Accountability moves one step closer for the 54 Judges of King County Superior Court. Yesterday a lawsuit was filed in Snohomish County Superior Court under cause number 14-2-03819-2. The Lawsuit alleges that the defendants have engaged in a long term pattern of diverting public funds and resources to support a private cause.
This comes on the same day as Governor Jay Inslee appointed one of the defendants KCSC Judge Mary Yu to the Washington State Supreme Court.
The suit details how the Judges denied the public access for years, likely prior to 1992, to secret meeting held at King County Courthouse generally in the Presiding Judges Courtroom on the 9th floor. Meeting were and are held once a month. Access to the secure data network was also provided to support the private corporation, but most importantly the private Corporation was provide exclusive and personal access to the Intellectual Property of the Judges themselves.
The fillings in this lawsuit can be found here-
These Judges are being represented by the King County Prosecutor, Dan Satterberg at the public expense.
Wearing a black robe does not mean you are above Accountability.
More stories on this lawsuit will follow.
MAY 9th, 2014 Filings-
This new Motion for an Administrative Ruling calls into question the impartiality of all Superior Court Judges to hear this matter, we’ll wait and see if SCSC Judge Michael Downes can find a unbiased and non prejudicial Judge.
May 15th, 2014 Filings-
In this response the King County Prosecutor argues that the “Appearance of Fairness Doctrine” applies only AFTER judgment.
May 16th, 2014 Filings-
In the Mandatory Judicial Notice the Washington State Attorney General (who also is the private lawyer for ALL of the defendants) states the AG’s office will NOT intervene in this case!
May 19th, 2014 Administrative Ruling-
Plaintiffs motion for an Administrative Ruling for Preassignment of a Judicial Officer prevails in face of opposition by the King County Prosecutor. Presiding Judge Michael Downes appointed Judge George N. Bowden.
June 19th, 2014 Defendant Judges Motion to Dismiss CR12(b)(6)-
Defendants motion Judge George Bowden for dismissal without prejudice citing a lack of standing, specifically Taxpayer standing, which is only a single component of plaintiffs argument. They also acknowledge that plaintiffs already have a declination from the Washington Attorney General Ferguson but still move forward and seek dismissal
June 25th, 2014 Plaintiffs Response to Motion to Dismiss-
Plaintiffs response to dismissal motion.-
June 26th, 2014 Defendants Strict Reply to Motion to Dismiss-
Defendants Strict Reply to their Motion to Dismiss- Weak argument based on case law partial citations- The Plaintiff’s have proven the futility of seeking Attorney General Involvement
June 27th, 2014 Plaintiff’s Motion to Disqualify Assigned Judge
Plaintiff’s motioned to disqualify the assigned Judge for CAUSE, included is evidence of misconduct by Washington State Attorney General, Key officials at the AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts), Misconduct including maintaining secret bank accounts by Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars of the public’s money, widespread Judicial fraud, influence peddling by Superior Court Judges with the Attorney General
At some point later these documents were filed on the case by the someone in the Court, they are emails between plaintiffs and Judge George Bowden.
July 1st, 2014 Judge Michael Downes issued a Sua Suponte Order-
Judge Downes willfully distorts the record by claiming plaintiffs motion for relief was “affidavit of prejudice” not a Change of Judge WITH cause. The motion was some 75 pages and clearly stated the grounds for relief sought. This order was never provided to the plaintiffs, it discovery was only by searching court records.
July 9th, 2014 Motion for Disqualification of Judge-
Plaintiffs again seek to have a unbiased and impartial Judge hear the case, Judge Ferris is not that. This motion is scheduled to be heard with oral arguments on July 27th 9am in front of Judge Anita Ferris along with defendants motion to dismiss.
The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body – working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.”.
Thomas Jefferson, 1821