Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CFOJA / Fine / J.A.I.L.

Don't miss CFOJA's First Anniversary Show, with Zena Crenshaw Logal! May 15, 2009

J.A.I.L. 4 Judges and Citizens' Forum On Judicial Accountability (CFOJA) would like to see judicial accountability. CFOJA’s 16-page report, which came out on May 7, 2009 and which was submitted to our 111th Congress, “includes an appendix of case profiles summarizing real court battles,"

One court battle which should have this country in a roar is that of Richard Fine, who was jailed indefinitely, without opportunity to post bail after he exposed corruption: judges in Los Angelos were receiving money illegally from the county. From the 5-07-09 CFOJA report just mentioned:

Many nonlawyers and some lawyers publicly contend that improper bias prevails among judges against certain minorities and in favor of big business [defense, pharmaceutical, insurance...], the rich, the powerful, the influential, the politically connected, and U.S. local, state, as well as federal government.

You'll find the report and recommendations at the home of CFOJA. The report says:

The president of a judges' association was among several distinguished invitees who committed to or showed considerable interest in attending the CFOJA but failed to show.

JAIL 4 Judges is one of 3 major grassroots initiatives endorsed by the Citizens' Forum On Judicial Accountability.

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