Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HUGHES - TRIDENT CAPITAL PARTNERS L.P. South Carolina Sec. of State

This corporation is also in good standing today although R. Hughes has been dead since August 26, 2010.   

The registration address is the one Hughes was using when I knew him in 2004.  

TRIDENT CAPITAL PARTNERS L.P.

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DOMESTIC / FOREIGN:Domestic
STATUS:Good Standing
STATE OF INCORPORATION
/ ORGANIZATION:
SOUTH CAROLINA
Profit

REGISTERED AGENT INFORMATION

REGISTERED AGENT NAME:R HUGHES
ADDRESS:1517 MARY ELLEN DR
CITY:FORT MILL
STATE:SC
ZIP:29715
SECOND ADDRESS:
FILE DATE:05/27/1999
EFFECTIVE DATE:05/27/1999
DISSOLVED DATE://

Corporation History Records

CODEFILE DATECOMMENTDocument
Limited Partnership05/27/1999LIMITED PARTNERSHIPImage

HUGHES - Commerce Capital Group, LLC

This is the only corporation by this name from the site of the South Carolina Secretary of State.  The corporation is named as a defendent, with Robert Hughes and 'Van Hughes' in a suit filed by Xepedian, Inc., in October, 2001

The address at 1517 MARY ELLEN DR., Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715 was his residence before he was divorced.  

Since Hughes died August 26, 2010 who now controls the corporation?

COMMERCE CAPITAL GROUP LLC

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DOMESTIC / FOREIGN:Domestic
STATUS:Good Standing
STATE OF INCORPORATION
/ ORGANIZATION:
SOUTH CAROLINA
Profit

REGISTERED AGENT INFORMATION

REGISTERED AGENT NAME:R HUGHES
ADDRESS:1517 MARY ELLEN DR
CITY:FORT MILL
STATE:SC
ZIP:29715
SECOND ADDRESS:
FILE DATE:05/27/1999
EFFECTIVE DATE:05/27/1999
DISSOLVED DATE://

Corporation History Records

CODEFILE DATECOMMENTDocument
Domestic LLC05/27/1999DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY CO(AT WILL)Image

HUGHES - Named as Defendent by Xpedian, Inc., Commerce Capital Group, LLC

From:  SEC Archives 

Document dated at bottom, October, 2001


complaint.txt
<TEXT>
                                  EXHIBIT 99.1


                                         IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH
                                         JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
                                         BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA

                                         GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
                                         CASE NO.:  CIV-01-016931

XPEDIAN, INC.,

         Plaintiff,

vs.

COMMERCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC., a
South Carolina Limited Liability
Company, ROBERT EVAN HUGHES
a/k/a VAN HUGHES, GLENN EVANS,
P. DAVIS, SUMNER STROUT, AGIS
VENTURES, a Cayman Island corporation,
PRIMARY ASSET HOLDING CORP.
(PRIMARY), and TRIDENT CAPITAL
PARTNERS (TRIDENT ), AND DOES 1
THROUGH 10,

         Defendants.  MORE

DURLAND - SEC Archive

From:  SEC Government Archives 

See link for full document 
 
Legal Proceedings

Reitz Litigation: A legal proceeding in the Circuit Court of Pinellas County,
Florida was filed by Zedburn Corporation, against us for breach of contract in
October 1997. The breach of contract alleged was for payment of fees for Mr.
David Reitz's and Mr. Steven Durland's services of arranging a public offering
of our common stock. We has filed counterclaims based upon the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act against David Reitz, Zedburn
Corporation, Capital Development Group, Steven Durland and other defendants. It
is our position that Mr. Reitz and others perpetrated a scheme to defraud us of
cash fees and securities in connection with purported services of arranging a
public offering of our common stock. In October 1997, Mr. Reitz and Zedburn
filed for protection under the Federal bankruptcy laws. In August 1998, Mr.
Reitz voluntarily dismissed his bankruptcy and as a result thereof we named Mr.
Reitz as a defendant to our counterclaims.

We believe that the defendants had perpetrated similar schemes against other
parties. We also believe it has substantially completed discovery and complied
compelling evidence to prove its claims.

Several of the Defendants filed Motions to Dismiss our counterclaims. A hearing
on the Motions was held on October 1, 1998. Certain of the Motions were granted
pending our amendment of its Counterclaim. We amended our Counterclaims in
accordance with the judge's rulings. Certain Defendants filed second Motions to
Dismiss the amended Counterclaims. A hearing on these latest motions was held in
March 1999, before a different judge than the judge who ruled on the first
motions. On April 20,1999, Orders were entered granting the Defendants' Motions
to Dismiss. However these Orders did not state the basis for the Orders, nor was
our legal counsel provided notice of the Orders or a copy of the new judge's
correspondence offering a "formal ruling" upon request. In May 1999 we filed an
Appeal of the Orders and Motions for Reconsideration based upon inconsistency of
the Orders with the previous judge's rulings and the lack of notice to us. We
believe that our Appeal and Motions have merit and will be granted. In any event
we intend to pursue a trial as soon as possible. As of September 6, 2001 no
ruling has been received on our Appeal.

We has neither accrued a liability in its financial statements regarding this
litigation nor disclosed the matter in the footnotes thereof. We have not done
so because we do not believe there is any merit to Mr. Reitz's claims and that
the likelihood that we will realize a loss from these matters is believed
remote. In addition, we believe that in the unlikely event that we settle, the
amount of any such settlement would not be material to our financial statements.


Fresh Water Systems Litigation: We filed an action against John Woodard, our
former Vice President of Sales, in Superior Court in the State of California in
April 2000. We alleged Mr. Woodard violated his non-competition/non-disclosure
agreement and provided proprietary information, including information regarding
our Fillmaster line of products and Fillmaster customer base, to Fresh Water
Systems, Inc. We alleged the misappropriation of customer lists, equipment
service and maintenance schedules, equipment data, business plans and research
and development secrets. We are seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief.

We have also filed an action against Fresh Water Systems, Inc., Steven Norvell,
Brian Folk and Eric Norvell in Superior Court in the State of California. The
action was filed in August 2000 and amended in October 2000. We allege Fresh
Water Systems and it's officers and directors misappropriated our trade secrets
obtained from our former employees, engaged in unfair competition in violation
of the California Unfair Practices Act, tortious interference with contractual
relations, tortious interference with prospective business advantage, fraud,
trade libel and conspiracy with regard to the Fillmaster line of products and
Fillmaster customer base. We are seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief.

NVID Litigation: On April 12, 2001, NVID, International, Inc. filed a
declaratory judgment action in the Circuit Court of Pinellas County, Florida
against Innovative Medical Services and ETI-H2O, Inc. The lawsuit seeks a
judicial declaration that the Manufacturing, Licensing and Distribution
Agreement, dated March 26, 2000 between us, NVID, International, Inc. and
ETI-H2O does not constitute a binding contract and seeks unspecified damages.
The lawsuit does not challenge the binding effect of the Standard Manufacturing
Agreements dated November 30, 1998 and September 17, 1999 between NVID,
International, Inc. and ETI-H2O and the November 24, 1999 License Agreement
between us and NVID, International, Inc.

On May 17, 2001, we and ETI-H2O removed NVID'S declaratory judgment action from
Pinellas County Circuit Court to the United States District Court for the Middle
District of Florida. We and ETI-H2O has filed a Motion To Dismiss, which is
currently pending.

On May 7, 2001, we and EIT-H2O filed a separate action, a Petition to Compel
Arbitration, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
California based on arbitration clauses contained in the March 26, 2000 and
November 24, 1999 agreements. Contemporaneously with filing the Petition, we and
ETI-H2O filed a demand for arbitration against NVID, International, Inc. with
the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") in San Diego, California. NVID,
International, Inc. has notified AAA that it objects to the arbitration demand.
The Company's Petition to compel Arbitration was granted in July 2001.



DURLAND - Ex-Florida Accountant Accused of $30 Million Investment Scam

From: The Street Sweeper

1/24/2011 9:21:06 AM

Stephen Durland, a former Florida-based accountant, has been slapped with felony charges for allegedly fleecing investors through a $30 million pump-and-dump scheme, The Palm Beach Post reported. According to government authorities, the newspaper said, Durland and codefendant Jasper Knabb allegedly pocketed millions by secretly manipulating shares of Pegasus Wireless several years ago. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against both men in 2009, the newspaper said, and federal prosecutors followed up by filing criminal charges against the pair last week over the same suspected scam. Durland has been charged with three different crimes, the newspaper explained, including conspiracy, securities fraud and falsifying records. If convicted, the newspaper said, he could face up to 25 years in prison and $5 million in fines as punishment for his crimes. Meanwhile, the newspaper added, a third suspect linked to the alleged pump-and-dump scheme – Florida attorney Donald Mintmire – has already been sentenced to 21 months in prison for obstructing justice in a similar stock-manipulation case

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Talk Magazine - Fund's cost for NeoConning Tina Brown

Fund wins through intimidation and the cost is actually very reasonable. 






JOHN FUND - Bills

Morgan sent many more than this and a long list of things like his dry cleaning.  I'm still looking for the rest and the accounting she did.  




SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL - Email to Morgan, June 23, 2002


Email refers to the law suit filed against Matt Drudge falsely claiming Blumenthal beat his wife.  The suit has been settled about a year before this date because, we were told, Blumenthal lacked the funds to pursue it.  

 Blumenthal ignored the attempt on Morgan's life, which had taken place around two weeks previously.  It was some time after this Morgan found the keylogger on her computer.  



Subj: Re: (no subject)
Date: 6/23/2002 7:24:46 AM Eastern Standard Time
From:
Sbwhoeop
To:
LittleLafayette



My wife, of course, has never been abused. Manny is a worm. If you are going to continue, you must have a lawyer and pay for it. Otherwise, you should drop it. You should say you've made your point, the restraining order stands, and Fund is guilty, which I'm sure he is. But this is not a theoretical matter. And very few people, in the end, will really take notice if you drop it. Don't let them goad you in your decision. In the meantime, one way you can get justice is to tell me about Fund's role with Drudge, against Clinton, on the right, etc.

Monday, July 21, 2014

JOHN FUND'S WOMEN - Christine Hall Reis January 21, 2002

Christine Hall Reis 
 
Another of the many other women in Fund's life was Chrissy.  This media minx offered to 'get' us for John Fund.  She had not been married for long at the time and information about her lovely wedding, her delight in retro thirties dancing and obsession with shoes were readily available.   
Chrissy and Mike's Wedding
She was working for Christian Broadcasting Network at the time.  In the email below she and her friend, Julie Currie, offer to help getting Morgan and Melinda.  Jule was working for Kroll Opposition Research. 
This is one of the email John left for Morgan to find. 
From: Christine Hall Reis [SMTP:hallreis@yahoo.com]  
To: Fund, John 
Cc:  


Subject: my friend Julie 
Sent: 1/21/02 10:49 AM 
Importance:
Normal 

My friend Julie read about you in the NY Post.
Remember Julie, the opposition researcher who works
for Kroll?  I told her the bare bones basics of what
happened, and that you're writing a book.  And she
offers her help--

--- Julie Currie <curriedjulie@hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: "Julie Currie" <curriedjulie@hotmail.com>
> To: hallreis@yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: fund
> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 15:40:15 +0000
>
> Election fraud?  Yummy topic.
> If you hear from him let him know I'm still
> interested in helping him out. 
> As far as the mother/daughter go we could run all
> sorts of checks on them -
> litigation, etc.... - to discount them.  As far as
> election fraud goes,
> well, you know.
>
>

__________________________________________________
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Christine, a bride, sent this photo to Fund. 



JOHN FUND'S WOMEN - Gail Heriot - The Passion Begins January 13, 2002

From: Gail Heriot [SMTP:gheriot@acusd.edu]

To: John.Fund@dowjones.com

Cc:

Subject: Silly? Yes. But what's a girl to do?

Sent: 1/13/02 10:05 PM

Importance: Normal



Hi Cutie--


I'm on Exam No. 61--a landmark. I'm celebrating by taking a break. I figure I'll be done by Monday night, provided the raccoons in my back yard don't come back tonight. They're so darn cute, they're distracting.

I've been ruminating about what you said on the telephone yesterday--that I'm insecure. If you mean that I'm insecure about you and me, of course you're right. I do feel insecure--although in the grand scheme of things my feelings signify less about me (or you) than they do about external circumstances. We live on opposite coasts; we're both busy, and we don't know each other very well. I'd have to be daft not to feel insecure; I've not done anything to earn security. There are a lot of women out there who can spend one night a month with you and do a little sightseeing just as well as I can. Some even better .... (I would give you their phone numbers, but I'm not yet convinced that it's in my interest.)

I'm amused by your statement that you *do* know me. It's the journalist in you. You are paid to make quick judgments about people and situations, drawing mostly on the public record. It's your job to have the first word on a topic, and you're very good at it.

As an academic, I'm paid to have the last word on a subject. It makes me slower to form opinions about people and things. Academics are ruminant creatures.

My fear is that I will remain insecure about us. We see each other so seldom that we may never really get a sense of each other. If true, it will be a shame. It's possible that we'd make a good pair, maybe even a great pair. I am not inclined to turn loose of you until that possibility has been explored. On the other hand, I'd prefer not to die of old age still wondering.

So allow me to introduce myself. I am Gail Heriot, the woman whose hotel room you've found yourself in a few times over the last six weeks.

First, for whatever reason, you get to me. There aren't that many men who do ....

My four best qualities are that I'm smart, brave, true and industrious. There are many things I'm insecure about; these are not among them.

Smart--Yes, there are smarter women in the world, but the objective indicators suggest that they are pretty darn rare, even in the rarified circles in which you travel. If you decide to dump me because I'm not smart enough for you, you'd better be prepared for a long period of celibacy.

Brave--This is actually an illusion. I'm not brave at all; I'm really just dutiful, but that's usually the case with people who are called brave. I'd have make a good Army Ranger if I weren't such a klutz.

True--Well, Diogenes, you were the one who said you wanted an honest woman. Be careful what you wish for. Honest women can be too blunt sometimes. They don't always say things the way they intended. And they require honesty in return. It's not a universal taste.

Industrious--Nobody works harder than I do. A lot of people are more efficient. I wish I understood why.

My worst qualities (among those I'm aware of) are that I'm impatient, disorganized and slovenly about the office.

Impatient--I would explain this in greater detail, but I simply lack the patience. It manifests itself most often around idiots and bureaucrats. So far, I've never gotten violent, but I suppose there's always a first time ....

Disorganized--I can only do one thing at a time. When I get really interested in something, I forget to eat, sleep or attend to the ordinary duties of modern existence. Not everyone is amused.

Slovenly--My desk is a mess. I worry about this with you. I know that ethnic stereotypes are a terrible, terrible thing, but you were reared by a German mother. If she's trained you to be like her countrymen, you won't like my desk. Curiously, my house is not messy (except the refrigerator). There are two reasons for this. First, I take a lot of care in decorating and I don't want it all to go to waste. Second, our country's immigration policies allow me to hire household help cheaply.

I'm sure I have other bad qualities, which you will figure out if you hang around long enough. I'm not sure if it signifies anything, but those who have been around me longest tend to like me best. I'm not sure if it's because I grow on people or because those that figure me out do so early and flee for their lives


This is getting too long. I'm going out to forage for food. It's your turn.



Gail



p.s. My favorite book is Alice in Wonderland. My second favorite book is Through the Looking Glass. I don't have a third or fourth favorite book, but my fifth favorite book is Paul Johnson's Modern Times.




GAIL HERIOT
Professor of Law
Office Address:
University of San Diego School of Law
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California 92110



Telephone:
(619) 260 - 2331
Fax:
(619) 260 - 4728
E-Mail:
gheriot@SanDiego.edu


Date of Birth:
October 17, 1957 



EXPERIENCE:
1. Professor of Law , University of San Diego School of Law
1989 - present (promoted to full professor in 1993)
Courses: Torts, Remedies, Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights Law & History, Products Liability, Evidence, Philosophical Foundations of Tort, Contract & Property Law.

2. Commissioner, United States Commission on Civil Rights
2007 - present

3. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law 1998 - 1999
Duties: Faculty administrator in charge of faculty and academic programs.
(Held position while on leave from the University of San Diego).

4. Counsel, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Spring Semester 1998
Duties: Advised Committee Chairman Senator Orrin G. Hatch on civil rights issues and judicial nominations.
(Held position while on leave from the University of San Diego).

5. Associate, Hogan & Hartson, Washington, D.C.
1984-1989
Duties: Litigated pharmaceutical products liability, securities, and intellectual property cases in federal and state courts at trial and appellate levels.

6. Associate, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, Illinois
1982- 1983
Duties: General litigation and commercial practice.

7. Law Clerk, The Honorable Seymour F. Simon, Supreme Court of Illinois
1981 - 1982


BOOKS:

California Dreaming: Race, Gender, Proposition 209 and the Non-Discrimination Principle in Action (editor)(forthcoming).

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:
Disparate Impact and the Soft Coercion of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Procedures, SCOTUSBlog, February 23, 2010.
You Know What I’m Thinking, Right?: A Plea for More Viewpoint Diversity, __ J. Legal Ed. __ (2009). (forthcoming).
Lights! Camera! Legislation!: Grandstanding Congress Set to Adopt Hate Crimes Bill that May Put Double Jeopardy Protections in Jeopardy, Engage 4 (February 2009).
Affirmative Action in American Law Schools, 17 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 237 (2008)(symposium issue).
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, in Oxford Guide To United States Supreme Court Decisions (Kermit L. Hall, James W. Ely, Jr. Joel B. Grossman, eds.)(2d ed. 2008).
The Equal Rights Amendment: Back for an Encore Performance? Engage Magazine 29 (February 2008).
Book Review: Jerome Karabel’s The Chosen, Engage Magazine 153 (February 2007).
Are Bloggers Following in the Footsteps of Publius? (And Other Musings on Blogging by Legal Scholars), 84 Wash. U.L.Q. 1113 (2006)(symposium issue).
Aloha, Akaka Bill, Engage Magazine 43 (October 2006).
In Recent Decades, The Confirmation Process Has Been Time Consuming and Sometimes Bitter and Partisan, But It’s Unlikely to Get Better as Long as Justices Are Perceived as Policymakers, San Diego Lawyer Magazine (January-February 2006).
Misdiagnosis: A Comment on “Illness and Injury as Contributors to Bankruptcy” and the Media Publicity Surrounding It, 10 Tex. Rev. L. & Politics 229 (2005).
Comment: Traditionalism and Rationalism in the Courts, 42 San Diego L Rev. 1103 (2005)(symposium issue).
Taking the Michigan Cases Seriously: Thoughts on Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger as Law and Practical Politics, 36 Loy. (Chi.) L.J. 137 (2004)(symposium issue).
Symposium on Direct Democracy: An Introduction, 13 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 1 (2004).
Standardized Tests Under the Magnifying Glass: A Defense of the LSAT Against Recent Charges of Bias, 7 Tex. Rev. L. & Politics 467 (2003) (with Christopher T. Wonnell).
Civilizing Punitive Damages: Lessons from Restitution, 36 Loy. (L.A.) L. Rev.869 (2003)(symposium issue).
Strict Scrutiny, Public Opinion and Racial Preferences on Campus: Should the Courts Find a Narrowly Tailored Solution to a Compelling Need in a Policy Most Americans Oppose?, 40 Harv. J. Legis. 219 (2003).
Symposium Introduction: Law School Admissions Reform, Academic Questions 18 (Winter 2001-02).
The Politics of Admissions in California, Academic Questions 29 (Fall 2001).
The University of California Under Proposition 209, 6 Nexus 163 (2001) (symposium issue).
Book Review: Richard Epstein’s Re-Torts, 3 Green Bag 2d 219 (2000).
Book Review: Daniel A. Farber & Suzanna Sherry’s Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law, Academic Questions 85 (Spring 1999).
California’s Proposition 209 and the United States Constitution, 43 Loyola (New Orleans) L. Rev. 613 (1998) (symposium issue).
Symposium on Law, Human Behavior and Evolution: An Introduction, 8 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 1 (1997).
An Essay on the Civil-Criminal Distinction With Special Reference to Punitive Damages, 7 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 43 (1996) (symposium issue).
Songs of Experience: A Review Essay of Anthony Kronman’s The Lost Lawyer: Failing Ideals of the Legal Profession, 81 Va. L. Rev. 1721 (1995).
The Practical Role of Harm in Criminal Law and the Law of Tort, 1 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 145 (1994) (symposium issue).
The New Feudalism: The Unintended Destination of Contemporary Trends in Employment Law, 28 Ga. L. Rev. 167 (1993).
A Study in the Choice of Form: Statutes of Limitation and the Doctrine of Laches, 1992 B.Y.U.L. Rev. 917 (1993).
Whether Pigs Have Wings, 38 Wayne L. Rev. 31 (1991).
Way Beyond Candor, 89 Mich. L. Rev. 1945 (1991).


SELECTED NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE OPINION ESSAYS:

Congress Tries to Break Hawaii in Two, The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2010 (with Peter Kirsanow).
Hate Bill Threatens Innocent, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 22, 2009.
The ABA’s “Diversity” Diktat, The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2008.
Affirmative Action Backfires, The Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2007.
Junk Social Science Index, The Washington Times, July 26, 2007 (with Todd Zywicki).
Bernard H. Siegan: Prophet of the Property Rights Movement, The San Diego Union Tribune, April 9, 2006 (with Maimon Schwarzschild).
Trouble from Paradise: Hawaii’s Divisive Racial Politics Hits the National Agenda, San Diego Union-Tribune, August 28, 2005.
Misdiagnosed: A Medical-Bankruptcy Study Doesn’t Live Up to Its Billing, The National Review (On-Line)(February 11, 2005)(http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/heriot200502110735.asp)
A Supreme Court Decision Upholds Principle of Race Preferences, San Diego Union-Tribune, June 29, 2003.
Racial Preferences Are Wrong, The San Diego Union-Tribune, December 27, 2002
The Reverse Discrimination Dilemma Continues, The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 19, 2002
The Crisis Over Federal Judicial Nominations, The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 8, 2002.
Race, Ethnicity, Airport Security and the Constitution, The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 4, 2001.
Senate Must Not Frighten Off Good Judicial Candidates, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 26, 2001.
Politics Colors the UC’s Plan to Eliminate the SAT, The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 18, 2001.
That Funny Smell Coming from the Port Plan, The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 30, 2001.
Is Legislative Gridlock a Good Thing? The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 27, 2000.
Problems with Hate Crimes Laws, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 5, 2000.
Equal Opportunity Works: The End of Racial Preferences in California Has Been An Unheralded Success, The Weekly Standard, April 17, 2000.
Inner City Residents Want to Take Race Out of Crime Fighting, The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 26, 1997.
Doctored Affirmative Action Data, The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 1997.
The Truth About Preferences, The Weekly Standard, July 14, 1997.
It’s the Inner City, Mr. President!, San Diego Union-Tribune, June 17, 1997.
Whither Diversity? UCLA Magazine, September, 1996.
CCRI Is True Affirmative Action Reform, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 6, 1996.
CCRI Opponents Employ Lame Scare Tactic, Orange County Register, September 4, 1996.
Diversity Is More Than Skin Deep, Los Angeles Times, July 14, 1996 (re-printed in the Washington Times, July 24, 1996).
UC Faculty Opposes Preferences, San Diego Union-Tribune, January 26, 1996.

SELECTED TESTIMONY BEFORE GOVERNMENTAL BODIES:
Testimony on the proposed Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, June 25, 2009.
Testimony on the proposed Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act Before the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, June 11, 2009.
Testimony on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and Its Continuing Importance Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, September 5, 2007, available at http://judiciary.senate.gov/testimony.cfm?id=2885&wit_id=6634 .
Testimony on the proposed Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, January 20, 2006.
Testimony on Judicial Activism Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, July 15, 1997.
Testimony on the Civil Rights Act of 1997 (H.R. 1909) Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives, June 26, 1997.
Testimony on Diversity and the California Civil Rights Initiative Before the Judiciary Committee of the California Senate, September 30, 1996.


SELECTED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SPEECHES AND DISCUSSIONS (LAST TEN YEARS):

Discussion Leader, Colloquium: Liberty, Responsibility & the Legal Profession, San Diego, March 26-28, 2009.

Moderator & Symposium Organizer, Federal Sovereignty, State Sovereignty, And The Sovereignty of 562 Native American Tribes: A Match Made In Heaven, Or Somewhere Less Pleasant?, Third Annual Western Conference, Federal Society, Reagan Library, Simi Valley, California, January 24, 2009.
Speaker, Presidential Panel III: Associational Diversity, Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools, San Diego, January 8, 2009.
Speaker, Milton Friedman and His Mom, Grassroot Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 30, 2008.
Speaker, How Free Is the University, Speaker, American Freedom Alliance, University of Southern California, June 16, 2008.
Speaker, Hate Crimes: What Is the Proper Federal Role?, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., May 8, 2008.
Round Table Participant, Law and Liberty in the Judicial Practice of Robert H. Jackson, Sausalito, California, March 13-15, 2008.
Moderator & Symposium Organizer, Direct Democracy: The Courts and the Legislature vs. The People: Who is in Charge?, Second Annual Western Conference, Federal Society, Reagan Library, Simi Valley, California, February 23, 2008.
Speaker, Proposition 209's Effect on Student Admissions, Race and Gender Preferences at the Crossroads, California Association of Scholars, University of Southern California, January 18, 2008.
Speaker, Civil Rights: Amending State and Federal Constitutions to Prevent Sex Discrimination, The Federalist Society National Lawyers Conference, Washington, D.C., November 17, 2007.
Speaker, Grutter and Beyond, Southeast Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, July 31, 2007.
Speaker, Lewis F. Powell Symposium: Panel on Diversity in Higher Education, Washington & Lee University, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., April 6, 2007 (broadcast on C-Span), available at http://law.wlu.edu/powell/.
Discussion Leader, Colloquia: The Federalists, the Anti-Federalists, and the Constitution They Created, San Diego, March 9-11, 2006, March 8-10, 2007 and January 24-26, 2008 .
Round Table Participant, The Ethics and Economics of Legal Education, Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, University of San Diego, February 23-24, 2007.
Interviewer, An Interview with Edwin Meese, III, First Annual Western States Conference: The Legacy of the Department of Justice Under Attorney General Edwin Meese, III, Federalist Society, Reagan Library, Simi Valley, California, January 27, 2007.
Speaker, “The Accrediting Process and Diversity Standards,” What Works in Higher Education: A Report from the Front: The Twelfth National Conference of the National Association of Scholars, Boston Mass, November 18, 2006.
Round Table Participant, Conference on Same-Sex Marriage, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, George Mason University Law School, Arlington, Va., May 13, 2006.
Speaker & Conference Participant, Are Bloggers Following in the Footsteps of Publius? (And Other Musings on Blogging by Legal Scholars), Bloggership: How Blogs Are Transforming Legal Scholarship, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass, April 28, 2006.
Round Table Participant, The Hoover-Roosevelt Debate, Pasadena, California, April 7-9, 2005.
Discussion Leader, Colloquium: The Federalist Papers, San Diego, December 2-4, 2004.
Round Table Participant, Colloquium on Three Comedies of Shakespeare, Law & Liberty, Savannah, Georgia, November 18-20, 2004.
Speaker, Grutter and Gratz Revisited, Eleventh National Conference of the National Association of Scholars, New York, May 22, 2004.
Speaker, Race in Education Policy: A Constitutional Examination, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal Conference, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, March 13, 2004.
Moderator and Panel Organizer, Conservatism and Academia, National Association of Scholars (Law Section), Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2004.
Moderator and Panel Organizer, Direct Democracy, The Federalist Society (Faculty Division), Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2004.
Speaker, Back to Bakke, The Federalist Society, National Lawyers Conference, Washington, D.C., November 15, 2003.
Moderator & Editor, Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Symposium on Direct Democracy, USD, June 6-7, 2003
Speaker, First Michigan Conference on Racial & Ethnic Fairness in the Legal System, State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission and the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, Detroit, Michigan, April 11, 2003.
Speaker, Debate: Election Reform, Common Cause, of San Diego County, USD Institute for Peace and Justice, April 5, 2003.
Speaker, Panel on Federalism & Feminism: Should American Women Embrace or Distrust Federalist Principles, Independent Women’s Forum, Georgetown University, October 11, 2002 (reprinted in on-line Engage Magazine).
Round Table Participant, The Works of Adam Smith, Holland, Michigan, August12-18, 2002.
Round Table Participant, Forum on Remedies, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia, April 26-27, 2002.
Round Table Participant, The Structure of Liberty, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, April 18-20, 2002.
Speaker, Affirmative Action in Higher Education, Harvard Journal on Legislation Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 12, 2002.
Speaker, Panel on Racial Profiling, Conference on Public Service and the Law, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 16, 2002.
Round Table Participant, Free Market Environmentalism in Theory and Practice, San Francisco, January 31 - February 2, 2002.
Moderator & Section Chair, Contemporary Issues in Remedies, AALS National Conference, New Orleans, January 6, 2002.
Moderator & Panel Organizer, The Law School Behemoth, National Association of Scholars -- Law Section Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January 4, 2002.
Discussion Leader, Conference on the Fortieth Anniversary of Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty, USD, November 30 - December 2, 2001.
Speaker, The Future of Racial Preferences: Is the Issue on the Brink of Resolution at Last?, Federalist Society National Lawyers’ Convention, Washington, D.C., November 17, 2001.
Round Table Participant, First Annual Forum on Civil Rights Issues, American Civil Rights Institute Conference, Ronald Reagan Library, Simi Valley, California, June 28, 2001.
Round Table Participant, Hate Crime Legislation, University of San Diego Institute for Law and Philosophy, March 2-3, 2001.
Speaker, In the Twilight of Racial Preferences: Diversity and Affirmative Action in Student Admissions, Ninth National Conference of the National Association of Scholars, New York, January 13, 2001.
Moderator & Editor, Law School Admissions in the Post Affirmative Action Age: the LSAT on Trial, National Association of Scholars-Law Section Annual Meeting, San Francisco, January 6, 2001, published in Academic Questions (Winter 2001-02).
Speaker, Democracy in California: Sesquicentennial Reflections on Equality and Liberty in the Golden State, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, October 27-28, 2000.
Speaker, California After Proposition 209, Meeting of the Executive Council of the ABA Section on Business Law, Carlsbad, California, January 15, 2000.
Speaker, Eleventh Annual Envisioning California Conference, Center for California Studies, California State University--Sacramento, Sacramento, California, September 24, 1999.
Panelist, Affirmative Action, American Bar Association, Annual Convention, Atlanta, August 8, 1999.
Moderator, Political Discrimination in Academic Hiring and Academic Freedom, Eighth National Conference of the National Association of Scholars, Law Section Panel, Chicago, April 17, 1999.
Round Table Participant, Conference on the Thought of Edmund Burke, Institute for Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, February 12-13, 1999.
Speaker, State Initiatives in Civil Rights Laws, Federalist Society National Lawyers’ Convention, Washington, D.C., November 12, 1998.
Speaker, Affirmative Action in Management, Academy of Management, Annual Conference, San Diego, August 11, 1998.
Speaker, California Summit on Race, Stanford University, January 30, 1998.
Round Table Participant, Colloquium on Self-Defense Liberty and Responsibility, Easton, Maryland, May 1-4, 1997.
Speaker, Conference on Race and American Constitutionalism, Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, March 13-15, 1997.


OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Chair, California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (since 2006).

Chair, Executive Committee on Civil Rights, Federalist Society (since 2005)(member since 1998)
Chair, Association of American Law Schools Section on Remedies (2001-2002).
Board of Directors, Adam Smith of California (2001- 2006 ).
Member, Committee on the Faculty Division Annual Meeting, Federalist Society (since 2000).
Treasurer, California Association of Scholars (2000-2007).
Chair, Law Section, National Association of Scholars (since 2000).
Founder & Director, USD Entrepreneurship Clinic Project (2000).
Board of Directors, National Association of Scholars (since1997).
Legal Affairs Council Member, American Civil Rights Institute (since 1997).
Statewide Co-Chair, Proposition 209 Campaign (1996).
Board of Directors, California Association of Scholars (since 1996).


EDUCATION:

University of Chicago Law School–J.D. 1981 cum laude
(In 1981, cum laude was awarded to the top 9% of the class.)

Honors: Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, University of Chicago Law Review.
Comment: Civil Discovery of Grand Jury Documents, 46 U. Chi. L. Rev. 604 (1980)

Northwestern University–B.A. 1978 with highest distinction
(In 1978, highest distinction was awarded to the top 1% or 2% of the class.)
Major: Political Science with minor concentrations in economics and art history.

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Three-Year B.A. Program Participant, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Revised 4/23/09

JOHN FUND'S WOMEN - Diane Sykes - Thursday, July 22, 2000


Diane S. Sykes, a judge who was nudged up to the Federal bench by the Federalist Society.
Diane Schwerm Sykes is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and former Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wikipedia

Born: December 23, 1957 (age 56), Milwaukee, WI




Email from Diane to John Thursday, July 22, 2000

JOHN FUND'S WOMEN - MOLIN

Carol Divine Molin
A Republican Woman Activist. 

 Devine-Molin was a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan played a minor, but dramatic role, in events surrounding the battering of Morgan Pillsbury. As mandated by the tenets for Professional Journalism, it was my intention to ask her some further questions regarding her role in an instance of battery she caused.   

Devine -Molin called me at my home in Santa Barbara in 2001 to warn me Morgan was in danger because she knew John Fund to be very capable of violence.  

This heightened my concerns, most especially because Devine Molin identified herself as a counselor for battered women.  I did not then know she had had a brief sexual relationship with Fund.  She told me she was sympathetic because she was a Republican activist.  

A longer and less disinterested explanation pf Molin's actions came to my attention within the month.  I made notes.  These will be included in the book.  

Look carefully at her mouth and think of Monica Lewinsky.  

It seems Carol was obsessed with John Fund, then a pundit on the way up, and had oral sex with him after she heard him speak.  John's comment to her, "You got to swallow."  

JOHN FUND - Correspondence with Michele Davis

Sunday, January 13, 2002 1:03PM


John, lining up support for the campaign of lies to come. 



Michele Davis is perfect for this role, as well as the one in Too Big To Fail

Wiki: She began working as an advocate for free market economics at Citizens for a Sound Economy from 1991 to 1994. From 1997 to January 2001, Michele served as Communications Director for the House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), during which time she advised Congressional leadership on communications strategy for the House agenda.


 Thursday, January 17, 2002 8:19AM

Fund claims everyone but he is a 'cyber-terrorist' and engages in dirty tricks.  He then also denies his relationship with Morgan.  It was all the fault of  the Clintonites.   

MORGAN - Police Reports, 2001, New Jersey, 2002, New York


Fund was allowed to get away with violence for which any other man would have served time.

New Jersey

New York 
Notice the notation at the bottom that photos were taken.
Melinda watched while the police photographer was taking these. 

October 18, 2005 - District Attorney, Morganthau letter to Gary Fish, atty.

Robert Morganthau loses the case file we were told he kept on his desk and refused to let anyone else touch.