DETROIT, Oct. 12 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Herman J. Anderson, a 70 year old, Black,semi-retired prominent Detroit attorney is being prosecuted by the Attorney Grievance Commission (the agency which polices lawyer conduct) on charges of engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, because
Anderson charged in papers filed in the Michigan Supreme Court that a decision
of the Michigan Court of Appeals was inherently racist and egregious.
The charges will be heard at 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2005 at Suite
1410, 211 W. Fort St. Detroit Michigan by a three member panel of attorneys
appointed by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board.
Four Republican Judges of the seven member Michigan Supreme Court declared
that Anderson’s charges of racism were vexatious and sent the case back to the
trial court with instructions to calculate the amount of damages that Anderson
should be ordered to pay.
Anderson never paid damages because the parties who won the appeal did not
ask the trial court to order Anderson to pay damages.
Anderson has demanded that the seven Justices of the Michigan Supreme
Court appear at the hearing and give testimony explaining why they declared
that Anderson’s charges of racism are vexatious.
The Michigan Supreme Court responded by filing a motion asking that they
be excused from appearing and testifying at the hearing because their
deliberations are privileged.
Anderson disagrees. Anderson believes that he has a right to know why he
should be punished for exercising the right of free speech by expressing an
opinion; a right protected by the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution
and the Michigan Constitution.