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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

William M. Acker Jr.: Federal Judge In Alabama Takes Corruption To A Whole New Level

How do you know that a corrupt organization has reached rock bottom? One way, I would submit, is when the crooks no longer make any attempt to hide their unlawfulness. Another way comes when those at the top of the organization turn a blind eye toward the rogues down below, making excuses for them or ignoring them altogether.

That is the sorry state of affairs in our federal courts. How do I know? I've seen it with my own eyes, most prominently in my lawsuit over my wrongful termination at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Not only did U.S. District Judge William M. Acker Jr. rule in a blatantly unlawful fashion, he told me in open court that he was going to cheat me. He also made statements indicating he had engaged in improper communications, outside my presence, with someone connected to the opposing party.

All of this was captured on an official court transcript, so it's not a matter of my word against Acker's. There is no doubt what he said, and what he meant.

Did Joel Dubina, chief judge of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit, take it seriously when I filed a complaint against Acker under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980? Of course not. In his order, Dubina made excuses for Acker and indicated he saw no problem with a trial-court judge telling a party in open court that he intends to cheat the party--and then does exactly that.

That's what citizens can expect from a system where judges oversee other judges. It's a form of tribalism, the very thing that has made countries like Afghanistan and Iraq so dysfunctional. One member of the legal tribe will not hold another member accountable, and that's largely why our courts--at both the federal and state levels--are cesspools.

What can we do about it? The first step is for citizens to pay attention. The following video is intended to be a step in the right direction.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find judges loathsome individuals, generally speaking. And William Acker, Joel Dubina and Mark Fuller have convinced me that the "LIBERALS" weren't nuts. Someone intentionally manipulated our judiciary elections. I don't know if it was Karl Rove or Satan. But that's comparing six to a half-dozen.

legalschnauzer said...

You hit on the big three--Fuller, Dubina, and Acker. They really do represent much of what is wrong with our courts. Who appointed them? It was Reagan (Acker), Reagan/Bush I (Dubina entered the federal bench under Reagan, was promoted under Bush I), and Bush II (Fuller).

Democrats have appointed some bad judges , too. Abdul Kallon, an Obama appointee (at Artur Davis' recommendation), is horrendous in the ND of Alabamna. But Kallon came from Bradley Arant, which means he's pretty much a Republican.

Too many Americans have no idea how their rights have been eroded by rogue judges, many of them Republicans or GOP appointees.

When a judge is so arrogant that he states in open court his intent to cheat a party, things have gotten out of hand.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Bill Pryor.

Redeye said...

It's the Courts stupid. That's what makes this election so important.

jeffrey spruill said...

For anyone with any doubts concerning tribalism of our courts- this may be its ultimate example.

Judge Robert G. Doumar lets my case proceed to trial KNOWING it would violate the 5th Amendment Grand Jury Clause- then INVITES the head of the federal judiciary to speak before local Bar Association.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/speeches/viewspeeches.aspx?Filename=sp_05-03-00.html

David said...

Joel Bubina is the father of 2nd District Congress woman Martha Roby. Martha, who somehow finished colege and law school, makes all of the other Republican congressmen from Alabama look real smart. I like to call her the "little girl from Montgomery".

David said...

Joel Bubina is the father of 2nd District Congress woman Martha Roby. Martha, who somehow finished colege and law school, makes all of the other Republican congressmen from Alabama look real smart. I like to call her the "little girl from Montgomery".

Anonymous said...

Legal Schnauzers when this happens to those of us with real big mouths that began really blowing the whistle loud in 2000, 2003, and ongoing, then people can somewhat go, well, what did you expect.

However, when a couple as as ideal as you two are, Mrs. Schnauzer and yourself, that you both have experienced the dark side of the U.S., well hopefully the people that can relate to your true life experiences in the Empire crash of fifty years earlier than expected due to Bush, DEMAND OPEN FORUMS IN THE COURTS. File PETITIONS, upon signed by as many as can pick up a pen or pencil and sign.

I am sorry for all of us who have learned about our lack of civics ed in American schools. Roberta