Paragraph 63 is very important. If the judge is saying the lawsuit is frivolous and that the attorney and client should be sanctioned, then it opens the door to them showing just WHY it’s not frivolous. It’s not altogether dissimilar from accusing someone of libel - the accused then gets a chance to defend himself, truth being a defense.
Could the judge be opening the door to a fuller airing of this issue without knowing it?
I predict this Rule 11 hearing will go away quickly. If not, then again the door is opened a little more.
If sanctions are applied without giving the parties a chance to defend themselves, then we have indeed gone beyond the looking glass.
If sanctions are applied without giving the parties a chance to defend themselves, then we have indeed gone beyond the looking glass."
For sure, IMO. An interesting turn of events ... perhaps.
The original order ruled the suit was frivolous becuase he tried to use the interpleader statute where it has no possible application. That has nothing to do with Obama's birth certificate. He will be sanctioned, and it will be upheld on appeal.
You're right, and when the Judge relents, I'd love for this to get some airtime to offset how the media played it up.