Federal filings flutter
There are four new filings in Taitz v. Democrat Party of Mississippi, defendant’s ECF documents 98-101, in response to the Taitz’ 11th-hour hail Mary notice of new information.
In Document 98, the Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee representing the Democratic Party, filed a detailed argument as to why Taitz’ “Notice of new information” is neither admissible, nor relevant to the pending rulings in the case. Document 99 is a joinder with the Democrat’s argument from the Mississippi Secretary of State.
New yesterday was a response from the Hawaii Defendants, Document 100. In addition to arguing that Taitz’ “Notice” has no bearing on the pending motions, the Hawaii defendants call the Court’s attention to the Taitz claim (which was based on a punking email sent to her) of a conversation allegedly involving Judge Wingate, pointing out that this is not the first time Taitz has irresponsibly and falsely raised the claims of improper ex parte conversations, citing Rhodes v. MacDonald in Georgia, the case in which Taitz was sanctioned $20,000. From the sanctions decision in that case (Exhibit 4 in the Hawaii response):
In response to the court’s order to show cause why she should not be sanctioned with a financial penalty, counsel continued her attacks on the court, as well as her political grandstanding. …
Counsel sought recusal for the following reasons: baseless speculation that the judge might have engaged in ex parte communication with the Attorney General of the United States …
The Court found that a monetary penalty of $20,000 was imposed upon counsel as punishment for her misconduct, as a deterrent to prevent future misconduct, and to protect the integrity of the court.
The Mississippi Democratic Party promptly filed a joinder with the Hawaii defendants’ brief (ECF 101). I am sure that the Mississippi Democratic Party appreciated the not-too-subtle injection of the topic of sanctions into the proceeding.
Completing the agreement, defendants Obama, Obama for America and Pelosi have joined in the opposition of the Hawaii Defendants and the Mississippi Democratic Party (ECF 102), and the Mississippi Secretary of State has joined in the opposition of the Hawaii Defendants (ECF 103).
- Mississippi docket spreadsheet