Looks like little Billy Acker really got his robe in a wad when he shot a 65-page Opinion at the truly Honorable Judge Roger Vinson with his middle finger in the air.
The convoluted thinking in his related Order shows Judge Acker’s uncivil contempt of justice that ends with this vengeful kiss-my-ass dare:
In the event either party applies for an interlocutory appeal pursuant to U.S.C. 28 1292 (b), there will be no stay of proceedings in this court unless the Eleventh Circuit orders it.
His decision to hold the Rigsby sisters, Dickie Scruggs, and the Scruggs law firm in civil contempt and award E.A. Renfroe $65,000 for the untimely delivery of documents the sisters didn’t have to deliver and Scruggs lawfully delivered elsewhere is only rivaled by denying their motion for dismissal due to lack of jurisdiction so he had a basis for writing the most hate-filled Opinion any of us should ever have to read – and I haven’t even mentioned how he manipulated the date to make the delivery “late”.
There is so much in the document that needs to be called to public attention, that more will have to come later. You can get full flavor from the text below and, then, I suggest you pour yourself a drink, settle down in your favorite chair, and read what this man wrote.
Judge Vinson was certainly correct when he began his opinion in United States v Scruggs by call it a “most unusual case”. The criminal action against Scruggs was the first and only case in the United States in which a judge sitting on the same court as a judge who had earlier initiated a charge of criminal contempt against a lawyer, dismissed that charge on motion of the accused lawyer without ducting an evidentiary hearing.
Of course, it was; it was just that bad. Who in their right mind would make that public knowledge when it so indicates he was so clearly wrong in charging Scruggs with contempt that no hearing was needed?
At any rate, it’s now officially Alabama month in Atlanta – as if the 11th Circuit needed another high-profile case when the words selective prosecution are already becoming synonymous with the State.