By Ed Wallace, Publisher at UtahStandardNews.com / January 21, 2021
Noted Constitutional Attorney and advisor to President Trump, Robert Barnes, will give a presentation this Saturday, Jan 23, 7pm, at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 850 S Bluff St, in St George. The event is free and is hosted by WashCo based Citizens For Constitutional Government and co-sponsored by UtahStandardNews.com and the Liberty Action Coalition. There is an event link on Facebook to make reservations or you can just show up and hope for a seat.
Mr. Barnes has been exceptionally outspoken in the defense of Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results and was part of the President’s team. He has also been a fierce critic of big tech and its efforts to censor and suppress the President. Mr. Barnes will review the lawsuits against the government that he has been involved with, the COVID-19 lockdowns, and forced vaccinations.
Barnes stands up to systems, to bullies, to Big Banks, to the IRS, and to those who would take away the guaranteed freedoms of free speech and civil rights. He continues to win, for the underdogs, and for those who, like Barnes, face seemingly impossible odds.His latest articles include The Wrongful Impeachment of President Trump and What’s Next for Trump?
Based in Los Angeles, Barnes has been a legal crusader, political commentator, and a criminal tax defense lawyer that has and been involved in a wide range of different types of practice areas and has successfully handled some of the most famous and high profile cases in the history of the United States.
The Constitution protects us all. Very few (if any) practicing attorneys in America have ever won precedent-setting, high-profile, life-changing cases in First Amendment law in civil cases, tax cases and criminal cases. Robert Barnes has achieved all three.
1. WESLEY SNIPES’ ATTORNEY – THE “UN-WINNABLE” TAX LAW CASE
In United States vs. Wesley Snipes, Robert Barnes’ stunning jury-won, not-guilty felony verdicts for Wesley Snipes led the government, for the first time in 30 years, to stop even using the term “tax protester” as a reason to prosecute people. Yes. We have a right to free speech.
2. RALPH NADER’S ATTORNEY – BALLOT ACCESS SUPREME COURT CASE
In Ralph Nader vs. Brewer, Robert Barnes’ five-year court case went up to the U.S. Supreme Court and had more than a dozen governments trying to overturn the Robert Barnes-led victory. But the case led to a decision that experts in election law and the First Amendment agreed was “groundbreaking” and a “severe blow” to the government’s attempts to prohibit people circulating petitions for the cause and candidate of their choice. The decision also strengthened access to the ballot and First Amendment rights in all election cases.
3. PRISON SUICIDE – ESTATE OF MILLER V. TOBIASZ
In Estate of Miller vs. Tobiasz, Robert Barnes and the Barnes Law team achieved a full victory in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, vindicating the rights of two young brothers. Barnes made the government pay for its indifference to a suicide in their custody of the brothers’ mentally ill older brother, expanding the rights in cases of inmate suicide for all.
He also represented the eight Covington Catholic High School students in their defamation suits and teamed up with Infowars host, Alex Jones, to expose the lies and manipulation from the mainstream media regarding the controversy which kicked off 2019.
Barnes explained how he came to see the viral Lincoln Memorial incident – which precipitated “death threats, arson threats, bomb threats, not only threats to [students’] reputation” – as a “social media lynch mob”
Barnes stated: “The way all lynch mobs operate, they need to be validated by people with positions of power or authority. The fact that you had public officials, senators and congressmen that joined in [on doxing and defaming Covington Catholic students], you had major respected journalists like [New York Times’s] Maggie Haberman joined in, and then you had major celebrities that had big followings, have big platforms like Kathy Griffin and others who joined in…. I want to create a legal and cultural precedent that says there’ll be consequences if you joined or validated a social media lynch mob…. Anybody that has that blue checkmark on Twitter, or any other form of validation, of indication in social, society, or institutional respect, [should] be terrified of the possibility of joining a social media lynch mob.”
Barnes also represented Jerry Marchelletta in his appeal against the IRS and got his conviction reversed and exposed iRS corruption in the process.
Barnes is currently representing the Perry family vs. Milwaukee Police Department. Soaked in his own urine and feces, blood seeping from a spit mask, James Perry died in pre-booking at Milwaukee County Jail – despite pleading for help and asking for medication for his condition that caused seizures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGga1pb0UhA&feature=emb_logo
From small-town East Ridge, Tennessee, to the elite environs of the Eastern Ivy league, Robert Barnes walks among the humble and the haughty. Traveling from the everyday to the esteemed, representing clients fighting for their civil rights and celebrities taking on the IRS, Barnes heeds the advice of his newspaper-throwing father, Walter, who was fond of reminding, “Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes”.
As a young man, this exposure to widely varying walks of life gave Barnes a unique ability to empathize with and advocate for others no matter their background. Today, he uses this same empathy to serve his clients, persuade his juries, and win over the judges who preside over his trials.
“You have to understand life from each other perspective that’s out there before you can put a moral judgment on it, or before you can persuade them to do what you need them to do,” Barnes says, “If they happen to be the judge, they happen to be the juror, they happen to be an arbitrator, they happen to be a mediator, they happen to be a prosecutor, they happen to be opposing lawyer, they happen to be a potential witness, or they happen to be a potential expert; if they’re any of those things, you have to understand life through their perspective so that you can communicate to them.”
Adding to Barnes’ young empathetic training: his family was devastated by personal tragedy.
“I knew what it meant to have difficult odds from a young age” says Barnes, “My father passed away when I was 12, so what we were living off of was social security payments for widows and orphans. I went to work in the summers by the time I was 12, and started working full time when I was 15.”
Though his own roots were financially humble and distinctly Southern, his family tradition is steeped in the New England patriots’ commitment to liberty and justice. His Rhode Island great-grandfathers historically refused a new American government without the Bill of Rights guaranteeing individual liberties.
Eventually, Barnes overcame his family’s financial challenges by winning a scholarship to the elite McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He went on to attend Yale University, also on scholarship, where he made quite a name for himself as a defender of the underdog and an outsider unafraid to challenge insiders in powerful positions.
After Yale University announced intentions to exclude students in the admissions process based solely on their lack of income or familial ties to the university, Barnes left the school in protest to draw attention to the issue, but not before publishing a scathing and widely read op-ed challenging Yale’s position. Yale subsequently reversed its policies and kept a “need-blind” admissions policy to this day. Barnes then received a fellowship to attend law school at the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated with honors and myriad awards for academic excellence, including the Mathys Award for oral argument and effective advocacy.
Barnes attributes his bulldog-ish boldness to the scrappy survival training he underwent as a child of the rural, poor South.
“It was the confidence to do that was born of growing up in East Ridge and going through family tragedy, and working at a very young age,” Barnes says, “I wouldn’t have had the confidence to stand up to all those people, to show them what they were doing or planning was wrong, that it would have this bad social impact, that it would reflect badly on them, it would reflect badly on the university to exclude the few poor students who made it to Yale.”
Today, Barnes continues to win as he takes on the cause of underdogs, no matter how difficult the odds may appear. Where other lawyers lose 90% of the time, Barnes wins more often than not, as he stands up to systems, bullies, unethical law firms, corrupt banks, the IRS, rogue government agents, and to those who would take away those guaranteed freedoms his grandfathers helped establish.
In doing so, he has continued the family tradition his great-grandfathers started centuries ago, fighting for the freedoms that founded America.
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