Category Archives: Judicial Issues

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Wants Less Gamesmanship by Lawyers


scotusSpeaking in soft but plain words, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., used his year-end report on Thursday night to urge lawyers who practice in federal courts to take steps to help improve the efficiency, and reduce the cost, of trying cases.  Roberts also added some strong encouragement for judges who preside over federal civil trials to take greater control of the management of cases, rather than leaving the process to the tactics of the competing lawyers.

To draw contrasts with the goals he was promoting, the Chief Justice brought … Continue Reading ››

Message Sent to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Committee


“Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rulemaking or legislation which would abrogate them.”

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion -MIRANDA V. ARIZONA 384 U.S. 436 (1966)

For too long, the Pennsylvania Rules Committees have been allowed to twist and pervert the procedures to obstruct citizens access to  hearings and jury trials.

The rules need to be reviewed by the legislature as to their constitutionality – greedy lawyers are concocting procedures purely to rip-off the public –especially pro se litigants.  I know of no pro se litigants that have … Continue Reading ››

Experts on Judicial Misconduct-Written 20 Years Ago But Still Unresolved


Judicial Misconduct and Discipline

Mr. Chairman, distinguished members of the subcommittee: My name is Roger Pilon. I am a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the director of Cato's Center for Constitutional Studies. I want to thank Chairman Hyde of the committee and Chairman Coble of the subcommittee for their invitations to me to testify on the important issue of "Judicial Misconduct and Discipline."

Is This the Biggest Fraud Ever on Americans? Judicial “Discretion” Abused to Repay Campaign Contributions


C-Lawyer-Morally Since the early 1970s, lawyers have gained complete independence from oversight.   Increasingly, the unregulated, unlimited ability of attorneys to charge their clients by the hour, for as many hours a week as possible, has impoverished thousands, if not millions of Americans.  There is simply no escape from the propensity of lawyers to complicate and prolong cases. This is an abomination in this country. The members of every bar association have used this to trap litigants in the court system until they extort as much of their assets as possible. … Continue Reading ››