OBSTRUCTION & IMPEDING OF JUSTICE
CLERK REFUSES SERVICE TO ATTORNEY-IN-FACT (ME)
The attached letters clearly show I requested to see my case file on 2/4/2014
The court retaliated and denied me access to the file until after the DV trial instead.
Now I am motioning for a new venue given that Burlington’s Court house refuses to take most of my calls or allow me to come to court without EXPRESS PERMISSION.
Yesterday: The court called to tell me my motion a new trial had been scheduled for a hearing yet, The court responded it had and they would send me a letter overnight.
I requested that they fax or email it as they had done for my wife’s lawyers or the prosecutors office. They refused. I then told them I would come to court YESTERDAY to pick up the letter rather than be burdened with a 1 day delay. The clerk told me he’d ask the Judge if I HAD PERMISSION TO APPEAR IN THE PUBLIC COURT HOUSE.
I responded with or without permission I am going to be at court today (yesterday) to pick up that letter. Once its written it is a public document and I will make a request for a copy at the clerks window if you refuse to fax it to me or refuse to grant permission for me to pick it up.
Yesterday: it was more of the same. Court Staff attempted to obstruct justice and impede my access to the court.
Today: I am told I can not speak to the Omsbudsman to make a complaint… again a denial of access to the courts…. We’re headed to Federal Court everyone… I have an ADA and NJ LAD claim now.
TODAY: I was contacted by a Family Rights group in Connecticut to take over / delegate control of Corrupt NJ (a independent website) because they believe I can help the content and reach grow.
SEE ATTACHMENTS – LETTERS AND LETTER BRIEF TO THE COURT BELOW:
This case has gotten so ridiculous in Burlington to have the FRO hearing re-tried now that it is clear that files were missing and the court failed to issue notice (summons) for my statutory “immediate appeal” filing.
Yesterday the asst. Division Manager refused to stamp in my document after we had a brief conversation and after I’d shown the sheriff’s officers escorting me how many motions went missing from my files.
NOTABLY: one of the Sheriff’s Officers told me that I have to “Watch out for Judge Bookbinder, He is kinda “squirrely” (i.e. you can’t trust him).
THE OFFENDING INTERACTION THAT CAUSED CLERK TO REFUSE TO FILE MY DOCUMENTS
Derek: I would like the court to finally handle my cases properly and stop retaliating against me for simply seeking justice, I mean this has gotten ridiculous.
Sharyn Sherman: Well I am just doing my job
Derek: Yeah just like the Nazis were, I mean you’ve seen these orders sharyn my rights are being violated.
Sharyn Sherman: That is it I am done (motions to sheriff’s presumably to have me escorted out of court without filing my motions – She then begins to walk away)
Derek: Sharyn I didn’t mean to upset you but how would you feel if you hadn’t seen your children in 2 years and the state never proved you harmed your children EVER.
[Sheriff Officer comes over]
Officer: Well I don’t think she is going to help you.
Derek: That is fine I am not going anywhere someone here is going to stamp these documents and they are going to get filed today. I am not going to be denied my constitutionally protected access to the courts.
Derek: I mean I wish I could be like Sharyn and simply refuse to do my job, because I don’t like my customers, but if I had ever done that in the private sector I’d have been fired.
[~10 Minutes later: a much more sympathetic FV-Supervisor Susan Forentino took over at the clerks window and stamped in my filings.]
I filed a letter brief and proof that I’d requested to view my files pre-trial and that instead of being allowed to view my files Judge Bookbinder claimed my letter didn’t make any sense and that I couldn’t see my file. He then prohibited me from sending letters or calling the courts via oral and written court orders.
Bookbinder’s Law Clerk DAVID MERRITT: [He tells me that in the future if I have issues filing documents I can come to him
Derek: [I respond by telling him that won’t be necessary because I am confident Sharyn Sherman should be fired, and that if I need to file in the future I am sure no other clerk would dare impede or obstruct justice as the clerks window in the future.
Derek: [I reminded him that I come to court as an attorney in fact, and I will not be obstructed or impeded when I attempt to access the court.]
I meant what I said. Court staff does act like mid-level nazi bureaucrats. Doesn’t mean they are horrible people, but that they are too meek and too concerned with their own incomes to actually do the right / ethical things.
The problem with the court and court staff is that even when they see judicial misconduct or innocent people being treated unjustly the staff simply “does their job”, often in a manner that is complicit with gross injustices.
They do this because they are scared of the Judges too and they are scared to lose their jobs.
This is precisely how Germany’s Government went south prior to WWII… complicity in injustice by people who put money before humanity.
Just calling a spade a spade… Children and fathers are getting hurt and driven to suicide because of unethical conduct, it is no less serious, and no less a slippery slope than what has visited the world under other repressive regimes.