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Illinois Supreme Court Violates Statutes and Their Oaths of Office – Corruption at Its Best!

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Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Judge Maddux’s Blatant Violation of Law

 

On November 26, 2008 the Illinois Supreme Court in a Motion for Leave to File Complaint for Mandamus with attached Complaint for Mandamus denied Leave to file without explanation.

This means that the Illinois Supreme Court has publicly condoned Judge Maddux’s violation of statutes that require a judge to grant a Petition for indigent status and waive filing fees for a tort (lawsuit) when a Plaintiff is indigent, as well as state specifically the reason that a petition for indigent status is denied.

See details of the illegal conduct and ruling by Judge Maddux in denying a Petition for Indigent Status. http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/10/crook-county-presiding-law-judge-maddux.html

In a similar case of a transgender person Ms. Daunn Turner in early 2008 the Illinois Supreme Court granted a complaint for mandamus when Will  County Circuit Court Judge Stephen White denied Ms. Turner’s Petition for Indigent Status solely because he stated that he will not allow the State to pay for her name change due to her sexual status. Ms. Turner was an accomplished individual who had become severely disabled and according to law therefore qualified for indigent status.
This upholding of blatant violation of statutes by J. Maddux is a disgrace upon the Illinois Supreme Court and reveals that corruption permiates the highest levels of the Courts in Illinois. These two issues were identical – failure of the judge and clerk to follow the law regarding indigent petitions. Yet the Court intervened on the Turner case and denied leave to file on the Shelton case. This is clear bias and failure to uphold the law. Clearly there is no justice and American Justice is a Myth when the Supreme Court of a State can blatantly violate clear cut statutes.

I will now take this to the U.S. Supreme Court for a supervisory order. They will probably deny review, thus condoning violation of statute and due process rights as well as violation of the First Amendment right to redress of grievances and access to the courts, as well as Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process.

Thus another example of [in]justice and the Myth of American Justice!

Judge William D. Maddux

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COOK COUNTY PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE LAW DIVISION WILLIAM D. MADDUX CONSISTENTLY AND PUPOSELY VIOLATES ILLINOIS STATUTES AND HIS OATH OF OFFICE IN DENYING PRO SE LITIGANTS’ INDIGENT PETITIONS (IN FORMA PAUPERIS PETITIONS).
HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE FOR HIS ARROGANT, TYRANICAL, ILLEGAL, UNETHICAL, AND ATROCIOUS CONDUCT THAT VIOLATES CITIZENS’ FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AND FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO DUE PROCESS.
Pro se litigants in Chicago who are indigent and file petitions for indigent status to waive filing and copying fees are routinely denied this status illegally by Presiding Law Division Judge Maddux because Judge Maddux wants to inhibit access to courts to whistle blowers, civil rights activists, those filing multiple legitimate suits pro se, and those who have spoken out against corruption in the courts, police, and among elected officials. The courts in C[r]ook County are extremely corrupt.

He never reads the pleadings. His law clerk simply writes “denied due to inability to sue in good faith”.

Dorothy Brown, the court clerk refuses to accept complaints unless the judge approves an indigent petition or the plaintiff pays the filing fee.

The law REQUIRES that indigent status be granted if you can prove your assets are less than 125% of the poverty level and your complaint if not frivolous.

735 ILCS 5/5-105 [ILCS = Illinois Compiled Statutes]
“The clerk of the court shall not refuse to accept any complaint, appearance, or other paper presented by the applicant if accompanied by an application to sue or defend in forma pauperis, and those papers shall be considered filed on the date the application is presented.”

There is no requirement that the complaint must be approved by the Judge as legitimate. Courts however do have the power to issue sanctions for frivolous repeated suits.

The actions of Judge Maddux and Dorothy Brown in denying access to the courts are clearly illegal.

I invite others to inform me of their similar difficulties and join in a mandamus complaint against Judge Maddux and Clerk Brown to force them to comply with the statutes and IL Supreme Court Rule 298.

Written by Linda Shelton

December 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm

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