Skip to comments.Judge ripped for using blog eligibility hearsay
Posted on 03/19/2009 4:07:50 AM PDT by AJMCQ
A lawyer threatened by a federal judge with sanctions for filing one of the myriad legal challenges to President Obama's eligibility has responded by criticizing the judge for relying on "hearsay" blog information for his decision and suggests he should be given a hearing that could include discovery of the president's original birth certificate.
WND reported earlier when Judge James Robertson dismissed a lawsuit filed by John D. Hemenway on behalf of Gregory S. Hollister, a retired military officer, who is subject to being recalled to duty and therefore would need to know the legitimacy of any order coming from Obama.
In his statement dismissing the case, Robertson ridiculed the complaint, which never had a court hearing, ruling that the eligibility issues had been "blogged, texted, twittered and otherwise massaged."
Hollister is represented by Philadelphia lawyer Philip Berg, who has brought several motions on the eligibility dispute to the U.S. Supreme Court that have been ignored. Hemenway acted as local counsel in filing the action on behalf of Hollister.
Robertson wrote: "The plaintiff says that he is a retired Air Force colonel who continues to owe fealty to his Commander-in-Chief (because he might possibly be recalled to duty) and who is tortured by uncertainty as to whether he would have to obey orders from Barack Obama because it has not been proven to the colonel's satisfaction that Mr. Obama is a native-born American citizen, qualified under the Constitution to be president.
"The issue of the president's citizenship was raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered, and otherwise massaged by America's vigilant citizenry during Mr. Obama's two-year-campaign for the presidency, but this plaintiff wants it resolved by a court," Robertson wrote.
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So, according to this judge the “court of public opinion” should be enough to decide guilt or innocence on a judicial matter, eh? Wow... So I guess we don’t need any lawsuits or trials anymore in this country - we can just blog and twitter about it till it APPEARS there is a consensus?
This Judge should be subject to impeachment proceedings ASAP. I hope this lawyer considers this. The decision and his relying on “blogs, and twitter, and citizen opinion” should be enough to throw him off the bench, IMHO. Not sure the legalities involved in impeaching a judge, but I think it would be worth looking into in this case.
Ping for the list. :)
Not just looking hip. About this "judge":
Judge appointed by Clinton. Here is info on him:
From 1965 to 1969, he was in private practice with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. From 1969 to 1972, Judge Robertson served with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, as chief counsel of the Committee's litigation offices in Jackson, Mississippi, and as director in Washington, D.C. Judge Robertson then returned to private practice with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he practiced until his appointment to the federal bench. While in private practice, he served as president of the District of Columbia Bar, co-chair of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and president of Southern Africa Legal Services and Legal Education Project, Inc. Now Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering is also known as WilmerHale LLP. ( the 23rd largest law firm in the world ) They donated $119,245 to the Obama campaign. Also, Obama served on the board of the Chicago branch of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Here is one other thing: If you look at the questionnaire part 1, you will see where he lists that he was a member of the board of the same group as the judge. This link also explains about what this "board" did.
Here is an excerpt from an article on what the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law does :
Uses the courts to bypass the electorate and its officials in order to gain what it perceives as desirable and just outcomes
Today LCCR uses the courts to mandate race-based affirmative action preferences in business and academia. Its major objective is to use the skills and resources of the bar to obtain equal opportunity for minorities by addressing factors that contribute to racial justice and economic opportunity. Given our nations history of racial discrimination, de jure segregation, and the de facto inequities that persist, LCCR elaborates, the Lawyers Committees primary focus is to represent the interest of African Americans in particular, other racial and ethnic minorities, and other victims of discrimination, where doing so can help to secure justice for all racial and ethnic minorities.
An article about this judge: Article
From the last paragraph:
Of course, the media neglect to mention that Judge Robertson was responsible for dropping two charges against Clintonista and Friend of Hillary, Web Hubbell. "Don't be surprised if Democrats win the White House one of their nominations to the Supreme Court is Judge James Robertson. Don't be surprised, " said Sid Francis
I'll bet the 'judge' has a college degree, too.
Geen I sure hope the judge doesn’t feel “emotionally distressed”.
So, he is just another representative from a well connected DC law firm. In fairness, they have people from both sides of the aisle as the former US Attorney from DC, a Reagan appointment, was there for a long while. Still, we now have politicized the judiciary too.
I used to think Buchanan was talking through his hat about the dangers from race based politics which the dems seem very good at using. The seeds through this approach have sprouted and the crop is now coming in for harvest.
I think we're all gonna' have t' re-think our opinions about a few people.
It may be time to start using tin foil for it's intended use ... lining cook stove depressions.
A twenty-something clerk wrote this, imho--one from the same pool of newbies who vet the filings to see which ones are worthy of the judge's time. Very unlikely the judge wrote that statement. If he even looked at the filing, it was probably a passing glance while digging through papers hunting for his AARP card.
Apparently we no longer need judges, juries or courts. We just take matters into our own hands if there is a majority who agree with us?
If that is true, then we no longer need Congress, laws, law enforcement, etc. Sounds like anarchy and total chaos to me.
I honestly think that is what they want to happen. In order to institute their Communist ways they would have to completely destroy the public’s faith in all parts of our government and society. To create an atmosphere where people clamor for someone to “do something” and “take care of us”, or “Stop something at any cost”. They WANT crisis and chaos and yes, anarchy. They need it as an excuse to take complete control.
While some of these people are what Lenin referred to as “useful idiots” never forget that for every 10 of them there is probably one who looks and acts the same, but knows EXACTLY what they are doing — trying to destroy capitalism and our Constitutional Republic.
I still say he is protecting his own...a club mentality.
You’re probably right about that... All these folks think they will gain power in the coming Communist government. They must not pay attention to much history though — Commies eat their own just as readily as they will eat us! Power and greed makes their world go ‘round.
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