National Forum On Judicial Accountability
Current NJCDLP Projects:
NFOJA is a legislative
initiative to vest
trained, and rotating
panels of private
responsibility for state
|Organizations Associating for the Kind
of Change America Really Needs
OAK is a national
coalition of grassroots
Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored
POPULAR (formerly POPULAR, Inc.) is a legal
reform organization, focusing on civil and
criminal justice system issues. Learn More
NJCDLP emerged in late 2004 with these opening words:
National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. was developed and
is being operated by people who understand that at this time in America,
successfully litigating for the public good can require more than clever legal
arguments and compelling facts. NJCDLP founders assembled and laid the
foundation for recruiting some of the most formidable legal scholars, civil
litigators, investigators, public relations and marketing experts, journalists,
fund raisers and special events coordinators to oversee a virtual ADVOCACY
MACHINE for representative victims of legal abuse. The objective is legal
reform through litigation, galvanized by every imaginable form of advocacy
that can lawfully and effectively help preserve the "rule of law" in the United
States on a case by case by case basis.
At NJCDLP, we do not chase crowds and big budgets. We construct them
from available resources. Our strength is the collective strength of
conscientious people. We do not borrow our creed from the familiar phrase,
“from each according to his ability to each according to his need”.
Come to NJCDLP, expecting to “get by with a little help from (your) friends".
Yet the goal of that help is real, measurable relief. NJCDLP is geared to
strike a balance as best it can between the lofty pursuit of positive,
government reform and the provision of immediate relief to victims of past
and present malefactors. The divide is much smaller than many people think.
NJCDLP is still "geared to strike a balance as best it can between the lofty pursuit of
positive, government reform and the provision of immediate relief to victims of past
and present malefactors." And "(t)he divide is much smaller than many people think."
For now it is simply imprudent to think NJCDLP can meet its original goals through
litigation, but its founders' concerns if not their strategies and corresponding
priorities remain the same. When NJCDLP began, it explained:
Nearly three decades ago,** Congress enacted what is now Title 28 U.S.C.
§351 et seq., (the Judicial Improvements Act, formerly the) Judicial Conduct
and Disability Act, by which anyone can file a complaint against a federal
judge, charging him or her with misconduct or a disability impeding the
judge's job performance. The statute is one component of a larger self-
policing scheme for local, state and federal judges that apparent consensus
deems ineffective. National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc.
(NJCDLP) was accordingly created to help regulate America's judiciary by
duly increasing its exposure to professional discipline, civil damages
awards, and/or criminal prosecution for the knowing participation of judges in
abuse of the American legal system.
Legal abuse occurs when any officer of an American court or quasi-judicial
agency abandons the "rule of law"; knowingly transgresses the U.S.
Constitution; ignores the civil rights of any American; usurps power from an
executive or legislative branch of government; and/or commits a crime in his
or her official capacity. Legal abuse manifests itself in a variety of ways.
However, NJCDLP focuses on a potential obstacle to its exposure – perhaps
the most grave form of the corruption – judicial collusion. Judicial collusion
results from an illicit conspiracy or conspiracies involving a judge or judges
in their official capacity. It may display itself through cronyism, political
connections, and/or blatant bias. While confirmed judicial collusion is often
traced to bribery, NJCDLP primarily tracks it to and through relatively subtle
but compelling evidence that is a matter of public record.
**Now, a little more than three (3) decades have passed.
NJCDLP generally challenges judicial collusion through its projects NFOJA,
POPULAR, and/or OAK -- links to which appear to the top right of this page. However
it occasionally addresses such matters directly for Friends of Justice.