Holiday Break

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I’m off tomorrow, as are most of my co-bloggers, so there won’t be a post then. This marks the beginning of the blog’s annual winter break. We’ll be back on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Thank you for contributing to the blog this year, whether by reading, commenting, suggesting topics for posts, or all of the above. Happy and safe holidays to all.

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3 comments on “Holiday Break

  1. Good Holidays to you, Jeff. Thanks to all of you for keeping us up to speed on what’s what.

  2. Happy holidays. I enjoy this blog.

    When you return, perhaps you can find the answer to this puzzle. NCGS 7A covers North Carolina’s judiciary laws. NCGS 7A-140 details the election process for district court judges, i.e 4-year term.
    http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_7A/GS_7A-140.pdf

    NCGS 7A-41.2 is supposed to cover the election process for regular superior court judges but it doesn’t describe the election process or term of office.
    http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_7A/GS_7A-41.2.pdf

    And there is no statute in 7A explaining the election process for the senior superior court judges. Perhaps this is why Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens secured his place on this year’s ballot with no challenger.

    Question is – what statute, if any, describes the election term and process for a senior superior court judge in residence like Donald Stephens of the Wake County Court?

  3. Hi Jeff,
    Here are a few ideas for research projects and/or term papers for UNC SOG graduate students. These projects would greatly assist state and federal government.

    1. Review the NC ACIS court computer system and record all of its defects and non-compliance with state law and the federal constitution. Prepare a detailed report and send to NC Chief Justice Sarah Parker and AOC Director Judge John Smith who oversee the computer system per NCGS 7A-343. Copy Gov. McCrory on this. A few of the defects I noted are that 1. the computer system doesn’t contain a field to allow a clerk to input a probable cause hearing and 2. the computer system records all court dates as jury trials. You can download the ACIS powerpoint here and contact is Wayne Smoak.
    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/54372402/Wayne-Smoaks-Presentation-on-AO

    2. Research and write lawsuit for federal government identifying and prosecuting manufacturers of genetically modified wheat products, which is our world’s new slow killer. Include an appendix of proposed charges which you can download from the USDOJ website. type usdoj indictment forms in google and that should pull up the forms.

    3. Identify Supreme Court Cases where the justices didn’t apply law to case facts. Here’s an example of a case where they let a drug ring escape all charges because they didn’t review the facts of the case.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-1259.pdf

    Below I did a cursory review of this case and looked at one justice’s decision. Someone should read the other justices’ opinions and write a review of this case.

    “It is important to be clear about what occurred in this case: The Government physically occupied private property for the purpose of obtaining information. “- page 4

    REALLY? PAGES 1 AND 2 SAY THAT THE GOVT OBTAINED A WARRANT FOR DC.
    SO THE DC EVIDENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED. IF THE GOVT DIDN’T OBTAIN A WARRANT FOR MD, THEN THE MD EVIDENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED.

    “Based in part on information gathered from these sources, in 2005 the Government applied to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for a warrant authorizing the use of an electronic trackingdevice on the Jeep Grand Cherokee registered to Jones’s vice in the District of Columbia and within 10 days.
    On the 11th day, and not in the District of Columbia but in Maryland,1 agents installed a GPS tracking device onthe undercarriage of the Jeep while it was parked in a public parking lot. ᆳᆳᆳᆳment used the device to track the vehicle’s movements, and once had to replace the device’s battery when thevehicle was parked in a different public lot in Maryland.

    LOOK AT SOTOMAYOR’S FAULTY LOGIC:

    JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, concurring.
    I join the Court’s opinion because I agree that a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment occurs, at a minimum, “[w]here, as here, the Government obtains information by physically intruding on a constitutionally protected area.” Ante, at 6, n. 3. In this case, the Government installed a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device on respondent Antoine Jones’ Jeep without a valid warrant and without Jones’ consent,

    OF COURSE JONES WOULD NOT CONSENT TO A WARRANT, HE WAS THE ONE TRAFFICKING DRUGS! AND A WARRANT WAS LEGALLY ISSUED IN DC!!! AND THE WARRANT WAS DONE ON PUBLIC, NOT PRIVATE PROPERTY!

    4. Review and correct N.C. criminal misdemeanor court forms. I’ve started this project and have downloaded and corrected approx. 30 forms so far and can send them to any student who is interested in this project. There is no court form to allow misdemeanor defendants to plead not guilty in the state district courts and no court form to ensure that a defendant waives or demands probable cause hearing per NCGS 15A-606.

    5. The Secretary of State Accountability Act – This is a research project that I started that will support a federal bill. When I get funding from the Institute of Fraud Prevention, I will be able to hire a UNC SOG grad student. Here is a link to the research project:

    http://carolinacrimereport.com/secretary-of-state-accountability-act/

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