Friday, August 26, 2022

Corruption is Legal in America

As I have often stated, people do not understand just how deeply corrupt our legal system is. But it isn't just our legal system. It is all of government. I am shocked, just shocked to learn corruption exists in our government! 

Be sure to check out the interesting YouTube comments. Well, at least some of them given there are 6,854 comments as of when I am writing this. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Wow! Kids-For-Cash Judgement

I have posted before on the Pennsylvania Kids-For-Cash scandal where judges would take money for sentencing kids to private jails. Often the kids were completely innocent or had committed only minor infractions. 

Now Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, the two judges who orchestrated the scheme, were ordered to pay $200 million to the victims

Yes! I was pumping air when I read the story. Finally some bad judges are held accountable. 

"Ciavarella and Conahan abandoned their oath and breached the public trust," Conner wrote Tuesday in his explanation of the judgment. "Their cruel and despicable actions victimized a vulnerable population of young people, many of whom were suffering from emotional issues and mental health concerns."

It is a long road ahead before most lawyers and judges are held accountable for their crimes and ethical violations but it is a start. A good start. 

Saturday, August 13, 2022


The National Association of Attorneys General has a page on public anticorruption. Nice words but for the most part just words not action. Rather like the lawyers rules of professional conduct which are well-written and clear but just not followed particularly closely. Indeed, for things such as lawyer truthfulness they are widely ignored. 

Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others

In the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not knowingly make a false statement of fact or law.

I have on multiple occasions sent letters including evidence of lawyer, county attorney, and judicial corruption to the Minnesota State Attorney General but have never once received a reply. The cesspool of crime which occurs within our legal system continues unabated. 

I wish the our attorney general would live up to the quote they list at the top of their accocaitons website:

The exposure and punishment of public corruption is an honor to a nation, not a disgrace. The shame lies in toleration, not in correction. . . . If we fail to do all that in us lies to stamp out corruption we can not escape our share of responsibility for the guilt. The first requisite of successful self-government is unflinching enforcement of the law and the cutting out of corruption.

-- Theodore Roosevelt, State of the Union Address, December 7, 1903

Friday, August 5, 2022

Divorce Matters Podcast

Divorce Matters is a well-produced podcast which focuses on corruption in family court. They have been around for a few years and have wealth of interesting episodes  Check it out.

The episodes are available on their website as well as on Apple Podcasts.