By Anna Von Reitz
One of the red-herring issues we have had to fight is the idea that the "missing" Article III Courts mentioned in the Constitutions are the key to fixing our wrecked judicial system.
People think: our courts are missing, and these courts are missing, and therefore, they must be our missing courts....
Not so. The Article III Courts are Federal Courts of limited jurisdiction that used to be administered by the vacated Federal Republic and served by the Federal Marshals.
The only Article III Court still functioning is the Federal Claims Court.
Some of the functions that the Article III Courts once handled are now handled by the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.
So you can stop looking for the "missing" Article III Courts.
They will be restored once the Confederation of States and Federal Republic are restored, but even then, they won't be able to fix the justice system.
The answer to that lies much closer to home, with your own State Courts, which have been largely vacated since 1965.
People have been mistaking "State of State" Courts for State Courts, but look sharp.
The "Superior Court of the State of Nevada" is not the same as the "Superior Court of Nevada".
Your State Courts are courts of "general jurisdiction".
This means you can investigate anything you want and pretty much address any situation that causes injury to people or property.
There is only one caveat: you, yourselves, must each declare, record, and publish your birthright political status, form your State Assembly, and out of the ranks of your General Assembly membership, organize your Jural Assembly to staff and administer your State Courts and provide the Jury Pool for them.
This is the only way you can guarantee yourselves a jury of your peers.
The Jural Assembly is one of the Four Pillars of each State Assembly and for some reason, it has proven to be the hardest one to organize. People are stymied by the prospect of running their own courts, but it has to be done, and we are helped because our courts are extremely simple compared to the foreign courts we are used to.
Our own State Courts are the "missing courts" and their absence is what has allowed the court system to become a mockery.
I have suggested two handy guidebooks to help Assembly members with the basic education needed to set up their State Courts.
The first guidebook is called, "Establishing the Reign of Natural Liberty - A Common Law Training Manual" which is issued by the International Common Law Court of Justice.
The other is called, "Common Law Handbook for Jurors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs and Justices" and appears to be published by the National Liberty Alliance.
Both are available on Amazon and may be available soon on your TASA website store.
The first guidebook (above) is extremely helpful and to the point and academically correct. I have no reservations about it or the advice it gives -- with one caution. This is a guidebook for the exercise of Land Law, which is international in nature. Be aware that Local Law exercised at the County level is somewhat different and will require additional information before you set up your County Courts.
The second guidebook is published by the National Liberty Alliance and as usual with them, offers a plethora of helpful information that is correct overall, but also disjointed and confused.
As examples, this book gives an excellent short history of the Sheriff's Office, and then fails to make the necessary distinction between a Sheriff acting as a Peacekeeper and a Sheriff engaged in Law Enforcement. It talks about "registering" instead of "recording". They use Dog Latin (all capital letters) and rely on rulings from Federal Courts to shed light on American Common Law -- which the Federal Courts don't practice.
Another problem is NLA's emphasis on the importance and power of the Grand Jury -- which is true, except that the Grand Jury goes completely legless without an underlying court system to act upon its findings.
Which lack just happens to be what we are in the process of solving...
With all these issues against it, you might wonder why I would recommend this second guidebook by the National Liberty Alliance at all. I can only say that like most books published by the patriot community there are nuggets of gold in it and the nuggets are worth having, even if you have to be prepared to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Finally, we have a mega-tome, a monstrous good work, Excellence of the Common Law, by Brent Winters, who also gives workshops and seminars.
Go forth and conquer. Enter into your vacated courts of the people, your superior courts of general jurisdiction.
Organize your State Assembly. Identify your General Assembly using the declaration, recording, and publishing process; and then, pull together your Jural Assembly from the membership of the General Assembly, so that all is in accord with Law and Custom.