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Hitler – Chief Judge Timothy Evans now has completely taken away our rights

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If corruption in family courts described in this blog is not enough including diverting funds from VAWA and Social Security Title IV-D to enrich judges, court-appointed attorneys, and court-appointed evaluators, now ADA accommodations are also at risk in the courts, pro se litigants are being deprived of equal protection in the courts, and we are being thrown back into the stone age in Cook County by new rules from Chief Judge Evans.  Please remember to demand fix to VAMA funding being diverted for corrupt purposes before passage. Many of our legislators are totally ignorant of what is actually happening with VAWA funds.

Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard is acting like Hitler.

Now defendants cannot contact their attorneys when their attorneys are late, cannot contact their families, cannot have their electronic calendars with them when they are representing themselves. The latest Illinois Supreme Court ruling requiring Court Clerks to allow the use of rolling scanning devices to allow persons to avoid huge page copy charges in the Clerk’s offices and in Court libraries are at risk with the bar on bringing in electronic devices.  The disabled who need assistance of electronic devices will have to ask for special permission to bring them into court buildings including palm pilots and cell phones. Many disabled persons take public transportation and need to have cell phones with them at all times to contact their doctors or others for assistance.  Now they will have to pay $3.00 to put them in tiny lockers at courthouses, but the courthouses don’t have enough little pay lockers to hold all the phones that people will have to lock up, that will no longer be allowed in courthouses.

In domestic and civil matters pro se litigants and their witnesses will be at a disadvantage.  This applies in courthouses where there are eviction cases, divorce cases and every other kind of civil case.

If they ban pro se litigants from having these devices, then they should ban the attorneys and judges from having them too so pro se litigants are not at a disadvantage.  If judges wants to go back to the stone age, then let everyone do this.  Their computer system is already in the stone age so that it is impossible to query so that the courts can cover up their corruption!

Help make a massive protest about this!! Hitler reigns in Cook County.  First the right to petition for habeas corpus has been denied, perjury by sheriff deputies is rampant, and my right to notice for a criminal trial, right to have dismissed legally insufficient complaints, right to speedy trial, right to compulsory process, and right to have access to my court file and pen and paper during trial has been eliminated - now this!!  See my new post coming soon about my recent misdemeanor conviction where all these rights were denied!

Help spread the word!

Released On 12/12/2012

Chief Judge Evans December 17, 2012, interview with CBS 2 Chicago on cell phone ban.
Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced beginning January 14, 2013, the public will not be permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices into any Circuit Court of Cook County courthouse facility except for the Richard J. Daley Center Courthouse.  The ban will affect only those courthouse facilities in which criminal matters are heard.*

Included in the ban are all electronic devices capable of connecting to the Internet or making audio or video recordings, including laptops and tablet computers. Chief Judge Evans said, “Judges brought their concerns to me that people attending court proceedings were using their cell phones to photograph witnesses, judges, jurors, and prospective jurors.  They also said persons appeared to be texting testimony to witnesses waiting their turn to testify outside the courtroom, while others were attempting to stream live to media comments by judges from the bench.” “The court is sending a strong message to gang members and others that any attempts to intimidate witnesses, jurors, and judges in court will not be permitted,” said Chief Judge Evans.  “The ban will help to make sure that justice is properly done by preserving the integrity of testimony and maintaining court decorum.” Anyone violating the ban could face prosecution for contempt of court. The new ban on cell phones and electronic devices in all courthouse facilities in which criminal matters are heard is taking place pursuant to General Administrative Order 2012-8 entered by Chief Judge Evans today, December 11, 2012. Cell phones and electronic devices will continue to be allowed into the Daley Center but the order restricts use of all such devices to public areas, away from courtrooms.  Primarily civil matters are heard in the Daley Center, along with some quasi-criminal, misdemeanor, and traffic offenses. In addition, the order exempts persons on official business with proper identification who will be allowed to bring such devices into courthouse facilities in which criminal matters are heard.  The use of all such devices by these persons will be restricted to public areas, away from courtrooms.  The following persons are exempted from the ban: current or former judges; licensed attorneys; all law enforcement officers; all government employees; persons reporting for jury service; jurors (subject to the authority of the trial judges); building and maintenance workers, equipment repair persons and vendors; and anyone authorized by order of court. Members of the news media are also exempted from the ban.  Following the anticipated approval of the circuit court’s application for extended media coverage by the Illinois Supreme Court, the media will also be allowed to use their electronic devices in the courtroom. The new policy also provides for judges to be able to enter orders permitting the use of electronic devices in any courtroom in any court facility as they deem appropriate.

*There are 13 courthouse facilities into which the public is prohibited from bringing cell phones and electronic devices as follows:
  • The George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building at 2600 S. California Ave., Chicago
  • The Cook County Juvenile Center, 1100 West Hamilton Ave., Chicago
  • The Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 West Harrison St., Chicago
  • The Second Municipal District Skokie Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Road
  • The Third Municipal District Rolling Meadows Courthouse, 2121 Euclid Road
  • The Fourth Municipal District Maywood Courthouse, 1500 Maybrook Drive
  • The Fifth Municipal District Bridgeview Courthouse, 10220 S. 76th Ave.
  • The Sixth Municipal District Markham Courthouse, 16501 S. Kedzie Parkway
  • 5555 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 23 and 50)
  • 2452 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 29 and 42)
  • 155 W. 51st St., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 34 and 48)
  • 727 E. 111th St., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 35 and 38)
  • 3150 W. Flournoy St., Chicago (First Municipal District criminal branches 43 and 44)
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  1. You want to spin this to support your conspiracy against pro se litigants. This ban only takes place in criminal courthouses, civil courthouses will be business as usual on phones. How did you miss the eavesdropping law being shot down as a possible cause for this ban?Why don’t you address the allegations that the judge makes about gangbangers(people who act out because of not enough government programs) using the phones to take pictures in court? Will County has the same ban. You don’t care since it doesn’t effect you. Will you support 19thwardpolitics.blogspot.com right to freedom of speech even though they are doing a post on you?

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    fran

    December 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  2. The ban includes all courthouses in municipal districts as they have some criminal cases so even people going to use the law library there, those in divorce court, eviction court and with other civil matters are subject to this ban.

    If the problem with gangbangers threatening witnesses and jury members is so big, then subpoena their phone records, get the witnesses and jury members to testify, arrest them and imprison them after a trial with a conviction. Don’t make everyone else subject to Gestapo like tactics.

    It is legal to take pictures of police and record them now that the eavesdropping law has been ruled unconstitutional. They are afraid of being recorded and their pictures taken outside the courtroom because they want to cover up their corruption. What do they have to hide – a lot! The courts can ban taking pictures in the courtrooms and courthouse and even ban recordings in the courthouse, but not in areas of the courthouse that are not controlled by the courts!

    I would be happy to support any one who writes anything that is true. If someone writes slanderous material about me, I will sue them!

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    Linda Shelton

    December 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Justice For Livia and commented:
    If court proceedings can’t be recorded, it comes down to the presiding judges’ word over EVERYONE elses.

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    justiceforlivia

    December 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm


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