Common Law Grand Jury – Knitting clubs in all 50 states

They have found enough people per state to vote to have the CLGJ knitting club established in their respective states.

Of course, the expectation is that now the CLGJ can no longer be stopped… ROTFL, it will be enjoyable to see them fail in their filings. There is just no legal precedent for the CLGJ, not even from Scalia.



10 thoughts on “Common Law Grand Jury – Knitting clubs in all 50 states

  1. Weird, common law is all built on legal precedents. It’s unfortunate that some people have confused it with divine law. Oh well…

    common law
    the part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Often contrasted with statutory law.

    See also Wikipedia or the Legal Dictionary or Berkeley Law

    Common law is generally uncodified. This means that there is no comprehensive compilation of legal rules and statutes. While common law does rely on some scattered statutes, which are legislative decisions, it is largely based on precedent, meaning the judicial decisions that have already been made in similar cases. These precedents are maintained over time through the records of the courts as well as historically documented in collections of case law known as yearbooks and reports. The precedents to be applied in the decision of each new case are determined by the presiding judge. As a result, judges have an enormous role in shaping American and British law. Common law functions as an adversarial system, a contest between two opposing parties before a judge who moderates. A jury of ordinary people without legal training decides on the facts of the case. The judge then determines the appropriate sentence based on the jury’s verdict.

  2. I see:

    Anglo Saxxon (sic) Law:

    Anglo-Saxon law (Old English ǣ, later lagu “law”; dōm “decree, judgement”) is a body of written rules and customs that were in place during the Anglo-Saxon period in England, before the Norman conquest. This body of law, along with early Scandinavian law and continental Germanic law, descended from a family of ancient Germanic custom and legal thought. However, Anglo-Saxon law codes are distinct from other early Germanic legal statements – known as the leges barbarorum – in part because they were written in Anglo-Saxon, instead of in Latin. The laws of the Anglo-Saxons were the second in medieval Western Europe after those of the Irish to be expressed in a language other than Latin.

    Of course what we are discussing here is the concept of Common Law as it exists in the United States, which originated from British Common Law and developed in accordance with common law principles of precedent.

    Anglo Saxon common law was clearly pre-Christian so I am not sure that such an argument would be of interest to the NLA.

    Common Law:

    the traditional unwritten law of England, based on custom and usage which developed over a thousand years before the founding of the United States. The best of the pre-Saxon compendiums of the Common Law was reportedly written by a woman, Queen Martia, wife of a Briton king of a small English kingdom. Together with a book on the “law of the monarchy” by a Duke of Cornwall, Queen Martia’s work was translated into the emerging English language by King Alfred (849-899 A.D.). When William the Conqueror arrived in 1066, he combined the best of this Anglo-Saxon law with Norman law, which resulted in the English Common Law, much of which was by custom and precedent rather than by written code. By the 14th Century legal decisions and commentaries on the common law began providing precedents for the courts and lawyers to follow. It did not include the so-called law of equity (chancery) which came from the royal power to order or prohibit specific acts. The common law became the basic law of most states due to the Commentaries on the Laws of England, completed by Sir William Blackstone in 1769, which became every American lawyer’s bible. Today almost all common law has been enacted into statutes with modern variations by all the states except Louisiana which is still influenced by the Napoleonic Code. In some states the principles of common law are so basic they are applied without reference to statute.

  3. Now if you are arguing Divine Common Law, then the concept of a theocracy renders this somewhat in violation of our Constitution. There is just no good foundation for a Divine Common Law, as it depends on the acceptance of a Divine entity and our ability to know what is lawful and unlawful.

  4. Law is like baseball.

    The only way it can be played is if everyone follows the established rules. Players cannot just say “I don’t recognize that rule.” They cannot say “I was following the rules baseball had in Boston in 1859.” It just doesn’t work.

  5. It is tempting to argue that any group of people can convene a ‘grand jury’, of course, there is no good foundation for such principles. In our Nation, the statutes enacted have created a Grand Jury system which is convened by the Court but which operates separately from the court, with limited powers given to the Court. This was stated in US v Williams, where the majority opinion, written by Scalia, ruled that the court cannot force the prosecuting attorney to present exculpatory evidence to a Grand Jury.

    The ruling provides no foundation for the belief that anyone can convene a grand jury however. That role has been granted to the Court and statute. And for good reason because it would be unworkable if any group of people could just convene a ‘grand jury’. In addition, it is well established that a prosecutor may decline to pursue an indictment or presentment from the Grand Jury.

  6. “Ah, I see… You are confusing British common law for Anglo-Saxxon Common Law.”

    I get it now. He’s arguing that the Norman conquest was a globalist, NWO, Illuminati conspiracy to create a one world order and every law created after that point is null and void. How dare the Normans invade and conquer another land. The Anglo-Saxons would never have done such a thing.

  7. “Ah, I see… You are confusing British common law for Anglo-Saxxon Common Law.”

    Oh. In that case, we don’t need to worry about grand juries, which didn’t come into existence until British Common Law was formed. We do need to start creating minor nobility, on the other hand…

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