I ask this seriously. Attorneys who have argued for the birther cause obviously vary in ability, although they are all equal in results so far on this particular topic1. I’m interested in your opinion as to which of the attorneys has the best legal skills, writes the best briefs, frames their arguments most logically, understands the law and cites on-point authority most effectively. Candidates are listed alphabetically (since the poll was published, Mark Hatfield and Stephen Pidgeon have been added at the end). The poll closes at midnight on June 5, Eastern US time.
Who's the best of the birther attorneys?
- Gary Kreep (33%, 24 Votes)
- Orly Taitz (25%, 18 Votes)
- Phil Berg (10%, 7 Votes)
- Leo Donofrio (8%, 6 Votes)
- Larry Klayman (8%, 6 Votes)
- Mario Apuzzo (7%, 5 Votes)
- Mark Hatfield (4%, 3 Votes)
- Van Irion (3%, 2 Votes)
- Stephen Pidgeon (2%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 72
If you want to explain your vote, please leave a comment. I would just ask, since this is a serious poll, that commenters not be insulting to our contestants.
For reference, here are some sample briefs from each entry. The name hyperlinks on the left refer to stories on this web site.
- Mario Apuzzo — Kerchner v. Obama 1st Amended Complaint
- Phil Berg — Original Complaint in Berg v. Obama et al.
- Leo Donofrio — Amicus brief in Farrar v. Obama
- Mark Hatfield — Powell v. Obama appeal
- Van Irion — Appeal in Welden v. Obama
- Larry Klayman — Complaint in Voeltz v. Obama
- Gary Kreep — Appeal in Keyes v. Obama
- Stephen Pidgeon — ??
- Orly Taitz — Complaint in Taitz v. Obama
1To my knowledge, Larry Klayman has yet to receive his first decision in a birther case.