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Satori Farm eviction update – bankruptcy court allows eviction to proceed – sanctions avoided

In a two-hour "hearing" this morning, Steven Conklin once again had his requests to be heard denied, and had U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary France lift the automatic stay of the eviction proceedings in light of the filing by Conklin that stayed the eviction that was scheduled for January 23, 2012.  Judge France also lifted any stay that was effected by the filing of Andy Ostrowski, and the lease he has with Conklin for Satori Farm, but recognized that the lease gave Ostrowski a possessory interest in the property for which separate state court proceedings would need to be initiated. The theme of the "hearing" was again, "where is the due process?"  Indeed, it was not a "hearing" at all, as that term is understood in a court of law, i.e., the orderly presentation of witness testimony and documentary evidence in accordance with the Rules of Evidence. Ostrowski strenuously asserted that this is all he was requesting, and was prepared to proceed at all times, and he resisted Judge France's and the attorney for Grenen Brisic's efforts to extract information without being sworn in as a witness, and allowed to present evidence and cross examine witnesses on his own.  This is requesting … Continue Reading ››

Steve Conklin plea for assistance – a true victim of corrupt courts in need of reform

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UPDATE: Satori Farm still open as bankruptcy filings stay eviction – thank you occupy movement

As Steve Conklin, his 84 year-old father, family, and around 50 friends from PCRLN and the occupy movement waited and worked in the cold rain and snow, saving whatever remnants of Satori Farm that could be loaded on trucks and put into storage that they could, word was received, about 2:10 p.m., that bankruptcy filings made this morning had automatically stayed the eviction.  No court has granted relief at this point - it is a stay as a matter of law, and is expected to be addressed promptly.  We expect that Conklin will be faced with eviction again soon. Regardless of the thrust of this article - the fact that the eviction was put off - it was a truly inspiring to participate in the effort where those in attendance were united only by their humanity and sense of fairness that lay beneath all the things we experience as Americans, indeed as world citizens.  Food was brought in, labor supplied, and the entire event was webcast live around the world, with viewers as far away as Sweden, France, and Denmark, and the support streamed in, and never let up among those in attendance.  After the stay was announced, one of the … Continue Reading ››

Mariani gets an “F” in Constitutional Law 101 – Steve Conklin and his 84 year-old father to be forcefully evicted by state and local officials who the U.S. Supreme Court defines as lawless

In our Constitutional Law 101 article, we referenced the very simple analysis by which United States District Judge Robert D. Mariani could only reach one conclusion, a conclusion that most of us were first introduced to by the third grade – that in America, property cannot be taken without due process of law, which means a fair and impartial hearing before a fair and impartial tribunal.  Steve Conklin had neither, not even an unfair hearing in a partial tribunal - he had none whatsoever, and his property is scheduled to be taken away, by force, Monday, January 23, 2012.  The Supreme Court of the United States in a case called Hovey v. Elliot, 167 U.S. 409 (1897) instructs that this will be a lawless act.  The new federal judge, and 30 year union attorney, is condoning and fomenting lawlessness by rogue state officials.  This is the only conclusion that can rationally be reached under the law. We talked in prior posts of the skepticism with which we viewed Mariani's eleventh hour grant of the second TRO on January 4, 2012, and the expressed skepticism was the most favorable spin we could put on the move, as there … Continue Reading ››

Conklin breathes skeptical sigh of relief as Mariani puts off eviction catastrophe by granting TRO for two more weeks

Once again, due to the prolific efforts of Steve Conklin, and his network of supporters, which is believed to include well over 100 American citizens reading this site, and the coverage of the Satori Farm saga on other sites as well, primarily through occupyharrisburg.org and judicial-corruption.net, who wrote and called Judge Mariani to ask him to stop the paramilitary eviction of Steve and his family, which has again been put off by a Temporary Restraining Order entered by Judge Mariani sometime last evening.  A copy of the TRO followed by Steve's motion follow: TRO January 4 Conklin December 30 Motion for TRO It is important for our mission that our readers do their best to read and understand the actual court filings and court orders and opinion that are attached, as providing the true context for every point made herein, and as a check on the bias on this site.  Again, we think that the bias is supported by the facts, but respect the intellectual process of our readers to reach their own conclusions. The "skepticism" expressed here is more ours than Conklin's at this point because the delay in deciding this matter, … Continue Reading ››

Conklin makes final plea to Mariani who is sitting on his case, to stop the lawless acts of the York County authorities and banks, and protect him and his family from irreparable harm

In what has been an ongoing saga that is increasing in scope, and widening in public support, Steve Conklin has sent a final impassioned letter to Judge Mariani, pleading with new federal judge to do something to stop the lawless eviction of Steve, his 84 year-old father, and others, from being forcefully removed from their premises tomorrow, January 5, 2012, at 2:00. p.m..  It is believed that the banks have a veritable force assembled t0 charge in and forcefully remove occupants from the premises.  It may literally kill Steve's father.  The story has been followed widely by members of the Occupy movement, with coverage at occupyharrisburg.org, and calls going out to the national organizations.  We expect to have anywhere from tens to hundreds of people there to oppose and protest the lawlessness. Judge Mariani appears to have had a duty to act long before now, but is sitting on seven motions filed by Conklin since the TRO was initially granted.  Mariani granted the TRO on a finding that Steve and his family, primarily his 84 year old father, will suffer immediate and irreparable harm if the eviction is allowed to proceed, and there has nothing changed until now.  Judge Mariani needs … Continue Reading ››

CALL FOR ACTION: mass public appeal goes out to Judge Mariani to save Satori Farm – support requested

As we brought to you in previous posts, the forcible paramilitary eviction of Steve Conklin and, among others, his 84 year-old World War 2 veteran lifelong union railroad worker father, by the York County and Pennsylvania State law enforcement authorities, financed by the bank taking Satori Farm without a hearing, is scheduled for January 5, 2012 – it was scheduled while the ink on the prior TRO was still wet.  In a flurry of docket activity, Conklin has placed the matter squarely back before new federal district Judge Robert Mariani, sworn in as a federal judge after a career as a labor attorney, in November, 2011. Despite the prior and extensive filing that we brought to you from Conklin, Mariani has remained silent, and his prior TRO expired silently by operation of law on December 21, 2011, and no further action has been taken.  These filings were linked in our Constitutional Law 101 post, and there they have sat. On Friday, December 30, 2011, with the eviction scheduled for January 5, 2012, and Mariani sitting silent, Conklin filed for a new TRO, which presents a very clear and simple matrix of facts upon which Mariani is requested to act.  Those facts, and … Continue Reading ››

UPDATE:Rambo leads flurry of recusals, reassignments, and responses to Bailey clients’ motions to open judgment

The first official reply to the motions to open judgment as referenced in our November 5, 2011 post came from her Honor Sylvia Rambo, Senior District Judge in Harrisburg, and alleged by Bailey to be one of the original participants in the plan to “get Bailey”.  Judge Rambo was the presiding Judge in the Vickie Smith/Central Dauphin and James Dewees (Deputy Dauphin County Prison Warden)/Dominick Derose (DCP Warden) cases.  The allegations in the motions were, of course, similar, because they are based on the information that has come to light through the Bailey disciplinary proceedings, which have shown what Bailey has been saying for years.  As Dewees put it “I always took what Don told me throughout my case about the agenda to get him with a grain of salt, and thought that justice just failed me in my case, but now I realize that what Don said all along has been right.”  That is the agenda that has been reported, and uncontested, here or in the courts.  Please, if you have not, review the transcripts of the disciplinary proceedings. Judge Rambo did not wait for any response to the motions, a denial of procedural rights, and made no references to … Continue Reading ››