Overturning COVID restrictions and states of emergency

“You think you got the horses for that? Well, good luck and God bless, but I tell you this…the last place you want to see me is in court.” (attorney Arthur Edens, in the film, Michael Clayton, 2007)

Memo to lawyers: What are you waiting for? File big cases now.

by Jon Rappoport

September 16, 2020

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I’ve been covering the decision in the Pennsylvania COVID case and the court filing in Ohio. They give us the templates for potential victories in other states and countries.

(‘Lawsuit’ article archive here)

In Pennsylvania (ruling), a federal judge just ruled that Governor Wolf’s COVID containment measures are unconstitutional. The judge went further. NO emergency cancels the Constitution. There is a line that cannot be crossed. The right to assemble, to have freedom of movement, to earn a living—they can’t be wiped off the board by lockdowns for ANY reason.

This is, indeed, a heroic ruling. It affirms the unmistakable rays of light emanating from the basis of the American Republic.

In Ohio attorney Thomas Renz’s gigantic Ohio filing against Governor Mike DeWine, both the Constitution and issues of fact/science are asserted. Facts mean something. A declaration of emergency must undergo scrutiny, to determine whether a clear and present danger justifies the declaration.

Otherwise, a government can destroy the Constitution, the rule of law, and human rights by falsely claiming danger when there is none. We would be back in the time of Royal Edict, with the king’s army as the “rationale.”

(Attorney press release posted here; Attorney plaintiff document filed with court posted here.)

In 2020, lunatic cultural proclivities, media propaganda, political jockeying, pretensions of science, scare tactics, rigging of “facts,” and profit motives are in the mix. They produce amnesia about basic principles.

The law, when correctly applied, refreshes memory and sweeps away a blizzard of claims and counter-claims. The law comes to the point.

Using the law, one can say to governors and their public health advisors, “You’ve been going on for months now about the COVID spread and the emergency and the containment measures, but we want to reduce this to basics: do you have the Constitutional right to strip away our freedoms, and is there a factual reason to believe a state of emergency is necessary—so we’re going to court.”

Or, putting it another way: “Sir, you’re holding a gun to my head while you’re explaining at length why I can’t move. But you see, nothing has happened in court yet. Meet my lawyer. Are you going to shoot us both? Is that where you really want to go?”

In Ohio, attorney Tom Renz, on behalf of his clients, and against the governor, is asking for a jury trial. He wants citizens to hear the complex arguments about COVID SCIENCE. He wants citizens to understand the con and the game that is being played, in great detail. This is impressive. Renz believes The People deserve to know and they are capable of understanding.

From my nearly 40 years working as a reporter, experience tells me attorney Renz is correct. When the truth is laid out step by step, The People come to their senses. They cut through their own malaise. They cut through media indoctrination. As if they once took a voyage to an island called Logic, they suddenly remember that voyage.

After all, the COVID lockdowns and the economic destruction are being visited on the population at large, so let a dozen of their members (OUR members) hear the case and adjudicate it.

I’m not naïve about courts and judges and lawyers and juries. But I do know that, among the denizens of that system, there are keen minds and persons of good will. Persons who know that the Law, as it was once enshrined by the Founders, is a beacon and a breakthrough.

It is a culmination, after centuries of struggle, which places freedom at the head of the table.

Freedom—not edicts, not lockdowns.

What is COVID science? Has the virus actually been defined? Have case and death numbers been drastically inflated? Is there a pandemic? Why is a diagnostic test that has so many holes, that has never been properly validated, being deployed? How many obfuscations has the CDC planted to hide official secrets?

Let’s go to court and turn on the lights and explore the rabbit hole.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

72 comments on “Overturning COVID restrictions and states of emergency

  1. ReluctantWarrior says:

    I am continually amazed by how easily we were willing to give up our precious freedom with little real evidence other than what the ‘experts’ were reporting. We are a society in the throes of death by ‘expertism’ (my word).

  2. Diane says:

    Not to be overly cynical, but I’ve heard from various sources that the whole shebang will come to an abrupt end on November 4th. If so, the Ohio legal case is pure theatre, keeping alive the illusion that the Constitution (a Matrix construct) still matters. The missing trillions need to be accounted for. All must be laid bare. Will it, do you think?

    • el gallinazo says:

      This is a very USA centric view and incorrect. This is a global coup d’etat and not simply about Biden vs. Trump (who both work for the same cabal, Trump as controlled opposition.)

      • Jenifer says:

        If Trump actually was controlled opposition, I don’t think Democrats would have tried so hard to get him removed from office, or taken such drastic measures in this election.

        I’d like to see Jon address this:


        “It is the left’s attempt to see anarchy reign in our streets as rioters run amok, steeped in the victimhood and righteous violence taught to them all their lives. It is all part of their plan to steal the presidency, one way or another.

        Yet, it is important to note the BLM and Antifa goons currently wreaking havoc are doing so almost exclusively in America’s Democrat-run states and cities.

        It is a fake “revolution,” executed for the cameras and done to justify chaos as a tool to be used on a grand scale this election. It is a “revolution” that persists only under the aegis of the Democratic Party of America and the blind blessings of its propaganda arm, the media. This faux rebellion is the Obama of insurrections, a mile wide and an inch deep. It exists solely because right-minded Americans “have not yet begun to fight.”

        The left hopes to use the upheaval to steal this election and banish America to the ash heap of history. To the left, people must either be outraged victims, with every brutality undertaken against others deigned acceptable, no matter how violent and destructive, or they are oppressors who deserve outrage and atrocity.”

        • JJ says:

          “If Trump actually was controlled opposition, I don’t think Democrats would have tried so hard to get him removed from office, or taken such drastic measures in this election.”

          Or this is simply part of the theatre for the masses? They need to villify him to make his role believable. So, no, Trump is 100% part of the cabal. B’nai Brith award winner with his own coin in Israel promoting vaccines and his stupid “operation warp speed”.
          This election doesn’t matter one bit – whoever wins does the same thing in the end. Everything else is window dressing.

          • za ka lu says:

            agree JJ; psycho-drama distractions

          • Jenifer says:

            He has to “be on board” with vaccines, he has come under a shitload of fire already for his views on pandemic. Remember he was the first to promote HCQ and is still talking about alternatives which are still being dismissed.
            The RNC was held in person, not just on camera, sans masks and social distancing.

            I think/feel he knows that one way or another, the proposed vaccine is destined to fail in any case.

            Look at what he’s done in the Middle East. Trump’s strategy with the ME is path of least resistance, create alliances, foundations.

            Bahrain and UAE are the beginning, 9 countries including Saudi Arabia are to follow making peace with Israel.

            Eventually this will lead to peace between Palestinians and Israel.

            Trump said he’d purposely chosen the back route. Going straight for the most resistant issue never worked before.

            But hey CNN was complaining about masks and social distancing at the historic event at the White House a few days ago. (PS BLM Inc riots and protests are of course totally virus free)

            Humongous thread on mainstream media predictions that he would lead us into another disastrous war:


          • JJ says:

            @Jenifer Yep, opening US embassy in Jerusalem will definitely make Paletinians happy. Izrael is buldozing some Palestinian homes and building settlemensts as we speak. My take is you’re just calling for cult of personalisty and some good acting. Period. Soon you will realize who/what Trump really is. Hcq is a good move making people believe he’s something else while he is Just part of the cabal. Wait and see.

          • Robert C says:

            Nothing has changed, has it, JJ? Politicians lie their way into office and just sit on their asses, wrecking this beautiful country, until next election time then, they start the same BS all over, again. Now, they’ve gone too far. Americans must strike back at crooked politicians, corporations, the greedy/wealthy control freak animals of the planet. The real virus: Mentally insane politicians, pharma, very wealthy people, corporations, the CDC, WHO and above all: Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and fake ass Fauci.
            As a footnote: WHO is 2 letters short of WHORE ????

          • JJ says:

            @Robert C. You’re correct – nothing has changed and nothing will ever change if we simply continue the cult of personality in politics. Left/right paradigm is a false dychotomy – both sides are two hands of the same golem. As I write this mr. Trump is literally working hard on our demise trying to prompt the FED to print more “money” (debt. bonds) – something the hard working individuals will pay for. Something that will turn future generation into the mindless debt slaves.

    • Owen says:

      Why don’t you share your various sources? I’ve never liked being kept in the dark.

  3. JB says:

    I was thinking: Was this COVID scam all about getting people off the streets so they can install 5G? I know of someone who was pretty sick a few months ago (she talked about it on our Become Ungovernable Zoom meeting a month ago). She had a bad fever for a few weeks, and she said that she still isn’t 100%.

    Here’s the thing, though: I don’t remember her saying that she was officially diagnosed with COVID. I wonder if 5G poisoning had something to do with it.

    • Kristin L says:

      That and they passed the USMCA (revised TPP) during the chaos of the impeachment hearings and Covid. Effective July 1, 2020. Now we have some kind of regional governance over the US, Mexico and Canada. It’s a 2,000 page law, bringing us closer to that UN one world government.

      If we lose our sovereignty and this UN government supersedes our Constitution and court system, introduces a new “Amero” that will be controlled by the IMF, similar to the way the EU nations are under the ECB, then we really need to repeal it.

    • JJ says:

      5G is just one of the things it’s all about. It’s a very multi-faceted operation, with 5G being a vital part of it.

    • Robert C says:

      Always possible. Funny you mentioned that. I had the same thoughts months ago. Keeping people off the streets, forcing them to stay apart which of course leads to less people out in public, leaving more opportunities for them to sneak in something that the American people do not want. At least, the American people that know what’s really going on with 5G.

  4. Robert C says:

    This is great news! I hope and pray the lawyers across America follow suit of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
    WHAT ATTORNEYS IN CALIFORNIA WILL TAKE THIS ON? It appears most of them are funded and controlled by big Pharma, etc. For the good attorneys in California: PLEASE, come out and fight this! You will have so many people backing/supporting you. It would be a landmark for your WIN!!

  5. Steven Fecser says:

    Should be interesting how long this will take to get to trial. DeWine is an attorney and I’m sure will be putting up some road blocks and leveraging delay tactics to stall the plaintiffs momentum and enthusiasm, not to mention financial resources.

    As an Ohio resident, I will be following this very closely.

    • Lyn P says:

      This is a very valid observation. The Prick gov of IL (also somehow with a J.D.) used plain-‘ole ignoring the District Court followed by use of the puppet IL supreme court to get a stay on his contempt hearing a month after his orders were overturned.

      These despots really can buy their own judicial outcomes.

    • Robert C says:

      Thank you Mr.Fecser!

  6. Opie Poik says:

    Up To 90% Of COVID-Positive Americans Were Possibly Not Even Contagious
    Even the Paper of Altered Record (NYT) agrees.

    Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job (Complete) – 1984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhAzGLb1j40
    Not really 2+ hours – it’s repeated once within this YouTube. About 45 minutes or so – unbelievably good expose of how America’s been subverted from within (and how to change it back). Superb psyop lessons, delivered by this principled Soviet-era defector. We’re looking for a few good men, like this one. He’s brilliant, brave, and very funny: he says to understand a country, read its authors; one should read penguins to understand Antarctica.


  7. Doreen says:



  8. Hélios says:

    These trials may give two things : make people aware of this scam and make people free from stupid, absurd and drastic measures.

    I read three young Chinese were dead from the masks by asphyxia…

  9. Doreen says:

    What the majority of people can and must do.

    First, make a conscious choice.

    Either stand with your fellow man to claim personal power, freedom, and create coherence, or do nothing, and be tracked like an animal 24/7, living in fear of a failed social credit score and its punishments with little to no chance of ‘ever’ breaking free.

    Here is an evidence based letter to use in Canada that can be modified for use in other countries. Send the evidence to your elected representatives, mayor, council members, school board, chief of police, local businesses.

    Perhaps add your own links. https://vaccinechoicecanada.com/in-the-news/vcc-invites-elected-to-consider-the-evidence/

  10. Michelle says:

    Like many other states, we are seriously hurting here in California – and the fires have just made the situation more devastating. All around I see businesses (not all small) shuttered. Some for good.

    Many people are out of work and cannot even feed their families, let alone keep a roof over their heads. THIS CANNOT GO ON MUCH LONGER.

    Please Please PLEASE let California be the next state taken to court over this.

  11. JtKong says:

    My comment in the Wall Street Journal today inspired by Jon’s excellent reporting:

    A Pennsylvania Federal judge ruled this week covid 19 does not give the government the power to suspend the Constitution and impose tyranny.

    Science matters, facts matter and the Constitution of these United States matters.

    America was forged in blood by giants. We are not a nation of sniveling cowards dictated to by fear-mongers, who would imprison us in our homes, subject to tracking, masking and injection, because it serves the interest of psychopathic despots. ENOUGH!

  12. procomptor says:

    Been a long time since 9-11 and all of us became suspected terrorist! It went from being innocent until proven guilty to guilty until proven innocent. It is definitely time to stop playing the defensive position and start the offensive march via the Constitution!

    If we are educated and well versed in constitutional law then we know that it can work for us in court. It is time to turn this circus our country has become around and send the clowns packing! Thanks for another great article Jon.


    • Kurt V says:

      Although it was very flawed to begin with, since they illegally in secret in the dead of night, replaced the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution, it was definitely canceled during the lead up to the Civil War, by ol honest Abe himself.
      So good luck with that.
      Go listen to Legalman (the Quash). You’ll learn the logical truth about the theater that is “the Constitution”.

  13. el gallinazo says:

    Would be great if the trial could be videotaped daily and posted in the evening on Bitchute. Obviously yyoutube would send it down the memory hole in a NY second.

  14. BDBinc says:

    The New Zealand (Bank of England’s Crown) supreme Court ignored the petition.


    A “Sars CoV2” genome was just computer generated on 10th Jan 2020, its not real . This is the news that should be made public. https://notpublicaddress.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/how-to-create-your-own-novel-virususing-computer-software/

  15. Rixta Francis says:

    Someone should challenge those emergency powers in court. An emergency by its very nature only lasts a short time. So emergency powers cannot last for months. An six months emergency is a contradiction in terms. It cannot exist. Which probably means that the laws that allow for this are invalid.

    • Terry says:

      Agreed, logically true.

    • Larry C says:

      Strictly speaking, the Shutdown of The National Economy, has been done cumulatively: two weeks here, 30 days there…and during the business shutdowns if there is a predictable spike in positive Covid-19 test results (and you can bet the farm, there will be), only then will they extend the social distancing to Crush the Economy an additional 30 days. In this manner, the business shutdowns can be extended seamlessly and indefinitely in to the future..at the very modest rate of 30-day intervals.

      Anybody can handle a 30-day stretch…right?

  16. There were hundreds of cases like this in the 30s. Where are we at now? Penn is still locked down after this ruling. What now?

  17. NULL says:

    This is a crucial share from our friend named Richie from Boston regarding he um…United States Constitution, which has been burning on a funeral pyre pretty much since it was conceived. They care ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about ANY law or moral authority and they never have…
    Anyway, please do see and listen straight from the mouths of the EVIL, Tyrannical Dictators of ” FREEDOM-LOVING” (and utterly MURDEROUS) AMERIKA,INC.


    • Lyn P says:

      I recommend also finding Richie’s channel on BitChute as he has been subject to a lot of Screw U Tube (thanks for that name Vernon Coleman) censorship and darn near any video of Richie’s is likely to be “disappeared.”

  18. From Elsewhere says:

    This trial is a major step #1. Prosecution of all culprits would be next, so that, in the future, whoever ruler will think twice before deciding to enforce lockdowns, masks and other acts of despotism.

  19. ak says:

    Hi everyone

    My apologies if someone has already posted this, but here is the go fund me page to donate to cover expenses for the lawsuit against the government of the state of Ohio over the “covid” scam.

    This link was on attorney Thomas Renz, Esq. of Ohio’s webpage — this is the attorney Jon has written about recently. I urge everyone to think through this and if you pray, pray too. The go fund me campaign has raised enough money to bring the lawsuit, but the group, Ohio Stand Up, which hired Attorney Renz knows the fight will be long and they also wish to promote this fight across the US.

    Here’s the link:


    Best wishes to all

    AK in VT

  20. ak in vt says:

    The pressure mounts!

    RegretLeft, a commenter on this site, gave me info about a senior doctor in Ireland who has spoken out about “covid” and the restrictions.

    This doctor,Martin Feeley, was part of the Irish national health service and the senior executive of a hospital group in Ireland. Well, looks like the IRISH GOVERNMENT HAS PRESSURED THE HOSPITAL GROUP and Dr Martin Freeley has resigned stating,

    “decided to resign so management in his hospital group would not be penalised” according to the Irish Times. Here is the link:


    We need to make sure this does not happen to the Pennsylvania federal judge, the judge who might hear Thomas Renz’s case and others.


    AK in VT

  21. za ka lu says:

    if you think bar member lawyers and the bar member courts will act to ‘save’ or stop tyranny, then you are sadly mistaken. They all work for the perps, duh!!

  22. Larry C says:

    I scanned briefly the Attorney plaintiff document filed with court.


  23. Saul B Cause says:

    5G will kill us all.

  24. Mac says:

    The article asks what are lawyers waiting for, beside one lawyer, though would say he’s not average. Most lawyers probably sit because they swim in money, because they get paid whether they help you, or not. Partly because tort reform was never done, where loser pays. Most states aren’t that way, because most people ignored when the few tried to change things. Another example of courts not working, judges able to close off a case from public knowing what’s going on, or gag order, close off ability of someone to have more eyes on a situation make sure there’s no wrongdoing, which there can be. Should never be a case closed off from the public. And ‘gag’ order, argument of tainted jury, doesn’t matter if people have info beforehand, could still pick jury on ability generally. And jurys can be rigged by those with agenda anyway. Just a few of many problems.
    In any case since most lawyers aren’t doing anything, maybe more people will notice courts aren’t reigning in govt, states. The one lawyer or pennsylvania thing may be good for a bit of exposure, though probably doesn’t make a difference if people don’t make effort, where they live. Thanks for the article Jon.

  25. cris says:

    It’s strange that government experts keep pushing masks and vaccine. It’s as if some have other motives, maybe getting kickbacks from mask manufacturing or vaccine kickbacks? Seems to be other things besides what they say, just doesn’t add up.

    • JJ says:

      Defnitely kickbacks. But also enormous pressure from “certain cabal” that can’t be named (if you wanna know who rules over you figure out who you can’t criticize).

  26. Jake says:

    – Just thanks for your writing Jon, a lot more legitimate than the msm.

  27. Breck Stewart says:

    The science that they are relying on is what Bruce Lee referred to as the classical mess, it is organized despair. It is to be discarded. Its premises are erroneous, its conclusions are wrong.

  28. :Max says:

    For this test: “Why is a diagnostic test that has so many holes, that has never been properly validated, being deployed? :Is called KOCKS POSTULATE, which is a test when there is claim by a person or persons that a “virus” exists and a question whether that “virus” etc. is harmful to huemans.

    For the word MATRIX means WOMB.

  29. Opie Poik says:

    Waiting For the Government To Tell You That You Can Get Back to Normal Life is a Chump Move


    “It is incredible how as soon as a people become subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and willingly that one is led to say that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement.”–Etienne de la Boetie (1577)

  30. Opie Poik says:

    The lies to justify the lockdown just keep on comin’:

    Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars And Restaurants: Leaked Emails


    • za ka lu says:

      shows deep gov’t/dept of health conspiracy to destroy music city, and in other cities here and worldwide– gov’t officials and employees are in on it, following orders to destroy industries, reform ‘culture’—-
      thx opie

  31. I on 10 September 2020 lodged with the High Court of Australia a “complaint” for orders Nisi, etc, with back up set out against Fuhrer (Premier) Daniel Andrews of Victoria and his Stormtroopers known as Victorian Police and would you believe the Registrar (Office boy) so far has refused to file the Application. Never mind the unconstitutional conduct. But I am not giving up.

  32. Robert C says:

    From the ’70’s and so fitting, today;
    War Pigs by Black Sabbath:

    “Generals gathered in their masses
    Just like witches at black masses
    Evil minds that plot destruction
    Sorcerer of death’s construction
    In the fields the bodies burning
    As the war machine keeps turning
    Death and hatred to Mankind
    Poisoning their brainwashed minds…
    Oh Lord yeah!

    Politicians hide themselves away
    They only started the war
    Why should they go out to fight?
    They leave that role to the poor

    Time will tell on their power minds
    Making war just for fun
    Treating people just like pawns in chess
    Wait ’till their judgment day comes, yeah!

    Now in darkness, world stops turning
    Ashes where the bodies burning
    No more war pigs have the power
    Hand of God has struck the hour
    Day of Judgment, God is calling
    On their knees the war pigs crawling
    Begging mercy for their sins
    Satan, laughing, spreads his wings…
    Oh Lord, yeah!”

    • ak in vt says:

      Ah, memories of my youth. This brought to my mind another song, can’t remember the title nor the album title, from Black Sabbath’s third album (it was black with purple writing). The words of the song went something like this:

      Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
      Up into the night sky they blast
      Burning metal through the atmosphere
      Earth remains in worry, hate and fear

      With the hateful battles raging on
      Rockets flying to the glowing sun
      Through the empire of eternal void
      Freedom from the final suicide.

      I think that’s how it went. Have a nice day!


      AK in VT

  33. Carol says:

    PAs health secretary, Rachael Levine, apparently removed her mother from her nursing home before she issued the order to move corona hospital patients into nursing homes; isn’t that “foreknowledge”? How about a homicide conviction for both of them as well as Cuomo and DeBlasio in NY?



  34. Robert C says:

    In the masking: it’s not LAW anywhere. So, to enforce it we impose fines for not complying. Another words, destroy the economy then threaten people with taking their money in one way or another. Secondly: since they, cannot as government enforce this nonexistent law to wear masks we will just get business owners to do it for us. Business owners: tell people you will not serve them Or let them in your place of business if they don’t wear a mask. Thank you for doing the governments job for them. Turn the people against each other. That is the governments goal…, one of them.

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