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January 01, 2008


Barbara Ann Jackson

re: Pay Raise For Some Judges' Is A Revolting Concept! Plus, New Orleans Federal Judiciary Call To Impeach Judge G. Thomas Porteous. . .

For people whose lives have been devastated because of federal judges' (or any judge's) lack of regard for established laws, talk of pay raises for judges is a revolting concept. Also, it seems that knowledge of the law IS NOT required in order to become appointed as a judge, nor to remain one. Like a certain New Orleans federal who repeatedly granted motions, orders and rulings to lawyers despite that the named defendant in the lawsuit never was served the lawsuit. Even worse, the federal judge had absolutely no federal subject matter jurisdiction over that state tort lawsuit for Conversion.

Posted on the website is the court transcript portion from a hearing where that judge dictated his own guidelines, in utter disregard for removal statutes, although jurisprudence clearly states that the grounds for removing a lawsuit to federal court must exist at the time of removal; and improper removal cannot be cured if FEDERAL SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION DID NOT EXIST. Moreover, no judge can exercise jurisdiction over a defendant which has not been made a party to a lawsuit.

Because of railroading such as this, overall perceptions about judicial collusion and unlikelihood of receiving justice steers some people to televised courtrooms. But, then there are also hallmark examples such as former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' characterizations of Wrongs things as Right things. Further, it is common knowledge that many judges receive junkets and all sorts of perks -unfortunately from conflict of interests entities appearing in some of their courtrooms.

But even more relevant, since this country's nationwide Mortgage Mess / Foreclosure Crisis situation affects every American in some way or another, New Orleans federal court systems comes to the forefront in light of MANIFEST judicial collusion which abets mortgage giants FREDDIE MAC and WELLS FARGO in real estate and mortgage fraud racketeering.

FORECLOSURE FRAUD committed via DEBT COLLECTION abuse and deception, is the worst factor of the Mortgage Mess. Collectors file foreclosures naming DEFUNCT mortgage companies, or mortgage companies which NO LONGER hold the note; and affix "ransom" amounts (collectors' fees) exceeding "Acceleration Clauses." When homeowners sue for "Unfair Debt Collection Practices," collectors get even more $$ from protracted litigation while leading some lenders to believe the homeowner caused added legal expenses.

ACTUAL SITUATION: For a purported foreclosure debt of $86,000.00, filing under a non-existent mortgage company, collection attorneys racked up approximately a quarter of a million dollars in fees litigating lawsuits for various damages against their sham client. The foreclosed property was ultimately sold to a 3rd party for $37,000.00. (Dollar amounts approximate.) Securities Investors got nothing, nothing practical was accomplished by evicting the homeowners, property value declined in that neighborhood, and collectors made bundles! As an added measure to inflame courts and heighten chances of judicial favor, collectors propagate that defaulted property owners are costing their clients mega bucks. Using
such false leverage with judges against people facing homelessness has to be the cruelest type of exploitation and maligning!

Moreover, the foregoing description regarding real estate racketeering and the New Orleans federal judiciary IS NOT the only blatant collusion, injustice, cronyism, and disparity. However, this scenario of corruption reveals why crime, violence, poverty, oppression, disintegration of households is so pervasive.

Lastly, because of reported rampant abuse of power, in my opinion, without some type of merit raise system, some judges should not receive raises! And the one in particular, New Orleans federal Judge Porteous whose impeachment Chief Justice Roberts is required to consider, should actually be in jail like his fellow judges who were jailed in the Bail Bonds Unlimited / Operation Wrinkled Robe scandals. How Justice Roberts deals with Judge Porteous will say a lot about his promise to enhance judicial integrity.
Here's some other links:

-FEDERAL JUDGES' Pay Raise; New Orleans Federal Judiciary Call To Impeach

-Viewpoint: Calls for Impeachment of N. O. Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous"

-Mortgage Mess, Foreclosure Fraud and Impediments to Justice

-Casualties From New Orleans Ineptness and Corruption Coming To A City Near You
Barbara Ann Jackson
Law & Grace, Inc.,
PO Box 5373
Shreveport, LA 71135

amelia albrecht

The Supreme Court Justices surely do need an increase in salary! I'm wondering if they have protection (for their personal
safety) paid in addition to their salaries?
Could you answer this on the air? We live in a perilous age.
However, I wish we could avoid giving this increase to certain unjust adjudicators!
Hooray for Roberts saying misconduct should not be tolerated. O.K., citizens of the U.S., stand and be counted! We all must participate against corrupt judges. Don't just observe, take action.

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