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Help Fight Shays-Meehan (CFR)
Special to FreeRepublic | 23 March 2002 | Congressman Billybob (John Armor)

Posted on 03/23/2002 2:13:25 PM PST by Congressman Billybob

Help Fight Shays-Meehan (CFR)

As many of you know, one of your colleagues, Congressman Billybob (John Armor, Esq., in real life) will file one of the briefs in the US Supreme Court in opposition to Shays-Meehan.

He will file it on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union, which believes in protecting and enforcing the Constitution as written. One of its Advisory Board members is the Hon. Robert Bork.

Click here to visit the ACRU website.

This brief does not depend on your responses to this notice. It will be filed in any event. But all FReepers who wish to play a role in the effort to have Shays-Meehan declared unconstitutional, are invited to contribute what they choose to the ACRU. It is a tax-deductible, legal charity.

All who contribute at least $25 will receive a copy of the Supreme Court brief. Please visit the ACRU site to confirm that their vision of the Constitution is the same as yours, and the same as that of Jim Robinson and FreeRepublic.

Then if you wish to help, mail your checks to:

American Civil Rights Union
3213 Duke Street
Number 625
Alexandria, VA 22314

Be sure to include your name and address if you wish to receive a copy of the Supreme Court brief. Write "FreeRepublic" on the memo line of your check so we know you responded to this appeal. Include your screen name if you would like to be thanked publicly on this thread. Do NOT send any contributions greater than $100. Reserve such large donations for FreeRepublic.

You will NOT get on any mailing list, snail mail, e-mail, or otherwise, by responding to this request. All information will be kept in strict confidence, unless you include your screen name so you can be thanked on this thread by that name.

By the way, the ACRU was the client for the very successful brief also filed by Congressman Billybob in the Bush/Florida case. The text of that brief was posted on FreeRepublic in December, 2000.

If you have any questions about this message, please contact: congressmanbillybob@earthlink.net

Thank you for your consideration of this request for help. (Both Congressman Billybob and the American Civil Rights Union are entirely independent of FreeRepublic. However, this request is being posted with the permission of Jim Robinson.)


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; cfr; cfrlist; constitution; daschle; meeham; shays; silenceamerica; supremecourt
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To: Congressman Billybob
BIG BUMP
51 posted on 03/24/2002 11:46:22 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Oh YEAH, Well BIG BOLD BUMP
52 posted on 03/24/2002 12:18:27 PM PST by Valin
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To: Congressman Billybob
Bump! I'll send my $25 this week.
53 posted on 03/24/2002 1:55:00 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: Congressman Billybob
However, it now looks like we will get a Supreme Court decision striking Shays-Meehan BEFORE the November elections. If so, Li'l Tommy Daschle & company (including McCain) will be on the defensive for "deliberately passing an unconstitutional bill."

But by "deliberately signing and unconstitutional bill", the President will not really have a leg to stand on politically. If he vetoed it and it was passed over his veto, then he would have the political high ground on the issue. But not if he signs it, or that's the way I see it anyway.

54 posted on 03/24/2002 3:04:09 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Congressman Billybob
I disagree with the decision that the Bush team made. However, I thoroughly understand it. I would never have gambled with the Constitution.

It certainly takes the wind out of any support while one waits for this to fall out.

55 posted on 03/24/2002 5:14:23 PM PST by lepton
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To: Congressman Billybob
Here is the results of a search on "Bush". To which case do you refer?

No. 00-836, Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board et al?

FLORIDA ELECTION CASES

FLORIDA ELECTION CASES


Petitions, Oppositions, Replies, etc.


56 posted on 03/24/2002 5:29:45 PM PST by lepton
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To: Congressman Billybob
You don't have to be "commercially" connected to get plastic donations. Check out PayPal. It is secure and it works.

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57 posted on 03/24/2002 6:19:57 PM PST by ImpBill
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To: Congressman Billybob
I think the issue is more why does the President go out of his way to support candidates and positions of the left of Tom Daschle? Regardless of what one might think of the war effort, where has the White House been on the domestic side. Can any one on here name one domestic issue aside from tax cuts the Administration has backed conservatives on? And yet here the President is willing to go along with the Rats and the RINOs on a measure OPPOSED by his own party's base. Why does the White House think conservatives are losers and it no longer wants the base to help it win in 2004? A lot of what the President's men are doing is exactly the opposed of what needs to be done to bring the most committed Republicans to the polls. Maybe if we all stay away, we'll send the message our principles AND votes can't be bought just because we need warm bodies in Congress --- I mean the kind who look and sound like Republicans but aren't when it comes time to stand up for the people who voted for them. And if you're wondering why so few Americans bother to vote its because they don't think the people in power care about them any way. As we've seen they certainly don't think upholding the Constitution is the highest priority for them.
58 posted on 03/24/2002 9:08:50 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: lepton
I really admire people who know how to make a computer sing, and put the world at the fingertips of others, via links. The second amicus brief under 00-836 and 00-837 in your list, above, is the one that I filed in Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board (Bush I) on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union.

That is the ONLY brief in the entire list you posted, which urged the Court to "strike" (or "vacate") and "do nothing else" concerning the first Florida Supreme Court decision. All the other attorneys for both sides urged the Court to "affirm" or "reverse." What the Court did in Bush I was to vacate the lower decision, and did so unanimously.

That is the judicial equivalent of a home run in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded in the seventh game of the World Series. Or, as Al Pachino said in Scent of a Woman, "Hoo-hah."

Thank you for your serious work in pulling this together and making it available on this thread. I wish I had your skills in this.

Billybob

59 posted on 03/25/2002 3:17:34 AM PST by Congressman Billybob
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To: Congressman Billybob
BTW, Netscape doesn't like this file, and opens it as control characters. If anyone wants to read the brief, Internet Explorer seems to do so just fine.

THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS UNION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF AND BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF THE PETITIONER
[...]
GEORGE W. BUSH,
Petitioner,
v.
PALM BEACH COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, et al.,
Respondents.
No. 00-836
IN THE Supreme Court of the United States Supreme Court of the United States
_______________________________
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI
TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT
Counsel Press LLC
[...]
Of Counsel:
PETER FERRARA
Executive Director, ACRU
[...]
Attorneys for Amicus Curiae

60 posted on 03/25/2002 5:38:51 AM PST by lepton
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To: lepton
oops. I.E. kicks it off as a pdf. Netscape just tries to open it as-is.
61 posted on 03/25/2002 5:51:30 AM PST by lepton
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To: Congressman Billybob
Does that help?

Yes, it does.
I didn't doubt Mr. Starr's abilities, I only doubted his desire to win and now I'm hopeful. And, if what you predict is the ultimate outcome, then I support this tactic on the part of the Bush administration.

Now, if only someone could make me believe that Bush doesn't intend to turn over the southwest to Mexico and that he really does have a problem with the constitutionality of a world tax.

62 posted on 03/25/2002 6:47:38 PM PST by Nephi
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To: Nephi
BTT

LET'S FIGHT THIS ATTACK ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT!!

63 posted on 03/26/2002 5:46:44 AM PST by SUSSA
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To: Congressman Billybob
BUMP FOR FREEDOM
64 posted on 03/26/2002 8:18:49 AM PST by SUSSA
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To: Sabertooth
fyi
65 posted on 03/26/2002 10:43:16 AM PST by SUSSA
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To: Congressman Billybob
Many thanks for your realistic, insightful and cogent comments and the work you do....
66 posted on 03/27/2002 2:18:45 PM PST by eureka!
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To: eureka!
The only "pay" I receive for most of what I do in this life is kind notes like yours that say "thanks." I've reached a point in life where that's al I require, and everything that I need.

So I thank YOU for taking time to send a note.

Cordially,

Billybob

67 posted on 03/27/2002 5:29:11 PM PST by Congressman Billybob
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To: Congressman Billybob
Bump
68 posted on 03/27/2002 9:16:54 PM PST by Valin
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To: Congressman Billybob
Thank you so much for answering my questions and having respect for people's opinions on this website. You are the only person on this website that I trust regarding this issue. Keep us informed as much as possible!
69 posted on 03/27/2002 9:26:08 PM PST by RamsNo1
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To: Valin
Good morning valin, how are you this morning?
Good morning to you, I'm doing just fine, or will be just as soon as I get some coffee in me.
What are you doing to help defeat Shays-Meehan?
Well I've sent some money to American Civil Rights Union 3213 Duke Street Number 625 Alexandria, VA 22314 because as you know talk is cheep.
70 posted on 03/28/2002 3:42:57 AM PST by Valin
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To: Congressman Billybob
As someone who's life we share a mutual appreciation for once said, "Some Like It Hot". Hopefully this fight will get hot as well.
71 posted on 03/31/2002 4:01:03 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Congressman Billybob
bump
72 posted on 05/17/2002 12:56:15 PM PDT by timestax
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