- A clear detailed description of the Project, including particular outputs or products, any arguments and ideas the Project will put forth, and the need for the Project;
Ostrowski and Bailey Discipline Expose a Critical Problem with the System of Justice – the Suppression of Lawyers' Free Speech Rights
My self-imposed task on this site, from its very inception, was to make the esoteric intricacies of the way the courts operate, and the way practice of law is conducted, understandable to those who have never even stepped foot in a courtroom.
I’ve written upwards of 100,000 words on this site, and linked documents to that many, and many more, words providing the contextual background for all the conclusions that I have made; yet still have had an abiding feeling that not enough has been said to make it clear and simple to understand, though I am sure that if anyone was able to take the time away from our busy lives to study what has been said here, the dynamics are pretty well laid out.
Hubert Gilroy, the disciplinary counsel appointed by United States District Judge Yvette Kane to oppose my reinstatement in the federal court, as outlined in my recent updates, did more to assist my effort here than I had done in all the prior … Continue Reading ›› … Read More
Ostrowski Discipline Update/PCRLN Activities at Issue in Right to Practice Law
I had a hearing yesterday in United States District Court in Williamsport, PA concerning my application to be readmitted to the roll of attorneys in the federal court, Middle District of Pennsylvania before Judge Matthew Brann. There are applications still pending in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the other federal district courts in Pennsylvania.
The motion was based primarily upon the abuse and mistreatment I suffered at the hands of Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, which led directly to the personal circumstances that were behind the issues that led to my 2010 suspension from practice. I called my current treating physician, and Dr. Kruszewski did appear in response to my subpoena. I have no doubt that my testimony in the hearing before federal Judge Brann presented a compelling testament to my competency and fitness to practice law.
Here is a copy of the transcript.
PCRLN meets with Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board Concerning Unconstitutional Treatment and Dismissals of Meritorious Complaints of Judicial Misconduct
Through the efforts of Diane Gochin of the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network (PCRLN), the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board (JCB) agreed to meet with her and Andy Ostrowski on June 7, 2013, concerning petitions sent to the JCB on behalf of a dozen Pennsylvania citizens from across the Commonwealth, concerning inaction and dismissal of meritorious complaints of judicial misconduct. Diane had requested a joint meeting with the other Pennsylvanians who petitioned the JCB for action, but the Board agreed to meet only with her at this time.
Diane’s complaints of judicial misconduct are against two Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judges (one was a petitioner in the recently-rejected challenge to the constitutionality of the mandatory retirement provision of Pennsylvania Constitution Article 5), over her divorce proceeding, which has been allowed to linger for over 6 years without even getting to the issue of equitable distribution, despite Diane’s repeated efforts and requests. The gravamen of her complaints is that these judges are favoring members of the county bar association, and … Continue Reading ›› … Read More
PCRLN, Borough of Centralia, and Past and Current Residents Petition Attorney General Kathleen Kane for Investigation of Fraudulent Mine Fires
The Borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, along with some of its past and current remaining residents, and the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network have filed a formal petition to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to conduct a formal investigation into allegations of fraud and public corruption regarding the mine fires that have allegedly burned beneath the Borough of Centralia for decades, but which are, in reality, a total sham and fraud, involving Pennsylvania politicians and lawyers over decades.
It is believed, and has been alleged, that the real objective has been to gain access to a coal vein, known as the "mammoth" vein, which contains billions of dollars worth of some of the purest anthracite coal in the world. Scientists who have studied the area know that the fires are not, and never were, the threat that they were represented to be, but the courts, including the federal courts in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, have avoided efforts to address these obvious issues.
A Call goes out to OCCUPY FOR JUSTICE
While the Occupy movement was being vilified and made fun of by the popular press and politicians, to do what they are so effective at doing – controlling public opinion, I was studying the movement. Watching the people pour into the streets felt like watching the Berlin Wall come down all over again – giving $700 billion to bankers making tens of millions to “bail them out,” when people are having property taken without hearings, can’t find jobs, are asked to tighten their fiscal belts, and listen to diatribe about “economic collapse” and “austerity,” very justifiably tweaks the mind and conscience. 99% was probably a fair representation of those so tweaked.
The problem with the movement was, once out in the streets, there was no organizing principle that sustained it. It was easy to see, and it is why it was so easily suppressed by the grander institutions of our 21st century America, beholden only to, and at the service of, the almighty dollar.
Dear Ms. Bixler: I write on behalf of myself, as an American citizen, and the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network, concerning the above-referenced matter. Specifically, I would like to petition the Supreme Court Disciplinary Board to publicly announce the scheduling of their next meeting, and permit a period of public comment … Continue Reading ››… Read More
"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." George WashingtonI do not own a firearm, never have, and have no intention of doing so. They scare me. I think I’m left-handed, too, which seemed to be a problem the few times I did shoot them. I agree, however, in every respect, with the view as fairly expressed by our one truly qualified founding father in the field. It should be modified, and brought forward, to include the right of the people to own assault rifles, and even machine guns, so long as the restraint of evil interference is the goal. The popular debate misses the mark – the MSNBC brand-second-amendment-supporters-as-the-paranoid-black-helicopter-crowd, or the NRA/Fox canned-line-contrived-by-monied-interest-crowd – and it misses the mark because it misses the meaning, and why, as with all other things covered on this site, it is the … Continue Reading ››… Read More