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Judicial Activism Gone Berserk ^ | 8/19/2011 | Carey Branstetter

Posted on 08/22/2011 7:19:36 PM PDT by Justice21

Judicial Activism Gone Berserk

In a pending civil lawsuit in a Texas Federal Court, a constitutional nightmare is occurring that could have ominous consequences on all Americans. In violation of the Constitution, The Democrat appointed federal judge in this case has made a U.S. business owner essentially a slave without any due process or hearing. All of the relevant details of this incredible and profoundly disturbing case are online at

No case in recent judicial history resembles more of a Stalinist show trial. The conduct appears to be more corruption than merely judicial activism and the litany of outrages occurring are almost beyond belief. If there is no intervention now, a precedent will be set with truly ominous implications for all Americans.

The case involves an Internet pioneer named Jeff Baron. In the early days of the Internet, one could register a domain name and sell it at a profit or monetize it to earn a few cents every time someone called it up with a search engine. Jeff designed an automated software to quickly register these domain names, and in this way his company registered hundreds of thousands. However, in doing so his company was responsible for the annual fee to re-register each name.

Jeff was doing quite well when he took on an ostensibly promising new partner who claimed quite convincingly to be developing a search engine to outmatch all others. What the partner didn't mention was his history of indictments for fraud and theft. Jeff knew none of this, and companies were established to legally protect the assets of the stakeholders. However, it wasn't long before money under the partner's control, unawares to Jeff, started disappearing. And then the partner made an audacious move: he suddenly claimed ownership of the names Jeff had registered and paid for with his own money years prior.

Jeff now had to try to regain control of his company and fend off his duplicitous partner. Attorneys, quite naturally, were engaged-always expensive but not invariably competent. Legal experts who have looked at the behavior of the attorneys in this case have universally found their proceedings highly suggestive of corruption. When the famous trial attorney Norm Pattis was acquainted with the case, he exclaimed, "My Lord! What a mess!"

The obstreperous partner's lawsuits failed in court after court until one controllable, activist judge was found. After Jeff paid one attorney over $400,000, the presiding judge, Royal Ferguson, inexplicably ordered ALL income from Jeff's company be turned over to this same attorney. And then, to add more than a pinch of surrealism to injustice, the judge hurled threats at Jeff from the bench-threats including imprisonment and death. Naturally, the attorney who had received all the income from a company in addition to a $400,000 fee wasn't about to contest the judge's order. More than one outside judicial expert suspects conspiracy.

Remember that federal judges are appointed for life. In this case, the judge made rulings without any conceivable basis in fact or law, acting as judge, jury and executioner, ignoring the constitution. Jeff felt he had no alternative but to put the company into bankruptcy (Jeff has never personally been in bankruptcy). And when he did, control over his company was lost. With the attorneys grabbing off more and more money in great, unjustifiable sums, Jeff reluctantly agreed to settle the civil suit with his double-dealing partner. And then a case that was unparalleled in its weirdness took another wild turn.

Although Jeff complied with all of the terms of the settlement agreement, the interested attorneys refused to file to have the case dismissed. The blood was in the water, and they were closing in for the kill. As ridiculous fees in sums of millions of dollars mounted in great baseless leaps, Jeff filed a formal objection to them-triggering an almost unimaginable round of retribution.

The attorneys bypassed any hearing process and met in secret with the judge to appoint a "receiver" over both Jeff and his company. In doing so, all of Jeff's possessions and property were stripped from him-everything from his house and car keys to his exempt retirement account were immediately seized. He was further forbidden from working and keeping any money or owning any property or possession. Equally shocking, the sole stated purpose of the receivership was to prevent Jeff from hiring a lawyer. Obviously, the act was in violation of the constitution.

And the receiver himself? The receiver is Peter Vogel, an adjunct judge in the case and a friend of the senior judge. While still acting as adjunct judge in Jeff's case, Vogel met with adverse attorneys, who requested the senior judge appoint him as receiver. Upon request, without any hearing, Vogel was immediately appointed receiver over Jeff and all his private holdings and possessions and has now been paid around a million dollars (including his law firm). Vogel continues to threaten Jeff with contempt and jail if he hires an attorney. Remember that a federal judge can act as judge, jury and executioner if they choose to ignore the constitution. This is exactly what is occurring here.

Needless to say, this receivership, as confirmed by several attorneys, is a flat violation of numerous articles of the constitution. Jeff has in effect been reduced to servitude. His personal bank accounts, his home, his IRA, his other business interests, a charitable trust for diabetes-all of which had nothing whatever to do with the case at issue-were seized. Jeff has been barred from hiring an attorney, and the court is forcing Jeff's appellate attorney to work without compensation.

Any attorney Jeff has had contact with in the past has been cajoled to file claims-even more claims-against him. When Jeff filed an objection, the interested attorneys had their friend, the judge, seal it, thus hiding it from the public and preventing it from appearing in the court record. These deeply interested attorneys have thus far enriched themselves to the tune of more than four million dollars. An expert observer called it "a court-sanctioned gang rape."

If a judge, as in this case, is allowed to seize all of a person's assets and make him a servant to his friend in clear violation of the constitution, the implications for all Americans is ominous. If not overturned, decisions such as these set precedent and become part of the "common law" that all Americans are bound by.

Jeff is not an aristocrat. He does not live in a palatial home or drive a sports car. His car is twenty years old, and Jeff lives in a modest condominium in a working class neighborhood. He has been forbidden a livelihood and even denied funds for a health-imperiling medical condition. The attorney-judge cabal not only wants his assets. They want his life.

Have trouble believing in the veracity of the account presented here? The court's own documents are available for anyone to read at .

TOPICS: US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: activism; corruption; cronyism; greed
Unbelievable if this judge is honest that he has had the wool pulled over his eyes by a bunch of greedy attornys.
1 posted on 08/22/2011 7:19:41 PM PDT by Justice21
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To: Justice21

I’ve read a little on this one before. It is interesting. The other side is it seems Baron was playing lawyer hopping, hiring up to 22 law firms and not paying them. He would hire a couple, run up expenses, then hire a few more, run up expenses and so on so he was never without an attorney but never paid. This went on and on and on...

Baron is accused of being a “vexatious litigant”, someone who basically defrauds lawyers out of services without paying them. The ‘not hiring any more lawyers’ was an injunction against Baron for continuing this fraud.

Always two sides of the story.

2 posted on 08/22/2011 7:26:59 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Justice21


Now with that interesting piece of fiction out of the way, how about we get the rest of the story:

We all know what is coming next.... Wait for it... wait for it....

Conspiracy, Cabals, Aliens, Lizard People, RON PAUL!, I win the Debate.

3 posted on 08/22/2011 7:30:25 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Justice21
This is the kind of justice that was common in the 1800’s in the Southwest. Many a ranch or mine was legally stolen by a crooked judge and enforced by a crooked sheriff.
4 posted on 08/22/2011 7:33:35 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: freedomwarrior998
Conspiracy, Cabals, Aliens, Lizard People, RON PAUL!, I win the Debate


Oh, what about the Illuminati?

5 posted on 08/22/2011 7:41:42 PM PDT by jimmyray
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To: Justice21

When you already have the President bypassing the Constitution, why are you worried about the little things?

6 posted on 08/22/2011 7:41:49 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: jimmyray

Of course, they are behind it all. LOL!

7 posted on 08/22/2011 7:52:48 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: jimmyray
Sounds like the guy has an interesting list of law firms ~ those that will turn on you in an instant for payment of their fees.

Many people would pay a lot of money for that information (if it can be confirmed).

8 posted on 08/22/2011 7:56:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Justice21

Read some of the court documents on the site. The guy paid millions to lawyers and then the lawyers teamed up and got the judge to order that he was defrauding them to get more money. The “remedy” was to take all of the guys property without a hearing or trial and distribute the rest of it to lawyers. Lawyers defrauded by his client? How many lawyers do you know that get defrauded by their client?

9 posted on 08/22/2011 8:27:26 PM PDT by greenkey
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To: muawiyah

It is an interesting bunch. Some of the file stamped papers on the referenced site address some of these guys making claims, like this one:

10 posted on 08/22/2011 8:27:39 PM PDT by freeliberty21
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To: freeliberty21


11 posted on 08/22/2011 8:46:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Justice21
The attorney-judge cabal not only wants his assets. They want his life.

Liberals are NOT nice people...

12 posted on 08/22/2011 8:52:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Justice21
The attorney-judge cabal not only wants his assets. They want his life.

Liberals are NOT nice prayers for the young man.

13 posted on 08/22/2011 8:53:04 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Justice21

Clinton Judge..

sounds like ol’ Royal has flipped his lid.. senility?

definitely cause for removal from office.

Furgeson, William Royal Jr.

Born 1941 in Lubbock, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089; Confirmed by the Senate on March 10, 1994, and received commission on March 11, 1994. Assumed senior status on November 30, 2008.

Texas Tech University, B.A., 1964
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1967

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Captain, 1967-1969
Assistant county attorney, County Attorney’s Office, Lubbock, Texas, 1969
Law clerk, Hon. Halbert O. Woodward, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1969-1970
Private practice, El Paso, Texas, 1970-1993

14 posted on 08/22/2011 9:11:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Deagle

I concur! The malfeasance displayed by the President only serves to spread his cancer into other areas of our government. We need some Chemo, but quick!

15 posted on 08/22/2011 9:25:44 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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