Chapter 4: My Book on the Calling of the First Article V Convention of the States

CHAPTER FOUR

by Montgomery Blair Sibley, ©2018, blogging at Amo Probos

(Dec. 30, 2018) — Monday, April 3, 2017 Morning

Come Senators, Congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
Bob Dylan
“Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All rise! All persons having business before the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting. God save the United States and this Honorable Court. The Honorable Chief Judge Merrick Garland presiding.” The Bailiff then turned as the door behind the bench opened and all eyes watched as Judge Garland, berobed all in black, entered and took his seat before the packed courtroom.
“Please be seated.  Madam Clerk, please call the case docketed for this morning.”  Judge Garland said.
“Sibley v. McConnell & Ryan, Case No.: 5259.” The Clerk said.

“Thank you Madam Clerk.  Would counsel please identify themselves for the record?”

“Peter R. Maier, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Counsel for the Honorable Mitch McConnell.”

“William Pittard, Deputy General Counsel for the Honorable Paul Davis Ryan”.

“Montgomery Blair Sibley, in proper per, your honor.”

“Thank you.  I have called you here today to announce the Court’s decision in Sibley v. McConnell & Ryan.  The reason for this extraordinary oral announcement will be made clear shortly and the written decision will be made available to all interested parties — and I see a large number of the members of the Fourth Estate present — at the conclusion of my rendering the decision.”

“While that written decision has the complete reasoning and specific case citations included, my oral decision today will omit those legal niceties in the interest of making this proceeding as clear and brief as possible.”

“In this appeal, Appellant, Montgomery Blair Sibley by the suit below sought: (i) A Declaratory Judgment that Sibley has the right, possessed by every United States Citizen, to require that the federal government be administered according to law; and, (ii) A Declaratory Judgment that Applications to Congress have been made by the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several States for a Convention for Proposing Amendments to the United States Constitution thereby obligating Congress to Call such a Convention which, to date, Congress has failed to call; and (iii) A Writ of Mandamus directing Congress to carry out the affirmative action of Calling for a Convention for Proposing Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

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