The Judicial Accountability Initiative Law, J.A.I.L., is a single-issue national grassroots organization designed to end the rampant and pervasive judicial corruption in the legal system of the United States. J.A.I.L. recognizes this can be achieved only through making the Judicial Branch of government answerable and accountable to an entity other than itself. At this time it isn't, resulting in the judiciary's arbitrary abuse of the doctrine of judicial immunity, leaving the People without recourse when their inherent rights are violated by judges.
The primary reason I am posting this is because I've been a member of J.A.I.L. for a quite sometime now, particularly since I personally became a victim of 'judicial activism', IMO a great threat to personal liberty in modern times.
This morning after listening to a biased and scathing news report on NPR radio, I felt it appropriate to respond with haste, as their assumptions and insinuations bordered on propaganda, i'm guessing in their pursuit of support against the initiative in South Dakota. You can listen to the report here, though it's fairly one-sided:
NPR falsely make it appear as if every group, every business, every person in SD is against it, when in fact the public supports the measure 3-to-1.
Because for a very long time now public officials (primarily judges) have been immune to the draconian acts they bestow upon us lesser citizen mortals in their fits of judicial activism. The relative fears that some groups have exclaimed (mainly as a scare tactic) to rally support against these justifiable proposals basically stems from their misunderstanding of what J.A.I.L. is attempting to accomplish. It, WE, are not asking that a mass of judges face the reality of being sued simply because someone disagreed with a verdict, but that we wish there to exist recourse for actions that go against established codes of law, laws established by state and federal legislatures.
If you review the sites above (and below) you can clearly see that plenty of safeguards would be implemented to facilitate a judicious process that would not be abused with frivolous lawsuits. The hurdles would be quite complex, but nonetheless the accountability would finally be there. As it stands now, it is close to impossible (and practically unheard of) for judges/lawyers to be reprimanded, much less fired, based upon their unlawful, inaccurate, careless, irreprehensible & erroneous actions, as well as for their misconduct. When was the last time you heard of a judge being reprimanded by his superiors? Let go? It simply doesn't happen, rarely if ever.
Yet the judicial abuse, delivered indiscriminately to ordinary citizens is almost impalpable, yet most have little to no recourse for seeking justice for the actions of a few activist judges.
Finally, now is their chance to hold those accountable who would do wrong in the eyes of the law. Don't think it doesn't happen? Visit any family courtroom on any given day in any given city in any given state and tell me it doesn't happen.
If you have time read the great proposal put forth in SD so named the [i]South Dakota Amendment E[/i] here:
Amendment E clearly states:
Judges shall not have immunity for:
* Deliberate violations of the law, or of the state or federal constitutions.
* Fraud or conspiracy.
* Intentional violations of due process.
* Deliberate disregard of material facts.
* Judicial acts without jurisdiction.
* Acts that impede the lawful conclusion of a case, including unreasonable delay and willful rendering of an unlawful judgment or order.
Hopefully if and when the SD citizens overwhelmingly pass this legitimate piece of legislation we may finally begin to see (those) judges (who act illegally) fulfill their required obligations to uphold statutory law and have accountability reestablished back into the hands of the governed rather than solely in the hands of those who govern.
Please help expand and grow this nationwide trend if you agree!