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— TULANELINK'S PETITION —
 
"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice ..."
 
U.S. v. Jannotti,
673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982).
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Prerecorded for the Citizens' Forum on Judicial Accountability on May 15, 2008 in Washington, D.C., and rescheduled for viewing at the International Association of Whistleblowers Conference on May 13, 2008 at the Washington Court Hotel (Judicial Oversight Panel, 10:00 a.m.).

How the lack of judicial accountability allows judges to engage in unlawful conduct under the guise of judicial independence.  A case study of Helen Ginger Berrigan, Judge, Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. (See transcript.)

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Justice Ira Raab praises the video and regrets his inability to sign Bernofsky's petition.

Petition to Congress to amend the judicial recusal law (28 USC, Sec. 455) to prohibit judges who hold faculty positions at academic intitutions from adjudicating lawsuits in which those institutions are a party.

Petition to the Federal Judicial Center to investigate potentially impeachable offenses committed by the Hon. Helen "Ginger" Berrigan, Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, during her adjudication of cases from 1995 to 2001 with Tulane University as Defendant and Bernofsky as Plaintiff.

Petition to the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit to investigate potentially impeachable offenses committed by the Hon. Helen "Ginger" Berrigan, Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, during her adjudication of cases from 1995 to 2001 with Tulane University as Defendant and Bernofsky as Plaintiff.

Progress on Petition for Impeachment
Aug. 19, 2016 Bernofsky's letter and petition of August 17, 2016 is received by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Aug. 23, 2016 Judge Berrigan notifies President Obama that she is retiring from active service, thus freeing her seat on the Eastern District of Louisiana bench.  Her retirement is reported by the New Orleans Advocate on September 9, 2016.
Sept. 12, 2016 Bernofsky's letter of September 7, 2016 requesting the opportunity to testify is received by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Oct. 11, 2016 Bernofsky's letter of October 7, 2016 is received by U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, asking that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts respond to his earlier letters concerning his inquiry into Judge Berrigan's impeachment.  The letter is acknowledged and assigned ID No. 3728921 on Nov. 3, 2016.
Oct. 24, 2016 Bernofsky receives an unsigned letter of October 20, 2016 from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts advising "that the Administrative Office cannot provide the assistance you have requested."
Nov. 07, 2016 Bernofsky's letter and petition of November 2, 2016 is received by all 19 members of the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit, requesting them to recommend that the U.S. Judicial Conference investigate the potentially impeachable offenses committed by the Hon. Helen "Ginger" Berrigan.  The correspondence is acknowledged and assigned Complaint No. 05-17-90013 on Dec. 6, 2016.
Jan. 04, 2017 Bernofsky's letter and petition of November 2, 2016, now designated Complaint No. 05-17-90013, is dismissed by Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Jan. 18, 2017 Bernofsky appeals to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for a review of Complaint No. 15-17-90013, and asks the Court to reconsider his initial request to investigate Judge Berrigan for impeachable offenses.
Jan. 18, 2017 Bernofsky's letter and petition of November 2, 2016 is sent to the 6 new members of the Judicial Council of the Fifth Circuit, requesting them to recommend that the U.S. Judicial Conference investigate the potentially impeachable offenses committed by the Hon. Helen "Ginger" Berrigan. 
Jan. 23, 2017 Bernofsky learns that Judge Berrigan will have an opportunity to respond to his petition for impeachment.



A TULANIAN VIEW OF MISCONDUCT
(Pause video before clicking this link.)

A WIN AGAINST JUDICIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST
(A judge's orders in a Vanderbilt University suit are vacated after the judge's board memberhip is discovered.)

IMPEACHING A JUDGE
(Here are the rules.)

CENSORSHIP OF JUDICIAL CRITICISM
(This story was suppressed by The Times-Picayune after publication.)

THE LOCAL PRESS STEPS FORWARD
(An article by The Louisiana Record about this impeachment action.)



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