"The country clubs of justice
I’m not so pissed off at the fact that U.S. District and Court of Appeal decisions have gone against me, so much as their refusal to provide the necessary, honorable and ethical courtesy of full explanations of their reasoning. Take for example their rulings that I have failed to “make a claim”, or “state a case”. According to my 1988 Random House College Dictionary, the “claim” has ten very similar definitions, such as:
1. To demand by or as by a virtue of right; demand as a right or as due (to claim an estate by inheritance);
2. To assert and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.); assert one’s right to (to claim a payment);
3. To assert or maintain as a fact (She claimed that he was telling the truth);
4. To require as due or fitting (to claim respect)
5. A demand for something as due; an assertion of a right or an alleged right (He made unreasonable demands on the Doctor’s time)
I did a lot of research and went into great detail. I cited laws, decisions and case law and explained how they applied to my case. I went over the actions of the defendants and explained how they violated the law, Supreme Court decisions, and the Constitution. I listed my civil rights, the damages done to me, and violations of my rights by the defendants. I laid claim to my rights as a human being and citizen of the United States. It stretches credulity beyond all belief to rule that in every single case I did not even make a claim.
If you read very many decisions, you find that when courts bother to perform their required functions, they go to considerable lengths to explain their reasoning. They explain what principles are involved, what elements are necessary to make a case, and how each party succeeded or failed to satisfy those elements. They do so because it is their ethical, fiduciary and Constitutional duty, and in everyone’s best interests, for them to be seen as places where justice can be fairly obtained.
In this case, the U.S. District court here in Tulsa, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver did not bother to perform these necessary functions. Instead they behaved like a country club refusing to explain their rules, reasoning and decisions to a non-member. "