Category Archives: Secret Star Chamber

Are Smithermans Cooperating with Feds? Ronnlund Acts Under Review?

One of our sources claims that Judge Carole Smitherman and her husband State Senator Rodger Smitherman are allegedly quietly cooperating with federal investigators. We have also recently learned that Robert M. Ronnlund’s alleged acts of criminal obstruction of justice, alleged alteration of evidence, and what appears to be acts of perjury by Balch & Bingham … Continue reading Are Smithermans Cooperating with Feds? Ronnlund Acts Under Review?

Glaring Impunity: Balch’s Star Chamber Hits One-Year

Balch & Bingham has suffered serious damage because of Balch’s own, self-inflicted mistakes. Tomorrow marks the one-year birthday of the secretive and unconstitutional Star Chamber in the Newsome Conspiracy Case foolishly pursued by Balch & Bingham at the height of two-federal probes last year. We have heard from and read commentary from respected jurists to … Continue reading Glaring Impunity: Balch’s Star Chamber Hits One-Year

Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Yowls while Andy2K Wails

During the Motion to Recuse her honor in the Newsome Conspiracy Case, Judge Carole Smitherman verbally attacked Burt Newsome, displayed flagrant bias, and then implicated her family. “You have attacked my family unfairly,” she yowled, according to court transcripts. Why would she say “family?” In his Motion to Recuse, Newsome pointed out that her husband, … Continue reading Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Yowls while Andy2K Wails

Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Violates Her Own Order

Corruption breeds stupidity. So what can campaign contributions buy you? Bias? Favoritism? Court orders that are way out of order? In the massive Writ of Mandamus calling on Judge Carole Smitherman to be recused and her 44 retaliatory orders be stricken, Burt Newsome provides indisputable evidence of courtroom bias, flagrant injustice, and judicial sloppiness that … Continue reading Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Violates Her Own Order

Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Implodes; Implicates Family

In the Newsome Conspiracy Case, Judge Carole Smitherman was angry, seething in the secret Star Chamber hearing where she refused to recuse herself. She lashed out at Newsome. She continually interrupted Newsome and his lawyer. And she repeatedly talked down to them in anger. She unequivocally affirmed the appearance of reckless bias and alleged judicial … Continue reading Star Chamber: Judge Smitherman Implodes; Implicates Family

Bombshell: Sen. Rodger Smitherman Sat In On Star Chamber Hearings

In the ongoing criminal bribery trial, according to news reports, Alabama State Senator Rodger Smitherman is listed as a defense witness for indicted Balch & Bingham partners Steven McKinney and Joel Gilbert, and Drummond Company executive David Roberson. Senator Smitherman received what looks like two pay through contributions from Drummond: one through BIPAC in November … Continue reading Bombshell: Sen. Rodger Smitherman Sat In On Star Chamber Hearings

Breaking News: Balch’s Star Chamber Disembowels Judicial System

Is Balch & Bingham really this stupid? We knew the secretive Star Chamber would be used to hide alleged perjury, criminal conduct and other allegations of unsavory misconduct. Now the secret veil has been ripped wide open at the same time as a criminal trial against two partners in the firm has started. There are … Continue reading Breaking News: Balch’s Star Chamber Disembowels Judicial System

DOJ Cracks Down on Judicial Corruption

Judge Carole Smitherman, the patron saint of the secretive and unconstitutional Star Chamber, may have more problems after she and her husband,  State Senator Rodger Smitherman, accepted $30,000 in questionable contributions from entities funded by, associated with, or run by former associates of Balch & Bingham. The U.S. Department of Justice is cracking down on judicial corruption. … Continue reading DOJ Cracks Down on Judicial Corruption

With $30,000 Funneled to Smithermans, We Were Right

On August 14, 2017, we foreshadowed what could happen in the future with the post “Will Carole Smitherman be the next Oliver Robinson?” Judge Carole Smitherman is the presiding judge of the secretive and criminal Star Chamber that was formed two weeks after our post was written. Oliver Robinson is the former Alabama State Representative … Continue reading With $30,000 Funneled to Smithermans, We Were Right

Part 6: More Money to Smitherman’s Husband

State Senator Rodger Smitherman’s filing is so sloppy, it mentions Judge Carole Smitherman’s campaign on the cover page. Was that a Freudian slip of the keyboard? Sloppiness. Just sloppiness. With over 250 days of a secretive, unconstitutional Star Chamber presided by Judge Carole Smitherman, the Newsome Conspiracy Case is under seal. However, we did learn … Continue reading Part 6: More Money to Smitherman’s Husband

250 Days of Darkness and the Mouse that Roared in Silence

Today marks 250 days since Judge Carole Smitherman created the unconstitutional and secretive Star Chamber to allegedly shield Balch & Bingham from public exposure in the horrific Newsome Conspiracy Case. We actually feel sorry for Schuyler Allen Baker, Jr., the lead Balch & Bingham attorney on the case, who fought for the foolish Star Chamber … Continue reading 250 Days of Darkness and the Mouse that Roared in Silence