Ammon Bundy has filed a pro se petition on behalf of himself, Ammon Bundy for Governor, The People’s Rights Network, Diego Rodriguez, Freedom Man PAC, and Freedom Man Press LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Idaho today.
The purpose of the petition is to establish that the Federal court has jurisdiction and is the proper venue for the case. The petition states,
“Jurisdiction and Venue is proper before this Court pursuant to Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1441 et. seq.; Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1443 et. seq., in that this case involves Federal Civil Rights violations against Petitioners and also done under color of law; and Title 28 Section 1446. Venue is proper also pursuant to U.S.C. Title 28 Section 1391 et. seq.Advertisement
Additional Jurisdiction and Venue for this action in that it involves a Federal Question, Title 28 U.S.C. Section 31. and Title 28 U.S.C. Sections 1343(3) and (4).
Furthermore, Jurisdiction and Venue is proper before this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1441 (b)(2) and 28 U.S.C. Section 1332, as this case involves controversies between citizens of different states, where the matter in controversy exceeds the sum or value of $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs.”
The petition lists complaints regarding the amount of documentation that has been served upon Bundy and Rodriguez. It also details what the petitioners call “heavy-handed tactics” used by Holland & Hart – the attorneys for St. Luke’s – as well as the Fourth District Ada County court.
“The heavy-handed tactics against pro se litigants are not just by the Respondent’s counsel but by the State Court as well, depriving Petitioners of meaningful and procedural due process under color of law. The State Case raises issues of Federal Constitutional magnitude that cannot be addressed in the State Court forum due to the current tactics by Respondents and the State Court itself.
Petitioner/Pro Se Litigants Ammon Bundy and Diego Rodriguez have and will continue to suffer the unlawful conduct of the Respondents and State Court until or unless this Court will remove the case from State Court and transfer to the United States District Court.”
The petition concludes with the prayer for relief from the Federal Court:
PETITION TO TRANSFER CASE FROM STATE COURT TO FEDERAL COURT (1)
“PRAYER FOR RELIEF
WHEREFORE Petitioners PETITION this Court for an ORDER TRANSFERRING the Idaho Civil Case, CASE NO. CV01-22-06789 be transferred to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for The District of Idaho, as soon as possible that Petitioner may be heard and Federal questions addressed, as well as any other relief deemed just and proper under the circumstances.”
Idaho Dispatch reached out to Holland & Hart, the law firm representing St. Luke’s Hospital in the matter. No response has been received at press time.
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