No One Can Really Tell The Truth Like John Walsh
The Feds can be like the calvary, riding to the rescue of the poor towns folk beset by a gang of cattle rustlers. In this case, the Feds are in the form of two irascible gents and one nice lady – she could have been a schoolmarm in the 1880’s, but today Ms. Fletcher is one of the Judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her two colleagues are the outspoken Judge Kozinski and the analytical Judge Wardlow.
So what dastardly deed raised their ire? It turns out that the California Court system is corrupt. According these three judges, The California Supreme Court has created an environment where perjury and other foul deeds are thrive amongst the lawyers.
It looks like good old boy Det. Mark Fuhrman told the truth in 1996 about one thing, “All true cops er, judges, lie cheat and set people up.” While Fuhrman did say “cops,” the Feds mean the “judges.” The California judges turn a blind eye to a host of really bad things. Lawyers can produce falsified evidence; lawyers can actually coerce people into lying on the stand; the lawyers themselves can take the witness stand and after swearing before God and country to tell the whole truth, they lie their heads off.
The judges were considering a criminal where the witness had lied and the prosecutor had then taken the stand and vouched for his witness credibility. The story is better told here by Maura Dolan of the LA Times
http://lat.ms/1znOjpN (January 31, 2015 LA Times, U.S. Judges See ‘Epidemic’ of Prosecutorial Misconduct in State)
This behavior is not limited to prosecutors trying to put bad guys in prison; it occurs passim – “passim” is a legal word for “everywhere.” Insurance company lawyers lose documents to the shredder, attorney coach witness have to deceive. In fact, the California Courts finds forcing clients to lie is so important for insurance company lawyers trying to hid their wrongdoing, that there is even a case supporting The Right To Lie. Doctors’ Co. Ins. Servs. v. Superior Court, 225 Cal.App. 3d 1284
Right now there’s a new case winding its way through the California Courts, but it is unlikely that you’ll ever hear about it except here. This case shows how one judge turned his blind eye and his deaf ear to atrocious behavior – an attorney selling out his own client to make an extra buck! B257712_PR_SaveHywd
Did the judge stop him. No sir! As Judge Kosinski noted, the California Courts look the other way when they should be reporting crooks to the State Bar for discipline. Instead, the judge rolled up his sleeves and did his best to help the attorney – to the tune of $250,000.00 – while the attorney destroyed his client case.
And silly me, after 40 years poking around the legal profession, I actually thought that lawyers did not stab their own clients in the back. See Petition For Review in the California Supreme Court: B257712_PR_SaveHywd
What chance does a client have when his own attorney and the judge gang up on him?