So you know for a fact that Taitz consults with no lawyers - ever? That would not pass the smell test.
The idea that Cheney is kowtowed by Obots is a rather striking idea.
No not Cheney. Cheney failed to call for objections to Obama's presidency as prescribed by law. Society in general, to include Congress, has cowed in the face of being painted as "racist" or some other nonsense where none really exist - which is used as a political tactic by the left and Obama. You see it everyday from Jimmy Carter to Eric Holder who have playing the BS race card. Furthermore, Obama like clockwork, used the race card on or about every two weeks during his campaign from Spring to Fall of last year. Yeah, I can see why Congress critters who may have had objections to Obama may have ate their words when it was time to speak up.
If they didn't file a written objection, they didn't properly object. You can't say I objected, but I failed to follow the required procedure to make the objection, but my objection should have been heard anyway.
Cheney failed in his duties to follow the statute to "call" on Congress no matter if there were any objections or not. First, Cheney should have called for objections, then the written objections would follow - if any.
How do we know that he was about to object? If he was, where's he BEEN for the past nine months? He was identified (on Orly's blog) on January 31. If he was trying to object, and if he had followed the rules regarding his objection, then HE has a potential claim. Others cannot assert the claim on his behalf, but he has a claim. Where is he? If he is "kowtowing" to PC-ness, then he should be challenged on this.
We don't for sure, He possibly changed his mind because of the withering leftist BS for objecting he would have faced for doing so. Many FReepers here who saw his hand raised thought he raised his hand in objection, Cheney didn't give him a chance at the time now did he? Again, the point is Cheney did not follow the law, therefore, it's an opening for the plaintiff to point this out to the judge no matter what Cheney's reason for not doing so.
In its motion to dismiss, the defense argued that the "The Constitutions commitment to the Electoral College of the responsibility to select the President includes the authority to decide whether a presidential candidate is qualified for office because the examination of a candidates qualifications is an integral component of the electors decision-making process."
We know, though, in practice, the electors are political hacks appointed as electors by their party in reward for their support. Theirs has become, in practice, a ceremonial role (and some of them might not even be alive, as was the case with one in California).
If you look at Kreef's argument in opposition to the defendant's motion to dismiss, Cheney's oversight becomes insignificant.
...the Electoral College is not empowered with the authority to determine the eligibility of any candidate. As discussed above, in twenty-six States and the District of Columbia, Presidential Electors are prohibited by statute from voting in variance with their pledges, or, if they do, they face civil or criminal penalties and fines. The act of determining eligibility is one that requires discretionary authority, so that a candidate found to be ineligible may be removed. However, any discretionary authority of the majority of the States Presidential Electors has been removed by statute, and the Presidential Electors, instead, perform a ministerial function of casting their votes in accordance with the popular vote of the State that each Elector represents. The assertion of Defendants that the Electoral College has the authority to make any determination of a Presidential candidates qualifications is unpersuasive because, while the historical intent of the of the Electoral College was to make such determinations, the modern majority trend of the States is to limit the duties of the Electors to the ministerial role of casting a vote for the candidate chosen by the popular vote of their respective States.
Further, other than a Concurring Opinion, Defendants offer no modern precedent for the claimed power of the Electoral College. Thus, the Electoral College lacks the authority to make a determination of a candidates eligibility, and the Court should deny these grounds for dismissal.