Thursday, April 16, 2009

John Jay Hooker v TN Supreme Court


John Jay Hooker, he's our man, if he can't do it nobody can

MUST SEE TV: Tennessee House Judiciary Committee, Civil Practice and Procedure, 7 April 2009 - Hooker starts at 25:00

That's what a legislative meeting is supposed to sound like. Sounds like 1776 all over again. Or 1812. Or 1860.

Why does Pirate News producer John Lee's cousin on the Tennessee Supreme Court, Judge Sharon Lee, threaten to sue John Lee for merely posting links to the court website? Why is her only specific complaint about Pirate News regarding the appointment process of Tennessee judges? And for telling her the true-crime joke about a judge convicted of using a peterpump on himself in a murder trial.

In spite of defending the judicial appointment process, Judge Lee disbarred the judge of the Jellico municipal court, for his violation of the Tennessee constitution by being appointed as a member of the executive branch. All criminal convictions were reversed and illegally converted to civil cases in violation of due process, since de facto judges are not real judges, and can never handle criminal cases in Tennessee, nor sentence anyone to jail.

What will Judge Sharon Lee and her supreme court decide in the appeal of CTV Board's unconstitutional ban of Pirate News TV?

Over 75% of judges in Tennessee and USA are appointed in violation of the 51 constitutions. In fact, over 75% of judges are NOT licensed lawyers, never passed a bar exam, never graduated nor attended law school, never graduated college, and many cannot even read, according to New York Times.

This same Tennessee legislature currently requires 75% of judges to have a mere 3 hours legal training to be a judge, and in 2009 is attempting to reduce that requirement to ZERO.

Yet the Tennessee Bar Association will attempt to disbar Hooker this week, for allegedly "bringing the judiciary into disrepute", for daring to quote the Tennessee Constitution.

How come when Republican governor Winfield Dunn says exactly what Hooker says, the media mercs don't call him a "gadfly"? Is this why the Demorat Party refused to give Hooker a penny when he won the nomination for governor in 1998? Hooker won 35% of the vote on a total budget of $500.

How long before Hooker appeals this case to the fed courts to fire all the judges, like Knox County chancery court fired almost the entire Knox County government in 2008?

When John Lee's brother David Lee ran for judge in Knox County, Knoxville News Sentinel banned illegally his 10-page color political ad, thus subverting the GOP primary, to elect an incumbant who was married 4 times, was a convicted deadbeat dad, and who jailed more divorcees than all other judges in TN combined.

The banned judicial ad ran in MetroPulse, which KNS has since bought out. Political ads are actually quite cheap, compared to normal advertising rates. Seems Knox County divorcees didn't appreciate their jailhouse experience, and banded together to stop a runaway judge. But KNS stopped em!

Note that civil contempt of court carries a life sentence on death row in debtors prison -- no bail, no trial, no appeal, with divorcees sent to jail for the crime of divorce. Ask Beatty Chadwick, attorney at law, jailed in debtors prison for over 10 years.

In February 2009, Pirate News producer John Lee applied for appointment to a judgeship on CTV Board of Knoxville. Apparently no member of that board has a law license nor a law degree.

John Lee's father J.D. Lee is a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, past president of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention, and candidate for U.S. Senate.

See also:

Guest Commentary: Tennessee plan for selecting judges is unconstitutional

Difference between Civil and Criminal Traffic Tickets in Tennessee - City courts can ONLY handle civil cases, and jail is never allowed. Just knowing WHICH rulebook the game is played by makes it infinitely easier to WIN. Secret rules are how Big Brother wins 95% of 100-million annual trials for "traffic crimes" in USA.

Bankston v. State, 908 S.W.2d 194, 196-97 (Tenn. 1995) - TN Supreme Court DUI case orders that city courts in TN only handle civil cases, since city judges are not properly elected as required by TN Constitution (8-year term required), can be fired by city council (thus are not part of the judicial branch) and/or city judges are not required to be "licensed lawyers". Bankston closed down 99% of all city jails in TN. 99% of city judges in TN cannot sentence anyone to jail, nor can they handle arrest cases. Exception is Metro Govt and if Home Rule with concurrent jurisdiction granted in special bill by TN legislature (Knoxville, Maryville and Alcoa city courts handle only civil cases). I argue in my pro se cases that Knoxville city court uses secret Local Rules of Court, with fraudulent conealment that city court can only handle civil cases. Yet Judge Rossen illegally requires all defendants plead guilty or not guilty, which is impossible in civil trials. Rossen called this scam "quasi rules of criminal procedure" in my case, but there is no such published rules. It took me 2.5 years to figure out that scam on appeal to Knox Co Circuit Court, on a parking ticket for a $30,000 parking ticket on my own private property. Judge Rosenbalm told me on the record in court, "You can't use the US Constitution in MY courtroom! You might be able to over there in federal court, but not here!" I won that trial using TRCP and TREvid. So if TN judges are immune to arrest for violation of TN Code outlawing Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL), and are allowed to practice law commercially without a license in TN traffic courts, how can non-commercial "drivers" be arrested for traveling without a license?

City of White House v. Whitley, 979 S.W.2d 262, 268 (Tenn. 1998) - TN Supreme Court case orders that city courts in TN only handle civil cases, since city judges are not properly elected as required by TN Constitution, and/or city judges are not required to be "licensed lawyers". Exception is Metro Govt and if Home Rule with concurrent jurisdiction granted in special bill by TN legislature (not applicable to Knoxville)

Town of South Carthage v. Barrett, 840 S.W.2d 895 (Tenn. 1992) - TN Supreme Court case orders that city courts in TN only handle civil cases, since city judges are not properly elected as required by TN Constitution, and/or city judges are not required to be "licensed lawyers". Exception is Metro Govt and if Home Rule with concurrent jurisdiction granted in special bill by TN legislature (not applicable to Knoxville)

Tennessee Attorney General Opinion No. 07-07 - TN city court judges are officially called "de facto judges", but they are not judges, they are merely employees of the city law depts as part of the executive branch, since they can be hired and fired at will, and cannot decide criminal cases. However, when a defendant fails to timely object, the de facto civil court orders are binding. Just like Knox County Municipal Corporation's fired de facto govt and fired de facto sheriff.

Don R. Moses vs. City of Jellico - The issue in this case is whether the Tennessee General Assembly may delegate to a municipality its constitutional authority to vest judicial power in a court by establishing and ordaining a court. After review, we affirm the trial court’s ruling that the Jellico City Court was not validly created by Chapter 167 of the Private Acts of 2002 and the subsequent Jellico city ordinance because it resulted from an impermissible delegation of the Tennessee General Assembly's constitutional authority to establish and ordain a court.

Moses v Jellico disbands city court - The state Court of Appeals has disbanded Jellico City Court in a ruling that arose from a lawsuit between City Judge Don Moses and city officials over his salary. In a written ruling handed down Monday, Special Judge Sharon G. Lee ruled the Legislature doesn't have the authority to delegate to municipalities its constitutional authority to establish courts. In 2002, the Legislature passed a law that allowed the city mayor and aldermen to create a city judgeship. In 2006, Moses was elected to the post but a dispute soon arose over "what kinds of cases the City Court should hear and what the salary of the City Judge should be," according to the appellate opinion. Moses sued, and the city filed a counterclaim in which it argued the Legislature had overstepped its bounds by enabling the creation of the court. "This power (to create courts) involves fundamental principles of our system of government, including the separation of powers doctrine," Lee opined. Although the city court wasn't properly constituted, "the actions and judgements of the city judge from the time of the attempted creation of the Jellico City Court until the date of release of this opinion are valid and enforceable because the city judge was sitting as a de facto judge," the ruling stated. Judge Sharon Lee of the TN Supreme Court is first cousin of John Lee.

Hooker demands Bredesen role as he fights punishment - Both Hooker and the Supreme Court's BPR are headed to court over sanctions against the would-be reformer

Supreme Court agency rejects Hooker decision - BPR seeks Chancery intervention, asserts disciplinary panel has 'abused its discretion'

Hooker fights for law license - John Jay Hooker holds court in court to keep law license

Board of Professional Responsibility threatens John Jay Hooker's law license - With BPR hearing set for Friday, the 'unrepentant' reformer who castigates judges faces sanctions for misconduct

Tennessee Attorney General Opinion No. 09-43 - Effect of Expiration of Judicial Selection Commission and Judicial Evaluation Commission. Proof that AG Opinions can be unconstitutional under duress of being fired and blacklisted forever.

Tennessee Attorney General Opinion No. 07-14 - Constitutionality of Tennessee Plan. Proof that AG Opinions can be unconstitutional under duress of being fired and blacklisted forever.

Foreclosure Rocket Docket trial in 15 seconds - Banks foreclose even when no payments were missed or late, when property values drop below the equity required in the mortgage contract. Or when 3 paymets were late in 30 years. In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, SWAT teams shoot little old ladies in the back and call it suicide, without a court order for eviction. 1,900 cases per month at $100 each pays each lawyer $190,000 PER MONTH personal income stealing houses for banksters who never loaned any money but counterfeited loans out of printer ink.

The Battle of Athens Tennessee 1946 - 500 citizens open fire on 300 crooked cops and politicians caught stealing ballot boxes and shooting voters at the polling stations...

1 comment:

kenny's sideshow said...

John Jay is one of the most colorful characters in Tennessee political history.

Since 1970, when he ran for governor, and on up through the years, I've voted for him in every election he has run in. And that's been several.

As I recall he has filed many a constitutional lawsuit against the state and federal governments.

Too bad he was marginalized in the media. It would have been interesting to see if he would have played straight had he ever gotten into one of the many offices he tried for.