On Wednesday, December 28, 2022, the Judicial Council of the Eighth Circuit denied the Petition for Review of an Order dismissing the complaint, with case no. 08-22-90079, against a U.S. District Judge for allegedly showing bias in the proceedings.

The Complaint filed is against a United States District Judge assigned to the complainant’s case. Allegedly, when making decisions regarding the case, the respondent had “ulterior motives” and therefore acted in bad faith.

The filing states:

“The judicial complaint alleges that the district judge harbors an ulterior motive when making decisions pertaining to the complainant which are therefore in bad faith”; likely…deemed the complainant guilty and was therefore adamant that the complainant should be held accountable for all such alleged misconduct, and manipulated the judicial process to assure it; antagonized the complainant by intercepting and having all of the complainant’s petitions for writ of habeas corpus reassigned to the district judge, was adamant about the complainant’s upcoming conviction, caused all [pro se] motions and notices filed with the District Court to be removed from the Court’s dockets, shifted blame upon the complainant, stating that the complainant was playing a silly ‘game’ with the Court by referring to the complainant’s pursuits of pretrial motions, petitions for writ of habeas corpus/mandamus, a lawsuit and the first judicial complaint alleging the court’s improper behavior, attempted and was adamant about denying the complainant’s requests without review during amotion hearing, and showed “deep-seated favoritism and an antagonistic-nature negatively impacting the complainant” during sentencing by giving the complainant a life sentence due to the complainant’s lack of remorse.”

Reviewing the record on November 8, 2022, the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit dismissed the allegations for lack of sufficient evidence raising an inference that misconduct has occurred.

Unsatisfied, the complainant filed a Petition for Review to the Judicial Council. However, the latter voted to deny the Petition for the same reasons stated by the Chief Judge.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.