August 31, 2007

Dramatic Development

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules WTP Does
Not Have To Disclose Identities of Supporters

As previously reported, on
August 9, 2007, federal District Court Judge Thomas McAvoy issued a Decision and Order that granted IRS’s motion for a Summary Judgment permanently enjoining Schulz and WTP from certain activities including “assisting in the preparation of a document related to a matter material to the internal revenue laws.”  

In addition, McAvoy ordered Schulz and WTP to turn over to the DOJ, by August 30, 2007, a list identifying all persons who have been provided “materials containing false information.”  

On Wednesday, August 29, 2007, Bob Schulz traveled to Albany, NY where he filed a Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals from the Decision and Order issued on August 9th by federal District Court Judge Thomas McAvoy. Click here for a copy of the Notice of Appeal. Bob and WTP expect to reverse McAvoy’s Decision and Order.

On Thursday morning, August 30, 2007, Bob Schulz traveled to Manhattan where he filed an Emergency Motion with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to prevent District Court Judge Thomas McAvoy and the DOJ from enforcing the terms of Judge McAvoy’s August 9th Order, at least until the Second Circuit has reached a determination of the merits of the appeal from that Order. Click here for a copy of Bob’s Memorandum of Law in support of the motion to stay the enforcement of the District Court’s Order pending appeal. 

On Thursday, at 5 pm, the Emergency Judge on duty at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Peter W. Hall, issued an Order preventing the enforcement of that part of McAvoy’s Order “requiring production of identification information for the United States.” Judge Hall then referred the motion by Bob and WTP for a stay of the entire order to a panel of three judges who will hear the motion for the Court of Appeals on September 18, 2007.

Please go to the WTP home page at to access all the 6700 court pleadings and orders.

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