Saturday, November 1, 2014

State judicial election committee tells Shamsid-Deen to stop illegal campaigning.

The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention issued a cease and desist against Hinds County Circuit Judge candidate Ali Shamsid-Deen, as well as a cease and desist order yesterday.  The committee ordered Mr. Shamsid-Deen to stop using campaign materials that are "misleading" and imply that "he is the incumbent Circuit Court Judge."  The order and press release are posted below.  The committee states Mr. Shamsid-Deen ignored the order.   The committee also ordered Mr. Shamsid-Deen to stop using materials showing his picture along side that of Travis Childers.  Mr. Childers is the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate.

The press release states:



Print material circulated by an organization calling itself South Forward IE
PAC in support of a candidate for Circuit Court Judge of Hinds County has
been brought to the attention of the Special Committee. Mississippi law
prohibits a candidate for Judge of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals,
Circuit Court or Chancery Court Judge from aligning himself with any
candidate or candidates for any other office or with any political faction or any
political party at any time during any primary or general election campaign.
Mississippi law requires that campaigns for judicial office shall be nonpartisan
and without any connection to a political party, political parties and any
committee or political committee affiliated with a political party. The
Committee finds that the materials in question improperly align a candidate
for Circuit Court Judge with a candidate for another political office and violate
the intention that judicial campaigns for Circuit Court Judge shall be
nonpartisan.

The Mississippi Supreme Court created the committee in 2002.  The Associated Press reported:

Jay Parmley, the executive director of South Forward of Columbia, South Carolina, says the criticism is off base because his group is independent and can't coordinate with ShamsidDeen or Childers. He said that the First Amendment and U.S. Supreme Court decisions mean that his group has a right to say what it wants about candidates.
"The candidate did not link himself to the Democratic Party," Parmley said Saturday. "The candidate did not link himself to another candidate. We are not an entity of the Democratic Party."

If a candidate refused to comply, someone could file a complaint with the state Commission on Judicial Performance, or the commission could take the matter up itself. Proceedings are secret unless the commission recommends to the state Supreme Court that a judge be disciplined or retired.

Parmley said South Forward has spent $50,000 to $80,000 in Mississippi this year to help Childers, including door-to-door leafleting, phone banks and mailers. He said that South Forward looks for local candidates to support, saying ShamsidDeen is "the right kind of judge" to line up with the group's philosophy.

South Forward's leaders include former Mississippi state Senator Gloria Williamson, who is also a former chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party.




29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw one of his ads the others at and wondered how he was getting away with the robe/judge thing. Anyone know why Adkins blvd has become a Shamsid-Deen focus. Does he live off Adkins? There are giant signs everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Shamsiddeen has violated rule after rule in this campaign. It's about time he gets called out. I am sure he will just try to call the Special Committee a bunch of racists, or if the members are black, Jim Crows- it's his defense to anything. Ironically, he's the only racist on the circuit judge ballot. Jacksonians- GO VOTE for Weill, and if you live in Madison or Rankin Counties, get on your knees and pray that Weill gets elected!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh - so now this multiple bankrupt, racist clown with NO experience presiding over jury trials has been found breaking the election laws! By the way 5:45, I don't think he even lives in the judicial district. WAKE UP FOLKS - if we allow this guy to win, what laws will he ignore as a circuit judge. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED - VOTE WEILL BACK IN TUESDAY!!

Anonymous said...

5:45 because black Democrats are buying up or renting all the houses in the area, and across Old Canton to the east, that white Republicans are leaving behind. Ward 1 is far less Republican than anyone dares to believe.

Anonymous said...

this ass-clown doesnt even know where he went to school. he has saNford on this flyer and his website. what an idiot. jurisT doctorate?

http://www.electalijudge.com/profile.html

Anonymous said...

Nice catches 7:52! He even "mispelt" the name of his former boss Judge "Tommie" Green on his website - KEEP ALI MOHAMMED SHAMSID-DEEN OFF THE BENCH - GO VOTE FOR WEILL TUESDAY!

Anonymous said...


What about disturbing the peace charges for holding up traffic passing the bucket around stopped cars at the light on Ridgewood Road by the old Albertsons?

Anonymous said...

What is exactly the difference between what he is doing and the GOP MAIL-OUT that endorsed the Miss. Supreme Court judges? The reality is that the choice is this: Judge Shampson-Deen is the most liberal judge in the metro area and JPD hates appearing in front of him. He is a very nice guy, but just does not convict anyone. Judge Weil is a very conservative judge that destroys the constitution in his court room. He actually made a jewish lawyer say a prayer to Jesus in his court room. (In his defense, I don't think he realized the man was jewish, but separation of church and state. What would happen if the Muslim Sampson-Deen did that?) You would think we would have a third candidate.

thusbloggedanderson said...

The "no party ass'n" part is unconstitutional. Seems to me that the ass'n with other candidates would fall under that.

I'm not sure what the state of the law is on misleading campaign speech - seems there was a recent Ohio case - but even that may be protected.

Pretending we can purify elections for judges just masks how bad an idea it is to elect judges, period. Maybe our GOP-led gov't can spearhead an appointment initiative.

Anonymous said...

Or, even better, everyone could just follow the rules. And we could hold Shamsiddeen to the same standards as Weill. Imagine if Weill had said some of the blatant racially motivated things that Shamsiddeen and his team have been spewing. Shamsiddeen would be the final nail in Jackson's coffin, at least as far as the courthouse is concerned.

Anonymous said...

And Weill hasn't done anything racially motivated? Am the only one who received his flier that had not only Shamsiddeen's picture on it but Judge Green's as well? I think we all know what that was code for.

But he goes on mission trips and helps feed poor black people (during the election season), so he is a good guy.

Mike Ditka said...

Maybe our GOP-led gov't can spearhead an appointment initiative.

Anderson, you trust the GOP to spearhead an initiative that would allow the GOP to appoint Judges? C'mon Man!

Anonymous said...

I got that flyer and it is clear that the only purpose for including Green was to give some context for Weill's results on the bench in his first term- which are incredible. Race has nothing to do with the fact that Green- the longest serving judge- barely does anything in the courtroom. She spends all her time declaring war with people like the sheriff (and Weill when she tried to take his criminal cases).
Attempting to label a good Christian man like Weill as a racist is such a red herring. Focus on his record on the bench which is better than any other Hinds County judge and leave race out of it.

Anonymous said...

No, Shamsiddeen does not live off of Adkins. Maybe some of his mosque members live there? He does not even live in the judicial district that he is running for. What a joke.

thusbloggedanderson said...

Coach, I don't trust Bryant & co. to find their own asses with two hands, a mirror, and a map. But appointing judges in in their interest, I would think.

Anonymous said...

All a person need do would be to read the Code of Judicial Conduct,which is located along with the rest of the Court Rlues in the Mississippi Rules of Court, along with the comments. These rules apply to judicial office seekers as well. It should be clear.

I can appreciate the above public defender's view, but they, as well as prosecutors, should be careful not to play fast and loose with facts of which they are not certain. Um'... I not sure if any of the other candidates have gone as far as, the Delta to help feed the poor, be they black or white.

Anonymous said...

10:29 - I think its "code" for "more incompetence", since Green was where Shamsiddeen trained as a law clerk. As to your comment "But he goes on mission trips and helps feed poor black people (during the election season), so he is a good guy" - Weill has been doing mission work (both working at shelters in Jackson and overseas) for years before he was ever on the bench -and I'm sure some he served were black, some were white and some were other ethnic groups. So, yes you are correct, he is a VERY GOOD GUY!

Anonymous said...

Shariah law is knocking on the door. Jackson voters are stupid enough to be the first to let it in.

Anonymous said...

KF, your post is misleading. Maybe that was your intent? Shamsiddeen is not the creator of the push card going out nor did he or his committee approve the push card. The lit clearly reads "not approved by EITHER candidate."

It was canvassed in predominantly "urban areas, has black people on the front, and Childers and Shamsiddeen on the back.

Ask yourself why would Shamsiddeen feel the need to tie himself to a non-minority running for senator when canvassing a predominately black neighborhood?

$o much for being straight up. Your blog, your words, your choice, however.

Anonymous said...

Ali Shamsiddeen, as a judicial candidate, is prohibited from aligning himself with any other candidate, but any political action committee ("PAC") has a First Amendment right to endorse any judicial candidate or non-judicial candidate they choose. It is protected political speech.

It is inappropriate to claim a violation of judicial ethics by a judicial candidate because he/she is endorsed by an organization that also endorses another partisan candidate unless there is proof that the judicial candidate asked for the endorsement. A PAC's endorsement of a judicial candidate may be distasteful if you don't like the PAC's philosophy, but it is not unethical.

I would never vote for Ali Shamsiddeen for any judicial position, but the PAC's endorsement is improper criticism of Ali Shamsiddeen.

Anonymous said...

Ali Shamsiddeen, as a judicial candidate, is prohibited from aligning himself with any other candidate, but any political action committee ("PAC") has a First Amendment right to endorse any judicial candidate or non-judicial candidate they choose. It is protected political speech.

It is inappropriate to claim a violation of judicial ethics by a judicial candidate because he/she is endorsed by an organization that also endorses another partisan candidate unless there is proof that the judicial candidate asked for the endorsement. A PAC's endorsement of a judicial candidate may be distasteful if you don't like the PAC's philosophy, but it is not unethical.

I would never vote for Ali Shamsiddeen for any judicial position, but the PAC's endorsement is improper criticism of Ali Shamsiddeen.

Anonymous said...

I agree 11:35 pm .

I don't like that the Supreme Court ruling now gives a green light to politicizing the judiciary, but it does.

And, let's face it, both parties had already made great progress in politicizing the judiciary. That is why we now have what I think , should our Nation survive, the worst Court in our history and there have been some bad Justices in the past.

Anonymous said...

10:49 - all KF did was post what a Mississippi Supreme Court committee decided and I'm sure the committee knows many more facts about this than you do - but, as always, when the facts are inconvenient for you, just "shoot the messenger". KF, please keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

10:29 and 11:35 - nice try at trying to divert attention from the fact that Supreme Court's committee found TWO separate violations by Ali S - 1. improperly being linked to the Democratic Party and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Travis Childers (which you guys are addressing), and 2. misleading people into believing he’s the incumbent. Frankly, I don't care which one of the two you pick because it has apparently been decided by people with a lot more factual knowledge than me (or you) that Ali S has ignored the law. Also, 10:29, you need to also be equally critical of the Clarion Ledger, the Mississippi Business Journal and every other media outlet for daring to report on this.

Anonymous said...

The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention has no authority over what South Forward IE PAC does. Their criticism of ShamsidDeen for implying he is an incumbent; however, is within their scope.

But as of last week, South Forward IE PAC had not filed as a PAC in Mississippi to spend on behalf of ShamsidDeen and the Secretary of State and Attorney General should exercise their authority for that violation of law.

Kru Satyr said...

Jeff Weil deserves a better community than what Jackson has become. Black Marxist Apartheid and the sharia cult of Islam may eventually threaten all of the South.

Perhaps if he loses, Judge Weill can move to a less fractious environment where his talent and character will be more valued.

Anonymous said...

I was scanning thru radio stations on the way home from work and came across Ali Mohammed Shamsideen on a "talk show". He was surrounded by his radical friends (the talk show host, young Lumumba and Martin). IT WAS SCARY WHAT THESE GUYS BELIEVE (or say they believe for political gain). Ali S is a complete racist, AND HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL FROM HIS EARLIER RADICAL DAYS. GET OUT AND VOTE FOR WEILL TOMORROW, bring your friends and pray hard that others will do the same!

Anonymous said...

election day - sample ballots being passed out by Ali Shamsideen workers with Bennie Thompson and Shamsideen's name marked. Another violation, but evidently Judge wannabe doesn't care about following the laws or the Judicial Code of Ethics.

Anonymous said...

Ali is just soften up the system for the state's pot initiative.

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