Current Events - We the People Congress/Foundation
AIG and $700 Billion Bailout Cases
On March 11, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan will hear oral arguments on Schulz v. Federal Reserve, et al. (AIG Bailout) and Schulz v U.S. Executive Department, el al. ($700 Billion Bailout of Financial Institutions: "TARP").
Bob is demanding the Court identify where in the Constitution it says the People have given the federal government the power to give or lend public money to any private entity for a definitively and decidedly private purpose.
These two constitutional challenges had been consolidated by the lower court.
Ignoring Bob's Individual Right to a government that does only what the People have authorized it to do, in writing, the lower court dismissed Bob's cases for "lack of standing," saying the Court had no jurisdiction to hear Bob's case because Bob's harm was no different from everyone else's in the country, implying that Bob should take the matter up with the political branches via the will of the majority.
The Court of Appeals will now decide the question.
The links for the key legal documents in the record of the lawsuit follow:
AIG Bailout Complaint
TARP Bailout Complaint
DOJ's Motion to Dismiss
WTP's Appeal to Second Circuit COA
DOJ's Response to Appeal
WTP's Reply to DOJ Appeal Response (1 page)
National Clean Election Lawsuit ("NCEL") Case
Our readers may remember this is our Petition to the federal District Court in Albany, New York, to remedy violations of our individual Right to know that our votes are being accurately counted, by prohibiting voting systems that count the votes in secret (as do all machines, whether electronic or mechanical).
Bob Schulz and John Liggett are the remaining Plaintiffs in the case against the four individual members of the New York State Board of Elections, the remaining Defendants.
Last year, the Court authorized discovery and granted our request for a jury trial.
While Bob and John have fully complied with the State's request for certain documents, the State defendants have refused to produce any of the documents demanded of them, until Bob and John sign a very broad Confidentiality Agreement.
Last week we filed a motion with the Court, seeking an Order to prevent the State from continuing to avoid its duty to produce the documents requested of them. The Court is expected to rule on the motion this week.
The original complaint and other key documents making up the record of the lawsuit can be read here.