Help to free Bradford Metcalf

This is not your Grandfathers Justice System

In 1998 a militia man was prosecuted as a terrorist by Janet Reno's Justice Dept.  He is serving 40 years without ever hurting anyone.  His major sins were refusing a plea bargain (they offered 3 years but he was innocent) and defending himself (any lawyer is "an officer of the court" not just a counselor of the person paying him) at trial.  Here is the overall story:

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In BATF trials, they are often careful to establish jurisdiction - not so here.  This is Brad's motion to the Supreme Court for dismissal for lack of jurisdiction.

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This is Brad's petition for Habeas Corpus based on:

    1. ex parte communications between the judge and law officers

and on

    2. Brad being  actually innocent. 

The petition was dismissed on 3/31/2014.  Many people are interested in defending the Constitution but what can we do? 

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Brad's case illustrates many of the ills of today's Justice system: the militarized police forces, bureaucrats making law, "War on X" (terror, drugs, crime: name something bad to sweep aside restraint), confiscation regulations (Brad lost his $40K retirement nest egg when the Feds confiscated his (legal) gun collection - none were returned), court-appointed lawyers (they think their only job is to carry plea bargains between the govt. and the 'accused' - his parents wanted to help but were told that a real defense would start at $10K and go up with no guarantees, regardless of his innocence), plea bargaining combined with draconian sentencing if you go to trial and lose (these are reasons why 96% of Federal cases 'cop a plea'), Appeals Courts passing through a prosecutor's reply as their opinion (even if it utterly fails to address the issues), et c.

"I don't want to hear constitutional arguments in my courtroom".

Federal Judge Richard Enslen, Western District of Michigan, 1998.

Here is a subsequent motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction:

Recent submissions - here is a request for a Writ of Habeas Corpus in the US District Court of Southern West Virginia: