Dont Trust the Gortons Fisherman
Did you know that for practically the entire George W. Bush presidency one of the principal heirs to the large old-money Gorton Seafood fortune was a judge on the highly controversial and now-well-publicized FISA court? If not, might that fact affect your selection the next time that you find yourself shopping in the frozen food aisle?
How about if you knew that this same judge, Nathaniel M. Gorton, sits on the board of a tax-exempt organization that lists itself as an adoption agency and which took in at least $50,000 in donation(s) from Harvard-affiliated Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) after that hospital had grossed an estimated $1 million+ from the government for abducting, crippling, torturing and nearly killing Justina Pelletier? For those who aren’t familiar with Justina’s heart-breaking story, please see this brief article by Michelle Malkin or this clip from Infowars :
You see, at one point during Justina’s long saga here in Boston there was talk about the state putting her up for adoption, as happens in many such medical kidnapping cases, and according to the malpractice and civil rights suit which the Pelletiers filed against BCH in 2016, it was hospital psychiatrist Colleen Ryan who recommended that their parental custody rights be “completely, irrevocably, and permanently terminated” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
And now, ex-FISA Judge Nathaniel Gorton has been presiding over my case in federal court for months even though the “Home for Little Wanderers,” which lists him as a member of its board and received 50 grand from Boston Children’s Hospital just five months before I was arrested for defending Justina’s life.
I didn’t know about Judge Gorton’s financial connections to Justina’s torturers when he was first assigned to my docket though, and I was actually hopeful about him back then because most people consider him to be the most conservative member of the federal bench in Boston. And that was before Judge Gorton became the first of his colleagues in Boston to refuse to block the implementation of President Trump’s travel ban.
But, I had forgotten the old adage that even a broken clock is right twice per day, and that labeling anyone the least liberal out of a group of judges in Boston isn’t really saying that much about them. I also ignored other important warning signs emanating from Judge Gorton before circumstances forced me to conclude that he is at best a swamp establishment “conservative” and a troubled jurist.
Federal Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton served on the FISA court from 2001-2008 and now presides over my case despite financial connections to BCH. (Massachusetts Federal Bar Association)
For example, for months my lovely and courageous wife Dana had been filing information to alert Judge Gorton to what Harvard-affiliated former federal prosecutor Adam Bookbinder was doing. She docketed Michelle Malkin’s article, pictures of Justina both before and after BCH took her off of her meds, as well as documents financially linking Justina’s tormenters to Magistrate Judge Marianne D. Bowler, who is the Clinton-appointee who had both approved the bogus search warrant for our home and who had ordered me in prison without bail . Judge Gorton’s only discernable reaction to all this though was to threaten Dana with “sanctions” if she continued filing such information just as earlier Bookbinder had also threatened her with similar consequences for refusing to take down embarrassing and illuminating court audio from YouTube of FBI agent Jeffrey Williams admitting under oath that he was aware of allegations that Justina had been abused at BCH as well as another place called the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, but that neither Agent Williams nor anyone he knew in the Bureau had investigated those allegations.
Both BCH and Wayside were explicitly mentioned on the sworn search warrant affidavit for my home signed by FBI Special Agent Michael Tunick, as were “Harvard hospitals,” as well as the government’s accusation that research had allegedly been interrupted at BCH due to my efforts to save Justina’s life (lawyers for the Pelletier family as well as Justina’s original mitochondrial disease doctor all raised concerns that she was unethically being subjected to medical experimentation by BCH ). Then these terms also came up again at my bail hearing — where Magistrate Judge Bowler cut off my attorney in the very first sentence of his closing arguments after she had just let Bookbinder, a Harvard alum himself, speak to his heart’s content.
Bowler issued the warrant and granted Bookbinder’s request to deny me bail even though she worked as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School before she launched her legal career and she is currently married to one of the school’s professors, Marc Pfeffer, who is also a paid practitioner at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. It seems clear from these facts alone that she should have recused from my case rather than issue any rulings, but there is even more to this whole mess.
Federal Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler failed to recuse herself from my case despite multiple readily apparent financial conflicts of interest. (Mass Lawyers Weekly)
As I have now detailed in an open letter to Patti B. Saris, the chief federal judge in Boston (who is also a Harvard grad), Bowler is an emeritus director of the Boston Foundation, a tax-exempt organization that amongst other things raises money for both Wayside and Judge Gorton’s Home for Little Wanderers adoption agency.
And that appears to be the key missing piece to this puzzle, providing yet another compelling answer in addition to BCH’s donations to his organization as to why Judge Gorton, an apparent conservative, would protect Harvard-affiliated BCH and Bowler, who was first appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton.