Blagojevich trial early January 2011, Update, Attorneys Adam Sr and Jr may represent Blagojevich pro bono

Blagojevich trial early January 2011, Update, Attorneys Adam Sr and Jr may represent Blagojevich pro bono

From the Chicago Tribune August 26, 2010.

“The judge who presided over Rod Blagojech’s corruption trial says he’ll likely set the retrial for early January and reiterated that he probably won’t allow the former governor to have more than two taxpayer-funded lawyers.

Judge James Zagel said today he would be open to allowing more attorneys if they volunteered their time, or allowing attorneys paid for by a benefactor.

Zagel said the trial date will likely be the first week of the new year, but not on Jan. 3, just after the New Year’s holiday.

The judge said the date revolves around the complications of getting a jury selected. That process lasts six to eight weeks, and begins with a questionnaire on whether prospective panelists can serve on a lengthy trial.

If that process started immediately, opening statements would be given in October and  jury deliberations could run into the holidays, Zagel said.

“We have a certainty that we’re dealing with deliberations in the last half of December, and that’s a bad time to do it – a distracted jury,” Zagel said.

A delay until January also will allow some of the publicity surrounding the case to die down, he said, and will lead to a jury pool that includes people who have a general memory of the case but not a specific one.”

“After the hearing, Blagojevich lawyer Sam Adam Sr. disputed reports that he and his animated lawyer son, Sam Adam Jr., had decided not to represent the former governor at a retrial.

Adam Sr. said he, his son and the other lawyers representing Blagojevich would discuss the makeup of the legal team for a second trial with their client, but allow him to make the final call on who stays and who goes.

Adam Sr. said everything would be on the table, including the possibility of seeking a plea deal, though he acknowledged that wasn’t likely since Blagojevich has said in recent media interviews that he would not do so.

“I have never discussed a possible plea with the government,” he said, stressing that prosecutors have never broached the idea of a deal either. “But I’ll discuss anything.”

“It’s up to him,” Adam Sr. said of Blagojevich. “He’s the client. Whatever he thinks is best we’ll do.”

And Adam Sr. said he would even consider remaining on the legal team and working for free if Blagojevich asked him to. “I’m prepared to do anything the client wants, including working for free. He’s our friend and he’s our client. ”

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37 responses to “Blagojevich trial early January 2011, Update, Attorneys Adam Sr and Jr may represent Blagojevich pro bono

  1. Sorry OT

    BREAKING NEWS

    Very rare and old picture of USURPER smoking in Indonesia –

    _______________________________________________

  2. ms. helga
    LMAO

    Barack O Vomit smoking

  3. Mr Clean | August 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm |

    Thank God for humor.

  4. A Win for Blago as Government Cuts its Case Short to Protect Obama

    The following is from
    Tom Fitton President of Judicial Watch
    link
    http://www.judicialwatch.org/weeklyupdate/2010/33-obama-steps-ground-zero-mosque-mess#anchor2

    A Win for Blago as Government Cuts its Case Short to Protect Obama

    After 14 days of jury deliberation, we have a verdict in the trial of disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. And I don’t think there’s a soul outside of the Blagojevich camp who believes justice was served.
    1.Blagojevich’s former Chief of Staff John Harris testified that President Obama had personal knowledge of Blagojevich’s scheme to get his hands on a presidential cabinet position by appointing a candidate handpicked by the president to take over Obama’s former Senate seat.
    2.Obama’s preferred candidate, at least initially, according to testimony, was Valerie Jarrett, currently the Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. (Obama and Jarrett go all the way back to the days when Obama was a law professor and Jarrett a corrupt slumlord.)
    3.Explosive federal wiretaps played at trial captured Blagojevich offering Obama’s Senate seat for a cabinet position. In one conversation, Blagojevich told Harris he wanted to be named Secretary of Health and Human Services if Valerie Jarrett got Obama’s seat. If Health Secretary “was available to me I could do Valerie Jarrett in a heartbeat,” Blagojevich said.
    4.The president also sent Blagojevich a list of other “acceptable” Senate candidates to fill his old seat. The list included Tammy Duckworth, Illinois State Comptroller Dan Hynes, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, according to Harris. Harris also testified that three days after the 2008 presidential election Blagojevich told him he felt confident Obama wanted to swap perks.
    5.Blagojevich repeatedly ferried messages to President Obama through White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. For example, John Harris testified that Blagojevich asked him to call Emanuel to see if the president was “still in agreement” that the Senate seat should go to Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (The evidence suggests that Rep. Jackson, Jr. separately sought the Senate seat in exchange for a $1 million payoff.)
    It looked to me that the trial was turning into a political nightmare for the Obama White House. And this may explain why the prosecution shut their case down a month early.

    Immediately following the Blagojevich verdict, federal prosecutors promised to quickly retry the case, leading The Washington Post to speculate whether the Obama White House would be dragged into the mess this time around:

    …if U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald has his way, there will be a new trial. New attempts by the prosecution to build a case against Blagojevich. New efforts by the defense to subpoena Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to the stand.

    It might be no more likely that Jarrett and Emanuel would actually testify in court, but just the prospect will generate headlines again — headlines that would not aid the president’s goal of keeping his administration focused on the economy.

    Let’s hope prosecutors get it right this time. I suspect that Eric Holder’s politicized Justice Department interfered with the investigation conducted by the reputedly independent U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. This trial and our independent investigation showed Obama lied about his communications with Blago. This is a serious case that demands an investigation and prosecution untainted by politics.

    If and when there is a new trial, Irene will once again be back on the job, and I will continue to keep you posted in this space.

    Judicial Watch Uncovers Key Documents Detailing Secret Obamacare Meetings

    You may recall that back in March Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding closed-door health care meetings with Vice President Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Reid, Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParle and union officials.

    Importantly, these secret meetings violated one of the president’s key campaign promises — to televise all health care discussions on CSPAN. And I think it’s worth reviewing what candidate Obama said about the health care debate during the campaign:

    I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies – they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.

    Well so much for that. The president crafted his plan in secret with liberals in Congress and Big Labor, and then managed to power it, by hook and by crook, through Congress over the vociferous opposition of the American people. (You may recall that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously remarked that Congress had to pass the Obamacare bill so that we could all know what’s in it.)

    The complete lack of transparency on the part of the Obama White House regarding the health care reform discussions is a scandal worthy of investigation. That’s why we filed our lawsuit. Here’s what we obtained recently:

    •A copy of Kathleen Sebelius’ schedule for the weeks of January 11-17, 2010, and January 4-10, 2010. Among other things, the schedule shows the attendees of several White House meetings that Sebelius attended, with a January 15 meeting specifically designated for a “POTUS MEETING ON HEALTH REFORM.” The meeting was scheduled from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the White House Cabinet Room.
    •A list of all of the labor union leaders who attended the meetings along with brief biographical information on each participant. The list included: Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO; Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union; and Jim Hoffa, President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, among other Big Labor leaders. It is interesting to see in the document that the meeting was paused so that Trumka could go up to Capital Hill to meet with “progressive” House members. (Trumka, by the way, is notorious. Back in the 1990’s, he invoked the Fifth Amendment in a corruption investigation involving the Teamsters and Clinton gang)
    •An agenda for a January 13 meeting between Big Labor and White House staff, including Vice President Biden. Importantly, this agenda was redacted in the original batch of documents released to Judicial Watch and was sent later under separate cover. The agenda shows that the meeting wasn’t about the public interest in health care, but about Big Labor’s concerns.
    The January 13 meeting with Big Labor was reported on at the time. “Key labor leaders are back at the White House this afternoon for negotiations on health care, according to two sources,” Politico reported. “Their return suggests potential progress, or maybe a counteroffer, on resolving the standoff over taxing expensive insurance plans — one of the biggest remaining threats to the bill.”

    The day after the meeting took place, The Washington Post reported that “The White House has reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders to tax high-cost health insurance policies.…The agreement clears one of the last major obstacles on the path to final passage of comprehensive health care legislation.”

    So there is no question this was a significant meeting, as a deal was struck. And it helped pave the way for the Obamacare monstrosity.

    Secret meetings like this, involving constitutionally-suspect czars, are one of the reasons that Americans are so concerned by this administration’s unethical approach to governing.

    As you know if you’ve been reading this Update for any length of time, Judicial Watch is the nation’s leading organization fighting for government transparency. We believe it is critical to shine a light on the inner workings of government so the American people can know what our leaders are up to. This effort is especially important given the Obama administration’s never-ending quest to expand the size, scope and power of the federal government.

    Until next week…

    According to The New York Times:

    Prosecutors here once said that the conduct of Rod R. Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, was so despicable it would make Abraham Lincoln “roll over in his grave,” but 12 jurors in the federal corruption case against him were apparently not all so certain.

    After deliberating for 14 days, the jury found Mr. Blagojevich guilty of a single criminal count — making false statements to the F.B.I., which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, one of the least severe penalties in the charges against him.

    If you read the press coverage of this verdict, it is clear that public reaction to the verdict is nearly universal: “One count? That’s it!? Is this a joke?”
    No, it’s no joke. And, truthfully, this is the result I expected after the government wrapped up its case. It looked like the prosecution’s case was distorted in order to protect President Obama, Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett. It’s that simple.

    Let me explain.

    As you know, we sent our Corruption Chronicles reporter to Chicago to report on the Blagojevich trial first-hand. Her name is Irene Garcia, and you can read some of her outstanding trial coverage by clicking here. But let me just give you a couple of quick highlights from Irene’s reporting:

  5. 68Truthseeker

    Dr. Alan Keyes Discusses His Upcoming Obama Eligibility Lawsuit

  6. Bill Cutting

    PATRIOTISM.

    A nation is made great, not by its fruitful acres, but by the men who cultivate them; not by its great forests, but by the men who use them; not by its mines, but by the men who work in them; not by its railways, but by the men who build and run them. America was a great land when Columbus discovered it; Americans have made of it a great nation.

    In 1776 our fathers had a vision of a new nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Without an army they fought the greatest of existing world empires that they might realize this vision. A third of a century later, without a navy they fought the greatest navy in the world that they might win for their nation the freedom of the seas. Half a century later they fought through an unparalleled Civil War that they might establish for all time on this continent the inalienable right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A third of a century later they fought to emancipate an oppressed neighbor, and, victory won, gave back Cuba to the Cubans, sent an army of schoolmasters to educato for liberty the Filipinos, asked no war indemnity from their vanquished enemy, but paid him liberally for his property. Meanwhile they offered land freely to any farmer who would live upon and cultivate it, opened to foreign immigrants on equal terms the door of industrial opportunity, shared with them political equality, and provided by universal taxation for universal education.

    The cynic who can see in this history only a theme for his egotistical satire is no true American, whatever his parentage, whatever his birthplace. He who looks with pride upon this history which his fathers have written by their heroic deeds, who accepts with gratitude the inheritance which they have bequeathed to him, and who highly resolves to preserve this inheritance unimpaired and to pass it on to his descendants enlarged and enriched, is a true American, be his birthplace or his parentage what it may. Lyman Arrott.
    1916

  7. It’s funny. I’m in a business which requires you to join a union. Well, there was word of an emergency meeting next week in which all union members are urged to attend. It is about an anticipated doubling or tripling of healthcare premiums for union members in 2011 thanks to Obamacare. 90% of these idiots voted for Obama, and now they’re pissed because of how much their healthcare costs are rising. Huh? What were we telling you about Obama all this time? Obviously you were not listening. Obviously you were not listening when we told you that Obamacare is nothing more than a massive wealth redistribution scheme, causing everyone who has a job and can afford to pay for their health insurance to increase their costs–some to a point where they now will not be able to pay for it–so that everyone else (what, 30 or so million?) can get covered as well. Same old socialist garbage.

    Ladies and gentleman, this Obamacare thing is a monumental disaster in the making. Monumental.

  8. Incredible Ron Paul Video that YouTube BANNED

  9. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/26/arizona-file-brief-supporting-immigration-law-face-federal-ruling/?test=latestnews

    Arizona Hits Back at Immigration Ruling as ‘Wrong’ on Law
    AP
    “Gov. Jan Brewer files legal brief against a federal ruling . . . . “

  10. “The Whopper That Got Away”
    By butterdezillion

    “Last week an article entitled, “Look Here, Birthers!” drew attention to a video which showed what was claimed to be Obama’s passport. That article and video came shortly after 2 FOIA requests for the passport records of Obama’s mother had been answered with the release of some documents. While the FOIA responses and passport video were being analyzed in the blogosphere – a necessary venture – a much bigger story was being ignored: what I’ll call “The Whopper That Got Away”.”

    http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/the-whopper-that-got-away-4/
    ========
    “Jacobsen Affidavit and Exhibits”

    http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/jacobsen-affidavit-and-exhibits/
    ========
    “Strunk Response #1”

    http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/strunk-response-1/

  11. Being Retired Military (U.S. Navy), I’m already on Government Health Care called Tricare Prime. We have a Union where I work, but fortunately, it isn’t Mandatory to join. Since I have Tricare, I am not on the Healthcare program where I work. If I need Medical Care, I go to our local Navy Hospital which is about 9 miles away from where I live and about 5 miles away from where I work.

  12. Gianni,

    Our union meeting is this Saturday with rumors of a strike vote looming,

    You got me nervous,

    But at least my conscience is clear having voted AGAINST the B******D…

  13. Union members are totally free to support all efforts to halt the implementation of the illegally imposed, unconstitutional obama deathfare legislation.

    Facing destitution for no good reason is a strong motivator. The looting of their hard earned dollars is a great k-aid antidote.

    If they don’t stand for America and the Constitution and against all o. legislation, they will end up losing whatever they fear to lose BY standing up for their rights as American citizens, anyway. That’s how o.’s con works.

    Hope the meeting rudely shatters their fond o. delusions.

  14. Gordo,

    Did you really think that this Administration was going to give up any evidence that would show Stanley Ann Dunham going to or from Kenya? This Administration is not to be trusted. All damning records for Obama and his family have been systematically destroyed. Only the ones that got away have been leaked out. Still not enough evidence. Remember when he ditched his secret service handlers the day after the Kenya Government meeting transcripts came out. Within Hours of this, the Kenyan website was scrubbed. Some people still got the PDF Minutes of of their site though for all the good it does. Pretty sure the Kenyan Government will deny that the meeting ever took place and state that the PDF is a FALSE document.

  15. Gordo, thanks for the Butterzillion update. This is very important. The State Department is lying and colluding to keep from the public the paper trail concerning the whereabouts of Stanley Anne Dunham prior to 1965–and especially in 1961, the year of Obama’s birth. Wow. We are getting closer to not only the smoking gun, but the hard evidence that something is very wrong with Obama’s cover story.

  16. Maybe I’ll use the moment to finally tell my union brothers and sisters,

    “Told. You. So.”

  17. “Did you really think that this Administration was going to give up any evidence that would show Stanley Ann Dunham going to or from Kenya?”

    NO

  18. Please excuse if this info has already been posted. Worth repeating, anyway.

    http://www.l10freedomride.com/


    Our mission is to wholly support and work toward the release of The Leavenworth 10, a group of soldiers/Marines incarcerated at Ft. Leavenworth for killing members of Al-Qaeda or Iraqi insurgents.”

  19. I recall the entire month of March 2010 was scrubbed from the Kenyan Hansard. If it hasn’t been edited and reinserted it would have left a mighty big, suspicious hole(?).

  20. LOL

    How about “I TOLD you SO! Now get out there and do YOUR part to protect your family and STOP this monstrosity. Here’s the link: http://peoplev.us/

    >> Tnanks to Fernley Girl for the link.
    (Re-posting her citing.)
    “Fernley Girl | August 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm | If you think Obamacare is a bad idea PLEASE go here to read, donate, volunteer:
    http://peoplev.us/” <<

  21. GREAT idea !?!! and Fernley Girl!

    Okay unionfolk,

    We’re off to the races..!

  22. Ms. Helga, Chauncey Gardener Obama’s Global Poverty Initiative will prevent parents whose impaired judgement about the health impact of smoking at such a young age from having to tell the kid they can’t afford to pay for his nicotine addiction. Since SCOTUS dodged the nbc question, and Barry admitted he was a ‘mongrel,’ when he really meant he was a ‘mongol,’ we could be looking at our next Manchurian precedent. That kid’s a natural like Bung Sukarno. All he needs is a fez, a south side constituency and an ACORN gig.
    OT, the following article raises the implications of Moos limb intermarriage for Obamacare. Strict enforcement of arranged marriages between first cousins in their faith is common in the UK, Eastern Africa, ME, Pakistan and South Asia and often results in recessive genetic disorders.
    http://www.uncoverage.net/2010/08/islams-time-bomb-intermarriage/

  23. Philo-Publius

    Hawaii Department of Health contradicts AP story
    SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, WHO IS LYING, AND WHO IS COVERING FOR WHOM?
    http://tinyurl.com/39jdhgp

  24. GORDO | August 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
    “The Whopper That Got Away”
    By butterdezillion
    “Last week an article entitled, “Look Here, Birthers!” drew attention to a video which showed what was claimed to be Obama’s passport. That article and video came shortly after 2 FOIA requests for the passport records of Obama’s mother had been answered with the release of some documents. While the FOIA responses and passport video were being analyzed in the blogosphere – a necessary venture – a much bigger story was being ignored: what I’ll call “The Whopper That Got Away”.”
    ==========================================

    Some of you may know that I’ve been visiting here for about two years. and some may remember that I’m into genealogy. I have searched Øbama’s American ancestors going back generations. But I have run into so many brick walls trying to locate his current records that it’s a wonder I don’t have a concussion.

    I can NOT tell you with all certainty that he was born in Hawaii or Kenya. However, I can tell you this. NARA, the National Archives and Records Administration has been careful to preserve, for the sake of posterity, Passport Applications on Microfilm for years covering 1795 to 1925. Do I believe that passport applications after 1925 were destroyed without first preserving them on microfilm? Absolutely NOT! Not for one minute! Someone is lying!

    http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/passport/applications-microfilm.html

  25. Philo-Publius | August 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
    Hawaii Department of Health contradicts AP story
    SO WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH, WHO IS LYING, AND WHO IS COVERING FOR WHOM?
    http://tinyurl.com/39jdhgp
    ===========================================

    The Hawaii DOH lied to me too.

  26. TruthSeeker | August 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm |

    May the truthseekers WIN!!!!

  27. ‘Son of Hamas’ warns U.S. fatally falling for lies
    ‘Peaceful’ Muslims following Quran’s dictate to establish ‘global Islamic state’.
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=194989

  28. Since we have some retired military among us, would a little comic relief be in order?

    Charlie, a new retiree greeter at Bunnings, just could not get to work on time.
    Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven,
    sharp-minded and a credit to the company. He was clearly demonstrating the benefit of Bunnings ‘older persons are
    friendly’ policy.
    One day the boss called him into his office for a talk. “Charlie, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic,
    you do a bang up job, but you being late so often is quite bothersome”.

    “Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it.”

    “Well good, you are a team player. That’s what I like to hear. It’s odd though you’re coming in late. I know
    you’re retired from the Navy. What did they say if you came in late there?”

    “They said ‘Good morning, Admiral, can I get you a cup of coffee, sir?”

  29. Jonah…………………………………
    Would PASSPORT records be a Genealogical component of a Genealogical oriented public library?

  30. Jonah ……………………………….
    The Fort Wayne Public Library is allegedly second only the Mormon Genealogical Archives,at at Salt Lake City. I understand tht we have a searcheable database.I intend to call them tomorrow to determine what all info is available.

  31. Governor Brewer,
    I make the following request on behalf of military loved ones now ruthlessly placed in harm’s way by a deeply disturbed, despotic, illegal CinC with an obvious death wish for American service people.

    In the context of your legal proceedings, could you possibly require verfication of aka obama’s identity, birth date and place, and social security number — as is required of all U.S. citizens in a court of law (to really be who they say they are, that is).

    If you are unable to accomplish that small service for the sake of the thousands, or is it millions, of folks putting their lives on the line of fire for love of our country, could you possibly just publicly mention the fact that o. is not Constitutionally eligible to act as CinC, (or even to sue the state of AZ) since every presidential candidate MUST be the child of two American citizens.?

    Perhaps you have no loved ones at risk of punishment for fulfilling their oath to defend you, me, and every American from very real enemies who dedicate their lives to the destruction of our wonderful country, so perhaps your primary concern is not the safety and well-being, or even the basic human rights, of our brave and dedicated Americans, among them your own constituents, who are currently deployed under deadly orders denying them their God-given right to self-defense in the face of enemy fire.

    I am tendering my request to you as one who does.

    I am requesting that you fulfill YOUR oath to the Constitution and simply demand verification of the identity of the person who is unlawfully suing your state.

    I personally cannot fathom why all judges and elected officials, even those being abused by o. themselves, even those who have the opportunity and the right, refuse, REFUSE, to do their simple, sworn duty by our service people . . . . . my loved ones, my friends. No argument or reason suffices as explanation for the appalling abdication of their sworn responsibility to uphold our Constitution and to fulfill their duty to our military.

    Please, Governor Brewer, as one who has legal “cause,” exercise your authority to ensure a Constitution-based CinC for our soldiers. A fraudulent, foreign, anti-American CinC commanding our military is every bit as urgent an issue as illegal immigration and the usurper’s unlawful abuse of our laws and legal system in Arizona.

    As an aside, why you are expending time, effort, and resources in opposing him as if he is the president with the legal right to perpetrate his mayhem, when you, and ALL of the U.S. Governors, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court Justices and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, have the power to oust obama from office is utterly baffling to this citizen observer. Instead of knocking him right out with the KO punch you already have in your hands, you allow the beastie bully to abuse and terrorize American citizens without restraint.

    Further, I am at an abject loss to fathom why all judges and elected officials, even those being abused by o. themselves, even those who have the opportunity and the right, refuse, REFUSE, to do their simple, sworn duty by our service people . . . . . my loved ones, my friends. Neither argument nor reason suffices as explanation for the appalling abdication of their sworn responsibility to uphold our Constitution and to fulfill their duty to our military.

    Your, and their, own inaction is enabling and prolonging obama-the- despot’s vicious, orchestrated, attack upon our soldiers and our citizens. Flabbergasting to the max.

    Back on topic, I am not the first to make this request of you, nor will I be the last. For the sake of my own soul, though, I have to add MY voice. Otherwise, I bear a measure of responsibility for the blood of our betrayed troops. That weight is unbearable to me.

    Governor Brewer, God bless you, strengthen you, protect you, and empower you, according to His will and purpose, in the exercise of your office. While I support your current pursuits, I must call for expanded efforts to expose and remove our unlawful CinC. Bottom line is our loved ones and friends on the front lines require urgent and immediate back-up by our citizens and legitimate government.

  32. Posted by constitutionallyspeaking on April 28, 2010

    The following includes citations from Kent, Story & the Immigration & Nationality Acts of 1790, 1795 & 1802. It also mentions US Sec of State Thomas Bayard, whom I have already included in a previous article on the history of the definition of US citizenship. Bayard concluded in 1885 that the son of a German subject, born in Ohio, was not a citizen under the statute or the Constitution, because “he was on his birth subject to a foreign power, and not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States”.

    Brooklyn-Daily-Eagle-Sunday-February-26-1888-p-6 Pres eligibility

    it has a long talk about the 1700’s and 1800’s,but from what i can gather from this story is that the father must be a citzen to pass on citzenship

  33. http://constitutionallyspeaking.wordpress.com/category/us-congress-legislation/ this is a link to the page if this is legal,dont know if it means anthing.just trying to help

  34. Bill Cutting

    Thanks Kudos

  35. A suggestion for some of the brilliant writers on this site. We need someone to come up with a book called “THE CONSTITUTION FOR DUMMIES”. I have included an “image” list of Dummie books.

    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1512&bih=782&q=books+for+Dummies&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

  36. oldsalt79 | August 27, 2010 at 1:55 am |
    Jonah…………………………………
    Would PASSPORT records be a Genealogical component of a Genealogical oriented public library?
    ============================================
    Some library genealogy collections may have passport records. Maybe. Just guessing, but they are not likely to hold records as recent as 1960. Maybe someday soon I’ll make a trip to Fort Wayne and do some digging with you. Or maybe we could meet in Hawaii, but not necessarily Honolulu. You can bring Delores and I’ll bring my spouse. They can sip Mai Tais while you and I dig. 🙂 🙂

  37. ms. helga | August 27, 2010 at 8:08 am |
    ========================================

    I did that google “images” search yesterday for passport applications and came up with about 1,690,000 results. Lots of people found these documents somewhere. I wonder how many were from early 60s.

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