Quite a bit, it seems.
The foundation of a free republic is equal justice under the law. Take away that fundamental tenet and liberty itself will quickly collapse. Democrat or Republican; liberal or conservative; male or female; Caucasian, Negro, Hispanic, Indian, or Asian; rich or poor; powerful or ordinary; Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, or atheist: they all mean absolutely NOTHING in a court of law. Lady Justice is rightly symbolized with a blindfold over her eyes. In a court of law, there is absolutely no place for racial prejudice, religious prejudice, political prejudice, or personal prejudice. The only thing that matters in a court of law is equal justice under the law. Nothing else matters! NOTHING!
Every judicial race in this country that I’ve ever heard of is a non-partisan race. Candidates for judge run without party affiliation. The obvious reason for this fact is because judges are entrusted to adjudicate the law without political bias or favor. That’s the way it’s SUPPOSED to be, anyway.
However, it has become obvious that too many times our courtrooms exude political prejudice and abject cronyism. It is no hyperbole to say that there are tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of men and women in America’s penal institutions who are nothing more than political prisoners. The kangaroo courts of Mao, Stalin, and Hitler have nothing on many of the courts in the United States of America today.
Tim was defending a client who was facing two drug-related charges. I instilled in my children a strong sense of justice and fairness under the law, and that is exactly how Tim approaches his criminal defense cases. He immediately began to defend his client, as is the responsibility of every defense attorney.
What happened next can only be attributed to an Act of God. It is one thing to instinctively feel that the prosecutor’s office and police assigned to the case are acting in a prejudicial manner; it is another thing entirely to have the facts of that hunch fall into your lap. And that’s exactly what happened in this case.
Tim Baldwin picks it up here:
Montana defense attorneys, Tim Baldwin and Phyllis and Jack Quatman, of the Quatman and Quatman, PC law firm in Flathead County, have revealed serious unethical actions of prosecutors and Northwest Drug Task Force Agent in Flathead County, Montana and their attempt to cover it up. The seriousness of their actions caused these defense attorneys to request an investigation to the Montana Attorney General. After reviewing their request for an investigation, the Attorney General’s Office responded and stated that while they will not prosecute Corrigan and Park criminally, they are very concerned about the allegations of ethical violations and referred the matter to the proper authority in Montana.
Other Places Reporting:
- Flathead Memo (2014-09-17)
- Northwest Liberty News (2014-09-17)
- PolyMontana (2014-09-17)
- Liberty Defense League (2014-09-17)
- Daily Interlake (2014-09-17)
- Daily Interlake (2014-09-17)
- Freedom Outpost (2014-09-18)
- Flathead Beacon (2014-09-18)
- NBC Montana (2014-09-18)
- The Daily Sheeple (2014-09-18)
- Montana Bar (2014-09-18)
- Daily Interlake (2014-09-18)
- Scanned Retina (2014-09-19)
- The Liberty Brothers Radio (2014-09-19)
- KPAX (2014-09-19)
- Daily Interlake (2014-09-21)
- Flathead News Group (2014-09-21)
- Daily Paul (2014-09-22)
- Strategic Relocation Blog (2014-09-26)
- Freedom In Our Time (2014-09-28)
- Chuck Baldwin (2014-10-01)
(Cross-Posted At Beforeitsnews.com)