Archive for The Association of the Superior Court Judges of the State of Washington

Just Released Public Records from the Attorney General

These documents were just released by the Washington State Attorney Generals Office. They paint a picture of just how corrupt the AG’s office with the diversion of public funds to aid and assist the “non existent” association of Superior Court Judges.

The violation of the public trust perpetrated by this association, which unlawfully uses my name, is obvious but has flown under the radar of almost everyone for years and years.

They collect money from each and every county in this state under the guise of a “association membership due” however there is no association. In 1933 the legislature created “The Association of the Superior Court Judges of the State of Washington” as the Constitution prohibits the legislature from creating a corporation (See Article XIII Section I of the Washington State Constitution) the act created a new State Agency subject to the Legislative branch.

The Judges have then charged the counties annual dues of $1000 per Judge and $500 for each and every Commissioner (whether Constitutional or otherwise), in King County this amounts to over $50,000 per year. This money is then largely used to hire a private lobbyist named Tom Parker from Spokane ($100,000+ per year).

The Judges however like to “walk the fence” between a private entity and a public entity. In 2011 the Judges or some of them filed a lawsuit against Barbara Jo Fulton and prevailed in obtaining a $450,000 judgement, in favor of the non existent entity payable to then Pierce County Superior Court Judge Linda “CJ” Lee (Lee now serves as Division II Court of Appeals Judge as appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee) and/or Pierce County Superior Court.

As these documents released from the AG’s office demonstrate they also like to get the free legal services of AG Deputy Jeff Even.

Lots of questions and only foggy answers to who and what these people are.

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 1

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 2

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 3

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 4

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 5

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 6

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 7

12-09-14 AGO PRR Part 8

2011 SCJA Invite to WSBA Toole Spring Meeting

AG Becca Glasgow Comments SCJA Legitimate

Fleck FYI McDermott Letter

Inveen Judge Lambo Attachment

Inveen Pharris Letter

Jeff Even to Cheryl Teser IRS

Judge Snyder Urgent Alert Email

SCJA Judges to Even Status of Actions against SCJA

The Battle of the Name

On December 20th, 2012 the following notice was delivered to many Judges in Washington State.


Judges and Justices,

This letter shall serve as a formal notice and the only informal official notice you will receive concerning this matter.
For some time now there has been a group who has been calling themselves the Superior Court Judges Association functioning in Washington State in excess of their function and usurping their authority, this illegal behavior has been suborned by some of the highest Judicial Officers in this state, Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, KCSC Judge Laura Inveen, KCSC Judge Deb Fleck KCSC Chief Judge Richard McDermott, Justice Mary Fairhurst, Justice Susan Owens, most all sitting Court of Appeals Judges, and all sitting Superior Court Judges. Many of these Judges have engaged in a concerted effort to extort monies from all 39 Counties in the state all under the color of law, claiming these fees/dues were somehow legitimate.
The law setting forth the association of Superior Court Judges in this state was enacted in 1933 (see attachment) it allowed the Judges to associate and provided for a specific name “THE ASSOCIATION OF THE SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON” .  
As I have elected to exercise my right to engage in commerce and having selected a legal name I am henceforth stating at no point today or the future will I allow the use of my business name by any third party(s), all entities who are using this name or any name registered to me shall cease and desist any and all use upon receipt of this notice.
As the list of potential litigants and witnesses includes all sitting Superior Court Judges, most Court of Appeals Judges from all Divisions, most if not all Supreme Court Justices, and the highest ranking Judicial Officer in the State Chief Justice Barbara Madsen it is safe to say the actions of this group who is illegally using and interfering with my rights has conflicted the entire Washington State Judiciary.
Following this formal notice I will be informing the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission of the possible illegal past behavior by this group, the following Washington State agencies DOL, DOR, SOS will be notified. Response will be swift and positive to any attempt of continued use or any State officer using their position to influence any other agency or officer to their personal benefit (influence pedaling or abuse of office for personal gain). A long and protracted trip to a building located on Stewart Street downtown Seattle and interrogatories, admissions, subpoena’s for production of likely 1000’s of pages of documents, depositions discovery of 300-500 or so Judicial officers, AOC staff, BJA members, CJC members, WBAR directors, Lobbyists, legislators, and not to leave out a woman named Barbara Jo Erricson.
Please take heed of this notice, to ignore it will be at your own professional peril from this point forward.
Happy holidays.
With all respect due,

Christopher J. Hupy, Principal

Superior Court Judges Association
PO Box 12655
Everett, Washington 98206
I will update this once their official response comes.

Public Records Act and The Association of the Superior Court Judges of the State of Washington

Early in 2012 a series of Public Record Requests were submitted to a group calling themselves the SCJA, so please don’t get confused I did not send these to myself. Their response goes from “A PDR what is this? We have never received a Public Disclosure Request” to “Yea we will have to look into that” to “Your request is onerous and we have been flooded with requests from other parties so you do not get anything”.

This group, who technically and legally does not exist, claimed Judicial Immunity from the Public Records Act, while I sought a administrative appeal no response was made by them.

A group who has charged $1000 fee to each county for every Judge and $500 for every Commissioner ($275,000 to $350,000 total each year), that maintains no business licenses, no address other than that of the AOC in Olympia, can produce no record of ever having purchased even basic office supplies, makes rules which affect the public, holds countless secret meetings (in violation of the Open Meetings Act), claims as a whole Judicial Immunity from the PRA even though Washington State Constitution does not provide for a Unified Judiciary, accepts public funds in the form of full time staffing provided by the AOC/Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, does not pay taxes or even report income to the IRS as required via a Form 990, and finally hires a $100,000 a year Lobbyist Tom Parker to lobby against the will of the people at the legislature.


2-12-12 Email PDR SCJA Number One

2-12-12 Email PDR SCJA Number Two

2-16-12 Email Response Judge Inveen PDR

2-16-12 Judge Inveen 5 day PDR Response

2-17-12 Email Response from Greg Howard

3-08-12 Email PDR SCJA Number Four

3-08-12 Email PDR SCJA Number Three

3-09-12 Email PDR SCJA Number Five

3-09-12 Limited Response to SCJA Letter

3-09-12 PRR SCJA Email

3-09-12 PRR SCJA Inveen Letter

3-20-12 PRR SCJA Email

3-20-12 PRR SCJA Inveen Letter

7-02-12 SCJA Matheson Letter


It appears that my path of redress has been cut off here, as it would be unlikely that my fate would be any different than Barbara Jo Fulton’s seeking relief in any Superior Court in this State.

Just another example of civil rights being denied by our out-of-control Judiciary.

Superior Court Judicial Lobbying

Here are some of the required forms as filed by “The Association of the Superior Court Judges of the State of Washington” on record with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)

2-14-08 PDC SCJA L3

2-17-12 PDC SCJA L3

2-22-10 PDC SCJA L3

2-23-11 PDC SCJA L3

2-25-99 PDC SCJA L3

2-26-03 PDC SCJA L3

2-26-04 PDC SCJA L3

2-27-00 PDC SCJA L3

2-27-98 PDC SCJA L3

2-28-01 PDC SCJA L3

2-28-02 PDC SCJA L3

2-28-05 PDC SCJA L3

2-28-06 PDC SCJA L3

2-28-07 PDC SCJA L3

3-01-97 PDC SCJA L3

3-02-09 PDC SCJA L3

3-06-09 PDC Email 1 SCJA L3

3-06-09 PDC Email 2 SCJA L3

3-10-09 PDC SCJA L3


Notice on many of these official filings that address listed is the address of the AOC building in Olympia and the group “SCJA” did not legally exist until June of 2012.

What this means is that these lobbying efforts were conducted in contrast to many State laws, and where did the money come from?


The Association of the Superior Court Judges of the State of Washington History

Legislative History of the Association of Superior Court Judges-

1933 Legislative Session Chapter 58 SCJA Created

1951 Legislative Session RCW

1955 Legislative Session Chapter 38

1957 Legislative Session Chapter 259 Creation of AOC

1973 Legislative Session Chapter 106

1981 Legislative Sessions Chapter 331

1987 Legislatiive Session Chapter 202 SS 102

1996 Legislative Session Chapter 82

2005 Legislative Session Chapter 182

2005 Legislative Session Chapter 282

All of these sessions are mentioned in Washington RCW Title 2.16 which is the Code Reviser publication.

There are a few mentions of some earlier Legislative Sessions in 2.16 as well-

1889-1890 Legislative Session Pg 344 Section 13. Rules

1925 Legislative Session Chapter 118


The Association was authorized in a very limited manner, unlike the District and Municipal Court Judges Association, providing for the relief from the overcrowded court conditions of 1933 and a mechanism for meetings to conduct the Constitutionally mandated Uniform Court Rules. Each Judge is sworn a oath to the Constitution prior to taking office and upon each re-election to office, these are maintained by the Washington Secretary of State.


Barbara Jo Fulton and the US Department of Justice

In 2010 Judge Steve Warning of Cowlitz County began to suspect something was not adding up in the Check book maintained by the non entity “SCJA” at Key Bank, he suspected maybe $30,000 or so was missing. A Thurston County CPA firm was retained to examine this account and the initial amount of cash missing began to gown into the low/mid six figures, at some point some unknown person reported this crime to the Thurston County Sheriff 3-09-12 PRR Thurston County Sheriff, who referred the case to the WSP, the records for this transfer have been lost both by the WSP and TCSO 3-07-12 PRR WSP 2-25-12 PDR WSP SCJA Ericsson Investigation. The WSP investigated and contacted the FBI who took the case over.

Fulton attempted to conceal her activity by producing a false check register and attempted to explain away the missing cash. The FBI arrested her and the US DOJ filed bank fraud charges against her 5-19-11 Charging Document.

The complete Federal Case documents-

5-26-11 Government Sentencing Memorandum 5-26-11 Memo Exhibit A 5-26-11 Plea Agreement 9-12-11 Barbara Jo Ericsson US District Court Docket

Jenny Durkan DOJ issued a small press release shortly thereafter 9-16-11 US DOJ Durkan Barbara Ericsson.

Bank fraud happened here, no question but how can a non entity be a victim? How can the acquisition of this money be explained?

It is like the CPA who steals his drug dealer clients money and gets caught and convicted but the drug dealer goes right along selling his poison to school children.

Barbara Jo Fulton and Thurston County Superior Court

In 2011 the Superior Court Judges of this State brought a civil action against Fulton, 5-26-11 SCJA Complaint the Thurston County Chief Presiding Judge Carol Murphy assigned the case to herself 5-26-11 TCSC Notice of Assignment, even though she was one of the plaintiff’s (notice on this assignment the parties names have been left off the document), Judicial Cannon 2.11 is crystal clear on this issue, Judge Murphy apparently feeling fairness could not be provided proceeded to assign Thurston County Chief District Court Judge Brett Buckley to the case, she relied upon a CR (Court Rule) to accomplish this likely drawing into question her decision not to have all parties in the action agree in writing to such substitution. No order assigning Judge Buckley appears in the public record of this case. Thurston County Superior Court Administer Marti Maxwell provided this excuse and also acknowledged the actors of TCSC were aware of the violations prior.

9-02-12 TCSC Clerk Betty Gould PRR Response 1 Fulton

9-04-12 TCSC Clerk Betty Gould PRR Response 2 Fulton

8-29-12 TCSC Marti Maxwell Response for Thurston County Commissioners

8-29-12 TCSC Marti Maxwell Response Number 2

8-29-12 TCSC Marti Maxwell Response

8-29-12 TCSC Public Records Response – Thurston County Board of Commissioners

9-04-12 TCSC Clerk Betty Gould PRR Email response

9-14-12 TCSC Clerk PRR SCJA Payments 1009’s

9-14-12 TCSC Marti Maxwell Response for Thurston County


Fulton responded 6-20-11 Fulton Answer after service was perfected 6-03-11 Declaration of Service she clearly appreciated her situation and offed little if any defense. Buckley entered a Judgement 9-16-11 Judgement and Fulton was free to continue her 24 month Federal Prison Sentence.

The only other additional documents which appear on the case file at TCSC-

5-26-11 SCJA Summons 5-26-11 SCJA Filing Fee Reciept 5-26-11 TCSC Case Cover Sheet

The case was short lived by any standard no doubt because Ms. Fulton knew if ALL 279 or so Judges were suing her in their house little defense or protections of her rights could brought.

Some serious questions arise out of this case; Who is the group claiming to be the SCJA? Here are business license searches 2-22-12 DOL SCJA License Search 2-22-12 DOR SCJA Search 2-22-12 SOS SCJA Corporation Search showing no such Association or Business by that name Existed in the State. The Association of Superior Court Judges was in 1933 created by a Legislative act with a specific name “The Association of the Superior Court Judges of the State of Washington” 1933 Legislative Session Chapter 58 SCJA Created. How was a non entity allowed to bring a lawsuit against a common citizen? When it is brought by the Judge hearing the case in the Court which was home to this Judicial actor.

The questions do not stop there, how was it that this non existent group came into possession of such large sums of money? Why did some of the most powerful Judges in the State like Richard McDermott, Laura Inveen, Teri Eitzen, Steve Warning, Deb Fleck not bother to occasionally balance the single checkbook maintained by non existent group? How did they even open a Bank Account? Whose names are on that Bank Account?

Simply put Ms. Fulton made poor and criminal decisions to divert these funds but to hold her accountable by abusing everything the Judicial system stands for in the process is the real crime.

Welcome to the SCJA

The SCJA is short for Superior Court Judges Association a Washington State licensed business, we are in no way affiliated with or a agency of the State of Washington, we provide fee based and no fee based Judicial accountability consulting, but here all you will find is plenty of free citizen focused resources all designed to enlighten the average person concerning the activities of our Judiciary.

Given the requirement we the people have for information about what our government is doing and how it conducts the business of the people this resource is born. The foundation of our republic is based on the principle that our government is for the people, of the people, and beholden to the people who created it not the other way around.

The last couple decades have brought enormous change to one branch of our government that has gone mostly unnoticed and has largely escaped public scrutiny, the Judiciary. Formation of many sub-groups from the “Board of Judicial Administration” (BJA), the “Administrative Office of the Courts” (AOC), to the re-animation of long since dormant associations (District, Municipal Court Judges), and “The Association of the Superior Court Judges of the State of Washington“.

The most powerful tool available to the average citizen is knowledge, simply put one cannot control abuse of power if that abuse is shielded from inspection, what information posted here should be considered bread crumbs because the Supreme Court in our state has decided, under the color of law, that they are somehow immune and exempt from the single most powerful tool created in the last 50 years by the people- The Washington State Public Records Act (codified as RCW Title 42.56).

RCW 42.56.030 The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have created. This chapter shall be liberally construed and its exemptions narrowly construed to promote this public policy and to assure that the public interest will be fully protected. In the event of conflict between the provisions of this chapter and any other act, the provisions of this chapter shall govern.

Nothing contained on this website nor any comments are intended to be legal advise and should not be confused for such, the legal arena is a complex and often confusing place, will a lawyer help you or become part of the problem for your specific case I can’t answer that question. Knowledge is power and if you have to interact with the legal system learn everything you can, it is cheaper online than in front of a black robe. If you need legal help for your case please seek those professionals, usually a phone number for one can be found on the back of most transit buses.

Many mistakenly believe our Justice system is Adversarial in design and construction between only the litigating  parties, do not fool yourself because everyone in the Courtroom is your adversary and deserves to be treated as such, including all Judicial Officers present.

Protection of your rights is your responsibility, never forget. No Judge or Lawyer should ever be relied on to protect you and your family from abuse or deprivation of rights, question this statement- just ask any father who has been through the Family Law system in our State.

Whether your visit here today is based on being thrown into a unfamiliar and frightening family law courtroom, a legal researcher, a member of the Judiciary, or simply have a passing interest in our Judicial branch of government please accept my warm and sincere welcome and comments are always appreciated.



Chris Hupy, Principal
Superior Court Judges Association