A m e r i c a n P o s t – G a z e t t e
Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E , in Arizona
Monday, August 25th, 2014
Clear the Bench going after corruption in the legal system full blast
Names judges, crooked attorneys and provides laundry list of misdoings
PRESS RELEASE Contact: Clear the Bench Arizona, LLC
http://www.clearthebench-az.com 10645 North Tatum Blvd Suite C200 Box 397
Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Clear the Bench Arizona, announces its mission and call to action
Phoenix, August 25, 2014: Clear the Bench Arizona is seeking to make a difference and expose the issues and concerns involving the judicial and state bar systems. Its mission statement is:
“Toward the end that the Arizona judiciary remains impartial, apolitical, and able to dispense justice, we are organized to hold all judges, courts, commissioners, court officers and personnel accountable to the People and Constitutions of Arizona and the United States.”
On October 1, 2014, the organization will begin publishing information on judges that are up for retention and setting its first meeting of the Arizona Judicial Advisory Board, an independent group of people who will take in complaints from the public, investigate and make recommendations to the legislature for possible impeachment. Clear the Bench will also provide information regularly on its website so voters can have another source to determine the retention of judges until the election of judges can be reinstated in all counties in Arizona. The existing Commission has repeatedly ignored valid complaints on judges.In addition to addressing the current corruption in the system by a small but powerful group of individuals, Clear the Bench has two main goals it believes are necessary to achieve future justice in the system-
- the election of judges in all jurisdictions and,
- the abolishment of the “non-profit” State Bar of Arizona.
Clear the Bench Arizona is a growing organization that unites people from all over Arizona and from all walks of life, political positions and educational levels. Most of those involved have been victims of the system and want accountability. What members have found is that there is a small group of people controlling the legal system and profiting from their actions. The names of these people and the information are already in the hands of those at the state and national level and we are continuing to provide information as it comes in. Additional information about the statements below can be found on the website or obtained through documents we can provide. Attorneys in Arizona are afraid to represent victims due to the corruption in the Arizona State Bar and with select judges and they have gone so far to disbar attorneys who have tried to come to the clients’ aid after they were victimized.
The message has been clear— cross us and we will destroy you. Clear the Bench Arizona is fighting back!
The Arizona Supreme Court is attempting to deflect scrutiny by creating the ‘move along, nothing to see here’ commissions, offices or committees including the Independent Bar Counsel office. The “Independent Bar Counsel” has already been ignored in order to execute a politically motivated attack on an attorney that represented parties against former State Bar President Edward Novak, a person that appears regularly throughout state bar and court committees including the recent appointment as Chair of the committee that decides who gets admitted to practice law in Arizona. Ed Novak represented Arthur Anderson in the Baptist Foundation litigation.
After getting wind of numerous efforts in the works to disband the State Bar of Arizona, a Task Force was formed to “study” the structure but as usual, the same players are placed on the group, such as Novak, likely guaranteeing their interests will continue to be protected. Betsey Bayless, who led the “criminal defense fund” for Donald Stapley, Jr. while he was a sitting supervisor and she was being paid to head the Maricopa County Integrated Health System and Grant Woods, attorney for Conley Wolfswinkel, are also part of that Task Force as are John Phelps and Justice Rebecca Berch who brought in out-of-state “attorneys” to pursue the former Maricopa County Attorney.
The “Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee” has the very person who “decides” attorney discipline, Judge William O’Neil, as its Vice Chair. William O’Neil has been involved in numerous questionable dealings himself as detailed in the Arizona Republic and refused to remove himself from the disciplinary proceedings against the former Maricopa County Attorney and his assistants including filing false or misleading pleadings about his involvement in related investigations. He has disbarred or suspended numerous attorneys including targeting attorneys based on his religious beliefs except has spared a few represented by insiders including Novak, putting his friends on panels without disclosing their relationship.
Other information of note that Clear the Bench is actively pursuing at all levels includes: More