Lawyer-instigated rules limit citizen access to courts

The Madison County Record Aug. 24, 2008, 8:45am

To the editor:

Chiseled above the doorway of the U.S. Supreme Court are the words, "Equal Justice Under Law." It is the duty of cognizant citizens who have been denied "equal justice" to defeat this lie and make it true.

The First Amendment to the Constitution on the United States contains the phrase " petition the government for a redress of grievances." How does the U.S. Supreme Court evade the mandate of the First Amendment? The Court has foisted a set of Rules on this nation that makes it impossible for all unsophisticated citizens to comply with when petitioning the Court.

One example among many of this evasion of the First Amendment can be found in the obvious and intentional disparity between Rule 32 of Appellate Procedure and Rule 33 of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rule 32 requires that court documents be on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper, printed on only one side, whereas Rulew 33 requires that 6 1/8 x 9 1/4-inch paper is used and must be printed on both sides.

Any cognizant citizen who reads the Rules of the U.S. Supreme Court will recognize the deception and evasion of the First Amendment by the U.S. Supreme Court. Rule 33 and other "Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States" are clearly unconstitutional. These rules were instigated by lawyers to prevent non-lawyers having reasonable access to judicial process.

Most citizens and the news media are not aware of how far the judicial branches of the U.S. government have usurped the authority of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court is out of control by the people.

The Court cannot be allowed to continue its delusion of omnipotence. The only prudent restraint on the Court by individual citizens is for citizens to alert the news media about acts of judicial corruption.

Does this newspaper dare to investigate and report?

Charles D. Sullivan

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