Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

Federal Prosecutor Alleges Boss Pressured Him To Engage in 'Unethical Conduct'; Judge Calls Abuses 'Egregious,' 'Pervasive,” and “Reprehensible”

Judge Morrison C. England Jr.

Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the entire judiciary recused from a case another judge called “egregious” and “reprehensible”

In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California.

In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new evidence and disclosures are being taken seriously by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California—as they should be. In a shocking action, Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California.

Sierra Pacific Industries and other defendants were compelled to pay $55 million to the United States over a period of five years and transfer 22,500 acres of land to settle massive litigation brought against them by the United States alleging that they caused a 2007 fire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. Sierra Pacific has always maintained that the fire started elsewhere and that the state and federal investigators and Department attorneys lied. Now that settlement may go up in smoke because of the new evidence of outrageous misconduct by the federal prosecutors and the investigators from state and federal offices, as well as findings earlier this year by a state judge.

In an extraordinary development, Judge England, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, ordered the recusal of all the Eastern District judges from the case because of serious allegations that the Court itself was defrauded by the government in the original prosecution. To avoid any appearance of partiality, he has referred the case to Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to appoint a judge from outside the Eastern District to handle the case going forward. Judge Kozinski has excoriated prosecutors for failing to meet their legal and ethical obligations.

The order notes that the defendants filed an action this week to set aside the $55 million settlement because, as the defendants allege, “the United States presented false evidence to the Defendants and the Court; advanced arguments to the Court premised on that false evidence; or, for which material evidence had been withheld, and obtaining court rulings based thereon; prepared key Moonlight Fire investigators for depositions, and allowed them to repeatedly give false testimony about the most important aspects of their investigation; and failed to disclose the facts and circumstances associated with the Moonlight Fire lead investigator’s direct financial interest in the outcome of the investigation arising from an illegal bank account that has since been exposed and terminated.”



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Perhaps the tide is turning in America.  One can hope.

I smell Muslim Dictator Obama in this!!   Holder is just another puppet!

The sight and sound of obama and his followers makes me want to barf. I have more respect for a turd. Obama and his apointees should be banished from where ever decent people are.

Check out Holder and the cases against the several of the  Financial Community.   They settled separately with Holder for about $20 billion.    Just to stop his harassment.   The $20 billion went into the D of J  and Holder.   Not the US Treasury.   So exactly what has Holder done with the Billions.   Bet  its  gone.   Can't imagine whose pockets it is ending up in.  If you hear BLM after someone,  you know Harry Reid has a buddy that wants that land. 

In an extraordinary development, Judge England, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, ordered the recusal of all the Eastern District judges from the case because of serious allegations that the Court itself was defrauded by the government in the original prosecution. To avoid any appearance of partiality, he has referred the case to Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to appoint a judge from outside the Eastern District to handle the case going forward.

Really now... the Ninth Circuit is the most constitution offending progressive federal judicial entity in the country. Giving it the duty to 'avoid any appearance of partiality' can only be theatre.

Exactly my thoughts... the 9th Circuit is an abomination and every justice on the 9th needs to be recused permanently.  Asking them to correct the illegal and disgraceful acts of previous judges and prosecutors is like asking the fox to guard the hen house.

Our courts are lost to men of ill will and activist judicial authority... Congress needs to redistrict the entire system putting every current judge out of office and reappointing the new districts with Constitutional Justices... those who will rule on the law as it applies to the Constitution rather than PC or some other personal agenda.

Yeah.....I like that word---------------------------------------PERMANENTLY

After reading the article through, Sierra Pacific was "taken for a hay ride" by "withholder's DOJ"';  Judge England and Judge Nichols saw through the whole charade and, this time, I believe "real justice" will be done. I hope both these justices have some reasonably good security, because they have made some "serious enemies" high up the chain.

 And, by the way, Judge Kozinski was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, so he is, probably, the only "sane"  justice, sitting in the Ninth Circuit.

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Abraham’s resolution accuses Pelosi of a “vicious crusade” against President Donald Trump.

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