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Ex. U.S. Judge Oliver Wanger of Sacramento; ethically deprived, loser

Oliver W. Wanger received his law license from the California Supreme Court in 1966 after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush was duped into appointing Wanger as a District Court judge for the Eastern District of California in Fresno.
In early 2006, Wanger assumed senior status, meaning he was only required to work 10 hours a week while continuing to receive an annual salary of $165,200.
While sitting on the District Court, Wanger presided over dozens of legal disputes involving Westlands. The disputes involved cases related to water disputes wherein various environmental groups sued Westlands and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for their failure to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act.
On October 1, 2011, Wanger retired from the bench and will be receiving an annual pension of $174,000 until he dies. This pension equates to 100% of Wanger’s salary when he retired. Don’t you wish you could get a 100% pension after working a mere twenty (20) years? It should also be noted that federal judges do not contribute even one penny to their 100% annual pensions. Is that like cool or what?
Shortly after resigning from the bench, Oliver became a partner in a firm called Wanger Jones Helsley located in Fresno. Shortly thereafter Wanger began to act as legal counsel for Westlands, which had numerous cases decided by him when he was on the bench.
Apparently, Oliver lacks the intellectual acumen to understand what the term “conflict of interest” means.
Oliver did not discontinue representing Westlands until his conduct was reported by the Sacramento Bee. Put simply, had there been no news reporting on his obvious conflict, Oliver would have continued to engage in a glaring conflict of interest.
This is exactly the kind of ethics you get when appointees to the federal bench obtain their jobs after spending years as dedicated lackeys for the local political hacks.

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