Ken’s Decision — with Comments

Oh, my goodness.  I can’t believe this is only a draft and I forgot to post this, so I will have to post it again today.

From the Tribunal from May 3, 2013, KDD’s decision, and it’s just more of down the rabbit hole.

Professor Tarkington from Ind. School of Law got it right when she said the Bar Associations frequently use the standard propounded in New York Times v. Sullivan as a dark aberration of what it is intended to be and that results in decisions very far afield of what New York Times meant the first amendment to be, rendering all or most of the decisions invalid because they infringe too greatly upon the constitutional rights of lawyers.

See link below and let me know if you agree:

KDD’s Decision from the Tribunal

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From Anthony Santini–a letter from a Concerned Citizen who wants Lady Justice Ensured in Court

From: Anthony Santiny
Sent: May 30, 2013 5:35 AM
To: kenneth ditkowsky , “matt_abbott@kirk.senate.gov” , Eric Holder , NASGA , Harry Heckert , probate sharks , j ditkowsky , JoAnne Denison
Subject: Re: report on corruption in cook county

I seconded my own letter to the IARDC as a concerned citizen.

Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
130 E. Randolph, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Re:      MOTION TO DISMISS proceedings against Kenneth Ditkowsky 2012 PR 0014 & JoAnne Denison[1]. 2013 PR 0001 &  Copy of Record for Appeal.

Dear Sir(s),

As a United States citizen who believes in my First Amendment rights, I question the motives of the IARDC in your collective decision related to the above cited case.  How dare you trample on the first amendment! American citizens have a right to freedom of speech and this right is set forth in our Constitution. Lawyers are indeed citizens too, or has that fact escaped the IARDC’s attention? I have reviewed the evidence that led up to your decision and I am appalled. How can a committee made up of people sworn to protect our constitution, supported by U.S. taxpayers, and under oath to protect the rights of U.S. citizens, conspire to usurp the right of an attorney to practice law; whose sole act was requesting a redress of a judicial decision? The case of Mary Sykes, on the face of the evidence, is rife with questionable rulings made by cook county judges. It also reeks of manipulation of the facts by court appointed probate Guardians ad Litem! I have known Kenneth Ditkowsky more than 10 years. Lawyers like Ditkowsky and Joanne Denison give average citizens like myself hope that whenever we seek justice there are honest legal practitioners who will represent our interests well. By restricting their right to practice law, you do the American public a grave disservice. This pure act gives one the impression that the IARDC aligns itself with the very same people who conspire to fleece the elderly and infirm of their rights (and assets). I cannot think of anything as despicable as stealing a person’s life savings; subjecting them to the care of state institutions that serve more as hospice centers than retirement homes. I have seen and read too much evidence that points squarely in the direction of corruption in the courts; where government appointed and elected officials take the prime cut because they do not fear the repercussions. When such a sickness manifests itself, then more and more officials figure its OK to follow suit. Greed sets in and honest citizens become victims of a legal system that aligns itself with campaign donors and fee for seats promoters.

It appears that many Cook County citizens are afraid to come forth and take a stand on Cook County court corruption under fear that their own future probate proceedings could be singled out and “managed” against their wishes; where judges and lawyers use them as scapegoats to quell any dissent that could arise as a result of their unconstitutional and illegal judicial decisions; these acts aimed solely at stealing away estate proceeds to enrich their personal coffers. What a blatant abuse of the public trust!

There was a time when Cook County courts were a shining example of justice. Let us rely once more on the Cook County judicial system to right the wrongs done its citizenry. It is every citizen’s expectation and right to a fair and impartial justice system that supports and promotes the laws of our land; not one that supports cronyism and corruption. Kenneth Ditkowsky and Joanne Denison are honest and trustworthy champions, fighting for the plights of honest citizens, both uncovering and shining a harsh light on corruption in our court systems. These are people the IARDC should be celebrating, not crippling. Please consider dismissing the proceedings against Ditkowsky / Denison and in the process winning back the confidence of American citizens, instead of stoking the fires of their ire.

Our first amendment rights are not negotiable. Help us champion the cause of ridding our courts of corruption instead of emboldening the corrupted with such acts.

Respectfully,

Anthony Santiny
United States Citizen

Just so Presiding Judge Timothy Evans thinks he is not alone in amputating first amendment rights, leaving the courts filled with litigating parapalegics…from Iowa

http://carrollspaper.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=15762

While it’s hard to image a judge telling court watchers and observers they “can’t take notes”, this judge takes it to a whole other level by telling the gallery “don’t take notes” because you “might influence jurors”!!!!  What?

Why doesn’t he then tell jurors where to look, when to smile or frown, when they can move, how to sit and not move, and finally, he can work on how to breathe!

Judge Evans, you got some company on this one.  Pretty strange company, but yeah, go for it.

It still offends the primary function of a free and democratic society, and that is to have as much press and blogging in court as possible, to not require litigants to have to hire court reporters at $150 per sitting fee and $4 per page.

What about this does he not get?

cc:  Via fax, Judge Timothy Evans.

According to the ARDC, has Corruption now left the building?

Not so, grasshoppers:

from Larry Chambers today, a more information on how we have a ton of clean up work to do, so let’s get going:

From: Law Office Assistant [mailto:Larry.Chambers@ditkowskylawoffice.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:14 AM
To: ‘JoAnne M Denison’
Subject: RE: report on corruption in cook county
Couldn’t find female quotes but…
12/14/2008 NBC news online article
Corruption, graft entrenched in Illinois politics
….
“It seems to me that corruption in Illinois is incorrigible,” said Ron Safer, former head of the criminal division at the U.S. attorney’s office and now in private practice. “Why does someone who has achieved the public acclaim and success that results in them attaining public office risk losing everything for money? It is impossible for me to understand.”
…..
Jay Stewart, head of the Better Government Association, believes efforts to downplay corruption are wrongheaded.
“I don’t look at convictions in our state and argue there are just a few bad apples,” he said. “The public believes there’s a problem and it’s a systemic problem. But they feel powerless and unable to change it. … I think people view it as blood sport … and they throw up their hands and say it’s just entertainment.”
Jay Stewart is now head of Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation.  Seems IARDC missed the opportunity to sanction him before his promotion.
Larry G. Chambers
Assistant Office Manager
847 600-3421

Another post the ARDC says a lawyer can’t make

I think I’ve decided to use the word katymous instead of corruption.  Maybe that will make the ARDC feel better.

And now for an article on how two judges have been charged with possession of recreational pharmaceuticals, and unfortunately, one passed over.

http://news.yahoo.com/illinois-judge-resigns-charges-possessing-heroin-005948500.html

My prayers go out to their families and the court system that they were employed within

Like the “war on drugs”, the battle against talking about corruption in IL courts was lost before it began

One of the interesting things about my case, is the ARDC alleges that this blog “brings the court system and ‘judicial officials’ into disrepute”.  I can’t believe they have ever not Googled corruption and the Illinois courts.

From Larry Chambers:  THANKS LARRY

Limiting to the exact phrase “Cook County Corruption” I was only able to get 81,500 results in .27 seconds.  Here are the ten listed at the top.

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fnews%2Fcook-county-corruption&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNG2L23moFiiz37q0jLhGXjaPdfCsw&sig2=EKsOTT5abw4F_dL4qdHG2g&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2010%2F02%2F18%2Fcook-county-corruption-re_n_467536.html&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNFu7ojw8czYbkz-wKoWlZJv3qBfSw&sig2=TLuHKOO87rZH0Zo0g58EcQ&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CEMQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcookcountyjudges.wordpress.com%2Ftag%2Fcook-county-corruption%2F&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNFqVt3WtbjmF7Wxiz7g2BXp4MYFNA&sig2=2xhGM5i68SGOCrz1Qrz0vw&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CEoQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fillinoiscorruption.blogspot.com%2F2011%2F12%2Fcook-county-courts-total-lawlessness.html&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNFY0Zy-5yLWS4d2N8CQsDYdDKaWyg&sig2=gJXM217atGvSNxHEiYS5Yg&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&ved=0CFIQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uic.edu%2Fdepts%2Fpols%2FChicagoPolitics%2FAnti-corruptionReportNumber3.pdf&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNEuHYGDO1dN3U9yNxiz0hJFepUSag&sig2=SOlcjxsnzh0bJu7Y3bfKoA&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&ved=0CFwQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.suntimes.com%2Fbacktalk%2F2012%2F05%2Fcook_countys_legacy_of_corrupt.html&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNHcwKYMYllQLLDDDjGB1vwshZjRVg&sig2=hPmI-2N5or43m2BB-jpSlA&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&ved=0CGQQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Forlandpark.patch.com%2Ftopics%2FCook%2BCounty%2BCorruption&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNHxKkKju8oXv8f58lDw3HWbjudoow&sig2=H1cSEJc92tgLS6VsFCOKfQ&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&ved=0CGsQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dnainfo.com%2Fchicago%2Ftags%2Fcook-county-corruption&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNFRem47Rsu4nCkL_Hc-HD90QHbEHA&sig2=khdh57fJMw-Amkr09Gh7sQ&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&ved=0CHIQFjAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmchenrycountyblog.com%2F2012%2F07%2F18%2Fmore-cook-county-political-corruption-bribe-taking-for-assessment-cuts-arrests%2F&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNE5Fyq5FY1X5AEfAZ3jkZeZg09ejg&sig2=yPQMFPkXlThO_uOG4nETzw&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&ved=0CHoQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fswordattheready.wordpress.com%2Ftag%2Fcook-county-corruption%2F&ei=H_ylUYPUDoTc9QT2woGoBQ&usg=AFQjCNHhGwBJ5qGnWvu4Q6BaxP5XXPsxmA&sig2=mC4cUswmDSUqTrSKlrDDug&bvm=bv.47008514,d.eWU

 

 

 

 

Larry G. Chambers

Assistant Office Manager

847 600-3421

Another shot across the bow from KDD

Another Motion to Dismiss, but this time for lack of jurisdiction.  KDD submits that the ARDC was granted  no authority to regulate the private lives of citizens.  In my case, all I do is blog.  It is a private blog, but transparent. All KDD did was attempt to investigate a case which perhaps was operating without jurisdiction (now we have the Record on Appeal–KDD and I were right) and prior statements made by miscreants turn out to be false.

See his pleading here:

Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction.

Tomorrow KDD is forwarding the file to me to make a form out of it so that any lawyer can use it to Dismiss  a Complaint that has been filed for Private Free Speech Activities.

We lawyers have to get organized and assert our first amendment rights, otherwise they will be taken away assuredly by bureaucratic civil servants in retirement assured state jobs.

What’s interesting is that for all the money lawyers pay to go to law school ($100,000+), they seem to be a bunch of wimps and weenies that are not ready to defend our nation and it’s freedoms and consitutional rights.

 

I happen to be a pacivist and believe that the pen is mightier than the sword.  But when First Amendment rights are taken away, I do belive the populace will devolve into anarchy and violence.

Right now, the near west side of Chicago and the near south side have done that.  They have a statistical violence rate that far exceeds any regional “mideast conflcits” that we have seen in since 2001.  I bet our violence and murder rate in Chicago rivals Is-Pal, and I wonder if these areas see themselves as better or worse than the more oppressed areas of Is-Pal.  I would like to see an exchange on that subject, but I digress.

Anarchy is anarchy which leads to severe violence.  The pen must be mightier than the sword to avoid this state.  As a group, lawyers must hang tight and say enough to an oppression of civil liberties.

for a great report on corruption in Cook County done by the University of Illinois, see

http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/ChicagoPolitics/Anti-corruptionReportNumber3.pdf

And I am still looking for representation for this case so I don’t have to provide a monolog to the Tribunal, but I can do it.

Anyone interested in representing me as a lawyer please volunteer now.  The position will be paid as funds become available to me.

Thanks

JoAnne