Sunday, November 18, 2012
Profiles in Judicial Fecal Matter: Mary Lane Mikva, Well-Connected Pig and Cook County Circuit “Judge”
On November 12, 2012, the Wall Street Journal published Joe Palazollo’s piece “Judge Bounces Two More Consumer Fraud Lawsuits Against Law Schools.” Check out the following excerpt:
“Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva dismissed the lawsuits against John Marshall and Kent on Friday. She ruled from the bench, and later issued one-page written orders.
According to lawyers who attended the hearing, Judge Mikva said she agreed with the reasoning of her colleague, Judge Neil Cohen, who in September spiked a lawsuit filed by graduates of DePaul University College of Law.
In that case, Judge Cohen said it wasn’t DePaul’s fault that the graduates entered the workforce during “the height of a tumultuous and deep recession that seriously affected employment in the legal profession.” [Emphasis mine]
At least, the cockroach didn’t bother writing a lengthy opinion, in a ridiculous attempt to justify her decision. Apparently, law schools can claim high employment “placement” rates - even though most recent graduates find jobs through their own efforts - and prospective students should know better than to believe these “institutions of higher education.”
Quit Blaming the Recession, Idiot:
On June 13, 2010, Brian Tamanaha posted a Balkinization entry entitled "Wake Up, Fellow Law Professors, to the Casualties of Our Enterprise." Take a look at the following excerpt:
"This dismal situation was not created by the current recession—which merely spread the pain up the chain into the lower reaches of elite schools. This has been going on for years."
Of course, "law professors," deans, shills and "judges" continue to blame the current job market on the 2008 crash. If the legal sector does not improve ten years from now, these bitches and hags will keep relying on this as an excuse. $omehow, the bastards don't cut their admissions drastically - even though they are aware of the glutted attorney field.
The Pig’s Background:
"Judge Abner Mikva holds the distinction of having served at a high level in all three branches of the federal government, and in state government as well. He was elected in 1956 to the first of five consecutive terms in the Illinois General Assembly where he sponsored fair employment practices legislation, open housing legislation, and labored to overhaul the Criminal Code. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968 and served for five terms as a member of the Judiciary Committee and then the Ways and Means Committee.
Appointed by President Carter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Abner served for fifteen years, the last four as Chief Judge. In 1994 Judge Mikva resigned from the bench to become White House Counsel to President William J. Clinton.”
Mary Mikva’s father is former congre$$man Abner Mikva. Do you think that this bitch ever had a problem breaking into the legal field?!?!
“[Abner] Mikva has own connection to the Supreme Court, as well, having clerked there for Justice Sherman Minton during the 1951-52 term after his graduation from the University of Chicago.
There’s a family link, too, as Mary Lane Mikva, one of Mikva’s three daughters, clerked for Brennan during the 1981-82 term. (She’s now a circuit court judge in Chicago.)”
Take a look at the dung beetle’s court bio:
“Legal Experience: Until she became a judge, Ms. Mikva was a partner in the firm of Abrahamson Vorachek & Mikva, where she represented plaintiffs in employment related claims. She was also a partner in the firm of Seliger and Mikva, where she represented plaintiffs in employment claims, including several large class actions. Before becoming a plaintiffs’ attorney, Ms. Mikva was in the Law Department of the City of Chicago, defending employment claims and also worked in the Appeals Division. Early in her career, Judge Mikva was a criminal defense attorney in the firm of Patrick A. Tuite & Associates.”
For $ome rea$on, this butter cow “forgot” to mention her influential father. Hell, she even listed her personal interests of riding her bike, traveling and the local theater. Apparently, Mary feels or believes that she made it on her own efforts.
Conclusion: Do not expect a political solution to the problem of crushing student debt. “Judges” typically serve as bagmen to industry. These pets are nothing more than politicians in black dresses. These puppets/“public $ervant$” do not have the balls to go against big business interests. No one should be surprised by this decision from a Crook County “judge” - especially one with such extensive connections in Chicago politics. The schools will cite to this decision as “proof” that the cases against them had no merit. Furthermore, in a sick twist, the commodes will use these dismissals to “show” law students that “the system works.”
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