“I thought justice didn’t work for me in my case.”
“I figured that the judge just didn’t see it the same way.”
“The system just failed me in my case.”
These are some of the refrains heard from the numerous frustrated and disenfranchised clients and former clients of Don Bailey who have filed motions to open judgment, and others such clients who haven’t. None have said “my attorney failed me”, “my attorney just didn’t care about my case”, “my attorney just wanted the money”, or other such things that are more commonly attributed to those who have received unfair and unjust results through the legal process.
What has become clear, as has been pointed out in other articles, is that many individuals have come to Don Bailey feeling those things that only can be felt by those whose civil rights – inherent and inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – have been violated in the course of their daily pursuits, and then are subjected to another, less easy to define, less easy to understand, deprivation of their rights by the courts, and the judges who are the stewards of our access to justice. By engaging in the course of conduct that has been revealed and discussed at length in this site, these stewards, including Judges Christopher C. Conner, John E. Jones, Yvette Kane, Sylvia Rambo, A. Richard Caputo, and others, are denying American citizens access to the courts, and are civil rights violators themselves, both civil, as reflected in the motions to open, and possibly criminal, and nothing more than that. How the legal remedy for their gross misconduct will be pursued, and how justice will be administered remains to be seen. Our call out to Senators Casey and Toomey was one such effort, and there will be others.
It is in that vein that we again update you on the motions to open judgment filed by the 15 or so Bailey clients who took matters into their own hands, and asked these same judges, and those above them, and above them again, to reopen their wrongfully dismissed cases on the basis of the denial of their access to the courts due, in large part, to their misconduct directed against Don Bailey, and their hostility to the civil rights causes he represents. The results so far of these motions to open are: Dave and Pam Morris – denied; Deborah Phillis – denied; Vickie Smith – denied; Jim Dewees – denied; Steve Conklin – denied; Steve Wicks – denied; Jeff Dock – denied; Andrew Kundratic – denied; Dorcas Holmes – denied.
These results are not surprising as they are really nothing more than the judges who have engaged in misconduct, and their colleagues for life, denying that they engaged in misconduct. Several of the Bailey class clients specifically requested that their motions be sent to other courts – denied also. Not a single one of the orders says “Mr. Bailey was treated no differently than any other litigant” or “the plaintiff’s case clearly lacked merit and its dismissal was justified”, or even “this judge treats every litigant fairly and evenly” – not a word on any of it.
Instead, these motions, which at least 15 individual clients signed and filed on their own, believing in the merits of their contents, were dismissed because they were filed late (which they weren’t) or should have been filed sooner (which they couldn’t have been) or were not in compliance with the rules of court (which are relaxed when it comes to pro se litigants), or that they were not properly supported (this site was incorporated into the motions), and for other such intellectually dishonest reasons. None of them were given due process, and Deb Phillis was even met with a menacing threat of sanctions if she did not withdraw hers.
The reality is that as long as these motions were considered under the current state of affairs, i.e., by these corrupt courts in this corrupt system, there was no chance that they would be granted, but they were still filed as an expression of these individuals in the inherent faith in their system, and the belief that right is right, but it was politically impractical for any of them to be granted – even honest judges don’t like to admit that they were wrong, and people in our system have been put to death because a judge or a prosecutor could not admit a failing in the process or mistake in judgment. None of this is any reason that they should not have been filed in the first place – that would have been an acquiescence to the failed system.
These 15 clients of Don Bailey who have filed the motions to open judgment (some have not been decided yet) are among dozens of others who have had their civil rights violated by the courts themselves, and we will continue to provide a voice for their victimization, and to bring you their efforts to get their complete justice.