Our Morally Bankrupt Justices

I used to watch "Dragnet" as a kid, and grew up thinking our justice system to be absolutely beyond question. What on earth has happened to our country? We hear reports like the following almost daily, and they expose the morally bankrupt system that presides over our society. I don't know about you, but this makes me nauseous:

Two reports, just from today's news:

Story #1:
The chief judge in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Alex Kozinski, has been caught posting graphic, sexually explicit photos and videos on his website while he's presiding over an obscenity case in Los Angeles.

He said he thought the site was for his private storage and that he was not aware the images could be seen by the public. (Yeah, right! Even the dumbest among us would check that out first)

The paper reported images of nudity, genitalia, public sex, bestiality, and graphic images of things too raw to be further enumerated here.

A law professor who specializes in legal ethics, said the judge no longer should be on the case, as "the public can reasonably question his objectivity." The case in question involves a Los Angeles filmmaker accused of distributing criminally obscene sexual-fetish videos. (Maybe the judge will do a plea bargain, if the man will post his stuff on the judge's web site?)

Public access to the site has been blocked after reporters started asking questions.

June 11, 2008


Story #2
Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick has appointed lesbian activist Maureen Monks as associate justice of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court, ignoring a dissenting vote by the Massachusetts Governor's Council.

She needed to win 5 votes to be confirmed but only received a 4-4 vote denying confirmation. (Go figure.)

Activist Maureen Monks is co-chair of the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, and is an advocate for "gay" and women's rights.

Councilor Mary-Ellen Manning presented a statement explaining her objection to Monks' nomination, saying Monks did not disclose her history of "teaching same-sex marriage concepts to high school students" to the Governor's Council. Manning also said Monks's history shows she is prone to side with women over men and that her appointment would be in conflict with the public's perception of fair treatment. (I think the public has lost hope of "fair treatment.")

Gov. Patrick said he considers the 5-2 verbal vote to be an official count, though the Massachusetts Constitution requires that all official votes be recorded. (But of course! He has a reputation to uphold!)

Chelsea Schilling
June 12, 2008


Gayle said...

"(Maybe the judge will do a plea bargain, if the man will post his stuff on the judge's web site?)" LOL! Excellent, Paula!

Anyone who doesn't know a website is open to the public doesn't belong on the computer and neither should he be a judge, because more cases that involve the internet are popping up all the time. This judge needs to be arrested!

A lesbian activist as associate justice of Family Court! Okay... now I really have heard of everything, girlfriend. Insanity has taken over. Both of these articles are so beyond the pale of reason and sanity that Satan has to be rolling on the floor of hell in sheer glee.

P Maillet said...

Exactly, Gayle! Never in my wildest dreams would I have believed our country would descend so low. It's a real heart-breaker. Satan truly is having a field-day. But the game's not over yet, and we know his time is short!

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