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U.S. District Judge James Holderman of Chicago; moronic bully

The state of Illinois presented James F. Holderman with a law license in 1971after he graduated from the University of Illinois Law School.
President Ronald Reagan was duped into appointing Jimmy as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois in 1985 despite the fact that he had no prior judicial experience.
Jimmy was appointed because he was the most qualified attorney in the greater Chicago area. He received the appointment because he had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.
The Circuit Court of Appeals located in Chicago ruled that Judge Holderman acted with “unreasonable fury” toward the prosecution in a criminal case that ultimately led to Holderman’s abrupt removal from the ongoing trial by the Appellate Court.
In it’s opinion that it ordered Judge Holderman off the trial of a man facing drug charges due to his abuse of discretion and hostility towards prosecutors.
“No reasonable person would fail to perceive a significant risk that the judge’s ruling the case might be influenced by his unreasonable fury toward the prosecutors,” Circuit Judge Richard Poster wrote on the court’s behalf.
The trial involved Clacy Watson Herrera who was accused of helping to smuggle drugs into the U.S. Judge Holderman arbitrarily excluded key fingerprints and related testimony because he suspected the government of evidence tampering.
The 7th Circuit called Holderman’s ruling “patently unsound as to exceed the legitimate bounds of judicial power.”
The Appellate Court also took exception to Judge Holderman’s conduct during the trial.
“The transcript of the district judge's remarks concerning the evidentiary issue reveals a degree of anger and hostility toward the government that is in excess of any provocation that we can find in the record,” Judge Posner wrote.
As we speak (ca. December 2013), unfortunately Judge James “The Bully” Holderman remains sitting as a District Court Judge in Chicago.

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