A federal judge deliberately broke the rules, potentially benefiting a relative financially, overlooking and discounting his wife’s statements about his improper bias, and improperly communicated with other court officials about a case to punish “America’s toughest sheriff,” Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.
All this according to an appeal of G. Murray Snow’s ruling by Arpaio, who retired from law enforcement at the first of this year.
However, his retirement didn’t come until he held a news conference to release evidence that the document Barack Obama claimed was his long-form Hawaiian birth certificate a forgery.
The evidence includes the finding of independent analysts that the document Obama released was copied, in part, from another Hawaiian birth document belonging to another individual.
Arpaio, who launched the investigation at the request of constituents – has insisted he wasn’t investigating whether Obama was eligible to hold the office of president, the only one for which the Constitution requires the candidate be a “natural born citizen.”
The claims now being submitted to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals come in a case brought by federal prosecutors against Arpaio and others for allegedly profiling individuals who were stopped by his deputies.
The result of the case before Snow is a recommendation that Arpaio be investigated for criminal contempt of court.