Saturday, August 20, 2011

US Constitution Invalid in Idaho


August 18, 2011


Private Attorneys No Longer Allowed

In a stunning, far-reaching and precedent-setting ruling issued by the
Idaho Supreme Court this past week, the right to confidential
communications between attorneys and individuals charged with crimes
under the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution henceforth is no longer
enforced in Idaho.

Without comment, the entire bench of the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled
that the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution no longer applies within
the boundary of Idaho. This result was obtained from the summary
dismissal of a complaint lodged against Assistant US Attorney Traci
Whelan by Attorney Edgar J. Steele, formerly admitted to practice before
all courts in the states of Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California, as
well as virtually all Federal Courts up to and including the US Supreme

Steele’s complaint about AUSA Whelan’s behavior first was sent to the
Idaho State Bar (ISB), and then was forwarded to the Idaho Supreme Court
because Whelan herself sits on the ISB attorney committee.

Attorney Steele’s complaint went much further than making out a
prima-facie case of criminal behavior on the part of AUSA Whelan and the
entire justice department of the United States of America up to and
including President Barrack Obama, not to mention his Attorney General,
Eric Holder, who nominally heads up the US Justice Department as all of
them are complicit in the intrusion into the former right to confidential
attorney/client communication.

“I asked them (the Idaho Supreme Court Judges) to take judicial notice of
documents in the custody of both the justice department and Idaho’s
Federal District Court,” said Steele, reached today in his jail cell in
downtown Moscow, Idaho.

“I wrote letters to attorneys plainly marked ‘Legal Mail’ and addressed
to lawyers with the title Attorney at Law. The FEDS opened those sealed
letters, photo copied them, then sent them back to me as part of their
pre-trial document production, a clear violation of US Constitution’s
Sixth Amendment guarantee of ‘Assistance of Counsel’ to criminal
defendants like me.”

For over 200 years the US Supreme Court has held that a criminal
defendant’s right to “Assistance of Counsel” is among the oldest of
rights held inviolate and necessarily includes the ability to communicate
in strict confidence with any attorneys about the defendant’s situation.
Until this week’s ruling by the Idaho Supreme Court, that is.

Steele alleged (and proved, by reference to documents both on file with
US District Court and included with his formal complaint) that AUSA
Whelan intentionally and secretly eavesdropped into conversations between
Steele and all three of his to-date “attorneys of record,” Roger Peven,
Robert McAllister and Wesley Hoyt. Conversations that Whelan invaded
included those made by telephone at two different county jails (Spokane,
Washington and Bonner, Idaho), in the attorney visiting booths at Spokane
County jail. Further, eavesdropping into attorney/client communications
also occurred in the previously-believed sacrosanct confines of the US
District Court’s own attorney-client interview rooms in the US Federal
District court building in Boise, Idaho.

The confidential conversations secretly recorded by AUSA Whelan spanned
several months, both prior to and directly following Steele’s trial and
conviction on four federal charges that, combined, could net him over 70
years in a federal penitentiary.

Steele alleges that the confidential information gleaned from his
conversations with his lawyers is what led to his conviction in what he
maintains is, “The phoniest, trumped-up, case I’ve ever seen.” The
Federal Judge Lynn Winmill who presided at Steele’s trial, ruled
retroactively on February 11, 2011 that Steele had “waived” his
attorney-client privilege simply by daring to speak with a private
attorney by phone, seeking to interview him for possible representation.
Thus, the Court’s Order provided AUSA Whelan with cover from being
charged with a variety of State and Federal felonies that could see her
put behind bars for as long a sentence as Steele now faces.

“Now that the Idaho Supreme Court has reinforced the federal judge’s
clearly illegal ruling without considering all the evidence,” said
Steele. “This gives the appearance of the vast conspiracy involving the
US Justice Department, the US Federal District Courts, Idaho Supreme
Court, the FBI, and local counties who fraudulently tell inmates that
their calls are not being recorded, then record them anyway, giving
copies over to the U.S. prosecutor. This is what a police state is based
on, absolutely no privacy when even the pretense of attorney
confidentiality is gone. Even now, it can be seen that both Idaho’s
‘private’ state bar association and its supreme court are conspiring with
the Feds to deprive its citizens of their Constitutional rights.”

Steele added that applicable RICO statutes could net hundreds of State
and Federal officials, law officials that is, lengthy prison terms
including both Governor Butch Otter and President Barrack Obama. “Now
it’s going to be up to the US Supreme Court,” concluded Steele as Idaho’s
Latah County Sherriff’s deputies led him away to continue his now 14 plus
month incarceration for a crime he claims he can prove he did not commit
if granted the new trial he is seeking. The last trial was handled by an
attorney in such deep remorse over his personal disbarment that he could
not concentrate or perform his job as Steele’s trial counsel.

Federal Judge Lynn Winmill can be reached at: Chief Judge, District of
Idaho, Federal Building, 550 West Fort Street, Suite 039, Boise, Idaho

US Attorney General Eric Holder’s address is: U.S. Department of Justice,
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001

Idaho Governor Butch Otter can be contacted at: Office of the Governor,
State Capital, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720

“Help me, please,” cried out Steele as he was dragged away “somebody
please make them obey the law protecting attorney client privileged
communications or we are all doomed.” Idaho state officials refuse to
comment upon whether Idaho’s state constitution has also been suspended
by this week’s Idaho Supreme Court ruling, as it, too, obtained a
provision formerly thought to provide a measure of confidentiality to
communications between criminal defendants and their attorneys.

Steele offered himself for interview by any legitimate media
representative during regularly-scheduled visiting hours at Latah County
Jail, Moscow, Idaho. (Telephone number: 208-882-2216).

1 comment:

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