"Most of us maintain vague notions of justice, but its precise meaning escapes us until we are deprived of it." Gerry Spence
Television Programs, Documentaries
- Justice for Sale, PBS Frontline
- Justice for Sale: How should we select judges?, PBS Frontline.
- Biloxi Confidential, Dominque Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice. Highlights the murder case of Mississippi judge Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret Sherry.
- The Insider (Blue Lion Entertainment 1999) movie, a true story about a whistle-blower in the case against Big Tobacco, set in Mississippi's legal system.
- The Changling (Imagine Entertainment 2008) movie based on a true story about a mother takes on the LAPD after refusing to accept an impostor as her missing child.
Agencies, Organizations, Websites, Promoting Legal and or Judicial Reform and Accountability
- Amnesty International "Amnesty
International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for
internationally recognized human rights for all. Supporters are
outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope
for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through
campaigning and international solidarity. We have more than 2.2 million
members and subscribers in more than 150
countries and regions and we coordinate this support to act for justice
on a wide range of issues."
- GRIP: Government Reform and Integrity Platform (UTube video presentation) http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php/about-me/my-story
- HALT: An Organizations of Americans for Legal Reform "Dedicated to providing simple, affordable, accountable justice for all,
HALT's Reform Projects challenge the legal establishment to improve access
and reduce costs in our civil justice system at both the state and federal
- Judicial Watch, "Through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high
standards of ethics and morality in our nation's public life and seeks
to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers
entrusted to them by the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its
educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public
- Justice At Stake:Appleseed Foundation,
"Justice at Stake is a nonpartisan campaign with more than 50 national
partners, working to keep state and federal courts fair and impartial.
Justice at Stake Campaign partners educate the public and work for
reforms to keep politics and special interests out of the courtroom—and
to protect what Chief Justice Rehnquist called one of the "crown
jewels" of our democracy. JAS is currently funded by grants from the
Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Foundation, the Moriah Fund
and the Open Society Institute."
- Lawless America - a website to expose corruption in our government and the federal judiciary.
"Overlawyered.com explores an American legal system that too often
turns litigation into a weapon against guilty and innocent alike,
erodes individual responsibility, rewards sharp practice, enriches its
participants at the public’s expense, and resists even modest efforts
at reform and accountability.
- Transparency International "Transparency International, the global civil society organisation
leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a
powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of
corruption on men, women and children around the world.
TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption"
- 12/13/2009, Sheriff Arpaio Indicts Political Opponents While Feds Investigate Arpaio, The Huffington Post, "At a press conference earlier this week, Thomas described the county government as a corrupt "triad" of corrupt judges, attorneys, and county officials"
- 11/27/2009, N PRO PER IN LA: 09-11-26: A Thanksgiving Manifest Letter to the ...
By Defendant and Cross-Complainant in pro per
"DELAYS RICHARD FINE, Esq, a 70 yr. old, former U.S. Prosecutor, anti-judicial corruption
activist, who was and is held in solitary confinement in a jail
hospital room in Los Angeles, California for over 7 months, with no
- 11/23/2009, USDC: Corrupt PA Judges Have Civil Immunity, Point of Law, "A federal district court judge has just ruled that two disgraced
Pennsylvania state court judges, Michael T. Conahan and Mark A.
Ciavarella Jr., are protected by immunity from facing legal action for
courtroom acts that consisted of over 6000 corrupt decisions, including
shipping children to "reform schools" that had paid off the judges." [ Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit.
Despite Red Flags About Judges, a Kickback Scheme Flourished ]
- National Whistleblowers meeting, Washington DC, May 15, 2008, UTube report, "In Washington, DC, we had a national whistleblowers
meeting on judicial misconduct, Stewart Mott House, Capitol Hill, 122
Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002, May 15, 2008. This is
footage of the International portion involving banks, corporate
executives, judges, law enforcement, and others claiming that they have
judicial or sovereign immunity to be able to break laws, harm, and
cause the death of people with no financial or criminal liability. More
information and video here"
Books about Legal Misconduct and or Judicial Corruption and AccountabilityNote: Yall Politics, a nationally respected blog and news source, announced that Kings of Tort, a book on the Dickie Scruggs and Paul Minor scandals will be published December 2009.
- Assuming The Risk: The Mavericks, The Lawyers, and the Whistle-Blowers Who Beat Big Tobacco, Michael Orey (Little, Brown and Company 1999).
- The Case Against Lawyers: How the Lawyers, Politicians, and Bureaucrates Have Turned the Law into an Instrument of Tyranny and What You Can Do About It, Catherine Crier (Broadway Books 2002).
- The Innocent Man, John Grisham (Doubleday 2006).
- Kings of Tort, Alan Lange and tom Dawson, (Pediment Books 2009).
- Mississippi Mud: A True Story from a Corner of the Deep South, Edward Humes (Simon and Schuster 1994).
- The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed, Richard Zitrin and Carol Langford (Ballentine Books 1999).
- Out of Order: Arrogance, Corruption, and Incompetence on the Bench, Max Boot (Basic Books. 1999).
- The Rule of Lawyers, Walter K. Olson (Truman Talley books 2004).
- With Justice For None: Destroying the American Myth, Gerry Spence (Times Books, 1989).
FFiction books about judicial misconduct and accountability
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