Thursday, April 29, 2010

Supreme Court rules on religious symbol

In the 5-4 decision, Justice Kennedy said "The Constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgment of religion's role in society." The decision sends the case, Salazar v. Buono, back to a lower court. The ACLU had filed the lawsuit for Frank Buono (a former employee at Mojave National Preserve); he was offended by the cross erected by World War I veterans in 1934. The fact that the site on which the cross stands was declared a national memorial after the lower court ruled that the cross should be torn down probably helped save it. Here's the story at the Washington Times.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The implications are chilling!

Darn, I wanted to access a story about two decisions by the U. S. Supreme Court affecting lawyers; but the story at the National Law Journal is only available to subscribers, and an online subscription costs $80... I've got the free limited access version. Here's something I was able to access under that free subscription: "6th Circuit says no to sanctioning law firms over meritless suit," by Tresa Baldas on 4-21-10.  

Can't see the story? Here's a link where you can subscribe. This is really interesting; apparently a few law firms had been ordered to pay attorney fees to Lexmark - the winning party in the patent case filed by one of the firms. I don't think the lawsuit was frivolous, so the firm should not have been sanctioned in the first place; but this is no way to correct that! What I believe this means is that law firms (as opposed to individual lawyers) will be allowed to get away with filing frivolous lawsuits! From the story:
The 6th Circuit concluded it was "too much of a stretch" to say that a law firm could be characterized as a person in this circumstance. "Even if firms can admittedly be personified in a literary sense through briefs, there is no reason to consider a law firm a 'person' under the statute," the court held.  
In the past I've sent stories to Rod and Carl about class action lawsuits which I read about at the Law Journal, and they've noted this on conference calls. I'll be sending this one their way. The definition of "person" is what got my certiorari petition denied - no, sent back - by the clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court in January of 2006.   

Nothing the U.S. Supreme Court does surprises me anymore: it recently denied a death row inmate's case in which the prosecutor had been having an affair with the judge! 

California: U.S. Supreme Court may free Fine!

From Full Disclosure Network, here's the latest video on Attorney Richard Fine; it's a protest in front of the Los Angeles Superior Court. I've posted emails of Fred Sottile's in the past; he's in the video.

The U.S. Supreme Court will conference on Friday, April 23, 2010. They could free Attorney Fine! If they don't, I'm afraid we'll have a revolution soon. Here's the Supreme's docket on Attorney Fine's case.

And here's a YouTube video which tells about deaths, or murder?, in prisons in California. 

Candidate for governor of Maine - Paul LePage

I've been busy helping a few candidates in the St. John Valley qualify for Maine Clean Elections Act funds to run their campaigns. One, Dan Deveau, is working closely with Paul LePage. Here's some information on LePage, and a link to a video in which he tells how he broke away from the welfare system at the age of 11. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 23...

Here's the latest on Attorney Richard Fine. 

Americans are going to be madder than hell if the U.S. Supreme Court passes on reviewing Fine's case again!

Click here to see the U.S. Supreme Court docket in Fine's case, which shows it was denied on October 5, 2009.

Spread the news far and wide.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.  

Tea Party - Madawaska

I just received news about a tea party to take place at 4 pm, Thursday, April 15. Location: Bridge and Main Streets, by Fraser Papers. Be there or be taxed til death.

"The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them."  unknown author

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I hadn't confirmed the time and place regarding the Filler case before posting; after being sent a link to the schedule of oral arguments, I posted it. See yesterday's post.

Your Assembly needs you!

Can you spare a few hours a week to learn how to exercise your rights and free yourself from the current corporate government? Find your Assembly, and meet with other like-minded men and women. 

Deveau for Senate - Ax the Tax!

I couldn't find much information online about candidate for Maine Senate, Dan Deveau. When I spoke with him last night, he wasn't sure if his website from last campaign was still operational. I'll be out helping him gather Maine Clean Election Act (MCEA) qualifying $5 contributions so he can run as a clean candidate... though I don't necessarily believe in the way it is run. We need to make major changes to the Act. Here's a link to the list of the 35 Senate candidates.

Dan's the town manager for Cyr Plantation, located on District #35. He says he tries to keep his town in the black by making expenditures only after it's decided where the money will come from. Dan is helping Paul LePage with his campaign; LePage is running for governor, using private funds though. There are quite a few candidates this election. Here's a link to information on Maine candidates running for political offices.

Dan, a Republican, is urging a Yes vote on Question One in June. Here's a story about the new tax, from last fall.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kellett - Assistant D.A. Hancock County, guilty of prosecutorial misconduct

I just got word regarding Vladek Filler's motion for new trial. Mary Kellett is an Assistant District Attorney for Hancock County; she was found guilty last year of prosecutorial misconduct.  At a website set up for Filler, I found a few details:
On March 2, 2009, after examining the transcripts from Mr. Filler's trial and after considering Asst. DA Mary Kellett's conduct in this case, Honorable Justice Kevin M. Cuddy signed an order GRANTING Mr. Filler's motion for new trial due to prosecutorial misconduct by Asst. DA Mary Kellett.
Go to my February 2, 2010 post (to the right, click on archives) to read more about Kellett and the men she preys on. From Carey Roberts' story on 2-01-10, 
In one case, Kellett summed up the case to the jury with this comment, "there has been no evidence presented to you as the jury that would suggest that a sexual act hadn't occurred on those dates," revealing a sad ignorance of the legal principle that the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff.
Sound familiar? Trial and Error, Dennis Dechaine? The prosecution used a similar argument. Dennis is still waiting for his new trial after spending twenty years in jail! Convicted on circumstantial evidence, books have been written on the police errors and prosecutorial misconduct which misled the jury to find Dennis guilty. 

The Maine Supreme Court has set oral arguments, not for Filler's new trial, but for the motion for new trial which Kellett is objecting to! What a fool; she should have lost her job a long time ago. I've been told that there's so much about this case which has not been made public. If you can make it, please go! And spread this news to others! 

Here is the oral argument schedule, as posted at

WHEN:       May 19, 2010, at 9:45 AM
WHERE:    At Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor ME
CASE:         Han-09-183 State of Maine v. Vladek Filler
Attorneys:   Mary N. Kellett and Neil Fishman
Penobscot Judicial Center is located at 78 Exchange Street, Bangor, Maine 04401-4913. Telephone (207) 561-2314 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) - What's the intent?

Here's some information regarding Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) activity between 2000-2008.

Lobbyists and special interest groups often try to influence candidates by making donations to their campaigns. You'd think that candidates of the two major parties wouldn't need the money as badly as an Independent. That may be true, but take a look at the information in the link above: of the three parties, more Democrats and Republicans took advantage of MCEA funds in past elections than Independents did. 

Incumbents who are loaded with money can even qualify to receive MCEA funds. The Act does little to guarantee we’ll get ethical candidates. Furthermore, candidates still have to solicit contributions by collecting a minimum number of $5 contributions in order to qualify to receive the funds for their campaign. 

Good News from Justice 4 Us!

Dr. Shirley (AKA Justice 4 Us) is back, and she had good news last night on her BlogTalk Radio show: on April 23, Attorney Richard Fine's case will be considered for review by the U.S. Supreme Court! The high court, by the way, denied his certiorari petition last year on October 5, 2009. I posted about that back then... check the archives.

Hopefully they'll accept his case this time. Four of the nine have to agree his petition is certworthy in order for it to be accepted. Below is the direct link to last night's show; the audio should download as soon as you go to it.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cat got your attention?

Don't forget to read the comments section. Okay, now read this story from about a week ago. Could it be the same pitbull?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Unfair? It sure is.

Political candidates in Maine have to gather a certain number of signatures from members of their parties in order to get their names placed on the ballot in the primaries in June. The number should be a percentage... read the story here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Restore American Plan - link to the Declaration

Here's a direct link to the Declaration at Scribd, sent to me today by a friend.

Friday, April 2, 2010

FBI warns about letters - Capital in Nevada undergoes lockdown!

First came the warning from the FBI, then the lockdown in Nevada. From the story: 
"Security measures were increased after governors in all 50 states received threatening letters." 

I received the news in an email today, with a subject line of "Result of Sam Kennedy's TRAP." The letters, I believe, were sent by the Guardian Elders - it's their Declaration at work. The Declaration is not associated with the Assemblies of men and women on the counties at large, which are also attempting to establish a civilian government. At the website Technosis I found history about both.
Find your assembly and get involved! Over to the right, click on the flashing star and you'll be linked to the Assemblies website; once there, click on the tab labeled Assemblies Info. Calls are held almost every night.