Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bob Young & The Gang Back Together: The Michigan State University Probe

Why Bob Young sucks: Maura Corrigan
The end.
Allow me to tell the tale of why former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bob Young, Jr. sucks.

Maura Corrigan.

The end.

Once upon a time, during the Dark Ages of Michigan in Child Welfare, I decided to begin castigating the institution that was reanimating chattel law in Michigan.

It was the Michigan Supreme Court and I just so happened to decypher their methodology which was through the propaganda of religion through corporations in the infiltration of political campaigns.


In the honor of Maternal, Paternal, and Infantile Rights of Michigan,
Amen.

Our Chief Justice, who art in Lansing,
Hallowed be thy name, Clifford Taylor.

Thy thiefdom come; thy will be done,
In Michigan, as it is not in the Constitution.

Give us our rights, of due process in the courts,
And condignly commiserate our enumerated rights;
As we condignly commiserate thine breeches of fiduciary duties;
And lead us not into judicial totalitarianism,
But deliver us onto democracy.

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
Now and for thine lifetime appointment.

Amen.

Written by Beverly Tran, in the year of our Honorable Supreme Court Chief Justice, two thousand and eight

This post was the official kick off of my campaign to not re-elect Maura Corrigan.

Bob Young was on the Michigan Supreme Court, right next to his buddy, the Madame Maura Corrigan (said in a high British accent), who probably groomed him to continue the privatization of trafficking of tiny humans through databases.

Yes, Bob was the one who launched the privatization of justice in Michigan.

Bob also sat on the board of Vista Maria, along side the Madame Corrigan (said in a high British accent) while presiding over cases brought forth while they both presided on the bench, without having to disclose any vested interests (the Madame came up with this one of her catchy opinions).

Bob was also sitting on the board of Vista Maria when girls were being raped, committing unreported suicides, warehousing a little boy who was dropped off on its front steps when St. Vincent Sarah Fisher was shut down for trafficking and torturing kids, while submitting false billing to Medicaid.

Bob also sat on the board of Vista Maria while the campus was converting into a plantation baby factory to make more money maximize revenues.

I remember when the call came into DC, announcing Bob Chief Justice; I just cringed.

I still remember Bob did not do a damn thing about the trafficking of tiny humans and fraudulent billing to Medicaid in foster care and adoption in Michigan.

He did absolutely nothing...well, on second thought, allow me to retract that statement.

Bob was hanging out and making money with Engler by implementing privatization through court opinions for the stealin' of land and the votes.

Below, if the very first State Supreme Court Opinion in the nation, about Public Private Partnerships.

In a nutshell, Bob wrote the majority opinion for what used to be called the "Gang of Four". the The Madame, Bob, Our Father Clifford, and Stephen, allowing a county to condemn property for private ownership for public use.

The Opinion reinterpreted the Constitution of Michigan by taking the term, "authority" and transmogriphying it from, I guess you could lump it to say that everyone has previously understood the public authority of a county to grant the gift of custodialship & guardianship of the land, including the inversion of the same authority to terminate the grant of the gift of custodialship & guardianship of the land, through a transfer, and I am going to identify this as a Michigan Type III transfer of this authority to a private corporation, exactly what they do with parental rights.

In this instance, we are dealing with parent corporation rights.

This is the exact same thing Michigan did when it took the Michigan Children's Institute from an actual "brick and mortar" building and transmogriphied it to become a theorhetical concept.

This Opinion, written by Bob, was the first legal precedent for Public Private Partnerships, the ab initio for the "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) over there at the Detroit Land Bank Authority to create the scheme to set up the stealin' of children, the land and the vote of Detroit, and TARP.
Even though Wayne County Land Bank ended up being able to snatch the private property by condemnation, it sold it to that Pinnacle Horse Race Track, (another tale of a fake, cover project for stealin') for $1.00 and even threw in a $26.6 million sewer system, which was eventually demolished, and is currently being set up for major industrial projects.

I do not even want to discover the cui bono, but the property was lost to delinquent property taxes, where the owner filed bankruptcy and the Wayne County Auditor General could not even follow, or find most of the records, where I am just going to go out there on a limb and say the taxes were wiped and the property was flipped.

The Chief Justice is also over SCAO, the administration of child welfare program procurement, which means I bet Bob helped advise Snyder in the Flint water poisoning.


This article, directly below, is when Bob gutted the courts in Michigan and privatized justice by having those jacked leg IT contracts come in and set up that crappy predictive modeling programs for the emerging market of Social Impact Bonds to figure out how to seize assets of "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) while billing federal programs.

Judicial budget targets efficiency,technology and performance

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. presented the judicial branch’s FY 2015 budget request to the Michigan Legislature on March 13.

The presentation highlighted recent accomplishments in downsizing the judiciary, implementing technology and measuring performance.

Looking forward, Young targeted needed steps to implement further improvements, especially to facilitate the transition from a mainframe-based case management system to a web-based model.

“We have cut our spending, increased efficiency, reduced our size, focused on outcomes, and improved service to the public,” Young said. “Michigan’s courts are working smarter for a better Michigan.”

Young said Michigan is implementing the most dramatic downsizing in the nation with 11 trial court judgeships already eliminated–saving $1.7 million each year–and taxpayers will save $6.4 million annually when cuts are complete.

Over the past five years, the judiciary has more than doubled the number of courts that have consolidated operations.

Now, 64 counties either have consolidation plans or are developing them so that circuit, probate and district courts could share workloads, cuts costs and eliminate redundant administration. “Saving money is good, but what’s even more important is that service to the public is im - proved as courts streamline and focus on more efficient operations,” said Young.

With respect to technology, Young noted funding was needed to roll out a web-based case management system to 251 courts, representing 80 percent of the state’s caseload.

This initiative supplements the expansion of applications that improve public service, such as mobile apps, on - line payment of traffic tickets and e-filing.

He also hailed the implementation of video - conferencing that allows courts to hold hearings without the cost, loss of time and security risk involved in transporting defendants.

For example, four years ago, two percent of prisoner hearings involving the Michigan Department of Corrections were handled by video conference.

Now, 27 percent are handled using the technology, saving about $2 million annually. Young emphasized the use of performance measures, including case clearance rates, child support collections and recidivism for problem solving courts.

Bob also issued the Advisory Opinion on the requirement of voter identification.

Funny thing, there is no mention of the absentee ballot, which is how voter fraud takes place.

Community Development Corporations have voting rights and can get Community Development Block Grants.

So, what had happened was...The "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) came up with the absolutely brilliant idea of setting up the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and vote packing through requests for absentee ballots of the properties they are now allowed to legally steal, per Bob, to rig elections.

Wayne County Clerk's Office bought the cheapest Tyler system for the largest courthouse in North America, where the Detroit Land Bank Authority was doing that "eminent domain" thang through quiet titling because they served the property address, and not the person.

So, with a click of a button and a switch of a knob, one can extract a subset of properties where they can request absentee ballots.

There is more to the story, but I will repurpose everything so it is in one tale, once indictments are unsealed.

FUN FACT! Michigan State University runs Land Bank and Child Welfare Policy for the State of Michigan.

ANOTHER FUN FACT! Bob also opined on Nestle stealin' Michigan water was okay, because no one got hurt.

ONE LAST FUN FACT: Candidates for Michigan Supreme Court are exempt from campaign finance reporting and are known for money laundering.

Well, it seems the Gang is all coming back together....now, where is Madame Maura Corrigan, (said in a high British accent).

Ex-justice Young’s role in MSU probes draws criticism

When Lisa Brown was a security guard on the night shift for Samuel-Whittar Steel’s Detroit plant, a foreman often made sexually suggestive comments to her when they were alone, she alleged in a lawsuit.

Michael Brown, who was not related to Brown, allegedly told her he enjoyed watching her from behind, and the front, and wanted to pull her long hair while having sex with her, according to court documents.

Brown complained about her co-worker’s comments at least three times to a plant manager before her co-worker followed her into a room and raped her in November 2000, she alleged.

Brown went to police and also sued Samuel-Whittar for negligent retention, a claim that an employer should have fired someone if management knew or should have known about the person’s potential for hurting someone else. The case went to the Michigan Supreme Court, but she lost in 2007, with the majority opinion written by Robert Young Jr. — then a justice of the high court who is now playing a key role in helping Michigan State University get past the Larry Nassar scandal.

Young’s opinion in the Brown case and other cases have some questioning his appointment as the lead counsel overseeing the multiple investigations and Title IX complaints involving allegations of sexual misconduct at MSU.

“Modern workplace speech is, at times, boorish and undesirable,” Young wrote in a decision that stirred controversy at the time.

In the Brown ruling, Young also wrote that Samuel-Whittar owed no obligation to Lisa Brown because it had no notice of her co-worker’s inclination to rape.

“Brown’s words were crude and highly offensive,” Young wrote. “Comments of a sexual nature do not inexorably lead to criminal sexual conduct any more than an exasperated, angry comment inexorably results in a violent criminal assault.”

John Manly, a California-based attorney representing more than 100 women who have sued MSU and other institutions in the Nassar scandal, said Michael Brown’s alleged statements to Lisa Brown were a “clear red flag for predatory behavior” but apparently not to Young.

“The issue is not with whether or not he has the right to that view as a judge. He does,” Manly said. “The issue is not whether he is a bad or immoral person. I’m sure he’s not. The issue is whether someone that so clearly and fundamentally misunderstands sexual violence should be charged by MSU in 2018 with the handling of the largest child sexual assault case in American history? I would say it sends precisely the wrong message to victims.”

Young, who served two decades on the state’s highest court, was named to his MSU post in February by interim President John Engler, who took over amidst the fallout over the scandal involving Nassar, a former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor, who molested women and girls under the guise of a medical treatment over two decades.

Engler’s appointment of Young and several other political allies to key posts at MSU has led some observers to question the university’s commitment to changing the culture that allowed Nassar’s abuse to go unchecked for so long. Many students and faculty don’t think the university is on the right path under Engler.

But MSU officials said Young’s experience, which includes two decades on the Michigan Supreme Court, makes him the right person to lead the university’s legal response to sexual assault investigations.

“Former Chief Justice Bob Young is exactly what we need right now at MSU to help the university through the various investigations and to fulfill our commitments to the survivors,” said Emily Guerrant, an MSU spokeswoman. “His extensive legal and judicial resume speaks for itself. He is also a former board member of Vista Maria, an organization that provides resources to hundreds of women and children who have suffered the effects of abuse, neglect and trauma; as well as Central Michigan University. This combination of judicial, higher education and advocacy experience is helpful to our staff as we navigate through the coming year.”

Asked how Young can change MSU’s culture, Guerrant said Young is not an MSU employee. Rather, he is assisting the MSU Legal Team with the litigation resulting from Nassar’s misconduct.
“It’s not a full-time, nor a permanent position,” Guerrant said. “We believe Mr. Young has the right credentials to help us through those projects.”

Young, who offered the university a 10 percent discount on his $640 hourly fee, did not respond to requests for comment.

Criticism of Young’s MSU post come as perceptions of how the university is handling the sexual abuse scandal spawned by Nassar seems to be getting worse, from the indictment of former MSU Osteopathic Medical School Dean William Strampel to the alleged tracking of Nassar survivors on social media by a public relations firm hired by MSU.

Michigan State is facing more than 250 civil lawsuits from Nassar survivors, in which the university recently agreed to return to mediation. MSU also faces numerous investigations, including ones launched by the Michigan attorney general, the U.S. Education Department, the NCAA and Congress.

The Samuel-Whittar case isn’t the only instance where Young decided a legal dispute involving sexual misconduct.

In one 2000 case, Young and the court’s majority ruled that the operator of a drop-in center for adults with mental or emotional disabilities was not liable despite retaining an employee who had previously been convicted of molesting a woman with mental disabilities.

The employee, Gerald Flagle, possessed keys to the facility, and that gave him an opportunity to engage in sexual activity with a developmentally disabled woman, according to court documents.

“How can the university’s commitment to Title IX compliance be taken seriously when run by a man who has proven to have zero understanding about sexual assault, sexual predators, enabling behavior and the devastating impact on its victims?” Manly said.

Additionally, Michigan State and USA Gymnastics have cited cases authored by Young to support legal arguments to dismiss the civil lawsuits, according to an analysis by colleagues working with Manly.

USAG noted Young’s opinion in the Brown vs. Brown decision when it filed a motions to dismiss the suits against it.

Michigan State also cited several cases, including a 2002 ruling written by Young, in its arguments to dismiss the suits against the university, saying that MSU, as a public entity, is entitled to governmental immunity.

In that case, retired Detroit Police Lt. Linda Mack sued the city for discrimination based on her gender and sexual orientation after she complained that male supervisors had propositioned her for sex while she was working in the sex crimes unit, court records show.

After Mack’s complaint, no action was taken against the supervisors, allegedly because she is a lesbian, according to her lawsuit. She was relegated to an afternoon desk job, taken off investigative work, and not allowed to take off more than two weekends each month, her suit alleged.
Mack alleged intentional infliction of emotional duress and violations of the city charter, which prohibited discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation, court documents show. But the city moved for summary disposition, arguing Mack’s claims were barred by governmental immunity and that the city charter did not give her a cause of action.

“Because the plaintiff failed to plead a recognized claim in avoidance of government immunity, her sexual orientation discrimination claim should have been dismissed,” the Supreme Court opinion stated. “Government immunity is a characteristic of government and this plaintiff must plead her case in avoidance of immunity.”

While the GTLA allows suit against a government agency in five areas, the opinion states that none can allow suit for sexual orientation.

MSU, in its motion to dismiss, cited the Mack case, stating that government immunity “is a characteristic of government.”

“This means that MSU is entitled to a presumption of immunity,” the motion stated.
Besides Manly, others concerned about Young’s MSU appointment include Kalamazoo resident Sterling Riethman, who was among Nassar’s victims.

“Having Young, or someone with Young’s track record anywhere near these investigations, is a clear sign they have zero regard for our well-being,” said Riethman. “Engler has asked us to trust him and yet none of his actions have shown any sort of semblance to being survivor-focused, or even survivor-conscious.”

Rachael Denhollander, the woman who first spoke out against Nassar, also is alarmed about Young’s role at MSU. She said he has “an absolutely abhorrent track record as a judge, on the specific issue of sexual assault.”

“At every turn, MSU and Engler have appointed political insiders who have a consistent record of being part of the culture of abuse,” said Denhollander, an attorney. “This is not change. This is not transparency. This is institutional protectionism, and it should deeply concern every citizen whose money is being used to fund a university that oversaw the greatest sexual assault scandal in sport and campus history. Especially when this university, at every chance to make real change, runs in the opposite direction.”

Robert P. Young
Age: 66
Born: Des Moines, Iowa; raised in Detroit
Political party: Republican
Education:
High school: Detroit Country Day
College: Harvard University (BA, JD)
Legal offices:
Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court: 1998-2017
Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court: 2011-17

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