Will another military career be wrecked?
From Orly’s bag of military lawsuits: filed August 28, Dr. Connie Rhodes, a US Army medical officer has been activated with orders for Iraq. Oh, but she can’t go until she finds out if Obama is really her commander in chief.
While the filing for a temporary restraining order below shows the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, it was actually filed in the Texas Western District.
Rather than leave you in suspense, the motion has already been denied. That’s a record for speed. While the motion could have been stricken on technical grounds (e.g., Orly forgot to sign it!), Judge Rodriguez wrote: “Given the time-sensitive nature under which temporary restraining orders are sought, this Court will continue its evaluation of the application in the event that Plaintiff complies with the requirements of the federal courts [to sign the motion]”. In that evaluation the court left no doubt about what it thought of the “merits” of the application for a restraining order (all 80-something pages of it).
“Plaintiff has no substantial likelihood of success on the merits. Plaintiff submits nothing but conjecture and subjective belief to substantiate the basis for her claims, citing, for example, ‘opinion’ and ‘doubt’…. Given that the underlying bases for Plaintiff’s claim cannot succeed on the merits, there is no irreparable injury that Plaintiff can suffer. A review of Plaintiff’s verified complaint shows that it presents speculation and vague claims that fail to rise to the requirement that it present ‘specific facts’ …”