The Knuckleheads of the Day award
Today's winners are the following members of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judicial disciplinary council. Arthur Lawrence Alarcon, Andrew Jay Kleinfeld, M. Margaret McKeown, William A Fletcher, all of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Plus Federal District Court Judges David Alan Ezra, Roger Gordon Strand, Stephen McNamee and David F Levi. These eight jurists are knuckleheads for refusing to impose sanctions on Federal District Court Judge Manuel Real. Judge Real had improperly intervened in a bankruptcy proceeding.
The LA Times covered the story of Judge Real extensively. Here is the latest. The judge stepped in and interfered in a bankruptcy case causing financial harm to the creditors. No one is denying what happened. What do these eight knuckleheads do to Judge Real? Accept his apology issued through a lawyer. That's it.
One more case of our Judges having contempt for our laws or the public they are supposed to serve. What's maddening is this is at all levels of our judicial system, from the five knuckleheads in the Kelo decision to the Broward judge who jails a juror candidate.
What Judges Alarcon, Kleinfeld, McKeown, Fletcher, Ezra, Strand, McNamee and Levi did here was a bad joke. How is one to have confidence in our judges if they refuse to police their own. Judge Alex Kozinski in his dissent wrote.
"It does not inspire confidence in the federal judiciary when we treat our own so much better than we treat everyone else."
I'll go further, it doesn't inspire confidence in any part of our judiciary. These eight knuckleheads obviously think they and their colleagues are above the law. I'll say it again the public is going to get fed up with this one day, one too many children killed because some criminal is free. Then a revolution is going to happen and the eight judges here are going to be part of why it happened.
For not policing their own, Judges Alarcon, Kleinfeld, McKeown, Fletcher, Ezra, Strand, McNamee and Levi are today's knuckleheads of the day.
Hat tip- Point of Law
Open Post- Mudville Gazette