Sunday, June 30, 2013

13-06-30 Nobel prize winner Corrigan-Maguire nominates Manning for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Only problem is that the prize is by now a disgrace, after having Obama, and then NATO win it (in succession?)... jz

Bradley Manning Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize
By Mairead Corrigan-Maguire
As a peace prize winner myself, I am nominating Manning for this honor for his work to help end the Iraq War and other conflicts.

13-06-30 Where left-right-and-center converge: It is debatable who is/was worse, Bush II, or Obama?

It took so long for people to figure it out: The two-party system is a charade. There is only the inside-the-beltway party. In control. Right now it is most likely headed by Robert Mueller III. And the pending succession in such regimes is not always smooth and orderly. The power center may move to another office, e.g., DHS, DOJ Office of US Attorneys, etc... Instability of the empire may result from any major blunder in the succession, inflicting harm worldwide. From the left, Michael Collins.

The unrelenting warrior Obama tends to Wall Street while the people struggle amidst a flat economy and a polluted landscape. He's reminding us of Bush.


And this one is even better... :) jz

Republicans and Democrats can't agree on anything -- and they like it that way. But now they agree that Edward Snowden's a traitor? Something's fishy.

13-06-30 Germans fume - NSA spied on EU institutions both in the US and Europe

In 2010 I was travelling in Europe and meeting Human Rights organizations, discussing the situation that evolved in the US over the past decade or two.  The response was almost total disbelief.  The US benefits from residual good reputation from 1945...  but that good reputation is quickly eroding.  jz

Deutsche Welle (German state broadcaster)
"DW represents Germany in the international media landscape. Germany’s international broadcaster conveys the country as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law."
Ein Eurokrat geht am 15.10.2003 auf das Justus-Lipsius-Gebäude in Brüssel zu, in dem der Europarat untergebracht ist. 

Report: NSA spied on EU institutions

According to a report in the German news magazine Der Spiegel, the US National Security Agency bugged institutions of the European Union. The magazine cited documents provided by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
The documents, marked "top secret" and dated September 2010, specifically name the EU as a "target" for surveillance. The NSA appears to have had access to telephone calls, computer documents and emails.
Part of the surveillance included monitoring the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels (pictured above) where the European Council is housed. 

13-06-30 More on prosecution of a California man, for sidewalk chalk messages against Bank of America

One must wonder, would this prosecution have taken place, had the chalk messages been against others than Bank of America.  (e.g,, against President Obama).

And on such, Voltaire said:
If you wish to know, who your true dictator is, find out who you are not permitted to criticize.

Additional reporting from Fox news:
40-year-old Jeff Rogers has been charged with 13 counts of vandalism for writing the series of protest slogans between February and August 2012 on sidewalks in front of Bank of America branches in San Diego. He is standing trial this week.
10 News reports Judge Howard Shore has barred Olson from invoking freedom of speech as a defense in the case.

On Thursday, Darrell Freeman, Vice President of Corporate Security for Bank of America told the jury he believed Bank of America's reputation has suffered because of the messages, 10 News reports. Olson has claimed Freeman pressured the city attorney to bring the case to trial.

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13-06-30 More on US military censorship of news on Snowden and NSA

As it now turns out, it is much more than the Guardian...  Looks like a concerted effort to keep soldiers uninformed on who they serve and for what purpose.  But most importantly, protect them against any news of a free thinking man who defies authority for a good cause. jz

DoD Blocks Millions of Computers From Viewing Alternative News

Eric Blair
Activist Post

After the initial surge of web traffic to alternative news websites following The Guardian breaking the NSA spying story, traffic has slowed considerably despite the continued interest in the NSA story as well as other alternative headlines.

This dramatic drop in traffic may be due to broad censorship by the Department of Defense on "millions of computers".

What began as a rumor that the military brass was ordering soldiers not to view news about the whistleblower revelations that the NSA is spying on all Americans has swelled into a confirmed military-wide censorship campaign using a high-tech computer filtering system.

The US News and World Report is reporting that the DoD is blocking access to all articles related to the NSA scandal from all DoD computers. The filter reportedly effects millions of computers and potentially thousands of alternative news and civil liberties websites.

According to U.S. News:
The Department of Defense is blocking online access to news reports about classified National Security Agency documents made public by Edward Snowden. The blackout affects all of the department's computers and is part of a department-wide directive.
"Any website that runs information that the Department of Defense still considers classified" is affected, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart told U.S. News in a phone interview. 
According to Pickart, news websites that re-report information first published by The Guardian or other primary sources are also affected
"If that particular website runs an article that our filters determine has classified information... the particular content on that website will remain inaccessible," he said.
Pickart said the blackout affects "millions" of computers on "all Department of Defense networks and systems."
This is perhaps one of the most shocking displays of blatant censorship in the history of the United States. The idea that classified information should still be treated as "off limits" to regular military personnel after its broad release to the public makes no sense.

Unless, of course, they don't want soldiers learning the truth about what their government is doing for fear that they may recognize who the true enemies of the Constitution are.

Or this may simply be a beta test of the government's technical capability to filter Internet traffic away from certain news stories and the websites that carry them.
In either case, this should be a HUGE story in itself.  Draconian Internet censorship has finally arrived in a big way. 


Saturday, June 29, 2013

13-06-29 US military banning the Guardian newspaper, which published Sonwden

Getting closer and closer to Soviet standards... jz

Glenn [Greenwald] discussed how the US military's banning of access to the Guardian, the paper he publishes with, at all military bases, was better than receiving a Pulitzer or any other journalism award. He cited David Halberstam, saying, "David Halberstam viewed the measure of good journalism by how much you anger the people in power."


13-06-29 Bush II can't travel for fear for being arrested on war crimes, Obama may join the predicament soon...

It takes some time to sink in...  Former President of the United States, cannot travel for fear of being arrested on war crimes...  jz

Arrest Barack Obama
War Criminals Not Safe Anywhere
"We'll get Bush in the US" the world's top war crimes prosecutor tells The Truthseeker after Dubya's deputies warn him against travel, lawyers file for Obama's arrest tomorrow when he hits South Africa.

Friday, June 28, 2013

13-06-27 California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

Beyond the absurd news, one should notice that as is increasingly the case, we hear it from Russia Today... jz

California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

Published time: June 26, 2013 04:07
Edited time: June 27, 2013 08:59
Reuters / Fred Prouser
Reuters / Fred Prouser
Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial.
According to the San Diego Reader, which reported on Tuesday that a judge had opted to prevent Olson’s attorney from "mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial,” Olson must now stand trial for on 13 counts of vandalism. 
In addition to possibly spending years in jail, Olson will also be held liable for fines of up to $13,000 over the anti-big-bank slogans that were left using washable children's chalk on a sidewalk outside of three San Diego, California branches of Bank of America, the massive conglomerate that received $45 billion in interest-free loans from the US government in 2008-2009 in a bid to keep it solvent after bad bets went south. 
The Reader reports that Olson’s hearing had gone as poorly as his attorney might have expected, with Judge Howard Shore, who is presiding over the case, granting Deputy City Attorney Paige Hazard's motion to prohibit attorney Tom Tosdal from mentioning the United States' fundamental First Amendment rights. 
"The State's Vandalism Statute does not mention First Amendment rights," ruled Judge Shore on Tuesday.
Upon exiting the courtroom Olson seemed to be in disbelief. 
"Oh my gosh," he said. "I can't believe this is happening." 
Tosdal, who exited the courtroom shortly after his client, seemed equally bewildered. 
"I've never heard that before, that a court can prohibit an argument of First Amendment rights," said Tosdal. 
Olson, who worked as a former staffer for a US Senator from Washington state, was said to involve himself in political activism in tandem with the growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement. 
On October 3, 2011, Olson first appeared outside of a Bank of America branch in San Diego, along with a homemade sign. Eight days later Olson and his partner, Stephen Daniels, during preparations for National Bank Transfer Day, the two were confronted by Darell Freeman, the Vice President of Bank of America’s Global Corporate Security. 
A former police officer, Freeman accused Olson and Daniels of “running a business outside of the bank,” evidently in reference to the National Bank Transfer Day activities, which was a consumer activism initiative that sought to promote Americans to switch from commercial banks, like Bank of America, to not-for-profit credit unions. 
At the time, Bank of America’s debit card fees were among one of the triggers that led Occupy Wall Street members to promote the transfer day. 
"It was just an empty threat," says Olson of Freeman’s accusations. "He was trying to scare me away. To be honest, it did at first. I even called my bank and they said he couldn't do anything like that." 
Olson continued to protest outside of Bank of America. In February 2012, he came across a box of chalk at a local pharmacy and decided to begin leaving his mark with written statements. 
"I thought it was a perfect way to get my message out there. Much better than handing out leaflets or holding a sign," says Olson. 
Over the course of the next six months Olson visited the Bank of America branch a few days per week, leaving behind scribbled slogans such as "Stop big banks" and "Stop Bank" 
According to Olson, who spoke with local broadcaster KGTV, one Bank of America branch claimed it had cost $6,000 to clean up the chalk writing. 
Public records obtained by the Reader show that Freeman continued to pressure members of San Diego’s Gang Unit on behalf of Bank of America until the matter was forwarded to the City Attorney’s office. 
On April 15, Deputy City Attorney Paige Hazard contacted Freeman with a response on his persistent queries. 
"I wanted to let you know that we will be filing 13 counts of vandalism as a result of the incidents you reported," said Hazard. 
Arguments for Olson’s case are set to be heard Wednesday morning, following jury selection. 

13-06-27 FBI Knew of Plot to Execute Occupy Activists but Did Nothing

Omnipotent Robert Mueller III; Occuy

By Dave Lindorff

Houston FBI office document found in FOIA search by PCJF ( by ThisCantBeHappening!)
Would you be shocked to learn that the FBI apparently knew that some organization, perhaps even a law enforcement agency or private security outfit, had contingency plans to assassinate peaceful protestors in a major American city -- and did nothing to intervene?
Would you be surprised to learn that this intelligence comes not from a shadowy whistle-blower but from the FBI itself -- specifically, from a document obtained from Houston FBI office last December, as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Washington, DC-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund?
To repeat: this comes from the FBI itself. The question, then, is: What did the FBI do about it?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

13-06-27 New Obama fraud evidence...

It was suspected all along that Obama used his multiple Social Security numbers to claim a foreign student status when he found that expedient, and to claim US citizenship at other times.  That was also suspected all along to be the reason that he carefully sealed all his college records.  The news below is that now there is solid evidence of that.  jz
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Whistleblower says Obama received financial aid as foreign student

Concerned about fraud being committed and Obama, being a citizen of Indonesia, was never eligible to be president of the United States
orly taitz
SANTA ANA, Calif. – While Attorney Orly Taitz was participating in a rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on June 19, a whistleblower from Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in Albany, N.Y. approached her to say she personally reviewed the microfilm of President Barack Obama’s financial aid and it reveals he received financial aid as a foreign student and a citizen of Indonesia. 

Taitz was provided the woman’s name, work and personal e-mail address, home and cell phone numbers and independently verified the whistleblower’s employment. 

Further, Taitz learned that when Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University, his financial aid would indeed be handled by HESC in Albany. 

The whistleblower also advised Taitz that HESC’s policy is to retain microfilm of records in the company’s safe and said several HESC employees made copies of the microfilm in the event management decides to destroy the evidence. 

According to Taitz, the whistleblower came forward because she is concerned about fraud being committed and Obama, being a citizen of Indonesia, was never eligible to be president of the United States. 

The information was submitted by Taitz to Division Three of the Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal in California, noting the new information is of important and urgent public concern and weighs in favor of granting her appeal in the case of Taitz v. Obama, Feinstein, Emken (G047746). 

Because of fear of retaliation by Obama and the Obama administration, Taitz asked the court to allow the whistleblower to be able to submit identification information under seal and any testimony to be done in camera (in private).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

13-06-26 NSA threat? Patrick Leahy to the rescue...

Patrick Leahy is a joke.  After who knows how many years as Chair of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, he called in 2009 for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the US DOJ.  
Such commissions are typically established after toppling a dictatorship.  As one who colluded with the offending regime, Leahy should have resigned.  Instead, he  stayed on as Chair of the Judiciary Committee and totally forgot about the need for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the US DOJ...   
Not exactly the right person to protect us against NSA....  
I for one expect more effective help from Ecuador than Leahy and the US Congress in this matter...
* In a speech in Georgetown University, Senator Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" on the US Department of Justice.Transcript of Senator Leahy speech (2009)

By Alex Kane, AlterNet
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced a bill that would place restrictions on the NSA’s ability to collect intelligence on Americans. 

13-06-26 Snowden's request for asylum in Ecuador and the fight for truth


June 24, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "NY Times" -- Speaking at a news conference in Vietnam on Monday, Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño, said that his government was considering a written request for asylum from Edward J. Snowden, the former national security contractor accused of espionage by the United States.
In remarks the foreign ministry streamed live from Hanoi, Mr. Patiño suggested that Mr. Snowden “is being persecuted” for revealing the vast scale of the National Security Agency’s surveillance of electronic communications worldwide. “The word treason has been batted around in recent days,” Mr. Patiño said, “we need to ask who has betrayed who?”
Here, based on a simultaneous translation from Spanish to English broadcast by the BBC, are excerpts from the letter Mr. Snowden sent to President Rafael Correa, as read aloud by Mr. Patiño:
I, Edward Snowden, citizen of the United States of America, am writing to request asylum in the Republic of Ecuador because of the risk of being persecuted by the government of the United States and its agents in relation to my decision to make public serious violations on the part of the government of the United States of its Constitution, specifically of its Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and of various treaties of the United Nations that are binding on my country.
As a result of my political opinions, and my desire to exercise my freedom of speech, through which I’ve shown that the government of the United States is intercepting the majority of communications in the world, the government of the United States has publicly announced a criminal investigation against me. Also, prominent members of Congress and others in the media have accused me of being a traitor and have called for me to be jailed or executed as a result of having communicated this information to the public.
Some of the charges that have been presented against me by the Justice Department of the United States are connected to the 1917 Espionage Act, one of which includes life in prison among the possible sentences.


Monday, June 24, 2013

13-06-25 Bet Tzedek Gala production! (June 29, 2013) SANDOR SAMUELS as the Scarlet Letter of the Los Angeles Jewish Community

The charade goes on - SANDOR SAMUELS, one of the key figures in criminality that underlies the financial crisis, appears as the “President and CEO” of BET TZEDEK (“The House of Justice”), an affiliate of the LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION. The evidence shows him engaging in racketeering even in his capacity of President of BET TZEDEK, but both BET TZEDEK and the LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION refuse to address the matter.  ADL – of "justice and fair treatment for all" – remains mum, when it comes to one of the best documented Jewish rackets.  There is no way of telling how many lives have been ruined for the greed of SANDOR SAMUELS, DAVID PASTERNAK and TERRY FRIEDMAN.
DAVID PASTERNAK (former President), SANDOR SAMUELS (President/CEO), TERRY FRIEDMAN (former Executive Director) – Jewish racketeers of BET TZEDEK (the "House of Justice"), an affiliate of the LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION                                       

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View video:      Streamlining Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud, or How Sandor Samuels became Mr Jewish Justice...
Occupy Tel Aviv Encampment, June 25  – The charade goes on - SANDOR SAMUELS, one of the key figures in the criminality that underlies the financial crisis, appears as the “President and CEO” of BET TZEDEK (“The House of Justice”), an affiliate of the LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION.

SAMUELS and BET TZEDEK are bound to be remembered as the Scarlet Letter of the Los Angeles Jewish Community.

  • Starting at least in the early 2000s - key figure in establishing corrupt organization practices in Countrywide, with an unprecedented fraud on the US tax payer, on shareholders, and on homeowners nationwide;
  • Starting in the early 2000s – key figure in corruption of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles and the US District Court, Central District of California;
  • Starting March 2007 – central figure in conduct amounting to racketeering in the Los Angeles Superior Court, on the grounds of BET TZEDEK, as President of BET TZEDEK; [i]
  • In January 2008 – directly responsible for the collapse of COUNTRYWIDE, following the publication of news of fraud through the filing of “Recreated Letters” as evidence in the US Bankruptcy Court in PA by COUNTRYWIDE’s attorneys. [ii]
  • In March 2008 – directly responsible for the fraud in the US District Court, TX by attorneys for COUNTRYWIDE, and theMemorandum Opinion by the Hon Judge Jeff Bohm, which reads as a catalog of fraud methods by COUNTRYWIDE in courts throughout the United States. [iii]
  • Starting July 2008 – directly responsible for establishing the same conduct in BANK OF AMERICA. [iv]
  • 2010 – key figure in Human Rights Alert’s report, which was incorporated into the United Nations Human Rights Council Staff Report, with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California”. [v]
Complaints, alleging racketeering by SANDOR SAMUELS, DAVID PASTERNAK and their accomplices have been repeatedly filed in courts. [x]

The LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION and BET TZEDEK have been repeatedly requested, since 2007, to initiate corrective actions. [vi] Both have consistently refused to respond.

In the meanwhile, SANDOR SAMUELS continues to serve on the boards of other Los Angeles Jewish institutions as well:
The synergistic corruption of the US justice system and US financial institutions is at the heart of the current crisis. [vii]  And SANDOR SAMUELS, one of the key architects of the corruption, is now re-invented by the LOS ANGELES JEWISH COMMUNITY, as Mr Jewish Justice. 

Releases, pertaining to corruption in BET TZEDEK and the LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION were copied to the ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL), to BET TZEDEK, and the LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION with requests for comments.  No comments have been returned so far. [viii]

[i] 10-06-11 Call for Accountability by the Jewish Community for Rampant Fraud at Los Angeles Superior Court
10-10-05 The Los Angeles Jewish legal community again asked to assume accountability for conduct of Bet Tzedek “The House of Justice”
10-10-11 Holly Fujie and Bet Tzedek the Los Angeles Jewish Legal Community Again Asked to Assume Accountability for Conduct of Bet Tzedek The House of Justice
11-03-17 No shame left in the Los Angeles Jewish Community; Countrywide’s Sandor Samuels is again President of Bet Tzedek - “The House of Justice”
11-06-06 PRESS RELEASE: Bet Tzedek – the Los Angeles “House of Justice” - a Jewish Justice Celebration!
[ii] 08-01-08 Case of Borrower Hills (01-22574) - in the US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. Countrywide's Three "Recreated Letters" and a Transcript 
[iii] 08-03-05 Case of Borrower William Parsley (05-90374), Dkt #248: Judge Jeff Bohm's Memorandum Opinion, rebuking Countrywide's litigation practices, Countrywide's false outside counsel scheme - appearances by counsel who are not Counsel of Record, with "no communications with clients" clause:
[iv] 10-05-05 Countrywide, Bank of America [NYSE;BAC], and its President Brian Moynihan Compilation of Records Evidence of Racketeering
10-05-05 Chairs of US Congress Committees of the Judiciary and Banking Are Requested to Join Senator Feinstein's Inquiries on Comptroller of the Currency
10-07-06 Complaint Filed with US Attorney Office Los Angeles Against Moynihan Bank of America [NYSE:BAC] Bryan Cave LLP Alleging Racketeering
10-07-06 Complaint Filed with US Attorney Office, Los Angeles, Against Brian Moynihan, Bank of America [NYSE:BAC], Bryan Cave LLP, Alleging Racketeering and Large Scale Financial Institution Fraud
[v] 10-04-19 Human Rights Alert (NG0) submission to the  United Nations Human Rights Council  for the 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States as incorporated into the UPR staff report, with a note referring to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination  by law enforcement in California".
[vi] See [i], above.
[vii] 11-08-08 PRESS RELEASE: Fraud and Corruption in the US Courts are Tightly Linked to Failing Banking Regulation and the Global Economic Crisis – presentation in the 16th World Criminology Congress, Japan
[viii] 11-05-05 PRESS RELEASE: Anti Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman is asked to opine on allegations of Public Corruption, Racketeering in the Los Angeles Jewish/Legal Community
[ix] 11-07-04 Joseph Zernik,PhD, Biographical Sketch
[x] 12-05-02 Dydzak v. Dunn et al (30-2012-00558031) in the California Superior Court, County of Orange - First Amended Complaint
Joseph Zernik, PhD 
Human Rights Alert (NGO)
The 2010 submission of Human Rights Alert to the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations was incorporated in the official HRC Professional Staff Report with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California.” 
WHAT DID THE EXPERT SAY ABOUT THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CRISIS?*  "I think it's difficult to find a fraud of this size on the U.S. court system in U.S. history," said Raymond Brescia, a visiting professor at Yale Law School who has written articles analyzing the role of courts in the financial crisis. "I can't think of one where you have literally tens of thousands of fraudulent documents filed in tens of thousands of cases." Reuters (Jan 22, 2012)
Foreclosure fraud: The homeowner nightmares continueCNN (April 7, 2011)
About 3 million homes have been repossessed since the housing boom ended in 2006… That number could balloon to about 6 million by 2013 Bloomberg (January 2011)
"...a system in which only the little people have to obey the law, while the rich, and bankers especially, can cheat and defraud without consequences." Paul Krugman, MIT (2011)
"...judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit." Prof David Burcham, Dean, Loyola Law School, LA (2001)
"This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states... and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted."     Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Irvine Law School (2001)
"Innocent people remain in prison"
"...the LA Superior Court and the DA office, the two other parts of the justice system that the Blue Panel Report recommends must be investigated relative to the integrity of the system, have not produced any response that we know of..."LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006) /

"...corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California." United Nations Human Rights Council Staff Report (2010)

"On July 26, 2010, Laurence Tribe, Senior Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Access to Justice Initiative, delivered an important speech to the Conference of Chief Justices, challenging them to halt the disintegration of our state justice systems before they become indistinguishable from courts of third world nations."Prof Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School (2010), per National Defender Leadership Institute (2010)

"More than 100 law professors have signed on to a letter released today that proposes congressional hearings and legislation aimed at fashioning "mandatory and enforceable" ethics rules for Supreme Court justices for the first time. The effort, coordinated by the liberal Alliance for Justice, was triggered by "recent media reports," the letter said, apparently referring to stories of meetings and other potential conflicts of interest involving Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas among others."More than 100 law professors, as reported by the Blog of the Legal Times (February 2011)

"The American legal system has been corrupted almost beyond recognition..."
Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, Edith Jones, speaking before the Federalist Society of Harvard Law School (February 2003)
* In a speech in Georgetown University, Senator Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" on the US Department of Justice.Transcript of Senator Leahy speech (2009)