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Liberty Legal loses

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed the decision of a Tennessee district court that attorney Van R. Irion and the Liberty Legal Foundation must pay sanctions to the Tennessee Democratic Party in the amount of $10,563.25. The original lawsuit was almost identical to another suit Irion filed in Arizona District Court. After dismissing the case, US District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson ruled that the lawsuit was frivolous and ordered sanctions to be paid to the Defense. He wrote:

…Plaintiff knew or reasonably should have known that the claims in this case had no basis in law. Specifically, counsel for Plaintiffs reasonably should have known that Plaintiffs lacked standing to pursue their claims…

The Circuit Court affirmed, saying:

…the district court correctly set out the applicable law and correctly applied that law to the case…

Judge sentences Fitzpatrick to 3 years

Calls him a “moral coward”

Judge John Blackwell had no sympathy for Walter Fitzpatrick’s claims of defending the constitution, as he sentenced the former Navy Lt. Commander to 3 years in jail with the possibility of parole after serving 30% of the sentence following a June conviction on felony charges of extortion and aggravated perjury.

The judge was quoted by defense attorney Van Irion as saying: “I’m sick and tired of all these people who want to talk about their Constitutional rights.” The context of that remark, if accurate, was not readily available.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, something over 25 people were in the court gallery to support Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was taken into custody following the sentencing. For a first-hand account of the hearing:


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Fitzpatrick sentencing hearing August 19

I have not been a close follower of Walter Fitzpatrick III and his battle against the grand jury system in Tennessee that led him to some jail time. His most recent conviction has a sentencing hearing in Athens, Tennessee, next Tuesday, August 19. Fitzpatrick has not been cooperating with the process, refusing to meet with probation officers.

So the schedule is:

  • August 18 at 8 AM – Prayer breakfast at the Cracker Barrel
  • August 18 at 3 PM – BBQ at the Athens Regional Park
  • August 19 – Sentencing hearing

The Abel Danger radio show is interested, and Lt. Col. Field McConnell, Ret., that show’s host, will be at the hearing. Some fellow named William “Wilky” Fain (of William Fain Productions) will be making video which promises to uncover widespread corruption in Tennessee family courts.

Here’s a video from yesterday about Fain making the video including Sharon Rondeau. (Warning: Cookies are eaten during the video).

In other Fitzpatrick news, Attorney Van R. Irion filed a motion for a new trial, as well as to suspend sentencing pending appeal.

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Walter Fitzpatrick: Guilty!

One-man birther crime wave Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III was found guilty of two felony counts: aggravated perjury and extortion.

The McMinn County jury began deliberations this morning and returned its verdict later in the day.  He was not found guilty of stalking and harassment. Fitzpatrick was arrested last March on four charges stemming from allegations that he harassed and stalked a grand jury foreman. According to the indictment, reports the Daily Post-Athenian covering McMinn and Meigs Counties :

…it was claimed that Fitzpatrick "did unlawfully and intentionally threaten … to take action known to be unlawful…"

Fitzpatrick is also accused of making "a false statement, under oath, during or in connection with an official proceeding," as well as engaging in "a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested and actually caused (his alleged victim, a former member of the McMinn County Grand Jury) to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested."

Fitzpatrick was represented by well-known attorney, and failed judicial candidate, Van R. Irion.

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Most information on Fitzpatrick comes via the birther web site, The Post & Email, and there is also a Facebook page about his legal troubles.

Walter Fitzpatrick Legal Defense Fund I know many of you have been asking what you can do personally to help Walter Fitzpatrick in the wake of his recent arrest on felony charges in McMinn County Tennessee. I understand that his bail has been reduced from $50,000 to $20,000, but that’s still a big chuck of change, and then there are the attorney’s fees to Van R. Irion.

Fret no longer. There is a PayPal button made just for you at the LCDR Fitzpatrick Legal Defense Fund web site. You can also donate by check to:

Fitzpatrick Legal Defense Fund
c/o Law Office of Van R. Irion
800 S. Gay St., Suite 700
Knoxville, TN 37929

Donations sent directly to Obama Conspiracy Theories will be put on my MySonic card and used to buy Tater Tots®, none of which will be offered to Mr. Fitzpatrick. 😳


Fitzpatrick is reportedly out on bond.

Pro birther

Photo of Walter FitzpatrickWalter Fitzpatrick III is back in jail again on grand-jury related charges. According to The Post & Email, Fitzpatrick was arrested today on four counts related to stalking and harassment of McMinn County Tennessee grand jury foreman Jeff Cunningham. Fitzpatrick had been previously convicted in another county after he tried to force his way into a grand jury room to present evidence against Barack Obama.

Birther attorney Van R. Irion is representing Fitzpatrick pro birther. Attorney Irion would seem to be a good choice in this case because of his experience with the Liberty Legal Foundation in representing persons exercising their rights to obnoxious speech such as the wearing of southern heritage (Confederate) symbols in school.

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