The case of Hollister v. Soetoro, having been previously dismissed, is now before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. It was widely believe that the legal “brains” behind the case where those of Philadelphia attorney Phillip Berg, although the complaint was signed by DC attorney John Hemenway. Hemenway drew a sanction from the court for the frivolous nature of the lawsuit.
Hemenway is pressing the appeal on behalf of Mr. Hollister, and Berg is no longer welcome. Now in documents filed by attorneys Phil Berg and Lawrence Joyce, we learn that Joyce claims to have written almost all of the Hollister suit, and that Berg and Joyce want to file an amicus brief in the case, largely it seems to defend their honor.
In any case, in a motion in opposition, Hollister and Hemenway have made it clear that they want nothing to do with the amicus brief.
The legal wrangling seems to be over whether other court decisions in other federal districts should be introduced as part of the appeal.