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Monday, October 02, 2017

Meet the Lawyers’ Committee for 911 Inquiry

Written by 9/11 Tap Staff

The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry is a recently formed tax-exempt nonprofit public interest law firm, currently raising funds to support a program of investigation, litigation and advocacy for an independent investigation of 9/11.  It seeks to bring before judicial scrutiny the best scientific evidence regarding 9/11, its origins, and its effects, most if not all of which has never been examined by a court, largely because of waivers of rights signed by families who received indemnity payments from the government.  The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry co-sponsored the 2016 “Justice In Focus” Symposium in New York City, at which a panel of distinguished attorneys led by noted public interest litigator Daniel Sheehan heard testimony from architects, engineers, and first responders on matters contradicting the official version of 9/11.  Please take time to listen to the presentations at The Committee has developed a number of legal strategies in pursuit of 9/11 accountability, which it will implement as resources are obtained to do so.

The Committee’s Director of Litigation wrote a legal brief which was distributed to key Congressional representatives and helped them obtain the release of the much-discussed 28 Pages of a redacted 9/11 report.

The Lawyers’ Committee for 911 Inquiry is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, and for defending human and civil rights secured by law, and for promoting government accountability consistent with 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Committee Purpose

Subject to the foregoing limitations, the purposes for which the Corporation is formed are more specifically described as follows: The organization shall conduct investigations and public education in the public interest regarding matters related to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 (hereinafter referred to as “9/11”) and the circumstances leading up to and following those events, with a focus on government accountability regarding investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the crimes related to 9/11 (whether those responsible are foreign or domestic individuals, corporations, or government entities).

A primary goal of the organization is to help the public, as well as law enforcement agencies and Congress, learn the full truth regarding the events of 9/11 including verification of those components of the official government story regarding these events that are true and exposing those components that are false. One method used by the organization will be the filing of Freedom of Information Act (hereinafter referred to as “FOIA”) requests to obtain information from government agencies that will then be disseminated to the public. The organizations purposes are limited to those specified and referenced in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Board of Directors

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Ed Asner

Ed Asner is an American actor, voice actor and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant.

Mr. Asner signed a statement released by the organization 9/11 Truth in 2004 that calls for a new investigation into the September 11 attacks. A brief summary of the reasons for his position appears in a video available on YouTube. Mr. Asner confirmed his support for the statement in 2009. Mr. Asner also narrated the documentary film The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror.

In April 2004, he wrote an open letter to “peace and justice leaders” encouraging them to demand “full 9-11 truth” through the organization 9-11 Visibility Project.

In 2011, Mr. Asner hosted the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth documentary “Solving the Mystery of Building Seven” that concludes that the building was taken down by controlled demolition

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Jane Clark

Jane Clark, Chairwoman, is in private practice handling Texas Workers’ Compensation cases, Probate, and general legal practice including personal injury, collections, domestic relations, and criminal law with 26 years experience in these areas.

She has her law degree from the University Of Idaho Law School (Moscow), a Masters Degree from Texas A & M University in Biochemistry & Biophysics (College Station), and worked for the famed Professor Emeritus Dr. Joseph Nagyvary from Budapest, Hungary on cancer research at TAMU.

Ms. Clark spent years with major JFK researchers from 1980 to present working with Lawrence Teeter, Esq. (now deceased) on research into the RFK assassination in Teeter’s position as Counsel for Sirhan Sirhan.

Ms. Clark was lawyer for JFK Lancer, the major conference held in Dallas every year in November for JFK Assassination researchers from multiple parts of the world.

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Mick Harrison, Esq.

Mick Harrison, Esq., Executive Director, is a Public Interest Attorney, graduate summa cum laude of the University of the District of Columbia School of law. Attorney Harrison has a national practice focused on cases that involve whistleblower protection, government accountability, corporate fraud and false claims, and dangers to public health or the environment.

Over the last 25 years he has worked in partnership on such cases with The Government Accountability Project (GAP); Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER); the Chemical Weapons Working Group (CWWG); the National Sierra Club; Greenpeace; and Vietnam veterans organizations, among others.

Attorney Harrison is licensed in Pennsylvania and admitted to practice before the U. S. Courts of Appeal for the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

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William Jacoby, Esq.

William Jacoby, Esq. is an Attorney admitted to the bar of NY, now retired. He has worked mostly in management positions in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.

Management experience includes: executive director of a community development corporation in East Harlem, president of two renewable energy start-ups, chief counsel for a municipal community development agency, and director of a rural development project in Peru and Bolivia.

He has his M.P.A. degree from the Univ. of Pittsburgh, J. D. from Duquesne Law School, and a B. A. in Government from Dartmouth College.

William currently applies his efforts to coordinating national grassroots organizing efforts.  Bill is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the 9/11 Truth Action Project

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David R. Meiswinkle, Esq.

David R. Meiswinkle, Esq. is a criminal defense attorney, retired police officer of 23 years, and former U.S. Army veteran.

David founded the New Brunswick Taxpayers and Tenants Association and the New Brunswick Reporter, a community newspaper. His activism and articles outlining municipal corruption brought federal authorities into New Brunswick New Jersey which led to major criminal investigations, and arrests, indictments and convictions of prominent local politicians.

After leaving New Brunswick, David served as Secretary of the New Jersey Reform Party and was a national delegate to the Reform Party convention in Long Beach, CA., and body guard for Patrick Buchanan when he campaigned in New Jersey.

David was an independent for Governor against Chris Christie in 2009 with the designation “Middle Class Empowerment”. He also ran as an independent candidate for Congress against Chris Smith in 2010 with the designation, “American Renaissance Movement.

David is founder and President of New Jersey 9/11 Aware, a non-profit organization founded in order to educate the public of the need for a new unbiased investigation.

David is co- host of Quantum Matrix Radio and co-founder of Quantum Matrix Alternative Media, LLC

Mr. Meiswinkle is also a Board of Director member of Lawyers Committee For 9/11 Inquiry and was a panelist at the unprecedented 9/11 Justice in Focus Conference.

He holds a B.A. from Rutgers College, a M.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School.

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Julio Gomez, Esq.

Julio Gomez, Esq., has practiced civil rights and commercial litigation in diverse matters including discrimination, education, police excessive force, unfair trade practices, contract disputes, fraud, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury.

Specific matters have included representation of indigent and indigenous Ecuadorians against Chevron Corporation regarding claims of litigation fraud arising from prosecution of an environmental damages action following 20 years of oil drilling in the Amazon; was co-counsel on a successful appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in this case, see Chevron Corp. v. Naranjo, 667 F.3d 232 (2d Cir. 2012), and tried the merits case for six-weeks in federal court. See Chevron v. Donziger, 974 F.Supp.2d (S.D.N.Y. 2014).

Other significant matters have included a putative class action against twenty-five New Jersey school districts on behalf of 60,000 school children. See Hope for Children Trapped in Failing Schools: the Promise of Crawford v. Davy, published in PEABODY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, Vol. 83, No. 2 (2008), and a First Amendment challenge that ultimately toppled an 18-year corrupt incumbent mayor in New Jersey. See Comité Patriotico Cultural Puertorriqueño v. Vas, No. CIV.A.05-2665, 2008 WL 2566202 (D.N.J. June 26, 2008).

Clients also include small and large business organizations, and entrepreneurs including wholesalers and restauranteurs. Specific matters have included successful defense of the former owners of Almacenes Riviera, Inc., a major retail department store chain in Puerto Rico against a U.S. Trustee in two week federal court trial resulting in a complete dismissal of all claims. See Segarra-Miranda v. Perez-Padro, 482 B.R. 59 (D.P.R. 2012).

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J. Michael Springmann

J. Michael Springmann is an attorney, former Foreign Services Officer, and whistleblower who served in the Commerce Dept. and as a State Department diplomat with postings in Germany, India, and Saudi Arabia.

He details in his book, “Visas For Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World”, how he was pressured to issue visas to mercenaries for insurgencies beginning in the early 80’s.

He currently practices law and was recognized in 2004 by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee as one of its Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year.

In Goodbye, Europe! Hello, Chaos! Merkel’s Migrants, former diplomat J. Michael Springmann provides an in-depth analysis of the migrant flood, its causes, and what it means for Europe. Building on arguments put forward in his previous work, Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World, the ex–State Department official and attorney reveals how US foreign policy created the crisis.