Q. Is the Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign's approach legally sound?
A. When writing about our current proposed initiatives, critics liken it to the NYC experience and add that we “don’t even have a lawyer.” The Campaign doesn't currently have a private attorney, but that does not mean we didn’t have sound legal advice.
We have sought the assistance of knowledgeable attorneys around the country — the attorneys who draft or review initiatives for the judiciary and the executive departments of their respective state governments. The proposed 9/11 initiatives have been discussed in depth with the Legislative Counsels of the states of California and Oregon, and they drafted the legal language. Massachusetts does not have a Legislative Counsel; they turn proposed initiatives over to the Attorney General, the chief legal officer of the Commonwealth. Several attorneys review it for the Attorney General, who then certifies it as legal and constitutional. It is our guess that more than ten attorneys in three states, who do nothing but review initiatives and draft legislation for their respective legislatures, have thus acknowledged the legality of our proposed 9/11 initiative.
We understand the skepticism of many 9/11 truth activists about the 9/11 initiative when it was first proposed a year ago. What we are attempting has never been done before, and now that the concept and the text of the law have been vetted by three government agencies, it is his hope that truth activists will reevaluate their reluctance to support the undertaking.