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TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 10; CONTINUANCE FILED
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 20, 2012) — Atty. Van Irion has announced The LCDR Fitzpatrick Legal Defense Fund to assist Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III in his criminal case in Monroe County and in possible future legal actions. Irion is now representing Fitzpatrick and has filed several motions on Fitzpatrick’s behalf as of today.
Irion has requested a continuance and change of venue motion in the case which was scheduled for trial by Judge Walter C. Kurtz in May. A certificate of service containing all of the motions filed with the court was sent to the District Attorney General’s office in Athens, TN today.
Atty. Irion specializes in constitutional law and has an active case pending with the U.S. Supreme Court in regard to the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to have his name placed on ballots across the country as a presidential candidate in 2012. Irion is founder of Liberty Legal Foundation, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to “strategically challenge flawed legal precedent to restore our Constitution” and has a private law practice located in Knoxville.
Irion has also challenged the constitutionality of the health care bill known as “Obamacare,” with more than 30,000 individuals and business entities becoming plaintiffs in the case.
The Post & Email has interviewed Irion on his Georgia ballot challenge, which has now reached the U.S. Supreme Court. A second eligibility case has been appealed from the state of Arizona to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, with presidential candidate John Dummett listed as a plaintiff. A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit ruled last year that a presidential candidate could challenge another’s qualifications during the election cycle rather than after the election.
Fitzpatrick was charged with “tampering with government records” after he picked up several papers from a table in the lower courtroom of the Monroe County courthouse on December 7, 2011. After officers went to Fitzpatrick’s home and found him not there, they returned with arrest and search warrants signed by an unidentified person, seizing Fitzpatrick’s computer and scanners and jailing him until February 9, 2012. Assistant District Attorney General Paul D. Rush has attempted to paint Fitzpatrick as “criminally insane” and The Post & Email as lacking in “ethics” and “integrity” for reporting on the public corruption just recently corroborated by a major Tennessee online and print newspaper in business since 1869.
The Post & Email has filed an ethics complaint against Rush, who has two other such complaints pending.