About Our Organization
An average citizen-centric good government advocate, equitably harnessing relevant insights from ALL major stakeholder groups in the proper operation of America's legal system to help ensure an appropriate balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability as well as a fair and impartial administration of justice throughout the nation.
National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. (NJCDLP) was organized under the nonprofit laws for the State of Indiana in 2005, specifically to help redress what seemed since the late 90s to be an increasingly viral, insidious threat to due process and the rule of law in America:
Improper Judicial Collusion.
Where we started.
Where we are now.
Where we're headed.
National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. (NJCDLP) is the leading epidemiologist of sorts on organized
U.S. legal system abuse and addresses its pathology as a constitutional as well as human rights crisis.
It was all about multi-faceted advocacy
In the beginning
Having been court officers and/or local legal system reform advocates for two (2) decades or more before co-founding NJCDLP, the late Mr. Rodney A. Logal, his widow, Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal, and their colleague, Dr. Andrew D. Jackson, launched the nonprofit organization with these words:
National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. was developed and is being operated by people who understand that at this time in America, successfully litigating for the public good can require more than clever legal arguments and compelling facts.
Maximum, constitutionally sound citizen oversight
The project name had and has meaning
All things to do with judicial conduct and disability of U.S. judges have been the literal focus of our "project" as part of lawfully combating persistent U.S. legal system abuse:
More than four (4) decades ago, Congress enacted what is (presently) Title 28 U.S.C. §351 et seq., (the Judicial Improvements Act, formerly the) Judicial Conduct and Disability Act, by which anyone can file a complaint against a federal judge, charging him or her with misconduct or a disability impeding the judge's job performance. The statute is one component of a larger self-policing scheme for local, state and federal judges that apparent consensus deems ineffective.
The major stakeholder groups
Lack of intergroup empathy
Law professors, political scientists, and public policy experts
Law enforcement officials
Judges and Justices
The general public
The undertaking starts simply as an assessment of its performance by all the major groups that respectively define, refine, operate, and utilize America's legal system. That each group would be a necessary part of the deliberation seems only logical. However, engaging them all simultaneously or with any level of coordination appears rarely attempted and even less appreciated by most members of the targeted groups, especially of late. To little avail, NJCDLP helped spearhead such a gathering over the course of 2011-2012, touting "(t)here has never been a more inclusive, authoritative, and important analysis of American courts than this program series provided."
Ineffective Avenues of Redress
Opt IN USA
Opt IN USA is NJCDLP's U.S. foreign policy reform, judicial accountability, and international human rights campaign. When the effort began in late 2015, NJCDLP’s volunteer directors and administrators had varying degrees of knowledge or expertise in regard to U.S. foreign policy and international human rights, but the organization was not an expert in those areas. Instead, its focus on the epidemiology of persistent U.S. legal system abuse and corresponding work as a judicial accountability specialist brought NJCDLP to spearhead Opt IN USA.
By October 2018, at Opt IN USA's behest, the UN Human Rights Council confirmed that America lacks effective avenues of redress for allegations of organized U.S. legal system abuse facilitated by unchecked judicial misconduct. Earlier, NJCDLP documented related patterns dubbed Judicial Engineering and, most famously, The Third Degree. The entire phenomenon has come to be characterized as weaponization of America's legal system for which there is judicial impunity.