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Vogt filed at Supreme Court?

According to Birther Report, a document reproduced the article there is described as “Filed at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 20, 2014.” If that were the case, then one would expect the petition to have appeared on the Supreme Court docket on March 21, but it’s not there. The case is styled: “Douglas Vogt vs. United States District Court, Western District of Washington.

The document presented at BR is not, it appears, the actual petition for a writ of certiorari, but a separate motion to expedite and file under seal. According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press study, an increasing number of sealed filings are appearing at the Supreme Court, but one must question the necessity of such a filing in this case. Naming Vogt’s fantasy forger is immaterial to his petition, as is his incompetent crank forensic analysis.

It all seems a publicity stunt to me.

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6 Responses to Vogt filed at Supreme Court?

  1. avatar
    realist March 22, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    “hen one would expect the petition to have appeared on the Supreme Court docket on March 21, but it’s not there.”

    If it were going to appear on the SCOTUS docket it usually takes a day or two.

    It appears you are correct that only the Motion to Expedite and Seal is offered at BR.

    I think the “sneak peek” in the title means he (perhaps) will be filing the same nonsense he filed previously. with the Western Dist of WA and the 9th Cir.. Sneak Peek cuz…

    Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 22, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    The Supreme Court site says “next day.” I’ll try again Monday.

    realist: If it were going to appear on the SCOTUS docket it usually takes a day or two.

  3. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG March 22, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Publicity stunts are the only thing left in the birther arsenal.
    Their conditions for victory have been downgraded to “If they pay attention to us, we win!”

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    Rickey March 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Vogt’s petition has been docketed and immediately fast-tracked for denial.

    No. 13-1158
    Title:
    Douglas Vogt, Petitioner
    v.
    United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
    Docketed: March 24, 2014
    Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    Case Nos.: (13-74137)
    Decision Date: January 14, 2014

    ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Mar 24 2014 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 23, 2014)
    Mar 24 2014 Motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari and for leave to file an affidavit under seal filed by petitioner.
    Mar 26 2014 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.

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    realist March 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    Rickey: Vogt’s petition has been docketed and immediately fast-tracked for denial.

    Only the Motion to Expedite is set for Conference of 4/18/14, not the Petition for Writ.

    The Response for the Petition for Writ is not due until 4/23/14.

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