Judge Ronald B. Leighton uses court rules as a hatchet to statutory and constitutional rights. Not only is this a slimy way to use his power, but it is an “unlawful” way in which he uses his power. It is true that courts have the authority to make rules for the efficient and expeditions way in which they are to conduct their business, the law makes it clear that court rules must not intrude upon substantive rights. The rule making authority granted courts by congress has imposed such limits by 28 USC 2072(b), which states this limitation in unambiguous language, “(b) Such rules shall not abridge, enlarge or modify any substantive right.”
Judge Leighton simply ignores this limitation and uses “court rules” in a way that absolutely invades substantive rights. To say it another way, Judge Leighton demands a litigant comply with a court rule before he can plead his case before a jury. One rule in particular is Judge Leighton’s favorite. It is rule 12(b)(6) of the federal rules of civil procedure. This rule is a rule to “dismiss” a case… even before a defendant answers the complaint. It is the most abused rule that corrupt, lazy, or simply incompetent judges use to deny a persons right to access the courts.
Just to highlight how often Judge Leighton uses court rules to unlawfully deny a persons statutory or constitutional rights is shown by how often Judge Leighton is “reversed” on appeal. Nearly one in six cases that go to appeal are reversed. In other words anyone who finds him or herself before Judge Leighton will be treated unfairly about 16% of the time. This is a dismal statistic and should be grounds to remove Leighton from his bench!
These “tactical ploys” lawyers use to cheat justice are disgraceful. When lawyers and judges play with their rules in such a despicable way that cheats individuals of their right to seek a “redress of grievances” it is not only a mockery of justice but it is unacceptable in a civilized society.
The entire “judicial branch” has become a club where lawyers, whether in a judicial role (judges) or quasi-judicial role (lawyers), play with individuals for their own amusement. There is no more clear-cut example of this game-play than in the way Judge Leighton dismissed a case filed against James Avery, who is Kitsap County Assessor. Avery is clearly defrauding citizens by using ‘disinformation’ (he is lying) in the administration of a state program for senior/disabled citizens. How LOW are these public officials permitted to sink than when they permit the defrauding of the old and disabled!!! But the utter reprehensible conduct of Avery doesn’t stop with Judge Leighton. Ione George, who is Kitsap’s attorney, is defending Avery and is the “lawyer” who sought dismissal of the case. Clearly Ione George has no respect for the law, the constitution, the rights of citizens. To her it is about one thing… save Avery and his fraud! How does she live with herself? To read how these “public officials and corrupt attorneys and judges conduct themselves read my Brief to Ninth Circuit . Read about James Avery defrauding retired/disabled citizens.
What has our country become if our justice system is but a game of who can defraud, cheat, steal and lie. When our Judges, like Leighton uses court rules to deny fundamental rights and allow a government fraud perpetrated upon the old and disabled by a county official, and does so time and again, justice is an illusion — only a game.