Posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on September 15, 1998 at 12:33:03:
In Reply to: Two Cities we're not in Kansas anymore. posted by New Kid on September 14, 1998 at 14:02:09:
Howard Freeman was convinced that federal
municipal law is now following in the
tradition of Roman Civil Law, e.g.
Roman numerals are I, II, III, IV, V;
Roman letters are SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUM
(aka SPQR), "the Senate and the People of Rome."
Other authors have contended that a name
spelled in ALL CAPITAL letters is, by law,
a "nomme de guerre" (or "name of war" in
French). I do not believe that "nom" is
the correct spelling, in proper French;
it may be French slang for "nomme".
We tested this theory, directly, in the
case of USA v. LOOKER, in which one of
the pleadings challenged the jurisdiction
of the court -- for presuming standing
by the "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" [sic].
Not only did we challenge the lawful
standing of this party; we also
challenged the right of the USDC to
proceed against LOOKER, when he has
never spelled his last name in that manner.
Simply put, that court was proceeding
against the wrong Proper Party.
The outcome should go a long way towards
explaining what happened: quite suddenly,
Looker turned on me, having been persuaded
to trash every single pleading which he had
already signed and filed on his own behalf.
I was stiffed for more than $7,000 in work,
after his pastor "gave me his word" that I
would be paid.
I believe that the attorneys which surrounded
him during his initial incarceration, were
frankly unable to avoid the likely consequences
of actually litigating these questions, so they
did an end run around them instead.
The cat was out of the bag, so to speak.
To locate the pleadings in question, use
Alta Vista to search for "nomme de guerre"
and then sort the results by focusing on
the pleadings in USA v. Looker, in the
Supreme Law Library.
Admittedly, that was our first attempt to
put these issues into formal court pleadings,
using formal English grammar and spellings,
so I for one would appreciate any and all
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Counselor at Law, Private Attorney General
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