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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. 

However, Pennsylvania media outlets did not seem to have a problem with seven Appellate judges who also have donations from … Continue Reading ››

The Money Laundering Behind Chronic Judicial Corruption

The renowned journal the Legal Intelligencer recently revisited an embarrassing industry topic in an article entitled "Why Do Pennsylvania's Courts Suffer From Chronic Scandal?" While the author included its numerous infamous scandals as evidence, they fell short in answering their own question.  It is answered here. The failure to remedy the situation itself speaks volumes, with an  obvious aversion to interfering with the status quo...  the reason is simple and  not unique to Pennsylvania.

The legal industry is by far the largest source of political campaign funding  and it is dependent upon the judiciary for … Continue Reading ››

The Black Hole at the Bottom of the Swamp

As President Trump  struggles to "make America great again"  the "draining of the swamp" has been self-effectuating. We just saw how some of that muck surfacing from the bottom,  could possibly have put themselves in control of national security. There is a larger lesson here to be learned  from the dog and pony show that three judges put on for the country.

JUST A SYMPTOM OF A HIDDEN PROBLEM

As they say, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The legal challenges to President Trump's immigration ban has coincidentally uncovered a black hole containing the … Continue Reading ››

Clintongate versus Porngate: A Tale of Two Email Scandals That Just Doesn’t Add Up

The saga of Democrat and first female Pennsylvania Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, is an interesting contrast to that of Presidential Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton's quagmire regarding mishandling of official government emails.  In fact, the two women are, or were comrades and Clinton supported Kane's run for office in 2012. The difference of course is who they were up against and how much money they had to fight allegations, making the speed and timing of today's announcement that Clinton has been cleared a bit suspicious.

If you missed Pennsylvania's three-ring Judicial circus, coined "Porngate" by the media, it turned the … Continue Reading ››

Why Hurry When You Are Getting Paid by the Hour?

The unregulated,  unlimited ability of attorneys to charge their clients by the hour, for as many hours a week as possible,  is nothing more than an incentive to prolong cases. This is an abomination in this country.  The members of every bar association have used this to trap litigants in the court  system until they extort as much of their assets as possible.  There is no motivation for any attorney to ever expedite a case quickly, and in fact the current system has the exact opposite objective.  Judges … Continue Reading ››

Next time 4000!!

Mon Apr 11, 2016 | 8:21 PM EDT Police arrest 400 at U.S. Capitol in protest of money in politics WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police arrested more than 400 protesters outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday from Democracy Spring, an organization seeking to remove big money from politics and combat restrictive voter identification laws. The mostly calm and orderly demonstration resulted in arrests for what the U.S. Capitol Police called "unlawful demonstration activity" such as crowding and obstruction. Organizers vowed to repeat the demonstration every day for a week. The protest was held "to demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money … Continue Reading ››