The Hill ~ CDC influenced by corporate & political interests

The CDC is being being influenced by corporate and political interests quote:

“Concerns about the inner workings of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been mounting in recent months amid disclosures of cozy corporate alliances. Now a group of more than a dozen senior scientists have reportedly lodged an ethics complaint alleging the federal agency is being influenced by corporate and political interests in ways that shortchange taxpayers.

A group calling itself CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or (CDC SPIDER), put a list of complaints in writing in a letter to CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK). The members of the group have elected to file the complaint anonymously for fear of retribution.”

This is what I have been trying to get to public light over the Toxic Mold issue for now eleven years.  The CDC is selling scientific fraud which professes to prove the biocontaminants in water damaged buildings can never reach a level to cause brain injury, disability and death.


They are doing it by a widely marketed bogus risk assessment model that was concocted in 2001 by Bryan Hardin and Bruce Kelman, the “Veritox Theory” (See link marked Exhibit 2).

Hardin is a retired Deputy Director of CDC NIOSH. Kelman is an old Tobacco Scientist. They are both prolific expert defense witnesses in Toxic Mold litigation and two of the six owners of Veritox, Inc.

I published a writing on the Internet in 2005 explaining how they were marketing the scientific fraud with “nonprofit” medical associations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a U.S. Congressman to mislead the courts to deny liability for causation of Toxic Mold disabilities.

The California courts aided Kelman and Hardin and their corrupt California attorney, Keith Scheuer, to frame me for libel for the writing to keep the CDC backed-fraud going.

The compromised California judges put me in jail in 2012 for refusing to sign a false confession that my 2005 writing was a lie. From the March 14, 2012 court transcript:


I can’t get the USDOJ to prosecute the California judges and justices for case-fixing to aid the CDC backed-fraud without greater sunlight on the issue. See their latest refusal below.


The Gossiping Ninnies within the Mold Issue make it a thousand times harder to get the truth to light. They keep promoting that it’s not a government backed-crime that is harming everyone; and that I’m lying about the corruption in the California court when case-fixing for Kelman & Hardin is aiding the crime to continue  — while people are dying from the fraud in policy covered up by the fraud in the California courts.

That’s why I’m  Declaring War on the Toxic Mold Gossiping Ninnies

Sharon Noonan Kramer

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Declaring War on the Toxic Mold Gossiping Ninnies

As some of you know, I am constantly having to fend off the Gossiping Ninnies in the Toxic Mold issue.  These aren’t naysayers of the dangers of mold. These are stupid pompous asses within the mold community itself who do everything they can to try to discredit the importance of getting the naysaying fraud out of gov’t backed policies and medical association position statements.

This is the area of this issue that I have worked for over a decade, i.e, removing science fraud from federally funded policies, physician educational materials and toxic torts.  It’s cost me all (including going to jail) not to shut up of the naysaying scientific fraud, how it is marketed to U.S. physicians with federal funds, and how lives are devastated from it.

The Ninnies spend much time on FB patting each other on the back of how wonderful they are at advancing the science and are “helping” people – while they reach maybe the same 500 people at a time with their words of wisdom.  

The sad thing is, they are right about avoidance of mold being key to recovery. But they can’t seem to grasp that it doesn’t matter if they are right if the U.S. government is mass-marketing that they are wrong.  News flash, the U.S. government can reach millions of physicians, policy setters and people in general in matter of minutes with whatever they choose to market. 

Nope. These little pompous asses think any efforts to try to change government backed and funded policy is just frivolous and they take every opportunity they can to discredit work and cast doubt in this area.  They make me extremely angry by their convoluting the issue and confusing those being injured by contaminants in water damaged buildings with their petty gossip.

This is because of the thousands of lives being devastated by them making it a thousands times harder to cause gov’t backed policy change.  They make me so mad that am not above publicly using the “F” word and even the “C” word regarding the Gossiping Ninnies.

So last week the Daily Beast ran a horrible article right out of the naysayers’ playbook.  It was written by a physician with a fellowship at Emory, Dr. Farah Khan.  It’s titled, “You are not a doctor. Why Is the Internet So Obsessed with ‘Toxic Mold’?”  The article is what’s known as “astroturfing”.

The very first sentence in the Daily Beast article is this “caring” physician making fun of her patient for asking questions if mold could be contributing to his health condition.  She then goes on to cite the retired Mold Position Statement of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) as current accepted science of why mold could not be causing or contributing to the problem. (See last page in link above noting the Position Statement is sunset).  

She linked to Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s mold conference that was occurring at the same time in LA when this article came out, while trying to present that she knows it’s just quackery (and again making fun of her own patient).

There is a mother whose child died from being sick with mold and being institutionally discriminated against because of this naysaying science being promoted by horrid people like Dr. Khan.  The mother put out a blog last week asking that people contact the Daily Beast and request that they take the hateful and discrimination-causing article down.  

The mother spent days fact checking and writing her blog. OMG!  She cited me challenging the AAAAI out-of-date publication in the Daily Beast article and requesting they take the article down. This, of course, was unacceptable to the Gossiping Ninnies.

no-gossiping_design.png (280×280)So what did the Gossiping Ninnies do?  They immediately jumped into gear of gossiping on FB and promoting that my work and those who seek to remove fraud from policy is nothing, position statements come down on their own, don’t worry about some bogus article, they’ll never change, etc. 

Here’s one example.  This one was posted directly on the mother’s blog — gutting any chance that her blog would cause Moldies to actually jump into unified action to try to shut down the astroturfing and government backed science fraud, which is harming so many.

A charter member of the Toxic Mold Gossiping Ninny Club, who has been a thorn in my side for years, wrote in the comment section on the mother’s blog:

“Sadly, there is nothing that can be done, to have the Daily Beast article revised or removed, due to the way the internet functions. The out-of-date source that the article’s author used, to write her misleading article, will exist as an internet reference source until the end of time. The way the internet was created failed to provide a way to delete information when that information was updated by the source of that information. Both the updated, and the out-of-date information remain searchable by Google, and the selection of which of those two sources to believe is left to the intelligence of the web surfer. The “sunsetting” of the old source has always been misunderstood by my dear friend Sharon Kramer. Sunsetting only means that you can no longer find the old source when you search that one website. The sunsetting was an automatic procedure of the publisher of the out-of date article, not a great victory for Sharon’s persistent attacks and legal maneuvers. After a pre-set number of years, that publisher stated that the old information was no longer the current opinion of “their” group, and would no longer appear when searched for on their web site. In some instances, when such a removal is made, Google informs the searcher that she is viewing a “cached” article, and not an article that appears on an active web site. But not in all cases. An example of this, are my 20 year old listings on the singles dating web sites that I created over 20 years ago. On those sites my photo still shows a nice full head of black hair and a flat stomach. I am forever young, in spite of my repeated requests to those dating services to delete me from their membership.”

My response was:

First of all, let me say that Joe X is in NO WAY a dear friend of mine, nor does he understand what it means when a medical association “sunsets” position statements. That would most likely be because he didn’t work with Dr. Hodgson of OSHA for a couple of years to cause the sunsetting of the ACOEM mold statement. He doesn’t have the behind the scenes emails in his possession of what it took to get it down. I do.

People like Joe who are always willing to voice their opinions, but actually do ZERO to remove false science from policies, medical school teachings and toxic torts over the mold issue, are who make it difficult on us who actually do cause changes in policy.

It’s people like Joe who aid the false science to continue to cause the institutionalized discrimination to continue. Nope. Joe X is no friend of mine and if you are trying to get help from a mainstream physician (who is still being misinformed) Joe is no friend of your’s either. He might as well work for the defense in mold litigation.

This article by the Emory Fellow is what’s known as “astroturfing”. What Joe is doing, while trying to present that he is my friend, is the same.

The piece de resistance of the Confederacy of Dunces is the concept that the Daily Beast article must have run because the doctors are afraid of the Ninnies.  Pure nonsense.  This is how the naysayers have astroturfed  the scientific fraud into physician education over the mold issue for years for the purpose of influencing mold litigations — another area the Ninnies seem to know nothing about.  (See 2007 Wall Street Journal article “Amid Suits Over Mold Experts Wear Two Hats” for how and why the science fraud is marketed to doctors to influence the courts)

So Gossiping Ninnies, this post is for YOU.  It’s hard enough to have to fight the Centers for Disease Control and systemic corruption in California courts for aiding the naysaying fraud to continue to harm so many – by criminal means.  No one needs your little gossipy asses constantly nipping at my heels and trying to discredit me every step of the journey for daring to tell the truth of how the fraud remains in policy.

Sit down and shut the fuck up because there is naysaying scientific fraud to be removed from policies over the Toxic Mold issue and lives to be saved.  Your stupid gossip makes it 1000 times harder to accomplish this.  


Everyone in the “mold community” knows who this little band of asses are.  They’ve been trashing people for years, not just me, in their self-promotion — while people are dying from the fraud remaining in policies.  I think it’s long past time that they be made to stop.

If you would like to voice your concern to the Editor of the Daily Beast regarding their publication of Dr. Khan’s dangerous and discriminatory astroturfing, the contact information is:

Daily Beast Article-Farah Kahn

If you would like for the Gossiping Ninnies to see this so maybe they will get a clue to stop, just repost it on FB.  They’ll come out of the woodwork spouting snide comments faster than a water damaged building can begin to grow mold.  It will be easy to identify who they are!

Never one to speak behind people’s backs.

Sharon Noonan Kramer

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Judges’ Commission Seeks to Gut Scope of State-Ordered Audit

 This is a SPOOF of an actual article from Courthouse News Services by a great investigative reporter Maria Denzio, titled “Judges’ Commission Fights Scope of State-Ordered Audit

Courthouse Clues Services

Judges’ Commission Seeks to Gut Scope of State-Ordered Audit

October 23, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The California Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) is challenging the scope of an audit of its operations ordered earlier this year by the Legislature, claiming that the state Constitution prohibits oversight of the self-perceived-above-the-law independent state agency.

“If you imagine for a moment an auditor asking a court ‘We want to know how you resolve cases,’ you can see where there’s a concern,” CJP attorney Joe Tailwagger said in an interview. “But the CJP isn’t a court, so this argument is really just for stonewalling and is irrelevant.”

Desperately trying to invoke the separation of powers doctrine that prohibits the Legislature from interfering with the judiciary, the CJP writ petition asks that the state auditor refrain from examining how this state agency investigates complaints against the judiciary.

The commission also wants the state auditor barred from accessing confidential records related to its investigations to protect its staff and members from public scrutiny when violating the rights of the public and non-inner-circle judges.

“The public seems to feel that there are several judges who have been privately admonished, if admonished at all, who should have been removed from the bench for destroying lives while case fixing. We’re afraid that a real gander of the CJP records may prove them right,” Tailwagger said.

This past August, the Legislature voted unanimously to audit the commission, a constitutionally established state agency in charge of investigating and disciplining judges. The audit was a result of public outcry from activist groups that the commission hasn’t been sufficiently harsh on errant judges,   that its proceedings aren’t sufficiently transparent, and that the CJP has served more as a lapdog for politically connected, inner-circle judges, rather than a watchdog.

The commission was formed in 1960 and originally included nine members. Most of its proceedings were confidential, and in 1994 voters passed Proposition 190 mandating open proceedings and increased the membership to eleven. This occurred after a whistleblower within the CJP informed the legislature that the independent state agency was nurturing a culture of corruption in the courts.

The proposition also changed the composition of the commission: three judges appointed by the Supreme Court, two attorneys appointed by the governor, and six citizens – two appointed by the governor, two by the Senate Committee on Rules, and two by the Speaker of the Assembly. As it stands today, the CJP Chairman is under criminal investigation.

The Supreme Court has the authority to review and overturn the commission’s rulings, as in the recent case of Judge Nancy Ayers, where the high court dismissed the commission’s advisory letter against her for keeping a guide dog she was training in her courtroom.

The Supreme Court seems to have no concerns about lack of judicial ethics when disabled members of the public have their rights violated by judges and the CJP refuses to admonish. When the CJP refuses to admonish, there is no recourse for the harmed public.

This will be the first time in its history that the commission has been audited and the commission has much to hide.

Tailwagger said that on the whole, the commission operates in the public eye and then let out a big laugh right after he made the statement.

“The CJP doesn’t operate entirely in confidence. Many proceedings are open to the public. For instance, it sometimes publicly admonishes judges when retaliating for political purposes. But some cases call for privacy for the same purpose,” he said.

Aside from its usual examination of budget and spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle has also been asked to review the commission’s rules, standards and procedures. This will be a futile task without being able to examine how the commission’s rules, standards and procedures have been abused behind closed doors.

Tailwagger said the commission has no problem with the auditor looking into its finances, but other aspects of the audit go too far into where the real heart of the problem lays.

hidden_agendalarge1.gif (247×145)“Many of the categories are attempting to look at the very core function of how a court process works and that would be unprecedented to allow that,” he said. [I did not change this quote.  So the dysfunction of the “very core function” of the CJP is not what should be audited???]

The auditor proposes looking into the commission’s rules on confidentiality and why certain proceedings are kept private, reviewing its process for investigating legal error, and examining the commission’s standards for handling cases and when to contact complainants, witnesses and judges.

Howle’s office also notes that the audit will take roughly 4,100 hours, with no set completion date, at a cost of roughly $492,000. The CJP is also contesting the cost, saying it cannot afford to pay a nearly $500,000 bill with a yearly budget of $4.6 million; and they would like to receive more money from the legislature for the time it will take to thwart an effective audit.

Tailwagger said the commission isn’t using its petition to skirt the audit, but wants some clarification on how many people should leave the country now before the criminal charges and arrests begin.

“This isn’t an agency that’s looking for a free pass,” he said. “We’ve gone to the judges who we aid their lack of ethics to get some protection so this audit can’t go forward on things that are appropriate. We are hoping this will be a matter that will not be handled very quickly and efficiently because our paper shredders are already working day and night.”

Howle’s office did not respond to a request for comment.


The above is a spoof.  The links are real. The CJP really has gone to the exact entity whose ethics they are charged with overseeing, the courts, to try to stop an audit of the CJP’s “very core function”. The need for this audit was supported by public organizations and judicial organizations who are tired of the CJP aiding the ethics problems and politics in California courts, rather than stopping them.

Sharon Kramer

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CDC & PEHSU “A Perfect Partnership”….from Hell?

There are some great doctors in the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units, PEHSUs.  But, by and large, they are being misinformed over illnesses caused by water damaged buildings (WDB).

THIS is what I been fighting for 11 YEARS. THIS is the bottleneck which causes the institutionalized discrimination of those injured and disabled by WDB — that is so horrible, some commit suicide.

Below is a link to a new CDC Blog just out today. It’s tooting how wonderful it is that the PEHSU’s are here to assist the government in the education of physicians and public over environmental illnesses.

What the blog does not say is that the funding for the PEHSU’s and the oversight of their websites, pass through the fingers of “nonprofit” medical associations which are still falsely preaching that it’s scientifically proven — that long term or permanent neurocognitive impairments, multi-symptom multi-system chronic inflammations CIRS-WDB, newly acquired environmental intolerances IE, debilitating chronic fatigue ME/CFS and sometimes death — are not to able to be caused by a WDB.

Todays CDC Blog:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “A Perfect Partnership: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

 “Over the course of 4 years (2010–2013), the North American PEHSU network delivered nearly 1500 presentations on topics from a general introduction to children’s health and the environment to focused presentations on air pollution, asthma, lead poisoning, and mold. The programs reached nearly 210,000 participants.” (Yikes!!)

The PEHSU money-controlling and website-controlling “non-profits” have influential members who are generating income as expert defense witnesses in mold litigation by promoting the false concept that it’s proven these illnesses are not occurring.   I’ve been begging Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, and others in the federal government to do something about this serious problem that is harming so many.

4/15/16 Letter to CDC Director: ‘Please cease funding fraud over Toxic Mold Disabilities (Veritox Theory)

Dear Dr. Frieden, Dr. Perry, Ms. Milton and Dr. Mapp,,

Thank you for the CDC/DHHSUSDOJ and EPA reply letters dated March 7th[2}, March16th[3], and April 4th[4], 2016. The CDC and EPA replies were informative of how nonprofit medical associations are chosen to be non-government-organizations (NGO) assisting to provide information to U.S. physicians and the public with the use of federal funds…..“It was with reckless disregard for public health and safety, and a poorly thoughtout plan in the early 2000’s to try to shut down mold litigations and liability for claims of causation of environmental disability from WDB, by concoction and promotion of a fraudulent risk assessment theory – the Veritox Theory”.….Dr. Frieden, Will CDC continue funding American College of Medical Toxicology to disseminate information to U.S. physicians, while ACMT is still promoting the scientifically void Veritox Theory on their website? Yes ____  No _____

The CDC’s response is astounding when knowing how many are being harmed.

Dear Ms. Kramer:

Thank you for your letter to Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), expressing your continued concern about the American College of Medical Toxicology. Your message was forwarded to our office for a response. We regret that we have no new information to share with you since our last response. Thank you for your interest in CDC’s public health programs.


XXXX, Acting Executive Secretary, Office of the Chief of Staff, CDC

I’m not even asking or trying to tell them what to teach. I’s just asking that the CDC cease funding a deadly discriminatory litigation defense argument in misguided U.S. pediatrician education.

OSHA gets it, so why can’t the CDC, EPA and Department of Justice?  To quote from the March 9, 2015 WorkCompCentral article, “ACOEM Takes Down Position Paper Commonly Used By Defense in Mold Claims”:

“It was a litigation defense argument right from the get-go,’ she [KRAMER] said….Ritchie Shoemaker, a mold researcher who has testified in more than 200 court cases related to mold illness, said the ACOEM paper [authored by Saxon of UCLA, KELMAN & HARDIN of VERITOX, and based on the bogus Veritox Theory] was ubiquitous in litigation for many years. ‘After 2003, there were no cases that I participated in where defense did not quote ACOEM,’ he said….ACOEM [American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine] representatives did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But Kramer told WorkCompCentral in an interview last week that Michael Hodgson, medical director for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, received a statement from ACOEM’s publications director [Marianne Dreger] last year that the organization would sunset the position paper in early 2015.”

 The relationship between the CDC and PEHSU is not perfect by far when it is tainted by a scientifically void litigation defense argument that is harming thousands of children.

I have been asking the CDC for ELEVEN YEARS to stop teaching this fraud! Argh!!!


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Cause an audit of the CJP on Wed & be ordered to jail by Friday?

August 15, 2016

Presiding Judge Steve Austin,

Contra Costa County Superior Court

Department 1 ANNX Room 2

PHONE: 1-925-608-1101

FAX: 1-925-957-5917

Re: COMPLAINT against Judge Bruce (MILLS) abuse of power and unlawful incarceration with intent to cause bodily harm (unlawful strip search) to whistleblowner Joseph James (SWEENEY) in violation of Code of Civil Procedure 1219(a)[1] and Judicial Canon 2(B)2 [2] Case No D13-01648

Honorable Presiding Judge Austin,

This fax and its supporting evidence may be read online at Katy’s Exposure blog under the title Cause a CJP audit on Wed & be ordered to jail by Friday?[3]

I write to you today on behalf of myself and many others who are grateful to SWEENEY for causing a Bureau of State Auditor (BSA) audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP).   SWEENEY is a tireless and effective whistleblower of severe ethics problems in the California courts being aided to continue by blind-eyed watchdogs at the CJP.

In an audacious move which gives the appearance of judicial impropriety and retaliation for SWEENEY causing a CJP audit (and strongly appears to prove SWEENEY’s and many others’ points about California jurists finding themselves above the law) on Friday, August 12, 2016, SWEENEY was ordered to jail by MILLS. His jail term of 25 days is to start tomorrow.  MILLS is making the ridiculous claim that SWEENEY needs to be jailed for  civil contempt of court by refusing to be coerced to remove a website from the Internet. SWEENEY removed the website from the Internet months ago.

Two days prior to MILLS’ absurd and physically-impossible-to-follow judicial directive in order for SWEENEY to avoid being sent to jail; on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved four legislators’ requests for an audit of the CJP for their lack of adequately reprimanding unethical judges.[4] SWEENEY, proprietor of Court Reform LLC, is widely recognized as a key driving force who caused this audit.[5]

[1] CCP §1219(a) “The ‘coercive’ imprisonment must end when the contemner no longer has the power to comply.”
[2] Judicial Canon 2.(B.)2 Judicial Canon 2 “A judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the judge’s activities. B. Use of the Prestige of Judicial Office (2) A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office or use the judicial title in any manner, including any oral or written communication, to advance the pecuniary or personal interests of the judge or others.”
[3]“Cause a CJP audit on Wed & be  ordered to jail by Friday?”
[4] August 10, 2016 CJE & Court Reform LLC “8/10/2016 Press Release: California Judicial Watchdog Faces First Audit in 56 Years”
[5] Court Reform LLC


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What caused SWEENEY to become aware of rather serious ethics problems in the California courts that harm many Californians, is the manner in which his divorce is being handled in Contra Costa County courts.

SWEENEY is a young chemist, who comes from a small Midwestern town and has a math and science tutoring company. He is trying to divorce the older woman who he married in 2010, whose family is fabulously wealthy and well-connected in California.  He is also trying to maintain his parental rights and a relationship with the daughter born from the failed marriage.  SWEENEY is a self-represented litigant. His ex-wife and her parents have been represented by an extensive amount of legal counsel.

In an effort to spotlight what appears to be collective judicial bias reaching a level of impacting rulings and orders beneficial to his ex-wife and her wealthy family in violation of CJP Rule 111.4; SWEENEY started a website http://www.DivorcingTheEvilsizors.Com in the fall of 2015.   The website was dedicated to displaying the court proceedings of the divorce, as SWEENEY has a legal right to do without experiencing judicial retaliation. Code of Civil Procedure 1209(b)[6]

“A speech or publication reflecting upon or concerning a court or an officer thereof shall not be treated or punished as a contempt of the court unless made in the immediate presence of the court while in session and in such a manner as to actually interfere with its proceedings.”

Regardless of SWEENEY’S rights to publicly state and publicly provide direct evidence of what has been occurring in the case; the Contra Costa County First District Division One Court of Appeal (1st/1st) somehow came to the conclusion that whistleblower-SWEENEY’s publicly commenting on the case somehow was domestic violence against his ex-wife, to the level of requiring a restraining order.

On May 27, 2015 [7] while character assassinating SWEENEY and disregarding what he believes to be shining light on judicial ethics problems, the 1st/1st made it publicly appear that SWEENEY had committed acts of domestic violence against his ex-wife. Justices Humens, Dondero, and Banke wrote,

“The opinion in the above-entitled matter filed on May 27, 2015, was not certified for publication in the Official Reports.  After the court’s review of requests under California Rules of Court, rule 8.1120, and good cause established under rule 8.1105, it is hereby ordered that the opinion should be published in the Official Reports.  The petition for rehearing by appellant is denied.”

What is most concerning on a broad-scale about this judicially self-beneficial opinion is the fact that it is a published opinion.  This means it may be cited as established case-law should anyone in any court in any kind of case in California, choose to publicly expose what they believe to be ethics problems in their court proceedings. People could end up incarcerated for exposing what some courts are hiding and be ordered to jail if they do not publicly retract the case-fixing evidence from public view.  This is an additional violation of Canons of Judicial Ethic 2.(B).2  “use the judicial title in any manner, including any oral or written communication, to advance the pecuniary or personal interests of the judge or others.” 

I co-own the blog, Katy’s Exposure and have since 2013.  By the efforts of SWEENEY giving us an opportunity to voice our concerns of problems in the CA courts, I too, submitted a letter to the JLAC. Conflict driven published opinions in California’s appellate courts and erred case-law they establish, can and have wreaked much havoc on many people’s lives in California and across the United States.[8]

The SWEENEY matter was returned to the lower court after the May 2015 Published Opinion.  His ex-wife and her parents then filed a Civil Contempt of Court complaint against SWEENEY in December of 2015 [9]after his website DivorcingTheEvilsizors.Com went live in the fall with evidence of questionable acts in the courts.

[6] CCP 1209(b) states, “A speech or publication reflecting upon or concerning a court or an officer thereof shall not be treated or punished as a contempt of the court unless made in the immediate presence of the court while in session and in such a manner as to actually interfere with its proceedings.”
[7] May 27, 2015 1st/1st  Published Opinion
[8] July 19, 2016 Katy’s Exposure letter to the JLAC
[9] December 15, 2015 Order to Show Cause


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Like the judges and justices involved, the family SWEENEY is trying to divorce while still maintaining a relationship with his child, wanted case evidence off of the Internet and out of public view. SWEENEY complied and removed his website DivorcingTheEvilsizors.Com from the Internet in March of 2016. His appointed attorney filed a reply brief for the August 12, 2016 contempt of court hearing.[10]

On March 28, 2016, SWEENEY testified before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee of the Public Health and Safety Committee about the unbridled ethics problems in the California courts being abetted to continue by the toothless watchdog, CJP.[10] Many other people from counties all across California also testified.  This caused media attention on the severe problem caused by unpunished lack of ethics in the California courts. This March 28, 2016 public outcry led by SWEENEY and the Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE) and joined by many others,  caused the legislature to act and approve the request for audit of the CJP on August 10, 2016.

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Two days after the audit of the CJP was approved by the JLAC, SWEENEY found himself back in MILLS’ court for the charge of civil contempt of court and ordered to jail for twenty five days.  Contrary to how MILLS is unethically and unlawfully handling the matter, incarceration for alleged civil contempt is not intended to punish a litigant for past deeds which angered a judge.  By law, incarceration for alleged civil contempt of court is purposed to coerce a litigant into lawful accordance with a court’s lawful directive.  (See Judge’s Benchguide to Contempt and Sanctions.[11]) MILLS has five prior CJP admonishments.[12]. He is still sitting in a position to violate California citizens such as SWEENEY, and obviously has no fear of any real punishment.

SWEENEY cannot comply with MILLS’ impossible order to remove a website from the Internet that SWEENEY has already removed.  If SWEENEY is sent to jail tomorrow by MILLS it will be for SWEENEY’S refusal to do the impossible and in violation of CCP 1219(a). “The ‘coercive’ imprisonment must end when the contemner no longer has the power to comply.”

It will be one more abuse of judicial ethics by MILLS in violation of Judicial Canon 2.(B.)2 “A judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the judge’s activities. B. Use of the Prestige of Judicial Office (2) A judge shall not lend the prestige of judicial office or use the judicial title in any manner, including any oral or written communication, to advance the pecuniary or personal interests of the judge or others.”.

As the Presiding Justice of the Contra County Court, under Rules of the Court, Rules 10.630C(4)A(j) [13], I believe you have a duty to protect SWEENEY and the courts from judicial abuse.  Please act to stop SWEENEY’s impending unlawful imprisonment complete with bodily harm. Please inform the CJP of MILLS abuses of the Canons of Judicial Ethics. By Rules of the Court, MILLS is to be informed of his ethics violations by the presiding judge, also.  Given what SWEENEY was able to accomplish to help stop corruption in the courts, this situation is clearly giving the appearance of inappropriate judicial conduct and retaliation of a whistleblower.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter, Judge Austin.


                                                                                                               Sharon Kramer

[9]  August 12, 2016 SWEENEY reply brief:
[10] March 28, 2016 VIDEO of Sweeney before the Budget Committee
[11] California Judges’ Benchguide on Contempt and Sanctions.
[12]MILLS CJP discipline history.
[13]CA Rules of the Court, Title 10.603 C (4)Oversight of judicial officers The presiding judge must:(A)Judges Notify the Commission on Judicial Performance of: (i) A judge’s substantial failure to perform judicial duties, including any habitual neglect of duty….(B)Notice Give the judge a copy of the notice to the commission under (A) if appropriate. If a copy is not given to the judge, the presiding judge must inform the commission of the reasons why so notifying the judge was deemed inappropriate”

16.08.15 Letter to help keep whistleblower Joe Sweeney from unlawful incarceration and bodily harm for exposing severe ethics problems in the California courts and the Commission on Judicial Performance.

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