Leo mentioned on his site before this that he would not be posting to his blog but taking legal action. Leo has a lot of heart and is fighting the fight along with Miss Trickly and others.
Other than being a world-class poker player, Donofrio is one smart legal beagle. I think they’re intimately related vocations.
The question in my mind is, will he get the thing in the proper court with the proper argument. Too many jurists are running scared from this issue.
Carter, too, is a smart jurist.
If the Republicans take control of the House in 2010 I wonder if they will have the balls to look into the issue?
Lets play a hypothetical. Play along with me on this one.
A President and Vice President are killed. In haste, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court swears in the Speaker of the House as President.
After the swearing in, it is learned that the Chief Justice didnt ask the age of the Speaker of the House, and just assumed that they were old enough per the Constitution. He just assumed and didnt know that the new President was NOT qualified due to age.
Now the newly sworn in President CLAIMS that they are old enough, but refuses to release their birth certificate to the public.
Just who has legal authority for review after the Speaker of the House has been sworn in as President? According to this ruling, it isnt the judicial branch. Because no crime has been committed, the President cant be impeached, so it isnt the legislative branch (and because the Speaker of the House is from the majority party, that party controls the House as well). The President is chief executive over the executive branch so they wouldnt out themselves.
So I ask again, who would have legal authority?
I certainly dont get it.
The only problem I have with this is that the District of Columbia may be the most corrupt and the most leftist jurisdiction of any in the country. So what are the odds?
I say more power to all of them, for pursuing this in any way possible. This strikes me as being a hard fight to win. But the more we can keep it alive, the better.
Let’s hope that the law is followed and justice is done.
“Judge Carter: The writ of quo warranto must be brought within the District of Columbia because President Obama holds office within that district.
Excuse me for being obtuse. The Feds claim authority over everyone and everything in the U.S. but the Judge says Obama holds office in DC?
“The writ of quo warranto must be brought within the District of Columbia because President Obama holds office within that district.”
Doesn’t he hold office in ALL districts - and therefore can’t the writ be brought in ANY district?
Personally, I have NEVER wanted a court to remove POTUS Obama from office. However, I have wanted one to rule that he did not meet the NBC criteria so it would go to the SCOTUS to make a definitive ruling. Then if they ruled him unqualified Congress would have to remove him via the impeachment process or set a very bad precident.
Three years later, this might actually happen.
DC Plaintiff of “Petition for Review” is Montgomery Blair Sibley.