We have a very serious problem in the county with judicial malfeasance issues which are being swept under the rug by federal court officials at every turn.  Case in point is what is currently taking place in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago and the federal judiciary’s protectionism of case fixing.

In February 2018, retired Judge Richard A. Posner appointed me to serve as the executive director of the Posner Center of Justice for Pro Se’s and in March 2018, I traveled to Chicago to meet Judge Posner for lunch where Judge Posner disclosed to me that during the pendency of my appeal of a civil rights case against Valparaiso Indiana police years ago that Judge Michael S. Kanne had initiated an ex parte conversation with Judge Posner during the appeal I had in the civil rights case against Valparaiso Indiana police who had been tormenting me with numerous false arrests, none of which stood up in court.  Judge Posner told me that Kanne "had it in for" me and disclosed to me that Kanne had asked Judge Posner in ex parte fashion as a "favor" to Judge Kanne to make sure that I did not prevail in my appeal against the Valparaiso police as Judge Posner was on the panel —to which Kanne was not a member of.  Judge Posner admitted that he succumbed to Kanne's pressure and accommodated Kanne's request to have the district court's erroneous decision in favor of the Valparaiso police affirmed even though Judge Posner knew that it should have been reversed.  Judge Posner confessed that he knew what he did was wrong, but that this was "something that judges did for one another from time to time."  Judge Posner then acknowledged to me that Kanne was a "corrupt judge" who fixed cases and that Kanne should have never been a member of the federal judiciary.

With this information disclosed to me by Judge Posner, I filed a judicial-misconduct complaint against Kanne with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.  Knowing that the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago is a corrupt court, I exercised my right to request that the Chief Justice of the United States transfer the proceeding to the judicial council of another circuit pursuant to Rule 26.  However, Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes and her cohorts refused to request that the Chief Justice of the United States transfer the proceeding to another circuit, and chose instead to keep the complaint in house where they could sweep the matter under the rug.

On September 30, 2021, the so called Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit and Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes issued a Memorandum and Order dismissing the judicial-misconduct complaint on ridiculous technical grounds, and not on the merits.  The dismissal order contained no discussion whatsoever about the merits of the complaint as to Kanne's case fixing activities as disclosed to me by Judge Posner.  The order showed only Sykes’ name, as chief judge, and did not show the names of any other judges who participated in the decision.  The order contained no statement of any "on the record" denial by Kanne of the allegations against him that he had the civil rights decision fixed as was disclosed by Judge Posner.

On November 9, 2021, I filed a petition for review with the Seventh Circuit of its infected decision in dismissing the judicial-misconduct complaint against Kanne where I pointed out in great detail the significant flaws and impropriety of the September 30, 2021 order by Sykes and her minions.  On January 20, 2022, the so called “Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit” issued an order denying the petition for review and affirmed Sykes’ memorandum and order of September 30, 2021.  The order stated that it was a “final decision” and that “The complainant is not entitled to any further review” which was not at all true as federal law indeed provides that a complainant who files a judicial misconduct complaint against a federal judge which has been dismissed by a judicial council circuit has a right to file a petition for review under 28 U.S. Code Sec. 357.  28 U.S. Code Sec. 357(a) explicitly states that “A complainant or judge aggrieved by an action of the judicial council under section 354 may petition the Judicial Conference of the United States for review thereof."  28 U.S. Code Sec. 357(b) explicitly states that “The Judicial Conference, of the standing committee established under section 331, may grant a petition by a complainant or judge under subsection (a)."  https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/357.

The January 20, 2022 order stated that Sykes and Kanne did not participate in that particular decision.  It is clear that the Seventh Circuit was covering its tracks by keeping Sykes and Kanne's names off of that order to make things look like they were on the up and up when in fact chicanery was the rule of the day.  In the previous order of September 30, 2021, the order didn’t indicate that Kanne did not participate in the decision from that order, so that question is unclear at this point as to whether or not Kanne had any involvement with that particular order, but since that order didn't indicate Kanne's non-involvement, that certainly raises a red flag.  The Clerk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Chris Conway, has refused to provide the names of the judges who participated in the memorandum and order by Diane S. Sykes and her undisclosed judicial minions notwithstanding that I requested him to provide that information in an email on October 4, 2021.  This is what happens when secrecy is the rule of the day in corrupt courts in America —the courts hide the criminal judges.  On February 5, 2022, I filed with the Judicial Conference of the United States in Washington, D.C., a petition for review of the Seventh Circuit’s actions as to the issue of the case fixing and protectionism of it in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, of which petition is currently pending.

                         “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
                                                                                                  ~ Desmond Tutu

Case fixing by federal judges and cover up of it is against the laws of the United States.  The Seventh Circuit’s protectionism under the leadership of Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes and her judicial minions of Michael S. Kanne’s criminal conduct of having a decision fixed in violation of the United States laws renders the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as a criminal enterprise pursuant to the standards that the Seventh Circuit itself set in U.S. v. Murphy, 768 F.2d 1518, 1531 (7th Cir. 1985) when the Seventh Circuit held that the Circuit Court of Cook County was a criminal enterprise by virtue of the judges’ failure to report the criminal activities of other judges, just as Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes and her undisclosed judicial minions have likewise failed to report to law enforcement authorities the criminal activities of Michael S. Kanne —which Kanne has not denied on the record— as disclosed by Judge Posner renders Sykes and all of partner in crime minions who were involved in the cover up as criminals under 18 U.S. Code Sec. 2, 18 U.S. Code Sec. 3 and 18 U.S. Code Sec. 4.

According to the Supreme Court, any judge who does not comply with his/her oath to the Constitution of the United States wars against that Constitution and engages in acts in violation of the Supreme Law of the Land.  The judge is engaged in an act of acts of treason. S. v. Will, 449 U.S. 200, 216, 101 S.Ct. 471, 66 L.Ed.2d 392, 406 (1980); Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. (6 Wheat) 264, 404, 5 L.Ed. 257 (1821).  This makes Kanne and Sykes and Sykes' judicial minions treasonous judges according to the Supreme Court’s precedents.

The Peace & Justice Center has characterized Sykes as “the country’s worst judge”.  https://peaceandjustice.org/meet-the-worst-judge-in-america/.  A Chicago Tribune article pointed out that the Chicago Council of Lawyers report, which was an evaluation of the Seventh Circuit’s federal appeals judges, stated that Judge Michael S. Kanne “lacks objectivity or the necessary legal skills to serve with distinction.”  https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1994-02-22-9402220107-story.html.

                                             “A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.”
                                                                                          ~ Thomas Jefferson

As a country here in America we have to face the fact that we basically have a mafia type judiciary —the characteristics of it are uncanny.  The American judiciary operates greatly in secret society fashion and its modus operandi is to conduct its business in a substantially covertly styled manner in order to insulate its shenanigans from the public's purview.  According to an article by The Millennium Report, America is like a banana republic in that its legal system has become a “sink-well of secret proceedings” in how it is sullied with documented corruption, fake trials and court fraud. The article points out that secrecy, gag orders, and the court files you will never see is a judiciary that is an increasingly closed society, with much of its legal activity carried on in secret and hidden. http://themillenniumreport.com/2019/04/u-s-criminal-injustice-system-crooked-judges-corrupt-lawyers-and-criminal-corporation/

The judicial hierarchy's utilization of a code of silence in its protectionism of its criminal judges in black robes squarely places the American judiciary in mafia category.  Thus, rather than referring to the American courts as a "judiciary" we would be better suited to call it "La Cosa Nostra" which in mafia language means “our thing” or “this thing of ours” since the American judiciary criminal enterprise system enjoys such similar self-governance status with basically no oversight which are true characteristics of a mafia organization.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Mafia.  

Since the American Judiciary basically acts as a La Cosa Nostra type organization we should incorporate the word “Omerta” into the American judicial terminology —it is a Southern Italian code of silence and code of honor and conduct that places importance on silence in the face of questioning by authorities or outsiders; non-cooperation with authorities, the government or outsiders, especially during criminal investigations; and willfully ignoring and generally avoiding interference with the illegal activities of others (i.e., not contacting law enforcement or the authorities when one is aware of, witness to, or even the victim of certain crimes.  It originated and remains common in Southern Italy where Mafia type organizations have long been strong, but it could be considered the same here in America.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omert%C3%A0.  The conduct of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago with its case fixing activities and cover up and protectionism of corruption of its brethren judges all done by way of its code of silence in refusing to identify the judges who are involved in writing corrupt orders designed to protect its case fixing judges is classic Omerta.

Just as La Cosa Nostra has people in place to protect its criminal foot soldiers, the United States Courts has people in place to protect its criminals in the black robes of which Omerta type conduct was put on display for example when Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in December 2017, attempted to put a bill into law for the enactment of an independent inspector general for the judiciary at which time the La Cosa Nostra culture of the United States Courts came into play and reared its ugly head when James C. Duff, who at the time was director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, stepped in and led the charge to have the bill quashed in order to keep the La Cosa Nostra type status quo intact.  https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/an_inspector_general_for_the_judiciary_is_needed.html.

Omera happened again in 2021 when members of both parties introduced a much need bill —the Judiciary Accountability Act of 2021— that was to provide some much needed protection for judicial employees subjected to sexual harassment by judges and other high level court officials when Judge Rosalyn Mauskopf, the director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, put things in motion to prevent the bill from being passed, which of course preserved the status quo of the federal judges using the federal employees as their sex toys.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/the-federal-judiciary-has-a-harassment-problem-but-theres-a-fix; https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/2553/texthttps://www.uscourts.gov/news/2021/08/25/judiciary-informs-congress-its-opposition-bill.        

I have made several requests of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to provide me with a status report of my petition for review of the Seventh Circuit's corrupt and criminal activities, but that office, which is headed by Rosalyn Mauskopf, refuses to respond —which of course is consistent with Omera.

                   “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”
                                                                                                      ~ Thomas Paine

The U.S. Court Administration owes the people in America an explanation as to why it is protecting Kanne.  The corrupt actors, Chief Judge Diane Sykes and her cohorts at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago owe the people an explanation as to why they chose not to obtain an "on the record" statement from Kanne regarding Judge Posner’s revelations about Kanne’s case fixing activities.  It stands to reason that by not seeking an "on the record" statement from Kanne as to his alleged case fixing activities, that they spared him from a potential perjury crime if Kanne would have lied and denied his case fixing activities as disclosed by Judge Posner.  All of these unsavory activities constitute criminal conduct.  Because of the "La Cosa Nostra" manner in which it has been operating in this matter, it is more than evident that the U.S. Court system is going to bend over backwards to continue protecting these criminal judges.  Up to this point, he (Kanne) has enjoyed protectionism from his brethren judges at the Seventh Circuit and from an impotent law enforcement system.  All eyes should stay focused on this situation and not let the federal judiciary's "Omerta" tactics rule the day.

If there is to be any credibility in the American justice system, a federal grand jury will be empaneled and every judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago who had any involvement in the case fixing activities as disclosed by Judge Posner and who had any involvement in the cover up and protectionism of it during the judicial-complaint process against Kanne should be indicted and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, for so long as these criminal judges are allowed to skate free, then the words “nobody is above the law” should never be uttered again.  If there are no consequences against these criminal judges on the Seventh Circuit who were involved in the case fixing activities and cover up, then the federal judiciary effectively will have shown that it is a La Cosa Nostra type organization masquerading under the guise of a federal judiciary.