The authors of “Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor”, Mr. Tom Scott and Ms Sara Naheedy, Esq., filed an amicus brief in support of Bill Scheidler in his case against Kitsap County Superior Court Judge, Kevin Hull, and Washington State legislators Michelle Caldier, Jesse Young and Jan Angel [defendants]. Scheidler alleges the defendants have violated their constitutional duty to protect Scheidler from the Washington State Bar’s scheme to defraud Scheidler of $119,373.45 in which Judge Hull plays a role. Scheidler claims his legislators had the “knowledge, the duty and the power to protect Scheidler” from Hull’s criminal acts but refused to do anything about it. Scheidler cites Article 1, Section 1 of the state’s constitution as imposing an ‘affirmative duty to protect’ on all government officials who have the knowledge and power to rescue individuals from the criminal acts of others. Follow this link to read Scheidler’s Opening Brief
Because the mechanism for the fraud upon Scheidler was devised by the Washington State Bar, Scheidler demanded a judge preside over the case who was not a member in the very association that devised the fraud scheme. Judge Benjamin Settle refused to disqualify even though Settle is a Bar associate and it is the Bar’s scheme that is at the center of Scheidler’s lawsuit. Tom and Sara, in their amicus brief, argue these conflicts of interest undermine confidence in our judicial institution and rail against Judge Settle for not stepping aside to allow a judge, who is not a bar associate, to preside over the case. It is no surprise that Judge Settle dismissed Scheidler’s lawsuit which is why it is now before the US 9th Circuit.
Both Tom Scott and Sara Naheedy, Esq., recognize the corruption within the judicial branch and produce a video series on youtube.com concerning all things legal – The Legal Power Hour. After they interviewed Scheidler for their ‘Legal Power Hour’ series they felt compelled to file a brief in his support.