Tag Archives: December 19

Blagojevich update US Supreme Court appeal, December 19, 2015, Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 20, 2016, Not denied yet significant?

Blagojevich update US Supreme Court appeal, December 19, 2015, Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 20, 2016, Not denied yet significant?

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

 

Rod Blagojevich attorney Len Goodman filed an appeal, petition for a writ of certiorari, with the US Supreme Court on November 17, 2015.

The SCOTUS then had a response indicated by December 21, 2015.

No. 15-664
Title:
Rod Blagojevich, Petitioner
v.
United States
Docketed: November 19, 2015
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Case Nos.: (11-3853)
  Decision Date: July 21, 2015
  Rehearing Denied: August 19, 2015

 

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 17 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 21, 2015)

This response has been extended to January 20, 2016.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/15-664.htm

The Blagojevich appeal has not been denied yet.

Is this significant?

Here are some cases that have been denied.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/121415zor_8n59.pdf

 

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LTC Lakin support, CDR Kerchner radio interview, December 19, 2010, Court martial discussion

 LTC Lakin support, CDR Kerchner radio interview, December 19, 2010, Court martial discussion

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

 

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine

From CDR Charles Kerchner December 19, 2010.

For Immediate Release – 19 December 2010

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) of PA and William Baer of NJ (who both attended the LTC Terry Lakin court martial which convened on 14-16 Dec 2010 at Ft Meade Md) will be guests on the Rule of Law – Live and Let Live radio show 90.1 FM out of Austin TX hosted by Gary Johnson on Sunday, 19 Dec 2010, at 10 p.m. EST. They will be discussing and answering questions with the host about the LTC Terry Lakin court martial trial and other matters regarding Obama’s constitutional ineligibility to be President and Commander in Chief.

http://www.ruleoflawradio.com/

For more information on the LTC Terry Lakin court martial see these two websites:
http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/
http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com/

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
www.protectourliberty.org

From CDR Charles Kerchner

“LTC Terry Lakin stood up for us all in his effort to support and defend the Constitution.  The Congress has failed him when he wrote letters as a soldier to Congress people asking for a Congressional Inquiry into Obama’s exact legal identity like that same Congress investigated John McCain.  The Congress did nothing. The legal system in the USA both civilian and domestic failed him.  He has now paid the price for his courage.  As I write this he is imprisoned in Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas starting a sentence of six months.  His wife was a stay at home mom raising their three young children. As part of his punishment he has lost all pay and benefits and any future retirement opportunities. Upon release from prison he will be dismissed from the Army. We must now stand up and financially support Terry Lakin and his family in his moment of need.  Please visit this website and make a financial contribution large or small to this specialized fund dedicated to supporting Terry and his family while he is imprisoned.  I have.

http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com/

I thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Sincerely,

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
http://www.protectourliberty.org

I agree with and support CDR Kerchner’s efforts.

I want to take this further.

I am going to push for a reversal of this kangaroo court’s findings.

I am going to push for LTC Terry Lakin to be reinststed with rank and privileges and then to receive a promotion.

I am going to insist that Congress step up and do the job they should have done at the latest in January of 2009.

LTC Terry Lakin, an American Hero and Patriot.

Senate and House daily digest, Saturday, December 19, 2009, Sunday, December 20, 2009, Monday, December 21, 2009, Senate 1:00 AM vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Reid

From the The Library of Congress Daily Digest, Saturday, December 19, 2009 and Sunday, December 20, 2009, approx 9:45, ET Sunday.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

 

Daily Digest

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

    Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 3326, Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

 

 

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Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S13471-13555

Measures Passed:

Continuing Resolution: Senate passed H.J. Res. 64, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2010, clearing the measure for the President.

Page S13477

Measures Considered:

Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act–Agreement:Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 3590, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:

Page S13477

Pending:
Reid Amendment No. 2786, in the nature of a substitute.

Page S13477

Reid Amendment No. 3276 (to Amendment No. 2786), of a perfecting nature.

Page S13477

Reid Amendment No. 3277 (to Amendment No. 3276), to change the enactment date.

Page S13478

Reid Amendment No. 3278 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2786), to change the enactment date.

Page S13478

Reid Amendment No. 3279 (to Amendment No. 3278), to change the enactment date.

Page S13478

Reid Motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Finance, with instructions to report back forthwith, with Reid Amendment No. 3280, to change the enactment date.

Page S13478

Reid Amendment No. 3281 (to the instructions (Amendment No. 3280) of the motion to commit), to change the enactment date.

Page S13478

Reid Amendment No. 3282 (to Amendment No. 3281), to change the enactment date.

Page S13478

During consideration of this measure today, Senate took the following action: The motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, were rendered moot.

Page S 13473

A motion was entered to close further debate on Reid Amendment No. 3276 (to Amendment No. 2786) (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Monday, December 21, 2009.

Page S13477

A motion was entered to close further debate on Reid Amendment No. 2786 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Monday, December 21, 2009.

Page S13477

A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Monday, December 21, 2009.

Page S13477

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 1:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 20, 2009, with the time until 1:30 p.m. to be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders; that beginning at 1:30 p.m., and until 11:30 p.m., there be alternating hour blocks of time, with the Republicans controlling the first hour block; that at 11:30 p.m., Senate then recess until 12:01 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2009; the time until 1:00 a.m. be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees; with the Majority Leader controlling the final 10 minutes prior to 1:00 a.m., and the Republican Leader controlling the 10 minutes immediately prior; that at 1:00 a.m., Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Reid, and other manager’s amendment.

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House Messages:

Department of Defense Appropriations Act: By 88 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 384), Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 3326, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, after taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Rejected:

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Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate with Amendment No. 3248 (to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment), to change the enactment date. (By 63 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 382), Senate tabled the motion.)

Page S13476

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
Reid Amendment No. 3252 (to Reid amendment No. 3248), to change the enactment date, fell when Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate with Amendment No. 3248 was tabled.

Page S13472

By 63 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 383), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive section 311(a)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and all budget resolutions with respect to Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill. Thus, the point of order raised was rendered moot.

Page S13476

Messages from the House:

Page S13489

Additional Cosponsors:

Page S13490

Amendments Submitted:

Page S13490

Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total–384)

Page S13476

Adjournment: Senate convened at 6:45 a.m. and adjourned at 5:34 p.m., until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2009. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S13555.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committees meetings were filed.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 1 public bill, H.R. 3845; and 2 resolutions, and 2 H. Res. 923-924 were introduced.

Page H15506

Report Filed: A report was filed on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 as follows: H.R. 3845, to extend and modify authorities needed to combat terrorism and protect civil liberties, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111-382, Pt. 1).

Page H15506

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Edwards (MD) to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.

Page H15505

Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Gene Hemrick, Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC.

Page H15506

Communication from the Sergeant-at-Arms: The House received a communication from Wilson Livingood, Sergeant-at-Arms, wherein he notified the House that the time previously appointed for the next meeting of the House was to be 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Pursuant to clause 12(c) of rule I, the Sergeant-at-Arms notified the House that an imminent impairment of the place of reconvening at that time is due to the weather.

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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page 15506.

Quorum Calls–Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and at 12:03 p.m. stands in recess until approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2009.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

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No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House
No committee meetings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE
1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20  
Senate Chamber

Program for Sunday: Senate will continue consideration of the H.R. 3590, Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act, with alternating hour blocks of time for debate until 11:30 p.m. Senate will then recess until 12:01 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2009, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Reid, and other manager’s amendment at 1:00 a.m., on Monday, December 21, 2009.

 http://thomas.loc.gov/j110/j110index1.html

Ben Nelson caves in, Nelson backs Senate health care bill, Harry Reid, December 19, 2009, Last minute compromise

From Fox news, December 19, 2009.

“Reid Unveils Health Compromise, Wins Nelson’s Support”

“With a self-imposed Christmas deadline at stake, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid engineered a last-minute compromise that has won the support of the lone Democratic holdout and clinched the required 60 votes to pass a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.

Democratic leaders offered Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska a deal similar to the $300 million in Medicaid aid Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana got for her support, numerous sources told Fox News.

When asked about this, Sen. Kent Conrad, a key Democratic leader involved in the negotiations with Nelson, said, “Oh, it’ll be much more.”

The conservative Nebraska Democrat announced his support in a news conference Saturday, adding that he reserves the right to vote against the final bill if substantial changes are made by House and Senate negotiators.

Marathon negotiations with the White House and Senate Democratic leaders produced fresh concessions that will mean additional abortion restrictions in the legislation.

The compromise package Reid released Saturday also puts new limits on insurance company  profits.The measure would require insurers in the individual market to spend 80 percent of premiums on medical care. The requirement for group policies would be 85 percent.

That would limit overhead and profits. Children could not be denied coverage for health problems.

On abortion, the measure would let states disallow coverage in new insurance exchanges.”

“With Nelson’s vote, Obama’s Senate allies would have the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster by Republicans.

That gave Nelson enormous leverage as he pressed for concessions that included stronger restrictions on abortions to be covered by insurance policies offered in a newly overhauled health care system. Officials said he was also seeking to ease the impact of a proposed insurance industry tax on nonprofit companies, as well as win more federal funds to cover Nebraska’s cost of treating patients in Medicaid, the state-federal health care program for the poor. These officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks, said the administration and Democratic leaders had offered concessions on those points.

The Nebraska Democrat has already rejected one proposed offer on abortions as insufficient, and the presence in the talks of Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., indicated additional changes were on the table.”

“Gone is a government insurance plan modeled on Medicare. So is the fallback, the option of allowing aging baby boomers to buy into Medicare. The major benefits of the bill won’t start for three or four years, and then they’ll be delivered through private insurance companies.”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/18/nelson-cites-real-progress-health-care-talks/

Obama indictment, Will Obama be arrested?, Patrick Fitzgerald, December 19, 2008, Rod Blagojevich, Byron York article, National Review, Blagojevich investigation, Could the Blago Scandal Ensnare Team Obama? You Betcha

Why Barack Obama should be indicted

Part 10

One or more of the following events should happen:

  • Obama steps down.
  • Obama is forced to prove eligibility.
  • Obama is indicted and/or arrested.

If one of the above does not occur within a few months,
perhaps we should look to the Declaration of Independence
or Thomas Jefferson, for our next strategy.

The last article in this series, Part 9, used the same criteria
that the Chicago Tribune used to incriminate Blagojevich, to
incriminate Obama. Rod Blagojevich has been arrested. There is
no reason to not indict Barack Obama. If you have been reading
the articles on the Citizen Wells blog about Obama’s ties to
corruption in Chicago and IL, then you know that there is much
evidence for Patrick Fitzgerald to go over.

Obama’s ties to Blagojevich, Rezko and many other corruption
figures is starting to surface more with the Blagojevich scandal
being constantly in the news. Now the National Review has an
article dated December 17, 2008 that raises the possibility that
the Blagojevich investigation may implicate Obama and/or his staff.  

“December 17, 2008 12:00 AM

Could the Blago Scandal Ensnare Team Obama? You Betcha.
If you don’t think it can, you don’t know prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

By Byron York

Will the Blagojevich scandal damage the incoming Obama administration? Given Rod Blagojevich’s profane railings against Barack Obama, revealed on federal wiretaps, few observers believe — although none know for sure — that the Obama camp engaged in any pay-for-play dealings with the governor, and therefore few see any legal problems for Team Obama resulting from the criminal investigation.

But that’s not the only way the incoming administration might be caught up in the Blagojevich affair. The probe is being conducted, after all, by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the man who prosecuted one of the most intensely investigated and politically charged perjury-and-false-statements cases in Washington history. In that case, the Plame affair, no one was charged with any underlying crime, yet several Bush administration officials went through repeated sessions before a grand jury, plus interviews with investigators, with their statements subjected to extraordinarily close scrutiny. You don’t think the Blagojevich matter could cause trouble for Obama? Then you haven’t looked closely enough at the Plame affair.”

“But we do know that something big is going on. “There is a lot of investigation that still needs to be done,” Rob Grant, who is the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Chicago, told reporters at the news conference announcing the Blagojevich charges last week. “There are critical interviews that we have to do and cooperation we need to get from different people.” At the same press conference, Fitzgerald himself added, “We have a tremendous amount of information gained from the wiretap and bugs that occurred over the last month and a half or so….One of the things we want to do with this investigation is to track out the different schemes and conspiracies to find out which ones were carried out or not and who might be involved in that or not. And that’s something we haven’t done yet. Now that we’ve gone overt, we’ll be interviewing people and figuring that out.””

Read more here:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YTg2NzI4MWVhY2I1OWQ3NTE5YmNhNGRiM2E3OGQxMTY=

Blagojevich statement, December 19, 2008, Patrick Fitzgerald, USDOJ, Arrest, IL impeachment proceedings, Obama senate seat, FBI wiretapping

** Update Below **

Governor Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to make a statement today,
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time at the  James
R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

Governor Blagojevich was arrested as the result of an ongoing
investigation of “pay to play” corrupt politics in Chicago and
Illinois and as an offshoot of the Tony Rezko trial.

Governor Blagojevich has been recently quoted as saying:

“I can’t wait to begin to tell my side of the story and to address
you guys and, most importantly, the people of Illinois. That’s who
I’m dying to talk to,”

“There’s a time and place for everything. That day will soon be
here and you might know more about that today, maybe no later than
tomorrow.”

The Citizen Wells blog has been reporting on Rod Blagojevich since April
2008 as well as the ties to Obama and corruption in Chicago and IL.

** Update **

Here are some quotes from the Blagojevich news conference:

(he is the victim of)  “false allegations and a political lynch mob”

“I am dying to show you how innocent I am,”

“I am absolutely certain that I will be vindicated. … I have on  my side the most powerful ally there is, and it’s the truth.”

“I will fight this thing every step of the way. I will fight, I will fight, I will fight, till I take my very last breath. I have done nothing wrong.”