The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has denied a motion to admit pro hac vice the celebrated New Jersey birther attorney Mario Apuzzo to represent Charles Kerchner and Dale Laudenslager in their challenge to Barack Obama’s position on the PA Primary ballot.
Apuzzo was already deeply involved in the case, churning out 199 pages in a Brief supporting the challengers.
Obama attorney John P. Lavelle, Jr. opposed the pro hac vice appearance on the grounds that Apuzzo had appeared in a similar case that the Circuit Court of Appeals labeled “frivolous.”
I don’t think this matters too much for the chances of Kerchner and Laudenslager. They are represented by a Pennsylvania attorney, and nothing prevents Apuzzo from providing assistance in the background. There is also a Motion to Dismiss pending which could moot the issue.
In other case news: The Objector’s (Kerchner/Laudenslager) motion to allow audio and video recording has been denied. The court will allow the Objector’s unspecified “expert witness” to testify via telephone (but not by Skype). The Objectors submitted an additional number of documents yesterday that I haven’t seen yet.
Note: I have given up being snotty towards Mr. Apuzzo for Lent.