Update April 8, 2015: It has since been confirmed that this was a murder suicide, and that Mr. Peppelman turned the chainsaw on himself, after killing his ex-wife. Funeral services were held last week, at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral.
The Peppelman's have three children, all under the age of 14. One of the younger children found his parents and called 911. It is confirmed that this was a highly contentious domestic relations issue, whereby the police had been called to the residence multiple times. It is odd … Continue Reading ››
Pennsylvania is the state to watch, with its ongoing major challenges to jurisdiction in our courts, through what apparently started as a political agenda, against the State Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the first and oldest in the country- the birthplace of democracy, with the most precedent set. It is ironic that it is also the venue of one of the worst cases of judicial corruption in the country- The Kids for Cash Scandal; and now that same Judicial Branch is imposing its dubious power to try to exceed their jurisdiction, and retain control of the government.
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“Judicial Branch” is in reference to all lawyers, including those that function as judges. The Judicial Branch in this country is completely unaccountable to the people. This is particularly dangerous because they have the ultimate power to control the legislature. They are currently operating in the same manner, as every country that has ended up in volatile revolutionary status.
Thousands of people, if not tens of thousands, are being denied due process. These are in both civil and criminal cases. No matter who you are, you are at risk. This is directly a result of … Continue Reading ››
THE PRO BONO MYTH
The biggest problem litigants often have is Pro Se (representing oneself) discrimination. We often hear that people lose their homes and life savings from lawsuits. The illusion here is that one party in a lawsuit loses, and has to pay the other party. The fact is that people are financially devastated from attorney’s fees- not from the opposing parties. Without a lawyer, no matter how skilled you are at writing and research, you will be victimized by unavoidable bias and collusion. This is inevitable in a system … Continue Reading ››
The merit selection is definitely NOT the answer to ending judicial corruption and ensuring impartial tribunals. Merit selection will not stop backroom deals and other favors to get on the bench. The only thing that will rescue the justice system in Pennsylvania, from the clutches of the organized crime family that controls it today- is intense oversight in every county.
Ombudsman or civilian advocates, paralegals or other trained individuals who have NO AFFILIATION with the local bar associations, must be given the power to carry out the … Continue Reading ››
There is an excerpt below from an article in the Nation's oldest legal publication, the Legal Intelligencer, that is now owned by Apax Partners LLP, a UK-based private equity and venture capital firm, headquartered in London, England. It appears we are still a colony run by the monarchy. This is also probably why our court venues are still modeled by the archaic system in England, from which we supposedly separated in 1776. Our system still includes "sovereign immunity" in the form of "judicial immunity" taken from the concept that "the king can … Continue Reading ››
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