This comment from Michigan Live’s biography of Judge Robert Holmes Bell says it all.
Feb 14, 2011
During my 35 years in practice, before District Judges,Circuit Judges, Supreme Court Justices, and many Federal Court Judges, Robert Holmes Bell stands out, in my memory of one of the very worst before who I had the displeasure of practicing. He was mean, he was nasty, and had what we attorneys called, “the Black Robe Complex.” In other words, he thought he was God. He was not a listener. He loved to interrupt, and most of the time he didn’t know what he was talking about. I pity the lawyers who still have to appear before him. I’m just thankful I don’t have to any more.
And — he was nothing like Judge Marvin Salmon, whom he claims to have patterned himself after. Judge Salmon was a gentleman and a scholar. Bell was and is neither.”
This is the biography of a corrupt man who wants to be seen as the average good guy who does his best to better the world, or at least, the community he lives in. That’s what Judge Robert Holmes Bell would like everyone to believe.
Judge Robert Holmes Bell is by far one of the worst judges in the Western District of Michigan which engages in gross judicial misconduct and even has the arrogance to tell his defendants that he knows he’s overstepping the Court’s authority, but the defendant can’t claim prejudice because the defendant is clearly guilty, even before the jury’s verdict is given. This is the same judge who changed the jury instructions in #USvsMarcusse 1:04-cr-165 WDMI, so that he could dictate what the jury believed by tying fabricated government exhibits to each count, with the excuse of trying to “focus” the jury on the government’s case…
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