One of the things which you all know is going on is my Petition (via KKD) to the Supreme Court of Illinois asking for a supervisory order that lawyers can freely blog about corruption in the Illinois court system without interference from the ARDC which somehow finds the subject embarrassing, denigrating, that it brings “disrepute” onto the judges, lawyers and court system that engage in it with impunity. They are permanently on the “free parking” monopoly space of the Daley center monopoly game.
All the while, the probate blogs have gone mad for years reporting story after story of corruption, theft, embezzlement, uninventoried assets–even murder and all the while looking the other way,
The chasm between the two worlds has to be the width of the average black hole in space. The length of the Milky Way, half way to infinity. But I digress into engineering, my first love.
I grew up believing in first amendment rights. My mother regularly wrote the newspapers regarding any injustices she found in the world and supported them with historical information. She taught me from a very young age that slavery was wrong, equal rights for women and persons of color was right and correct, and there were many, many injustices to fight in a world of corruption and negativity. Of course, we lived in Chicago–a regular hotbed of injustices to fight. She was very busy, either reading or writing. Getting published in the editorial section of the SunTimes was a highlight of her day.
And then along came Greylord and the issues in our Illinois courts were far from over.
And when I first walked into a juvenile court in Illinois and onto the 18th floor of the Daley center, I have to admit, I was quite shocked by the fact that a juvenile client I was representing was told I could not represent her because juvenile attys came “from a list.” I provided them with US Supreme court caselaw on that and got an apology. Then, in probate I found my first transcript either “had disappeared”, then it “was lost”, then it was “stolen”. I asked the court reporter for the police report and all I got was silence. I talked to the supervisor and he told me that was impossible, because they were kept safely under lock and key so that could not happen. So I asked him for this transcript. A few days later I got an apology, but he would not be getting back to me for some time soon–and it was already 3 months after the hearing date! I never did get that transcript. After a call and fax to the state’s attorney and US attorney, suddenly the case went away. Just showed up in court one day and the judge told me she had reconsidered and all was fine. Imagine that.
So, maybe I’m suspicious. Atty Ditkowsky has respectfully asked the ARDC for his transcript after his infamous hearing in which I was not only dismissed from the proceeding (I believe it was a set up by Atty Stern and for blogging) and KDD assures me that at numerous times he “wrapped himself in flag” (metaphorically speaking), and provided an eloquent speech on how first amendment rights were assured the public, and even lawyers, and especially lawyers asking for an investigation where families had reported open and obvious court corruption or a wide divergence from rules of law, statues and procedure.
He assures me that he was asked the incredulous question “are you repentant for repeatedly calling for an investigation from the authorities?” He assures me he answered “certainly not.”
As an US citizen, I want to see that transcript. I want to publish and frame that answer.
I was once asked if I was repentant about this blog and would I stop (by a reporter). I replied “certainly not, and I will not stop the blog or be shut up until I stop hearing (verifiable) stories of corruption in the (Illinois) court system.” This quote (although she got it backwards at first), has been published perhaps a 100 or more times around the internet.
Just recently I asked Attys Jessica Haspel and Sharon Opryszek at the ARDC for the transcript from KDD’s September 2012 hearing.
But they did manage to get the transcript of the disqualification of my attorney and confidant and dear friend Atty Kenneth Ditkowsky to the Supreme Court of Illinois tout d’suite! I believe it was 2 or 3 weeks.
How is it that some transcripts appear right away whereas others (this one from Sept of 2012) the ARDC won’t reply and doesn’t even have a speck on the horizon 6 months later?
Isn’t the ARDC embarrassed by all of this? I mean, a continuing theme on the blog is that you have to bring your own court reporter to a probate proceeding because you can’t trust the official court reporters on the 9th floor of the Daley Center who lose, alter, destroy, disappear, claim the transcript ended at X, when you know a few minutes later Y is chock full of all sorts of stuff the court shouldn’t have done– or whatever it is they do with transcripts. (And if the ARDC doubts me on this, I have my own story and about half a dozen more regarding this. Oh, I know I will post all the declarations and affidavits on my blog so they can prepare yet another complaint about this alleging, once again, that I lied, and they didn’t, and they can’t be bothered to read all the affidavits and declarations on this blog). I get that. It’s embarrassing and inexplicable.
So here’s another greasy mud ball at the ARDC. If you guys can manage to get the transcript of Ken’s (bogus) disqualification in my ARDC case sent off to the ARDC promptly and within 2 or 3 weeks, then just where is Ken’s transcript 6 months later.
He asked you for it. I asked you for it for my case. I know Ken is an eloquent speaker on human rights, civil rights, property rights, preventing the loss of these via a corrupt court system (oops! said that again).
So, the transcripts the ARDC wants get out right away (and I have to tell you and I will publish it), I don’t think this one helps their case, I do believe they have sniffed a few too many meth lab fumes or whatever they do just before they ordered and sent that one to SCOI, but the ones Ken and I want are long, long delayed.
Well, were they lost, destroyed, stolen without a police report, did you ask the court reporter to stop recording as soon as Ken spoke or what?
You guys can do this. Explain away. I’ve heard them all from the 9th floor. Many probate victims have reported even more colorful tales from the 9th floor. I would LOVE to hear the excuse. I bet Ken’s transcript was lost, stolen, the dog ate it, the cat peed on it, the court reporter got drunk and passed out, — I don’t know. What new excuse can they come up with?
The citizens of Illinois are waiting for this one.
And sorry about the blog. It’s one of those annoying things about the First Amendment. People just tend to publish all the stuff you just don’t want to hear, and especially when you ordered a copier with CYA, office space with CYA, a rug with CYA, a new filing system with CYA, and still, the darned stuff leaks out when people, esp. lawyers start asking questions.
And you know you want to get a gag order. You want to silence us. You want us to put our tail between our legs and creep away.
John Wyman called me today and read to me a blog comment where a lawyer said “good for you, I would do that, but I want to keep my (good paying job).
Well, I got some news for that lawyer. Go take out a loan and buy a back bone. Go get some cajones or ova or whatever it is that will get you to the side of justice and honesty.
Again, for the attorneys at the ARDC, Atty Larkin, Atty Smart and Atty Ospryszek: DO THE RIGHT THING AND DISMISS THE COMPLAINTS AGAINST MYSELF AND KEN.
For Attorneys Stern and Farenga, DO THE RIGHT THING AND NONSUIT/DISMISS the Sykes Probate!
For Atty Sharon Rudy and Kim Timmerwilke McKenzie, DO THE RIGHT THING AND DISMISS/NONSUIT the Wyman Case!
There is no ultimate glory, laud or honor prosecuting and persecuting honest and ethical attorneys such as KDD and myself.
Quit your jobs. Come work for and with me as we clean up the courts in Probate and Illinois. I may be broke, I might not have food, heat or whatever, but I do what is right. I listen to the probate victims and I promise to help them without money up front and everything based upon faith and good intentions.