Berg, Joyce move to file amicus brief in Hollister
Attorney Philip J. Berg, Esquire and Lawrence J. Joyce, Esquire filed an emergency motion in the federal appeals court in DC today (November 24, 2009) requesting that the court permit them to file an amicus curaie (friend of the court) brief in the appeal of Hollister v. Soetoro. The normal time for filing amicus briefs has passed, but Joyce and Berg beg the court to grand an exception to the rules due to unforeseen circumstances.
What the motion reveals is a parting of the ways between attorney of record, John D. Hemenway, Esquire and Berg and Joyce. Joyce claims to have done all the work, and Hemenway largely got in the way and obstructed [my read of the text]. Joyce was extremely upset that Hemenway requested the Court to take judicial notice of Barnett v. Obama, the case filed by Orly Taitz, Esquire, in the California District Court. Joyce didn’t want her shenanigans tainting the appeal.
The motion is quite a soap opera (albeit not always the best grammar). I note that the word “Esquire” appears 57 times.