Judge Gerald Parker

Dayton Public School board illegally approves spending $68K on hoodies, despite acknowledging that they didn't follow procedure and the district bought them without board approval or an RFP

Dayton Public Schools and “HoodieGate”

It’s time to fire Dr. Libbie Lolli, the School Treasurer Hiwot Abraha, new Business Manager Dr. David Lawrence, and charge Dayton Public School board members, Will Smith, Dr. Chrisondra Goodwine, Karen Wick-Gagnet, and Dion Sampson with crimes in office. The crime: looking the other way when a $68,000 expense was not only authorized without board Read More

Losing faith in the judicial branch: 3rd Federal judge recuses from Esrati FOIA case

Judge Michael H Watson recused himself from the case Esrati v DOJ on May 31 2022, without specifying a reason. He follows Judge Thomas Rose and Judge Michael Newman. The case has now been assigned to Judge Sarah Morrison and on June 9th, 2022, she granted an order allowing me Pro Se filing rights on Read More

The problem with judges for life- national and local

There has been a lot of discussion about changing the rules for the United States Supreme Court where judges are given lifetime appointments. This was supposed to be a way to guarantee that they would act in the best interests of the law and country, as opposed to being engaged in partisan politics or being Read More

Ain’t no sunshine in Ohio

Ohio recently had “Sunshine Week“- where the Ohio AG and newspapers around the state revel in the idea that this State believes in open meetings, government transparency and public records requests being filled promptly and legally. After 25+ years of finding just the opposite, I submitted this op-ed piece to the Dayton Daily newsless- where Read More

Sunlight is the ultimate disinfectant of dirty government

Last Friday turned out to be a pretty OK day for Esrati.com You may remember my last post- questioning why AUSA Brent Tabacchi was handing out letters from 2021. Yesterday, talk began that he should be taken off the Higgins case and replaced by AUSA Rob Painter. Judge Rose wanted to hear about the back Read More

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