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Jordan docked $12,675 for filing frivolous appeal

How is it frivolous? Let me count the ways.

Washington State birther and litigant Linda Jordan has been assessed fees of nearly $13,000 for filling a frivolous appeal to a prior loss in court, where she alleged Obama was using a stolen social-security number. Jordan v. Reed was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and Judge Robertson suggested Jordan should have known better and that the case was brought for improper purposes:

… all the so-called evidence offered by plaintiff has been in the blogosphere for years, in one form or another, so too has all the law rejecting plaintiffs allegations. I can conceive of no reason why this lawsuit was brought, except to join the chorus of noise in that blogosphere. The case is dismissed.

Secretary of State Sam Reed submitted a Cost Bill for “statutory costs” to the Court in the amount of $200. That could have been the end of it, but…

The Court’s warning ignored, Jordan pressed on, filing notice of an appeal with the Washington State Supreme Court. The Secretary of State warned Jordan in a letter that if this frivolous appeal were not withdrawn by September 6, the Secretary of State would demand penalties provided by law. I love the quote from the letter: “This letter does not attempt to catalog all the ways in which your appeal is frivolous.” The Court subsequently denied the appeal and awarded costs to the State. The Washington State Attorney General filed particulars with the Court documenting expenses of $12,675.

The birther web sites are obscuring the details, leaving readers to believe that these costs were awarded against Jordan for bringing suit against Reed, when in fact they are for the appeal, not the initial suit, and after she had been duly warned.

According to the Linda Jordan Defense Fund web site, she has raised $435 towards her expense. Jordan is lucky that she hasn’t been prosecuted for illegal access to a federal database when she attempted to use E-Verify on President Obama’s social-security number.

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13 Responses to Jordan docked $12,675 for filing frivolous appeal

  1. avatar
    El Diablo Negro January 23, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Ouch! Thats gotta sting. A quick call to the koch brothers an all monetary woes will be forgiven. j/k

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    donna January 23, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    DOC: Jordan is lucky that she hasn’t been prosecuted for illegal access to a federal database when she attempted to use E-Verify on President Obama’s social-security number.

    gee, last night, i must have missed her being asked about whether it was LEGAL for her to access e-verify – but let’s keep dialing for dollars none the less

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    The Magic M January 23, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    > The birther web sites are obscuring the details, leaving readers to believe that these costs were awarded against Jordan for bringing suit against Reed

    Just like they claim Blue Falcon Lakin was sentenced for “asking a question”. Or that judge England dismissed the case “because Obama resides at 1600 Penn Av”. Birthers have learned well from Stalinist propaganda. Who really expects them to tell the truth anywhere anymore?

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    Norbrook January 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    The various flying monkeys had better start getting second or third jobs, if they’re going to keep donating for the various failed courtroom antics. Between this one, van Irion, Klayman, and Orly, it’s going to be getting pretty expensive. So many people running up the bills, all with their hands out.

  5. avatar
    Butterfly Bilderberg January 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    My message to Linda Jordan: Boo-friggin-hoo.

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    Patrick McKinnion January 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    As a Washington State taxpayer, I’m completely okay with them going after Jordan for wasting the courts time and taxpayer money on her little birther ballot jihad.

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    ZixiOfIx January 24, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    I’m sure that the birthers will come to Ms. Jordan’s aid in the same numbers and with the same enthusiasm as they came out for Orly’s Birtherpalooza in Washington a few days ago.

    $12,675.00 is a lot of money to pay out and get nothing in return.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    In a way it’s unfortunate that fines and penalties didn’t accrue more often and early on, so that birthers would be warned what they are getting into. Also these folks file their suits pro se, or worse–represented by Orly Taitz, and so don’t get the chance of legal advice telling them what they could be in for, although in this case the Attorney General warned Jordan, and she has no excuse but her own stubbornness or stupidity.

    ZixiOfIx: I’m sure that the birthers will come to Ms. Jordan’s aid in the same numbers and with the same enthusiasm as they came out for Orly’s Birtherpalooza in Washington a few days ago.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    She’s raised $480.

    ZixiOfIx: I’m sure that the birthers will come to Ms. Jordan’s aid in the same numbers and with the same enthusiasm as they came out for Orly’s Birtherpalooza in Washington a few days ago.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    A commenter at the Obama Ballot Challenge web site, Bob Abooey, said he had sent Jordan a $6,000 check by mail. He said:

    It was money I was saving to take my grandchildren to Disney World, but my daughter (their mother) has drunk the Obama kool-aid and is a stark raving filthy Obamabot (or “Obot,” as I call them.) She will not speak to me because King Obama told her not to and she will not let me see my grandchildren so I am going to spend every penny I have to get King Obama sent to Guantanamo (prison in Cuba for terrorists.)

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    aesthetocyst January 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Bob Abooey, said he had sent Jordan a $6,000 check by mail. He said:

    Another self-inflicted casualty adds itself to the Birfer Roll of Dishonor. If true, what a terrible situation for that family. (losing a relative to bitterness, not loss of a trip to wherever).

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    RoadScholar January 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    aesthetocyst: Another self-inflicted casualty adds itself to the Birfer Roll of Dishonor. If true, what a terrible situation for that family. (losing a relative to bitterness, not loss of a trip to wherever).

    Pretty sure Bob Abooey is a Howard Stern fan, and no actual check is in the actual mail.

    How I wish I had time to punk Birthers. I’m not as spiritually evolved as Doc C… so I would enjoy it. A lot.

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    aesthetocyst January 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    RoadScholar: Pretty sure Bob Abooey is a Howard Stern fan, and no actual check is in the actual mail.

    How I wish I had time to punk Birthers. I’m not as spiritually evolved as Doc C… so I would enjoy it. A lot.

    Ah, I see (thanks to Google). Being completely ignorant (proudly) of Stern, I was ensnared by Poe.

    To reeeeeally punk’em, there should be a check in the mail. From Nigeria. Or Craigslist.

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