Judge Richard Skelton

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

Esrati files appeal to Ohio Supreme Court over legality of “Information Sessions”

Judge Richard Skelton said the School closing task force was a public body and subject to the Ohio Sunshine Laws- AKA Open Meetings Act covered in ORC 121.22 Then he and the 2nd district court of appeals claimed the task force, which had already violated the OMA multiple times, was perfectly legal to meet behind Read More

Judges fiddle while Rome burns

The next time they run for office, you might want to consider voting for whomever is running for these judicial seats to replace the following judges: Richard Skelton in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Judges Jeffrey M. Welbaum, Michael T. Hall and Michael L. Tucker all of the 2nd District Court of Appeals. Oh, that’s Read More

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