The Natural born Citizen Party and Harold William Van Allen brought suit against the Federal Elections Commission, the FBI, the Department of State, the CIA, President Obama, the Copyright Office and the New York State Board of Elections in federal court (1:15-cv-01036) and it was dismissed this past July 6. The judge cited Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 8(d)(1) that requires that pleadings must be “simple, concise and direct.” Courts are specially mindful and lenient of pleadings files by the parties themselves (pro se) without an attorney, but even under this lesser standard, US District Judge Richard Leon found:
I am unable to glean from the plaintiffs’ papers any legitimate grounds for granting the relief they are seeking. The statements are … neither simple not concise, and as such, fall short of Rule 8(d)(1)’s requirements.
In fact, I couldn’t make heads or tails of the complaint either, mainly because there doesn’t seem to be any complaint in the complaint–it’s just some exhibits, copies of letters and magazine articles. It has something to do with a FOIA appeal about information regarding a 1957 American Mob Conference. Something about Stunk too.
The dismissal is being appealed.