Donald Brockett

Donald Brockett
The Tyrannical Rule of the US Supreme Court
The purpose of this book is to show you the various writings of the judges of the Court so you can decide for yourself whether the United States Supreme Court, meant to be only one branch of the three branches of the federal government, has usurped its power leading to a tyrannical rule by the Court of the American people.

We have refused to learn from the lessons of history because we do not understand how our lives have been changed by the decisions of the United States Supreme Court in violation of constitutional principles.

The Court by virtue of its actions has become an oligarchy, as feared by Alexander Hamilton, exercising a tyrannical rule over the American people. The Court should have decided in its cases, those specifically mentioned in this book and in other decisions, that the clauses had a particular meaning at the time the Constitution was drafted and ratified by the states and if the public wanted to change that meaning they had a way to do it by amending that document.
Spokane, Washington, USA
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1936, Don moved with his family to Los Angeles, California then Santa Barbara, California and finally to Spokane, Washington in 1947. Don graduated from Lewis & Clark High School and attended Gonzaga University where he graduated from law school in 1961.

He began his legal career in the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s office that year and served as a deputy prosecuting attorney until 1969 when he was appointed Prosecuting Attorney. He was elected to the position in 1970 and was re-elected six times. He retired at the end of 1994 after serving as the elected Prosecuting Attorney for 25 years of a 33 year career in the office. He then entered private practice, remaining there for another 7 years. After 52 years of practice, Don retired from the practice of law and is now an Honorary Member of the Bar Association.

During his time in the prosecutor’s office, he tried numerous cases in the District and Superior courts of Spokane County. Don was appointed a special US Attorney and assisted in the prosecution of the leader of a biker gang in Spokane, also prosecuting him for the murder of a police officer. He also prosecuted three death penalty cases. For many years, Don handled all appeals in the Washington State Supreme Court and later in that court and the newly created Court of Appeals for Division III. He has also argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. One of the case he brought concerning obscenity, Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, reached the US Supreme Court. He argued and won the case of Aldinger v. Howard in the US Supreme Court, defending the Spokane County Treasurer against a civil rights lawsuit.

One of his most memorable criminal prosecutions was that of Fred Coe, known as the “south hill rapist”, after a number of women had been raped in Spokane. After the trial, that resulted in several convictions, Coe’s mother tried to hire a hit man to have the trial judge killed and Brockett beaten into the state of an “addlepated vegetable” who was to be in diapers for the rest of his life. Police learned of the plot and met with Mrs. Coe, recorded her conversation, and arrested her. She was then prosecuted and sentenced to jail for 90 days of “school release time”. The case became the topic of Jack Olson’s book “Son” and was a 1991 television program “Sins of the Mother”.

Don currently lives in Spokane, Washington with his wife the former Nerita Jean Corigliano. They had five children. One daughter, Lisa, was killed in a plane crash in Ellensburg, Washington in 1987. They have 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

“Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”.
American philosopher George Santayana, “The Life Of Reason.”