Just learned that attorney, author and warrior, Bob Grundstein will have his day before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to argue his constitutional claims against the lawyers of WA, collectively known as the WA State Bar.
In WA State, our legislature has betrayed its citizens when it passed the WA State Bar Act. This Act gives over to lawyers the power to steal, cheat, defraud, ruin, and even cause the death of WA State Citizens — all without consequence. This is accomplished by permitting — “requiring” — only WA State Bar Associates the privilege to serve as Judges in WA State, or as Attorney General, or as Prosecutors and even as WA State legislators and Governor. Nothing that occurs in WA State happens unless a WA State Bar Associate permits it, sanctions it, causes it, or prevents it.
Bob Grundstein found out how WA State lawyers use this power to protect themselves when he criticized a Judge — in OHIO! God forbid Bob Grundstein, a Vermont lawyer, would ever represent a client in WA State if he believed himself worthy to ‘criticize a judge’. To prevent this remote possibility that Bob would ever appear in a WA State court, the lawyers of WA State took preventative action and disbarred him so he could NEVER pose a threat to the WA State POWER ELITE — the association of lawyers.
But Bob Grundstein is fighting back …
But who, among the association of 30,000 WA lawyers, will rise up against the WSBA’s racketeering policies and come to Bob’s aid?
Here is an excerpt from Bob Grundstein’s Opening Brief.
Plaintiff – Appellant
Linda Eide, in her individual-personal and professional capacity, Douglas Ende, in his
individual-personal and professional capacity, Lisa Hammel, in her individual and professional
capacity, Washington State Bar Association,
Defendants – Appellees
Facts in the District Court
Case “Fact” is Issue of Law/Jurisdiction
The most important “fact” in the lower court is one of law. Vermont District Judge Reiss dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction. Grundstein claims this is in error.
Short Fact Review of WA State Bar Proceeding
A short review of events in the state court may be helpful to see the serious violations of a State Bar which is only accountable to itself. Corporatism is replacing jurisprudence in many jurisdictions. It’s the worst where judges are elected as they are in WA State.
Grundstein had been a WA state bar member since 1991 and on inactive status for the prior 10 years. He had no clients in WA state. He was not a resident of WA nor in the state at the time Washington State Bar Association ODC (office of disciplinary counsel) filed a formal complaint against him in November of 2010. He could not be served under WA state and administrative rules.
Grundstein moved to have the case dismissed. The WA Bar hearing officer refused to rule on his jurisdictional and venue motions. The Bar administrative Complaint asked for “Probation”. Grundstein sued in Federal Court to enjoin the action on jurisdictional grounds. The W. District of Washington abstained.
Grundstein attended the Disciplinary hearing.
Bar Removed All Grundstein’s Exculpatory Evidence from the Record
Bar Amended Its Complaint at Hearing without Notice or Motion
To Increase Sanction to Disbarment Violation of “In re Ruffalo” 390 US 544
In retaliation for Grundstein’s federal suit, Bar amended its Complaint 9 times at hearing to add offenses and to increase its sanction to Disbarment. This violated the US Supreme Court case “In re Ruffalo”, 390 US 544, (Complaint in Bar hearing cannot be amended without notice and application to magistrate.
Otherwise violation of 5th and 6th Amendments)
Bar also removed all of Grundstein’s exculpatory evidence (ALL his evidence, submitted over 80 pages of transcript) from the record and said it was never presented. It was presented before, during and again, after the hearing.
Hiding Evidence is a Federal and State Crime/Obstruction of Justice Removing Evidence is a Tort/Spoliation of Evidence
These tactics are typical of the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel. The ABA has been telling them to get discipline out of the Bar since 1993 and in 2006 a special study was done by the ABA on the Washington State Bar Office of Disciplinary Counsel which emphatically told it to get discipline out of the bar. The conflicts of interest were illegal.
WA State Bar Committed Libel against Grundstein/It Falsified Record and Violated Due Process to Contrive Illegal Result against Him Reputation Damaged in Vermont
Grundstein has a disbarment on his record. That is a serious character description. He has been defamed.
WA State Supreme Court Refused to Hear Appeal despite 30 Day Rule under WA Rules of Appellate Procedure
The WA State Constitution guarantees a right of appeal. Administrative Bar rule ELC 12 gives the WA State Supreme Court the right of discretionary appeal at any time.
Grundstein filed his appeal to the WA Supreme court 18 days after the Review Board issued its findings. It was refused as late.
Four sets of rules control ODC Hearings. These include their own administrative ELC (Procedural) and RPC (substantive) rules, the WA rules of Civil Procedure, the WA rules of Appellate Procedure and the WA State Administrative Procedures Act.
Since the Bar used the WA Rules of Appellate Procedure during the Board Review, Grundstein assumed these rules controlled the time for appeal to the Supreme Court and provided 30 days to file. (All appeals from state courts get 30 days to file an appeal.)The WA State Supreme Court disregarded it’s accommodation for a discretionary appeal under ELC 12 and refused to hear one.