As my readers know, the Indiana Supreme Court has suspended me for 63 months because a handful of federal judges disapproved of my arguments in federal court, calling my arguments frivolous without sanctioning me. In re Straw, 68 N.E.3d 1070 (Ind. 2017).
This Indiana suspension should not be possible since the ADA specifically does not allow retaliation for any ADA lawsuit or use of that law. 42 U.S.C. § 12203. Another state exonerated me and said my actions were not unethical at all.
For conservative Republicans, the law is what they (and only they) say it is and they work very hard to obtain control so they can act like conservative monarchs. State and federal conservative judges act the same way and they collude together.
I am fighting hard to get compensation for my law licenses as a property matter under the Indiana Bill of Rights, Section 21, but the trial judge said taking my law license was a royal prerogative of the Indiana Supreme Court, my former employer where a reckless driver broke both my legs and my skull on the way there to work. Straw v. Indiana, 22A-PL-00766 (Ind. Ct. App.). I sacrificed my mobility for them, and they have the nerve to retaliate against my ADA complaints about them.
Under Rule of Law, however, if a precedent has been law for 50 years, it is presumably frivolous to argue that it is not the law. In fact, it seems contumacious to say well-settled law is not law. And once you are labeled as having filed a frivolous lawsuit, you are lumped together with the insane and the criminal. Your law career is over.
Overturning Roe v. Wade is not the same as overturning Plessy v. Ferguson with Brown v. Board of Education. Overturning Plessy was the right thing to do for black Americans, especially after over half a million Americans died for the end of slavery. There was no Civil War to free the fetuses. There was no “Eleven Years a Fetus.”
Unless, of course, you are a conservative. Then, you can challenge any precedent that any liberal court has decided. This is hypocritical hogwash, but that is how conservatives work. For them, rule of law comes second and only limits liberals, and conservative political beliefs being forced on everyone else is primary. Thus, we have Roe v. Wade, settled law for 49 years, about to be removed. In any sensible legal system, the lawyers arguing that Roe should be overturned would be laughed out of court and the lawyers even punished because this is so settled and has been reaffirmed many times at the district, circuit, and national level over nearly 50 years.
Conservatives use appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court as a form of election, and if it happens long enough such that 5 gain control, any precedent that does not smell conservative enough is at risk of the chopping block. Congress should impeach judges who act like that because it is not good behavior, and they were asked not to act that way when they were confirmed. Even if they are impeached, Republicans in the Senate will block removing them. It is a rigged game.
Conservatives cannot stand the idea that someone else would be allowed to make the laws, and that is why Trump went out of his mind after the 2020 election, lying to himself and everyone else that he did not lose when he did. He lost the 2016 and the 2020 elections as a matter of popular vote, but he got to choose 3 Supreme Court justices in 4 years, while Obama only got to choose 2 in 8 years.
I challenge the frivolous law since it is a weapon of abuse used by conservative and liberal judges alike. I challenge the certiorari system, used to shut down the U.S. Supreme Court to 99% of the petitioners. Straw v. Judges Act of 1925, 1:22-cv-00463 (D.DC 2022); Straw v. Frivolous, 1:22-cv-00868 (D.DC 2022).
These are not just legal system errors, but political problems and my Disability Party has an aggressive agenda to tame these abusive judges and courts. They have proven that they are simply politicians with black robes on, and the conservative ones will even lie to Congress about Roe v. Wade being settled law. If politics infects the courts, the courts need more democratic accountability immediately. The more the better; it’s about time.