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Maine Sovereign Citizens Merletti, McCarthy Resurface as Part of “LePage Vs Mills” Judicial Case

Posted on February 26, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Wayne Leach, an unnamed supporter and Phil Merletti in the Hall of Flags, 1/8/15.

Wayne Leach, an unnamed supporter and Phil Merletti in the Hall of Flags, 1/8/15.

On the day that Governor Paul LePage swore Maine’s three constitutional officers into office (albeit breaking from modern day tradition with two behind closed doors in his cabinet room and the third publicly in the Hall of Flags), there were a few other people of note outside the governor’s office and trying to get a few moments with LePage- to wit, his chums Phil Merletti and Wayne Leach.

You remember… the ones, along with Aroostook Watchman Jack McCarthy that Mike Tipping made famous last year? Here’s a timeline to refresh your memory.

IMG_2872Anyhoo… seems that a little birdie told these fellas that they would be well served to submit an amicus brief to the Maine Supreme Court, as part of Governor LePage’s going to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to squeal on the oh so very mean Attorney General Janet Mills, who won’t let Paul play with all the toys.

He hasn’t been so mad since the Legislative Council made him move his TV from behind the stairs!

But back to Merletti and McCarthy, because there is more than a dash of irony in them filing the papers in the first place. As was questioned by Portland Press Herald’s Greg Kasich: “Do they recognize the supreme court?”

It is a wonder, to be sure. But see for yourselves!

Here are the entire proceedings, as shared on the State of Maine Judicial Branch “Governor’s Request for Opinion of the Justices” page of the case. Click on “Brief of Lise McLain and Dorothy Lafortune”, to find where Merletti and McCarthy pop up.

Now this is where the legal clown car gets a tad crowded- the above “Motion for leave to participate in the oral argument“. Merletti and McCarthy asserted today in court that their vast experience as researchers is required by the Court, for the Court to fully understand the case. Needless to say, this motion was summarily denied by the Court.

Indeed, Justice is blind.

(To be updated)

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