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Cook County Court Clerk Dorothy Brown grossly negligent in maintaining docket

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Cook County Circuit Court Clerk (“CCCCC”) Dorothy Brown is required by Illinois statutes to keep accurate court records and to record court dates, filing of motions and  other pleadings and orders of the court on an electronic docket [=a brief entry of the proceedings in a legal case]. That is her job for which she was elected.

The docket is used by litigants or attorneys to keep track of when pleadings were filed, what orders have been entered and when as well as court dates.

However, the CCCCC’s docket does not have any details that allow a litigant or attorney to determine which pleading, motion, petition, or  order was entered or filed on a particular date.

These inadequacies cause the litigants and attorneys to be impeded in their case, causes them to spend extra time and money figuring out what is going on and when they have deadlines to meet, etc.  This is particularly true when a new attorney comes on the case and needs to quickly get up to speed as to what has occurred in previous proceedings.

With modern computers, it would be easy for the assistant clerks to type in the name of the pleading, motion or petition, as well as to type in specific summaries of the orders. In that way the docket would serve as it is supposed to do – as a snapshot of the case. However, CCCCC Brown has failed to enact a system where the assistant clerks properly enter the name of the pleading or details of the orders into the electronic record (docket). Instead a vague nonspecific statement is entered such as “motion filed” or “order entered”, as well as “continued for status” [without stating which motion was continued]. Statements such as “entered and  continued” fail to give sufficient detail for the reader to tell what was entered and continued.

Please write to Chief Judge Evans and Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinckle and ask them to order CCCCC Brown to remedy this serious deficiency and start a system where specific names of pleadings, motions, orders or memoranda as well as details of orders be entered onto the docket.  In addition, she should explain how she provides supervision of her assistant clerks in order to ensure that the error rate for docket entries is minimum.  Right now I have documented a 37% error rate in the docket of significant entries such as orders. See article about the error rate at this link.  Their addresses are at the end of this post.

The docket entries look like this:

Activity Date: 7/29/2009 Participant: SHELTON LINDA
CASE SET ON STATUS CALL
Date: 9/24/2009
Court Time: 1000
Judge: WARD, JOHN A.
Microfilm: LD000641353
Activity Date: 9/23/2009 Participant: SHELTON LINDA L
MOTION FILED
Attorney: PRO SE
Activity Date: 9/24/2009 Participant: SHELTON LINDA
COMPLY – CONTINUED –
Date: 10/29/2009
Court Time: 1000
Judge: WARD, JOHN A.
Microfilm: LD000772660

Chief Judge Timothy Evans
Cook County Circuit Court
50 W. Washington, Rm 2600
Chicago, IL 60602

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle
118 N. Clark Street Room 537
Chicago IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6400
Fax: (312) 443-4397

Written by Linda Shelton

January 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Circuit Court of Cook County a Criminal Enterprise

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Judge Maddux of the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division runs his division as a criminal enterprise, denying First Amendment Right to Redress of Grievances, to indigent plaintiffs, if he doesn’t like you, thinks you sue too much, or if you have filed suit against corrupt officials in Cook County or the State of Illinois. He uses the Sheriff’s office as a goon squad to harass and falsely arrest those that complain about his scheme and unconstitutional conduct. He should be impeached.

Chief Judge Evans of the Circuit Court of Cook County condones his conduct as does the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Dorothy Brown. Dorothy Brown has announced she is running for the office of President of the Board of Cook County Commissioners. I cannot support her under the circumstances of her misconduct.

I call upon President Stroger to remove Judge Timothy Evans as Chief Judge and replace him with an honest person. He has been Chief Judge too long and is too corrupt to continue in this position. Rumor has it he also participates in pay-to-play demanding 10% contributions to the political fund “Friends of Madigan” for every contract he grants concerning the Circuit Court of Cook County. I also call on the FBI to investigate both Judge Evans and Judge Maddux for RICO violations and corruption.

I also urge voters in Cook County to never againt vote for the ineffective and corrupt Sheriff Dart or for Dorothy Brown. We need leaders with vision, honesty, integrity, who act as professionals, admit mistakes, recognize and correct problems agressively, and are willing to meet with members of the public to solve problems. Status quo is no longer good enough. Change is required from the top down, starting with Todd Stroger, Cook County Board President.

See: http://www.scribd.com/doc/16862379/IL-S-Ct-Motion-for-Supervisory-Order-Stop-Violation-Law-by-Judge-Maddux-and-Court-Clerk-Dorothy-Brown-Shelton-2009

http://www.scribd.com/doc/16904369/IL-Supreme-Crt-Motion-for-Supervisory-Order-Stop-Crt-Corruption-Shelton-2009

Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr Violates Supreme Court Denies Appeal

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Judge Paul P. Biebel Jr. has again violated stare decisis in snubbing his nose at previous United States Supreme Court Rulings and the United States Constitution.

I filed a Notice of Appeal in case no. 04 CR 17571-03 regarding the issue of personal and subject-matter jurisdiction. IT IS CLEAR THAT THE COURT NEVER HAD JURISDICTION. See: 

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

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

The trial court under the following judges in succession violated my rights by holding court without jurisdiction and failing to dismiss and vacate the case ab initio based on lack of jurisdiction: Judges Crooks, Fox, Pantle, and Alonso. All these judges are intellectual midgets who need guidance by studying case law. They all make baseless knee-jerk decisions violating higher court rulings and are unable to handle making decisions of law except for basic common variety criminal case issues. They should be barred from any case with complex federal laws or unusual questions of law.

I went to trial on February 17, 2009 and was found not guilty by the jury on Febrary 24, 2009. I am NOT appealing the verdict. I am appealing the jurisdictional pretrial rulings where Judges Fox, Pantle, and Alonso claimed that “Federal Law does Not Apply in this Case” [Judge Alonso] despite the fact that Medicaid is a joint federal state program; that “I don’t care” [Judge Pantle] in response to my complaint and request to argue the jurisdictional issues; and denials of motions to dismiss for insufficient indictment [see:

http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/search/label/Indictment ], and for

violation of statute of limitations, for illegally impaneled grand jury, for misstatement of the law to the grand jury, for extensive perjury of the State witness to the grand jury, for violation of speedy trial statutes, for violation of the Supremacy clause, for failure to state a valid charge, and for lack of personal and subject-matter jurisdiction because the sham prosecutor IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan has no legal authority in Illinois to independently appear before a grand jury, obtain an indictment, or prosecute a case without the invitation, review of evidence and decision of charges, consent, and at least minimual participation of the County State’s Attorney – which was never done in this or similar cases.

I filed a Notice of Appeal per IL Supreme Court Rules on March 9, 2009 stating I was appealing the jurisdictional issues and not the verdict. By IL Supreme Court rules the Clerk is REQUIRED to transmit the Notice of Appeal to the IL Appellate Court, and the Circuit Court loses jurisdiction once the Notice of Appeal is filed.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court has in violation of her oath of office to follow the law refused to transmit the Notice of Appeal to the IL Appellate Court because she was ordered by Presiding Criminal Court Judge Paul Biebel Jr (not trial judge) not to transmit the Notice of Appeal or prepare the Record on Appeal.

Therefore, Judge Biebel’s order is null and void as he had no jurisdiction to make it and the Clerk MAY NOT follow it. I spoke with Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court today and she promised to look into this and get back to me.

In addition, stare decisis due to United States Supreme Court opinions specifically allows appeals in criminal cases where there have been not guilty court findings IF 1. there is a controversy and 2. if the double jeaopardy clause is not invoked by a new trial being required upon reversal of the trial court rulings. See United States v. Wilson, 420 U.S. 332, 95 S.Ct. 1013, (1975); and United States v. Ceccolini, 435 U.S. 268, 98 S.Ct. 1054 (1978); and King v DeDonker, 17 Ill.App.3d 1064, 309 N.E.2d 598 (1974).

In my case there are three controversies that survive the not guilty verdict: 1. jurisdiction, 2. clerk retaining 10 % of the bond would be illegal if the bail orders are declared void when the court is declared to have had no jurisdiction, and 3. pending civil rights suits against AG Madigan and J Pantle for malicious prosecution, wrongful pretrial incarceration, and other torts are only valid if these persons lose absolute prosecutorial or judicial immunity. The only time they lose immunity is if the case is totally void and there is proven to be no jurisdiction – which is the case in this instance.
Double jeopardy is NOT INVOKED if I should lose the appeal of the jurisdictional issues as this would only mean that the case was valid and the not guilty verdict would stand. If I win the appeal and it is declared that there never was jurisdiction of the court or the prosecutor, then Clerk Dorothy Brown must return the $1100 she retained as 10 % of the bond because the bond orders would become void and the case against AG Madigan and Judge Pantle would proceed.

I have not decided between several options as to how to cause Dorothy Brown to prepare the record on appeal and transmit my notice of appeal. The right thing for her to do is to inform Judge Biebel that she refuses to violate Supreme Court Rules, United States Supreme Court rulings, and her oath of office and that she would not honor his illegal and void order, but was transmitting the Notice of Appeal to the IL Appellate Court and was preparing the record on appeal.

I could also make a motion to the IL Appellate Court requesting that they order Dorothy Brown to transmit the Notice of Appeal and prepare the record on appeal, as well as voiding Judge Biebel’s illegal order. I could also ask for the Illinois Supreme Court to do the same under a Motion for Supervisory Order or Motion for Mandamus.

Judge Biebel’s conduct is a violation of his oath of office, an illegal penalty on the exercise of my constitutional rights, official judicial misconduct, a violation of IL Supreme Court Rules, a violation of the United States Supreme Court Opinions (stare decisis or precedent), unethical, immoral, discriminatory, retaliatory, and criminal.

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