It is certainly tempting to make the journey from the right coast to the left coast to attend the hearing January 3 on Orly Taitz’ motions for a temporary restraining order in the case of Grinols v. Electoral College, motions to put the certification of the election and inauguration of Barack Obama on hold. From her press release [link to Taitz web site]:
Chief U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of California Morrison C. England to rule whether the U.S. Congress will be enjoined from certifying the Certificate of electoral Vote for Candidate for the U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barack (Barry) soetoro, aka Barack (Barry) Obama soebarkah, pursuant to a Temporary restraining order Motion filed by Attorney Orly Titz (sic) on behalf of several Presidential Candidates and Presidential candidates (sic).
While it appears to this observer that Orly is acting as crazy as a loon in bringing these insanely impossible demands, the courts have to take it seriously when an attorney files a motion in court. Consideration of a temporary restraining order gets very high priority, so today Chief Judge England has set a hearing for January 3 and ordered the parties to reply:
AMENDED MINUTE ORDER (Text Only) issued by courtroom deputy for Chief District Judge, Morrison C. England, Jr.: On the Court’s own motion, Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 12 is set for hearing on January 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 7. Oppositions are to be filed not later than December 26, 2012 and a reply, if any, by December 28, 2012. Plaintiffs’ counsel is ordered to give notice of this minute order to Defendants by 4:00 p.m., December 20, 2012. (Deutsch, S) Modified on 12/20/2012 (Deutsch, S). (Entered: 12/20/2012)
Is some poor Assistant US Attorney working over Christmas?
…Please, contact each and every congressman and senator, they need to review the evidence and they need to be in court!!!
Will they all fit in Courtroom 7? I love this reply on Taitz’s site:
Taitz says (punctuation missing in the original):
Complaint was served on the defendants through the U.S. Attorney and Attorney General
Attorney Taitz is in a process of sending complimentary copies to the individual members of Congress
It appears to me that President Obama is being sued in his individual capacity and so serving the US Attorney doesn’t work for him (not that Orly thinks at this level). Of course the Federal Defendants will argue that the Courts lack jurisdiction, and rightly so. (See my article: “Suing Congress”.)
The death of Judge Robert Bork this week reminds us of what a real constitutional crisis looks like, caused when President Nixon ordered Bork to fire the special prosecutor investigating Nixon and the Watergate scandal, leading to several impeachment resolutions in Congress. I do not think Orly Taitz is capable of creating a constitutional crisis with her annoying but silly lawsuits. Ignoring Orly Taitz is not an impeachable offense.