IMPORTANT: The highest court in the land has just requested briefing from the U.S. Solicitor General on whether or not it should grant a writ of review in the Rinehart case!!! Attorney James Buchal reports that if the U.S. Solicitor General files a brief in support of acceptance of the petition, "the chances that the Supreme Court will take the case go up very significantly."
Listen up my fellow nugget heads: This is the time to forget about whatever Honey Do List you are working on. If you can write a sentence, or better, if you can afford a stamp and can type a sentence IN YOUR OWN WORDS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP as to how important this case is, then do so NOW. Don't worry about your grammar or punctuation. Just express yourself in the unique and genuine way that only you can. Tell President Trump how you have suffered under your California overseers. They have taken away a property right that the federal government has guaranteed to you. There is a relatively short period for the (current) Acting Solicitor General to get his brief filed. He needs to be told by his boss ASAP how miners feel about the importance of this case so that states like California can't keep prohibiting owners of federal mining rights from operating their own claims on federal lands without any hope of economic survival in areas that largely have few alternative economic opportunities!
Let's not sit on our hands. Let's get some justice! Get something in the mail by tomorrow if you possibly can!!
Thanks for listening to my rant.
Martin Milas, Editor