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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Siegelman Case Has Roots in the Iran-Contra Scandal and the Assassination of a U.S. Judge in the 1980s

Iran-Contra scandal

The roots of the Don Siegelman prosecution can be traced to the Iran-Contra scandal and the assassination of a federal judge in the 1980s, according to a new report from a Washington, D.C.-based investigative journalist.

The Siegelman case also has connections to a lawsuit styled Avirgan v. Hull, which was dismissed in curious fashion--an action that might have been a forerunner to the rampant judicial corruption we see today, especially in the Deep South.

Siegelman trial judge Mark Fuller long has been involved in efforts to cover up massive CIA drug- and gun-smuggling operations that are tied, in part, to Iran-Contra, according to the Wayne Madsen Report (WMR). Fuller also has been involved in a cover up involving the 1989 mail-bomb assassination of federal judge Robert S. Vance in Birmingham.

How did Fuller become connected to such nefarious activities? His hometown of Enterprise, Alabama, is home to a prime airfield that has been used in the smuggling operations, Madsen reports.

Where does Siegelman fit into this picture, and how did he become the target of a bogus prosecution that was driven by the Bush family and their affiliates? Siegelman was our state's attorney general from 1987 to 1991, and WMR reports that he became aware of Fuller's ties to Doss Aviation and the use of south Alabama airfields for suspicious flights to Central and South America. To make Siegelman even more of a target, he and Robert Vance had once been law partners--and Siegelman considered Vance to be one of his primary mentors.

Fuller recently resentenced Siegelman to five years and nine months in federal prison, with a curious reporting date of September 11, 2012. Even more curious, WMR reports, is a statement Fuller made at the resentencing hearing: (WMR is a subscription site, and a link is not available to the content; we have received permission to run excerpts from the piece.)

After Siegelman said he accepted the decision of the court and respected the system, Fuller made a shocking and revealing statement that underscored his own criminal past--and desire for revenge against Siegelman, Alabama’s attorney general two decades ago before he became a one-term governor from 1999 to 2003. 
"You came from the highest legal office in the state of Alabama,” Fuller told Siegelman Aug. 3, “and it has taken you 21 years to understand that, and I find that difficult.” 
This column reveals for the first time the meaning behind Fuller’s comment, which stems, according to WMR sources, from the Fuller family’s involvement in the notorious Iran-Contra arms and dope-smuggling scandal of the late 1980s. 

Iran-Contra has its roots in the Reagan years, and fallout from the scandal continued during the George H.W. Bush administration. Mark Fuller was a private attorney in a small Alabama town at the time, so how did he become involved? WMR explains:

The fear of the Bush administration was that its network of CIA-linked drug and weapons runners would be exposed. Of particular concern to the conspirators was the activities of a group of CIA shell companies, all mostly dealing with millions of dollars of cash transactions, including air transport firms incorporated mostly in the small southeastern Alabama town of Enterprise would be exposed.
From 1985 to 1996, Fuller was a private attorney in Enterprise with the law firm Cassady, Fuller and Marsh. One of Fuller's clients was a company called Parker Brown Refueling Company of Enterprise. In 1989, Parker Brown Refueling Company was bought by investors in Colorado Springs, and the company became known as Doss Aviation. The Brown in Parker Brown Refueling was the mayor of Enterprise, M. M. "Jug" Brown. The Cassady in Cassady, Fuller and Marsh, according to a reliable source in Enterprise, was Joe Cassady, who, according to our source, also served on the board of Doss Aviation.

Fuller's rise in legal and judicial circles was driven, WMR reports, by his ties to Doss Aviation, CIA-backed drug and gun smuggling, and the Bush family:

WMR has learned that Siegelman, as Attorney General, was well-aware of Doss Aviation's dealings and Fuller's role in the firm. In 1996, Republican Governor Fob James had Fuller appointed as the Chief Assistant District Attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Alabama and later that year he was elected District Attorney for the 12th Circuit. In 2002, President George W. Bush nominated Fuller as a federal judge for the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery.

In the span of six years, Fuller went from a largely unknown small-town lawyer, with thin credentials, to a federal judge. A specific and sinister purpose was behind Fuller's rapid ascent:

As district attorney and federal judge, Fuller has been entrusted by the CIA to ensure that the illegal operations involving the agency's drug and weapons smuggling operations remain a secret. In addition, Fuller has ensured that anyone who is believed to be a threat to the secrecy of the operation, is dealt with harshly, and that includes the Attorney General who first caught wind of the Enterprise operation, Siegelman.

How does this tie back to the Robert Vance assassination? Walter Leroy Moody was convicted in 1991 of being the sole individual responsible for sending the mail bomb, but WMR reports that Moody almost certainly did not act alone--if he was involved at all. The Vance murder probably was tied to Avirgan v. Hull, a lawsuit that grew from the 1984 bombing at a contra press conference in La Penca, Costa Rica, killing one American journalist (Linda Frazier) and injuring another (Tony Avirgan). The Miami-based Christic Institute brought the case under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), alleging that a North American farmer named John Hull was behind the bombing. A 1990 report from the Christic Institute provides background:

Among those injured was ABC cameraman Tony Avirgan. Once Avirgan recovered from his injuries he joined his wife, journalist Martha Honey, who had already begun an investigation to track down those responsible for the La Penca bombing. 
The two journalists discovered a trail of evidence leading from La Penca to a secret contra base in Costa Rica, located on a ranch owned by a North American farmer named John Hull. Eyewitnesses identified the ranch as the staging area for the La Penca bombing.  
Avirgan and Honey learned that Hull was a key figure in the criminal enterprise of retired military officers, former intelligence officials and private "soldiers of fortune" who were supplying arms for the contra war against Nicaragua. They also learned that Hull was allowing Colombian drug traffickers to use his ranch to smuggle cocaine into the United States. The profits from the drug operation were used to purchase military supplies for the contras.
Despite an escalating series of anonymous death threats and the murder on Hull's ranch of one of their informants, Avirgan and Honey completed their investigation and published their findings. Realizing they had found evidence of a broad criminal conspiracy, the two journalists asked the Christic Institute to represent them in a federal civil lawsuit against the individuals responsible for the La Penca bombing and other criminal acts. The Christic Institute, which had already amassed extensive information about the criminal operations of the Richard Secord Enterprise, agreed to represent the journalists.

The lawsuit was filed six months before the Iran-Contra story broke in the press. A federal judge in Miami dismissed the lawsuit, but a number of reports have stated that Vance was considered a strong bet to reinstate the case on appeal in the Eleventh Circuit. The appeal was pending when a mail bomb exploded at Vance's Mountain Brook home on December 12, 1989, killing him instantly. Christic's appeal would be denied, and the trial judge's imposition of Rule 11 sanctions totaling about $1.5 million was upheld, forcing the institute into bankruptcy. That helped ensure that the truth behind Iran-Contra would never be unraveled, and WMR shows how it all ties to the Siegelman prosecution:

The murder of Vance needs to be understood in the context of the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal and Siegelman’s understandable desire to investigate it as attorney general, particularly given the extensive use of airfields in Southern Alabama for suspicious flights to Central and South America. Vance was the lead justice on the 11th Circuit panel that was considering the appeal of a lower court's decision to toss out a Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) suit brought by the Christic Institute against the Bush administration for the Iran-contra scandal, specifically the 1984 bombing of a contra meeting in La Penca, Costa Rica that killed American journalist Linda Frazier and injured another American journalist, Tony Avirgan. The suit was thrown out by U.S. Judge James King in Miami and an appeal was filed by Christic with the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. With Vance's assassination, the RICO appeal was doomed. Siegelman, as someone close to Vance and, hence, to the case, would have understood the impact of Vance's assassination in exposing the entire Iran-contra episode, including Fuller's involvement with it.

According to WMR, Fuller knows exactly who helped him rise to power, and he intends to protect their secrets at all cost.

As district attorney and federal judge, Fuller has been entrusted by the CIA to ensure that the illegal operations involving the agency's drug and weapons smuggling operations remain a secret. In addition, Fuller has ensured that anyone who is believed to be a threat to the secrecy of the operation, is dealt with harshly and that includes the Attorney General who first caught wind of the Enterprise operation, Siegelman.

Those behind Iran-Contra never have been held fully accountable. But Madsen's report reminds us that a few serious journalists have tried to enlighten the public. The Associated Press' Robert Parry, now at Consortium News, helped break the story in the mid 1980s. Gary Webb, of the San Jose Mercury News, produced a groundbreaking series showing that CIA-backed drug smuggling helped fuel the American crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s.

Webb wound up committing suicide in 2004 after he and his paper had been attacked by a number of large newspapers, essentially causing Webb to be blackballed in the profession. A number of scholars and journalists--even an internal CIA investigation--have since shown that Webb's reporting was largely on target.

Parry now publishes an Iran-Contra retrospective every year on the anniversary of Webb's death. Here is a link to Parry's most recent piece, from December 2011. It provides important background as we consider the scandal's ongoing impact on Alabama and the Deep South:

Robert Parry: The Warning of Gary Webb's Death


James Greek said...

Oh what people will do to save their asses. Also, Coffee County is the worst county in the state for drugs. I think Fuller is responsible fr it. I live in Coffee County so I know.

Anonymous said...


In 1990, Congress passed H.R. 3691, a bill sponsored by Ben Erdreich renaming the federal building and courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama, as the Robert S. Vance Federal Building and United States Courthouse in memory of Vance. Also in tribute to Judge Vance's service, the Atlanta chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosts an annual Robert S. Vance Forum on the Bill of Rights.

Vance's older son, Robert Vance, Jr., currently serves as a state circuit court judge in Birmingham, having first been appointed to that position in November 2002, and elected in 2004. His younger son is a doctor in North Carolina. Vance's daughter-in-law, Joyce Vance, was named U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama in July 2009.

AND there is a Sarah S. Vance, Chief Judge, Fifth Circuit, East Dist/LA.


It is called a "False Flag." When the person is killed - murdered, and the blame is intentionally a TARGET to TAKE AWAY OUR BILL OF RIGHTS,' then think "False Flag."

Federal Judge Vance, a good judge was murdered for the cause of what we are living in now.

Kennedy assassination = false flag
Watergate = false flag
Iran Contra = ff
1993 WT NY bomb = ff
OK City bomb = ff
Ruby Ridge, Waco TX = ff
9-1-1 = ff

The JUDGES involved in the SYSTEM in the US that did any work to save our US Constitution, are for the most, dead. Judge Rolls in Arizona another false flag.

Colorado shooting = ff.
Wisconsin shooting = ff.

Great POLITICIANS, Paul Wellstone et al? False Flags.

Anonymous said...

Legal Schnauzer, the investigative reporting you are doing is the deep mole work of WMR, and you know because communication is open.

Be careful. Be very, very careful.

The numbers of killed in the U.S. from the time that this first got set, so to speak, the "unipolar world" IDEOLOGY/IES, well we in America have lost some of our greatest leaders for the future.

John Kennedy Jr., his absolutely beautiful family = false flag.

Tragic is a word to be dammed with faint praise in telling the history of false flags in the US.

Anonymous said...

Evidence Begins To Indicate Gary Webb Was Murdered

Webb Spoke Of Death Threats, 'Government People' Around His Home

Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson | Updated December 15 2004

UPDATE: Only In Arkansas: Webb 'Double Gunshot Wounds' Explanation Defies Belief

We will simply not let the issue drop. How on earth can somebody have two different gunshot wounds and their cause of death still be passed off as suicide?

UPDATE: Coroner: Gary Webb's Death Confirmed as Suicide

First it was multiple gunshot wounds, then it was just one and now it's multiple again. Would somebody stealing your motorcycle really drive you over the edge?

UPDATE: Do you really think someone can shoot them self in the face twice? How stupid do they think we are? (WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC)

Credible sources who were close to Gary Webb have stated that he was receiving death threats, being regularly followed, and that he was concerned about strange individuals who were seen on multiple occasions breaking into and leaving his house before his apparent 'suicide' on Friday morning.


Anonymous said...

JustUS dumass,

!We are in a "Great Depression."

Because we are a nation of mostly, now, JustUS dumasses!

. . . Representative Paul Ryan is treated by many in the media as “serious” and “courageous” because of his proposals to reduce dramatically federal payments for social security and health care. He and Governor Romney call for a stringent austerity program to balance the federal budget. Romney has repeatedly taken to calling ending any deficit a “moral” imperative. The media figures who call the public officials who make these deficit claims and proposals “serious” and “courageous” demonstrate how unserious and economically illiterate the media figures are.

Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/08/bill-black-budget-hero-public-medias-most-despicable-financial-propaganda.html#qqmaXkkjDhrTTIHt.99

DO WE SEE A PATTERN? Judges appear to be solidly dipped in the R.I.C.O. those that jackal for the unipolar world get lots of drugs and money and what a whirl of peas, no world peace.

Wars without end and portfolios chalk filled with lots of dark secret hiding places for all the ill gotten "wealth."

Wake the hell up American JustUSdumasses, We The People, ALL!

WRITE LETTERS, see email LS!

Great investigation, just as Gary Webb, therefore, just as Gary Webb did not, you do: stay alive.

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 11:29--

I wonder how many Americans even know the name Gary Webb. It does seem odd that he would kill himself with two gunshot wounds to the head. I've seen articles on the Web that say that is rare, but does happen--the first shot is not fatal, so the victim is conscious enough to pull the trigger again. It appears that Robert Parry, who I respect a great deal, buys the suicide story. But like the Major Bashinsky case here in Birmingham, I doubt it ever was investigated very well. At least, it does appear that Webb had been acting erratically, his personal and professional lives were in disarray, so he perhaps had "motive" for suicide. I've yet to see any solid evidence that points to Major Bashinsky wanting to kill himself.

The attacks on Webb by the NY Times, WaPo, and LA Times might have been the No. 1 signal that the mainstream press had been horribly compromised.

jeffrey spruill said...

The Dixie Mafia’s Contract On America:


Anonymous said...

Chapter 46 - Justice System Improvement (112-90) - U.S. Code
You +1'd this publicly. Undo
-CITE- 42 USC CHAPTER 46 - JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT ..... section 1761 of Title 18] may be cited as the 'Justice System Improvement Act of 1979'. .... may implement strategies, to be known as Weed and Seed strategies, to prevent, ...

LS, Mr. Roger S., and Mrs., as a business person in the U.S., abroad in the EU and also in Asia, as well as other international marketing, trades, exchanges, the good ole university teaching: "Should you fail to plan you plan to fail," and Haaaarvard WHEN the business model for "economics" was in the reality zone, well 1/2 the class wrote down the plan the other 1/2 did not and the 1/2 that did were above 90% successful in their business model. Like the EMOTIONAL ["EQ"] QUOTIENT idea.

Look at the JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT link provided, it appears to me that in 1979, the die was cast as our working model of truly NOT passing the "CONSTITUTIONAL MUSTER."

NO, Gary Webb was NOT suicide any more than my brother accidentally was rammed in the Bering Sea, his ship was allegedly downed by either the Russians / Korea?, 1986. Brother wrote a manuscript about our father and the CIA, HAARP in AK and "Evergreen International Air," McMinnville, OR. Father decorated by Lyndon B. Johnson for more Huey Helicopter hours logged than any other USAF / CIA, 1975.

Anonymous said...

18 USC § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties,

there is an excellent lawsuit, in the Alice M. Batchelder Sixth Circuit Court.

BROTHER, was killed on father's birthday, Sept. 10, 1986. Father and mother never recovered the loss, knowing why he was murdered.

Typical of the criminally insane, these ideologists worship the numbers because of course this is how "wealth" is counted.

Collecting "souls," too. Absolutely tribal.

Anonymous said...

TO:FBI Criminal/Civil Rights Division

Cleveland Federal Office Building 1501 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Carl C. Newman, Plaintiff, Paralegal, 2916 E.116th Apt 2
Cleveland, Ohio 44120, Phone 216-704-8376

[Complaint] V. ... 14 Pages

#1 Federal Judge John M. Manos,# 2 M. Primes #3 Sweeney United States District Assistant Attorney General, # 4 Judge Paul R. Matia # 5 Judge Ann J. ALDRICH 801 Superior Ave Cleveland Ohio 44113 (216) 357-7000.# 6, Chief Judge Danny Boggs # 7 Acting Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder United States Court Of Appeals For the Sixth Circuit 503 Potter Stewart, U.S. Court House 100 East Fifth Street Cincinnati,Ohio45202 . . . .


". . . Batchelder has a reputation for being a "constitutionalist and a rigorous practitioner of judicial restraint," writes ABC News. Despite her strictness on the bench, her office is known for being relatively casual, as she is known for wearing sweatshirts and jeans to work . . . .

We are a very confused "system," and the obvious is the money is almost 100% ignored as though we cannot conceive how important this fact is: it's about the money.

The business model is obviously in support of a court system that is not passing the "Constitutional Muster."

"... Constitutionality, or the ability to pass constitutional muster, is the test for laws and statutes to ensure that they do not violate the Constitution. Each law is believed to be constitutional, unless or until it is struck down in whole or in part. However, it has long been held that an unconstitutional law is void from its inception, not only after being declared so, and that no person is bound by it and no court or other agency is bound to enforce it.

When constitutionality is called into question, a case will be made that the law has caused damage to a person or entity. If the likelihood of damage can be shown, the person or entity is said to have standing to sue in order to attempt to have the law struck down as being unconstitutional. Any law or statute may be deemed unconstitutional as applied, which means as applied to the specific case, although it may retain its constitutionality in other situations. On the other hand, there are times when only certain sections of a statute are ruled unconstitutional and the remainder is allowed to stand. A law may also be ruled unconstitutional on its face, or fatally flawed, which means it is unconstitutional in its entirety . . . .

Anonymous said...

Alice Batchelder ABOVE THE LAW
* 12 May 2011 at 11:48 AM
* Posted in:
6th Circuit, Bankruptcy, Federal Judges, Gender, Judge of the Day, Legal Ethics, Minority Issues, Racism, Women's Issues

Judge Allowed To Belong To All-White Club (Because He’s Trying Really Hard To Make It Better), By Elie Mystal

It’s the ruling that is splitting the Sixth Circuit apart. A federal bankruptcy judge, George Paine II, belongs to an all-white country club in Nashville. But there is a pesky judicial code of conduct that says that judges “should not hold membership in any organization that practices invidious discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin,” according to the New York Times (gavel bang: ABA Journal).

That seems cut and dry to me. An all-white, all-male country club sounds a hell of a lot like an organization practicing “invidious discrimination.” But I’m not on the Sixth Circuit.

And the Sixth Circuit essentially told Judge Paine: guys in my high school used to belong to discriminatory clubs all the time, it was no big deal.

In a 10-8 decision, the circuit decided to allow Paine to continue his membership in the club and on the bankruptcy court.

So that code of judicial conduct means what exactly?

double red triangle arrows Continue reading “Judge Allowed To Belong To All-White Club (Because He’s Trying Really Hard To Make It Better)”

Anonymous said...

Thought you would enjoy:

* 16 Aug 2011 at 1:38 PM
* Posted in: Cars, Rudeness, Stupid Lawyer Tricks

Law License Plates: Say It Loud, We’re Lawyers and We’re Proud
By Staci Zaretsky

Our last post on law-related vanity license plates was about two weeks ago. We’re always looking for more photos, so if you’re a fan of the Law License Plates series, please send some in via email (subject line: “Vanity License Plate”).

Today, we are writing about legal professionals who are so proud of what they do that they’ve slapped their titles on their license plates. If this isn’t an invitation to get rear-ended, then I don’t know what is. These submissions come to us from New York, Ohio, and Tennessee, proving that stupid lawyer tricks know no bounds across state lines.

abovethelaw dot com

Anonymous said...

... A new report, issued yesterday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, shows that the race for control of state judiciaries has become a rout. The report, entitled “Big Business Taking over State Supreme Courts,” found that,

Fueled by money from corporate interests and lobbyists, spending on judicial campaigns has exploded in the last two decades. In 1990 candidates for state supreme courts only raised around $3 million, but by the mid-nineties, campaigns were raking in more than five times that amount, fueled by extremely costly races in Alabama and Texas. The 2000 race saw high-court candidates raise more than $45 million.

In the subsequent decade, the numbers have only grown bigger. As the report notes, “more than 90 percent of special interest TV ads in 2006 were paid for by pro-business interest groups. Conservative groups spent $8.9 million in high court elections in 2010, compared to just $2.5 million from progressive groups.”

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/08/judges-for-sale.html#ixzz23Z1h4sSD

Anonymous said...

hope the investigation i'm dong for my "case," is helpful, best/r

“The Supreme Court left standing a law focused on when a public official or a private individual with a fiduciary duty takes bribes or kickbacks,” O’Toole says. “Yes, that’s what’s left. But what does that exactly mean?”

Certainly, prosecutors and their advocates are worried that the ruling will result in a slew of criminals escaping punishment.

Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), says the Supreme Court “took away a very important tool for fighting public corruption.”

“Because there had been so many prosecutions under honest–services fraud, officials were on warning that taking gifts could be used against them in an indictment,” Sloan says.

DC BAR Cover Story, Dec 2010

Honest–Services Fraud: What’s Left of This Blunted Weapon Against Corruption?
By Anna Stoelly Persky

Anonymous said...

LS- JILL IS a hero and a villian, or at the least a victEm , without much choices of thereof,she told a lie, to conyers, small to most , but adomintly pressed by both side of the isle, in which she was covering up another much larger conspiracy than that she was there for, also intrinsicly connected to the siegelman case through the 2, two, us. attourneys, and unkhown, to all, the southern district.check the difference between the 1st testomony, to the public draft that is edited for nonrelated conversation. specifically lunch break ie who was there at a phone conversation she says noone well i was and my wife.,dont publish please dangerous, i have been waiting to get in touch with you for 6 years, but u know this, your site went down because of me as did glens, cong. kusinech, among many others, i miight contact don i dont know,you in a covert way, my life has been threatend many times.and its been heell since 2000, 9-11-00@01

Anonymous said...

So, Judge, can you tell us about your latest musical project?

My debut CD, Enjoy The Ride, was released on January 3, 2012. The project contains elements of blues, R & B, and smooth jazz. The album is available through my website, www.jaystewartguitar.com, or through outlets like Amazon or iTunes. It has been well-received so far; reviews are collected on my website as well.

How did you come to record an album?

One of my personal goals for 2011 was to spend more time in the studio recording original material. I had been listening to some of the guitar players that I admire, like Larry Carlton, Derek Trucks, and Chuck Loeb, and it occurred to me that I would love to have the opportunity to work with a seasoned record producer just to see what might happen in the studio (as opposed to self-producing in my home studio).


* 23 Jan 2012 at 4:16 PM
* Posted in:
Career Alternatives, Fabulosity, Federal Judges, Music, State Judges

Behind the Music, Behind the Bench: Meet Judge Jay Stewart
By David Lat

Thought this could prove there are decent people who can become real cultured judges and not the culture of vulgarity / corruption!

ANON 8-14 @10:17PM, yes HELL is the word AND HELL is intentional READ GILAD ATZMON'S THE WANDERING WHO, and see the art film On Defamation by Yoav Shamir best/rk

Anonymous said...

". . . Want to know where Obama's 13 year-old daughter went with 12 friends?

On "spring break" in Oaxaca Mexico, on your dime.

She took two jets, 12 friends and 25 secret service men.

A thirteen year-old? What the…?

Why haven't you heard about it?


Anonymous said...

Federal Circuit Jurists Discuss History, Life of ‘Monster’ Court
A group of federal judges gathered on March 18 at the National Press Club to celebrate the establishment and first 27 years of a court that Circuit Judge Pauline Newman described as a “curious hydra-headed monster.”

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, on whose bench she and the other panelists sit, is unique in that it enjoys sole nationwide jurisdiction in patent and trademark, international trade, government contract, and copyright infringement appeals.

It is particularly important in review of the country’s economic woes, Newman said, to remember why the court was created in 1982 by Congress. “Why put [the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the Court of Claims] together and change the nature of the judiciary? What drove the nation to make this change?” she said.


RANDALL R. RADER was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of Chief Judge on June 1, 2010. He was appointed to the United States Claims Court (now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988. Chief Judge Rader's most prized title may well be "Professor Rader."

WAR has caused America to be not close to technology advancements as is China. PATENT AND COPYRIGHT are the true powers of an economy, CLEARLY "MONSTER COURT!"

> May 2009, ABA Retirement Funds Program, endorsed by the D.C. Bar

ABA’s Lamm Pledges Support for Voting Rights at Bar Conference
Carolyn Lamm. Courtesy of White & Case LLPThe American Bar Association (ABA) leadership is committed to the passage of the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009, which was recently introduced in both houses of Congress, ABA president-elect Carolyn Lamm told an audience on March 30 at a keynote luncheon that kicked off the 2009 D.C. Bar Conference.

Legal Beat: May 2009
... Newman’s fellow federal circuit panelists included Senior Judge Daniel M. Friedman, Chief Judge Paul R. Michel, and Circuit Judge Randall R. Rader. ...

Robby Scott Hill said...

This is the truth. The CIA & the Enterprise Gang are out of control. Colonel North was an embarrassment to the Marine Corps. All of the key players in "The Enterprise" are now cops, prosecutors, judges, corporate defenders, debt collectors & elected officials, so they can cover up their wrongdoing & punish anyone who threatens the flow of their drug money.

legalschnauzer said...


I'm starting to wonder how many banks and big law firms make millions off drug money. I'm sure you saw the story from 2010 where SouthTrust/Wachovia/Wells Fargo was fined after admitting to laundering money for Mexican drug cartels. That bank, of course, has deep ties to Alabama--and to the Birmingham law firm of Bradley Arant. And Bradley Arant has powerful ties to all things Riley, which has ties to the Bush family, which was in the middle of Iran-Contra. Makes you go "humm."

Anonymous said...

looks like don will half to be the fall guy, jill tried and you ls, i commend that.2000@911, av