot survive without an independent justice system with integrity.

When I was litigating against five U.S. law firms in multiple jurisdictions (2015-2020), as a defamation pro se (self represented) plaintiff, there was little reporting about the serious problem about judicial misconduct. With judges judging judges, rogue judges on the bench had little to fear. That started to change in June of 2020 with Reuters‘ groundbreaking investigation, “The Teflon Robe: Holding judges accountable.”

Reuters Michael Berens and John Shiffman found that “Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws or oaths remained on the bench.

Then on September 28, 2021, The Wall Street Journal’s James V. Grimaldi, Coulter Jones, and Joe Palazzolo, with the Free Law Project’s investigation into judicial misconduct made history when they found “131 Federal Judges broke the law by hearing cases where they had a financial interest.”

The fallout continues. It has spread to the appeals courts. In response, lawmakers came together, and President Joe Biden signed judicial reform ethics legislation.

I know how serious and dangerous judicial misconduct can be. I lived it, and continue to live it, and tragically more people, including judges, are experiencing the fallout too.

I sued some Sandy Hook hoax, Pizzagate people, and Does for defamation (with additional counts) before Pizzagate and QAnon were a thing.

SAFETY FIRST. Like the pic? When oath-breaker judges maliciously drag out cases, run up legal fees for fellow lawyers, and don’t faithfully apply the Brandenburg Test & defamation + other laws, they leave you in danger and thwart due justice.

Say Whaaat?! What happened?

It’s a long story.

In brief, and in part, as threats against U.S. judges increased by over 400%, and fake news and conspiracies were causing real-world consequences, I had to repeatedly seek relief and redress, in violation of Canon 3A(5), in a court with an oath-breaker judge, Judge Susan Paradise Baxter, at the Western District of Pennsylvania.

As the docket verifies, then Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter would not rule (file a Report & Recommendation (“R&R”)), recuse herself, or follow her own rules or orders when my case was referred to her in October 2017.

If you don’t have Pacer you can read my docket at Courtlistener

Step 1: Click to read the Docket to confirm when Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter was assigned this case to rule on the merits.
Step 2: Then scroll down to verify she never filed a Report and Recommendation and did not recuse herself. She’s an oath-breaker judge.

This is why you see duplicative and repetitious filings on my docket including these:

  1. My First Opposition to the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (“MoD”) (December 30, 2016) | Assigned to Federal District Judge Paul G. Gardephe & Magistrate Judge James C. Francis (Southern District of New York “SDNY”) | Transferred to the (WDPA) & reassigned (October 2017) to Federal District Judge Cathy Bissoon & Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter to rule on the merits | See Magistrate Judge Baxter when she refused to rule the first time on my First Amended Complaint (“FAC”).
  2. My Second Opposition to the Defendants’ MoD (February 5, 2018) | Assigned to Federal District Judge Cathy Bissoon & Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter to rule on the merits | (FAC) | See Magistrate Judge Baxter break her own rules (and order) again when she did not rule on FAC again, recuse or hold lawyers to any account for repeatedly filing an altered, virtually illegible exhibit.
  3. My Third Opposition to the Defendants’ MoD (December 31, 2018) | Reassigned again to Federal District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter & Magistrate Judge Richard A Lanzillo | (See my Second Amended Complaint I did not seek to amend) … more altered exhibits, the spoilation of evidence and zero accountability.

This, even though Judge Susan Paradise Baxter, and the defendants’ attorneys, had knowledge, and evidence, that my defendants and Doe-defendants’ “news” was fueling domestic terrorism (Pizzagate that morphed into QAnon during these proceedings), and their tortious conduct against me had not stopped.

It was cruel, burdensome, abusive, dangerous, and a Canon violation, according to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges.

See: Canon 3A(5)

In disposing of matters promptly, efficiently, and fairly, a judge must demonstrate due regard for the rights of the parties to be heard and to have issues resolved without unnecessary cost or delay. A judge should monitor and supervise cases to reduce or eliminate dilatory practices, avoidable delays, and unnecessary costs.

Prompt disposition of the court’s business requires a judge to devote adequate time to judicial duties, to be punctual in attending court and expeditious in determining matters under submission, and to take reasonable measures to ensure that court personnel, litigants, and their lawyers cooperate with the judge to that end.

Code of Conduct for United States Judges

#Oathbreaker v #Oathfollower

In an oath-follower court, the judge does not refuse to rule, run up legal fees for fellow lawyers, or abuse an injured party seeking relief and redress by repeatedly insisting on burdensome repetitious and duplicative filings (see 28 U.S. Code § 453) and never faithfully apply the laws.

28 U.S. Code § 453 – Oaths of justices and judges

Each justice or judge of the United States shall take the following oath or affirmation before performing the duties of his office:

“I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ___ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute

Oath-follower judges rule after the parties have filed their legal briefs the first time. They recuse themselves if they can’t rule.

#AlexJonesTexts and the #Jan6Hearings

As a result, since Judge Susan Paradise Baxter did not recuse herself or file a R&R in 2017-2018 (i.e., she dragged out the case), she ended up dragging my case into Alex Jones Texts (2019–mid-2020), and the January 6th hearings. Thus, my case may be impacted by Alex Jones’ texts (2019–mid-2020).

Alex Jones of Infowars became, at minimum, a witness, and one of the possible Doe defendants, when he injected himself into the case in 2018. He did it to raise money for one of the Defendants (and himself) by making false statements (capable of defamatory meaning) about my case.

If you don’t have Pacer, you can read the docket at Courtlistener.

See: My Second Amended Complaint (filed October 1, 2018) I did not seek to amend when Alex Jones jumped in, p. 77-81.

Did you see it? Alex Jones made the same/similar false statements about my case he would later make against the Sandy Hook cases about Hillary Clinton. Unjustly enriching oneself based on defamation, lies, and BS is totally fine in an oath-breaker court.

“The polestar of the unjust enrichment inquiry is whether the defendant has been unjustly enriched; the intent of the parties is irrelevant.” Limbach v. City of Philadelphia, 905 A.2d 567, 577 (Pa. Commw. 2006).

My Second Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss p. 23-24; and my Third Opposition p 23-24.
Please pause for a moment.  Imagine if a United States Judge, who took an oath to "faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon them under the Constitution and laws of the United States," and had life-changing power over you did that to you. 

The same applies to Wayne Willott, aka “W” the “Intelligence Insider,” aka “Juan O’Savin” of QAnon fame. He also was a likely Doe-Defendant in both of my related defamation cases (civil conspiracy, anyone?). The first case was originally filed on November 9, 2015 — almost two years before QAnon existed and Willott was making the alternative media rounds a “W” the “Intelligence Insider.” Willott changed his name to Juan OSavin (get it? 007) sometime after my case was transferred to the WDPA. As such, it’s reasonable to ask if QAnon, at minimum, could have been deterred, if not prevented, had Judge Susan Paradise Baxter been an oath-follower judge.

See: My First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) (filed January 15, 2016) Judge Susan Paradise Baxter refused to file a R&R on FAC twice. She did not recuse.

Heads up! For sure, any typos in FAC are mine, but crooked pages are not. That’s a scanning issue at the Southern District of New York (SDNY). When I was at SDNY pro se parties couldn’t e-file.

A protester waves a QAnon flag near the Washington Monument, as part of the Unsilent March in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3. GRAEME SLOAN/SIPA USA

Therefore, some of the evidence in my case may assist the January 6th Committee and other cases and investigations. See: Jim Vertuno, “Sandy Hook Lawyer: Jan. 6 panel asks for Alex Jones’ texts.” Associated Press, August 4, 2022.

I don’t want to be complicit with abusive oath-breaker officers of the court, judges, and lawyers, who did not promote justice and uphold the law. In addition, I should not be expected to be complicit in a court of law, right?

Federal District Court Judge Susan Paradise Baxter never faithfully applied the laws either (see the alternative in the legal brief), as her order confirms. For example, she never identified all the defamatory statements. In her court, a jury is supposed to … guess? This, along with other oath-breaking behavior occurred during these proceedings. 

Officer Of The Court: 
Any person who has an obligation to promote justice and uphold the law, including judges, clerks, court personnel, police officers, and attorneys (who must be truthful in court and obey court rules). — Nolo

I repeatedly filed scores of exhibits and declarations to substantiate my claims (hello– I was in an oath-breaker court with a judge, Judge Susan Paradise Baxter, of the Western District of Pennsylvania, Erie division, who did not follow her own orders — summary judgment, anyone?).

From Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s January 4, 2018 Order:

The parties are hereby notified that this pending motion may be treated, either in whole or in part, as a motion for summary judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56. See Renchenski v. Williams, 622 F.3d 315 (3d Cir. 2010).

The nonmovant’s response to the motion for summary judgment may include opposing or counter-affidavits (executed by Plaintiff or other persons) which have either been sworn to under oath (notarized) or which include immediately before the signature of the individual making the affidavit or declaration the following statement, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1746 …

Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s January 4, 2018 Order she violated. Case 1:17-cv-00259-CB-SPB Document 86 Filed 01/04/18 Page 1 -2.

As everyone can confirm on the docket, there is no summary judgment ruling (in part or in whole), and Judge Susan Paradise Baxter also violated Judge Cathy Bissoon’s rules when she refused to move my case forward again.

I also tried to prevent others from being harmed by defamation and fake news (i.e., punitive damages as a deterrent) which tragically was not possible in an oath-breaker court with a judge at the Western District of Pennsylvania who would not rule, recuse, and follow her own rules, faithfully apply the laws or refer potential funny biz to the appropriate authorities.

Since then some of my substantiated pleadings and evidence have been cited in news reports involving QAnon and recent U.S. elections.

I have been repeatedly trashed by #oathbreaker judges, according to the oath, in multiple jurisdictions

Sometimes oath-breaker judges do it with a smile, right before they oath/rule-break, and stick it to you.

While people should have a reasonable expectation that if they appear in court it is before oath-follower judges, we know that’s not always the case.

Here you can see me being trashed by another oath-breaker judge, Magistrate Judge Richard A Lanzillo, at the Western District of Pennsylvania, in Eugene Volokh’s “Allegations of Sex with the Devil Aren’t Libelous, says a federal court,” Reason Magazine, 10/12/2019. Volokh reported from Judge Richard A Lanzillo’s R&R.

In Pennsylvania, the intended audience is “a critical factor.” Go to page 21 of 37.

For starters, Magistrate Judge Richard A Lanzillo echo-chambers defendants’ attorneys inapplicable (apples to oranges) case law to throw out counts. This gives the appearance of being in the tank with defendants, yes?

Magistrate Judge Richard A Lanzillo also misrepresents and omits pleadings. In Pennsylvania, for example, defamation includes the intended audience—the Christian Conservative audience. It was the same and/or similar audience where some of the followers went on to attack the U.S. Capital on January 6, 2021.

#Oathbreaker judges leave injured parties seeking relief and redress in danger

Threats and intimidation against journalists have been on the rise in the United States and Canada — this threatens a free press and democracy.

If you are a journalist who has been threatened, intimidated, and violence has been incited against you, and you are in an oath-breaker judge court seeking relief and redress, like I was, you are on your own.

In Judge Susan Paradise Baxter and the Honorable Richard A Lanzillo’s cruel, oath-breaker judge court, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, it’s okay if a defendant(s) incites their armed followers with military training to shoot and possibly kill you amongst other intimidation attempts.

An oath-breaker judge, like Magistrate Judge Richard A Lanzillo, might also mix up names to obsensibly protect a defendant, given neither he nor Judge Susan Paradise Baxter (despite her purported de novo review) corrected the error. See FAC (2016) and SAC (2018) at “Threatening, Intimidating, Violence Inciting Elements, and SAC at “Defendants’ Ongoing Attempts to Intimidate the Plaintiff into Dropping This Lawsuit.” See Magistrate Judge Richard A Lanzillo’s Report and Recommendation and Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s ruling.

In ethical, oath-follower judge courts, incitement is actionable. Intimidation is a thing. See for e.g.: [Federal] Court in Civil Case Holds Trump’s Jan. 6 Speech Could Be Constitutionally Unprotected Incitement, Reason, February 8, 2022; and “Third Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Landmark Cyberstalking Resulting in Death Conviction in Matusiewicz Case.” DOJ September 7, 2018.

Indeed, intimidation and the incitement of violence can be life-altering. It’s dangerous too. It always has been. And then you need to be concerned about potential copycats. See for example, “‘No Blame?’ ABC News finds 54 cases invoking ‘Trump’ in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults,” ABC News, May 30, 2020.

In addition, the Honorable Richard A Lanzillo, like Judge Susan Paradise Baxter, ignore/omits evidence, broadcasts, and declarations too in their rulings. As you can verify in Magistrate Judge Richard A Lanzillo’s R&R, aside from criticizing me for submitting a lengthy SAC and tons of exhibits, there is no mention of Pizzagate, the spoliation of evidence, related lawsuits, or the content provided by my declarants and in the copious broadcasts, I submitted to support my claims.

#Oathbreaker Judges omit evidence in their rulings

It’s not like Judge Susan Paradise Baxter and Magistrate Judge Richard Lanzillo overlooked the declarations in their rulingsdeclarations the Defendants’ attorneys aggressively tried to strike in a Motion to Strike, while ostensibly charging defendants hundreds of dollars an hour to file it. No, these judges did deny the Defendants’ seasoned attorneys burdensome and frivolous Motion to Strike against me, but then they chose to omit the declarations from their rulings. (See Courtlistener Docket No. 136)

Docket No. 136

Judges aren’t supposed to ignore evidence and pleadings, correct?

In addition, in an ethical, oath-following court, as we saw in the Sandy Hook hoax cases, (where rule-breaker lawyers are also sanctioned), it matters in a multi-million dollar damage defamation case if a defendant hires lawyers to argue one thing in one court and different lawyers to argue the opposite in another court.

In an unethical, oath-breaker court, like the one I was in, when this occurs with the same and or similar defamation per se statements and counts it doesn’t matter as much.

Look in Ohio too where I was also trashed by another unethical, oath-breaker judge in a related case. This judge > It’s time to retire Judge Ruehlman.

Hey, let’s do some fact-checking. It’s always a good time to fact-check.

Everyone can learn defamation laws and damages by listening to the jury instructions in Sandy Hook Hoax v Alex Jones (in a court with an ethical, oath-following judge).

By doing so you can see how many high-damage true/false defamatory statements (read in context with case law) oath-breakers Judge Susan Paradise Baxter and Judge Richard A Lanzillo did not, and would not, move forward.

Spoiler > for a starter shortcut, see the joint libel/libel per se statements [statements published in written form] where damages are presumed.

Notably, a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court concluded that “presumed damages do indeed remain available upon a showing of actual malice.” Joseph v. Scranton Times, L.P., 89 A.3d 251, 272 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2014). Actual malice is when a statement is made “with knowledge that [the statement] was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.” Id. at 261 (quoting Lewis v. Phila. Newspapers, Inc., 833 A.2d 185, 191 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2003)). Therefore, this Court is bound to conclude that Pennsylvania permits presumed damages in defamation per se claims when actual malice is pleaded and proven. Consistent with Restatement (Second) of Torts § 569, Pennsylvania case law holds that proof of special harm, i.e., monetary damages, is not a prerequisite to recovery in a defamation libel matter. See Pilchesky v. Gatelli, 12 A.3d 430 (Pa.Super. 2011); and Agriss, 483 A.2d at 472–74.

My Second Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss p. 12; my Third Opposition p 11-12.

Here again, Judge Susan Baxter would not rule, faithfully apply the laws in a multi-million dollar damage case, or hold lawyers accountable, who repeatedly file altered exhibits or defendants who spoil with evidence, while knowing this case involved some Pizzagate people with massive worldwide audiences.

She also ignored my request for Rule 11 sanctions. #CleanHands

All this (and more) gives the appearance of being in the tank with defendants’ attorneys, yes? The same attorneys whose legal fees Judge Susan Paradise Baxter repeatedly racked up, every time she refused to rule or recuse in violation of her judicial oath, the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges, and common decency.

“Civil conspiracy occurs when two or more persons combine or agree intending to commit an unlawful act or do an otherwise lawful act by unlawful means.” Weaver v. Franklin County, 918 A.2d 194, 202 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2007). (citing Grose v. P&G Paper Prods., 866 A.2d 437 (Pa. Super. 2005); see also “… an overt act done in pursuance of the common purpose…” Phillips v. Selig, 959 A.2d 420, 437 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2008).

Compare > Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s conduct in my case with Judge Baxter’s own words during her Senate confirmation for District Judge and Canon 3A(5).

I have been steadfast in my judicial philosophy over the nearly twenty-one years I have been a magistrate judge: A judge should have complete respect for the law and every litigant and attorney before her, and apply the law precisely to the case at hand…

Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter, Senator Grassley, Questions for the Record, Nominee, United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania

That’s not true in this proceeding.

Meanwhile, Judge Susan Paradise Baxter received a lifetime appointment on the bench in a position to abuse her authority, harm more people, and continue to undermine the justice system. See: “Baxter named federal judge for Erie,” GoErie.com, August 29, 2018.

The rise of fake news, QAnon & real-world consequences

To wit, I (and now arguably the rest of the world) can feel the damage, and fallout from QAnon enabled by oath-breakers in the U.S. justice system. Judges such as District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter and Magistrate Judge, the Honorable Richard A. Lanzillo, who refused to uphold and protect the United States Constitution, 5 U.S.C. 3331, and faithfully apply the law in a multi-million dollar damage defamation and related counts case.

Judges and lawyers who don’t like to be called out (as diplomatically as possible) by a pro se plaintiff, a journalist, and a woman who had enormous, intimidating, life-changing authority over my life and did not hesitate to use it to thwart due justice.

Unethical #Oathbreaker Judges v Ethical #Oathfollower Judges

To observe some of the contrasts between being in a U.S. court with oath-breaker judges and oath-follower judges, the following are three real-world case demonstrations of ethical, oath-follower judges’ proceedings. These are judges who also faithfully apply defamation law, hold lawyers accountable, and don’t echo-chamber inapplicable case law or ignore pleadings and evidence in multi-million dollar damage cases.

  1. Hon. Raag Singhal
  2. Hon. C.J. Williams
  3. Hon. Carl J Nichols.

See also: “Judge awards additional $5M to ex-assistant [whistleblower] Mike McQueary’s verdict [in defamation case],” Associated Press, November 30, 2016. When I repeatedly blew the whistle …

Can you see some of the differences?

Regardless of political beliefs, or a lack thereof, too many people, including judges, have been hurt by defamation, fake news, and oath-breaker misconduct in politics and the legal profession. This needs to stop. Accountability needs to prevail or we can kiss democracy goodbye.

Judges who thwart due process, disregard the laws, allow lawyers to repeatedly submit altered documents without consequence (in contrast to oath-follower judges who don’t), and abuse injured parties, undermine the justice system. These judges also give bad actors a free pass to keep doing whatever they were doing. So they did.

Now you know some of the reasons why I have the utmost respect and appreciation for oath-following judges, lawyers, clerks, and court personnel. Oath-breakers… not so much. There’s a big difference. #BigDamage

Eventually, the truth about oath-breakers’ misconduct, the consequences, and the repercussions are felt by the public.

Update: To be fair, it wasn’t just #oathbreaker judges who trashed me there were #oathbreaker lawyers too.

See, here is but one of many examples where I was demeaned, belittled, harassed and trashed by a lawyer, an officer of the court, who repeatedly filed altered exhibits with no consequences, and mutilated my pleadings. This motion is one of the shorter ones. There are many more on the docket because Judge Susan Paradise Baxter is an oath-breaker judge according to the judicial oath.

See what happens if a person is in an oath-following court when that happens. >> Altered exhibits and pleadings—How to Legal. There’s a big difference, yes?

See also why this repeated misconduct (among additional misconduct) violated the American Bar Association’s Model Rule 3.4: Fairness to Opposing Party & Counsel.

Rule 3.4: Fairness to Opposing Party & Counsel

Advocate

A lawyer shall not:

(a) unlawfully obstruct another party’ s access to evidence or unlawfully alter, destroy or conceal a document or other material having potential evidentiary value. A lawyer shall not counsel or assist another person to do any such act;

(b) falsify evidence, counsel or assist a witness to testify falsely, or offer an inducement to a witness that is prohibited by law;

(c) knowingly disobey an obligation under the rules of a tribunal except for an open refusal based on an assertion that no valid obligation exists;

(d) in pretrial procedure, make a frivolous discovery request or fail to make reasonably diligent effort to comply with a legally proper discovery request by an opposing party;

(e) in trial, allude to any matter that the lawyer does not reasonably believe is relevant or that will not be supported by admissible evidence, assert personal knowledge of facts in issue except when testifying as a witness, or state a personal opinion as to the justness of a cause, the credibility of a witness, the culpability of a civil litigant or the guilt or innocence of an accused; or

(f) request a person other than a client to refrain from voluntarily giving relevant information to another party unless:

(1) the person is a relative or an employee or other agent of a client; and

(2) the lawyer reasonably believes that the person’s interests will not be adversely affected by refraining from giving such information.

American Bar Association’s Model Rule 3.4

*#PSA: Lawyers are also supposed to do due diligence and/or not pretend to ignore evidence they already have, harass parties, and file frivolous filings. In an oath-follower court, bad faith is a thing.

See one of my (shorter) responses to the attorney above.

No one should be forced to deal with an attorney(s) who alters exhibits (among other malfeasance) in a court of law for one day let alone repeatedly for years. What do you say about people like this?

Fact Check

Below is a screenshot from Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s September 30, 2019 Order she filed almost two years after this case was transferred on September 22, 2017 and referred to her and District Judge Cathy Bissoon to rule on the merits. My case was referred to her right around when QAnon popped up and started spreading.

Oath-breaker Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s September 30, 2019 Order

#Unbecoming

Please also see Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s impressive credentials and associations … Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on Administration of the Magistrate Judges System … Third Circuit Space and Security Governance Committee …

Judge Susan Baxter’s thirty years of experience confirm she’s a judge who knows the judicial oath, the rules, and the laws.

Thus, it is reasonable to assume Judge Susan Paradise Baxter knew when my case was referred to her for “pre-trial proceedings” and that to file a “report and recommendation in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Act” meant filing a report and recommendation in accordance with the Magistrate Judges Act, or to recuse herself if she could not do it. Not serial, cruel, abusive oath-breaking that thwarted due justice in a multi-million dollar damage case and reportedly fueled domestic terrorism instead of deterring it, yes?

Indeed, Judge Susan Paradise Baxter of the Western District of Pennsylvania is a serial violator of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct: Canon 2. Rule 2.7: Responsibility to Decide, according to the American Bar Association both as Magistrate Judge and Federal District Court Judge.

In addition, Judge Susan Paradise Baxter’s serial oath-breaking flies in the face of the Western District of Pennsylvania’s mission statement.

Western District of Pennsylvania's mission statement, Court Information page. Judicial misconduct. 

Judge Susan Paradise Baxter and Richard Lanzillo are serial oath-canon breaker judges according to the judicial oath and Code of Conduct for US judges
WDPA Court Information Page

It reads:

The mission of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania is to preserve and enhance the rule of law while providing an impartial and accessible forum for the just, timely and economical resolution of legal proceedings within the court’s jurisdiction, so as to protect individual rights and liberties, promote public trust and confidence in the judicial system, and to maintain judicial independence.

Western District of Pennsylvania’s mission statement, Court Information page.

Nobody can obtain justice in a court with a judge who repeatedly will not rule, and when they finally rule, they ignore pleadings and misapply the laws, and then refuse to rule again, and correct errors of law amongst other malfeasance unbecoming of a United States judge.

It is tragic. It has been so unnecessarily cruel, and devastating. These judges, and lawyers, simply had to follow their oaths which could have deterred the fake news, and defamation crisis. See also: H.Res.1154 – “Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes.” House of U.S. Representatives, 116th Congress, October 2, 2020.

Okay, let’s wrap this up with peaceful solutions to help solve the problem of judicial misconduct.

The Western District of Pennsylvania claims it is “recognized throughout the nation for its standards of excellence, fairness and professionalism.” Hmmm… that’s not accurate in my case.

Western District of Pennsylvania’s Visiting Judge Page

Aside from some notable exceptions the legal profession is not self-policing as they are duty-bound to do (See: Canon 3B(6) and Model Rule 8.3).

In addition, the Code of Conduct the ethics code for U.S. judges is not being enforced either. While a Code of Ethics on court websites may look meaningful and impressive it is useless if it is not enforced.

As everyone can verify the Code is not being enforced >> “Robed in secrecy: How judges accused of misconduct can dodge public scrutiny: Thousands of complaints are filed against judges every year, but very few result in discipline. Ethics experts say the time for states to transform the judiciary is now.” NBC News, December 26, 2021.

Given the serial oath-breaking that occurred in this case and the fallout doesn’t just adversely affect me, but countless others, we get to watch if that changes.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.  — Desmond Tutu

To restore stolen justice, and integrity to the U.S. justice system, judges and lawyers are duty-bound to report misconduct within the legal profession in ALL cases. 

Every day they don’t is but another day officers of the court are maliciously undermining the integrity of the justice system and a Constitution they took an oath to support and defend.

Oath-breaker judges who did not follow the rules must recuse.

Cases in courts with oath/rule breakers are being vacated.

In Driscoll v. Metlife Insurance, for instance, U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo vacated a summary judgment ruling, finding that, “regardless of whether [District Judge Janis] Sammartino was aware of her conflict, she had been in violation of judicial qualification law for the entire duration of the case. To allow Sammartino’s ruling for Metlife to stand, Bencivengo wrote, “risks undermining the public’s confidence in the judicial process.”

So pull up a seat and get comfy because we get to find out …

  1. If any oath-breakers in my defamation cases, and other cases, will seek redemption and start following their oath. This includes, but is not limited to by recusing.
  2. If not, will courts and law firms report the oath-breakers within, as they are duty bound to do, including by notifying the January 6th Committee? Or will these officers of the court keep violating the rules and canons (according to the rules and canons) despite witnessing the horrific fallout from judicial misconduct that arguably has also put their colleagues, other judges, and lawyers, in danger? Model Rule 8.3 and Canon 3B(6) are a thing.
  3. Lastly, will the oath-breakers in my cases keep digging in like they’ve been doing for years? Will they go another round of oath-breaking, trashing, bullying, unduly burdening, and/or keep leaving me in danger while they ignore evidence and pleadings in high-damage cases that may help remedy the fake-news-with-real-world-consequences and defamation crisis?

Time will tell.

Stay tuned and subscribe.

The more you learn about the justice system the more you will appreciate, respect, and admire the oath-follower, ethical judges, and lawyers.

Update January 1, 2023: Final Report of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capital

Congrats!

That was a lot of information to take in.

YOU MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!

That means it is time to be good to yourself. Take a break. GET UP, move around, stretch and dance. I mean, really, when isn’t it a good time for a music break? It is especially important to be good to yourself when you are going through tough, challenging times.

Ahhh, for me it’s the 80’s …. Timex Social Club — Rumours! > Official website. No violence obviously.

What about you?

Check out more peaceful solutions to help save democracy. Click the image below.

Education ▪ Exposure ▪ Accountability ▪ Save Democracy

Follow me on socials for periodic, oath-follower v oath-breaker bite-size content I share to expose injustices and help save democracy >>