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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     April 3, 1998  Chicago, Illinois            


Appellate Judge stops invited member of the public from speaking to the Commission on the Structural Alternative for the U.S. Courts of Appeal Chicago "Public Hearing".

Marshals secure room and bar the public's re-entry. Visibly shaken judges make hasty exit to "security area". Justin Garriott, reporting

On April 3, 1998, at a "public hearing" in Chicago, a panel of appellate judges meeting with the public about ways to improve the Appellate Courts heard more than it was ready or willing to hear. After reminding the panel of Senator Joseph Biden's remark in 1990 that "the courtroom doors are closed to the American public", Chicago pro se Peter Jon Simpson told the judges that those doors "…are now permanently welded shut". In a often scathing report which he was invited to deliver, Simpson attempted to relate several cases of blatant intellectual dishonesty, judicial misconduct, perjury, and obstruction of justice that, named numerous federal judges in several districts currently on the bench. Simpson's message was so unsettling and unwelcome that the judges were visibly unnerved and Judge Gilbert Merritt ultimately cut Mr. Simpson off, "recessing" a public hearing then barely two hours old.

Apparently the message frightened them as well. One minute into Simpson's remarks, a federal marshal left the room, returning with five more. The marshals moved closer to Simpson when he asked Judge Merritt why he couldn't extend his remarks, when licensed attorneys were allowed to extend theirs. Judge Merritt and his associates, Judge Rymer, U. Virginia law professor Daniel Meador and a staff member exited quickly after denying this member of "the public" a hearing at this allegedly "public hearing". While in recess, the marshals told Simpson, his family and this reporter to "take it out into the hall". When all immediately complied with that order, the Marshals stood in front of the doors, preventing re-entry.

Judge Merritt promised the full text of Mr. Simpson's remarks would be posted on the Commissions website. Said Mr. Simpson later, "It will probably be an air-conditioned day in Hell before that happens". "We the people" shall soon see, even though "We the people" cannot be heard. Mr. Simpson's complete presentation follows.

Address to the Commission on the Structural Alternatives for the Courts of Appeal @ Chicago, April 3, 1998,

Peter Jon Simpson
Christian Legal Education Association & Research
4842 N Magnolia
Chicago 60640-4710
773- 878- 0681 voice
0682 fax


I am Peter Jon Simpson, an American with firsthand knowledge of the Federal Judiciary today. Thank you for your invitation. Restructuring the Appellate Courts involves 3 questions:

1) What does a non-lawyer litigant in America have to do to get his case read by a judge who understands the law and a Constitutional question before him?

2) What does a non-lawyer litigant in America have to do to get his Appeal placed before a panel of judges who will

a) read it and who
b) understands the law and the Constitutional question before them?

3) What do Americans have to do to experience good, old fashioned legal reform?

History notes in 1066 William The Conqueror landed in England, burned his ships behind him and lost half his army in the 1st battle he fought. He conquered England anyway. Why? Because as the retreating English King sent for the people to come to the defense of the King & the fatherland, the people refused his call.

Why? They ignored the invasion of their own country because the corrupt federal judges of their day had reduced them to slaves on the land. There were 2 set of rules, one for the King's cronies, another for the people. The people, facing a legal system that worked solely for the benefit of the privileged elite, stood by as the invaders marched.

Do you know why many today would not lift a finger if an enemy came to these shores and threatened you members of this panel, your cronies, and the silk-stocking lawyers and judges that surround me in this room? Do you know why many would pray for the success of the invaders? Do you know why many disenfranchised Americans would actually help the invaders, hoping for a better deal from our enemy than the deal they've received from the corrupt and reprehensible reprobates who parade as federal judges today?

In the legislative history of the Judicial Improvements Act of 1990, Senator Joseph Biden remarked "... the courthouse door is closed to the American people". Believe me, it is now permanently welded shut. I am the living embodiment of that. Can any of you explain why today, non-lawyers like me who study and raise constitutional questions in Federal courts, are laughed at, ignored or worse?

Kilgore wrote in Judicial Tyranny, "Tyranny cannot come to America until judges become intellectually dishonest".

In 1991 my daughter was removed from my home at gunpoint, without any court process whatsoever as required by state law. She was then assaulted and sexually molested by government bureaucrats and their agents.

Ignoring a direct warning of the United States Supreme Court, I foolishly appealed to justice, filing a Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit. It was summarily dismissed after 58 docket entries in 60 days. I have waited over 7 years for my constitutionally guaranteed "day in court". I am still waiting.

Mr. Justice White, can you explain to me how I get my $120 filing fee back. I paid for trial by impartial jury, not summary dismissal.

I drew Federal Judge Scott O Wright, known in Missouri as "Judge Scott All Wrong", the District's Chief Judge. He has risen to his level of incompetence. Scott All Wrong is as intellectually dishonest as the worst of despots.

Can any of you learned judges explain to me why Judge Wrong has done absolutely everything in his power to keep me from bringing those who molested my daughter to trial? Absolutely everything?

Can any of you learned judges explain to me why the Federal Prosecutors laughed in my face when I asked for a grand jury investigation of the crimes visited on my then innocent three year old daughter?

Please, save your suggestions about hiring a lawyer for someone who knows less than I do about our "caste-system legal system".

Can any of you learned judges explain to me why no lawyer-- not one-- dared lift a finger to help me? They all told my father as he waived his checkbook at them, "we wouldn't touch this case with a 10 foot pole".

Mr. Justice White, can you explain to me how I can get my daughter's innocence back? Can you please tell me how I can stop the nightmares from waking her, how I can make her not flinch whenever she sees a cop?

My 1st go at the 8th Circus Court of Appeals won a summary reversal. Since then, the 8th Circus judges have gone out of their way to deny me relief unless & until I surrender my daughter to the very bureaucrats who assaulted & molested her. Can any of you learned judges explain this to me?

This panel has already learned live & firsthand that in the 11th Circus no pro se petition ever reaches a judge's desk. Those opinions are decided and written by clerks or staff lawyers. From my experience, the same is true in every Appellate Circuit. Can any of you learned judges explain to me why?
Is this what we the people pay federal judges $100,000+ per annum, plus perks to do? Is this what passes for "intellectual honesty" in the Federal Appellate Courts these days? Can any of you learned judges explain any of this to me?

An eyewitness to this commission's Atlanta March 23rd meeting wrote me:

"Peggy did a fine job during the Commission Hearing. I sat in the back and
observed Senior Judge Hatchett who sat in the back mid section. He
started freaking out, looking back at the U.S. Marshall, not once or twice
but times. When Peggy mentioned the thousands of 372 Complaints, he
got up and called in extra U.S. Marshals. I JOKE NOT. By the time the
Marshals arrived, the hearing was adjourned."

Can any of you learned judges explain to me why this distinguished panel does not possess the integrity to place a true and exact copy of Peggy Dadic's complete remarks from that hearing on its web-site? Will my remarks appear?

Is this panel aware of the revelations surrounding 7 U.S. Supreme Court receiving expensive trips & cash honoraria from West Publishing Co. while West litigated in actions before that Supreme Court? I have seen nothing from N Lee Cooper, Esq. or his private country-club American Bar Association about such conduct, conduct that would make the most depraved South American Dictator blush. Can any of you learned judges explain why? Is Mr. Cooper too busy?

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune and the American Spectator magazine had the integrity at the time to publish the facts. Did Mr. Cooper miss those reports because they're hard to read through the cigar-smoke in the back rooms where most cases are decided and "the fix" is arranged?

Do you members of this Commission know what regular Americans, especially non-lawyer litigants, face in these federal courts every day?

The 8th Circus Chief Judge is Richard Arnold. He sits on that alongside his brother Morris Arnold, in willful & premeditated violation of the very law they both swore to uphold, the Anti-Nepotism Statute @ 28 U.S.C 458.

The 8th Circus lies to Congress, falsifying the number of Complaints filed and responds that this is a problem for the legislature. Is it not true that it wouldn't matter anyway, as today's Federal Judiciary simply ignores the Congress with impunity and writes law on its own?

In our "caste-system legal system", like England's in 1066, there are two sets of rules today: one for me and my family and regular Americans, and another set of rules for the privileged elite like Richard and Morris Arnold and the lawyers & judges crowded into this hearing this morning. Can any of you explain to me how & why our magnificent system of constitutional government has degenerated into the nightmare I've been living for over 7 years? Can any of you tell me the last time a federal judge was impeached for trampling the rights of an American?

Let me repeat this for emphasis and clarity-- Richard & Morris Arnold sit in willful, premeditated violation of the very law they swore an oath to uphold. Of course, regular folks like me know that the 745 Federal Judges in America can't be bothered with petty annoyances like having to obey statutes passed by Congress. Those are for peasants like me and my family and millions of other Americans, not our "modern Mandarin" ruling elite like the Arnolds and their privileged friends.

Do you really wonder why lawyers and judges are held in such contempt and derision today? Do you really ponder why respect for the law & the judges who are to impartially administer the law has vanished with nary a trace? May I brazenly suggest to you that you might consider waking up & smelling the coffee?

If you recall, the violation of the judge's oath of office is grounds for impeachment. Henry Hyde & Orrin Hatch have been told by hundreds & hundreds of Americans of the situation regarding the Arnold Brothers in St. Louis at the 8th Circus. Hatch & Hyde just laugh in our faces or worse, they simply ignore us. They're obviously just too busy to be concerned with the affairs of peasants. Can any of you tell me why this is?

Now I want you to understand that I believe Richard Arnold & his brother Morris belong on the bench. They belong on the bench awaiting their turn to use the telephone in the Maximum Security Wing of the Federal Penitentiary @ Marion, Illinois, where they ought to be for suborning perjury, fraud and obstruction of justice. You see, after 23 hours in lock-down, you only get one hour out to use the telephone and you have to wait on the bench for your turn...

Of course, we all know, even if the Arnold Brothers' fraud is exposed and they are removed, they'll keep their fat pensions & their freedoms, remaining members in good standing of the American Bar Association. Can anyone tell me why? Do you think per chance Mr. Cooper will explain to us how the corrupt do always seem to find a way of protecting their own?

In the last year, the number of 28 U.S.C. 372(c)(1) Complaints For Judicial Misconduct against the egregious conduct I and countless other Americans have experienced in the Federal District & Appellate Courts has skyrocketed. Corrupt judges dismiss all 372's, lie to Congress about the number filed and Henry Hyde & Orrin Hatch are too busy playing footsie with the Judiciary to care a whit about those they pretend to serve. Can any of you explain this to me?

Do they refuse to protect the rights of Americans so they wont risk annoying the Federal Judiciary?

We the people create jokes when we are powerless to rectify situations like you have willfully perpetrated upon us. You know what call a lawyer with an IQ of 61? Federal Judge. You know what you call a lawyer with an of 41? Federal Appellate Court Judge.

The Federal Judges' oath of office @ 28 U.S.C. 453(a) comes to us from ancient precedents. It is found in the Sacred Texts @ DEUTERONOMY 1: 16-17 and LEVITICUS 19: 15. In 1983, Congress codified our national need to study & apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures in our everyday life. Today, in the hands of judges the likes of Wrong & the Arnold Brothers the Judicial Oath is a cruel joke made on the very people whose taxes pay the six figure salaries of these politically connected ambulance-chasers. Can any of you justify this to me and my family?

Here in the 7th Circus the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, written by lawyers who litigate in this circuit describes the 7th by saying "[I]f there's bad law to be made, they will make it, in terms of being pro-government in criminal cases and pro big-business, or status quo in civil cases". Where in our Constitution does the judiciary obtain its power to make law?

Will Judge Posner explain to all of us why a non-lawyer litigant in the 7th Circuit was sanctioned over $2,000 for raising a constitutional question which the District Court & the 7th refused to address? Mr Justice White, you may read it for yourself. Allegedly, Judge Posner wrote that decision, although the evidence already before this commission suggests that is a bald-faced lie.

Reversing a criminal conviction on Constitutional Law grounds is an exercise in futility for even the most learned & skilled litigator, as the entire 7th Circus panel suffers from 1st degree cognitive dissonance. Can any of you explain to me why 7th Circus judges, like most Federal Judges, either can't read plain English or, if they can read, they don't understand plain English?

Can anyone here explain to me why the 7th, in Briscoe v LaHue, decided that cops intentionally lying under oath are exempt from suit for perjury? Can anyone here explain to me why the Supremes in Briscoe upheld this intentional rewriting of the statutes passed by Congress?

At least one Federal Judge in America has the stones and conscience to agree with me. Read Judge Fong's opinion @ In Re Grand Jury Proceedings, 707 F.Supp, 1207, 1215-16 (D. Hawaii 1989).

The Supreme Court, before it went on West Publishing Co.'s gravy train, noted similar abuses in the courts below. Here's their warning that I ignored.

"Sheriffs having eyes to see, see not; judges having ears to hear, hear not;
witnesses conceal the truth or falsify it... all the apparatus and of civil
government away as if government and justice were crimes and feared
detection. Among the most dangerous things an injured can do is to
appeal to justice."

Mitchum v Foster, 92 S.Ct. 2151, 2161 (1972)

I know firsthand those dangers. And while the lawyers in this room snicker and the judges on this panel stare off into space, the destruction of our republic by an out-of-control Federal Judiciary, "the Imperial Judiciary" as Jefferson called it, continues apace.

Jefferson's 200 year old warnings ring true today, as the last pro se litigant raped by some ignorant Appellate Panel in this building will explain. There is nothing new under the sun....

Kilgore wrote in Judicial Tyranny, "Tyranny cannot come to America until judges become intellectually dishonest". Honored members of this commission, tyranny is here!!

In closing, I ask you a favor. I'd like you to get us one day before both the Senate & House Judiciary Committees. Just Americans injured by this system. No lawyers. This nation is filled with non-lawyer litigants whose rights are trampled daily by corrupt, intellectually dishonest and morally bankrupt judges. We'd like to give Congress one more opportunity to serve we the people, before America plunges headlong into the anarchy and civil war which always result when corruption replaces justice.

Our "caste-system legal system" only serves to enrich you who operate it. If a citizen, especially a pro se litigant, is treated fairly & justice is served, the system broke down & something went terribly, terribly wrong. I have fought for my rights for over 7 years. I'm not making generalizations, I speak from hard experience. I now realize I have no rights.

Can you explain to me why the Constitution, in the hands corrupt jurists like Scott All Wrong, the Arnold Brothers and most all other Federal Judges, is merely a list
of suggestions, to be considered at the whim and caprice of judges?

If I had a bar ticket; if I belonged to the correct Masonic Lodge, my problem would have been fixed just hours after its inception. Can any of you learned members of this panel explain this to me?

Please permit to leave you with a quote from Samuel Adams to say a short prayer for you all.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than
the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask
not your counsels nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which
feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen."

And I leave this imprecatory prayer for you:

YHVH, God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, God of my forefathers and Creator of the Universe, strike down each and every member of this commission should they shirk their responsibilities to clean up the whorehouse nightmare into which our corrupt legal system has degenerated. If they refuse to heed Psalm 20 & Psalm 58, sweep them from out of this land, they and all their families with them. Show them the exact same mercies that their corrupt cronies show American litigants across this land every day. Remove the memory of them from among us but leave us the memory of their crimes. Let their accursed respect of persons in judgment which they have allowed and aided to creep over America like the stench of death be lifted and cast off into the outer darkness after them. And let YOUR judgment & dealing with them in this life stand as a reminder to the jurists who follow them of the penalty YOU will mete should they also be deluded into violating YOUR STATUTES and our unalienable rights. To those on this panel whose hands are clean, show them YOUR mercy & loving kindness. To those whose corrupt deeds of omission and commission and extra judicial oaths are worked in secret, let their astonished eyes watch as YOU mete out justice that is swift & retribution that is final.

May the choice this commission makes this day honor YHVH and
honor each and every one of you.

Now that I have asked all these questions of you, I'll be pleased to answer your questions of me.

[As my full statement was not permitted, the honored judges had no questions.]