The struggle behind the civil rights struggle

Despite periods of apparent inactivity, there is indeed a civil rights struggle that continues to proceed unabated in Pennsylvania, a real civil rights struggle, with the Bailey hearings and federal lawsuit providing all of the legal context for it.  The story of that struggle will continue to be told here, and there is much that will be coming soon, as the August 11 and 12, 2011 hearing tapes are being transcribed, and the transcripts will be posted. With little study, you will see clearly the nature of the abuses that led to these proceedings to begin with.  Bailey, representing himself, was being repeatedly sidetracked by a constant intellectually dishonest dance between Disciplinary Counsel and Hearing Examiner to protect the testifying judges and obstruct the witnesses that Bailey called in his defense.  One witness, Stephen Conklin, was threatened with arrest for disorderly conduct for trying to fully answer  a perfectly appropriate and directly relevant question - threatened with a crime for testifying in a court of law!  Other witnesses were obstructed, impeded, and frustrated, by the same dishonest dance.  The implications of what occurred in the courtroom on August 11 and 12, 2011 are immense, and will be further brought to you … Continue Reading ››
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Bailey hearing status and PCRLN updates

As we reported in previous posts, there has been something of a hiatus imposed on the Bailey disciplinary proceedings, although there has been some working behind the scenes to move the case forward.  The hearing tapes have been received and are being transcribed, and we hope to bring you both the transcripts and the sound files here. The Bailey docket shows that Bailey has submitted about 2500 pages of documents into the record of the proceedings, and we hope to get these documents and bring them to you here as well.  Apparently, under the odd procedure being followed in this case where lawyers are adjudicating rights of lawyers under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Supreme, and because of the outstanding matters that remained unresolved related to whether Mr. Bailey's Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights will be afforded him, the Disciplinary Board has agreed to  allow Bailey to submit the documents where he and others have complained about judicial misconduct in the past, and to support the allegations he has made that underlie the current complaint.  It appears Bailey and his colleagues and clients have been complaining about these things for years, and nothing was ever done but attack Bailey and others … Continue Reading ››
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