This whole damn court system's out of order.
October 22, 2010 12:55 PM Subscribe
"Retiring Judge Accuses Colleague Of Corruptly Siding With Major Financial Firms Over 20 Years."
As also reported by Washington Post
and elsewhere, retiring Judge George Painter recently leveled the explosive claim that a colleague, Judge Bruce Levine, had privately admitted to entering into a secret agreement with Wendy Gramm, former Republican chairwoman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to rule against investors in every case brought before his court.
"On Judge Levine's first week on the job, nearly twenty years ago, he came into my office and stated that he had promised Wendy Gramm, then Chairwoman of the Commission, that we would never rule in a complainant's favor," Painter wrote. "A review of his rulings will confirm that he fulfilled his vow," Painter wrote.
Murdoch's Wall Street Journal meanwhile runs with a slightly different take
on the story (behind pay-wall).
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