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Activists ask U.S. Supreme Court to appoint special master to review and correct lawlessness in Cook County Courts

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This motion to the United States Supreme Court requests that the high court consolidate the issue of lawlessness (denial of civil rights including right to petition for writ of habeas corpus, due process, compulsory process, trial by jury, right to counsel, speedy trial, substitution of judge for cause [bias] and ADA accommodations) in three cases before the court: 12-6561, 11-10814, and 11-10790. It exposes the pervasive and systemic ignorance, maliciousness, cover-up of corruption, and denial of civil rights by judges throughout the Circuit Court of Cook County.

The cases which the activists, Linda Lorincz Shelto, PhD, MD, and Mr. David Bambic are requesting to be consolidated over the issue of appointing a special master to investigate the Cook County Courts and institute systems of oversight of the judges and judicial education including civilian, non-court related oversight include the following three cases:

Motion to consolidate cases over issue of lawlessness in Cook County Courts exhibited by Judges: Michael McHale, Joseph Kazmierski, David Haracz, Peggy Chiampas, Jorge Alonso, Veronica Mathein, Kathleen Pantle, Marie Kuriakos Ciesil, Mary Margaret Brosnahan, Kenneth J. Wadas, Colleen A. Hyland, Noreen Daly, William D. Maddux, Timothy Evans, and E. Kenneth Wright Jr.

Original Petition for Writ of Mandamus for violating habeas corpus rights and holding persons for trial without probable cause.  Case No 12-6561

Exhibits for above: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.

Original Petition for Writ of Mandamus in United States Supreme Court due to Trial Court (Judge  Peggy Chiampas) ignoring due process and civil rights (speedy trial, compulsory process, ADA accommodations, substitution of judge for cause [bias]).  Case No 11-10814

Motion for rehearing of 11-10814 after dismissal without comment.

Motion to add two more questions for rehearing concerning refusal to allow petition for writ of habeas corpus to be filed and heard in 11-10814

Original Petition for Writ of Certiorari (appeal) to U.S. Supreme Court regarding lawlessness (violation of trial rights, compulsory process [discovery], refusal to follow Illinois Statutes, and use of hearsay for decisions) Case No 11-10790

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Dr Shelton asks U.S. Supreme Court to appoint special master to remove corruption in Circuit Court of Cook County

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On this site and in their pleadings before the Circuit Court of Cook County, the Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court, Dr. Linda Shelton, Dr. Sheila Mannix, David Bambic, Milijana Vlastelica, Frank Epstein, Sandra Padron, Karyn Mehringer, Mic Gerhardt, Maisha Hamilton, Vernon Glass, Naomi Jennings, Annabel Melongo, Davy Cady and many others have shown that the Circuit Court of Cook County has allowed its judges to disregard constitutional rights such as due process, speedy trial, the right to petition for writ of habeas corpus, the right to receive notice and discovery before trial, the right to have enforced state laws as to trial and court procedure, and the right to confront witnesses against them and not have court decision made based on hearsay.

The extreme lawlessness that Shelton has documented on this site is now before the United States Supreme Court in three Petitions for Certiorari and for Mandamus and five more are in preparation. You can read them in the links at the end of this post.

In the pleadings that follow, David Bambic and Linda Shelton are asking the United States Supreme Court to review this extreme lawlessness that has caused wrongful decisions in their cases, but that also is so pervasive that hundreds if not thousands of divorce cases, orders of protection cases, criminal cases, probate cases, and child custody cases must be overturned or retried.

The state of anarchy in Cook County due to judicial ignorance, corruption, misconduct, arrogance, and maliciousness is so extreme, so harmful to children, families, the elderly, and innocent accused of crimes particularly whistle blowers who are being retaliated against, as documented in these three U.S. Supreme Court proceedings that Shelton has requested the U.S. Supreme Court to appoint a special master to review the policies and procedures of the Circuit Court of Cook County and to institute a judicial education and supervision program so that the right to petition for writ of habeas corpus, the right for a speedy trial, the right to compulsory process, the right to notice and discovery before trial, as well as other rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights including due process or following the statutes and rules of the state and the federal codes and rules are preserved and no longer violated pervasively.

Shelton now calls for Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle to fire Chief Judge Timothy Evans for failure to ensure that the judges in the Circuit Court of Cook County follow the Constitutions of the United States and Illinois and the laws of the State of Illinois and these United States.

We can no longer allow this pervasive, malignant lawlessness to run our courts in Cook County and be steered by the corrupt government officials and police officials that have been doing so.

U.S. Supreme Court Petition for Writ of Mandamust concerning refusal to hear petition for writ of habeas corpus and false arrest and conviction for filing a next-friend petition for writ of habeas corpus, as well as summary (no trial) conviction and sentence of 16 mo in jail for criminal contempt for filing the habeas petition as a non-attorney (the judge declared this illegal) despite the fact that Illinois law allows it: 735 ILCS 5/10 et seq.

The links to the Appendices for this petition (3 volumes)  is as follows:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/105036484/U-S-Supreme-Court-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-lawlessness-in-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-Appendix-Volume-1
http://www.scribd.com/doc/105037752/U-S-Supreme-Court-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-lawlessness-in-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-Appendix-Volume-2
http://www.scribd.com/doc/105042475/United-States-Supreme-Court-Petition-for-Writ-of-Mandamus-lawlessness-Circuit-Court-of-Cook-County-Appendix-Vol-3
 The supplement to this petition that was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court is as follows:
David Bambic’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari concerning a divorce case where he wrongfully, unconstitutionally, and unjustly lost custody of his children and falsely is accused of being dangerous to his children due to lies and hearsay from his drug addicted ex-wife, Catherine Wood, who was given custody, while the court is refusing to acknowledge that the Departmentof Children and Family Services invested the accusations against him by his ex-wife and determined them to be unfounded which proves the judge’s orders for custody and the divorce are illegal and void.

Corrupt Judges Jorge Alonso and Kathleen Pantle kill innocent defendant Vernon Glass

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Corrupt Judges Jorge Alonso & Kathleen Pantle cause death of innocent defendant Psychological Counselor Vernon Glass. Read about it here.

Wrongfully Convicted Asks Jurors to Read Appeal – Then Help Correct Their Error – Brought on by Extreme Prosecutorial Misconduct

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I want to publicly ask the 12 jurors who wrongfully convicted me to read my appeal, find out what was withheld from them illegally; find out what lies were told by the prosecutor and what judicial misconduct was done by the judge that denied me a fair trial. Then tell me they still think I’m guilty. 

I believe jurors should be held accountable and should have to read the appeal.  If they then think I should have been found innocent, they should speak out about the corrupt system and how prosecutorial and judicial misconduct was used to bias them and wrongfully convict me.

My appeal can be read at the following link:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/16301520/Appeal-of-Wrongful-Conviction-Battery-Shelton-Illinois-2009

The jurors names and general place of residence are as follows, which is public record, as they were stated in open court and their names are signed on the guilty verdict form. I wrote them after the trial asking them to review information that was withheld from them and to tell me if this would have changed their decision. NOT ONE had the courtesy to write me with an answer. I promised not to write them again, so I am simply putting this on the Internet and hoping their conscience bothers them enough to read it and correct their harmful mistake as the right thing to do:

William Moldenhauer          Northwest Side of Chicago

Francine Prisby                      Arlington Heights

Joanne Goodloue

David Bennett                          North Side of Chicago

Cayetano Silva                       Northwest Side of Chicago

Betty Jackson                         South Side of Chicago

Margaret Polovchak             Northwest Suburb of Chicago

Donna Smith                           South Side of Chicago

Brian Tobola                           Southwest Side of Chicago

Sarah Iwema                           Northwest Suburb of Chicago

Ana Arroyo                            Southwest Side of Chicago

Linda Engeman                     South Cook County

If any of these people have the guts to contact me, they can do so at my e-mail address:

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Shelton Requests Chief Judge Evans Resignation

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STOP ILLINOIS CORRUPTION

Linda Lorincz Shelton, Ph.D., M.D.,

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

708 952-0040

 

April 19, 2009

 

Chief Judge Timothy Evans

Circuit Court of Cook County

50 W. Washington, Rm 2600

Chicago, IL 60602

 

        Dear Judge Evans:

            Thank you for your response letter of April 20, 2009. I understand your concerns not to involve yourself in judicial decisions concerning other judges. However, decisions on indigency petitions are not judicial decisions. They are administrative decisions. As chief administrator of the courts you are responsible for the employees under you including the judges, the clerk, and the court reporters. As you have now willfully refused to do your job and actually are condoning many criminal acts committed by judges under you, the Sheriff’s staff, the Court Clerk, and the Court Reporters, I MUST NOW ASK ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF COOK COUNTY FOR YOUR RESIGNATION. It is not acceptable for the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County to engage in willful denial of due process on such a large scale, and at the same time to abdicate his responsibility as an administrator. The net result of your crimes is that you are participating in running the Circuit Court of Cook County as a criminal enterprise.

            It is clear from your previous responses to my concerns that you have no intention of doing your job as an administrator. Your court reporters have defied and still are defying court orders to prepare and file transcripts in 05 CR 29530 [correction – 05 CR 12718]. The Illinois Appellate Court has also violated their oaths of office and the law by failing to enforce Judge Kazmierski’s order to prepare free transcripts and file them.  Therefore, Federal Judge Coar has ruled in 09 C 105, a habeas corpus petition on this case, that the Appellate Court through their actions has waived the right of the State of Illinois to insist I exhaust State remedies with direct appeals and a petition for habeas before the Illinois Supreme Court. He is hearing my habeas petition on this [wrongful] conviction where a Cook County Correctional Officer, Sgt. Anthony Salemi, attacked me, falsified his records, perjured himself in court, and the Judge, Kazmierski, committed gross judicial misconduct and the prosecutors, Andrew Dalkin and John Maher committed gross prosecutorial misconduct resulting in an unfair trial denying me due process. Then Judge Kazmierski illegally sentenced me to two years in IDOC, refused to stay sentence pending appeal, in violation of U.S. Supreme Court Holding in Cunningham v. California, 127 S. Ct. 856 (2007). I fully expect to be vindicated and for the Sgt. to be arrested and convicted of official misconduct and other crimes and for the prosecutors to be charged with prosecutorial misconduct and punished appropriately.  Judge Kazmierski should be disciplined and I intend to find a way to hold him accountable in a court of law or before the JIB and press.

            Judge Maddux is running a criminal enterprise called the Law Division, which denies pro se litigants in particularly the constitutional rights to redress of grievances and due process. He does this by running an illegal and unconstitutional operation called the “Black Line Trial System” of which you are fully aware and condone.  He also illegally denies indigent petition and then violates law by ordering his clerks not to promptly give the litigant a copy of their petition and his order concerning the petition.  I have now publicized this misconduct and criminal RICO violation on the Internet. As you know Sheila Mannix has also documented and publicized the RICO operation run by the Family Court Division and its judges, which you apparently also condone. See:

Judge William D Maddux, in collusion with Sheriff Dart and Clerk Dorothy Brown, as well as with approval of Chief Judge Timothy Evans runs the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook Count as a Criminal Enterprise in violation of RICO. The following has been provided to the FBI and posted on my blogs:

 https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/judge-maddux-dismisses-torts-with-dual-court-assignments-for-same-case-hidden-black-line-trial-call-rico-violation/

 http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2009/05/judge-maddux-runs-law-division-cook.html

 Circuit Court of Cook County Family Division is Criminal Enterprise and committing RICO violations. See federal RICO suit brought by Dr. Sheila Mannix:

 1:09-cv-00103

 Dorothy Brown’s Clerk’s Office has violated Supreme Court Rules and failed to transmit a notice of appeal in a criminal case, as well as has refused to pepare a record of appeal in that case, along with permitting and condoning her staff in stealing court files from pro se litigants, extorting money from indigent litigants, and causing false arrest of indigent llitigants, as noted in above Internet blogs. As you are fully aware of these crimes and have failed to act to stop further crimes and remedy the above, you are aiding and abetting in such criminal acts, as well as attempting to cover them up.

 You are also fully informed that Judge Schultz, Gainer, Alonso, Pantle, Beibel have blatantly violated law, including Illinois Supreme Court Rules and United States Supreme Court Holdings. I also have evidence of misconduct of at least a half dozen other judges including Judges Kuriakos Ciecil, Brosnahan, Petrone, and Donnelly.

 http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2009/04/presiding-criminal-court-judge-paul-p.html

 http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2009/02/judge-jorge-alonso-overturns-federal.html

 http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2009/01/criminal-acts-il-attorney-general-lisa.html

 http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/12/save-life-dr-maisha-hamilton-bennett.html

 http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/12/lawless-corrupt-incompetent-wacko-cook_04.html

 http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/12/lawless-corrupt-incompetent-wacko-cook.html

 As Chief Judge of the Circuit Court you are responsible for referring judicial

misconduct to the JIB and you have failed to do so. You are also responsible for judicial assignments, yet you leave judges who blatantly violate the law in positions of authority and supervision over other judges. Your failure to do you job is not only irresponsible, but I believe purposeful.

             I have also fully informed the FBI about the above schemes and crimes, as well as your refusal to do your job. I believe these acts amount to felony theft of honest services, felony conspiracy to violate rights under color of law, felony violation of rights under color of law, obstruction of justice, extortion, fraud, official misconduct, and wire fraud, as well as other crimes including felony RICO violations.

             I respectfully therefore, as a citizen on behalf of the people of Cook County ask for your resignation as Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Sincerely,

Linda Lorincz Shelton, Ph.D., M.D. 

CC:

FBI

State Police

Cook County State’s Attorney

Cook County Board

Select Advocacy Groups and the Press

Incompetent Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien Again Violates U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

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Illinois Appellate Court First District Judge Sheila O’Brien should be impeached for official oppression and extensive violationof her oath of office. See all posts on this blog relating to her.

As is described in my other posts, I am appealing a criminal case against me for a fraudulent Illinois charge of Medicaid vendor fraud in regards to the jurisdictional issues, not in regards to the not guilty jury verdict. See:

https://cookcountyjudges.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/judge-paul-p-biebel-jr-violates-constitutional-right-illegally-withdraws-notice-of-appeal/

Ignorant Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. and Trial Judge Jorge Alonso lost jurisdiction for everything except ordering the transcripts after I filed a Notice of Appeal on March 9, 2009. Yet Judge Biebel, without jurisdiction, sue sponte ordered the Notice of Appeal not to be transmitted to the IL Appellate Court in violation of Supreme Court Rules requiring the N of A to be transmitted within 5 days, and . This also closed the case and the Court Clerk then told me the record of appeal would not be transmitted to the IL Appellate Court. Judge Biebel should be removed form the bench for violation of his oath of office and violation of my constitutional right for an appeal and redress of grievances.

After I hand-carried the N of A to the IL Appellate Court, the Clerk of the Court, David Ravid, docketed the case and told me that Judge Biebel’s order does NOT apply to the IL Appellate Court. Then I showed the docket sheet to the Cook County Criminal Clerk and she said she therefore would transmit the record on appeal to the IL Appellate Court as per the IL Appellate Court the case was now active.

Ignorant and malicious Judge Alonso denied my motion for free transcripts for appeal despite declaring me indigent. This is a violation of U. S. Supreme Court holdings and stare decisis. Judge Alonso is blatantly violating case law and violating my constitutional right to an appeal. This is called official oppression or official misconduct and he should be criminally prosecuted and removed from the bench for violation of his oath of office, for this as well as for allowing the prosecution against me to proceed without ANY personal or subject-matter jurisdiction.

I filed three motions to the IL Appellate Court. One for indigency which today was granted by IL Appellate Court Judge Sheila O’Brien, but she added an order sue sponte against my wishes appointing the State Appellate Defender to be counsel for the case. I intend to  pursue this appeal pro se. There was NO motion for appointment of the State Appellate Defender. 

The State Appellate Defender can order transcripts free, but the Circuit Court of Cook County Reporter is more than a year behind in providing transcripts and therefore is impeding MANY appeals as they cannot be written without the transcripts being filed.

Incompetent and careless Judge O’Brien also denied the following two motions to order Judge Biebel to vacate and expunge his illegal, unauthorized order prohibiting the clerk form transmitting the N of A and therefore preparing the record on appeal. Judge O’Brien is violating law by ignoring IL Supreme Court rules and case law which state that a lower court loses jurisdiction once a N of A is filed and that the N of A MUST be transmitted by the clerk as a matter of law.

Judge O’Brien also violated case law and costitutional right by denying motion to order Judge Alonso to order the transcripts to be prepared free of charge by the court reporters and filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Judge O’Brien MAY NOT overturn constitutional rights to a direct appeal in a criminal case and for redress of grievances by ACTIVELY, WILLINGLY AND KNOWINGLY depriving an indigent defendant of transcripts. This denies due process and is a violation of Judge O’Brien’s oath of office. It also is the criminal act of official oppression and official misconduct.

The next step is to request an IL Supreme Court supervisory order to intervene and overturn Judge O’Brien’s unconstitutional and either incompetent or malicious, arrogant orders. I will also move the 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals for an order that the illegal actions of Judge O’Brien serve as a State waiver of the State’s right to insist I exhaust state remedies, where my petition for habeas corpus is pending a request for a certificate of appealability after it was denied for failure to exhaust state remedies. I have requested review under the public interest exception to the mootness doctrine and I’m challenging the ruling that I didn’t exhaust state remedies as I did present the jurisdictional issues to the IL Supreme Court twice in a direct appeal and in a habeas petition regarding a criminal contempt finding by the Trial Court in the vendor fraud case, where I allege that since the vendor fraud case lacks jurisdiction and is null and void ab initio, then the criminal contempt finding cannot be held to stand in the presence of a null hearing. The Illinois Supreme Court twice CHOSE to deny leave to appeal and leave to file petition for habeas on these issues. They should NOT be given a third bite at the apple.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9708949/Shelton-Federal-Petition-for-Writ-Habeas-Corpus-Vendor-Fraud-2008

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9694342/Shelton-Federal-Petition-for-Writ-of-Habeas-Corpus-Criminal-Contempt-2008

See above first of three links for Motion concerning Judge Biebel’s orders.

Following is Motion concerning Judge Alonso’s denial of transcript:

No. 09-0949

 

IN THE

APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS

FIRST DISTRICT

 

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS       )           Appeal from the Circuit Court

                                                                        )           of Cook County, Illinois

            Plaintiff-Appellee                       )

                                                                        )

-vs.-                                                             )           No. 04 CR 17571-03

                                                                        )

LINDA L. SHELTON                             )

                                                                        )           Honorable Jorge Alonso

            Defendant-Appellant                             )           Judge Presiding

 

MOTION TO ORDER JUDGE JORGE ALONSO TO VACATE HIS ILLEGAL ORDER DENYING INDIGENT DEFENDANT FREE TRANSCRIPTS FOR APPEAL AND THE PREPARATION OF THE RECORD ON APPEAL

 

            NOW COMES, Linda Shelton, Defendant, Pro Se, who respectfully moves this Honorable Court to order Trial Court Judge Jorge Alonso to vacate his illegal order denying indigent defendant free transcripts for appeal and the preparation of the record on appeal. In support of this motion Defendant states as follows:

            Defendant, pro se, filed Notice of Appeal (Exhibit A attached to concurrently filed motion) with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk”) on March 9, 2009 and requested the Clerk to prepare the Record on Appeal.

            Defendant, pro se, filed Motion for Free Transcripts to be prepared and for Court Clerk to Prepare Record on Appeal without charge and presented this motion to Judge Alonso on March 20, 2009. Judge Alonso orally denied the motion without legal basis and in violation of established law. (Exhibit B) Trial Court previously declared Defendant indigent.

            It is clear from Stare Decisis, Illinois Supreme Court Rules, and common knowledge that indigent defendants must be granted free transcripts of the proceedings and free preparation of record on appeal for transmission to the Appellate Court. Failure to do so denies the defendant’s constitutional right to due process and redress of grievances.

            Therefore, Judge Alonso has violated the constitution, Illinois Supreme Court Rules, and higher court precedent in denying free transcripts and preparation of record of appeal.

 

            WHEREFORE, Defendant, respectfully moves this Honorable Court to issue an order reversing decision of Judge Alonso denying the record of proceedings and record on appeal without cost to indigent defendant.

Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. Violates Constitutional Right & Illegally Withdraws Notice of Appeal

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I filed a Notice of Appeal as a right with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County on March 9, 2009. I was found not guilty of Medicaid vendor fraud because it was a case of ID theft. I am NOT appealing the verdict. I am appealing the issue of jurisdiction both because controversies remain and due to the public interest exception to the mootness doctrine.

The Circuit Court loses jurisdiction once the Notice of Appeal is file. The Clerk of the Court is required by law to transmit the Notice of Appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court.

On March 20, 2009 Judge Biebel sue sponte wrote an order barring the Clerk from transmitting the Notice of Appeal or from preparing the record on appeal, illegally declaring that there was “no appeallable order”.

I too the Notice of Appeal to the Illinos Appellate Court and had the case docketed – 09-0949. I also filed the following two motions. Judge Biebel has violated his oath of office by blatantly violating law.

The result of his order would have been to deny the appeal of the jurisdictional issue, which if I win, will set precedent and prove that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in conjunction with the Office of Inspector General Federal Dept. of Health and Human Services have been illegally and baselessly prosecuting a number of quality and dedicated  providers of mental health services to persons on Medicaid. A win would free Dr. Maisha Hamilton Bennett, overturn her conviction and overturn the conviction of Naomi Jennings and perhaps others I don’t know about, as well as force the prosecution against Vernon Glass to cease.

As explained in the following link AG Madigan and IL Medicaid (started by previous AG Ryan and previous administrations) have a scheme to deny mental health care to persons on Medicaid, use this as a phony claim they are tough on fraud for election purposes, and use this to help balance the IL budget on the backs of the mentally ill. They are claiming that Medicaid will not pay for psychiatric services performed by non-physicians such as licensed drug-addiction counselors and psychologists when billed fee-for-service as employees of physicians. They claim it is felony fraud for a physician to bill Medicaid for services of such licensed employees.

This essentially denies mental health care to persons on Medicaid as > 80 % of mental health care in this country is provided by non-physicians. We need 30,000+ pediatric psychiatrists yet the country has less than 5,000. Failure to provide mental health care increases crime, misery, family disruption, and poverty. It is a disaster to our economy. Judge Biebel is part of the problem, not the solution. He should be impeached. As presiding criminal division judge he should be held to a higher standard and should know better.

For a detailed and exhaustive analysis of the fraudulent nature of the charges and the state scheme see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2009/02/judge-jorge-alonso-overturns-federal.html

For a detailed analysis of why the indictment is legally insufficient and therefore the case is void see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/10/legally-insufficient-indictment-failure.html

For a shorter description of the scheme by the state to deny mental health care see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/10/criminal-scheme-of-il-attorney-general.html

For detailed discussion of the jurisditional issues in a federal Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus which was denied and is pending before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals under the public interest exception to the mootness doctrine see:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9708949/Shelton-Federal-Petition-for-Writ-Habeas-Corpus-Vendor-Fraud-2008

The following is my Motion to the IL Appellate Court to overturn Judge Biebel’s void and illegal order:

IN THE

APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS

FIRST DISTRICT

 

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS       )           Appeal from the Circuit Court

                                                                        )           of Cook County, Illinois

            Plaintiff-Appellee                                  )

                                                                        )

-vs.-                                                     )           No. 04 CR 17571-03

                                                                        )

LINDA L. SHELTON                                     )

                                                                        )           Honorable Jorge Alonso

            Defendant-Appellant                             )           Judge Presiding

 

MOTION TO ORDER JUDGE PAUL P. BIEBEL JR. TO VACATE HIS ILLEGAL ORDER FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK NOT TO TRANSMIT NOTICE OF APPEAL TO APPELLATE COURT

 

            NOW COMES, Linda Shelton, Defendant, Pro Se, who respectfully moves this Honorable Court to order Presiding Circuit Court of Cook County Criminal Division Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. to vacate his illegal order for Circuit Court of Cook County Clerk not to transmit Notice of Appeal in above titled case to Illinois Appellate Court. In support of this motion Defendant states as follows:

            Defendant, pro se, filed Notice of Appeal (Exhibit A) with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (“Clerk”) on March 9, 2009 and requested the Clerk to prepare the Record on Appeal.

            Defendant, on April 10, 2009, received an order made sue sponte by Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. instructing the Clerk NOT to transmit the Notice of Appeal to this Appellate Court stating that there was no final appealable order. (Exhibit B)

            Notice of Appeal states that Defendant was found not guilty on February 24, 2009, but was appealing NOT THE VERDICT, but the issue of JURISDICTION of the court.

            The Illinois Appellate Court, 3rd District in King v. DeDonker, 17 Ill.App.3d 1064, 309 N.E.2d 598 (1974) ruled that a judge’s refusal to enter a finding of not guilty after a not guilty verdict was a final appealable order. The United States Supreme Court in several cases granted certiorari after not guilty verdicts and ruled that issues in cases where there were not guilty verdicts were appealable if they met two tests: 1) there remained a controversy, and 2) when there is no threat of either multiple punishments or successive prosecutions as a result of overturning the decisions of the trial court; in essence that as long as the double jeopardy clause is not offended the appeal is not barred. United States v. Jenkins, 420 U.S. 358, 95 S.Ct. 1006, (1975); Serfass v. United States, 420 U.S. 377, 95 S.Ct. 1055 (1975); United States v. Wilson, 420 U.S. 332, 95 S.Ct. 1013 (1975); United States v. Martin Linen Supply Co, 430 U.S. 564, 97 S.Ct 1349 (1977); and United States v. Ceccolini, 435 U.S. 268, 98 S.Ct. 1054 (1978)

            A case is only moot when it involves no controversy. Hynde v. Hopper, 56 Ill.App.2d 152, 205 N.E.2d 647 (1965)

            In the present case there remains a controversy – the issue of personal and subject matter jurisdiction. The appeal and decision about this controversy denying Defendant’s multiple motions to dismiss pretrial for lack of jurisdiction was barred until there was a final order of the court (finding of not guilty after not guilty jury verdict). The issue is not moot because a decision on jurisdiction will solve several remaining controversies. There is no limitations on the time to appeal void orders.

            First, if the case lacked jurisdiction and was null and void ab initio, then all bail orders are void and the Clerk may not retain the 10% of the bail or $1100, and she must return this money to the Defendant.

            Second, if the case was null and void ab initio, then the case must be expunged from Defendant’s criminal record without charge to her and without the requirement that she apply for it to be expunged.

            Third, if the case was null and void ab initio, then two findings of criminal contempt found during the precedings would also be null and void and must be vacated and expunged, even IF the defendant had made contemptuous statements or made contemptuous actions during these two hearings which would become nullities. ACC 050087-01 and ACC 070057-01

Fourth and finally, Defendant also claims that the issue of jurisdiction is not moot because if the valid controversy of alleged lack of jurisdiction in this case is resolved in favor of the State’s position that there is jurisdiction, res judicata on this issue would bar any tort action against Judge Pantle and Attorney General Lisa Madigan in federal case number 1:06-cv-04259, a pending civil rights suit against these persons on hold in federal court pending the disposition of this criminal case (now it will be taken off of hold status). The orders of the federal court based on presumed absolute judicial and prosecutorial immunity did not address the merits of the allegation of total lack of jurisdiction of prosecutor or Trial Court and its judge. Therefore, the Federal District Court has NOT decided this jurisdictional issue in the pending case, 1:06-cv-04259.  There is no issue of res judicata barring the consideration by the Illinois Appellate Court of the controversy concerning jurisdiction in this case. The Federal Court order removing these two persons from the suit as defendants will be appealed due to their lack of jurisdiction. This order of the Federal District Court in case number 1:06-cv-04259 becomes null and void if this Illinois Appellate Court rules that this criminal case was null and void ab initio, as prosecutors and judges lose absolute immunity ONLY when they are declared to have NO jurisdiction in a case. Therefore a controversy remains as to whether the Illinois Attorney General ever had jurisdiction to indict and prosecute defendant and whether the Trial Court ever had jurisdiction to hear this case, based on the resulting void indictment. The resolution of this controversy has immediate impact on the resolution of the above mentioned federal case and on the convictions of Maisha Hamilton Bennett and Naomi Jennings, as well as on the pending criminal case against Vernon Glass. All these cases involve the same charges and the same issues leading to the conclusion that there was a lack of trial court and prosecutorial jurisdiction or authority as listed in the Notice of Appeal. Therefore, harm will befall defendant and continue to befall Maisha Hamilton Bennett, Naomi Jennings, and Vernon Glass if the issue on this appeal of jurisdiction is not resolved in defendant’s favor.

            Therefore, the Illinois Appellate Court is NOT BARRED from hearing this appeal pertaining solely to the jurisdictional issues.

 

            WHEREFORE, Defendant, respectfully moves this Honorable Court to issue an order for Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. to vacate his order of March 20, 2009 to the Clerk not to transmit the Notice of Appeal to this Honorable Court.

           

            Under penalties as provided by law pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/109-1 I certify that the statements set forth herein are true and correct.

Dated: April 14, 2009                                                  

                                                                                    Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                                    ___________________

Linda L. Shelton, Ph.D., M.D.                          Linda L. Shelton

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