Sherman H. Skolnick
by Sherman H. Skolnick
Reporters that cover the U.S. Supreme Court are turning in stories they know are the BIG LIE. In items in the New York Times and other major papers, they are stating that the Bush Campaign's objections to the manual recount are granted to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
I happen to know a lot about that high court in Washington and their procedures. I hold a record of sorts having, in the past, petitioned that Court perhaps more times than most anyone else in that Court's history. In the Florida election mess, two petitions for what the high court calls "Certiorari", were filed. Listed on the Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court's records as #836, is George W. Bush, petitioner versus Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, et al.respondents. In that one, according to the high court's order of Friday, November 24, 2000, certiorari was granted. The court narrowed down the petitioner to argue about the federal statute, Title 3 United States Code Section 5, dealing with the state's appointment of State Electors to the Electoral College. The court order stated, "the parties are directed to brief and argue the following question What would be the consequences of this Court's finding that the decision of the Supreme Court of Florida does not comply with 3 U.S.C. Sec.5?"
The procedure, seldom mentioned outside law schools and such, in the U.S. Supreme Court is that petitioner is to basically knock on the door and beg to be heard. It is called Petition for Certiorari. In a recent term of the high court, since the judges are also lazy and indifferent, there were 1600 such begging petitions pending. Guess what? Using only one word, "denied", the nine judges refused to hear each and every one of the pending petitions and gave no reason for refusing them.
The second begging petition filed in the high court was listed as #837, Ned Siegel vs. Theresa LePore. The high court order stated, "The Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied without prejudice." This case involves recount issues. The oil-soaked monopoly press, to favor their CIA darling, George W. Bush, promotes the BIG LIE, that ALL the issues mentioned on the TV by Bush's lawyers are going to be heard. Not so. Hitler's propaganda chief, Joseph Goebels, was an amateur compared to the News York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and others among the press-fakers. Among other things, their purpose is to ignore that one of the presidential candidates, Albert Gore, Jr., won the plurality of the POPULAR VOTER, and that Bush is seeking to gain the Electoral College trick through seeking to defeat any kind of manual count. [As Texas Governor, Bush signed a manual recount law in his state on close elections.]
I do not appreciate being called a Gore loyalist simply for pointing out the truth. I am an independent. In the 1960s and 1970s I was called "Mr. One Man, One Vote". Being self-educated in law, in Illinois, in the federal courts, I brought and won, on behalf of all voters and myself, various suits to re-do Illinois' then terribly gerry-mandered election districts, in the principle of equal numbers of residents in each district. Some districts had 150 thousand more residents than other districts, thus a vote in such a district had less weight than elsewhere. My suits re-apportioned various districts giving the equal chance, for the first time, for example, for latinos and Afro-Americans to have proper representation in Congress, in Chicago City Council, and other elected tribunals. Before the era of plain-paper cheap copiers, I used a high-speed mimeograph stencil machine to crank other stacks of court papers in each case, to combat as many as 50 opposing lawyers in each case. A few corrupt judges got steam-rollered by me also when they tried to hold secret proceedings, without me, in some of these publicly important suits.
Over the last ten years on my weekly public access Cable TV Show, I occasionally outrage some naive viewers by proclaiming they we ordinary Americans may be in a permanent post-election period. That what ails America most likely cannot be remedied anymore by elections since the ruling elite pick only blackmailable types for high office. That the ultra-rich rule us by the BULLET, NOT THE BALLOT. Leaders some of us thought were charming and possibly good for the people, have been assassinated and falsely blamed onto lone assassins.
Is this the last presidential election for America? And from here on in,
ordinary Americans will be interested only in the right to bear arms
under the 2nd Amemdment? A guarantee by force against a central
government tyranny to abolish all our other beautifully-worded rights,
privileges, and immunities set forth in the Bill of Rights? I am often
misunderstood by being ahead of the parade. Stay tuned.
Since 1958, Mr.Skolnick has been a court reformer. Since 1963,
founder/chairman, Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts, disclosing
certain instances of judicial and other bribery and political murders.
Since 1991 a regular panelist, and since 1995, moderator/producer, of
one-hour,weekly public access Cable TV Show, "Broadsides", Cablecast on
Channel 21, 9 p.m. each Monday in Chicago. For a heavy packet of printed
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