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January 3, 2011
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Previous honorees are not eligible for nomination.

2016
Distinguished Barristers

Arend J. Abel, Cohen & Malad LLP
Hon. Craig J. Bobay, Allen Superior Court
Roderick E. Bohannan, Indiana Legal Services Inc.
J. Murray Clark, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Hon. Brent E. Dickson, Indiana Supreme Court
Charles R. Dunlap, Indiana Bar Foundation
Julia Blackwell Gelinas, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Gregory F. Hahn, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Thomas C. Hays, Lewis Wagner LLP
Patricia L. McKinnon, Attorney at Law
Carol Lynn Terzo, The Mediation Option
Richard J. Thrapp, Ice Miller LLP
Ronald J. Waicukauski, Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin
Frances Lee Watson, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Indianapolis
Hon. Van T. Willis, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana/Kightlinger & Gray LLP
 

Up and Coming Lawyers
Michael P. Allen, Ice Miller LLP
Michele Lorbieski Anderson, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Adam L. Bartrom, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Matthew D. Bruno, Kightlinger & Gray LLP
Jay Chaudhary, Indiana Legal Services Inc.
Vanessa A. Davis, Quarles & Brady LLP
Elizabeth A. Eichholtz, Cohen & Malad LLP
Alex E. Gude, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Sarah C. Jenkins, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
B. Ronan Johnson, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Neha M. Matta, Lewis Wagner LLP
Andrew M. McCoy, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Ashley N. Osak, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Jennifer Tudor Wright, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Philip Zimmerly, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
 

2015

Distinguished Barristers

Hon. Sheila Corcoran, Vanderburgh Superior Court
Frank Deveau, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
S. Curtis DeVoe, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Beth Greene, Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers
Jarrell Hammond, Lewis Wagner
Michael Hebenstreit, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek
Christine Hayes Hickey, Rubin & Levin
Richard Hill, Faegre Baker Daniels
Gregory Laker, Cohen & Malad
Samuel Laurin, Bose McKinney & Evans
Elliott Levin, Rubin & Levin
Hon. Melissa May, Indiana Court of Appeals
Stephen Terrell, Terrell Law Office
Zeff Weiss (In Memoriam), Ice Miller
Brian Williams, Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn
Kenneth Yerkes, Barnes & Thornburg

Up and Coming Lawyers

Roxana Bell, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
Katherine Erdel, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
Angela Freeman, Barnes & Thornburg
Brian Heaton, Krieg DeVault
Jonathan Hughes, Bose McKinney & Evans
Daniel Lechleiter, Faegre Baker Daniels
Edward Mulligan, Cohen & Malad
Emily Munson, Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services
Matthew Neumann, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Tiffany Presley, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
David Pryzbylski, Barnes & Thornburg
Gavin Rose, ACLU of Indiana
Ryan Schulz, Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn
Edward Thomas, Lewis Wagner
Ahmed Young, Bose McKinney & Evans
 

 

2014
Distinguished Barristers

Phillip L. Bayt, Chief managing partner, Ice Miller LLP
Shokrina Beering, Managing partner, Plunkett Cooney P.C.
Joseph T. Bumbleburg, Shareholder/senior partner, Ball Eggleston P.C.
Jonathan Scott Enright, Executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Emmis Communications Corp.
Hon. Frances C. Gull, Judge, Allen Superior Court
Alan A. Levin, Managing partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Constance R. Lindman, Partner, SmithAmundsen
Hon. Timothy W. Oakes, Judge, Marion Superior Court, Civil 13
Henry J. Price, Principal member, Price Waicukauski & Riley LLC
Fran Quigley, Clinical professor of law, Health and Human Rights Clinic, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
John C. Render, Shareholder, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C.
Sue A. Shadley, Partner, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Richard E. Shevitz, Partner, Cohen & Malad LLP
James A. Strain, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
David L. Swider, Partner, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Up and Coming Lawyers

Carly A. Brandenburg, Income partner, Eichhorn & Eichhorn LLP
Kiamesha Colom. Associate, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Jessica Benson Cox, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Darren A. Craig, Member, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Samantha E. DeWester, City prosecutor, public access counselor, deputy corporation counsel, City of Indianapolis
Kelly A. Doria, Investment counsel, Indiana Public Retirement System
Scott Evernham, Senior vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary, Old National Bancorp
Angela G. Garcia, Senior associate, Carson Boxberger LLP
John Z. Huang, Associate, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Alexander J. Limontes, Of counsel, Mitchell Hurst Dick & McNelis LLC
Lesley A. Pfleging, Associate, Lewis Wagner LLP
Rubin Pusha III, Associate, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Brianna J. Schroeder, Associate, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Clifford R. Whitehead, Associate, Bowers Harrison LLP
Crystal Spivey Wildeman, Associate, Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP
 

 

2013
Distinguished Barrister:

Hon. Lloyd Mark Bailey, Indiana Court of Appeals
William Bock III, Kroger Gardis & Regas
David J. Cutshaw, Cohen & Malad LLP
Michael F. Drewry, Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP
Ronald E. Elberger, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Joseph R. Fullenkamp, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Hon. Calvin D. Hawkins, Lake Superior Court
James D. Johnson, Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson LLP
Kevin P. McGoff, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Gary R. Roberts, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Larry J. Stroble, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
J. Joseph Tanner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Rhett L. Tauber, Tauber Law Office
Richard A. Waples, Waples and Hanger
Judy L. Woods, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
 

Up and Coming Lawyers:
Katherine A. Brown-Henry, Cline Farrell Christie & Lee P.C.
Briana Clark, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Daniel P. Cory, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Sarah B. Dauer, Shoe Carnival Inc.
Dustin R. DeNeal, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Timothy A. Emerick, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Oni N. Harton, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Casey C. Kannenberg, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Anna (Obergfell) Kirkman, Wishard Health Services
David P. Lynch, Amy Noe Law
Adam C. Mueller, Indiana Legal Services Inc.
Weston E. Overturf, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Eric D. Schmadeke, Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
Josh S. Tatum, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
 

2012
Distinguished Barrister:

 

Bryce H. Bennett Jr., Riley Bennett & Egloff
Bruce G. Berner, Valparaiso University Law School
Michael P. Bishop, Cohen Garelick & Glazier
Brian C. Bosma, Kroger Gardis & Regas
James Dimos, Frost Brown Todd
Hon. Thomas J. Felts, Allen Circuit Court
Robert J. Hicks, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Jeffrey L. Knight, Old National Bancorp
Donald R. Lundberg, Barnes & Thornburg
Andrew C. Mallor, Mallor Grodner
David Orentlicher, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Patrick A. Shoulders, Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders
Mary E. Solada, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
Hon. Heather A. Welch, Marion Superior Court, Civil Division
Elizabeth L. White, Marion County Clerk

Up and Coming Lawyers:

Keith R. Berlin, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Russell L. Brown, Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn
Andrew L. Campbell, Faegre Baker Daniels
Margaret M. Christensen, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
James B. Godbold, Kighlinger & Gray
Angela M. Green, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Anna Mandula, Johnson & Bell
Todd G. Relue, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Stephen E. Reynolds, Ice Miller
Elizabeth Schuerman, Bose McKinney & Evans
Sarah T. Starkey, Cohen & Malad
TaKeena M. Thompson, Cohen & Malad
Stephen C. Unger, Bose McKinney & Evans
Kyra Wagoner, Barnes & Thornburg
Lewis Wooton, Lewis Wagner




 

2011
Distinguished Barrister:

Timothy J. Abeska, Barnes & Thornburg
Thomas A. Barnard, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Stephen M. Byers, Indiana Legal Services
Thomas L. Davis, Frost Brown Todd
Monica A. Fennell, Indiana Pro Bono Commission
Stephenie S. Jocham, Jocham Harden Dimick Jackson
Richard Kammen, Gilroy Kammen Hertzel & Moudy
Hon. Robyn L. Moberly, Marion Superior Court
Catherine A. Nestrick, Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hawn
Peter M. Racher, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Melissa Proffitt Reese, Ice Miller
Hon. Margret G. Robb, Indiana Court of Appeals
H. Brent Stuckey, Hart Bell
Derelle Watson-Duvall, Kids' Voice of Indiana
Bill Winingham, Wilson Kehoe Winingham

Up and Coming Lawyers:

Brandi L. Bennett, Ice Miller
Seamus P. Boyce, Church Church Hittle & Antrim
Carlos I. Carrillo, Ball Eggleston
Christina Ladan Clark, Baker & Daniels
Jacob R. Cox, Cox Law Office
Kenan L. Farrell, KLF Legal
Curtis T. Jones, Bose McKinney & Evans
Shawn E. Peterson, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Andrea T. Smith, Kids' Voice of Indiana
Amy M. Steketee, Baker & Daniels
Lisa D. Updike, Barnes & Thornburg
Tonya Vachirasomboon, Bingham McHale
Seth R. Wilson, Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons
Katherine N. Worman, Bowers Harrison
Tara M. Worthley, Langer & Langer



 

 

2010
Distinguished Barrister:

Hon. John G. Baker, Indiana Court of Appeals
Kerry H. Blomquist, Indiana Coalition Against
   Domestic Violence/Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
Christopher Braun, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Robert Clemens, Bose McKinney & Evans
Ann DeLaney, Julian Center/Delaney & DeLaney
Francina Dlouhy, Baker & Daniels
Dan FitzGibbon, Barnes & Thornburg
Philip Genetos, Ice Miller
Alan Goldstein, Ice Miller
Edward Harris, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Hon. Stanley A. Levine, Allen Superior Court
Marci Reddick, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Hon. Robert Rucker, Indiana Supreme Court
Laura Scott, Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP
C. Daniel Yates, Bose McKinney & Evans

Up and Coming:

Robert M. Baker IV, Lewis Wagner LLP
Cristal Clark Brisco, Barnes & Thornburg
Lindy Burris, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Joshua Christie, Ice Miller
Erin Durnell, Broyles Kight & Ricafort
Stephanie Eckerle, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Shelley Jackson, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Arthur Johnson II, Johnson Rappa & Ivancevich
Kathryn A. Kintzele, North American Global Responsibilities
   Program Center for Humanities and Nature
Joseph Langerak IV, Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson
Jonathan Mayes, City of Indianapolis
Vess Miller, Cohen & Malad
Susannah Mroz, Ice Miller
David Nie, Ice Miller
Elizabeth J. Raynor, Taft Stettinius & Hollister

 

2009
Distinguished Barrister:

Hon. Carr Darden, Indiana Court of Appeals
John Floreancig, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
Hon. Patricia Gifford
Abigail Lawlis Kuzma, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Jon B. Laramore, Baker & Daniels
Nathaniel Lee, Lee Cossell Kuehn & Love, LLP
Susanah M. Mead, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Gregory Pemberton, Ice Miller
George M. Plews, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
J. Mark Robinson, Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Nikki Gray Shoultz, Bose McKinney & Evans
Hon. Viola Taliaferro
John Trimble, Lewis Wagner
Nelson J. Vogel, Barnes & Thornburg
R. Scott Wylie, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana

Up and Coming:

Michael A. Barranda, Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom, LLP
Tonya Bond, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Casey J. Eckert, Bingham McHale
Kim Ferraro, Legal Environmental Aid Foundation
Caryn Glawe, Baker & Daniels
Melody Goldberg, Indiana Legal Services
Gregory Gotwald, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Kelley J. Johnson, Cohen and Malad LLP
Tyler Kalachnik, Ice Miller
Aubrey G. Kuchar, Kightlinger & Gray
Paul O. Mullin, Lewis & Wilkins
Thao T. Nguyen, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Jeffrey D. Preston, Marion County Prosecutor's Office

 

2008
Distinguished Barrister:

Kenneth J. Allen, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates
Samuel R. (Chic) Born, The Mediation Group
Linda Chezem
Edward O. DeLaney, DeLaney & DeLaney
Greg Fehribach, Stark Doninger & Smith
Judge Mary Harper, Porter Circuit Court
Martha S. Hollingsworth, Bingham McHale
Phil Kappes, Lewis & Kappes
Judge Michael Kramer, Noble Superior Court
Myra Selby, Ice Miller
Judge John Tinder, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Greg Utken, Baker & Daniels
Hon. Jesse M. Villalpando, Lake Superior Court
Robert Wagner, Lewis Wagner LLP
Judge Michael Witte, Dearborn Superior Court

Up and Coming:

Tracy Betz, Sommer Barnard
Rabeh Soofi Bruder, Ice Miller
Steven R. Davis, IMMI
Elisabeth Edwards, Jocham Harden Dimick Jackson PC
Homer W. Faucett, III, Ice Miller
Shellie L. Goetz, Baker & Daniels
Carolyn Clay Hall, Bingham McHale
Maura J. Hoff, Lewis & Wilkins/City of Lawrence
Nicholas C. Huang, Atz Reid Woodmansee Gerber Huang Frasher & Gardner
Alex C. Intermill, Bose McKinney & Evans
David L. Jones, Riley Bennett & Egloff
Chad S. Priest, Baker & Daniels
Ruth M. Rivera, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Kelly M. Scanlan, Bose McKinney & Evans
Kevin W. Vanderground, Gikas & Bratcher

 

2007
Distinguished Barrister:

Angela F. Braly, WellPoint, Inc.
Brian K. Burke, Baker & Daniels LLP
David E. Cook, Gresk & Singleton LLP
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, Eli Lilly and Company
Kim F. Ebert, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Nancy J. Gargula, United States Trustee, Region 10 and Region 13
Hon. David F. Hamilton, U.S. District Court
Brenda S. Horn, Ice Miller LLP
Robert P. Kassing, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Larry A. Mackey, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Robert H. Reynolds, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Dean Lauren Robel, IU School of Law--Bloomington
Hon. Wayne S. Trockman, Vanderburgh Superior Court
Hon. Nancy H. Vaidik, Indiana Court of Appeals
James H. Voyles, Jr., Voyles Zahn Paul Hogan & Merriman

Up and Coming:

Angela D. Adams, Lewis & Kappes, P.C.
Deborah M. Agard, Law Office of Deborah M. Agard
Joshua A. Claybourn, Vectren Corporation - Corporate Counsel
Matthew E. Conrad, Krieg DeVault LLP
Jane A. Dall, Baker & Daniels LLP
James E. Gentry, Jr., Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP
J. Matt Harnish, Locke Reynolds LLP
Juanita R. Ingram, Simon Property Group
Shontrai D. Irving, State Farm Litigation Counsel
William Maynie IV, Caterpiller Inc.
Brent D. Mosby, Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund
Marisol Sanchez, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Laura Seng, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Tae Sture, Sture Legal Services, LLP
Chasity Q. Thompson, IU School of Law--Indianapolis

 

2006
Distinguished Barrister:

Terrill D. Albright, Baker & Daniels LLP
Hon. Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court, Southern Division
Susan W. Brooks, Ivy Tech
Kenneth J. Falk, Indiana Civil Liberties Union
Kristin G. Fruehwald, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
R. Cordell Funk, Funk & Blackburn
Lacy Johnson, Ice Miller LLP
Hon. J. Douglas Knight, Vanderburgh Superior Court
Irwin B. Levin, Cohen and Malad, LLP
John R. Maley, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Patricia Polis McCrory, Frost Brown Todd LLC
W. Scott Montross, Montross Miller Muller Mendleson
Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, Indiana Supreme Court
Hon. V. Sue Shields
Norman G. Tabler, Jr., Clarian Health Partners, Inc.

Up and Coming:

Niquelle R. Allen
Peyton L. Berg, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
Erin L. Berger
Jonathan Faber
Susan G. Gainey, Kightlinger & Gray, LLP
Ryan K. Gardner Attorney-At-Law
Kellye M. Gordon, Cummins Inc.
Lakshmi Hasanadka, United States District Court
Jimmie L. McMillian, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Randle Pollard Widener, University School of Law
C. W. Raines
Liberty L. Roberts, Collier-Magar & Roberts, P.C.
Rafael A. Sanchez, Bingham McHale LLP
Craig W. Wiley, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman
Shelese Woods, Office of the United States Attorney

 

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  1. Yes diversity is so very important. With justice Rucker off ... the court is too white. Still too male. No Hispanic justice. No LGBT justice. And there are other checkboxes missing as well. This will not do. I say hold the seat until a physically handicapped Black Lesbian of Hispanic heritage and eastern religious creed with bipolar issues can be located. Perhaps an international search, with a preference for third world candidates, is indicated. A non English speaker would surely increase our diversity quotient!!!

  2. First, I want to thank Justice Rucker for his many years of public service, not just at the appellate court level for over 25 years, but also when he served the people of Lake County as a Deputy Prosecutor, City Attorney for Gary, IN, and in private practice in a smaller, highly diverse community with a history of serious economic challenges, ethnic tensions, and recently publicized but apparently long-standing environmental health risks to some of its poorest residents. Congratulations for having the dedication & courage to practice law in areas many in our state might have considered too dangerous or too poor at different points in time. It was also courageous to step into a prominent and highly visible position of public service & respect in the early 1990's, remaining in a position that left you open to state-wide public scrutiny (without any glitches) for over 25 years. Yes, Hoosiers of all backgrounds can take pride in your many years of public service. But people of color who watched your ascent to the highest levels of state government no doubt felt even more as you transcended some real & perhaps some perceived social, economic, academic and professional barriers. You were living proof that, with hard work, dedication & a spirit of public service, a person who shared their same skin tone or came from the same county they grew up in could achieve great success. At the same time, perhaps unknowingly, you helped fellow members of the judiciary, court staff, litigants and the public better understand that differences that are only skin-deep neither define nor limit a person's character, abilities or prospects in life. You also helped others appreciate that people of different races & backgrounds can live and work together peacefully & productively for the greater good of all. Those are truths that didn't have to be written down in court opinions. Anyone paying attention could see that truth lived out every day you devoted to public service. I believe you have been a "trailblazer" in Indiana's legal community and its judiciary. I also embrace your belief that society's needs can be better served when people in positions of governmental power reflect the many complexions of the population that they serve. Whether through greater understanding across the existing racial spectrum or through the removal of some real and some perceived color-based, hope-crushing barriers to life opportunities & success, movement toward a more reflective representation of the population being governed will lead to greater and uninterrupted respect for laws designed to protect all peoples' rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. Thanks again for a job well-done & for the inevitable positive impact your service has had - and will continue to have - on countless Hoosiers of all backgrounds & colors.

  3. Diversity is important, but with some limitations. For instance, diversity of experience is a great thing that can be very helpful in certain jobs or roles. Diversity of skin color is never important, ever, under any circumstance. To think that skin color changes one single thing about a person is patently racist and offensive. Likewise, diversity of values is useless. Some values are better than others. In the case of a supreme court justice, I actually think diversity is unimportant. The justices are not to impose their own beliefs on rulings, but need to apply the law to the facts in an objective manner.

  4. Have been seeing this wonderful physician for a few years and was one of his patients who told him about what we were being told at CVS. Multiple ones. This was a witch hunt and they shold be ashamed of how patients were treated. Most of all, CVS should be ashamed for what they put this physician through. So thankful he fought back. His office is no "pill mill'. He does drug testing multiple times a year and sees patients a minimum of four times a year.

  5. Brian W, I fear I have not been sufficiently entertaining to bring you back. Here is a real laugh track that just might do it. When one is grabbed by the scruff of his worldview and made to choose between his Confession and his profession ... it is a not a hard choice, given the Confession affects eternity. But then comes the hardship in this world. Imagine how often I hear taunts like yours ... "what, you could not even pass character and fitness after they let you sit and pass their bar exam ... dude, there must really be something wrong with you!" Even one of the Bishop's foremost courtiers said that, when explaining why the RCC refused to stand with me. You want entertaining? How about watching your personal economy crash while you have a wife and five kids to clothe and feed. And you can't because you cannot work, because those demanding you cast off your Confession to be allowed into "their" profession have all the control. And you know that they are wrong, dead wrong, and that even the professional code itself allows your Faithful stand, to wit: "A lawyer may refuse to comply with an obligation imposed by law upon a good faith belief that no valid obligation exists. The provisions of Rule 1.2(d) concerning a good faith challenge to the validity, scope, meaning or application of the law apply to challenges of legal regulation of the practice of law." YET YOU ARE A NONPERSON before the BLE, and will not be heard on your rights or their duties to the law -- you are under tyranny, not law. And so they win in this world, you lose, and you lose even your belief in the rule of law, and demoralization joins poverty, and very troubling thoughts impeaching self worth rush in to fill the void where your career once lived. Thoughts you did not think possible. You find yourself a failure ... in your profession, in your support of your family, in the mirror. And there is little to keep hope alive, because tyranny rules so firmly and none, not the church, not the NGO's, none truly give a damn. Not even a new court, who pay such lip service to justice and ancient role models. You want entertainment? Well if you are on the side of the courtiers running the system that has crushed me, as I suspect you are, then Orwell must be a real riot: "There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever." I never thought they would win, I always thought that at the end of the day the rule of law would prevail. Yes, the rule of man's law. Instead power prevailed, so many rules broken by the system to break me. It took years, but, finally, the end that Dr Bowman predicted is upon me, the end that she advised the BLE to take to break me. Ironically, that is the one thing in her far left of center report that the BLE (after stamping, in red ink, on Jan 22) is uninterested in, as that the BLE and ADA office that used the federal statute as a sword now refuses to even dialogue on her dire prediction as to my fate. "C'est la vie" Entertaining enough for you, status quo defender?

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