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Will the Arizona Supreme Court rule in favor of Brewer running for govenor again, only if it politicaly benefits the judicial system and the judges. Currently the Arizona State Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court Presiding Disciplinary Judge are exercising a strangle hold on the political system within the judiciary. William J. O'Neil, the Presiding Disciplinary Judge is running amuck and using the position to intimidate and control any attorney who would stand up against a judge. O'Neil though has his own ethical problems including allegations in a Judicial Complaint of short sale/mortgage fraud, influencing court proceedings, nepotism, falsifying public records to name a few. Read the complaint.
Now O'Neil has stacked the 3 member disciplinary panel by having his good friend and next door neighbor sit on at least 5 hearings. The close relationship was not disclosed to the defendents (attorneys).
This is a very serious ethical breach which the Supreme Court is doing nothing about. The day is here where an attorney representing you or me dare not question a judge for fear of retaliation by O'Neil and the Arizona State Bar. Fair representation is a thing of the past. God forbid anyone depends on justice if it is not in the best interest of the judiciary. It is past time to have Senate hearings on these matters as quite apparently the Judiciary is incapable of policing itself.
It is a great concern also that the media will not report on these issues, one Phoenix tv station was threatene with a libal/slander suit if the report prepared was run. 7 months ago