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CHALLENGE TO THE    JURISDICTION OF THE COURT

 

COURT DETAILS

 

Court:                            Local  Court of New South Wales

Division:              Criminal

Registry:               Parramatta

Case numbers:      H 379976164.

 

TITLE OF PROCEEDINGS...................................................................                                                                          

 

Prosecutor:           NSW POLICE

Defendant:            John Wilson

 

FILING DETAILS/ADDRESS FOR SERVICE

 

Filed for:                       John Wilson

Address for service:       19 Elm Place,

North Rocks, NSW 2151.

 

CHALLENGE DETAILS

 

This Challenge to the Jurisdiction of the Court is to be filed at Parramatta on 16th September, 2009 at 9:30am and is to be determined by a Special Jury.

 

 

RELIEF CLAIMED...............................................................................

 

The Plaintiff claims RELIEF that: (1) a Special Jury adjudge that the Local Court of New South Wales, Parramatta Registry, has no Jurisdiction to proceed summarily, ie: without Trial by Jury, in this action; (2)  this action proceed by Trial by Jury.

 

CHALLENGE GROUNDS

 

This Challenge to the Jurisdiction of the Court is made on all grounds, including Subject Matter, Relationship and Competency.

 

In any action, both parties must give their clear and unequivocal consent to be without a Jury.  Without that consent, the Court has no Jurisdiction to proceed summarily and the Jurisdiction of the Court must be challenged.  This Challenge can only be judged by a Special Jury. Should a Judge or Magistrate disregard or dismiss this Challenge, then he or she is liable to imprisonment for 5 years. Should a Judge or Magistrate disregard or dismiss this Challenge, that is a violation of Due Process and the Rule of Law.

 

Due Process is a course of legal proceedings according to rules and principles that have been established in a system for jurisprudence for the enforcement and protection of private rights. Due Process derives from early English Common Law. The first concrete expression of the Due Process idea embraced by Anglo-American law appeared in the 39th Article of Magna Carta 1215. (Encyc. Brit.)

 

“Once jurisdiction is challenged, it must be proven.” (Jagens v. Lavine, 415 S.Ct.768). “Jurisdiction can be challenged at any time, even on final determination.” (Basso v. Utah Power & Light Co., 495 2nd 906 at 910). “Where there is an absence of jurisdiction, all administrative and judicial proceedings are a nullity and confer no right, offer no protection, and afford no justification, and may be rejected upon direct collateral attack.” (Thompson v. Tolmie, 2 Pet. 157, 7 L.Ed. 382; Griffith v. Frazier, 8 Cr. 9, 3L. Ed. 471).

 

I do not consent to be without a Jury.  The Court has not obtained my consent to be without a Jury which is clear and unequivocal.  I have not signed a Memorandum of Consent to be without a Jury and allow this Court to proceed summarily.

 

I am a flesh and blood human being and “have liberty in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 2: 4).

 

The Right to Trial by Jury is an inalienable Right of all Freemen (Part 1 - Constitutional Enactments listed in the NSW Imperial Acts Application Act 1969 No. 30, Second Schedule).

 

It is the Rule of Law that is (1.)  The supremacy of law. and (2) a feature attributed to the UK constitution by Professor Dicey (Law of the Constitution, 1885). It embodied three concepts: the absolute predominance of regular law, so that the government has no arbitrary authority over the citizen; the equal subjection of all (including officials) to the ordinary law administered by the ordinary courts;  and the fact that the citizen’s personal freedoms are formulated and protected by the ordinary law rather than by abstract constitutional declarations.(Oxford Reference, A Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press)

 

I am not a bonded slave and not a legal fiction.

 

I am a Freeman, the equal of any other Freeman, and have the Right to the lawful Judgment of a congregation of twelve other Freemen gathered together as a Jury, with each Juror asking “So help me God”, in order that they can administer Justice.

 

I am a sovereign human being created by God.

 

A Legal Maxim says, “Rights never die”.

 

The words of the Royal Coat of Arms say, “Honi soit qui mal y pense” and “Dieu et mon droit”.

 

I am of the People and Australia is a Democracy, which translates from the Greek to “People Rule”.  We the People exercise our Sovereignty, ie: our ultimate authority to make and impose laws, through the unanimous Judgments from Trials by Juries. These Judgments are the Common Law.

 

“Common law doth control Acts of Parliament and adjudge them when against common right to be void” (Lord Edward Coke).

 

No Act of Parliament can take away my Right to Trial by Jury.

 

No “evil counsellors, judges and ministers” can be allowed to subvert and/or extirpate the laws and liberties of the People (see: Bill of Rights 1688).

 

To deny Trial by Jury is to deny Democracy …..and to deny Democracy is Treason, ie: a violation of allegiance.

 

 MAGNA CARTA 1215,  CAP XXXIX:  "No freeman shall be taken indeed imprisoned, either dispossessed, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, nor pass over  him, nor send over him, except by means of the legal judgment of his own equals indeed the law of the land.  To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay, Right or Justice.".

 

The CONFIRMATION OF THE CHARTERS, 1297 says:  “…that the Great Charters of Liberties and the Charter of the Forest, which were made by common assent of all the realm, in the time of King Henry our father, shall be kept in every point without breach….we have granted that they shall be observed in all points, and that our justices, sheriffs, mayors, and other officials which under us have to administer the laws of our land, shall allow the said charters in pleas before them and in judgments in all their points….And we will that if any judgment be given from henceforth, contrary to the points of the charters aforesaid, by the justices or by any other ministers that hold plea before them against the points of the charters, it shall be undone and holden for naught.”

 

The PETITION OF RIGHT, 1627 says:  in section 3.  And where also by the statute called, The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, it is declared and enacted, That no freeman may be taken or imprisoned, or be desseised of his freehold or liberties or his free customs, or to be outlawed or exiled, or in manner destroyed, but by the lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.” and in section 8. “That the awards, doings and proceedings, to the prejudice of your people in any of the premises, shall not be drawn hereafter into consequence or example.” 

 

The SUPREME COURT PROCEDURE ACT No. 49, 1900 says under section 3. “(1)  In any action by consent of both parties the whole or any one or more of the issues of fact in question may be tried, or the amount of any damages or compensation may be assessed by a Judge without a jury.”.

 

The COMMON LAW PROCEDURE    ACT No: 21, 1899 are relevant to the conduct of proceedings in this or any matter before the Supreme Court of New South Wales: “s.256.  Upon the hearing of any motion or summons, the Court or Judge may, upon such terms as the Court of Judge thinks reasonable, order any document to be produced, and any witness to appear and be examined viva voce, either before the Court or a Judge or before a commissioner for affidavits; and upon hearing such evidence or reading the deposition may make such rule or order as may be just”.

and

s.257.  (1)  The Court or Judge may by such rule or order, or by any subsequent rule or order, command the attendance of the witnesses named therein for the purpose of being examined or the production of any document mentioned therein”.

and

s.259.  The Court or judge may amend any notice of motion, rule nisi, writ, pleading, affidavit, jurat or title of affidavit, record, praecipe, or other proceeding used before the Court or Judge not likely to mislead the opposite party on any point essential to the merits of the case, and may award such reasonable costs of such amendment as to the Court or Judge seem fit.”

 

The INTERPRETATION ACT No. 15, 1987 says under section 30.  “(1)  The amendment or repeal of an Act or statutory rule does not: …(c) affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under the Act or statutory rule.”.

 

Every person is entitled to NATURAL JUSTICE which is described   as the Rules of fair play, originally developed by the court of equity to control the decisions of inferior courts and then gradually extended (particularly in the 20th century) to apply equally to the decisions of administrative and domestic tribunals and any authority exercising an administrative power that affects a person’s status, rights and liabilities.  Any decision reached in contravention of natural justice is void as ultra vires.  There are 2 principal rules: (1) The first is the rule against bias (ie: against departure from the standard of even-handed justice required of those who occupy judicial office) - nemo judex in causa sua (or in propria causa).  This means that any decision, however fair it may seem, is invalid if made by a person with any financial or other interest in the outcome or any known bias that might have affected his impartiality. The second rule is known as audi alteram partem (hear the other side).  It states that a decision cannot stand unless the person directly affected by it was given a fair opportunity both to state his case and to know and answer the other side’s case.”.(Oxford Reference A Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, Third Edition).

 

HALSBURY’S LAWS OF AUSTRALIA says under (130-13460):  Consent to summary jurisdiction   The consent to be tried summarily must be clear and unequivocal and a failure to carry out the procedures for obtaining the consent will deprive the court of jurisdiction to determine the matters summarily.”

 

Thomas Jefferson said in 1821:  “The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body - working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.”.

 

No Statutory Laws no Rules nor Regulations can take away my Right to Trial by Jury.

 

Lord Edward Coke once said, “Common law doth control Acts of Parliament and adjudges them when against common right to be void.”.

 

Common Law is the Law of the People, by the People and for the People.

 

Acts of Parliament (ie: mere Statute Law) endeavouring to take away the Right to trial by Jury are ultra vires.

 

People are not subject to Statute Law, which is inferior to Common Law, and are only accountable to Common Law that is made and imposed by their equals, ie: accountable only to Juries.

 

Judges have sworn to “well and truly serve” the Crown, as has the Sheriff of New South Wales.  The Defendants to this action are the Sheriff of New South Wales and the State of New South Wales (ie: the Crown). No man, and certainly no Judge, can judge in his own cause.

 

It is the duty of a Sheriff “to ensure that people can exercise their rights in court in safety”.  Sheriffs who enforce the denial of the Right to Trial by Jury are as culpable as the Judge or Magistrate committing that treasonous offence.

 

“A man who exercises his rights harms no one”…a Legal Maxim.

 

“Trial by Jury is the Palladium of Liberty” (anon).

 

The denial of my Right to Trial by Jury is sinister, vile and reprehensible.

 

All Acts of Parliament in Australia since 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, have not been lawfully enacted due to the fact that there have been no Orders in the Privy Council, ie: the Queen-in-Council, for the Appointments of any Vice Regal executive representatives of the Crown of the United Kingdom to grant the “Royal Assent” to enact Statute Laws, which was the procedure when the Commonwealth of Australia was “under the Crown of the United Kingdom” as per the Act  of the UK Parliament to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia (Victoria 63 & 64, Chapter 12, 9th July 1900). It follows that all the Appointments of Judges and Magistrates are also fraudulent.

 

“A Judge without jurisdiction is to be disobeyed with impunity”…a Legal Maxim.

 

Australia is a Democracy which literally means that the PEOPLE RULE, ie: Sovereignty lies with the People who exercise that “ultimate authority to make and impose laws” by way of the unanimous Judgments of 12 Free Men empanelled as Jurors who ask, :”So help me God”, in order that they can administer Justice

 

I, therefore, Challenge the Jurisdiction of the Court. This Challenge can only be determined by a Special Jury.

 

All law hangs on loving God and loving one’s neighbour as oneself (Matthew 22: 40) and legislation which endeavours to take away the Rights of the People are no law, at all.

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Signature:   ……………………..

Name:         John Wilson        

Capacity:    Plaintiff and Sui Juris

Date:           14th September, 2009.

 

 

PARTY DETAILS

 

PLAINTIFF                                             

Name:                   NSW POLICE

Address:               The Hills Police Station,

                             Castle Street,

                             Castle Hill,  NSW2154.

A.B.N.:                 43 408 613 180.

Telephone:           (02) 9680 5399.

 

DEFENDANT

Family name:       Wilson

Christian name:    John

Address:               19 Elm Place,

                             North Rocks, NSW 2151.

 

 

 

HOW TO RESPOND...............................................................................

 

 

You can respond by your solicitor or barrister, your representative or you attending court at the time and place for hearing. 

 

If you have not already filed an originating process, appearance or defence, you must enter an appearance before your solicitor or barrister, your representative or you can appear before the court.

 

You can get further information about the documents that need to be filed to respond to the notice of motion from:

 

 

NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS

 

If your solicitor, barrister, an authorised person or you do not attend, the court may give judgment or make orders against you.  The court may also make orders for the payment of costs.

 

 

REGISTRY ADDRESS

 

Street address:      Parramatta  Local Court,

Cnr. George & Marsden Streets,

Parramatta, NSW 2150.

Telephone:                     (02) 9895 4145.