DENNIS APEL CASE GOES TO SUPREME COURT
Dennis Apel’s attorney, Constitutional specialist Erwin Chemerinsky, notified Dennis on June 3, that the Supreme Court decided to hear his case, 12-1038 USA v John Dennis Apel. The case involves the easement and ban and bar issues. Vandenberg AFB officials said anyone with a Ban and Bar cannot be on the easement (the property in front of the Vandenberg sign on Hwy 1). Dennis believes he can. The Federal magistrate agreed with the Base as did the District Court Judge. However, the 9th Circuit Court agreed with Dennis and overturned his convictions. Now the Government is taking Dennis to the Supreme Court to try to have those convictions re-instated. No date has been set, but Erwin believes it will be in December. Check back for updates.
UPDATE 6–12-2013 This LINK is to an article in the Santa Barbara Independent regarding this issue.