CORRUPTION PERMEATES THE U.S. JUDICIAL SYSTEM

Lise from Maine posted the following comment on the NEW JERSEY…..CONNECTING THE DOTS link:

“There is corruption in all 50 states, now called territories of the United States – see MRS for the definition of “state.”

The “fake” courts at the federal and state levels have been corrupt for a very long time.

None of the so-called state judges in Maine have a Commission whereby the Commission clearing creates the “office.” An Oath of Office is ONLY a secondary process.

No commission = no office = no oath “of” office.

Some of us have known this for some time while others are just catching on.

Thank you!”

I am aware of Lise’s extensive research on the Maine judicial system and welcome her to share her information with all of us. However, a need for remedy and reform exists.

New Hampshire has taken steps to reform their courts. Judges are no longer immune through Petitions for Redress of Grievance before the General Court (a.k.a. House of Representatives). Maine, and other states, must follow New Hampshire’s lead. Let’s keep an eye on this!

CONTRADICTION TO CONVERSATION WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI

Bangor Daily News reports “A conversation with outgoing Gov. John Baldacci.”  The COMMENTS are worth a view.

“On January 5th Governor John Baldacci officially steps aside and the Republican administration steps in. “

“For Baldacci, the LePage inauguration will mark the end of a political career that began in the Bangor City Council chambers and took him to the State House, to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., and last to the Blaine House.”

 As Governor, he states “It is a job that goes 24-7 and you have to make sure you are giving it 100 percent every single day.”  I beg to differ that he gave 100%. “Baldacci does not plan to withdraw from public life entirely just because he has left public office.”  Is there another “revolving door” waiting for him? “While he was mum on specifics, Baldacci said he wants to stay active working on energy as well as health care issues.”

Governor Baldacci had nearly 20 years to work on health care issues to include Medicaid funding and elder abuse which continues today.  However, he chose instead to further his personal agenda with the help of his campaign contributors, ie. North Country Associates, at the expense of taxpayers and the precious lives of our family members.  Here are a few examples of malfeasance of office in which Governor Baldacci did nothing:

Follow up letter to Joan Peterson, January 15, 2002, Congressman Baldacci’s Office. 

P. Castora letter to Gov. Baldacci, May 13, 2003. 

P. Castora letter to Gov. Baldacci, May 21, 2003.  

Letter to Rick Redmond, Governor’s Assistant Scheduler, January 16, 2007.

Baldacci campaign contributors

North Country Associates received Medicaid payments in 1998, license cancelled in 1980′s.

With Governor Baldacci’s “time in office drawing to a close, his approval rating has hit a new low in his two terms as governor.”  Is it any wonder? He turned a deaf ear and did not open “our” door to the people.  He put “politics before people.”  Will Maine move forward with the new administration receiving “old” advice?

SENATE CONFIRMS RE-APPOINTMENT OF JUDGE CHRISTINE FOSTER

 The Senate confirmed the re-appointment of Judge Christine Foster.
see article

Governor John Baldacci and Senator Elizabeth Mitchell pushed the re-appointment of Judge Christine Foster through rather quickly. Governor Baldacci called the session for Friday so the Senate could consider his nomination of Judge Christine Foster of Portland for re-appointment to the District Court bench. Was there a public hearing on this? There’s a pending complaint against Judge Foster before the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability. Why didn’t this come up by members of the committee? Oh……perhaps because judges sitting on this committee are involved with Foster’s continued judicial misconduct, obstruction of justice and extortion? The Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability must be rid of judges and attorneys. The policy of policing themselves must end! It’s time for judges to be elected by the people and this would eliminate any “improprieties” that appear to exist.

Before joining the District Court, Christine Foster was Assistant Attorney General for Maine for seven years (1989 to 1996). Judge Foster, as with most judges appointed to the bench, come out of the Attorney General’s office – a huge root of the problem in the judicial system.

Another interesting point in the Senate’s re-appointment of Governor Baldacci’s nomination of Judge Foster and the information posted to the maine.gov website. On Friday, November 19, 2010 I heard on the early morning news that Gov. Baldacci nominated Judge Christine Foster for another 7 years. I looked into the Maine Senate webpage and discovered the following.

In Senate Chamber, Friday, November 19, 2010.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 5, Part 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and the laws of the State of Maine, the Senate convened in the Senate Chamber at Ten o’clock in the morning and was called to order by President ELIZABETH H. MITCHELL of Kennebec County.”  There is something wrong with this picture.  The ten o’clock Senate confirmation session was posted at 7:30 A.M.

—– Original Message —–

From: pcastora
To:
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 7:30 AM
Subject: Judge Christine Foster

It appears that Senator Elizabeth Mitchell got a few senators together, for a quorum, to get Judge Foster back on the bench before the Republicans take control.

Judicial reform in Maine is imperative.  This has been ignored for decades by past legislators and governors. This new administration has a duty and obligation to the people to look into the corruption and failed policies within Maine’s judicial system. The remedy for this “disease” can only come from one place……….the people!

Published in: on November 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm  Comments (9)  

AG job likely will go to Republican

“A new class of Maine lawmakers swept into office on Election Day and are making waves of change in the State House. When the Legislature convenes Dec.1st they will cast secret ballots to select Maine’s next attorney general and for the first time since 1980, the state’s top attorney is expected to be a Republican. Ever since Richard Cohen held the post 30 years ago, the office has been held by a succession of five Democrats — most recently Janet Mills. One potential nominee is William Schneider, a former state representative from Durham.

Mainers should not expect a major overhaul in personnel or the way the office does business, for two major reasons. First, Maine has a long-standing tradition of independence in the Attorney General’s Office. It’s the only state in the country where the attorney general is elected by secret ballot in the Legislature. Secondly, most of the day-to-day work within the Attorney General’s Office is not political in nature. Each attorney general brings his or her own areas of interest. Richard Cohen had a keen interest in the criminal division.”

 
See full article 
 
If a Republican gets the position, should the public expect anything different? Will the new attorney general replace the current staff attorneys and implement a vastly different priority list from his predecessors? According to Cabanne Howard who was in the A.G.’s office during five transitions, “the new A.G.would come in, would survey the office, figure out what everybody was doing and decide if he wanted to do things in a different way.”  It’s obvious that over the past 30 years the status quo in the Attorney General’s Office remained.
 
Tom Dunn Document
Letter to Steve Rowe - cc: William Schneider – no action taken
Letter to A.G. Janet Mills - no action taken; refused to meet with me
Letter to Andrew Ketterer, former A.G. – no action taken
Letter to Senator Mark W. Lawrence – no action taken
Letter to Rep. William Schneider – no action taken
 
 Maine’s attorney general is elected by secret ballot in the Legislature. Do you believe the day-to-day work within the Attorney General’s Office is not political in nature?  In order for the new class of Maine lawmakers to succeed in their efforts/goals, it is imperative that politically motivated individuals/employees/officials not be elevated to a higher position and who will continue in their same mindset. The “revolving door” policy in Augusta is a huge problem. It’s time for people to elect the Attorney General and other constitutional officers.
 
If “each attorney general brings his or her own areas of interest” to this office, evidence proves the common thread among past A.G.’s is their lack of concern for the public’s interest.
 
The Attorney General possesses constitutional and common law authority, independent of the agencies represented by the Office that may be exercised by the Attorney General in the public interest. The A.G.’s office also prosecutes welfare and Medicaid fraud, securities crime, and official corruption cases and has responsibilty to stand up for the legal rights of Maine citizens. The Attorney General must swear and affirm his (her) oath of office.
 
Constitution of Maine Article IX

Section 1. Oaths and subscriptions. Every person elected or appointed to either of the places or offices provided in this Constitution, and every person elected, appointed, or commissioned to any judicial, executive, military or other office under this State, shall, before entering on the discharge of the duties of that place or office, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: “I,       do swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of this State, so long as I shall continue a citizen thereof. So help me God.”

“I        do swear, that I will faithfully discharge, to the best of my abilities, the duties incumbent on me as          according to the Constitution and laws of the State. So help me God.”

If the new majority wants to regain the public’s trust, they must remember who sent them to Augusta and why. The people must remain vigilant and the new leadership must exercise due diligence of their office and oaths. The evidence of a pattern of violations of oaths, violations of law and violations of our rights and liberties extend beyond decades. Connect the dots……

Published in: on November 15, 2010 at 12:11 am  Leave a Comment  

2004 Nader election lawsuit heads Down East

See article.

Maine has an ongoing pattern with elections in order to keep their “good ole boys” in office.

I’m watching for any news reports on the outcome of this case. These “selective” elections and voter fraud MUST END……..and accountability of Sec. of State and A.G. is long overdue! Why has the Sec. of State gotten away with violating Ralph Nader and my rights? Why did A.G. Rowe turn his back on this? We all deserve these answers!

Published in: on November 6, 2010 at 3:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Mainers Heading For The Polls…….Will the Fraud Continue, Secretary Dunlap?

Have you been a “target” for shining the light on corruption? If you are connecting the dots on this blog, you will see just how far officials will go to silence good people.

See letter to Julie Flynn, Deputy Secretary of State.

See letter to Asst. A.G. Leanne Robinson.

No response to the letters and no action taken by these officials on these state and federal violations!

To be continued…….

Published in: on November 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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