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Unpublished Paper
Exposing Judges' Unaccountability and Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering the news and publishing field of judicial unaccountability reporting
ExpressO (2013)
  • Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq.

This study analyzes official statistics of the Federal Judiciary, legal provisions, and other publicly filed documents. It discusses how federal judges’ life-appointment; de facto unimpeachability and irremovability; self-immunization from discipline through abuse of the Judiciary’s statutory self-policing authority; abuse of its vast Information Technology resources to interfere with their complainants’ communications; the secrecy in which they cover their adjudicative, administrative, disciplinary, and policy-making acts; and third parties’ fear of their individual and close rank retaliation render judges unaccountable. Their unaccountability makes their abuse of power riskless; the enormous amount of the most insidious corruptor over which they rule, money!, as well as other social and professional benefits make doing wrong to grab them tempting; and millions of in practice unreviewable cases make the temptation ever-present. These are the means, motive, and opportunity for judges to do wrong and for their wrongdoing to be inevitable.

Judges do wrong in such regular, widespread, and coordinated fashion as to have turned wrongdoing into their institutionalized modus operandi and the Judiciary into the safe haven for judicial wrongdoers. Their abuse of power entrusted to them by We the People is a betrayal of trust. Engaging in it and giving priority to covering it up to protect themselves and their peers injure in fact people’s rights, property, liberty, and life; and deprive the People of their fundamental human, civil, and due process right of access to fair and impartial courts. Exposing the existence, scope, and gravity of their wrongdoing to the national public will cause such outrage as to enable the media and voters to force legislated, rather than voluntary, judicial reform, lest politicians be voted out of, or not into, office; this is realistic, as the Tea Party precedent shows.

The exposure is started by the study, whose publication will pioneer the news and publishing field of judicial unaccountability reporting. It can be continued at a presentation by the author held at a law school attended by its members and those of business, journalism, and IT schools, civil rights advocates, and the media. The evidence of judges’ wrongdoing will introduce the call for ‘reverse surveillance’ over them by We the People, as opposed to the mass surveillance over the People by the NSA with judges’ rubberstamping approval revealed by Edward Snowden.

The presentation can give rise to the formation of a multidisciplinary team of students, professors, journalists, and civil rights advocates to conduct reverse surveillance through a Follow the money! and IT Follow the wire! investigation. The team can organize the first of a series of multimedia conferences to report to the national public its findings and expose judges’ pattern of disregard of the law. It will announce the formation of a multidisciplinary academic and business venture to promote 1. the establishment of local chapters to surveil, report, and advocate reform a) based on transparency, accountability, discipline, and judges’ and the Judiciary’s liability to their victims, and b) implemented with the aid of citizen boards; 2. the creation of a for-profit institute to conduct IT research, educate, publish, etc.; and 3. the submission of articles on judges’ abuse of power and secrecy for publication in a volume that can lead to a periodical.

Such reform will be of historic proportions although it will only implement foundational principles of our republic: We the People are the only source of sovereign power, who entrust a portion of it to each public servant and to whom each is accountable, for none is beyond our control or above the law. The reform can begin in the Federal Judiciary and extend to Congress, the Executive Branch, the states, and the rest of the world. A new We the People-government paradigm can emerge: the People’s Sunrise. Those who are instrumental in its emergence can become recognized here and abroad as the People’s Champions of Justice.

Dare trigger history!

  • Absence of ethical constraint,
  • access to law-abiding courts as human and democratic right,
  • ad-hoc no-reason arbitrary non-precedential judicial fiats,
  • auditing of judicial decisions,
  • avoidance of pariah status as social benefit,
  • bankruptcy fraud scheme run by judges,
  • concealment of assets,
  • connivance among the branches,
  • coordinated wrongdoing,
  • discipline self-exemption,
  • Federal Judiciary secrecy,
  • Follow the money! investigation,
  • Follow the wire! investigation,
  • institute of judicial unaccountability reporting and legislated reform advocacy,
  • institutionalized coordinated judicial wrongdoing,
  • investigative journalism,
  • judges' abuse of power,
  • judges as judicial accountable public servants,
  • judges' self-granted impunity,
  • judges' unaccountability,
  • judges’ liability to compensate their victims,
  • judges’ mutually dependent survival,
  • judicial class prioritization,
  • judicial disqualification,
  • judicial statistics analysis,
  • judicial unaccountability reporting,
  • legislated judicial reform,
  • life-appointment as ethical disincentive,
  • money as most insidious corruptor,
  • motive-means-opportunity for judicial wrongdoing,
  • non-precedential & not-for-publication ad-hoc summary orders,
  • petition for a redress of grievances,
  • reverse surveillance,
  • right to fair and impartial courts,
  • rule of law as human and civil right,
  • safe haven for coordinated wrongdoing,
  • self-policing as counter to human nature,
  • self-serving resolution of conflict of interests,
  • systematic dismissal of complaints against judges,
  • the People’s Sunrise,
  • transparency of Judiciary’s operation and judges’ performance,
  • unaccountability and riskless wrongdoing,
  • wrongdoing as judges’ institutionalized modus operandi,
  • judicial discipline,
  • judicial self-policing,
  • 28 U.S.C. section 351,
  • judicial corruption,
  • corrupt judges
Publication Date
October 21, 2013
Citation Information
Dr. Richard Cordero. "Exposing Judges' Unaccountability and Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering the news and publishing field of judicial unaccountability reporting" ExpressO (2013)
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