In a strange twist of the Taitz v Astrue lawsuit, a third party, Dr. Paul Maas Risenhoover, representing himself, has petitioned the court for a hearing on “contempt of court,” not for a contempt citation against the well-deserving Orly Taitz, but against the “Jack Ryan” (a fictional character in the Tom Clancy novels). “Jack Ryan” is also the screen name of an individual who provides many court documents from birther cases at the Scribd web site. The petition asks whether Ryan is subject to the Court’s order requiring redaction of social-security numbers in this case’s filing and if the continuing presence of such documents on Scribd constitutes contempt.
However, the thrust of the motion is hard to determine. It says:
Intervenor prays the Court consolidate Taitz v Astrue with Sai v Clinton, since the status of the occupied Hawaiian lands in part informs the nationality status of the President as a natural born citizen to a white American mother, under the pernicious racist jus sanguilis adopted by the US courts and statutes…
What neither Taitz nor Risenhoover grasp is that Taitz v Astrue has nothing to do with Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, or whether his social-security number is valid. The only point at issue is whether Taitz is entitled to a copy of President Obama’s SSN application form under the Freedom of Information Act.
As best I can tell, Risenhoover is just trying to attach his own crank car to Orly’s crank engine to make a crank train.
Despite the crank nature of this petition, it is of importance to those of us who on occasion download and republish filings from Court electronic filing systems. Judge Lamberth denied the petition.