For the newbs: Purpura is a birther; he was the plaintiff in a 2012 New Jersey ballot challenge in which Purpura's attorney, Mario Apuzzo, got schooled.In September 2010, New Jersey citizen, military veteran and constitutional scholar Nicholas Purpura and co-plaintiff Donald R. Laster filed a 19-point lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare,” which eventually was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in late 2011. The law, passed in December 2009 without a single Republican “yea” vote, was unconstitutional, Purpura and Laster maintained, because as a revenue-raising bill, it should have originated in the House of Representatives in accordance with Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution.
He and Laity should go in together on postage for their pointless paper-throwing crusades.Purpura’s latest communication with The Post & Email concerned a new project which he believes could restore constitutional governance in all 50 states, not only in regard to New Jersey Second Amendment issues, but also the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Nearing age 80, Purpura said he sees this latest effort as a mission. The documents he drafted, which contain extensive citations of case law, demand that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee act to remove judges who have committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” by failing to uphold the principles contained in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Purpura's "writ." A petition for a mandamus writ is a request for an order to direct someone to do something. Legislatures don't entertain writs; if you want a legislature to do something, you just ask, like ... in a letter. And if you want an order to force the legislature to do so something, you file that petition in a court. ("For completeness," Purpura now is just recycling some paper he had thrown at SCOTUS.)“Selective enforcement by the judiciary places the Court and the ruling jurist above the law,” Purpura wrote in a Writ of Mandamus directed to the committee. “Such actions would be a violation of their oath of office and equates, on the part of the Court, to a seditious and treasonous crime. This is according to Supreme Court concurring ‘stare decisis’ authorities.”
Unlike Laity, Purpura's bright enough to know he'll be ignored (just not for the reasons he believes).“Two weeks ago, Donald Trump, Jr. came out and said he wants to form a task force on the Second Amendment,” Purpura said. “If you read my Writ carefully, you can’t argue with me. Every liberal and conservative judge has ruled on these cases. This is not just a Second Amendment argument. The First Amendment is free speech.” As for the Sixth and Seventh Amendments, Purpura said, “Habeas corpus was abandoned with the January 6 arrests.”
“So I’m putting out my brief. I’ll wager that no one at the Supreme Court or the entire judiciary can stand before me and try to prove me wrong; you cannot. So what they’re going to do is ignore. That’s been the modus operandi of our Congress and the Judiciary.
“This is a national issue, and it’s time to go public. The Writ of Mandamus puts everybody on the spot. It goes to the First Amendment, protection of the 14th Amendment, addressing the abuses of the Sixth and Seventh — the entire Bill of Rights. All of them swear to it and then violate their oaths of office. Most people don’t realize there is no expiration date when you take that oath.
“I’m on a ‘hit list’ for uncovering corruption back in the 80s,” Purpura said, “but they wouldn’t give me a carry permit in New Jersey. The FBI came here and said, ‘You’re on the jihadist kill list.’ In the Writ, there is a special note: I have carry permission in other states, but not in New Jersey.
I'm no constitutional scholar like Purpura, but last time I counted noses, there aren't enough votes for the Republicans to unilaterally impeach, convict, and remove any federal officer.Last week, Purpura informed us, he sent his documents to all Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. “It’s a waste of time and money to send it to the Democrats,” he said.
Getting fact-checked by Rondeau in her puff piece bout you.“I know as a pro se I won the case against Sebelius and all the way up there,” Purpura told The Post & Email. “I won the Second Amendment against Christie; I did one against [current New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy.
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The Supreme Court denied the plaintiffs’ petition for a Writ of Certiorari in January 2012 [against Sebelius], and a petition for rehearing was “denied without comment” the following month.
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“The lower courts repeatedly violated the [Second Amendment] and ignored all the case law examples in there,” Purpura said, for which the Supreme Court ultimately denied certiorari on October 30, 2017.
To be very generous, it sounds like Purpura pulled some Klaymans, i.e., threw papers at a court, and his papers accomplished nothing, but they were aligned with others' cases that did ultimately persuade a court. In other words, taking credit for a result you didn't create.