Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
There is no question that this SB 277 case will go all the way to the United States Supreme Court. It is designed to do exactly that. The issues argued in it are THAT important to the American scene.
So, get ready for a knock-down, drag-out fight, with those, within our government system, and private drug corporations, who believe that THEY own our bodies, and our children’s bodies, and that THEY, the government of the moment and their corporate cronies, can do whatever THEY want to any American, at any time they choose.
The people we are up against believe in total control of our lives, with THEM making all of the decisions for, and about, us.
It is, if you think about it, the SAME argument coming forward in our Presidential election. Establishment Hillary Clinton is all about BIG Government running us all, and Trump is about bringing the REAL America, economy and all, with its Constitution, back to life.
The fact is that the next US President will decide who fills the empty seats on that US Supreme Court – and will make a difference what kind of Supreme Court we will be standing in front of with our SB 277 case.
So, people, four days ago we were a little anxious about what would happen with the implementation of SB 277. Today, we have landed at Normandy, so-to-speak. Now we need to fight our way into the enemy’s heartland, and take it away from them. Can we do that? Yup…
The Cavalry Has Arrived…
So let’s talk about the upcoming battle.
Now that the lawsuit attacking SB 277 has been filed with the San Diego Federal Court (last Friday, July 1st 2016) it goes into the system.
On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 it will be given a case number, and will be assigned to a specific Judge, who’s Staff will put it on the schedule for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) action.
Here’s the way this works:
Let me make this clear – all of this activity is to get the Court to order the a permanent SHUTDOWN of SB 277, not allowing it to go forward in any way.
According to Federal Court Rules the TRO decision should happen within TWO days of the time they first look at the paperwork. There may, or may not, be a formal Hearing. The Judge may make a decision based on what he has in his/her hands, or he/she may want the attorneys present. We won’t know until the Judge decides which way he/she wants to go.
The first thing is that the Judge will either issue a TRO, or he/she will not. Regardless, a date will be set to argue the next step, which is the Request for Preliminary Injunction. Enough time will be allowed for the Defendant’s legal team (the California Attorney General, etc) to prepare their response.
Between the TRO and the Preliminary Injunction Hearing, you can be absolutely certain that legal briefs will be exchanged. The State will officially squeal like a stuck pig, in writing.
Good… Because the war will be on.
There is another document (filing) I am about to show you. It is called, simply enough, a “MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION.” Click on the underlined name (Whitlow Memo in Support TRO PI 7-1-16) and you can read the whole original document.
Yes, it reads like the original lawsuit complaint. Lawsuit documents are VERY repetitious.
Of course we are getting media interest. I’ve already had an inquiry from the biggest TV network in San Diego. It would be very nice if we had some notice about when the TRO hearing was going to happen. Maybe we will, and maybe we won’t.
But, keep in mind that mainstream media IS NOT GOING TO BE FRIENDLY despite their smiles when they ask for an interview. If you submit to an interview without someone guiding you, I can promise they will make you look like a drooling serial killer attempting to spread bio-waste on playgrounds.
So, people, if you want to do a rally, or something, carefully plan your media.
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen