In what must have been a relief to state budgets across the country, Judge David O. Carter dismissed the holy mess that was the Judd v. Obama lawsuit against President Obama, the US Government, several states, private citizens and businesses (29 in all by the Court’s count). Ex-Marine Carter, veteran of Orly War I, didn’t wait for responses from defendants, but dismissed the case sua sponte for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Despite Orly Taitz’s attempt to turn her removal of the case from state court into a new filing with an “oopsies” motion, Judge Carter found that it was clearly a removal by Taitz from state court and clearly botched since only defendants can remove cases. Taitz, in typical Orly-see-Orly-do had copied what defendants in Mississippi did to her, not bothering to consult the rules. Since there was no removal, there is no jurisdiction. Judge Carter dismissed all other motions in the case as moot.
Nothing prevents Taitz from filing the case anew, not as a removal, except the strong possibility of having to pay crippling costs when she loses the frivolous suit.
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