When I discovered that I was being victimized by judicial corruption, I decided to fight.
I am not an attorney, and I am not giving legal advice.
This is the seventeenth in a series of articles that detail the things that I have done in fighting judicial corruption.
Most of this applies to fighting any form of government corruption....
File Motions for Recusal
When you are dealing with a corrupt judge, seek to have the judge recused (removed from the case). Do it a lot, if you aren't afraid of the punishment a judge can inflict upon you.
There are two federal statutes for recusal. 28 U.S.C. 144 is appropriate at the beginning of a case. 28 U.S.C. 455 applies at any time. You will need to check your state's statutes if you are in state/county/local courts.
Judges are especially corrupt when it comes to refusing to recuse themselves
According to the Constitution, we are supposed to have a fair "trial" before an impartial judge. But judges do whatever they want to do. From my experience, judges could care less about my Constitutional rights. It is as if the Constitution doesn't exist.
The best shot at getting a judge recused is if they violate one of the easily-proven canons of the Code of Judicial Conduct. But if you are trying to get a judge recused for the bias they have shown in your case, the judges will claim that anything that happens in a case is not grounds for recusal. That concept violates the Constitutional guarantee of due process, but judges do that all the time. If you expect the appellate courts to come to your rescue, you'll be wrong again. In my experience, the appellate courts simply cover-up for the lower court judges.
You may then be asking why try? I try simply because I am out to document as much wrongdoing and corruption as I can find.
Know this: Once you file a motion for recusal of your judge, you immediately went on the s**t list. The judge is likely to work even harder against you. Sadly, seeking your Constitutional rights in courts today is a great way to ensure that your rights will be violated even more. You should expecvt the judge to fight back and try to stick you with legal fees and sanctions. That's what they've done to me.
My motions contain a lot of case law from research that I have done:
Part 1 in this series is "Go in with Your Eyes Open."
Articles on How to Fight Corruption
Part 2 in this series is "Fire Your Attorney."
Part 3 in this series is "Establish a Support Network."
Part 4 in this series is "Know How Judges Commit Crimes."
Part 5 in this series is "Document Everything -- Take Notes -- Put it in Writing."
Part 6 in this series is "Always abide by the Rules."
Part 7 in this series is "Prepare Everything Very Carefully."
Part 8 in this series is "Get Your Facts and Evidence Together."
Part 9 in this series is "Get Help from Others."
Part 10 in this series is "Take Advantage of Every Opportunity to Generate Proof of Corruption."
Part 11 in this series is "File Motions for Conferences and Hearings"
Part 12 in this series is "Always have Witnesses at Hearings"
Part 13 in this series is "Check the Orders in Your Case"
Part 14 in this series is "Put your Proof on a Website"
Part 15 in this series is "Appeal Early and Often
Part 16 in this series is "File Criminal Charges with the District Attorney and U.S. Attorney"
Part 17 in this series is "File Motions for Recusal"
William M. Windsor
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