According to a new article at Orly’s blog (whose title is too long to repeat here), oral arguments are scheduled for May 2, 2011, in the appeal of Barnett v. Obama. Orly indicates that this is the first time that oral arguments have been scheduled in an Obama eligibility appeal. (I’ll have to think back on that one a bit, but she may be right.)
Readers may recall that this is the lawsuit where Orly Taitz and Gary Kreep were co-counsels for a collection of plaintiffs [I just can’t get that phrase, “rag tag fugitive fleet” out of my head] including failed presidential candidate Alan Keyes, active-duty military officer Pamela Barnett and a collection of others. The suit began with Alan Keyes claiming that some Bush-era executive order required investigating something or another totally inapplicable to Obama. This is also the case where Orly Taitz couldn’t quite get the defendants served with the complaint. Then, the lawsuit completely changed directions in the First Amended Complaint transmogrifying it into a quo warranto action, brimming with social-security numbers and fake Kenyan birth certificates. This lawsuit prompted my famous saying: “No wonder I’ve had those pains when I visit Orly’s web site…my credulity has been strained.”
In his lengthy decision, federal judge David O. Carter dismissed the case as to all the plaintiffs saying, among other things, that they lacked standing to bring the suit and that parts of it were filed in the wrong court. Gary Kreep and two plaintiffs (Drake and Robinson), and Orly Taitz with the balance of the plaintiffs filed separate appeals with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided that the two appeals would be heard together.
It is possible that the oral arguments will be canceled, as they were in Hollister v Soetoro, and the appeal decided on the briefs. We will just have to wait and see.
Other Obama Conspiracy Theories articles on Keyes/Barnett v Obama:
- Alan Keyes Needs a Good Lawyer
- Orly’s monumental incompetence
- Keyes v. Obama – Motion to Quash
- The Perils of Orly Episode 21 – Orly loses a client
- Barnett v Obama – September 8 (Updated)
- Orly files yet another Kenyan Birth Certificate in Barnett case (Update 4)
- Barnett v. Obama: Case Dismissed
- New documents filed in Barnett v. Obama
- Reading Judge Carter
- Obama’s social-security number