Judge Anna Diggs Taylor Conflict of Interest?
I didn’t know that it was possible, but it seems that Judge Anna Diggs Taylor may be even more of an idiot than I thought. Now it seems that she may have crossed a line that has serious consequences for her. Well, she is a LWL member, so accountability? Who knows. But if this is true, there need not even be a trial. The ruling should be null and void.
What am I talking about? It seems that according to new information being released byJudicial Watch
"(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and judicial abuse, announced today that Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, who last week ruled the government’s warrantless wiretapping program unconstitutional, serves as a Secretary and Trustee for a foundation that donated funds to the ACLU of Michigan, a plaintiff in the case (ACLU et. al v. National Security Agency). Judicial Watch discovered the potential conflict of interest after reviewing Judge Diggs Taylor’s financial disclosure statements.
According to her 2003 and 2004 financial disclosure statements, Judge Diggs Taylor served as Secretary and Trustee for the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (CFSEM). She was reelected to this position in June 2005. The official CFSEM website states that the foundation made a "recent grant" of $45,000 over two years to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, a plaintiff in the wiretapping case. Judge Diggs Taylor sided with the ACLU of Michigan in her recent decision."
Hello? She heard a case by a plaintiff that she is intimately associated with? Face it folks, this is why the ACLU brought the case to her. She, and they, already knew how she would rule.
"According to the CFSEM website, "The Foundation’s trustees make all funding decisions at meetings held on a quarterly basis."
"This potential conflict of interest merits serious investigation," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "If Judge Diggs Taylor failed to disclose this link to a plaintiff in a case before her court, it would certainly call into question her judgment."
We already knew that she tried to hijack a case in reference to "Affirmative Action" from another judge that she thought was not sympathetic to "the cause". Also this seems to not be the only case that is in question right now. According to the web site,
"(Judge Diggs Taylor is also the presiding judge in another case where she may have a conflict of interest. The Arab Community Center for Social and Economic Services (ACCESS) is a defendant in another case now before Judge Diggs Taylor’s court [Case No. 06-10968 (Mich. E.D.)]. In 2003, the CFSEM donated $180,000 to ACCESS.)"
If all these facts are accurate, not only should she be disbarred, she should be investigated further with ALL of her cases being called into question.
For all those that saw nothing wrong with her "Constitutional responsibility" and the way she handled this and other cases, you may want to re-think that. She is a Looney activistic idiot, that has no credibility, and most likely needs to be removed.