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California lawlessness same as in Washington

April 20, 2010
Stephen Lendman
4/19/2010

Overall, he stopped “Twenty-Six Years of California’s Annual Budget Crisis,” and was the first lawyer to “Challenge, In Court, The Unconstitutional Payments Given By Los Angeles County (Supervisors) To The Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges,” over $300 million since the late 1980s.

Over the same period, these “judges decided cases and made orders in favor of the County to the exclusion of the opposing parties in cases before them.” For example, from 2005 – 2007, no one won a case against the county in courts presided over by LA Superior Court judges. Over many years, as a result, Californians were swindled out of hundreds of millions of dollars, and most troubling of all, county judges knew “taking payments from LA County was unconstitutional,” in violation of the Code of Judicial Ethics and Political Reform Act for not disclosing them.

The same practice was common around the state, but not like in LA County, where state legislators exempted judges and county supervisors from prosecution.

For his many years of crime fighting, Fine was charged with “contempt of court” and “moral turpitude,” disbarred by California’s Supreme Court and jailed by Superior Court Judge David Yaffe “in retaliation for bringing the cases and exposing the unconstitutional payments,” ones later held to be unconstitutional.

The story continues …..

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