Hon. John D. Rainey See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:7.3 - 12 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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Litigant

Comment #: 21969
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Today at my NEW BLOG, MANDAMUS: Void Orders/Judgments, I published a new post: Mr. Rainey: Why did you sit on my TRO Motions for 11.5 months without taking any actions while others were issued in an hour with a phone call or in one day?

He seems to be trying to block my publication. If you have problem finding this NEW BLOG, please go to my OLD BLOG, which started on 4/12/2012:
ricofraudonthecourt.com. Out of the 450+ articles, many are related to this judge. At the end of my new post, I wrote:

Mr. Rainey: When your children think of you, I think, they will think of unfairness and the opposite of integrity, deceit, dishonesty, corruption, dishonor, TREASON!

I completely agree with the commenters of Comment #: 20631, Comment #: 18544 &
Comment #: 13308!

Other

Comment #: 20631
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Stood in front of the judge and takes cases personally: manifest injustice experienced from his erroneous, malicious rulings which were in violation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, various Federal Statutes, and the First and Fifth Amendments to the United State Constitution. Specifically,the litigants were deprived of their constitutionally protected rights to access the court for redress of grievances, due process, equal protection, among others. I agree he is tired of his job, and it shows but I ask should the public pay for that. I just ask be fair to the people that look up to the position you have as the judge which should follow the law just as any law abiding citizen.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19155
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Ditto all defense lawyer comments - my favorite judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18976
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Excellent judge. I have been in front of him a decade. With all due respect to the "manifest injustice" commentator, I have never seen him be more than a perfect gentleman. Every experienced lawyer in his courtroom knows he gives your clients low to mid range unless there is something egregious. A pleasure to try a case in front of and an absolutely fair judge in his rollings. Top marks. No BS.

Litigant

Comment #: 18544
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Manifest injustice experienced from his erroneous, malicious rulings which were in violation of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, various Federal Statutes, and the First and Fifth Amendments to the United State Constitution. Specifically,the litigants were deprived of their constitutionally protected rights to access the court for redress of grievances, due process, equal protection, among others.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13308
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Biased, prejudiced, inexcusable delays, unfair, unjust, unconscionable, ignorant of or indifferent to litigants' constitutional rights. The worst judge I have ever encountered in my life!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4717
Rating:9.2
Comments:
A truly good judge, who believes in allowing cases to go to trial and not deciding them on motions. A pleasure to try a case with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2961
Rating:5.3
Comments:
In the courtroom, he is still the best of the best, but behind the scene, he is harried, late, and now very grouchy and temperamental, often complaining that the parties are presenting him issues that he must decide. In his first ten years on the federal bench, he never was testy or personal in his orders, but now he is catty and small minded in his orders, and he does this to both plaintiff's and defense lawyers. One prominent defense lawyer put it bluntly: he is tired of his job, and it shows. Of course, Rainey on his worst day is better than Harmon her best.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1851
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
While he is probably somewhat pro-government, he is generally as fair to the defense as any Federal Judge I've appeared before. What sets him apart is his judicial demeanor-probably the best I've ever seen in any courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1522
Rating:8.3
Comments:
a pleasure to appear before him

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1438
Rating:8.7
Comments:
The best Federal Judge in the Southern District by a huge margin. A gentleman to all parties and litigants.