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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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