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U.S. Judge Phyllis Hamilton of Oakland, CA; Dumbo, loser

The state of California presented Phyllis Jean Hamilton with a law license in 1976 after she graduated from Santa Clara University Law School.
Phyllis has had her significant snout firmly implanted in the public trough for the past thirty-seven (37) years. Apparently, no self-respecting law firm in the greater San Francisco/Oakland area was about to offer Phyllis a good paying job.
In February 2000, President Clinton was duped into nominating Phyllis as U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. Phyllis didn’t receive the nomination because she was the most qualified, she received it because she was deemed to have been a compliant lackey for the local political hacks.
Judge Hamilton presided over the criminal trial of La Carl Mertez Dow who was being tried for second-degree robbery in a case that turned on the eye witness testimony of Felix Sablad, an employee at the store that was robbed.
During the trial, Phyllis the Dumbo permitted the prosecutor to give false information (lie) to the jury that Mr. Dow was trying to hide a scar during a lineup. At the trial, Detective Oglesby testified falsely that Dow (rather than his attorney) made the request that each of the participants in a lineup wear a bandage under his right eye where he had a scar. It would have immediately identified Dow since Sablad said the man had a scar. However, the request was made by Dow’s attorney. (Jonathan Turley)
When the case went to the Court of Appeals, it ruled that the prosecutor knew the testimony of Detective Oglesby was false. Put simply, the prosecutor was guilty of felony subornation of perjury.
In tossing Dow’s conviction, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it was reasonable likely that the false testimony of Detective Oglesby and the prosecutor’s sham arguments based on that testimony had a material effect on the outcome of the jury’s deliberations.
What kind of moron would rule that it was permissible for the prosecutor to present false testimony to a jury?
Of course Phyllis is on the bench for life so she doesn’t really give a damn whether she follows the law or not. However, it is the taxpayers that have to foot the tens-of-thousands of dollars for a retrial and appeal costs due to the Dumbo’s moronic conduct.
 As we speak (ca. January 2014), Judge Hamilton remains sitting as a District Court Judge in Oakland, California.

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