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CDAA Conduct


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 By fredmcain

07/01/2020  6:51AM

I strongly suspect that part of the problem Michael's having and a part of OUR problem as OSTO investors is that this mine engages in a business that's simply become "environmentally and politically incorrect".

Perhaps we should erect a huge billboard outside the mine's office and another at the exit of the nearby highway proclaiming that "THE ORIGINAL 16 TO ONE MINE SUPPORTS GEORGE FLOYD".

By all means, let us add a page to our website in support of Floyd, too! Then perhaps some of those left-wing, "liberal" lawyers who are prosecuting us will start to feel guilty and back off.

SHEESH ! Am I being facetious, or what?

Fred M. Cain,
Topeka, IN

06/29/2020  3:58PM

A superior court arraignment last Friday (Z00M-ed by Sierra County on YouTube) surfaced troubling history for this venerable gold operation in Northern California. Scoop knows the history. So should the plaintiff, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. This action is for you.This action likely plays out in other states but here in California it is repeated over and over and over.

California prosecutors need events to make a living and a group calls itself “California District Attorneys Association or CDAA for short. Take the time to read the history beginning just below Scoop. Once again an organization of lawyers moved into a California county, unleashing its power, taking control over the elected District Attorney, swearing it’s for the benefit of PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

Scoop wants you to become aware. Historical recognition, understanding its impacts and getting involved protects more than the present. Remember? Scoop knows that long time followers of this FORUM know. Read the LA Times topic as well. Wake up America and act.
 By Michael Miller

11/20/2014  8:13AM

Check the website heading “NEWS” for a recent front page article about CDAA. The criminal actions of Gayle Filter and his followers continue to draw front page attention. What happened to the Sixteen to One came close to breaking the Company. A mixture of some great ethical lawyers put time into our defense. Until our important and vital members of the judicial branch of the three divisions established in the federal constitution and defined in each state constitution, rules, statutes and laws wake up, the crimes perpetrated by a few lawyers and judges will continue to hold Americans hostage.

Interestingly attempts to draw attention to this serious problem never rest. Case No. S219052 in the Supreme Court of the State of California is about a case similar to the CDAA prosecution of us. We were contacted to join California Aware to file Amicus Curiae Brief in support of respondent, the City of Montebello. The Court of Appeal Case No. is B245959. Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. is BC488767, The Honorable Rolf Treu.
 By bluejay

05/14/2014  9:19PM

Considering the story below, the CDAA should be locked up, all of them.

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In numbers: Life-threatening work all over the world: Mining's death toll
Guardian (UK)
By John Vidal
Thursday May 15, 2014 12:00 AM
Mining is one of the most hazardous jobs. There are few reliable figures but unions estimate that about 10 million people dig for a living and 12,000 may die every year from roof falls, explosions, fires, flooding and other underground and surface accidents.

There is even less reliable data on the injuries incurred by miners but tens of thousands of people have their health damaged every year from conditions such as pneumoconiosis, hearing loss and the effects of vibration, says the Geneva -based global union IndustriALL, which represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining and energy sectors.

Most fatal mining accidents now occur in the "informal" sector, where poor people, mainly in developing countries, dig for gold or other minerals with few resources. Their deaths and injuries are seldom recorded, says the UN's International Labour Organisation .

"Worldwide, there are fewer accidents now in the formal sector than there were 10 years ago, but some countries still do not systematically record and report their performance. At the same time, the informal mining sector is still rife with accidents and health hazards," said Martin Hahn , ILO mining specialist.

China , which mines one-third of the world's coal and employs nearly half the world's miners, has the worst record for accidents. According to the central government, 1,049 Chinese died in mine accidents in 2013, a 24% decrease on 2012 and a fraction of the 7,000 or more who died in 2003. However, human rights groups caution that the latest figures may be significantly higher due to under-reporting by unregulated mining companies.

Most of the major accidents in recent years have been in private as opposed to state mines. At least 104 people died in 2009 in an accident in Heilongjiang .

Turkey is renowned for its coal mining accidents, says IndustriALL. "In 73 years more than 3,000 miners have been killed in Turkey . Every death in a mine is avoidable," said IndustriAll. In 1992, 270 men died in an accident in Zonguldak province.

But research from China , India and Europe suggests that mining is indirectly responsible for hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year.

A 2011 study by a US air pollution expert suggested that emissions from coal plants in China were responsible for 250,000 deaths in 2011. A similar study of 111 major Indian coal plants by a former head of the World Bank's pollution division, calculated that coal power plants were responsible for 80,000-120,000 premature deaths and 20m new asthma cases in India . Both studies were commissioned by Greenpeace .

"Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved, and millions of asthma attacks, heart attacks, hospitalisations, lost workdays and associated costs to society could be avoided, with the use of cleaner fuels, [and] stricter emission standards and the installation and use of the technologies required to achieve substantial reductions in these pollutants," said the report.

A third study from Stuttgart university in Germany in 2013 estimated that air pollution from Europe's 300 largest coal power stations caused 22,300 premature deaths a year and cost governments billions of pounds in disease treatment and lost working days.

10 million

The estimated number of people in the world who mine for a living, of whom 12,000 die in accidents every year


The number of Chinese miners killed in 2013, according to the government, compared with 7,000 dead in 2003


The number of Turkish miners killed in accidents in the past 73 years, including 270 in an accident in 1992


The number of premature deaths in China attributed to emissions from coal plants, according to a study

(c) 2014 Guardian Newspapers Limited.
 By Michael Miller

01/25/2014  3:15PM

A while ago I wrote the following and placed it somewhere on the web site. If public pressure could change the ethics displayed the past thirty years in our judicial profession, it would have happened. Remember all the lawyer jokes? Heard no more yet the ethical failures still are occurring. California State Bar has an abundance of members yet universities and colleges continue to graduate more young idealists or predators and give them a license to practice. Improvement won’t come until the lawyers themselves clean up their industry. It is no different from banking or mining industries.


The July 2005 issue of “California’s Lawyer” features a story written by Eric Berkowitz headlined, “Why I Stopped Litigating After 20 Years”. Upon receiving the magazine and after reading the letters to the editor, I went right for this story. It is about a lawyer who discontinued his practice of civil litigation and participation in the Judicial Branch of California’s government. The lawyer decided to retain his shingle but entered University of Southern California to study journalism.

He writes, “Instead of indulging in introspection, I worked harder. There were still times when what happened in the court (both good and bad) seemed random, and lawyers and parties routinely lied, but I learned to accept those frustrations as part of the Real World over which I was gaining mastery.” Here are statements from someone who does not know the Sixteen to One mine or me. He clearly writes that lawyers lie in the Superior Courts of California. I knew it to be true in Sierra County, and I suspected it was true in other counties as well. Think about his statement. Lawyers are routinely lying to the judge! Could Mister Berkowitz qualify in a civil trial as an expert witness to testify that the California District Attorney Association pack is courtroom liars? Could his opinion reach the jurors? Of course.

A lie is intended to shield the truth or mislead the Court. If its effect will mislead the Court, it is an unlawful act. It breaks a California law regarding those members of the California State Bar, who appear in the courtroom. “Lawyers and parties routinely lied” is an indictment of perjury. Mister Berkowitz continues, “Rather than hiding harmful information from a court or jury, I will focus on showing all sides of an issue”. Wow. Couple this admission of his past behavior as a lawyer as hiding exculpatory evidence (harmful information to his client) and his witnessing routinely lying lawyers in the courtroom. He or other lawyers may pass the “smell test” lawfully, ethically and professionally. In Miller v Filter as the case develops, testimony will be given that the behaviors of the defendants fit the indictment of Mister Berkowitz. They will not pass the “smell test”. Maybe lawyers should be unchallenged in lying to each other over the phones or anywhere, anywhere that is except the courtroom. Maybe their clients expect and demand that of them. But in Sierra County the client of the five defendants is the people. The people expect the truth. The harmful evidences with held both from the grand jury and the courtroom were exculpatory or a lie. The notion of harm was to themselves not their client (the people). The people suffered revenue and other social benefits because of the behavior of attorney Gale Filter, Kyle Hedum, Anthony Patchett and Denise Mejlszenkier.

This magazine is supposed to reach many of the 200,000 California’s lawyers. The Original Sixteen to One Mine web site probably is read by only a couple of dozen. More of California lawyers should evaluate the “smell test” in their profession and even take a position: suborn perjury or cleanse the courtroom. A by-product of great social benefit from our lawsuit will be ‘collateral good’. The more lawyers who see the illegal, unethical and unprofessional behavior of the five defendants, the more hastened the rebuilding of trust between the public and those who enter our courtrooms to argue civil or criminal disputes. When lawyers either see that California will disbar or suspend lawyers for failures within Rules of the Court and for violations of the Penal Code, they may rise to the occasion and change their ways about perjury in a courtroom or misleading the judge. If they are not presented with the opportunity, the public will never know. Help spread the challenge.
 By bluejay

01/19/2014  11:16AM

Jail is not a correctional or rehabilitation facility, it is just pure mental torture. Martin Armstrong reports that there are many innocently convicted people now serving time, he should know as the Supreme Court ruled a few years back that the federal government had no basis for keeping Mr. Armstrong incarcerated. Federal prosecutors and a judge exceeded their authority in putting Mr. Armstrong in jail. What the Supreme Court in a nutshell said to the government was, what do you think you are doing?

Mr. Armstrong reports from his time in the Federal pen that suicides routinely go unreported by the media for lifers. How many innocent people have committed suicide for being handed life sentence by over zealous prosecutors???

Hopefully, the day will come when there is a public review board handling complaints in the judiciary for prosecutors attempting to raise their conviction rate at the expense of innocent folks being put in jail and thus breaking up families and small companies.

Conviction rates by federal prosecutors in this country stands at 99%. If that isn't a real monopoly of injustice, what is? Even Hitler's prosecutors could only muster up a 97% conviction rate.

I personally know a past prosecutor and he is a crafty SOB who will take anything illegally if he can get away with it without a conscience.
 By David I

01/18/2014  4:08PM

Please forgive me as the previous information was gleened from "Mining Engineering" Magazine. Where a full evaluation of this event is documented.
 By David I

01/18/2014  3:57PM

It seems that your mine is not the only one in the state being persecuted by the State government goon squad. The Big Cut Mine South of Placerville has recieved a 11 million dollars of fines from the State of California for opperational non compliance to their dictates. The mine owners have been ignoring the fines, and the charges.
 By Michael Miller

12/02/2013  3:19PM

First Prosecutor Jailed for Deliberately Convicting Innocent Man

The New American
For the first time ever, according to legal experts focused on the subject, a prosecutor who deliberately sent an innocent man to prison by withholding evidence is himself going to be jailed. The case surrounds Michael Morton, a Texas man convicted in 1987 of murdering his wife, and former prosecutor Ken Anderson (shown), the state official responsible for Morton spending 25 years in prison. Anderson withheld crucial evidence in the case as district attorney that could have cleared

An interested party sent me the above news release. It wasn’t very long ago that Gale Filter and his California funded California District Attorney Association (CDAA) launched a program to criminalize accidents. Original Sixteen to One, the mine manager and I were arrested and prosecuted for murder, manslaughter. The charges said our actions were willful. This is a serious charge and was completely without a factual basis. Their evidence was made up and they withheld exculpatory evidence to the court and to the defendants.

After careful considerations, we filed a lawsuit, naming Gale Filter and his fellow lawyers. Monetary damages played a part but a driving force was to expose their criminal behavior, stop the publically funded operation and closed this witch hunt down so no one else would be parties to a horrible life changing event.

Gale Filter was a Deputy Director for CDAA until the operation was suspended. Instead of losing his right to practice law in California, he was offer another publically funded job. While his lawsuit was eventually tossed out of court, his actions of breaking the law were never addressed. He should become another prosecutor spending some time behind the bars were he so aggressively worked to place innocent people.

Gale Filter broke the law; therefore he is a criminal who so far as avoided punishment.
 By Michael Miller

04/09/2012  4:33PM

A shareholder called about a recent TV show on 60 Minutes about a man incarcerated for years for a crime he did not commit. He went to jail for beating his wife to death. Reasons exist suggesting the prosecutor committed wrongdoing by concealing evidence of the man’s innocence from the defense. It is an outrage because this is not an isolated case. In this case the real criminal got great publicity plus later wining an election for judge (where he now sits).

This shareholder knows what happened to his gold mining company when a private lawyer named Gale Filter promoted a campaign to charge others as criminals in accidental deaths in California. He knows the terrible impacts to many because of the criminal behavior of a member of the California State Bar. He knows that a strong case was presented in the courts to punish Gale Filter, strong enough to withstand a monstrous attack by Filter’s attorney to get a pass from his criminal act.

This shareholder asked me to post this reminder: California now employs an attorney in a high position who others alleged is a criminal; whose judgment influences every person in the State; whose decisions affect the majority of businesses operating in California. This shareholder cannot understand the mentality within the judicial system and other government operations that would allow Gale Filter to avoid accountability and move into a powerful position where his behavior affects us all. Will he hold back evidence to assuage something that contradicts his personal feelings?

So here is the comment I made on line to MEDILL, Northwestern University, Innocence Project, whose goal is: IN PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH. Topic is 60 Minutes: Life After Prison, Morton Reunited With Family.

“What can I do to stop a California former district attorney who willfully and knowingly presented false evidence to a county grand jury as well as withheld exculpatory evidence to get a grand jury criminal indictment? He was not censured but now is employed in a powerful state government job where he can continue his unlawful practice. The grand jury transcript proves these allegations. California has a criminal code section that makes the withholding of exculpatory evidence a felony. Where can I see other comments?”

If you think our life’s values are lost and beyond finding, think again. Help find a way to make Gale Filter, a member of the California State Bar, an employee of the State of California and a violator of the law accountable. It’s time to do this. Prevention of judicial abuses is much more important than correcting their outcomes. Readers here and people throughout our great nation know of many problems facing social America today. Think solutions! This is a problem we can dispose of which should prevent future behavioral problems as well as instilling other in the courts to behave lawfully. Ideas welcomed.

Oh, where did Gale go to work after getting busted from the California District Attorney Association? Hired by California Environmental Protection Agency, as Deputy Director, Office of Enforcement and Emergency. What are his duties? “Overseeing the four primary elements of the enforcement program: statewide compliance, task force support, criminal investigation, support staff”. Gale Filter serves as “the principal enforcement advisor to senior management on policy and program issues.” He should be serving some time in jail.
 By bluejay

06/01/2011  11:14AM


You've done an excellent piece of writing in calling a spade a spade in addressing these out of control bullies and the damage they inflict to retain their obsessive power thirst at our expense.
 By Rick

05/28/2011  5:13PM

It's critical to read the below previous message, entered below this one....the one below should remain on the top of this forum page and every social net-work outlet.

Rae, can you list Mike's below writings on the mine's FB page? I'd send it around like wildfire, as it should be.

Gale Filter is not only a criminal, but a protected one. For those of us who sat through the Circus-court-of-appeals that day and listened to the railroad ramrod (quite as arrogant and despicable as the CRWQCB hearing) were shocked, and need to be reminded how justice has not been served.

Not only has justice not been served to Gale Filter and the CDAA, it continues to elude the California AG, ultimately responsible. They are all in a communal stink-bed of corruption.

If you have read this far into this forum entry, pleae take my initial advice and read the entry below.

Mark my words, and Mike Miller's words: the justice to these criminals will be served. Swift, when it comes.
 By Michael Miller

05/27/2011  2:14PM

BLUEJAY, thanks for reminding me and other readers about the prosecutions we experienced at the hands of CDAA’s top prosecuting staff. Its memory does fade and yes, the “perps” of bureaucratic misuse of public’s trust know that we tend to forget. Societies move on. I reread my entry below (7/24/2009): forgot the arrogance of many members of judicial branches of state and federal governments and non-government lawyers.

CDAA’s top prosecutor, Gale Filter, was team leader for three other CDAA lawyers. Filter is a criminal. He broke a California law. He escaped arrest for an offense punishable by law. Was he punished? No. He got away with his felonious behavior. Scofflaw is the term he called me in the L.A. Times article (see NEWS top of page 3 on 11/11/2002).

What is Filter’s crime? He failed to provide exculpatory evidence to the Sierra County Grand Jury, which resulted in felony indictments of our company, its mine manager and president. California legislated a law for this failure in order to protect its people from questionable prosecution. Evidence supporting his serious misconduct is contained in the Sierra County Grand Jury transcript and his crime is irrefutable. Why is he still a practicing attorney in California?

Filter not only retains his membership in the State Bar, but also after his pet project to privatize prosecution and criminalize accidents was discontinued, was chosen to fill a new position as a result of reorganization that took place in 2006. Filter is Director of Enforcement and Emergency Response with duties and responsibilities overseeing statewide environmental compliance. Do the two environmental lawsuit filed against Sixteen to One smell of a Filter participation? Most people familiar with the facts have answered, “Yes”.

The Grand Jury transcript records Filter’s words and desire “to put that mine in jail”. Well, he fabricated a case against us, excluded exculpatory evidence I submitted and twisted the testimony of witnesses in order to paint an ugly picture of defendants. It worked! He got the Grand Jury to arrest us.


“The responsibility of a public prosecutor differs from that of the usual advocate; his duty is to seek justice, not merely to convict.” American Bar Association

The majority of California prosecutors successfully discharge the obligations requisite in advocacy and as ministers of justice. Some prosecutors have let their advocacy role prevail to the extent of using deceptive and unfair tactics to secure convictions. In October 2010 the Veritas Initiative released Preventable Error: A Report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California 1997-2009. Its watchdog effort is devoted to “advancing the integrity of our justice system through research and data-driven reform, using the work of our preeminent experts in the field”.

The examination revealed 707 cases in which courts explicitly found that prosecutors committed misconduct. Of these 707 cases the Misconduct Study found 548 were harmless. (Misconduct occurred but defendants received fair trials.) The remaining 159 cases the courts found that the misconduct was harmful. Gale Filter’s prosecution fell into the harmful category. Some prosecutors committed misconduct repeatedly. Filter qualified for this special label, but his other cases against people in Yolo and Butt Counties were not discovered.

The Misconduct Study shows that those empowered to address the problem-California and federal courts, prosecutors and the California State Bar- repeatedly fail to take meaningful action. Of the 4,741 public disciplinary actions reported in the California State Bar Journal from January 1997 to September 2009, only 10 involved prosecutors. The failure of judges, prosecutors and the California State Bar to live up to their responsibilities to report, monitor and discipline prosecutorial misconduct fosters misconduct, undercuts public trust and casts a cloud over those prosecutors who do their jobs properly. The Misconduct Survey says, “The problem is critical. Prosecutorial misconduct fundamentally perverts the course of justice. It undermines our trust in the reliability of the justice system and subverts the notion that we are a fair society.”

How is prosecutorial misconduct defined and did Mr. Gale Filter practice it? The California Supreme Court explained that it “implies a deceptive or reprehensible method of persuading the court or jury”. More broadly, the term has been used to describe any “behavior that deliberately seeks an unfair advantage over the accused or a third person, or otherwise seeks to prejudice these persons’ rights.” The well recognized Blacks’ Law Dictionary provides specific examples, defining prosecutorial misconduct as “a prosecutor’s improper or illegal act (or failure to act), esp. involving an attempt to avoid required disclosures or persuade the jury to wrongly convict a defendant.”

What could be clearer with those definitions and the repeated behavior of CDAA’a prosecutor, Mr. Gale Filter and his lead protégé Denise Mejszenkier, regarding prosecutorial misconduct? The highly competent participants of The Northern California Innocence Project agreed. On page 101 in Appendix A under Sierra County lists “Miller, L.A. Times 2/15/2003 as one of the harmful cases by jurisdiction. Superior Court Judge Young dismissed the criminal charges because of prosecutorial misconduct.


“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for the law…it breeds anarchy.” Olmstead v. United States Supreme Court 1928; Justice Brandeis, dissenting,

The devastating effects of prosecutorial misconduct cannot be overestimated. The costs are financial, emotional, psychological and societal. I know. Prior to a year (statute of limitation for filing) after Mr. Gale Filer’s prosecution was set aside by Judge Young, we returned to the Superior Court in Sierra County as plaintiffs against Filter, his employer and partners. The very important Prosecutorial Misconduct in California Report validates our decision…the system fails its duty to the public regarding prosecutorial conduct. The rest of us (excluding the lawyers) call this “the good ole boy ploy”.
For you unfamiliar with the results of our lawsuit, we won every motion for dismissal motions thrown at us, thanks to a special attorney named George Gilmour. George found that these CDAA lawyers failed to be legally sworn in to practice law in Sierra County. He broke the Absolute Immunity defense. It took a very sick judicial interpretation of the complex Anti-SLAPP legislation by Sacramento’s Third Appellate Court to thwart accountability, responsibility and justice we sought in our lawsuit. The good ole boy approach to law won another round and is alive and working in our State. George Gilmour paid the ultimate price for his effort to seek justice, right the wrong, punish the bad guys and help the justice system he so admired (in principle more than practice).

The Northern California Innocence Project, its report, Preventable Error: A Report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California 1997-2009 is worth sharing with others throughout America. California is not alone in prosecuting innocent using willful misconduct by those we trust. Our case brought these issues to my attention; however in contrast to others identified and convicted under criminal behavior of prosecutors who spent years in prison or death, ours pales. How Gale Filter got away with his behavior only to land a job in California government, as an enforcer is a testimonial to the corrupt or misguided judicial branch of our great government. Or perhaps it is just due to ignorance. If the latter is the case, spread the word.
 By bluejay

05/24/2011  11:12AM

The politicians depend on our forgetting about their irresponsible acts with the passing of time.

The scumbags that initiated charges of manslaughter against the mine should be brought to justice when the legislative house gets cleaned out following California'a impending bankruptcy.
 By Rick

07/28/2009  9:01PM

The truth about the CDAA assault has been in place all along. It has always been about smearing.

Political points scored, especially with a corrupt court system and an AG with no spine. Votes purchased, when the ballot box is open.

"Conjur up a vision of steaming pools of toxic waste polluting drinking water and commiting children to cancer."

Evil! Public is not informed and swallows the bait.
 By bluejay

07/28/2009  8:10AM

Dave, simple answer:

Gold is real wealth without any debt attached to it. Having the public accept paper along with its debt enables them to continue to steal our life saving
 By Dave I.

07/26/2009  6:07PM

Hi, The question is, why is there a prejudice by the socialist type of our society against gold mining?
California State Parks has historical mines within its property control, At least 7 maybe more. Due to the low price and restricted free trade of gold, these old mines lost there profitability. These mines still have resources that could be mined. Same thing as your mine. I fail to understand why the State of California has not reopened these historical mines to seek the wealth that would solve the state budget short fall?
 By bluejay

07/26/2009  12:08PM

I was thinking today, what is the real reason behind the unprecedented attack against a gold company by the CDAA?

I don't think it was for credits to Governor Pete, it had its roots in something far more sinister.

Mike was bringing to the attention of the local area TV viewers by inviting news crews up to the mine the idea of gold. There are certain people in this country and around the world that do not want the public to ever know about gold, period.

This is for a very good reason, gold has always competed against fiat currencies when management of those currencies becomes suspect in the loss of continuing purchasing power to the people. Mike just kept fostering through his persistence the idea of gold and our mine.

Mike kept gold in front of the public's eye which some had wished he hadn't. So, an attempt was made to cripple the company and put him into jail thus silencing him. People like Mike, Jim Sinclair and others who bring gold to the attention of the public is our handlers worst nightmare.

These certain people only know control for their benefit. If anything gets in the way of their pursuit it gets eliminated, or at least an attempt to do so is made.

Martin Armstrong who they put into jail is still fighting back from his cell in informing the public what their game is all about.

What these people fear the most is the general acceptance of the truth.

Long live the advocates of gold and the truth.
 By bluejay

07/24/2009  7:36PM

We are living our days in the midst of corruption, it's all over. It's even in my own family being orchestrated by an attorney member. It's all over.

One only has to read the following linked article to understand how wide spread it really is and how deep it really goes.


The day is coming after many folks have lost everything that those injured will take action with nothing to lose. That is when real change will come. It has happened many times before throughout world history and it will happen again.
 By Michael Miller

07/24/2009  12:00PM

Yesterday in Sacramento a prominent lawyer said to me, “You and the Sixteen to One mine got screwed in that CDAA case.” He said that the case has been characterized as simply an immunity issue in some printed articles. He knew enough about the facts and law and said, “What a farce!” I agreed. We then talked about the legal antics and behavior of those in the profession (which really is no longer a profession). I asked what will he do about the situation and he said nothing, it has been corrupt a long time and I’m wasting my time trying to straighten out the lack of integrity, pride and responsibilities that go with being a member of the California State Bar. He went on to say that the problems are even worse with those with a Bar number higher than his (which means even though he has practiced law a long time, the new lawyers display less professional behavior that the old guys). Hum.

Maybe the few of us with knowledge about how unlawful the California Third Appellate Court and the California Supreme Court adjudicated our suit against Gale Filter and his pack of lawbreakers (pretending they were public servant prosecutors) have looked for change from the wrong people. Maybe we should try telling the young or new and fresh lawyers that they inherited an existing corrupt political judicial system and THEY are the ones to step up and demand change. After all change is the direction we seek. Let’s give it a try.

Another senior lawyer I have known for many years and admire also knew about our case. He knew we were screwed by the behavior of Gale Filter (who now is an enforcer for the California EPA) and the Third Appellate Court in Sacramento. He deferred publicly denouncing their behavior (the position stated for tossing out the Superior Court trial judge’s decisions) as unlawful (unsupported by legislation laws, regulations and intent). He said, “Mike, I would be cooked in the courtroom if I publicly spoke out against the Third Appellate justices who rendered such a preposterous decision.”

So, here California sits. Our population has law breaking de facto prosecutors operating in our courts, appellate judges who create decisions that have no legislative or judicial backing and twist a regulation passed by our Legislature to insure that the public could speak out against oppression in California. They also financially penalized those who do speak out for redress.

Are there writers with the time, ability and desire to educate the many Californians unaware of the lack of honesty, candor, integrity, justice, fairness and lawfulness left in our third and very important branch of the political process (Judicial)? If so, find some and get them writing and published.

Another lawyer joined us about this time and said, “You know one reason the California Supreme Court turn down your appeal was the lack of letters from watch dog non profits, other businesses and regular people about how wrong the Third Appellate Court judged by either supporting your case or pointing out the abuses in interpreting the law. You needed press and more awareness of the reckless and unlawful behavior by others.”

I agreed.

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