In an article “Is there any gold inside Fort Knox, the world’s most secure vault?” the London Times discusses the firm’s work for GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee) in using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain information about the Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve’s use of what it calls “gold swaps.”
Bill Olson was a guest on Conservative Roundtable’s Television show to discuss health freedom issues. Among the matters discussed was the Daniel Chapter One case, where our firm is assisting in the defense of a health-related ministry promoting herbal and alternative medical products from an attack by the FTC. Information about the FTC attack on this ministry.
World Net Daily ran a story entitled “Appeals Decision Awaited in Broken Gun Case: Man serving 30 months for loaning rifle that malfunctioned” on the Olofson case, which our firm is handling.
Herb Titus was a guest on the Lou Dobbs Tonight television show today, to discuss the Olofson case, which our firm is handling. He appeared with Len Savage who had been a witness for David Olofson at trial.
Today, in the lead story in World Net Daily, Herb Titus discussed the constitutional obligation of the Electoral College to determine whether a candidate is constitutionally-eligible to be President, there being concerns raised as to whether Barak Obama is a “natural born Citizen.”
Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution states: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
Bill Olson was quoted in an article in Broadcasting & Cable on proposed Federal Election Commission Regulations relating to electioneering ads in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision in Wisconsin Right to Life II.
An Associated Press article discussed the case now pending in the 10th Circuit in which we filed an amicus brief for Gun Owners’ Foundation on behalf of the State of Wyoming. Herb Titus of our firm was interviewed for the article, and quoted as saying “the Wyoming case is significant because the issue of whether restoration of gun rights is defined by federal regulations or state law is pending in trial courts around the country.”
Today Bill Olson was a guest on the Glen Beck Program on CNN Headline News to discuss the amicus brief filed in the Ramos/Compean case, and how the brief explains that Ramos and Compean were charged with, tried for, and convicted of a federal crime that does not exist.
Bill Olson’s 2001 statement about the increased risk to our liberties at times of war now appears in a collections of quotations about war at the following website: http://allthingswilliam.com/war.html
“There’s no question that historically the liberties of a people are at greatest risk in times of war, because it is in times of war that people are willing to sacrifice liberty for security and for their country.”
~ William J. Olson, in WorldNetDaily (September 2001). Executive power grab on tap at White House?
Today Bill Olson was quoted in an article in the Washington Timescommenting on a lawsuit based on “public nuisance” law filed by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer against General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
Former firm attorney, Honorable James E. Gates, has been appointed to serve as a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Appointed for an eight-year term, Judge Gates will handle a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including misdemeanor trials, preliminary hearings and pretrial criminal motions.
Judge Gates had previously worked for the Raleigh, North Carolina firm of Maupin, Taylor, PA.
Business Mailers Review reported on the Haldi-Olson paper “Enhancing Competition By Unbundling the Postal Administration” in an article entitled “Unbundling Offered as Way to Modernize Mail.” Business Mailers Review subscription information can be found athttp://www.businessmailersreview.com.
Herb Titus was quoted in USA Today in an article as to how the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the McCreary and Van Orden cases could affect other displays of the Ten Commandments around the country.
Herb Titus was quoted in U.S.A. Today in an article discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of oral argument in two Ten Commandments cases. “Court Enters Debate over Display of Commandments” by Joan Biskupic.
The February 14, 2005 issue of the Business Mailer’s Review contains an article about a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit holding that prison inmates have a right to receive bulk mail that they had requested. This article also discusses the observations of Bill Olson, FSC Legal Co-Counsel, as to the possible application of the principle established in this case to State Charitable Solicitation Laws. If prisoners can receive mail without government approval, perhaps someday citizens can receive mail from nonprofits without the sender being approved by the states. Business Mailer’s Review subscription information can be found at the Business Mailer’s Review Website.
In this article, Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, discusses the Paul Plaintiffs’ constitutional challenge to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and how our freedom of the press arguments surfaced at oral argument through questions posed by various Supreme Court Justices.
An article quoted Bill Olson criticizing the Bush Justice Department’s defense in the U.S. Supreme Court of President Clinton’s proclamation restricting access to seven national monuments and to millions of acres of public land.