Senator Ted Stevens & Sarah Palin
Since Sarah Palin left the Governor’s Office in Alaska on July 26, 2009, Judge Burgess has found a way to manipulate the normal rotation of case load for the District of Alaska and has managed to somehow handle every problem Sarah has in Federal Court in Alaska. (Could Palin’s attorney John Tiemessen’s intimate relationship with Chief Justice John Roberts have anything to do with this?)
John Tiemessen (far left) & Chief Justice John Roberts (center)
As noted in my earlier post, here is another reminder of the cases in which Judge Burgess (sometimes working with his sidekick AUSA Retta-Rae Randall) has handled for Sarah Palin:
Gregory Charles Royal, Kim Chatman vs Sarah Palin
Shawn & Craig Christy vs USA (Involving Sarah Palin and her attorney John Tiemessen)
Kyle Beus vs USA, Case # 3:12-cr-00095 aka DairyGate – Matanuska Dairy in which Sarah Palin was involved in.
Chip Thoma vs Sarah Palin
The Chip Thoma case is probably the most interesting out of these cases. Chip Thoma filed against Sarah saying that the former Governor undertook a campaign to embarrass and discredit him. He alleges that Palin took his complaints about bus traffic around the Governor’s Mansion to make it seem like he had engaged in harassment against her. Thoma filed this matter with the Alaska State Courts.
In June 2011 however, John Tiemessen wrote a letter to, you guessed it, Judge Timothy Burgess. Tiemessen asked him to accept this case and remove the matter from the Alaska State Courts. Burgess said yes and granted Sarah Palin and John Tiemessen another political kickback with a favorable ruling from the bench. Or did he?Burgess first ruled Thoma to pay Palin’s legal fees of $22,000.00 but later changed the ruling. This left Palin holding the bag to pay the costs. Tiemessen agreed to this change in ruling because either way he profits. He doesn’t care who pays the tab, either way, he still gets paid.
John Tiemessen in the Alaska Range
By now, Judge Burgess has his own political ambitions and his focus is on the US Senate seat that is now held by Senator Mark Begich (D) AK. Judge Burgess must accommodate for his former political favors and at the same time keep Sarah Palin from further destroying the Republican Party. Palin’s name is also on the ticket as a possible opponent against Judge Burgess. The Republican primary for the US Senate race in Alaska is slated for August 26, 2014. Palin’s name being on the ticket complicates Burgess’ situation. Is Sarah Palin finally seeing the light in knowing that her own attorney John Tiemessen and his law firm have not been acting in her own best interest? Knowing that Palin is by far the most vindictive person in the world did she put her name on the ballot in an effort to get back at Burgess by ruining his chances for a US Senate seat by running in the same election?
The new Federal Mafia, known as the US Courts, works for the Republican Party and they have no place for Sarah Palin in their future. They will conspire to destroy Sarah just like they tried to do with Ted Stevens, her mentor. It seems as if this destruction has already begun as Sarah’s legal regime has done a poor job of protecting her or her SarahPAC. Both are in deep trouble with copyright infringements in the New York Federal Courts. But have no fear, John Tiemessen’s future is assured thanks to his being a team player and his friendship with Chief Justice John Roberts. Who knows, maybe Tiemessen will land a job as a staffer for someone just like his predecessor Thomas Van Flein did. Van Flein left Alaska and the law firm and has been working as the Chief Staffer for Congressman Paul Gosar (R) AZ.
As for Judge Burgess, it seems that he has a hard time separating his political ambitions from his job as a Federal District Judge. He is guilty of trying to control the political playing field in Alaska from the bench for future personal gain. He does this by granting favorable rulings involving Sarah Palin, but at the same time has to be careful not to destroy the Republican Party in the process.The case that is most troubling for Judge Burgess is the one involving Shawn & Craig Christy. Burgess is doing everything in his power so that he has a continual hold on the case. For example, Burgess will not transfer residency to Pennsylvania. This forces Shawn & Craig to live as illegal residents in their home state as they are subject to Alaska law, not Pennsylvania.
Shawn & Craig reside in Pennsylvania
Shawn & Craig are under Alaska law
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If Burgess lost control and it was transferred to another jurisdiction, the Federal Judge would take one look at all the improprieties and dismiss the whole case! Burgess wants to have total control in an effort to withhold the truth from coming out. If it did, his future political career would be in jeopardy. If the truth does come out, and it will, Burgess would be held accountable for his actions by the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be impeached. Judge Burgess should never been involved with any case dealing with Sarah Palin. According to the US Courts own Code of Conduct for United States Judges, Judge Burgess is guilty of avoiding impropriety or even its appearance of impropriety.
Code of Conduct for United States JudgesFederal judges abide by the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, a set of ethical principles and guidelines adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States. The Code of Conduct provides guidance for judges on issues of judicial integrity and independence, judicial diligence and impartiality, permissible extra-judicial activities, and the avoidance of impropriety or even its appearance.
*Code of Conduct from the US Courts*
More on this to come….Stay tuned!