DOJ Cites that Jailing Debtors is Unconstitutional…It May Be Time to Jail Judges Instead…

The former head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights division, Vanita Gupta,  sent out a bold letter (below) before her resignation in 2016. What many courts consider a “routine administrative matter” of forcing defendants to pre-pay a “bond” or “bail” before they’re allowed to schedule a court date, or incarcerate a person for nonpayment of fines or fees without first conducting an indigency determination and establishing that the failure to pay was willful,  is actually unconstitutional, Gupta wrote. This is especially applicable to family court and support  issues. Continue reading “DOJ Cites that Jailing Debtors is Unconstitutional…It May Be Time to Jail Judges Instead…”

Sordid Backgrounds of Pennsylvania Judges

Updated May 31, 2017

When former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane received a campaign contribution from billionaire, twice convicted mobster Louis DeNaples,  she returned it.  But that did not stop the media in Pennsylvania from heavily reporting on it.   The media further made a huge deal that District Attorney Stephen Zappala also got  donations from DeNaples, resulting in his withdrawing from his candidacy for Pennsylvania Attorney General last year.  Continue reading “Sordid Backgrounds of Pennsylvania Judges”