Restore Freedom with Katherine Henry

Great info on the law that led to overturning Roe v Wade

Even if you’re not a big fan of podcasts, I promise you this episode from Legal Docket is worth taking the 30min.

A new Mississippi law protects unborn life after 15 weeks’ gestation. An abortion provider sued…  https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-nkxgf-153490c3

By Katherine Henry|2022-09-25T13:29:28-04:00September 25, 2022|Categories: Legal Updates|0 Comments

City Officials Significantly Deviate from Election Law Requirement

Under Michigan law, cities must hire an equal number of Republican & Democrat poll workers. But Kalamazoo hired 132 Democrat vs 60 Republican election inspectors; Flint hired 442 Democrats v 27 Republicans. RNC weighing all legal options: tinyurl.com/bd3tt6u9
By Katherine Henry|2022-09-19T15:14:03-04:00September 19, 2022|Categories: Legal Updates|Tags: Election, Local, Transparency|0 Comments

Recent Legal Updates

Check out these recent legal updates
By Katherine Henry|2022-09-25T13:21:25-04:00September 18, 2022|Categories: Laws, Legal Updates|0 Comments

State Reps Hoitenga (R), Harris (R), and Filler (R) – REALLY??!!

3 Republican MI State Reps (Hoitenga, Harris & Filler) filed HB 6354 (tinyurl.com/2p6xew7u ) to make it a CIVIL INFRACTION to fail to report a deer harvest ON THE DNR SITE w/i 72 hrs!  But what’s worse is they are ok with the current law CRIMINALIZING “violations” of DNR orders!  

Update on Michigan Attorney General Race

Michigan AG Dana Nessel won’t debate challenger Matthew DePerno before election
https://nbc25news.com/news/local/michigan-a-g-dana-nessel-wont-debate-challenger-matthew-deperno-before-election?fbclid=IwAR0Ew6y3SA-LOTXk7mJqX46fuhcGv10BWd4C-_acXUN_WfK2BZ1Bf67i1Fk
By Katherine Henry|2022-09-25T13:21:08-04:00September 18, 2022|Categories: Legal Updates|Tags: attorney, Election, lawyer, Need to Know, Prosecutor, Transparency|0 Comments

Update from MSP on MJ Crime Lab Testing

This is the update from the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division regarding positive test results for THC when only CBD is present.  You’ll want to read both pages of the PDF: tinyurl.com/47kr3bx6

Don’t miss the Ex Parte Motion Hearing tomorrow morning at 11AM!

This 11AM Hearing is on my Motion to overturn the gag orders & allow me to publicly share videos of the hearings in my Allegan case. The court has banned in person attendance, only allowing live streaming, which can be seen at tinyurl.com/23stkx8f  (judge deletes it as soon as the hearing is over). Motion & Proposed Order I filed: tinyurl.com/bdh8p8pa Video of incident leading to my arrest tinyurl.com/bdh6tbbw

Why Talk So Much About 2020 HB 6032?

Why are HB 5672, SB 858 & HB 6032 from 2020 important now? We MUST remember which legislators voted for those horrific bills! They can otherwise be a great guy/gal, a stellar statesman, a “constitutional” conservative, but VOTING RECORD MATTERS! Talk is cheap – especially on issues so important (microchipping of humans, shutting down businesses for C19 fears, forcing people by LAW to stay home with symptoms of C19, etc.)!  Videos on the bills: tinyurl.com/27ukw9db starting at 4:38, tinyurl.com/s9va4xvc starting @ 1:24:15, tinyurl.com/4b82hyur re shutdown orders APPROVED by Republican legislators in SB 858, tinyurl.com/2j7md439 and tinyurl.com/3457wb9y on HB 5672.

Enjoy a good Constitutional argument?

Do you enjoy hearing a good Constitutional argument?  You know, the kind you can remember snippets of & use in conversations later… If you haven’t heard Katherine’s argument in the MI Supreme Court against unconstitutional mandates, check this out: https://tinyurl.com/45he7ymp https://bit.ly/3CcLj6B

By Mike Henry|2022-08-28T23:22:05-04:00August 18, 2022|Categories: Court Documents, Laws, Legal Updates|Tags: Supreme Court|0 Comments

Enjoy a good Constitutional argument?

Do you enjoy hearing a good Constitutional argument?  You know, the kind you can remember snippets of & use in conversations later… If you haven’t heard Katherine’s argument in the MI Supreme Court against unconstitutional mandates, check this out: https://tinyurl.com/45he7ymp

By Katherine Henry|2022-08-21T23:15:14-04:00August 17, 2022|Categories: Interviews, Legal Updates|Tags: argument, attorney, Constitution, lawyer, Supreme Court|0 Comments

What did SCOTUS actually decide? – Week 26 WWTGI Challenge

This week, we’re challenging you to pick just one of the 3 recent court decisions and simply read the court’s summary of the decision (called the Syllabus, and usually about 6 pages). Which issue is most important to you? Right to life, 2A, or Religious Liberty?

The summary for each case can be found as follows: —Right to Life decision can be found on pg 1-8 at https://tinyurl.com/2s3v7ejy; —2A decision can be found on pg 1-6 at https://tinyurl.com/y98z8nha; —Religious Liberty decision can be found on pg 1-5 at https://tinyurl.com/2p87pchj. #CourtDecision #USSupremeCourt #USSCt #SCOTUS #Opinion #CasePrecedent #RightToLife #2A #ReligiousLiberty #Court #CourtCase #Liberty #IndividualLiberties #ConstitutionMatters #Transparency #Government #GovernmentTransparency #OpenHearings #DueProcess #TruthMatters #Truth #RestoreFreedom #MoreFreedomLessGovernment #Constitution #GunRights #SelfDefense #1A #RoevWade #Abortion #RightToLife #Overturned #Decision #RestoreFreedomWeekly #Episode26 #WeThePeople #Law #Rights #Roe #Wade #SupremeCourt #Dobbs #NRA #WW2GI #Challenge #WednesdayChallenge #GetInvolved #WayToGetInvolved #Grassroots #GrassrootsEfforts

[Posted by Lori DeVries]


By Katherine Henry|2022-08-22T11:02:07-04:00June 29, 2022|Categories: Get Involved, Legal Updates|0 Comments

Katherine Speaking at LGAF Event in Hastings, MI – June 8, 2022

Katherine Speaking at Local Government Accountability Forum Event in Hastings
“In order to retain your rights, you need to know your rights.” 

Freedom Fighting Tools & Allegan Case Update – Week 21

As mentioned in our post regarding the Constitution Segment Recap, here is the PDF of all of the Motions & Briefs Katherine submitted Thursday, May 26th, to Allegan County 57th District Court: tinyurl.com/2p8j9j83
We would like to STRONGLY encourage you to take a few minutes to read the 1st link – “Notice of Hearing, Motion for Immediate Consideration, Proof of Service”. It gives the highlights of all the things that have been happening and what we are asking the court to do now. For more information on this case, and for more resources to fight your own situation, please continue reading the other documents submitted. We are also asking for prayers that the judge finally does the right thing in this case and dismisses both charges WITH prejudice (meaning charges cannot be resubmitted).

Michigan – Case Summary from Speaker Law Firm, PLLC

From Speaker Law Firm, PLLC, website: https://www.speakerlaw.com

October 26, 2021


  • In re N. R. HOCKETT, Minor
  • Opinion Published: 10/21/2021
  • Judge Stephens, Author; and Judges Murray and Kelly on panel 
  • Docket No. 353132
  • Wayne County Circuit Court
Read Opinion Here
Holding:

The Court affirmed the trial court’s exercise of jurisdiction over the minor child, as culpability is not a prerequisite for probate court intervention under MCL 712A.2(b); however, it called on the Michigan Legislature to develop policies in which the State should provide different avenues for parents, who are dealing with children in mental health crisis, other than finding a parent unfit and having the trial court assuming jurisdiction over the child. 

Facts:

In October 2019, CPS was contacted by hospital staff when Mother refused to retrieve NRH, who has multiple mental health diagnoses, from the hospital. A CPS worker testified that she contacted Mother and Mother agreed to pick up NRH from the hospital. CPS was contacted again in November 2019, with the same complaint of Mother having left NRH at the hospital. A family team meeting was held with Mother and Mother told CPS that she had left NRH at the hospital because NRH needed more help with his mental health problems.  Mother also told CPS that she had been evicted and was homeless. At the hearing, Mother testified that NRH was taking three medications and receiving in-home therapy twice a week until the family was evicted in October 2019. When Mother was evicted, she placed NRH with a family friend and his brother, MH, in relative care. However, the same day as the placement that friend called the police because NRH threatened to harm her 11-year-old grandson. NRH threatened suicide when the police arrived, and the officer took NRH to the hospital again. Additionally, NRH has had other mental health episodes that have involved CPS.  

At a combined adjudicatory and dispositional hearing, Mother testified that the reason she had refused to take NRH home at that time until he received the help he needed and because she was homeless. The trial court determined that the evidence presented was sufficient to establish a statutory basis to exercise jurisdiction over NRH. The trial court held that Mother “failed to provide proper and necessary support and care for [NRH], who was subject to a substantial risk of harm to his mental health and wellbeing.” The court’s conclusion was based on a finding that Mother refused to pick up NRH when the hospital determined him ready to be discharged. 

COA Opinion: 

Culpability is not a prerequisite for probate court intervention under MCL 712A.2(b); however, the Court of Appeals believes the Michigan Legislature should develop policies where the State should provide different avenues for parents other than having the trial court assuming jurisdiction over the child. 

The Court of Appeals began its analysis by citing MCL 712A.2(b)(1) and (2), which provides the conditions in which the trial court has jurisdiction over a juvenile under 18 years of age. After citing the statute, the Court acknowledged the extremely difficult position Mother found herself in, stating “She had no home. She had child whose mental health issues were significant. She wanted the kind of care for NRH that he only began to get when the state assumed jurisdiction.” The Court bemoaned the fact that the word used to describe these situations is “unfit”, as “unfit” implies wrongdoing by the parent, which is not what occurred in this case. Additionally, due to this ruling, Mother is put on a registry for persons who acted to harm their children, when she is doing the opposite. The Court of Appeals made a plea to the Michigan Legislature, acknowledging “[t]he scant and costly resources available for mental health care for children likely places other parents in the same situation as [Mother]. We can only look to our policy makers for a resolution to this conundrum.”  

The Court then pivots to their ruling under the current statutory system. It notes that in Matter of Sterling, 162 Mich App 328, 339; 412 7NW2d 284 (1987), the Court determined that, under MCL 712A.2(b), culpability is not a prerequisite for probate court intervention. It is important to note that even though the Court of Appeals relies on Sterling, that case is not binding on the Court of Appeals as the decision was issued before November 1, 1990. MCR 7.215(J). However, the Court found that Mother admitted an inability, not an unwillingness to care for NRH’s special needs and is therefore statutorily unfit. It affirmed the trial court decision to exercise jurisdiction over NRH.   

Commentary:

Many experts in child welfare law have commented on the holding in this case. The conundrum for indigent parents that this case presents is if they have a child in need of mental health treatment, DHHS will not petition to take jurisdiction at a parent’s request to provide the mental health treatment the child needs. What is a parent to do? Some commentators have suggested that this situation should be included in the dependency portion of the child welfare statute, MCL 712A.2(b)(3). This would allow for a court to assume jurisdiction, without placing the parent on the central registry, and still providing help to the child. Some commentators believe that providing mental health treatment to children should not result in entry into the child welfare system. The ultimate solution for this problem is for Michigan to adopt a more comprehensive health care system, which would provide mental health coverage for indigent children. This would remove the need for the Mother in this case to go to absurd lengths to get NRH the help he needs.  

[Posted by Lori DeVries]

By Lori DeVries|2022-09-23T10:36:47-04:00October 28, 2021|Categories: Legal Updates|Comments Off on Michigan – Case Summary from Speaker Law Firm, PLLC

New Legislation would repeal state’s pistol registry – A note from Senator Lana Theis

Note:  These bills have not been reviewed by Katherine Henry, but they appear to be a step in the right direction.


New Legislation would repeal state’s pistol registry..


Bills recently introduced in the state Senate by myself and colleague Sen. Tom Barrett would repeal Michigan’s pistol registry and require law enforcement to destroy all associated records.

Law-abiding Michigan residents have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The government has no right or need to know whether a law-abiding adult owns a pistol and legal gun owners should not have to register their firearms with the state. This legislation would help restore our natural rights as citizens of this country by repealing Michigan’s pistol registry and requiring law enforcement to destroy all records thereof.

Senate Bills 646648 would eliminate the pistol registry from state law. It would also require the state police and sheriffs and heads of police from each county, township, city and village throughout Michigan to destroy, within six months of the bills’ enactment, all records held by or under the control of those departments that were received, compiled, or retained under the pistol registry law.

The legislation would not apply to a record or copy of a record that is being held as evidence in a criminal prosecution or civil proceeding that was initiated and pending before the bills are enacted. However, such records would be required to be destroyed within 30 days after they are no longer being held for such purposes.

Additionally, every police department would be required to produce a report for the Senate and House of Representatives that it has complied with the legislation’s requirements within 30 days of the six-month window to destroy records. Reports must also be produced each year by Jan. 1 verifying the number of records and copies of records retained by or destroyed by a department related to the aforementioned criminal investigations and legal proceedings during that year, until all of those records and copies of records are destroyed.

SBs 646-648 were referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee for consideration.
Theis previously introduced legislation that would make Michigan a constitutional carry state by repealing the current requirement that law-abiding adults obtain a concealed pistol license.”

[Posted by Lori DeVries]
By Lori DeVries|2022-09-23T10:37:04-04:00October 21, 2021|Categories: Legal Updates|Comments Off on New Legislation would repeal state’s pistol registry – A note from Senator Lana Theis

Redistricting Information from the GOP

 Keeping our fingers crossed….the Michigan Redistricting Commission is finally set to hold their mapping hearings, beginning on October 20th.  I am including a fresh google form for our trainings with the updated hearing dates.  Please fill out the form as soon as possible.   There is a lot of information here, so please read this email in its entirety. This is the last opportunity for us to give feedback on these maps that will guide our legislative bodies for 10 years.

Below is a list of hearings with the associated trainings that are currently scheduled.  It is advisable to participate in the training associated with your hearing, but it is not necessary.  We will be focusing the trainings on the regions where the hearings are scheduled to help give specific guidance on the maps for those areas.

As a reminder, you must still register for your specific hearing prior to attending and you can do it through the following link. MICRC – Meeting Notices & Materials (michigan.gov). The google form is for the training, the Michigan.gov link is where you will go to register for the actual public hearings (and, like last time, you should be able to register in person).

*Important – The commission has not updated their schedule online.   Please hold off registering until this has occurred. We will keep you posted!

New Internal Google form – This is how you will be able to sign up for a training.   If possible, sign up for a training based on your desired hearing.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3OTbLbjQsYjP_K_BYtK_NGVmAdHQYIj5vbvTp8UQkLoP5Bg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Upcoming Trainings—Please note, the meeting date is listed first, the training date is bulleted and highlighted underneath:

 

October 20th – Detroit (TCF Center)

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM -3:30PM

Evening Session: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Zoom training on October 18th at 6:00 pm

October 21st – Lansing (Lansing Center)

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM -3:30PM

Evening Session: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Zoom training on October 18th at 7:30 pm

October 22nd – Grand Rapids (Amway)

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM -3:30PM

Evening Session: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Zoom training on October 19th at 6:00 pm

October 25th – Gaylord (Treetops)

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM -3:30PM

Evening Session: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Zoom training on October 22nd at 6:00 pm

October 26th – Flint (The Dort Center)

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM -3:30PM

Evening Session: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Zoom training on October 22nd at 7:30 pm

 

Again, this is our last opportunity to ensure fair maps for the next 10 years. Please join us for a training and at the public hearings.


[Posted by Lori DeVries]

By Lori DeVries|2022-09-23T10:37:26-04:00October 15, 2021|Categories: Legal Updates|Comments Off on Redistricting Information from the GOP

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health was sued yesterday for exceeding their authority.

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health was sued yesterday for exceeding their authority.

Lawsuit
Read the Complaint

The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners was also named in the suit.

This lawsuit is related to the mask mandate of August 20, 2021. (Click the image to read the complaint.)

Ottawa Impact has been raising money to help the people of Ottawa County defend themselves and restore freedom!

The Ottawa Impact Legal Fund is designed for lawsuits just like this one. We support citizens defending their freedoms.

Donate to the Legal Fund

Please donate any amount to help restore freedom in Ottawa County!

[Posted by Lori DeVries]

By Lori DeVries|2022-09-23T10:37:43-04:00September 21, 2021|Categories: Legal Updates, Local Government|2 Comments

“DON’T do as I say, not as I said before!” – Governor Whitmer, revised

Below, you’ll see the post “Do as I say, not as I said before” from 11/18/20 which was about Whitmer’s appeal on the recall petition.

In what can only be described as a normal amount of common sense, the governor has withdrawn that part of her appeal.

Notice of Withdrawal of Legal Argument – MCOA Case No. 354475 (12/27/2020)

Posted Nov. 18, 2020
The governor is trying to claim that the original recall petition against her is invalid because the board of state canvassers met by zoom instead of in person.
Plaintiff Appellant’s Motion for Immediate Consideration – Case No 353878 (11/17/2020)

She claims they were violating the OMA (Open Meetings Act), even though it was by HER OWN EXECUTIVE ORDER that they were meeting electronically versus in person.
Executive Order 2020-15

By Katherine Henry|2022-08-22T10:42:09-04:00January 18, 2021|Categories: Court Documents, Legal Updates|Comments Off on “DON’T do as I say, not as I said before!” – Governor Whitmer, revised

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