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Taitz: Cruz lawsuit likely

Just when you thought birthers were relegated to the trash heap of history, the news media finds a new use for them in the Ted Cruz candidacy. No less than US News and World Report has an article up: “Ted Cruz Inherits ‘Birthers’ With Presidential Bid” quoting the birther queen herself, Orly Taitz:

Orly Taitz, a leading and litigious member of what became known as the “birther” movement during Obama’s presidency, says she likes Cruz, but she probably will file a lawsuit if he becomes president without a federal judge declaring him natural born.

“I’m very consistent in what I’m saying: I’m saying there’s the same issue with Obama and Ted Cruz,” she says.

USNWR even tried to get a comment from Sheriff Arpaio, for reasons that completely escape me. They raise the possibility of a Senate Resolution on the Cruz eligibility, a la John McCain and S. Res. 511.

18 Responses to Taitz: Cruz lawsuit likely

  1. avatar
    Punchmaster via Mobile April 6, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    I predict she will enjoy the same level of success, that she had with her Obama lawsuits. 😉

  2. avatar
    DaveH April 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    Taitz doesn’t care if she wins anything. It is all about having her name show up in articles on Google.

    Perhaps the courts will finally declare that she’s a vexatious litigant is she pursues litigation against Cruz.

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    Dr. Conspiracy April 6, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    That’s not going to happen unless someone she sues petitions the court to make it happen. In my opinion, the California statute applies to her, and it just so happens that she has a case transferred to California just starting up.

    DaveH: Perhaps the courts will finally declare that she’s a vexatious litigant is she pursues litigation against Cruz.

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    bob April 6, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    That’s not going to happen unless someone she sues petitions the court to make it happen. In my opinion, the California statute applies to her, and it just so happens that she has a case transferred to California just starting up.

    I doubt the U.S. government is going to push to have Taitz declared a vexatious litigant, in California or elsewhere.

    Still: Bad week for birthers: Tatiz’s Mississippi ballot challenge (finally) dismissed; SCOTUS denied cert. in Tracy Fair’s and Pamela Barnett’s challenges; and the 10th Circuit denied Cody Robert Judy’s petition for rehearing.

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    Dr. Conspiracy April 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

    I don’t doubt that you’re right, but it has happened.

    http://docslide.us/documents/us-federal-court-declared-me-as-a-vexatious-litigant-for-suing-us-government.html

    http://blogs.mcclatchydc.com/law/2009/12/vexatious-litigant-stay-thy-hand.html

    bob: I doubt the U.S. government is going to push to have Taitz declared a vexatious litigant, in California or elsewhere.

  6. avatar
    Jim April 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    Does that mean you’ll have to change the name of the blog to “Cruzingforaconspiracy”?

  7. avatar
    Curious George April 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    Jim,
    Good one ! 🙂

    “Does that mean you’ll have to change the name of the blog to “Cruzingforaconspiracy”? “

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    RanTalbott April 6, 2015 at 11:27 pm #

    Predicting that Orly will file a lawsuit is like predicting a 1-year-old will soil her diaper. You can’t say in advance exactly when it will happen, but you do know:
    a. It will be soon,
    b. It will stink,
    c. She’ll make a noisy, self-centered fuss, and
    d. Someone else will be stuck cleaning up the mess.

    They raise the possibility of a Senate Resolution on the Cruz eligibility, a la John McCain and S. Res. 511.

    And that was so wonderfully effective at shutting up the birfoons.

    On the plus side, it might cause Gallups (who just last Friday claimed that the Senate had “Constitutional authority” to make a “ruling” on the definition of NBC that overrode the courts, and that 511 declared Obama ineligible) to suffer a massive cranial explosion :wicked:

  9. avatar
    Notorial Dissent April 7, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    Regardless of what the law is, there will be a hard core collection of birfoons who will campaign on valiantly against the next usurpurator, and probably the next if they live that long. You really can’t fix or educate stupid, and some of these people have it by the boatload. While it would be nice to see some official clarification on the NBC issue, both on the born here = a citizen issue, as well as the NBC by virtue of parents, but I just really don’t see it happening over any of these toilet bowl tempests.

  10. avatar
    Craig HS April 7, 2015 at 6:51 am #

    ” They raise the possibility of a Senate Resolution on the Cruz eligibility, a la John McCain and S. Res. 511.”

    I SO want this to happen. Can you imagine the current Senate examining this? If there’s even the faintest whiff of discontent from Cruz’s republican senate mates with the way he’s obstructed even bipartisan stuff in the past, the democrats would be circling like sharks in the water.

    I don’t expect they’d rule against his eligibility in the long run, but getting there? The chaos would be BRILLIANT.

    And well deserved!

  11. avatar
    alg April 7, 2015 at 8:12 am #

    After putting up with all the tea party politicians pandering to the birthers for the past six years, watching them have to eat one their own is a pure delight.

    What goes around comes around. There’s an inherent yin and yang quality in American politics that often the more vociferous of us tend to ignore to our eventual regret.

  12. avatar
    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater April 7, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    Jim:
    Does that mean you’ll have to change the name of the blog to “Cruzingforaconspiracy”?

    Always liked the constitutionalboozecruz.org

  13. avatar
    J.D. Reed April 7, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    RanTalbott:
    Predicting that Orly will file a lawsuit is like predicting a 1-year-old will soil her diaper. You can’t say in advance exactly when it will happen, but you do know:
    a. It will be soon,
    b. It will stink,
    c. She’ll make a noisy, self-centered fuss, and
    d. Someone else will be stuck cleaning up the mess.

    And that was so wonderfully effective at shutting up the birfoons.

    On the plus side, it might cause Gallups (who just last Friday claimed that the Senate had “Constitutional authority” to make a “ruling” on the definition of NBC that overrode the courts, and that 511 declared Obama ineligible) to suffer a massive cranial explosion :wicked:

    She won’t file if the necessary condition is that Cruz win the presidential election. That won’t happen.

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    Dave B. April 7, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    “… she probably will file a lawsuit if he becomes president…”
    Oh good grief. Presuming the USN&WR got what she said right, she’s never paid any attention to all the previous rulings against her, has she?

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    Curious George April 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    Ran Talbott,

    “On the plus side, it might cause Gallups (who just last Friday claimed that the Senate had “Constitutional authority” to make a “ruling” on the definition of NBC that overrode the courts, and that 511 declared Obama ineligible) to suffer a massive cranial explosion”

    Karl G. is one amazing fellow. The research for SR 511 confirmed that Barry Goldwater, Barack Obama and John McCain met the qualifications to run for the presidency. I love how they all seem to cherry pick the information that best suits their bias.

  16. avatar
    Jim April 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Wonder how best to spin this…
    http://news.yahoo.com/1-billion-disappears-moldova-looks-answers-053120129.html

    1) Orly found her financing for the Cruz contests
    2) President Obama has gotten revenge on Orly
    3) Moldova runs its country like Orly runs her businesses…at a failure.

  17. avatar
    The Magic M (not logged in) April 9, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Always liked the constitutionalboozecruz.org

    First dibs on

    cruzconspiracycontrol.org
    cruzconspiracycontrolcentral.org

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    RanTalbott April 9, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    Curious George: I love how they all seem to cherry pick the information that best suits their bias.

    Or they just make it up: Carl claimed that the Constitution says the Electoral College is supposed to vet presidents. He even reiterated: “The Constitution says that.”. Naturally, he neglected to _quote_ where it says that 😉