--CHAMPIONING BASIC CITIZEN'S RIGHTS--
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2005 MESSAGE
To All Legal & Judicial Reformers
By: Dorothy Mataras
One year ago on the Fourth of July, I designed and published a webpage to protest the jailing of Elena Ruth Sassower. Her crime, she respectfully requested to testify on behalf of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc. (CJA) at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee public hearing on May 22, 2003. She wanted to speak in opposition to the nomination of NY Court of Appeals Judge, Richard C. Wesley, for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes New York. She served a full six-month sentence on the trumped up charge of “Disruption of Congress;” she was released on 12/23/24. See the article “Ms. Sassower Goes to Washington” for more details.
As a result of my concern for all citizens throughout this country that are daily denied their rights, these early web pages went on to become part of the Victims-of-Law, Inc. website. Officially, the Victims-of-Law site didn’t start until September 1, 2004, but the 4th of July, 2004 was its true beginnings.
On this 4th of July, 2005, let us recognize the sacrifices of all those who work beyond the call of duty to bring the “Rule of Law” back to its rightful place in every state and federal court. There have been many who have been jailed for their efforts. Some attorneys have lost their licenses to practice when they didn’t conform to the ‘status quo’ and insisted on accountability. Websites that publish the truth, something the main stream media refuses to cover, soon discover an additional price to be paid. Their sites are hacked or mysterious viruses suddenly infect their computers.
The price Elena paid was one of the more egregious jailing because all she did was request to testify at our own United States Senate. Our First Amendment rights are being eroded more and more every single day. Too many of our courts are out of control including our own Supreme Court who has now ‘ruled’ that our homes can be taken from us by the government on behalf of private industry.
If there ever was a time to be heard, it’s here and now. There are some who are talented enough to write an Amicus Brief on Elena’s behalf. See the details at: on this page. Her brief has been filed on time. It can be read at “Issues Presented for Review” which is posted on the “DISRUPTION OF CONGRESS” page of CJA’s website under the heading: “Join in an Historic Work-In-Progress." -- Take a Hand in Safeguarding Your Constitutional Rights & the Rule of Law!”
For those who work behind the scenes, helping the less fortunate among us, all Victims-of-Law thank you. For those who are a bit more vocal, let's raise our voices higher.
does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate,
June 13, 2005
A CALL TO ACTION TO ACTIVISTS, GRASSROOTS GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
Amicus Curiae support and other assistance is needed in
the appeal of the “Disruption of Congress” Case:
Elena Ruth Sassower v. United States of America
It is of vital importance that citizens be allowed to participate in our Federal Judicial process as well as expect effective judicial accountability while still maintaining judicial independence. Without accountability independence can become tyrannical.
Elena Sassower, coordinator and cofounder of the Center for Judicial Accountability, Org. (CJA), was incarcerated for six months for respectfully requesting to testify with “citizen opposition” to a federal appeals court nominee at his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Since her release, she has been working hard on the appeal of her conviction and sentence for “Disruption of Congress”. It is due to be filed on June 28, 2005 – the year anniversary of her being sentenced and jailed.
Elena, CJA and many others believe that this case exposes corruption in the federal judicial selection that is 'protected' by a tarnished judicial process. It is a powerful catalyst for advancing far-reaching non-partisan, good government reform for the benefit of ALL of our citizens, regardless of ideology.
For this reason, Elena invites all citizen activists, grassroots groups and organizations through which they work to share in this politically-explosive, high-profile case by filing amicus curiae briefs in support of any one of the issues embraced by the appeal. She would also appreciate the benefit of your comments and suggestions as she distills her appellate brief from her draft “Statement of the Case/Facts” and “Argument”. These draft documents and her intended “Issues Presented for Review” are posted on the “DISRUPTION OF CONGRESS” page of CJA’s website under the heading:
“Join In An Historic Work-In-Progress"
Take a Hand in Safeguarding Your Constitutional Rights
& the Rule of Law!”
Pursuant to Rule 29 of the D.C. Court of Appeals the due date for an amicus brief is one week after Elena files her appellate brief. This case is about patriotism, the rule of law, and fundamental citizen rights; appropriately, it falls on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 the day after the Fourth of July. The rules for Amicus Curiae briefs are printed below for your convenience.
Please email Elena Sassower personally or post your message
June 22, 2005
If Elena loses, we all lose!
From the Ozarkopathy Organization
The facts about the false and malicious arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration of Elena Sassower are indisputable. The facts about the official misconduct of Senator Saxby Chambliss and Judge Brian Holeman are indisputable. The bipartisan nature of judicial corruption is indisputable. Nevertheless, these indisputable facts are being suppressed, distorted, and denied by the federal government and the media.
Now Elena Sassower is asking the government for a moment of truth and justice. Elena deserves this truth and justice, because she has paid the price for it. She served six months in jail for exercising her
First Amendment rights and for opposing judicial corruption. This is a pivotal moment, not just for Elena, but for all Americans. If Elena loses, we all lose.
Jeff Biener and Mary Meriam
Authors of “Like Mother, Like Daughter,” a song of tribute to Elena
Sassower and her mother, Doris
(a) When Permitted. The United States or the District of Columbia, or an officer or agency thereof, or a State, Territory, Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof, may file an amicus curiae brief without the consent of the parties or leave of court. Any other amicus curiae may file a brief only by leave of court or if the brief states that all parties have consented to its filing.
(b) Motion for Leave to File. The motion must be accompanied by the proposed brief and state:
(1) the movant’s interest; and
(2) the reason why an amicus brief is desirable and why the matters asserted are relevant to the disposition of the case.
(c) Contents and Form. An amicus brief must comply with Rule 28 (a)(1) and Rule 32. -- Additionally, the title page or cover must identify the party or parties supported and indicate whether the brief supports affirmance or reversal. If the amicus curiae is a corporation or partnership, the brief must include the disclosure statement required of the parties by Rule 28 (a)(2). An amicus brief need not otherwise comply with Rule 28, but must include the following:
(1) a table of contents, with page references;
(2) a table of authorities — cases (alphabetically arranged), statutes, and other authorities — with references to the pages of the brief where they are cited, and with an asterisk designating the cases chiefly relied upon;
(3) a concise statement of the identity of the amicus curiae, its interest in the case, and the source of its authority to file; and
(4) an argument, which may be preceded by a summary and need not include a statement of the applicable standard of review.
(d) Length. Except by the court’s permission, an amicus brief may not exceed 25 pages.
(e) Time for Filing. An amicus curiae must file its brief, accompanied by a motion for filing when necessary, no later than 7 days after the principal brief of the party being supported is filed. An amicus curiae that does not support either party must file its brief no later than 7 days after the appellant’s principal brief is filed. The court may grant leave for later filing, specifying the time within which an opposing party may answer.
(f) Reply. Except by the court’s permission, an amicus curiae may not file a reply brief.
(g) Oral Argument. An amicus curiae may participate in oral argument only with the court’s
Cover. Covers are not required, but if a brief with a cover is filed, blue; the appellee’s, red; an intervenor’s or amicus curiae’s, green; any reply supplemental brief, tan. A cover must also conform to Rule 28 (a)(1).
Links to other
The Truth About
Hillary : What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to
"When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril."
-- Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd US President--
August 14, 1951
Source: Address at the Dedication of the New Washington Headquarters of the American Legion
You are visitor number
Inaugurated on June 13, 2005