It has been reported that Terry was finally released on a $14K bond, $1000 per indictment, late afternoon October 30.
From the reports of the people present in the court, it appears that Terry had planned to appear in court with a lawyer, who failed to appear. Rather than have the hearing delayed further, the presiding Judge allowed Terry to proceed with his own defense.
Terry argued that he is not a flight risk, is not a career criminal, and is not violent. The prosecutor argued that Terry should be given no bond because of his disrespect for the Court and laws for failing to have appeared.
The issue of ankle bracelets was discussed but Dixie County lacks such devices.
It sounds as if Terry has dropped foolish ‘sovereign citizen’ like attempts to argue, which had led to his arrest at his arraignment where he was prepared to argue that he was a 3rd party representative for Terry Trussell. The judge did not allow Terry to argue such foolishness and when Terry did not announce his personal presence in the court, the court issued a capias for his arrest.
Let’s hope that Terry finds a good lawyer who can get him a plea bargain of no jail time and probation. Terry may wish to pursue a not guilty argument, however he and his friends have done a great job supporting the various elements necessary for a guilty verdict that such a path may be quite risky. Then again, I am not a laywer, so what can I say other than share my personal observations.
Orly Taitz was back in court after having failed so many times before, to enforce a quarantine against immigrants. The Texas Court and Judge, held another hearing and the Judge destroyed Orly’s remaining hope that she may prevail this time…
The judge observed that Orly likely cannot show standing
Hanen cautioned her that it is “doubtful” that she would have standing to sue based on the Ebola virus.
Regarding her request for a travel ban, Hanen said that everyone needs to keep in mind what is within the province of the court, and what is within the province of the United States Congress and the Executive Branch. Noting that while he might or not agree with a ban, she might have to show him where he would have authority to issue one, and referred to the well-known saying that, “judges are appointed, but they are not anointed.”
Is the judge asking for actual case law?… Poor Orly…
“If you want to go there, you are going to have to show me,” Hanen told Taitz. Taitz told Hanen that he has the right to issue a writ of mandamus to force Burwell to issue an order of quarantine. But Hanen pointed out that the law authorizes, but does not mandate that Burwell issue such orders.
Orly asks a puzzling question… Has she forgotten that she filed a lawsuit?
“Why are we here if you find there is nothing you can do?” Taitz asked Hanen amid his observations. “We are here because you filed a lawsuit,” Hanen told her. “I’ll let you question the witness Dr. Taitz, not me,” he added.
8 hours of wasted resources…
Contrary to claims made here, the docket does not show that the claimed stipulations stand unrebutted. I find it hard to understand why people cannot properly check the docket?
U.S. District Court
District of Maine (Portland)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:14-cr-00083-DBH-1
Case title: USA v. MESSIER et al
Date Filed: 06/18/2014
Quite funny… I do not consent. What a fool. Refusing a lawful order, escalating in what one can hope to be some real jail time.
A persistent, but meritless myth amongst many Sovereign Citizens is that the ‘fringed’ flag in the court rooms indicates that the court is under Admiralty jurisdiction.
The American Legion explains
Fringing of the flag is neither approved of nor prohibited by the Flag Code. The American Legion considers that fringe is used as an honorable enrichment to the Flag. Additionally the courts have deemed without merit and frivolous, lawsuits that contend that the gold fringe adorning the flag conferred Admiralty/Maritime jurisdiction.
Terry Trussell Notice of Indemnification
STATE OF FLORIDA
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR DIXIE COUNTY FLORIDA