Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(September 9, 2015)
In my last Court Case Update of August 15th, I described how, in my opinion, the judge in my case had acted improperly by attempting to dismiss my case for lack of jurisdiction, and that I had tried but was unable to change judges. I had to tutor him on the law under which I was appealing the Arizona Corporation Commission’s decision. The judge then gave the ACC until the end of last month to respond.
I mistakenly assumed he meant respond to my appeal. Actually he meant respond to my explanation as to why the court had jurisdiction. The law under which I appealed is so clear, so straightforward, it never occurred to me that it would be a bone of contention.
And so it was that on August 28th, the ACC responded that my case should be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The ACC put forth the bizarre argument that my appeal was really a second appeal to their December decision, and they dug up some case from 1963 which they thought supported their position. The case was cited in a footnote to their bogus assertion.
I looked the case up and it actually supports my position! You can read all about it in my reply to the Defendants. In my reply I also uncover proof of an open conspiracy at the ACC to violate the law and my rights under law.
Don’t be put off by its 20 pages. The appeal itself is only 6 pages, double spaced. The rest is all supporting material.
I filed the reply yesterday at the court. It will be interesting to see how the judge rules on what to me is just more typically lame (and lawless) ACC jive.
Sadly the judge did not see the forest for the trees and caused yet another delay.