Charles Scoville files Traffic Monsoon SCOTUS petition
Leaving it till the eleventh hour, Charles Scoville has filed his Traffic Monsoon petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court.
As previously ordered by the Tenth Circuit appeals court, Scoville had until June 21st to file his writ.
As of June 24th Scoville had failed to inform the appeals court whether he’d filed his writ.
This prompted the court to issue a mandate, confirming their Traffic Monsoon appeal denial.
Scoville informed the court he filed his writ on June 21st later the same day.
In light of the filing, he’s also asked the appeals court to recall their issued mandate.
For those curious, Scoville’s SCOTUS writ petition doesn’t bring up any new arguments.
It’s basically the same jurisdiction arguments, made with the intent on legalizing US Ponzi schemes that mostly scam offshore victims.
If that sounds absurd, it’s because it is. And precisely why both the Utah District Court and the Tenth Circuit knocked Scoville’s arguments back.
From June 21st, the SEC has ten days to file a reply brief.
According to the Supreme Court, most petitions are decided upon within six weeks.
I don’t think there’s public access to this process, so I think we’ll have to wait for updates to the SEC or Tenth Circuit appeal dockets to confirm if Scoville’s petition is accepted or denied.
Update 26th June 2019 – The Tenth Circuit has recalled their mandate through a June 25th order.
Our mandate in this case is recalled and this court stays issuance of the mandate until the Supreme Court’s final disposition of this matter.
The next update in the case will be either the Supreme Court knocking back Scoville’s petition or accepting the case.
If they know it back, the SEC case will proceed where it left off (preliminary injunction granted).
If the Supreme Court opts to hear the case, Scoville’s campaign to legitimize Ponzi fraud in the US continues (more delays for Traffic Monsoon victims).
Update 18th July 2019 – The SEC has requested an extension till August 21st to file their reply.
The cited reason for the request is workload in other cases the SEC attorneys are working.
Update 20th July 2019 – The SEC’s extension motion has been granted.
Update 16th August 2019 – The SEC has filed for another extension to file their answer to Scoville’s writ.
The stated reason for the request is
the attorneys with principal responsibility for preparation of the government’s response have been heavily engaged with the press of previously assigned matters with proximate due dates.
The SEC’s motion was granted on August 15th, giving the regulator until September 20th to file its response.
Update 5th November 2019 – On November 1st Charles Scoville’s SCOTUS writ was denied.
Apologies for the uncertainty. This is the first MLM Ponzi scheme I’ve covered that has been pushed into the Supreme Court.
I’m learning the process and following along with the rest of you.
SCOTUS won’t hear it. It raises no questions about existing case or the constitutionality of any law. Something already rejected by lower courts twice is not going to be touched by SCOTUS.
This is just Scovie wanting to waste money till the very end.
Article updated with news of Tenth Circuit recalling their Mandate.
Article updated with requested extension by the SEC.
Article updated with SEC’s motion approval.
Article updated with second extension motion from SEC.