Today we remember all the attorneys that lost their license by protecting your First Amendment rights and the disableds

MaryGSykes.com

Lawyers have taken an oath to uphold the constitutions of the US and their own state.  We don’t “take up arms” because we know that the only time there is a win for a democracy it is done in a legislature or in a courtroom, generally a Federal District Courtroom, and yet the small person has been banned for most suits in Federal District Court.

Something has to change. We spend $2 billion per day on the Pentagon, while our rights are being slowly eroded away in the US and State courtrooms.  I recall when the judges were very interested in justice and would brag about how they helped the common guy.  Now the judges to your face brag about how they next have a $50 million case up next before them and your damages are pennies, so please get out of the way.

What happened?  Well I think I…

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From Ken Ditkowsky–Time to be honest, Mr. Larkin of the ARDC

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To: “Dr. Sam Sugar” <ssugarmd@msn.com>, Kevin Pizzarello <kev_pizz@hotmail.com>
Cc: Cindy_Burke Kirk <cindy_burke@kirk.senate.gov>, This e-mail is a serious challenge to Larkin and his co-conspirators to either put up or give up their law licenses
Date: May 28, 2016 12:45 PM
To:  Jerome Larkin, individually and as Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission (IARDC) and the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary commission.
From:  Kenneth Ditkowsky
Date:  May 28, 2016
Subject:   Challenge to you to tell demonstrate that a public office is a public trust, and formal complaint concerning your ethically challenged and illegal conduct.
Cc:    All interested parties, Honorable L. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, Justice Department of the United States, Attorney JoAnne Denison, States Attorney of Cook County,
Dear Mr. Larkin, and the IARDC Commission,
With the pending scandals that are about to unfold in Washington concerning…

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Woman of the Year Brenda Powell of Dreamcatchers

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okay, I voted her that, but I know she helps other women who have been through the worst–and that is prostitution.  A crime that no one does anything about where in the US we have the most trafficked women, girls and boys.

I have had contact with trafficked women in Chicago, and believe me, no one helps. I faxed the FBI, the states attorneys (Madigan, Alvarez, etc.), the Chicago police department and no one responded.

For that, I am giving Brenda Powell my vote and this blog’s vote for Woman of the Year.

Keep on going, Brenda!

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33113238?SThisFB

My 25 years as a prostitute

Brenda Myers-Powell

Brenda Myers-Powell was just a child when she became a prostitute in…

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From the New Yorker, why Edward Snowden is a Hero of the US Constitution

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http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/why-edward-snowden-is-a-hero

Is Edward Snowden, the twenty-nine-year-old N.S.A. whistle-blower who was last said to be hiding in Hong Kong awaiting his fate, a hero or a traitor? He is a hero. (My colleague Jeffrey Toobin disagrees.) In revealing the colossal scale of the U.S. government’s eavesdropping on Americans and other people around the world, he has performed a great public service that more than outweighs any breach of trust he may have committed. Like Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department official who released the Pentagon Papers, and Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear technician who revealed the existence of Israel’s weapons program, before him, Snowden has brought to light important information that deserved to be in the public domain, while doing no lasting harm to the national security of his country.

Doubtless, many people inside the U.S. power structure—President Obama included—and some of its apologists in the media will see things differently…

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Justice Dept Lawyers ordered by Dist. Ct. Judge to take 5 years of ethics training

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From Roseanne Miller

http://nypost.com/2016/05/22/justice-department-lawyers-got-a-slap-they-deserved/

In a stinging slap at the Justice Department, a federal judge last week ordered practically all the lawyers in its main DC office to take ethics training for five years.

At that, they got off lightly: Judge Andrew Hanen said he would have disbarred the lawyers, who had deceived him, if he had the power.

Hanen was the judge who heard the request by 26 states to toss out President Obama’s 2014 executive order granting temporarily legal status to millions of immigrants who aren’t actually legal.

The case is now before the Supreme Court — which is the only reason Hanen didn’t issue a summary judgment against Obama and the lawyers who lied.

Federal rules of civil procedure require attorneys to neither mislead the courts, nor allow the courts to be misled. Hanen found that the Justice lawyers had done just that — in his court.

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Woman with brain damage exploited in Guardianship

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http://www.nextavenue.org/guardianship-u-s-protection-exploitation/

Guardianship in the U.S.: Protection or Exploitation?

More adults will be at risk of abuse as boomers enter ‘the danger age’


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(Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a three-part series on guardianship abuses appearing this week on Next Avenue.)

Ginger Franklin was just shy of her 50th birthday when she fell down the stairs of her Nashville-area townhouse in 2008. A marketing representative for Sam’s Club, she was taken to the hospital with a severe brain injury. Doctors weren’t sure if she would survive.

Since Franklin had not designated anyone to make decisions for her if she became incapacitated, and with no immediate family, her aunt was advised to petition the court for a guardian. The guardian, a lawyer appointed…

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Another liar–this OPG claims sainthood when he’s the devil in a sheep’s clothing

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http://www.ourmidland.com/news/wixson-advocates-for-residents-as-public-guardian/article_4a875747-fa66-539e-ae43-39f1e4e14686.html

For those of you out there that know probate, get ready, this article will make you want to vomit:

Steve Wixson isn’t a well known figure at the Midland County Services Building, but for those he represents, he plays a vital role in their lives.

As director of the Office of Public Guardian, Wixson aids a portion of the mentally ill population that need assistant with life.

“Steve is the advocate for these folks because they can’t advocate for themselves,” County Administrator/Controller Bridgette Gransden said. “He is very good at assisting people and situations and looking out for the ward, but also the county as an organization and the office of public guardian.”

The office of public guardian provides adult guardianship and conservatorship services for the mentally ill population in Midland County.

“We make all decisions for those people including medical and housing. We also manage their Social Security…

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