Courtesy of Lise from Maine
Take particular notice that county attorneys, sheriffs, justices of the peace and clerk of courts are all commissioned. Not so today. County attorneys have been replaced unlawfully by the district attorney which is STATUTORY only.
For your information, Justices of the Peace are NO longer situated in the Judicial Department and so is the Notary Public office.
The commissions EXCEPT for two (2) of them follow Article 9, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Maine:
1. Must be in the name of the state, and
2. Must have the signature of the governor, and
3. Must be signed by the Secretary or his deputy, and
4. Must have the seal of the state.
The two (2) older ones of 1825 ONLY shows the “name” of the seal with surrounding stars (stars?). I don’t believe that these two (2) actually
follow the said article as above-mentioned. The actual copy of the seal must be a part of the commission.
I have ordered four (4) more commissions (have to pay for them), and those show a very different seal.
I just ordered more commissions yesterday, and I am awaiting a response.
Remember what a commission ACCOMPLISHES. It provides the one so named in his commission a public office and a title.
Some questions come to mind. Does anyone have answers?
What is a County Attorney and what is his role?
First of all, he is a constitutional, public officer, and this public officer is mentioned in Article 9, Section 2 of the “original” Constitution of the State of Maine.
He is a commissioned public officer, and he has a “dual” role in that he operates “for the state” and also acts “for the county.”
He operates in the county, and takes instructions from the Attorney General whenever the county is a party to a cause.
The County Attorney position was unlawfully abolished in 1973 and replaced with the “statutory” district attorney. I have yet to see a “commissioned” district attorney.
Still checking it out.
I have a book called “History and Civil Government of Maine” by W. W. Stetson, State Superintendent of Public Schools, published in 1898 and here is what is says about the County Attorney (pages 172 and 173):
“The county attorney is elected by the people of the county for a term of two years. It is his duty to prosecute all civil and criminal actions in which the county is a party.
He conducts the defense in all suits against the county, and enforces the collection of all debts, fines, and forfeitures accruing to the State in his county; represents the county in all matters of law; investigates claims, and is the legal adviser of the county officials; instructs and is the advising officer of the grand jury of the county.”
Does anyone see anything wrong with this as above-mentioned in that book?
Continuing about this book “History and Civil Government of Maine” by W. W. Stetson, State Superintendent of Public Schools, published in 1898.
It states in part on page 205: Office of the Grand Jury:
“In the performance of its duties its deliberations are secret, and its members are sworn to keep secret the evidence submitted.
Only the county attorney, as the prosecuting officer of the court, can be present at its sessions and have knowledge of its proceedings.
It is among the duties of his office to appear before it, present accusations of offenses, and submit evidence to show probable guilt of those accused.
If, after hearing the charges and evidence, twelve or more jurors decide by vote that the evidence submitted shows the probable guilt of the accused, an indictment is made out in legal form by the county attorney, is properly signed and attested, and reported to the court, and the accused is then held for trial.”
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS?
Does anyone know?
Grand Jury proceedings are kept secret UNLESS a witness says something contrary to what he said under oath in the Grand Jury room in a trial.
The attorney general provides evidence and the names of the witnesses to the Grand Jury if the state could be a party to the situation.
The county attorney is supposed to provide evidence and the names of witnesses to the Grand Jury if the county could be a party to a situation.
NEITHER the attorney general nor the county attorney is supposed to be present in the jury room.
Why is that?
To avoid influence plus it is the “people’s power” to participate in a jury.
It is the people’s power and NOT any prosecutors such as the attorney general and the county attorney.
They alone decide what witnesses, if any, that they will interview in the jury room. They, themselves, review the evidence and decide if there is “probable cause” regarding the accused. They do not decide the fate of the accused; that is the job of the trial by jury of his peers.
The mere fact that public officers have a title, have some delegation of power, and some knowledge is enough to cause “influence,” and this cannot be allowed to happen.
This could cause the people’s power to be diminished and cause some jurors to “look up” to the county attorney for answers.
In the 1898 book as above-referenced the county attorney is the “advising officer” of the Grand Jury.
This is fraud and treason against the people as he has grabbed the people’s power for the county.
Nowadays, prosecutors have “hijacked” the Grand Jury process, and justice is NOT administered by the Grand Jury any longer. The people today don’t even know their own power as jurors.
They have been dumbed-down by the school system.
What I need to find out is “when” did the county attorney “begin” to be the “advising officer” of the Grand Jury.
Does anyone know?
Please post your findings or research in the “comments” section of this post. Your help and input is most important.
Talkshoe Radio – The Grand Jury With Guest Lise DuPont, Researcher and Author of “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?” Listen HERE.
1) the purpose of the grand jury 2) selection of the grand jury……..
l. Of the organization of the grand jury
2. The extent of the grand jury’s jurisdiction
3. The mode of doing business
4. Of the evidence to be received
5. Of presentments
6. Of the secrecy to be observed by the grand jury
This is referenced in Bouvier’s 2nd Edition (1843), Grand Jury, click here.
Talkshoe Radio – The Grand Jury With Guest Lise DuPont, Researcher and Author of “Where Did The Original Constitutional State Go?” Click here.