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Closing the barn door

Hearing today!

Orly Taitz filed a motion yesterday, December 19, for a temporary restraining order (TRO) in the Eastern District of California federal court. She wants the Court to enjoin several parties, the first 3 of which I list briefly here:

  1. Enjoin the Secretary of State and Governor from certifying the Certificate of Ascertainment.
  2. Enjoin the Electoral College from tallying their votes.
  3. Enjoin the Governor of California from forwarding the Certificate of Electoral Vote to the President of the Senate

It’s a little late. The governor’s Certificate of Ascertainment must be done and forwarded to the National Archives before the Electors vote on December 17. The tallying of the votes was done on December 17 (Obama got all 55 from California).

I don’t see that it is the Governor of the state who is responsible for transporting the tally of the votes to the President of the Senate for counting on January 6, but in any case according to the National Archives, the distribution of the 6 copies of the Certificate of Ascertainment and the votes must be done “immediately.” Since the copies have already been received by the Archives, one reasonably presumes that the copy for the President of the Senate has been sent as well.

Apparently Orly doesn’t want these facts known:

comment left at Taitz web site about the vote already having been tallied. Comment in moderation.

In addition, Orly wants to the court to enjoin the “President of the Senate from presenting the Certificates of the Electoral Vote to the U.S. Congress,” “U.S. Congress from confirming the elections results” and “Defendant Barack Hussein Obama from taking the oath of office as a U.S. President on the inauguration day.” It must take monumental chutzpah1 to do something like that.

Under the Constitution, it is the Congress, not the Judiciary who decides the election results. The Judiciary has no power to intervene. Any high school civics student should know that (of course Orly never had a high school civics class in the US).

According to Taitz [link to Taitz web site] there is a hearing scheduled for today before Chief Judge England on her TRO. I wish I could be there.2


1First time I ever used that word in a sentence.

202:00 PM in Courtroom 7 (MCE) assuming that there will be any oral arguments.

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7 Responses to Closing the barn door

  1. avatar
    donna December 20, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    doc: 1First time I ever used that word in a sentence.

    i hope you can pronounce the word “chutzpah” better than buffoon bachmann did and she apparently lived on a kibbutz

    the Minnesota Republican pronounced the word “chutzpah” — Yiddish for “audacity” — as “choot-spa” (something she was accusing Obama of having).

    the C is silent and the word may be pronounced “hutspah” though that’s not entirely accurate either

    you have to “cough up” the “h”: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=chutzpah

    my fave quote: Nobody has more chutzpah than New Yorkers. And we know that it takes chutzpah to say “chutzpah” and mispronounce it.

  2. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy December 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I knew that. I did have to look up how to spell it.

    donna: the C is silent

  3. avatar
    DP December 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Isn’t this where John is supposed to chime in that all it takes is one representative and one senator to object and Obama is doomed because the Congress must debate the ludicrous offal that birthers think constitutes evidence.

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    JPotter December 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    donna: i hope you can pronounce the word “chutzpah” better than buffoon bachmann did and she apparently lived on a kibbutz

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB8iiIwUEP0

    An all-time classic! :D

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    donna December 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    from the ditz:

    Great news! TRO motion enjoining Congress from certifying Obama’s votes will be heard on January 3, 2012 by Chief Judge of the Eastern District of CA, Judge Morrison C. England. Please, contact each and every congressman and senator, they need to review the evidence and they need to be in court!!!

  6. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG December 21, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    As often as the bitch shoots herself in foot, one would think that gangrene would have set in by now.

  7. avatar
    Kris December 21, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Classic definition of chutzpah is the man who murdered his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan. Audacity at its’ finest.