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The suspected murder judge

Individuals for Justice
Individuals for Justice
Just under the Supreme Court, there are the Circuit Courts of Appeals, and among the Appellate Courts, the 9th Circuit is considered the most liberal by the right wing nuts and the most professional by the people who handle federal appeals. I love the 9th Circuit, yet each Thursday a small band of veterans and people who worry about our Constitution stand with protest signs for two hours in front of the Courthouse on Sixth Avenue in downtown Portland----Why?

Most people know of Mr. yoo, the guy who wrote or submitted memos to the bush/cheney administration. His boss in the Justice Department was a guy named jay bybee. bybee wanted a post on the federal appellate court and the person who could help him was in the White House. bybee went to work for gonzales and did what he was told, he justified Torture and Murder.

We, Individuals for Justice, protest in front of the 9th Circuit because of Judge jay bybee's presence on the court. He has brought with him the stink of corruption to a wonderful group of judges who should have, by now, run him off the court. We don't understand why lawyers, judges and administrators have been silent on the appointment of this (suspected) murderer to the great 9th Circuit. We wish they would join us, this is no time for protocol, this is a time to stand up and say the smell must be removed. We call him a murderer because many prisoners in our custody have died from the methods justified by bybee and yoo----they are murderers as outlined in:

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 113C > § 2340A Prev | Next
§ 2340A. Torture

Whoever outside the United States commits or attempts to commit torture shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if death results to any person from conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life. (b) Jurisdiction.— There is jurisdiction over the activity prohibited in subsection (a) if— (1) the alleged offender is a national of the United States; or (2) the alleged offender is present in the United States, irrespective of the nationality of the victim or alleged offender. (c) Conspiracy.— A person who conspires to commit an offense under this section shall be subject to the same penalties (other than the penalty of death) as the penalties prescribed for the offense, the commission of which was the object of the conspiracy.

There are other sections of Title 18, there are the Geneva Conventions, the International Agreements on Torture, but we stand because we believe that bybee must be investigated for conspiracy to commit murder; we also believe that he was rewarded for his dirty deeds.

We have approached the government employees who guard the courthouse to tell them what we are doing and for how long. They have rebuked both Malcolm and I, refused to talk to us. That is sad, they are doing their jobs and we are doing ours as veterans, citizens and pissed off Americans who are angry because a criminal is sitting on one of our great courts. We invite all to come and spend some time with us. Many have stopped to say hello, you have no idea how much that means to us.

Many of us, risked our lives for our Bill of Rights, we represent the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the National Guard of years ago. We served with honor, risk our lives for our Constitution not any one person. Will you now serve with us one last time to preserve and defend the Constitution of these United States? A little bit of background on the alleged murder judge:

bybee, jay s.
Born 1953 in Oakland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Proctor R. Hug, Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 2003, and received commission on March 21, 2003.

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1977

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Donald Russell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1980-1981
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1981-1984
Attorney, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice, 1984-1986
Attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1986-1989
Associate counsel to the president, The White House, 1989-1991
Professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 1991-1998
Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, 1999-2000
Assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001-2002

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male

"War Criminal, DOJ 2001-2002"

**The reason I do not capitalize names is a total disrespect for them and their actions.

Our Action here in Portland:

Location: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Building
700 SW Sixth Ave. (next to Pioneer Square)
Portland, Oregon

Time: Every Thursday at high noon---1400

For Justice and Peace,
Joe Walsh---Lone Vet
VVAW, Veterans Against Torture
Individuals for Justice
Citizen American

homepage: homepage: http://squadron13.com

Is it possible for the Lone Vet and blumenauer to agree on something? 18.May.2009 08:42

Lone Vet lonevet2--8@comcast.net

I wish blumenauer would say what he means and mean what he says. This is a reply from a letter to him about torture, murder and violations of our Constitution. On first read it seems to say that he agrees with us that Judge bybee should be impeached. What do you think?

May 18, 2009

Dear Mr. Walsh,

Thank you for contacting me regarding detainee interrogation, this issue has been on my mind a great deal. The United States, from its very founding, has enforced a moral imperative against torture and recognized these tactics are not only inhumane but also yield highly suspect results. It's hard to calculate the damage that has been done by the Bush administration's intolerable and immoral interrogation policy.

The stories emerging from the days of the Bush administration, followed by the release of Justice Department documents providing justification for harsh interrogations, paint a clear picture of abuse. Waterboarding, a tactic used against our own troops in World War II, was performed 183 times on one individual, repeatedly bringing him to the point of death. Barbaric by any standard, these tactics undercut any moral authority we have to condemn, much less prevent, brutal treatment of the United States civilians or soldiers.

As the stories come out of the mistreatment, torture, and death of individuals in American custody, we should be systematic, thoughtful, and dispassionate about a full accounting. I am open to President Obama's idea of a commission, and Congress, through the appropriate committees, should also be involved. For those determined to have acted illegally, criminal prosecution would be in order. Those who violated professional oaths and ethical responsibilities should be disbarred or, for those serving on the bench, impeached. And those individuals with principle and integrity, who refused to go along, should be spotlighted and commended.

I will continue to work to accelerate the current process of exposing the cleansing light of truth. This will provide the public with more information to help form a judgment, and perhaps consensus, that once and for all the United States shall torture no more. I appreciate hearing from you regarding this critical issue.

Earl Blumenauer

This is what should happen to murderers
This is what should happen to murderers
Check the faces out in the Docket
Check the faces out in the Docket
Veterans and others protest bybee being on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Veterans and others protest bybee being on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals