Amendment XI - Article III - Admiralty and Maritime Law


Mary M. McCormick
Amendment XI - Article III - Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tue Sep 2 17:52:36 2003
64.140.158.20

Amendment XI
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.amendmentxi.html

The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.

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Article III

Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articleiii.html#section2

Admiralty and Maritime Law United States Legislation, Regulations, Rules and Case Law

United States Constitution, Article III - Admiralty jurisdiction
http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/courseresources/admiralty.php

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This is the FINAL nail in the coffin of FREEDOM!!!

Billy-Joe..Mauldin




TO ALL COUNTY SHERIFFS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FELLOW AMERICANS

A growing number of concerned, alarmed, and dismayed individuals, as
well as groups, are becoming aware of a dangerous move to ELIMINATE
LOCAL COUNTY SHERIFFS' OFFICES and LOCAL law enforcement. The tradition
of local government emphasizes the importance of local sheriffs as the
SUPREME AUTHORITY in the counties. That is why the sheriff is elected
by the people, not appointed. The county sheriff, as the only elected
law enforcement position in the county, and holding this traditional
position of high authority, can step in to uphold his duties of
protecting the people of his county. A sheriff is a part of our system
of checks and balances so that government cannot misuse its authority.

Local sheriffs MUST NOT abdicate their authority or duties to ANYONE
(judges, government, county commissioners, local chieftains etc.) except
TO THE CONSTITUENTS THEY SERVE as a proper functionary of local county
government. That is why the sheriff is elected by the people, not
appointed to become a mouthpiece, instrument, or representative of the
Federal Government or any of its agencies.

The plan to climax local government and 'federalize' counties by the
elimination of sheriffs has been revealed by many sources over the years
as it has been a gradual process in its implementation--gradual but
steady-- as the people, as well as law enforcement, have slept during
the encroachment. Most recently an article authored by Betty Freauf,
former Oregon Republican State Party Secretary, has been written.
Another source is Bernadine Smith of the Second Amendment Committee, who
revealed in an article that a local sheriff in Ohio has corroborated by
saying, "it is coming--it's true." Further confirmation is seen in the
actions in some counties as federal marshals have already moved in as a
"partner"
and one sheriff in Ohio has already declared himself A FEDERAL AGENT !!!

John McManus, William Norman Grigg, William Jasper, and Jack McLamb have
also researched and published information on this important matter.
(See reverse side for further sources of documentation, reference,
research and study).
Centralizing, streamlining, regionalizing, militarizing, federalizing,
revamping law enforcement to enhance command and control systems is
contrary to our form of government and should not be a prerogative of
the Federal Government no matter for what reason. More recently county
and state functions are further usurped by the Federal Government via
Homeland Security and the Patriot Act (elected representatives didn't
EVEN READ nor were they allowed to view this bill before its passage
according to Rep. Ron Paul -Texas). Homeland Security advances the
goal in State Department Document # 7277, which requires a "force" to
preserve internal order and that "force" will be a military force
completely ignoring the
1878 Posse Comitatus Act which prevents any armed forces from conducting
arrests on civilians.

Both local police and sheriff's departments are being transformed from
local entities, protecting and serving the people from criminals, into
instruments of the Federal Government, thus instead of serving the
people, they, like the rest of us, are becoming servants of the Federal
Government as it encroaches into every segment of our very lives. This
is contrary to our system of government and must be stopped if we are to
remain free as a nation and free as individuals.

The hallmark of all tyranny, and terrorism itself, has always been
nationalization of police power and the TRANSFER OF ITS LOYALTY TO A
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT where the goal of the nationalized law enforcement is
the MAINTENANCE of power to that central government, and anyone speaking
out or rising against the implementation and takeover by that government
is labeled a "domestic terrorist".

Federalizing and militarizing civilian law enforcement systems should be
a RED ALERT to draw a sharp line in the sand between the two. If not,
our system of government will be unified and transformed from
representative government to a dictatorship type government. All
sheriffs should stand tall; we the people will stand with you, as YOU
SERVE US in your duty to PROTECT us----the hour is late, but with
diligent effort we can reclaim local control of government and retain
the offices of the elected county sheriffs so help us God !!!

Carolyn Lanham, pclanham@iwaynet.net,
Committee to Keep the Offices of Sheriffs Elected, not Abolished, and
Law Enforcement Local
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Sources for Information, Research, Reference, and Study Federalizing
Crime http://www.americasfuture.net

Bernadine Smith- Second Amendment Committee
http://www.libertygunrights.com/

Federalizing State and Local Law Enforcement
http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1597.cfm

Is America a Police State?-speech by Rep. Ron Paul delivered on the
floor of House June 27,
2002 http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2002/cr062702.htm

CATO Handbook for Congress: The Expanding Police Power
http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb105-17.html

Constitution Society http://www.constitution.org/mil/law-attn.htm

The New American Magazine-Local Police Under Seige May 11, 1998
http://www.thenewamerican.com/

Toward a Police State-(keep them local ) (includes shocking government
Document 7277) Fall/Winter special edition 1994 Operation Vampire Killer
2000-The Lawful Path Jack McLamb
http://www.geocities.com/cherubim2021/vampirekillerhtml
http://www.geocities.com/shrubim2015/policestate.html

Federal Regionalism-the Abolishment of Local Government
http://www.barefootsworld.net/regional.html

Alex Jones http://www.infowars.net/

Videos----911 Road to Tyranny, America-Destroyed by Design, Police State
1 and 11 Analysis of Patriot Act ll (Domestic Security Enhancement Act)
www.infowars.com

Shield (Magazine of the Law Enforcement Alliance of America)
http://www.leaa.org/shield/winterspring2000/feds.html

Patriot Act 1 and 11-read the document itself
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:h.r.2975:

Homeland Security-read the document itself
http://www.epic.org/privacy/homeland/homeland_security_act.html

Jo Hindman 1313 (book) Metro Regional Government
http://www.sweetliberty.org/beware_metro2.html

Col. Archibald Roberts- Committee to Restore the Constitution
http://www.webaccess.net/%7Ecomminc/

CCOPS -Concerned Citizens Opposed to Police State http://www.ccops.org/

Global Tyranny-Step by Step (Book) by William Jasper article, "Rise of
the Garrison State," www.jbs.org/congress/alerts/homeland/garrison.htm

The United Nations Global Straitjacket (Book) by Joan Veon
http://www.womensgroup.org/

Betty Freauf-article "Good Cop, Bad Cop, No Cop"
http://www.newswithviews.com/Betty/Freauf35.htm


Article III

Section 1. The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.

Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.

In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.

Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articleiii.html#section2




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