Saturday, October 20, 2007

Evidence that J M Mukasey as Attorney General could not enforce law on wrongdoing judges

Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org
Newsrelease

Evidence of J. Michael Mukasey's incapacity
to stand up to wrongdoing friends in the judiciary

The deliberations in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee concerning
Former
Judge Michael Mukasey, whom President Bush nominated for Attorney
General,
are under way to determine whether to recommend his confirmation by
the
full Senate, which is expected to vote on it before the end of the
month.
Time is of the essence for you to communicate your views on the
matter to
every senator.

The principal reason why another Attorney General is needed is that
Former
AG Alberto Gonzales conceived his main function as that of serving and
protecting his friend and mentor, President Bush, rather than acting
as
the top federal law enforcement officer. An investigation is still
under
way to determine whether he tolerated, or even participated in, the
firing
of U.S. Attorneys because they were investigating friends or
supporters of
the President.

Hence, a key consideration in confirming Judge Mukasey should be
whether
he has the required independence and strength of character to apply
the
law even to his former friends and colleagues in the judiciary and not
misuse his office to obstruct any investigation of wrongdoing judges.
Let's see.

As chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
of New
York, Judge Mukasey was a member of the Judicial Council of the Second
Circuit, the body of judges that must "make all necessary and
appropriate
orders for the effective and expeditious administration of justice
within
the circuit". As such, he decided on petitions for review of denials
by
his colleague, the chief circuit judge, of judicial complaints
against his
peers in the circuit engaged in conduct "prejudicial to the
administration
of justice", including bribery, corruption, prejudice, bias, and
conflict
of interests.

Yet, he participated in the systematic denial of such petitions
without
any investigation, thus leaving complainants as well as the public at
large at the mercy of peers of him that were actually, or gave the
appearance of being, unfit for judicial office.

Moreover, Judge Mukasey was between 2004-06 also a member of the
Judicial
Conference, which is the highest policy-making body of the federal
judiciary and presided over by the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court. As
such, he had access to the reports on conduct and disability orders
from
all the 13 judicial circuits.

Thus, as member of both bodies, he had actual or constructive
knowledge of
the shocking official statistics, which now stand thus: Between 1997
and
2006, 7,462 complaints were filed against federal judges, who only
disciplined 9 of their peers! Judge Mukasey and his peers granted
themselves immunity from the judicial self-discipline law.

Judge Mukasey did not stand up to his peers even when he repeatedly
received documentary evidence of a pattern of acts pointing to the
support
by judges in the U.S. Bankruptcy and District Courts in Rochester,
NY, of
a bankruptcy fraud scheme.

In one case, a 39-year veteran of the banking industry, still working
in
M&T Bank's bankruptcy department, filed bankruptcy petition 04-20280
claiming that he and his wife had only $535 in cash and on account,
yet
IRS and mortgage documents show that they had earned or received
$673,657,
which is still unaccounted for because the judges covered for them by
not
requiring that they produce even their bank account statements!
(http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/Follow_money/DeLano_docs.pdf )

Judge Mukasey first covered for his peers by dismissing the evidence
by
his letter of March 2, 2004, though he had a statutory duty to report
it
to the U.S. Attorney. So before he becomes AG and must cover for his
friends, lest he incriminate himself, he must be investigated.
(http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org/Follow_money/JMukasey.pdf )


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Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.
http://Judicial-Discipline-Reform.org
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