Hammond Judge Ann Aiken has History of Political Incest

October 7th, 2015 Chief Judge of the United States District Court of Oregon Ann Aiken re-sentenced Eastern Oregon Ranchers Dwight and Steve Hammond to a 5 year term in a Federal Penitentiary. The Hammonds were re-sentenced by Aiken as terrorists, under the Congressional Terrorism Act of 1996 regarding a 2012 Arson Conviction (background on case). The re-sentencing was in response to an appeal filed by former U.S. District Attorney Amanda Marshall. It was this decision by Judge Aiken that ultimately led to the current civilian occupation of the Malhuer reserve by Citizens intent on redressing grievances to their Government.

Judge Ann Aiken, a native Oregonian and Science graduate of the University of Oregon, was appointed to her seat on the District Court by then President Bill Clinton in 1998. She has a history with cases from the Eastern Oregon area and the Steens Mountain and Malhuer Reserves in particular. In 2006 Aiken was the presiding Judge in Civil Case No. 06-242-AA. (D. Or. Sep 08, 2006) OREGON NATURAL DESERT ASSOCIATION V. SHUFORD in which Judge Aiken ruled against the primary instruments of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 which she found violated the supremacy of the Federal Environmental Protection Act. The Cooperative Management plan, written and sponsored by Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, was a law enacted by Congress in 2000 and represented a landmark co-operative effort at a joint management plan designed by ranching, recreational, environmental and government interests (Greg Walden on Management Plan).It should be noticed that the Hammonds, as acknowledged by Congressman Walden, were instrumental in development of the co-operative plan. Judge Aiken’s decision was predicated in part based on affidavit testimony provided by now controversial Harney County Judge Stephen Grasty.  The law, using Aiken’s opinion as precedent, was soon subverted by agencies such as BLM.

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US District Attorney Amanda Marshall being sworn in by Judge Ann Aiken

Lead U.S. prosecutor Amanda Marshall, who has now resigned amidst allegations of an inappropriate work relationship and questions surrounding former Governor John Kitzhaber’s pay to play environmental scandal,  may as well have had an inappropriate working relationship with Judge Aiken that should have potentially led to Judge Aiken to recuse herself from the Hammond re-sentencing. Prior to being nominated by President Barack Obama as U.S. District Attorney Amanda Marshall worked for the Oregon Department of Justice in Child Advocacy Services. Judge Aiken has been the presiding President of the Child Advocacy Services Board since 1998. Take into account that the only testimony used to establish “malicious intent” on part of the Hammonds derived from Dusty Hammond, Dwight Hammond’s grandson, a mentally incompetent 13 yearold whose case has been overseen by Child Advocacy Services and the potential for wrongful collusion begins to crystallize. Initially in the original trial Dusty Hammonds testimony was disqualified by Judge Mike Hogan due to his mental capacity. Despite this Dusty Hammonds testimony is assumed to have been used by Judge Aiken in determining malicious intent by the Hammonds to qualify them under the terrorism statute for re-sentencing.

 

This is not the first instance of Judge Aiken potentially failing to acknowledge inappropriate relationships when presiding over a case. In a 2013 complaint of Judicial Misconduct filed against Judge Aiken, a class action by Oregon lawyers against the Oregon State Bar, the Supreme Court of Oregon Chief Justice Thomas Balmer and Jeff Sapiro, it is alleged Aiken failed to disclose similar relationships. The statement is as follows;

It has just come to my attention that you [Judge Ann Aiken] also have an internecine business relationship with the Cosgrave law firm that is representing several defendants in the captioned matter and was not disclosed.  I had previously pointed out that you are on the Board of Directors of the U.S. District Court Historical Society with Hon. Thomas Balmer the other Defendant here and that was not disclosed. I have learned that your law clerk, Jolie Russo is the President-Elect of the Oregon Federal Bar Association. You serve as a Director on the Board of the Oregon Federal Bar Association along with Robert Sabido, a member of the Cosgrave law firm. The Cosgrave firm represents several Defendants here. You apparently are speaking there this month.”

Therefore, Judge Ann Aiken serves on two boards, one with Hon Thomas Balmer, a defendant here–The U.S. District Court Historical Society and one with a member of the Cosgrave law firm  —  representing the other Defendants here  —   the Oregon Federal Bar Association and did not disclose either affiliation in this case.  In denying Plaintiff’s Motions for a Visiting Judge, Chief Judge Aiken makes no reference to the absence of disclosures regarding these affiliations with the Defendant Party who she then dismisses from this law suit.    Therefore, Hon Aiken may have other affiliations with these Defendants, undisclosed; which may further invoke the objective bias standard outlined in U.S. Supreme Court decision in Liteky.

Further it has come to light that Judge Aiken’s ties to the States Democrat Party run deep. Her husband James Klonoski, the now deceased self described “lifelong Liberal curmudgeon” was a political science professor at the University of Oregon and former Chair of the Oregon State Democrat Party. It is clear that Judge Aiken has a vested interest, politically, judicially and personally in the Malhuer Reserve and in all likely hood should have not presided over this appeal, considering her ties to the situation and the key individuals involved.

 

 

 

  • Marien Thyme

    Did she preside over their appeal? I thought that their appeal was heard by the 9th Circuit and remanded to Oregon for resentencing.

  • Boonyratt

    She is a Judge from the 9th Circuit

  • Boonyratt

    She is a Judge from the 9th Circuit

  • Don Holden

    Need to post this!! 6dmH4pqBp7Q4

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    Judge Ann Aiken’s son works in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Ann Aiken was the judge in the 2010 ‘trial’ against the Hammonds.

    Read the timeline of events converging in 2010. It should piece the parts of the puzzle together for you. Were the Hammonds’ targeted as a
    test case for BLM’s 2010 Land Consolidation Program?

    In August of 1994, when BLM and FWS falsely arrested Dwight and Steve Hammond for protecting their legally owned water rights,

    Mr. Hammond did not counter sue for damages and false arrest. He went back to ranching

    Interim actions of BLM from 1994 to 2006 included arbitrary revocation of 3 (three) separate grazing rights held by Hammonds.

    http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2016/01/full-back-story-re-armed-militia-stationing-at-closed-wildlife-park-headquarters-around-harney-basin.html

    In August of 2006 BLM Ranger Orr and FWS had Sheriff Dave Glerup arrest Dwight and Steve Hammond.
    The local county prosecutor reviewed all charges and declined to prosecute.

    District Attorney Tim Colahan dismissed all 2006 charges after reviewing them,

    and allowed the charges to move into statutory expiration.

    In June of 2010, acting preemptively before the statue of limitations expired from the 2006 dismissal by District Attorney Tim Colahan,
    BLM re-filed ,adding on an additional 17 counts. Indictment United States v. Hammond et al, No. 6:10-cr-60066-HO

    filed 2010-06-17 chief Judge Ann L. Aiken

    This is where one could say, after they knew Amanda Marshall was going to end up being their prosecuting attorney:

    After all, four (4) different US Attorney’s for the state of Oregon in less than 16 months
    is nothing short of ludicrous. One could also say the three preceding US Oregon State Attorney’s refused to prosecute

    the Hammonds’, and that is why they didn’t get to keep the position.

    [It is imperative to remember the Hammond’s are the last private landholders in and around Mahler Refuge].

    Let’s take a look at the timelines involved for Ms.(Sally) Amanda Marshall appearing on the scene in 2010.

    From October 2003 to July 2009, Karen Immergut was the U.S. Attorney for Oregon: she resigned

    From July 2009 to Feb.3, 2010, Kent Robinson was the interim U.S. Attorney for Oregon. After 7 short months, he was replaced.

    From Feb. 5, 2010 to ________, Dwight C, Holton was the interim U.S. Attorney for Oregon
    http://www.mainjustice.com/201

    Nov. 17, 2010 Obama nominates Amanda Marshall as U.S. Attorney for Oregon
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the

    How did S. Amanda Marshall, an attorney in the child advocacy section, with no federal prosecution experience, get to U.S. Attorney for Oregon?

    The ten (10) candidates that applied for the position were:

    1. Dwight Holton – Oregon interim U.S. Attorney from Feb.5, 2010
    (until Amanda Marshall).
    Known for his tough prosecution of environmental crimes
    Endorsed by Oregon Sheriff’s and Oregon’s State Police Officer’s Association. http://www.holtonfororegon.com

    2. Kent Robinson – Oregon interim U.S. Attorney from July 2009 to Feb.3, 2010. Thirty years experience in the Justice Dept.

    3. Josh Marquis – Clatsop County district attorney

    4. John Foote – Clackamas County district attorney

    5. Rob Bovett – Lincoln County district attorney

    6. John Haroldson – Benton County district attorney

    7. Ken Perry – Portland lawyer

    8. Robert Hutchings – Lane County public defender

    9. John Hummel – Portland lawyer

    10. Amanda Marshall – child advocate lawyer. Attended East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai.

    http://www.mainjustice.com/tag

    By October 28, 2009, three applicants remained on the list: Josh Marquis, Kent Robinson, and Amanda Marshall.

    http://www.mainjustice.com/200

    Kent Robinson withdrew his application for unnamed reasons, and the final list

    submitted to the White House included only Josh Marquis and S. Amanda Marshall.

    Amanda Marshall…”may as well have had an inappropriate working relationship with Judge Aiken

    that should have potentially led to Judge Aiken to recuse herself from the Hammond re-sentencing.

    Prior to being nominated by President Barack Obama as U.S. District Attorney Amanda Marshall worked

    for the Oregon Department of Justice in Child Advocacy Services. Judge Aiken has been the presiding President

    of the Child Advocacy Services Board since 1998.

    Take into account that the only testimony used to establish “malicious intent” on part of the Hammonds derived from Dusty Hammond,

    Dwight Hammond’s grandson, a mentally incompetent 13 year old whose case has been overseen by Child Advocacy Services and

    the potential for wrongful collusion begins to crystallize.
    Initially in the trial Dusty Hammonds testimony was disqualified by Judge Mike Hogan due to his mental capacity.

    Despite this Dusty Hammonds testimony is assumed to have been used by Judge Aiken in determining malicious intent

    by the Hammonds to qualify them under the terrorism statute for re-sentencing.”

    “This is not the first instance of Judge Aiken potentially failing to acknowledge inappropriate relationships when presiding over a case.

    In a 2013 complaint of Judicial Misconduct filed against Judge Aiken, a class action by Oregon lawyers against the Oregon State Bar,

    the Supreme Court of Oregon Chief Justice Thomas Balmer and Jeff Sapiro, it is alleged Aiken failed to disclose similar relationships.

    It is clear that Judge Aiken has a vested interest, politically, judicially and personally in the Malhuer Reserve and in all likely hood

    should have not presided over this appeal,” considering her ties to the situation and the key individuals involved.”
    https://shastalantern.net/2016

    BLM CHECKERBOARD LAND ACQUISITION PLAN

    2010 was also a pivotal year for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Congressman Rob Bishop (Utah) discovered their plans in missing pages

    not submitted to Congress. http://robbishop.house.gov/. Bishop is the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
    http://robbishop.house.gov/new
    ( Page 19 Attachment 6 Internal Draft NOT FOR RELEASE BLM LAND CONSOLIDATION OF ITS CHECKERBOARDED LANDS)

    The fact that these missing pages of BLM’s plans to consolidate all its’ checkerboarded lands were not submitted for approval to Congress cannot help but

    lend credence to their illegal activities and collusion with local authorities to acquire Hammonds’ ranch. Again: Hammonds’ are the last private landholders around

    Mahler Refuge.

    More Political Incest: Jake Klonoski is an Attorney Advisor in the Department of the Inspector General 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-klonoski-75117827 In 1978 Ann Aiken married James Klonoski, and Jake Klonoski is their son.

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is where Amanda Marshall submitted her appeal to send the Hammonds’ back to prison for more jail time.

    “In order to re-sentence the Hammonds as terrorists the United States Government had to file an appeal Under 18 U.S. Code 3742 (B).

    According to the code; “…The Government may not further prosecute such appeal without the personal approval of the Attorney General, the Inspector General,

    or a deputy inspector general designated by the Inspector General. The same Inspector General where Jake Klonoski is employed as a key Attorney Adviser.”

    http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/government/judicial_and_courts/law/news.php?q=1454952743

    Only 1% of the 5,000 odd appeals are ever picked to be heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    “Each year the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals receives upwards of 5,000 requests for a new hearing before all the court’s judges, said Kelly Zusman,

    appellate chief for the U.S. attorney’s office in Oregon. The judges only hear about 1 percent of those requests. “They grant very, very few,” she said.”

    http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/1826609-151/resentencing-ordered-of-harney-county-ranchers#

    “Judge Aiken was also the presiding Judge in a 2006 case that overturned several key provisions of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management

    and Protection Act of 2000 which she found violated the supremacy of the Federal Environmental Protection Act.”
    http://www.fourwinds10.net/sit… “A management plan that the Hammonds were key in helping construct.”

    “It should be noticed that the Hammonds, as acknowledged by Congressman Walden, were instrumental in development of the co-operative plan.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx4ocLdWE90 http://agenda21radio.com/?p=23299

    Judge Aiken’s decision weighed heavily based on affidavit testimony by Harney County Judge Stephen Grasty,

    whose actions have come into question and extreme scrutiny since the occupation began.”

    Harney County ‘judge’ Stephen Grasty, has a brother that is a BLM supervisor.

    http://wn.com/blm_oregon_judge_grasty's_brother_a_blm_agent_and_scandals_of_the_blm

    Harney County BLM Manager is Rhonda Karges, who is married to Chad Karges, the manager of Mahler Wildlife Refuge.

    http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2016/01/full-back-story-re-armed-militia-stationing-at-closed-wildlife-park-headquarters-around-harney-basin.html

    The BLM expended no monies or efforts in putting out the 139 acres of fire they accused the Hammonds’ of deliberately setting. So why the $400,000 fine

    the Hammonds’ were forced to pay?

    The State of Oregon has its’ own wildfire insurance policy through Lloyd’s of London. So why the $400,000 fine the Hammonds’ were forced to pay?

    http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/3033902-151/oregon-is-offered-a-wildfire-insurance-policy?referrer=carousel7

    If the BLM and corrupt county officials that perjured themselves were not guilty of collusion in their agenda to obtain the last checkerboarded piece of land

    in and around Mahler Wildlife Refuge, why did they insist on being first in line to buy the Hammond’s ranch?

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    There is more ‘evidence’: 12-31-2015 affidavit filed stating Assistant US Prosecutor Papagliani called Kenda Matthews and Lawrence Matasar

    (Hammonds attorneys) and that Papagliani told Hammonds’ attorney’s if the Hammond’s made any ‘fuss’,

    they would be reporting to a harder prison and at a much earlier report date. PDF court document

    Other information: No ‘fire arson’ experts were ever produced to testify against the Hammonds’. It was just BLM saying it was arson.

    No deer bones, or other evidence was ever produced by prosecution against the Hammonds’.

    (deer bones aren’t going to burn up in a simple grass fire)

    If the ‘hunting party’ allegedly witnessed this ( the hunting guide’s permit comes from BLM), it would seem odd why none of them

    popped out their cell phones, or camera’s to take pictures of such alleged crimes