U S Court Orders L A Sheriff To Decide On Release of Judicial Critic Attorney Held In Contempt by Judge Yaffe
Los Angeles, CA The Full Disclosure Network’s “the news behind the news” first reported that Sheriff Leroy Baca, was named as the “Respondent”, in U. S. Judge Magistrate Carla Woehrle’s “Order to Respond” on the writ of habeas corpus filed by jailed judicial critic Richard I Fine on April 8, 2009 see http://www.fulldisclosure.net/news
To date Fine has been incarcerated for 38 days. in L A. County Central Men’s Jail, having been sentenced indefinitely for Contempt of Court. On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 the first big break in the case occurred for Mr. Richard I. Fine. For two weeks his writ of habeas corpus had been assigned to U. S. Judge George Wu, and for a while there it looked like all the Judges, State and Federal , would keep Fine locked up for some time, without any action on the case. When Full Disclosure Network contacted Judge Wu’s clerk to find out what was causing the delay and why there had been no action on Fine’s writ of mandate, we received a prompt response referring us to U. S. Magistrate Judge Carla M. Woehrle. After all, a writ of habeas corpus is supposed to generate action “forth with” which means RIGHT NOW and two weeks seemed like a long time, especially to Mr. Fine.
However, by the end of that afternoon, the U.S. Central District Court posted on their website an ORDER REQUIRING RESPONSE TO PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE OF HABEAS CORPUS signed by Judge Woehrle that states:
“An answer must address both the merits of all grounds for relief asserted in the petition, and any applicable procedural issues. If Respondent (Sheriff) concedes the issue of exhaustion, (of all legal remedies) Respondent shall so state, expressly, in the answer.” And Respondent may file, a motion to dismiss on grounds other than the merits of Petitioner’s claims, such as failure to exhaust state remedies or untimeliness.” (read entire order here)
Richard Fine’s long and distinguished legal career paid off when he had no choice but to represent himself. While in L A County Men’s Central Jail. He dictated from memory, via the jail telephone to his loyal volunteers. He gave them, the exact wording and citations to be included in his writ of habeas corpus. Then, they filed the writ in the U.S. Central District Court of California, on his behalf and without his signature as he had no access to even paper or pen.
SUMMARY OF ISSUES IN FINE’S WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS:
Transcript Reveals Judicial Immunity & Court Corruption http://www.fulldisclosure.net/news/2009/04/la-court-transcript-reveals-judicial.html
9-1-1-Call from Jailed Attorney
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