Skip to comments.Judge Tosses Out Captain's Complaint Questioning President's Birth; Orly Taitz Put on Notice
Posted on 09/17/2009 7:04:49 AM PDT by BobMV
U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land tossed out on Wednesday a complaint by an Army captain fighting deployment to Iraq by questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama.
Land also put attorney Orly Taitz, who represents Capt. Connie Rhodes and is a leader in the national birther movement, on notice by stating that she could face sanctions if she ever again files in his court a similar frivolous lawsuit a document that at one point the judge states that a middle school student could find irony in.
(Rhodes) has presented no credible evidence and has made no reliable factual allegations to support her unsubstantiated, conclusory allegations and conjecture that President Obama is ineligible to serve as president of the United States, Land states in his order. Instead, she uses her complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric, such as her claims that the president is an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified imposter.
* Judge Land's court ruling
Rhodes, who filed her complaint Sept. 4 in the Columbus Division of U.S. District Court, argued that some facts point to Obama not being naturalized or possibly an illegal immigrant.
This plaintiff cannot in good conscience obey orders originating from a chain of command from this merely de facto president, Rhodes complaint states. This plaintiff cannot be lawfully compelled to obey this de facto presidents orders.
In his order, Land states in a footnote that Obama defeated seven opponents in a grueling primary campaign that cost the contenders more than $300 million. Obama then moved on to the general election, where he faced Sen. John McCain, who Land states got $84 million to wage his campaign. ...(more)
Been posted before.
Oh, sorry. I searched and didn’t find it.
The judge needs a bib. He’s got some Oboma on his chin.
Don’t feel bad. Yours is number four.
It sounds like the judge is trying to take the law into his own hands illegally.
For Orly Taitz, it's back to Santa Ana, CA. But after reading Judge Land's (a GWB appointed former Republican State Senator with a conservative record) 14-page smackdown, I'm pretty sure this woman is insane and she's probably not going to fare much better in Judge Carter's courtroom.
For Capt. Rhodes? She's likely off to Iraq with her military career incapable of ever being repaired after this fiasco.
“FREE THE LONG FORM!”
This is exactly why we need to pass laws in every state legislature requiring presidential and vice presidential candidates, in order to be placed on the state ballot, the authentication, certification and publication of their long-form birth certificate, and to set the definition of a “natural born” citizen as a person being born of two U.S. citizens. If we can change the laws in every state, this kind of thing can be avoided in the future, say in 2012.
This was a bullying eomtional outburst by a Judge, hardly a legal ruling — a rant!
When representatives of the gov’t start becoming a law unto themselves,
the citizens of America will need to remind them about whose consent they need in order to govern.
What does ANY of that have to do if Obama is Constitutionally qualified? Just release the appropriate documentation and put this issue to bed. Why is that so hard for Obama?
I would suggest it wouldn't have to be every state legislature. If just a couple of states passed such laws it would be a victory on the issue. For instance, if Texas and Florida passed it that would be 61 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to be elected. A sizable number. However, even if it was just Montana and Wyoming and their whopping 6 electoral votes it would surely open the door to questioning if the Obama campaign opted not to file campaign papers in those states. Point being, just get it passed in any state now and build from there.
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