Commission for Lawyer
Discipline v. John WorldPeace
Sever Statements by Judge Fry
Well, your honor, if that is
the case then we would withdraw the (The Commissionís Motion to Sever) motion
Now, with regard to the motion to dismiss filed by Mr. Lang.
Here is what I am going to do. Iím
going to deny the motion to dismiss. I
am going to sever the third party claims against Lang and Apodaca.
Trial at a later time. That I
think will let us move to the motion to disqualify.
You were going to say something?
I was going to say, if I am going
to have to listen to him talk about Rule 13 of the Civil Practices and Remedies
Code, an issue that I already prevailed on, I believe that
at this point judge I would reassert my motion to sever out his counterclaims
and just handle those at a later time; through a Summary
JudgmentÖMy earlier position was not
well taken and I reassert my motion to sever.
So my continuance is based upon this case is too complex, too intertwined to try to present to a jury at this point.
Hereís what we are going to do.
Frankly to the point of what you say I mean it is very well taken.
Especially in regards to some of these constitutional issues, I do need
some input. So here is what Iím
going to do. Iím going to um, Iím going to
sever those and I am going to keep them.
I am not going to give those to anybody else.
Iím going to
sever those issues to be determined by the court.
Once we get through with this, I donít know for sure that I will want
an immediate, uh uh assuming that they that they find some violation of the, of
the rules, I donít know that I would want an immediate hearing on sanctions or
not. I know that I will want a
hearing and frankly, part of that will be your constitutional issues.
Uh, I will want to take those up at that time.
I am going to sever that out.
We are going to try simply the question of whether or not there are any
violations or not. And that is all
we are going to present to this jury. We
can at least get this part of that done. So
to that extent I am going to overrule the motion to continue.
In Sanction Hearing
I am going to find specifically that this constitutes professional misconduct. Now. As to the Constitutional Issues that were raised and severed I would urge both counsel to send me whatever briefs they feel are necessary and frankly these are legal questions which I think need to be resolved so that this case might be appealable. I would urge that you do that immediately.
How can we manifest peace on earth if we do not include everyone (all races, all nations, all religions, both sexes) in our vision of Peace?
The WorldPeace Insignia : Explanation
To order a WorldPeace Insignia lapel pin, go to: Order
To the John WorldPeace Galleries Page
To the WorldPeace Peace Page