Friday, July 1, 2011

Presidential candidate Andy Martin wins constitutional victory in Ohio civil rights lawsuit

Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin wins a smashing constitutional court victory against an Ohio municipality that schemed to violate the Ohio Constitution. Martin says he will launch a crusade across Ohio to stop constitutional violations and to put “power back in the hands of Ohio citizens,” powering him to a win in Ohio’s presidential primary. Martin is one of the leaders of citizen opposition to the Northern Pass in New Hampshire.

Andy Martin wins major court victory under the Ohio Constitution as Ohio municipality capitulates to Andy’s lawsuit

Martin uncovers massive violations of the Ohio State Constitution, promises statewide citizens campaign

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Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin says his court victory in Ohio could power him to a win in Ohio presidential primary

Martin is currently one of the leaders of opposition to a high voltage transmission line in New Hampshire

Martin says his hardball Chicago tactics will carry over to the battle against Northern Pass in New Hampshire

Martin says his lawsuit blocked “welfare” for a greedy Ohio millionaire that was trying to milk local taxpayers by treating them as serfs

Martin says his victory shows a “brave man can stand up to the bad guys; I’m the only Republican presidential candidate with that kind of track record”

(NEW YORK, NY)(July 1, 2011) Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin won a smashing constitutional court victory in Ohio yesterday when a municipality he sued for state constitutional violations announced Thursday it was capitulating and revoking bogus legislation.

Martin will hold a telephone news conference later today, Friday, July 1st, to comment on his court victory and future plans in Ohio and New Hampshire.

Martin is one of the leaders of a growing protest movement in New Hampshire seeking to block the “Northern Pass,” a high voltage transmission line across New Hampshire. Martin is one of Ameirca’s most respected and successful public interest advocates (see

“We filed a lawsuit last month,” Martin will state at his news conference this afternoon, “and the city responded by threatening my co-plaintiff with a counter lawsuit; but the minute I responded (a copy of my response is below in this news release) North Canton capitulated and has now filed paperwork to revoke its bogus ‘emergency’ ordinance and follow proper constitutional procedures.

“But as on often happens in law, a small situation has now become a major constitutional crisis. It is now apparent that municipalities across Ohio are routinely violating the Ohio Constitution by adopting bogus ‘emergency’ ordinances to prevent citizens from exercising their constitutional right of referendum. I am going to follow up on my court victory with a statewide move to end these abuses. I will take my case to the people of Ohio next year in the presidential primary.

“I am a Republican who stands up for consumers and working families, not a stooge for lobbyists and Wall street speculators. I am the only Republican presidential candidate with a history of speaking on behalf of and winning on behalf of ordinary citizens. Although I never practiced law because I was too busy exposing corruption in the Illinois courts, my law school dean will be happy, once again, to know that one of his law graduates is still changing the face of American law with landmark court actions.

“At an age when many lawyers are being put out to pasture, I am fighting to save the ‘family farm’ on behalf of every American family.

North Canton is a city under siege by a crackpot right-wing dictator, Ben Suarez, a local warlord who buys judges and politicians like groceries, and terrorizes the community into doing his bidding. Suarez demanded ‘tribute’ from the struggling taxpayers of North Canton, in order to make more money for his business. Suarez is greed incarnate.

“Suarez and his slimy lawyers engaged in threats and harassment to stop my lawsuit; their tactics backfired. Now Suarez and his cronies and stooges on the North Canton City Council are in retreat; I will be filing another lawsuit against Mr. Suarez next week. He will pay for his corruption and abuses.

“Later this afternoon (July 1st) I will also submit my bill to the City of North Canton for the costs of preparing and filing my lawsuit. It was obviously successful and we are entitled to be paid for the effort.

Northern Pass take notice: both I and the People of New Hampshire combined are going after to you; your bogus high voltage lines are going to suffer the same fate as Ben Suarez and his crooked collaborators in North Canton.

“I am the only Republican presidential candidate who represents the American people,” Martin says. “If I don’t win the nomination, the process is rigged against the people.

“This is the greatest 4th of July present I could ever receive,” Martin says. “A constitutional victory for a constitutional holiday! Yes!!!”



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Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin wins a landmark court victory in Ohio and promises to win another victory against Northern Pass in New Hampshire


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Friday, July 1, 2011 - 5:00 P.M.


Letter to North Canton City Attorney [Law Director] follows:


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June 22, 2011

Hans Nilges, Esq.

City of North Canton

145 N. Main Street

N. Canton, OH 44720

via fax (330) 499-2080

Re: Martin, et al. v. North Canton, Common Pleas

Dear Attorney Nilges:

When we spoke on Monday afternoon you indicated you would call me back Tuesday morning. Since we are now well into Wednesday and you never called back, I wanted to send a brief letter to confirm my views concerning your recent conduct.

1. SLAPP activity[1]

In my lawsuit against the city I refer to SLAPP activity by the Suarez interests and their legal minions. I will confess I was somewhat amazed when you called my co-plaintiff. I am told you threatened him with a counter-lawsuit. You also apparently claimed, falsely, that our lawsuit was without merit.

Your threat to file a frivolous lawsuit to impede and inhibit citizen action against the city is independent of Suarez’ threats and independently actionable SLAPP behavior.

I can’t understand what possessed you to make such a ridiculous and self-defeating threat unless it was the improper influence of what follows in paragraph 2 below.

2. Suarez pressures

Ben Suarez is basically a paranoid bully. Corrupt lawyers and law firms such as Bill Williams put up with Suarez’ antics because he pays them well. I will be suing Suarez’ “crew” later this week. I am not intimidated by his bunch of clowns.

However, you appear to have either been intimidated or improperly influenced to make legally unfounded threats against a co-plaintiff. Suarez & Co. are going to try to get you to be a mouthpiece for their smears and gutter tactics in defending the lawsuit. Most respectfully I would urge you to resist the temptation. The city is already in enough hot water for knowingly violating Ohio state law. In the days ahead I will be focusing more attention on wider abuses involving emergency ordinance legislation.

Suarez may try to force you or inveigle you into smearing me. I hope you will not do so. I walked out on Suarez when he started blackmailing his former son-in-law to expose the son-in-law’s sexual orientation.[2] That’s how far Suarez will stoop. Don’t be a sucker for Suarez.

If you treat me and my co-parties with respect, we will also litigate with you with respect. If you engage in baseless threats, you can expect genuine legal threats in return.

If you want to settle the lawsuit for our costs and fees, as well as a referendum, we are always amenable to settlement offers so long as the city vacates the unlawful ordinance and sets a referendum. If you want to bill the city to litigate, or hire outside law firms to litigate, be my guest. My clock is running too. At the end of the day the city was improperly influenced (or will your defense be sheer incompetence?) to pass an unlawful ordinance. Don’t dig yourself a deeper hole. Suarez isn’t worth it.

The sooner we get to the legal merits before Judge Brown or any judge sitting in his stead,[3] the better for the citizens and taxpayers of North Canton, Ohio.

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions. I hope you will not be a making any more threatening phone calls because they reflect poorly on your professional judgment.

Respectfully submitted,



cc: Mayor and Council of North Canton

via fax (330) 305-2080,

(330) 499-2080

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[1] The term “SLAPP” is used to indicate a “strategic lawsuit against public participation,” or threat of such a lawsuit, in order to intimidate public participation in the governmental process or to harass people who have already participated in some manner in a public dispute.

[2] Suarez’ threats and the threat of criminal prosecution he elicited in return can be seen in their entirety at my web site

[3] Suarez has a history of trying to improperly influence and intimidate federal and state judges as well.

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