There is a tiny docket entry with huge significance in the Taitz v. Democrat Party of Mississippi case, dated January 8:
Set Hearings: Telephone Conference set for 1/22/2014 10:00 AM before District Judge Henry T. Wingate (TRS)
Woo Hoo! I am being told that the purpose of this hearing is for Judge Wingate to issue rulings on the outstanding motions in the case, following up his order from last July:
TEXT ONLY ORDER: The court did not speak to Mr. Begley, nor seek to learn the case authority offered. Defense may submit this additional authority by the end of the day (5 p.m.) on Friday, July 19, 2013. Should plaintiffs wish to respond, they may do so by the end of the day (5 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The parties are not to submit narratives nor lengthy explanations regarding any submissions; the court seeks only the case cites, and a one or two sentence explanation of the parties purpose in submitting the authority. Submissions may be made by email to the chambers email address. The court anticipates issuing written opinions on the outstanding motions before the court within several days after the submission of any additional authority. Signed by District Judge Henry T. Wingate on 7/18/2013 (tn) (Entered: 07/18/2013)
The lawsuit has grown since its original filing in Mississippi state court, through the addition of a Civil RICO action. While I talk about Orly Taitz as the Plaintiff, there are four others: Brian Fedorka, Leah Lax (who claims she never consented to be a party), Tom MacLeran and Laurie Roth. On the defense side we have four groups of defendants: the Mississippi Secretary of State represented by the state attorney general, the Mississippi Democratic Party joined by Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi represented by Sam Begley and Scott Tepper, the Hawaii defendants Loretta Fuddy and Alvin Onaka represented by Mississippi attorney Walter Dukes, and the federal defendant Michael Astrue who has not appeared due to lack of service.
Here is a summary of the major motions in the case:
|8||MS Secretary of State||Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings|
|11||Taitz||Dismiss and sanction for removal|
|15||MS Democrats||Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings|
|20||Taitz||Motion to remand to state court|
|40||Taitz||Motion to expedite|
|57||Hawaii Defendants||Motion to Dismiss|
|76||Lax||Motion to remove Lax from the suit|
|85, 87||Taitz||Motion for default judgment against Astrue||Denied|
|93||Taitz||Motion to Reconsider default judgment||Denied|
A hearing was held on September 24, 2012 on the motions: 8, 11, 15, 20, and 40. Another telephone conference was held on November 15 on motions 15 and 57. Since those hearings, defendant Loretta Fuddy died.
So next Wednesday, January 22, at 10 AM (CST) is the big news for next week. Of course the case is not over as, no doubt, new motions will be filed.