RTP Lawsuit Update:
Schulz Furthers Oral Arguments
Today, WTP Chairman Bob Schulz flew to
DC to file a short motion for “Post Argument
Communication” with the US Court of Appeals, augmenting several arguments
made on behalf of the Plaintiffs by lawsuit counsel
Mark Lane on October 6th.
By prior order of the Court, each side was represented by a single attorney
at the hearing. Schulz, as the lone pro-se Plaintiff (i.e., not represented
by Lane), was not given an opportunity to address the court.
Schulz’s motion clarifies that the public “fisc” (i.e., treasury) could be
affected if the Court were to uphold the People’s Right to retain their
money to secure Redress, but states that such effect on the fisc, with
respect to the Plaintiffs, would not only be negligible in the context of a
$2.7 trillion annual federal budget, but that the impact in the future would
ultimately be determined by the Government’s own choices regarding its
proclivity to commit ongoing constitutional torts against the People.
The motion also augments Plaintiff arguments regarding the Government’s
oft-repeated assertions that it enjoys “sovereign immunity” from lawsuits by
the People. Schulz clarifies that the act of Retaining money to secure
Redress is not equivalent to a “monetary claim” against the Government and
its treasury. This legal distinction by itself, favors recognition of
jurisdiction for the People under existing federal statutes, notwithstanding
the separate and significant Constitutional arguments justifying
Schulz additionally argues that despite the admission that withholding of
money could negatively impact the fisc and would temporarily suspend tax
enforcement actions against the Plaintiffs, such facts do not give license
to the Government to unilaterally alter the fundamental limitations on
government authority set forth in the Constitution, nor does it allow the
Government, via Acts of Congress, to alter the fundamental fiduciary
relationship that exists between the People and their servant Government.
The Court is currently considering the People’s appeal and their Emergency
Motion for injunctive relief.
Click here to read Schulz’s
Motion for Post Argument Communication
here to read the
transcript of the October 6th Oral Arguments
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