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*Breaking* Due to Procedure, Obama and DNC Admit all Allegations
Philip Berg ^ | October 21, 2008 | Philip Berg

Posted on 10/21/2008 6:05:29 AM PDT by Calpernia

Original thread can be reviewed here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2109876/posts
So, why is it taking so long? What is the judge waiting for? (Berg vs Obama)

By NoobRep

Today's Update by WestCoastGal

Unless the Obama Campaign applies for a withdrawal of admission and shows GOOD CAUSE, as of today, October 21, 2008, the Obama Campaign has legally admitted that Barack Hussein Obama is ineligible to hold the office of Presidency. Full coverage of this court proceeding can be read here: http://www.americasright.com/

Below is today's legal admission!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Berg: Due to Procedure, Obama and DNC Admit all Allegations

According to Rule 36 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a party upon whom requests for admissions have been served must respond, within 30 days, or else the matters in the requests will be automatically deemed conclusively admitted for purposes of the pending action.

On September 15, as part of his federal lawsuit contending that the Illinois senator is ineligible, pursuant to the U.S. Constitution, to serve as president of the United States, Philadelphia attorney Philip Berg served Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee with just such a request. Soon thereafter, on October 6, Barack Obama and the DNC acknowledged service in their motion for protective order, filed in an attempt to persuade the court to stay discovery. The Federal Rules require that a response to a request for admissions be served within the 30-day time limit, and Barack Obama and the DNC have not done so.

Therefore, this morning, amidst news reports that Barack Obama will be suspending his campaign for a few days so he can fly to Hawaii to visit his grandmother, who has suddenly fallen ill, Philip Berg will file two motions in district court in Philadelphia:

A motion requesting an immediate order deeming his request for admissions served upon Barack Obama and the DNC on September 15 admitted by default, and

A motion requesting an expedited ruling and/or hearing on Berg’s motion deeming the request for admissions served upon Obama and the DNC admitted.

Berg contends that the failure to respond and serve the response within the time limit is “damning,” and made two appearances overnight on Rollye James’ talk radio program, the second one coming shortly after midnight, during which he disclosed the meat of today’s filings and the legal and political ramifications of the defendants’ failure to respond.

“They did not file answers or objections or anything else to the request for admissions we served upon them on September 15,” Berg said to me shortly before midnight, noting that Obama and the DNC did in fact acknowledge service of the admission in their motion for protective order. “They knew the admissions were due. They knew they must object or answer specifically in 30 days. Here, they did nothing.”

Typically, requests can be used to ascertain three types of information: (1) the veracity of facts, (2) the authenticity of documents, or (3) the “application of law to fact.” Pretty much anything not privileged is fair game, and while the idea behind such a request is to obtain information, requests for admissions of facts and of the genuine nature of documents are generally not designed as a part of discovery, per se, but rather more of a mechanism used to whittle down proof later in the proceedings.

Unless permitted by the court or allowed pursuant to a written agreement between the parties, the party served with the request must serve a response within 30 days. How serious is a failure to respond? This, from PreTrial, by Thomas A. Mauet:

The automatic provision of Rule 36 makes it a formidable weapon because inertia or inattentiveness can have an automatic, and usually devastating, consequence. Hence, there is one cardinal rule for practice under this provision: Make sure you respond and serve the response within the 30-day period.

Given the “usually devastating” consequence of failure to respond in time to a request for admissions such as those served upon Obama and the DNC on September 15, just what were some of the admissions that Berg asserts Barack Obama and the DNC have, at least procedurally, admitted to?

Admit you were born in Kenya.
Admit you are a Kenya “natural born” citizen.
Admit your foreign birth was registered in the State of Hawaii.
Admit your father, Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr., admitted Paternity of you.
Admit your mother gave birth to you in Mombosa, Kenya.
Admit your mother’s maiden name is Stanley Ann Dunham a/k/a Ann Dunham.
Admit the COLB [Certification of Live Birth] posted on the website “Fightthesmears.com” is a forgery.
Admit you were adopted by a Foreign Citizen.
Admit you were adopted by Lolo Soetoro, M.A. a citizen of Indonesia.
Admit you were not born in Hawaii.
Admit you are a citizen of Indonesia.
Admit you never took the “Oath of Allegiance” to regain your U.S. Citizenship status.
Admit you are not a “natural born” United States citizen. Admit your senior campaign staff is aware you are not a “natural born” United States Citizen.
Admit the United States Constitution does not allow for a Person to hold the office of President of the United States unless that person is a “natural born” United States citizen.
Admit you are ineligible pursuant to the United States Constitution to serve as President and/or Vice President of the United States.

There are, however, several options for Barack Obama and the DNC at this point. The first, and most obvious, is the argument that pursuant to Rule 26(f), a request for admission may only be served after the conference for the purpose of planning discovery detailed under that rule, and therefore the 30-day time limit on Berg’s request has not yet begun. Here, though, Berg could feasibly argue either that the request for admissions is not a true discovery mechanism and is actually meant to streamline the future need for discovery, or that the defendants’ acknowledged service of the request in their October 6 motion for protective order and failed, at that time, to specifically object or answer. The second option for the defense, still easily foreseen, is that Obama and the DNC could file a motion to withdraw admissions which have been deemed admitted.

In order to file a motion to withdraw admissions deemed admitted by default, a party must show

(1) “good cause” regarding why there was no response and
(2) that such a motion to withdraw would not cause undue prejudice to the plaintiff. Here, Berg could contend that Obama and the DNC failed to meet those standards, that they cannot show “good cause” for failing to answer or object, and that withdrawing the admissions would cause undue prejudice.

Still, for Berg, the issue is clear. He simply wanted answers or objections, he said, and instead received nothing. Rule 36, according to Berg, is fairly cut-and-dry.

“It all comes down to the fact that there’s nothing from the other side,” Berg said. “The admissions are there. By not filing the answers or objections, the defense has admitted everything. He admits he was born in Kenya. He admits he was adopted in Indonesia. He admits that the documentation posted online is a phony. And he admits that he is constitutionally ineligible to serve as president of the United States.”

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To: Calpernia

1) If he is ineligible to be a US Senator, would any votes that he participated in be voided?

2) As for the riots: LOCK AND LOAD!


151 posted on 10/21/2008 7:24:48 AM PDT by bonnieblue4me (You can put lipstick on a donkey (or a dimrat), but it is still an ass!)
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To: Netizen

So, did BHO’s mom know about the other wives in Kenya and didn’t care — She was only 17 when she met BHO Sr. and had Barak at 18. I bet the last thing on her mind was getting married, especially if she knew about the other wives. Hard to know what if any of this so-called History of Obama is true. Maybe BHO doesn’t want the birth certificate publicized because his mom wasn’t married. As if that would bother any of the people who worship him so much. No, we have something much more nefarious going on here. If he has to step down due to not being a natural born citizen, I guarantee you, he and his minions will do all they can to get the Constitution amended so that we can legally vote for the Messiah. Any State not approving the amendment will be deemed racist and will have boycotts and chaos like never seen before.


152 posted on 10/21/2008 7:24:57 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

bump

“Maybe this is what Joe Biden was referring to as a international crises”


153 posted on 10/21/2008 7:26:37 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

bump for later


154 posted on 10/21/2008 7:27:25 AM PDT by blf1776 (Compassionate Conservatism Is Dead - It is time to fight, fight, FIGHT!!!!)
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To: austinaero

Manny Ramirez’s grandmother died twice and he got away with it. Even though she’s not dead. First we had “Manny being Manny”. Now we have “Obama being Obama”.


155 posted on 10/21/2008 7:27:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MeekOneGOP; Beckwith; syriacus; stockpirate; Fred Nerks; Chief Engineer; Quix; Alamo-Girl; ...

Yikes!


156 posted on 10/21/2008 7:29:02 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Han Solo -- "It just wont matter? Turn that droid off. Never tell me the odds!")
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To: library user

Hawaii Supreme Court asked to issue emergency writ opening secret Obama birth files
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2110987/posts
— Related? —
Obama to Leave Campaign Trail for Two Days to Visit Sick Grandmother [Hawaii]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2110758/posts


157 posted on 10/21/2008 7:30:06 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Han Solo -- "It just wont matter? Turn that droid off. Never tell me the odds!")
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To: TomasUSMC

How’s that Peter Paul/Hillary suit going? This kind of stuff is a waste of time.


158 posted on 10/21/2008 7:31:17 AM PDT by ravensandricks (Jesus rides beside me. He never buys any smokes.)
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To: Calpernia

“So this is really, really breaking.”

Darn straight it is!


159 posted on 10/21/2008 7:31:26 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Han Solo -- "It just wont matter? Turn that droid off. Never tell me the odds!")
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To: Texas4ever

...crickets...


160 posted on 10/21/2008 7:33:27 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Pinetop

This is Andy’s:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2110770/posts
Hawai’i Supreme Court asked to issue emergency writ opening secret Obama birth files

And this post is making me wonder if Obama’s team just didn’t screw up.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2111080/posts?page=123#123

SNIP: *He is not required to respond to discovery until the court rules on the motion for protective order. *

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2111080/posts?page=132#132

RESPONSE: *Berg cites in post #32 section 10 that states Civil Procedure, Rule 36(a) mandates that the defense respond to the admission request regardless of the motion to stay discovery since that hasn’t been ruled on yet.*

I think this is what happened.


161 posted on 10/21/2008 7:33:40 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Lol! I don’t think Joe consults with his own self.


162 posted on 10/21/2008 7:33:43 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: LonePalm

The Court has a balancing act to perform here. If done properly, the Judicial branch should interfere a little as possible with executive functions like elections. It should not even want to be seen as effecting an election. Obamas lawyers know this, and will take advantage of it. The campaign wants tight control over what is in the news cycle. It does not want and factual statements from Obama about his citizenship in the news. They will take a hit on procedure in the case because the campaing is more important.

There will be plenty of time after the election to get through discovery and have a plenary hearing. The Judge has the power to grant temporary restraining order staying the Oath of Office if Obama really plays games.


163 posted on 10/21/2008 7:34:50 AM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
” Lol! I don’t think Joe consults with his own self. “ ... yes,,, we know that already,, he consults with his plugs... lol
164 posted on 10/21/2008 7:35:47 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Calpernia

Ping!


165 posted on 10/21/2008 7:36:52 AM PDT by MMinOH
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To: ncfool

Andy Martin BUMP!


166 posted on 10/21/2008 7:36:53 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: gathersnomoss

la la la la laaaaaa hmmm hmmmmmmmmm i’m waitinggggg


167 posted on 10/21/2008 7:37:50 AM PDT by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: mnehrling

“..and what will become of this even if he stood on a podium and proclaimed he was ineligible- my bet is nothing.”

“Nothing really matters, nothing really matters, nothing really matters at all. Take me wehere the wind blows.”


169 posted on 10/21/2008 7:39:19 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Han Solo -- "It just wont matter? Turn that droid off. Never tell me the odds!")
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To: Calpernia

Bump for later


170 posted on 10/21/2008 7:39:25 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: Pinetop

Yep. The dude is afraid of commiting perjury. If he were white, his goose would be cooked.


171 posted on 10/21/2008 7:44:00 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Thanks to the robber barons in D.C. and on Wall St. I've been forced to become a minimalist.)
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To: bonnieblue4me

>>>If he is ineligible to be a US Senator, would any votes that he participated in be voided?

Excellent question!


172 posted on 10/21/2008 7:44:09 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

..I know that you have sent this to everybody, but I sent this to Drudge again


173 posted on 10/21/2008 7:44:09 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Calpernia

Admit you were born in Kenya.
Admit you are a Kenya “natural born” citizen.
Admit your foreign birth was registered in the State of Hawaii.
Admit your father, Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr., admitted Paternity of you.
Admit your mother gave birth to you in Mombosa, Kenya.
Admit your mother’s maiden name is Stanley Ann Dunham a/k/a Ann Dunham.
Admit the COLB [Certification of Live Birth] posted on the website “Fightthesmears.com” is a forgery.
Admit you were adopted by a Foreign Citizen.
Admit you were adopted by Lolo Soetoro, M.A. a citizen of Indonesia.
Admit you were not born in Hawaii.
Admit you are a citizen of Indonesia.
Admit you never took the “Oath of Allegiance” to regain your U.S. Citizenship status.
Admit you are not a “natural born” United States citizen. Admit your senior campaign staff is aware you are not a “natural born” United States Citizen.
Admit the United States Constitution does not allow for a Person to hold the office of President of the United States unless that person is a “natural born” United States citizen.
Admit you are ineligible pursuant to the United States Constitution to serve as President and/or Vice President of the United States.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Admit you are an idiot


174 posted on 10/21/2008 7:44:24 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Calpernia; pissant

175 posted on 10/21/2008 7:46:28 AM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: Sioux-san

Can’t get a Constitutional amendment rammed thru in 2 weeks.


176 posted on 10/21/2008 7:48:15 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!)
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To: WalterSkinner

You know it take much more than one send. Everyone should send this out all day!


177 posted on 10/21/2008 7:49:21 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: woofie

LOL!


178 posted on 10/21/2008 7:50:16 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

I tend to agree. If the court has not ruled on the protective order or motion to stay discovery, then the admissions/denials are due. The way to get around it is to request an order shortening time and a temporary order until the motion is adjudicated on its merits or file the response under seal dependent upon the court’s order. This is like playskool civil procedure. Did Obama’s legal team goof?


179 posted on 10/21/2008 7:51:43 AM PDT by Pinetop
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To: fanfan; Chief Engineer; LucyT; Fred Nerks

Check out post 175


180 posted on 10/21/2008 7:52:03 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

“For the sake of the country, they’ll have to let it slide this time. Because it would be racism and it would cause rioting throughout the land. So, this one time, its ok. Thats all folks.”

That is the most outrageous thought I’ve heard all day. You forgot to put the sarcasm tag on right? Right?!!


181 posted on 10/21/2008 7:52:15 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Berg cites in post #32 section 10 that states Civil Procedure, Rule 36(a) mandates that the defense respond to the admission request regardless of the motion to stay discovery since that hasn’t been ruled on yet.

None of the cases cited by Berg involved a motion for protective order being filed in response to discovery. The parties in those cases simply failed to respond to the RFAs, and did so without seeking a protective order. No court will deem RFAs admitted where a protective order is sought under such circumstances. That would be reversible error.

182 posted on 10/21/2008 7:52:58 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: ravensandricks

Keep your eye on the ball.


183 posted on 10/21/2008 7:53:12 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: fanfan

Hey that ought to have its own thread


184 posted on 10/21/2008 7:53:49 AM PDT by woofie
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To: ravensandricks
There has to be a better way to keep him from getting elected.

What BETTER way than the CONSTITUTIONAL way?

Please see Aritcle II, Section 1 which states:
No Person
[1]except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office
[2]who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been
[3]fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Pretty cut and dried.

185 posted on 10/21/2008 7:54:40 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: yldstrk

Okay, I’m not a lawyer, so let me pose this scenario to you:

Obama’s lawyers cannot provide good cause why the process should be delayed nor can they cannot simply show a birth certificate. Therefore, Berg basically wins by default.

So, what happens now? Can Obama appeal? If so, can Berg request an emergency hearing? In the meantime does the judge’s ruling that Berg wins by default stand or will it be stayed by the higher court?

I guess that the last question will be determined by the politics of the appellate court judge.


186 posted on 10/21/2008 7:54:58 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat. And so is Obama.)
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To: ctdonath2

I wasn’t talking about amending the Constitution now - I am talking about the bigger picture after Obama loses or has to step down. These people are very patient in their long march (Ayers and Dorn are good examples). They are highly focused on their goals to transform America into their vision. The Conservatives and other Patriots are not too focused and disciplined, which is okay when the Enemy Within is not as strong as they are now and will be in the near future.


187 posted on 10/21/2008 7:56:36 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Pinetop

That is what I’m thinking based on the wording in post 123.


188 posted on 10/21/2008 7:57:42 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: library user

bttt


189 posted on 10/21/2008 7:58:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: frithguild

“The Judge has the power to grant temporary restraining order staying the Oath of Office if Obama really plays games.”

That is interesting. May I ask what is the authority for that view? Thanks.


190 posted on 10/21/2008 7:59:43 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Is there a definition of "domestic enemies" as used in federal oaths, or is that just lip service?)
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To: King of Florida

You sound like you might be a lawyer so I’ll ask you this: does a motion for a protective order mean that even if it’s not ruled on all motions that require a response by a given time can be ignored until the judge rules on the protective order motion? If so that would be a major oversight by Berg, who appears to be a competent attorney.


191 posted on 10/21/2008 8:00:48 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Calpernia
Why is he not on the Hannity, if it had any legs it would be.

What ever happened to Corsi why is he not on Hannity?

192 posted on 10/21/2008 8:01:45 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Calpernia
Obama will be suspending his campaign

D'Oh!

193 posted on 10/21/2008 8:02:23 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Exit148
If his Grandmother is so sick, why is he waiting until Thursday to go?

I don't know.

I wondered that as well.

194 posted on 10/21/2008 8:03:31 AM PDT by tapatio
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To: Calpernia
The legal admission acknowledges that motion as a response:

“They did not file answers or objections or anything else to the request for admissions we served upon them on September 15,” Berg said to me shortly before midnight, noting that Obama and the DNC did in fact acknowledge service of the admission in their motion for protective order. “They knew the admissions were due. They knew they must object or answer specifically in 30 days. Here, they did nothing.”

That they responded with a motion for protective order instead of admitting or denying each of the RFAs does not mean that the RFAs are deemed admitted by automatic operation of Rule 36. The court will either deny the motion for protective order and direct Obama to respond to discovery, or grant the motion and then rule on the motion to dismiss.

From Wright & Miller, Federal Practice & Procedure § 2040:

Ever since the days of the former equity bill for discovery there has been applied to discovery “the principle of judicial parsimony,” by which, when one issue may be determinative of a case, the court has discretion to stay discovery on other issues until the critical issue has been decided. In accordance with this principle—a salutary principle if it is applied sparingly and with real discretion rather than as an absolute rule—a court may decide that in a particular case it would be wise to stay discovery on the merits until challenges to jurisdiction have been resolved.
I would not waste a breath of my precious life paying any attention to this case unless there were nothing else to do in the world.
195 posted on 10/21/2008 8:03:39 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: King of Florida

But if the restraining/delaying/whatever order is not _granted_, which apparently it wasn’t, isn’t the point moot and today is BHO’s last day to either put up or [be] shut up? Just _asking_ for restraint/delay/dismissal isn’t grounds for not meeting an otherwise effective deadline.


196 posted on 10/21/2008 8:04:48 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!)
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To: Calpernia

I see nothing wrong the media totally ignoring this. I mean if there was multiple lawsuits claiming Sarah Palin had possible been born in Canada I’m sure the MSM would just let it slide. /s


197 posted on 10/21/2008 8:06:17 AM PDT by redk
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To: Puddleglum
Aint over til we all vote - that’s the bottom line, right?

Oh, it won't be over then either. Please see Odinga's Kenyan experience - AND - what they have planned for here if bHo loses.

198 posted on 10/21/2008 8:07:19 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: woofie
Go for it...I'm busy at work right now.

Link.

About 1/2 way down the thread.

199 posted on 10/21/2008 8:08:17 AM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: Sioux-san

Methinks a lot of these hardcore ‘60s Leftists are reaching the practical end of their political lives, and are likely to retire/expire before they get their next big chance (no matter how hard they work for it now) to get one of Them POTUS. Pushing for a suitable amendment just won’t be worth their trouble because it will take too long and do too little. BHO fails at this, he’s damaged goods, they won’t want him back.


200 posted on 10/21/2008 8:09:56 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!)
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