I was thinking about Orly Taitz’ case to be decided in Mississippi at a telephonic hearing next Wednesday (January 22, 2014) and the articles I might write leading up to it, and I hope an interview with Scott Tepper (one of the defense attorneys) on RC Radio afterwards. It reminded me of pre-game television coverage of a really important sporting event.
Not being a lawyer, it’s hard for me to judge the legal importance of Taitz v. Democrat Party of Mississippi. I would think that the “big game” was Berg v. Obama in 2008, where we saw the birther conspiracy conspiracies presented in their purest form, and opposition by the federal government and then candidate Barack Obama. It established the precedent for such cases being dismissed for lack of standing; nevertheless, the Taitz case has several elements to make it interesting:
- The first case defended by a fully-trained Obot
- Reluctant plaintiffs, one evening requesting sanctions against Taitz for dragging her into it
- Civil racketeering charges (RICO)
- A wide range of defendants: a state political party, political defendants, federal defendants and Hawaii defendants (one not deceased)
- A long paper trail (approaching 100 entries in the docket)
- A real evidentiary-quality document, a Hawaii verification of the president’s birth certificate in the hands of the Court
- The threat of defendants demanding sanctions, possibly amounting to 6 figures
I’ve laid in a big supply of popcorn.