Thursday, September 16, 2021

Non-Client Lawsuits Against Attorneys

Although I mostly am resigned to never achieving justice for myself, I do occasionally fantasize about doing so. Mostly because when it comes down to it I do have a pretty clear cut case agaisnt Nelly Wince. Both the evidence and law are clear. As approximately 20% of lawsuits against attorneys are brought by non-clients and in my case there is no statue of limitations on the crime, the door is at least not slammed shut. 

The biggest obstacle against me is the legal system itself. Lawyers don't want to take the case. Prosecutors openly obstruct justice to shield lawyers from the consequences of their crimes. And no one in the legal system cares. 

Someday maybe. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Why Do I Keep Trying?

Given that my ex-wife's divorce suit is now fully settled, some question why I continue to work on reform. The simple answer is to help others who may face the same types of crimes and corruption I did. I am fully cognizant of the fact that I have virtually no chance of recovering any of the money I lost due to crimes. But I can help others. To be clear, it is not so much the individuals I am concerned with (there will always be bad people) but the culture of crime and corruption which exists in our legal system, especially within the area of family law.  

Clearly my ex-wife committed fraud and perjury but far more concerning is every single lawyer I dealt with violated the lawyers rules of professional conduct and most committed criminal actions. This includes my ex-wife's lawyer, my lawyers, the judges, the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (including many individuals), and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and his criminal division director Richard Dusterhoft. 

Don't be fooled into thinking the crimes and corruption I am talking about is somehow restricted to divorces. It isn't. A county attorney who obstructs justice to shield a lawyer from their crimes will just as likely do the same for a law enforcement official, family member, or political ally. Our society needs to do better. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Sometimes The System Does Work

Out of Georgia comes a report that former district attorney (which is the same as county attorney in Minnesota) has been charged with interfering in an arrest.

A former district attorney in Georgia has been charged after allegedly interfering with the arrest of a man involved in the 2020 shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.

Former Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson has been indicted on charges of violating her oath as a public officer and obstructing a police officer.

It is quite rare for district attorneys to be charged like this. Even blatant offenses have historically been ignored by federal officials who prefer to let voters decide if the official should stay in office or not. Which I find ridiculous. Knowing that a district attorney obstructed justice and not doing anything about it only encourages them to commit more crimes.  Needless to say, crime in the office of the chief prosecutor of a county is not a good thing. Yet, it goes on unchecked as we have seen with Ramsey County Attorney John Choi in Minnesota

Friday, August 27, 2021

Sex-Trafficking

A bizarre sex-trafficking case has come to light in Minnesota. Anton "Tony" Lazarro a top Republican operative and fundraiser as well as close associate of Jennifer Carnahan, the now resigned Republican party chair, has been arrested by federal officials on sex-trafficking charges. Also arrested was Gisela Castro Medina, the 19 year-old head GOP chair at the University of St. Thomas. Median has been accused of recruiting girls, often underage, for Lazarro. 

Oddly, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi who has made sex-trafficking his signature mission seems to have totally missed the Lazarro ring despite it happening right under his nose. Possibly that is incompetence but I have my doubts. Given that Choi clearly committed obstruction of justice when I presented evidence of a crime by a lawyer to him, I have no doubt he would cover-up or at least ignore crimes by the politically powerful as well. 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Lying In Family Court

I ran across a great article on why people lie in family court titled, Yes Virginia, Judges, Lawyers, Custody Experts, Accountants and Realtors  Lie In Family Court.

In essence, it argues that people lie in family court because there is no negative consequence in doing so yet much to gain.     

One point I disagree with it is that lawyers are legally immune. Lying to deceive is fraud and lawyers hold no special immunity when it comes to fraud. At least in law but sadly in practice it is quite different. 

Interestingly, toward the end of the article the argument is made that the only way to change the system for the better is to publicly call out the corrupt lawyers, judges and others who commit crimes in family court. 

​The only way for all of this to change is for the public to start naming the judges and removing the bad ones from their communities, by way of vote, so that future families are not harmed.  Judges who stop paying crooked lawyers and experts to keep the fighting parents in court longer, will succeed in resolving family law issues, not personally profiting from them. Judges have become bullies and villains , not the heroes we once thought them to be. Good judges need to speak up.

 I came to the same conclusion recently which is why I created the site, LegalReformMN.org

Friday, August 13, 2021

Do We Need Civil Marriages?

I have often wondered whether we as a society should abolish civil marriage. Often this concept is known as marriage privatization, which has support, as well as opposition, from across the political and religious spectrum. 

In 2002, Wendy McElroy in an essay for Ifeminists titled "It's Time to Privatize Marriage."

Marriage should be privatized. Let people make their own marriage contracts according to their conscience, religion and common sense. Those contracts could be registered with the state, recognized as legal and arbitrated by the courts, but the terms would be determined by those involved.[2]

McElroy has also said:

Why is marriage declining? One reason is that it has become a three-way contract between two people and the government.

In reality it is already happening. Marriage has become less common and there has been a decoupling of marriage and parenting in many countries. Note that although being single has increased slightly, most are still partnering up just not getting married.  One of the greatest benefits of eliminating civil marriage would be the cost savings. All that money wasted in divorce suits could be put to productive use to benefit the economy as a whole not just a few lawyers and litigants. 

  



Thursday, August 5, 2021

Hilarious!

Well, hilarious and painful. Sometimes comedy is the best way to tell the truth. 

Although different the video below reminds me of Johnathon Swift's essay A Modest Proposal where he proposes selling children as food to rich ladies and gentlemen as the solution to the "Irish problem".