Thanks to Shakespeare's tongue-in-cheek infamous quote, we have become desensitized to the dishonesty of lawyers, but it's no joke. They now populate the majority of the Legislature, the Executive and the Judicial Branches, and all lawyers belong to the same labor union – the State bar associations. This has effectively removed the separation of powers necessary to maintain democracy. With power no longer divided, this closed club has created a lingering obligation and dependency between the legal industry and politicians, turning the civil courts into little more than a funding generator for election campaigns. The magnitude and seriousness … Continue Reading ››
Take a long look at the IRS 990 form which shows the salaries of the executives at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital. President Stephen Klasko makes close to $3 million a year, and their Chief Counsel, Cristina Cavalieri makes almost $2 million. The Hospital is even worse, with former executives like Tom Lewis and David McQuaid make over a quarter to a half million a year just in pensions. What exactly are they doing to deserve those kinds of salaries at this allegedly "non-profit" … Continue Reading ››
With the daily bombardment by the media of the quintessential collapse of Executive and Congressional ethics, the Judiciary seems to be getting a free pass. Yet it is the most covert, and most powerful branch of our government, with lifetime appointed, unsupervised, unelected people, controlling the law in this country.
Federal judges consistently override Congress, redefining statutes after they are passed , and they have unilaterly eliminated jury trials, changing your Constitutional rights and access to justice. Even more defiant of democracy, they have created for themselves, an impenetrable, self-serving franchise, that has become steeped in secrecy … Continue Reading ››
From you of course- whether or not you are involved with the courts. It is easy to assume that lawyers make so much money it's from their personal piggybanks, or that they pass the hat around at the water cooler. That's what they expect you to think, but closer to the truth is that it comes from politically-protected case-fixing, orchestrated in plain sight for anyone that bothers to pay attention. It's so obvious its maddening that it has been allowed to continue unmentioned … Continue Reading ››
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.
However, Pennsylvania media outlets did not seem to have a problem with seven Appellate judges who also have donations from … Continue Reading ››