Friday, January 16, 2009

Court says "No"

The Supreme Court today issued writs for certiorari in six cases. Unfortunatley Haas v Peake was not among them. Today is a sad day in the judicial annals of the United States when the highest court in the land fails to take action to override clear error on the part of a lower court, particularly on a ruling canon developed by the Supreme Court itself.

Executive power continues to eat away at Legislative power.

The Haas case is now dead.

Which leaves us with one last chance: Congress.

Congress now must move quickly to pass the enabling legislation to restore the benefits to the Blue Water Navy, Blue Sky Air Force and TLC Veterans.

Note: This probably signals the end of the Haas stay, which ended a few weeks ago, but there apparently was no move to end it by the DVA. Now that the Haas case is dead, denials should begin coming through fairly soon. WE URGE YOU ALL IN THE STRONGEST TERMS TO APPEAL ALL DENIALS. We are unsure of the language of the new Agent Orange Equity Act at this time, so protect yourself from the possibility of inactive periods between claims due to failure to file an appeal.

More information as it comes in.


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