November 17, 2007

Items Of Interest

This article is an update for our supporters regarding our continuing projects and to comment briefly on related developments.

The Landmark Right to Petition Lawsuit:
We The People v
United States

On October 24, 2007, we reported that we had filed the Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States. As had been the case with all of our filings in the case, both at the District Court and at the Court of Appeals, our filing was submitted under the signature of both Mark Lane (attorney for all 1450 Plaintiffs except Bob Schulz) and Bob Schulz (pro-se). RIGHT-Click here to download the Petition and its Appendix. 

We delivered the required forty copies of the Petition, together with the $300 filing fee, expecting the Court to assign a Docket Number, and expecting to receive the Government’s response Brief by the end of November. 

Instead, the Court kept one copy of the Petition, and our check, and returned the other 39 copies. The Court wrote that under its rules only one name can be on each Petition. We were informed that we had the choice of either submitting forty copies of each of two Petitions, one from Mark Lane and one from Bob Schulz (together with an additional filing fee), or forty copies of one new Petition from Mark Lane (as attorney for all Plaintiffs, including Bob Schulz). 

On Tuesday, November 13, 2007, we filed forty copies of a Petition from Bob Schulz and forty copies of a Petition from Mark Lane. The two Petitions are identical, except for the cover and the signature page. 

By early next week the Court is expected to assign a Docket Number to the Petition. The Government will have thirty days to respond.

Within a week or two following the Government's response, and holidays permitting, the Court will decide if it will hear the case of We The People v United States and declare, for the first time in history, the Rights of the People and the obligations of the Government under the last ten words of the First Amendment.

The “6700” Lawsuit:
United States v. We The People

On October 24, 2007 we reported that the United States Court of Appeals had granted our requests for a stay of enforcement pending appeal and an order expediting the appeal from Judge McAvoy’s August 9 Summary Judgment ruling that our “Blue Folder” on the subject of wage withholding was not protected by the First Amendment’s Petition and Speech clauses, and that the Folder was a prohibited “tax shelter.” 

We reported that we had filed our Brief on the merits with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, that the Government was required to file its response on or before November 19, and that the Court directed that the matter be set to be argued during the week of December 31. 

We expect to receive the Government’s Response Brief early next week. We will have a week to file our Reply Brief.  Click here to access all the "6700" court documents.

The NCEL National Clean Election Lawsuit:
Full-Page Ad in
Washington Times

On November 4, 2007, we reported that WTP was spearheading a lawsuit against all 50 states to block machine and computerized vote counting in the 2008 primaries and general election and beyond, and to require paper ballots, hand marked and hand counted. 

The states have been summoned by the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York to respond to the Complaint that was filed on November 1 by three registered voters from each state. 

Thus far, three states have responded. As expected, they have filed motions to dismiss for “lack of jurisdiction.” We expect other states to do the same. 

Before the early 1900’s there were no Political Party Primaries. Before 2000, the Party Primaries did not begin before the month of March. By 2004 the Party Primaries were getting underway in February. This year, in conjunction with the Political Parties, the states are scheduling the Party Primaries and Party Caucuses to begin in the first week of January! Click here for the latest calendar of Primaries and Caucuses.  

It is common knowledge that unless a candidate for President of the United States of America finishes among the top three or four in the early primaries and caucuses, that candidate will have a very difficult time raising any more money to pay to get his or her message out to the People in the remaining states, especially in all of those states that Primary on “super Tuesday.” 

The Political Parties appear to be moving up the dates of the early Primaries in order to impede the opportunity for early success by candidates who are not among the Party favorites, especially any “upstart” with an appealing message whose campaign is gaining momentum and money.  

For this reason, the NCEL Plaintiffs are planning to file a motion asking the Court to expedite the proceedings and to delay the presidential Primaries pending resolution of the critical constitutional issues raised in the lawsuit..

To bring much needed attention about the NCEL lawsuit to the general public, the Foundation is running a full-page color ad in the upcoming edition of the Washington Times National Weekly Edition.  The ad will be the "centerfold" of the edition. 

We thank the Times for helping us with a discount so we can distribute this important message across our nation. We encourage all our supporters to consider subscribing to the Time's National Weekly Edition.  Click here for more information about subscribing or giving the Times as a gift. Subscribers also receive access to premium online content.

Click here to see the Foundation's full-page color Washington Times ad.  

Please visit the new NCEL Lawsuit Information Center. NCEL Flyers are available to print out & distribute.

We urge everyone to consider a donation to help finance WTP's National Clean Elections federal lawsuit.

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