21 March 2007
Court to decide whether to hear
Michael New's case soon!
(District of Columbia) - The US Government
finally got it's brief filied with the Supreme Court after two extensions of time, on March 20. We have ten days, and with
the long weekend, until 2 April to file our Reply, but it won"t take that long.
You may view the Government's Brief
on our website at http://www.mikenew.com/ as the latest entry under Legal Documents. Our Reply will be posted as soon as it is available.
We'll try to have
a commemntary upon the government's case up on-line soon.
If four Justices vote "YES", then our case will be scheduled
for Oral Auguments. If fewer than four, then our legal fight for the sovereignty of our military and our nation may
be at an end.
Thank you all for your prayers and your support in all ways, many of you for a over a decade. We now
have a new generation to educate.
Daniel & Suzanne New
Former SPC Michael New
Michael New Action Fund
Real Americans don't wear U.N. blue!
(Donations are not tax-deductible, but they sure will make you feel good! :c)
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Dr. Herbert Titus - email@example.com
Government gets another extension in Michael New case
(Washington) - The Supreme Court has granted the Justice Department a new extension, that
they may be prepared to file their brief in the case of former Army Specialist Michael New. This is the government's
second request for an extension of time. According to Daniel New, Project Manager for the Michael New Legal Defense
Fund, "It's easy to see why the government is unprepared. They've spent eleven years treating this case with contempt
and arrogance. Now, for the first time, they have suddenly realized they are going to have to produce some serious legal
work in order to defend the total abuse of justice that they have practiced for over a decade."
At issue in
this court is the Standard of Review, along with the twin issue of Due Process. Spc. New was court-martialed
in 1996, and was denied permission to introduce evidence in his own defence that would have proven that the United Nations
uniform that he was ordered to wear was unauthorized; that the chain of command under a Finnish general officer was unconstitutional;
and that the deployment itself to Macedonia was
illegal. The Army merely ruled that "evidence is not a fundamental element of the defence." That decision was
upheld by the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, and by the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces. Not being allowed to
present evidence in his own defence, and acting with orders of the judge, the panel (jury) found him guilty in fifteen minutes.
It has not been so easy to make him go away since that time.
The brief filed by Michael New's attorneys can be found
here. The amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief filed by the National Institute of Military Justice in support of Michael New may be found here .
Should the Supreme Court grant Oral Arguments, after reviewing this case some time around May
of this year, those arguments will probably be set for the Fall Session.
After Oral Arguments, the Supreme Court
can uphold the lower courts' rulings, or they can remand the issue back to any lower court for an argument on the merits of
the case - something that has not yet happened in nearly a dozen years.
The ultimate issue is the question of whether
U.S. citizend can be forced to serve in a military capacity under a foreign power, against their will, having taken an exclusive
Oath of Allegiance to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Constitutional attorney, Dr.
Herbert W. Titus of Virginia, contends, "It is nothing less than a bait-and-switch tactic to recruit young people to serve
their country, and then switch them over to serve, and perhaps die in service to the United Nations." Titus is lead
counsel on the legal team arguing Spc. New's case before the Supreme Court.
Real Americans don't wear U.N. blue!
See what other veterans have to say about Michael New's stand, and if you're a veteran, add your name:
Veterans organizations have also spoken on this subject:
Offer still stands: Every person currently in uniform, and as yet to
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- Michael New Action Fund (MNAF)
- P.O. Box 100
- Iredell, Texas 76649
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