Skip to comments.Another Soldier Challenging Orders (Captain Connie Rhodes vs. Obama)
Posted on 09/13/2009 11:53:08 AM PDT by kellynla
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A soldier set to deploy overseas is challenging her orders, arguing President Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen.
Captain Connie Rhodes' lawyer and army officials were set to face off in federal court in Columbus Friday but the proceedings stalled.
U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land held an emergency hearing but the captain, a doctor for the Army, wasn't there.
Her attorney says Rhodes is due at Fort Benning Saturday but was forbidden to leave Fort Riley in Kansas to attend Friday's hearing.
Orly Taitz, her lawyer, says instead of providing President Obama's vital records and proving that he is legitimate, the government is "intimidating and harassing" an officer.
"This is a doctor. This is a surgeon- a highly respected member of the community and they're basically subjecting her to a court martial and possible imprisonment if she disobeys her order and appears at the hearing. This should not be happening to any officer, to any enlisted," Taitz said.
Captain Rhodes is one of hundreds of service members represented by Taitz, all planning on filing similar lawsuits questioning President Obama's status as Commander in Chief.
Litigation for the Army said they were told Captain Rhodes did not request to be at today's hearing and that she still intended to get on her plane Saturday-her lawsuit continuing in her absence.
Judge Land says he wants Captain Rhodes present at the hearing so she can have her day in court and he can ask her some questions.
She is due at Fort Benning Saturday but will not actually deploy until next week.
Judge Land postponed the proceedings till Monday and issued an order for the captain to appear.
In July, Land dismissed a similar case for Major Stefan Cook, saying it lacked standing.
little typo...as we all know it should read “Captain Connie Rhodes”
Dr. Orly Taitz, “We had a hearing on 11th. Defendants were represented by 3 attorneys: US attorney, Pentagon attorney and Fort Benning attorney. they claimed that my client, flight surgeon Cpt Rhodes MD didnt show up for no reason, she just didnt feel like coming.
I presented to the judge a notarized statement, showing that Col Jeffrey Johnson, her commander from Fort Riley, KS has forbidden Connie from leaving Fort Riley a day early and she was threatened that if she does, she will be court martialedand can be thrown into military prison. In this fashion the gov. prevented Connie from being at her own hearing and 5 minutes before the hearing they served me with the motion to dismiss.
Judge Land did not appreciate this strong hand tactic of the government and he ordered the government to make sure Connie is able to leave the base to be at her hearing, which was scheduled for Monday at 12 noon. This time it is their responsibility to do whatever is necessary for Connie to be in court.”
These refusal to serve court cases are interesting. Hopefully one will break through and help the citizens get to the bottom of citizenship question.
There sure is a lot of energy being expended fighting these cases.
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