Since we have a Mormon running for President, I’m adding a little Latter-day seasoning (LDS) to the commentary. The Book of Mormon begins with a section titled, “The Testimony of Three Witnesses” that records the statement of Oliver Chowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris who said they had seen the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated before the plates were taken to Heaven.
Orly Taitz has an upcoming court date in Indiana in her state lawsuit Taitz v. Indiana Elections Commission. She has a new article up titled “3 witnesses confirmed that they will travel to Indiana and testify.” While the Book of Mormon runs some 500 pages1, the title is all there is to Orly’s article. I think Orly has confused her blog with Twitter.
Given the vacuous nature of Orly’s article, one is left to fill in the details from other sources. The draft order by Taitz gives us one name, Christopher Earl Strunk. If I had to guess, another is almost certainly Susan Daniels. The third might be Felicito Papa, Douglas Vogt or John Sampson. I doubt that Barack Obama has confirmed.
Orly said in another article,“Huge! Order by a Superior Court Judge in IN to conduct an expedited trial on October 22 to enjoin Obama from being on the ballot”:
After 4 years of struggle this is the first trial on the merits in the Superior Court of any state. …
Supporters are urged to travel to Indiana and be at trial. Donors are asked to help with expenses of the trial and with the cost of travel and accommodation of out of state witnesses.
So what is the order from Judge Reid? It’s down at the bottom of this article. Significant is what the Judge scratched out from the draft order for October 22. One thing was to shorten the time allotted from one day to two hours. Also out is discovery and testimony by telephone. This trial, and “trial” is the word on the order, is limited:
…this matter is set for expedited trial on the claims of declaratory relief & permanent injunction only, and only as to the Secretary of State & Elections Commission…
What seems totally odd here is that Barack Obama is not a defendant in this case and so I don’t see how anything related to forged birth certificates, fake Selective Service registrations and stolen social-security numbers could be adjudicated without him. Having lost to the empty chair previously, I guess Taitz is trying to win by having no chair at all. After some effort, I have been unable to find anything for the Court to hear within the limitations of the order. The limits imposed by the judge match the defendants and claims of the First Amended Complaint.
- First Amended Complaint
- Second Amended Complaint
What Taitz doesn’t appreciate is that in this case before a Superior Court judge with real defense attorneys present, none of her evidence is admissible and her experts are not qualified.
I hope her witnesses have refundable tickets, because this thing is likely going to be dismissed before the 22nd.
Orly now reports that it’s seven witnesses. She is trying to raise $8,000 to pay for travel for the witnesses. So far she’s collected $1250, enough for herself.
I should point out that President Obama, a non-party to this case, has been subpoenaed in the case by Taitz. What about his expenses? Because of security concerns the President cannot travel on commercial airlines. Does Orly think she can raise the funds to pay for a presidential visit on Air Force One? I think not.
Based on what I have read, none of her out-of-state subpoenas, including for Sheriff Joe and President Obama, are valid.
1The Mormons say that the document was written in a language called Reformed Egyptian that lets you say a lot in a small space, otherwise that would a heck of a lot of golden plates.