How to Legal is about using the good side of the Internet to combat the dark side in this era of fake news, misinformation and/or defamation. It’s about becoming informed, should you choose to become informed.
A POSITIVE UNDERTAKING
How to Legal is about knowing where to look so you can verify facts, news, and information about the United States justice system. This way you won’t be duped or led astray by fake news, bad actors, oath breaking lawyers, or judges, or by politicians who will say anything to feed their voter base even if they know it’s BS.
This has happened on both sides of the political aisle.
We’ve got to roll back the real world consequences of fake news before it becomes even more dangerous out there.
I’ll be doing my part. Will you?
Come join me, empower yourself, as we learn How to Legal.
How to Legal was inspired by the January 6th attack on the U.S. capital where people believed & acted on information disseminated, in part, by oath breaking lawyers and investigative reporting exposing judicial misconduct.
Democracy cannot survive without an independent justice system with integrity so I show you How to Legal.
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How to Legal topic summaries
- 1. HOW TO USE THE GOOD SIDE OF THE INTERNET TO COMBAT THE DARK SIDE —HOW TO LEGAL
- expanded of above;
- by using legal open source resources I came across as a defamation, false light pro se plaintiff that anyone can use. This way you won’t be duped by fake news against judges who live by their oaths in this highly charged political climate; and
- by following court cases with judges who live by their oaths will also help to identify the judges who don’t, like we saw in the recent Reuters and Wall Street Journal investigations exposing judicial misconduct.
- 2. IDENTIFYING REAL PROBLEMS IN THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE SYSTEM & SOLUTIONS —HOW TO LEGAL
- fake news and defamation means more injured people, lawsuits, and criminal indictments;
- the Declaration of Independence; words can lift people up, and words can lead to great harm and murder;
- fake news and threats against judges + solutions; and
- the unethical, oath breaking, law breaking judges. Dark money and funny business that’s potentially influencing court decisions and thwarting justice + solutions.
- 3. THE UNITED STATES JUSTICE SYSTEM’S RULES —HOW TO LEGAL
- how to find the rules of civil procedure;
- empower yourself with facts by using credible open source legal resources;
- the different rules that make up the justice system;
- state versus federal; and
- why there are so many rules.
- 4. JUDGES & LAWYERS OATHS, CODES & RULES—HOW TO LEGAL
- how to think like a judge is supposed to think;
- where to find the oaths and Code of Judicial Conduct;
- how to track dark money;
- what are “Super Lawyers?”;
- Duke Law: pay to play?;
- tip contact information to journalists exposing oath breaking judges;
- how to identify oath breaking judges;
- where to find attorney oaths and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (governing lawyers);
- tip contact information to journalists exposing oath breaking lawyers;
- and how to identify lawyers who should be sanctioned and possibly disbarred according to a Federal District Court Judge.
- 5. FREEDOM OF SPEECH: WHAT’S SLANDER? WHAT’S LIBEL?—HOW TO LEGAL
- protected speech versus unprotected speech. What’s defamation?;
- the difference between slander and libel;
- the elements of defamation laws in different states with a Delaware case example;
- defamation per se;
- the actual malice standard;
- reckless disregard for the truth;
- how public figures versus private citizens are treated;
- how to look up case law;
- some defamation landmark cases; and
- case law with a citation breakdown.
- 6. ALTERED EXHIBITS AND PLEADINGS—HOW TO LEGAL
- what are pleadings;
- different pleading (complaint) standards;
- Bell Atlantic Corporation v. Twombly and Ashcroft v Iqbal, bedrock cases in U.S. law;
- defamation + related tort complaints, length and exhibits;
- lawyers who file true and correct exhibits in court versus;
- lawyer(s) who don’t with a real case demonstration;
- how judges typically view “good faith” versus “bad faith” between parties based on real cases; and
- a real case demonstration of a judge calling out a lawyer who files an alleged altered exhibit pursuant to the judicial oaths.
- 7. THE DOCKET & FOLLOWING PROPER PROCEDURES IN A DEFAMATION CASE —HOW TO LEGAL
- what’s the court docket;
- explaining the docket;
- proper judicial procedures by following a defamation lawsuit (Dershowitz v. Cable News Network, Inc.’s (CNN));
- see a federal district court judge following the Judicial Code of Conduct;
- another place to find the elements of defamation law; and
- how to locate dockets and read court filings
- 8. LAWYER SUBMITS INAPPLICABLE CASE LAW. DIRTY TRICKS? OOPS? —HOW TO LEGAL
- define “Table of Authorities”;
- do a Table of Authorities real case demonstration;
- look at a defamation case where a lawyer submits inapplicable case law; Good faith versus bad faith? Dirty tricks? Oops?;
- learn how to look up case law to see if it’s applicable to a case;
- learn how to find the elements for all counts, torts, and causes of action; and
- see a judge faithfully apply applicable defamation case law in a federal district court case pursuant to his oath.
- 9. WILL A JUDGE GIVE A LAWYER A FREE PASS TO BREAK THE RULES? —HOW TO LEGAL
- answer the question what is pro hac vice?
- following the money is one way to identify oath breaking judges, following court cases is another;
- follow judicial procedures in a defamation per se case in Iowa, Nunes et el v. Lizza, Hearst – real case demonstration;
- learn more about the elements of defamation law;
- find out what’s a Motion for More Definite Statements;
- briefly revisit defamation per se; and
- see if a judge will give a lawyer a free pass to break the Professional Rules of Model Conduct in a multi million dollar defamation case in violation of his judicial oath. Real case demonstration.
- 10. ARE DEFAMATION LAWS KEEPING UP WITH THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET? —HOW TO LEGAL
- This topic is under scrutiny and in the spotlight in Sarah Palin’s upcoming defamation lawsuit against The New York Times.
- We’ll look at what two Supreme Court judges and an appeals court judge have to say who don’t think the answer is yes.
- Cardi B’s jury in her defamation case against a YouTuber finds the damages for her defamatory statements exceed over $3 million dollars. This is a massive and I think an important win for public figures.
- We’ll also see how the judge in her case looks at evidence. Judges who don’t run proper proceedings, the oath breakers, ignore evidence.
- learn what is “et al”;
- given the controversies with the Supreme Court with Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni’s texts about overturning the 2020 Presidential elections, coupled with reporting exposing judicial misconduct, we will follow another docket to see judicial canons, rules and oaths in action.
- learn about a notice of related and consolidated case(s);
- see how an impartial judge handles three (3) one hundred (100) +page long complaints with +100 (one hundred) exhibits attached to each complaint;
- see how a judge handles a party’s request to analyse a claim using a different state law;
- find out how oath following judges conduct themselves in the event they are unable to preside over a case, there’s a judicial vacancy, and/or they have a heavy case load;
- find out if repetitious and/or frivolous filings are permissible (allowed) during proper court proceedings;
- see if just because a lawyer claims a statement in a defamation case is opinion, non-actionable, “imaginative expression” or “rhetorical hyperbole,” if it makes it true;
- learn how to quickly identify callous, oath breaking judges who show you who they are on dockets when they fail to perform their most basic duty;
- see an example of an ethical judge vacating a rule breaking judge’s ruling to preserve the integrity of the justice system; and
- see a visual demonstration to help you decide if oath breaker judges and lawyers who thwart justice for some unjust gain know their bad case law does not just rob a party and/or parties of due justice, but if it undermines the justice system and can harm more people too.
Stay tuned for more How to Legal and don’t forget to periodically get up from your computer, stretch and move around. Stay healthy.
Signing off with a music break. For me, my pick is Britney Spears – “Me against the music” because Britney Spears is finally free of legal constraints.
We love hearing good news and seeing people get long over due justice. Better late than never. See, Spears official website.
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