Update for 2/19/13: Ellen Mariani’s petition for writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court has been denied

2/19/2013 — The Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund has been informed by Bruce Leichty, Ellen Mariani’s attorney, that the Supreme Court has denied the petition of Ellen Mariani as of 2/19/2013.  No explanation has been received to date, nor would it be customary for any explanation to be provided.   The docket entry shows that Justice Alito did not take part in the consideration of the petition, meaning that Justice Sotomayor apparently did take part, despite Mrs. Mariani’s disclosure that Justice Sotomayor had been part of a panel at the 2nd Circuit sitting on a motion relating to the case.

As of this time, there has still been no ruling from the Second Circuit on whether sanctions will be imposed on Mrs. Mariani and Mr. Leichty.

Mrs. Mariani and Mr. Leichty convey their sincere thanks to the Committee members and particularly Vincent Gillespie, Secretary-Treasurer, for their support, without which this attempt could not have been made.  We are extremely gratified by the many expressions of support, both financially and otherwise, we received from backers of the Legal Defense Fund.

The cause of 9/11 truth continues, despite this significant setback.   May the groundswell increase in other ways.  Please keep Mrs. Mariani in your thoughts as she and her attorney now must face what will be acrimonious personal attacks and an assault on Mrs. Mariani’s recovery rights in New Hampshire probate court.

-Vincent Gillespie, Secretary-Treasurer of the Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund