Hardly news that the Supreme Court yet again found no interest in hearing yet another birther lawsuit, this one from John Dummett (that we believe is pronounced with the stress on the last syllable) and Ed Noonan.
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Brent Douglas Cole, sovereign citizen1 and birther, was arrested and arraigned in connection with the shooting of a California Highway Patrol officer and a Bureau of Land Management ranger last year, an incident where Cole himself was also wounded. Those charges were dismissed September 25, 2014, by a Nevada County, California, court, only to be followed by a federal grand jury indictment on a charge of assault on a federal officer. Cole’s arrest was the occasion for the creation of my article category, Birthers Behaving Badly.
The case got scant publicity in the local press, and nothing was published that I can find about the dismissal, which I had to seek found in court records. The federal charges appeared in an FBI press release. Cole is still facing an earlier state weapons charge and was due in Nevada County, California, court October 30, 2014. He didn’t show according to court records. Why? Here’s the note on the court record:
MISC CLERICAL DOCKET NOTE: DEF IS IN CUSTODY OF FEDS. FAILS TO APPEAR THIS DATE AS ORDERED (FEDS REFUSE TO RELEASE) B/W [bench warrant] $5,000 ORDERED. SJV
I’m unsure what the status of the case is. I found it under case number 2:14-mj-00212-EFB-1 in the Eastern District of California, with nothing showing except appointment of counsel, October 1 and a “date closed” of 10/2/2014. Now there is Cole v. USA (2255 – (2:14-CR-00269 GEB)) which is a “Motion to Vacate Sentence” filed January 29, 2015.
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1His sovereign citizen name is Brent-Douglas : Cole.
It’s Taitz’ big day in California. Can she make the cut for Attorney General?
These are Obama Conspiracy Theories’ endorsements for the 2014 California primary:
- Governor: Jerry Brown (Democrat)
- Secretary of State: Dan Schnur (Independent)
- Attorney General: Kamala Harris (Democrat)
The Los Angeles times reports: “Analysts expect 7 in 10 of the state’s nearly 18 million voters to skip the primary.”
Election returns will start becoming available after 8 PM Pacific Time.
Taitz got 3.1% of the vote, finishing 6th.
Wins Tea Party straw poll in Yuba City
Yuba City sits right at edge of Sutter Buttes in Sutter County.
The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots held a straw poll last week (May 19), and Taitz reports she won the Attorney General race. Taitz was invited to appear at the Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots “Meet the Candidates” in 2012 when she was running for the Senate—don’t know if she made it, but she had confirmed. Orly Taitz got 3.9% of the Senate Primary vote in Sutter County in 2012.
The Territorial Dispatch (the local newspaper) mentions the “All Candidates Mixer” in its May 14 issue mentions, but the May 21 and May 28 issues don’t mention the result. It only appears on their blog. The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Web site has some photos of the event.
I did find this cryptic item in the Territorial Dispatch for May 21:
Meanwhile, the Orly Taitz Super PAC is taking credit for Orly’s win in Yuba City. In an article titled: “Stunning success for Orly Taitz Super PAC” they write:
This is HUGE!
Followers of the Orly Taitz Super PAC may remember Pat M’s comment on our Supporter’s Page:
I was real excited at the presentation at the Protect Our Freedoms Foundation workshop in Yuba City. What your doing is very important and I just wish I had more dollars to spare.
Well Pat, thanks to you and many more, we’ve achieved a stunning success in Yuba City. Candidate Taitz on her blog reports the news that:
the Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced the results of their 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election Straw Poll. The Straw Poll was conducted using secret ballots submitted by members who attended the “All Candidates Mixer Extravaganza,” Monday, May 19, 2014.
Their choice for California Attorney General?
Fakes and Frauds
Orly is saying that someone created a fake Facebook page for her. She asked that it be removed, and the link Orly supplied doesn’t work now, so maybe Facebook did remove it.
Intrepid birther attorney Orly Taitz has filed as a candidate for California’s Attorney General. Taitz previously ran for the US Senate and California secretary of state. She is running against 1-term incumbent Kamala Harris (pictured right). The California attorney general can serve a maximum of 2 terms. Harris made mortgage relief the center of her last campaign and is noted as an opponent of capital punishment.
Taitz (pictured left) announced [link to Taitz web site] that she received the necessary petition signatures and had filed today. Taitz also announced today that the had reached received 48,810,721 views of her web site.
Harris, endorsed by prominent California Democrats Pelosi and Feinstein, presents a sharp alternative to Taitz; the two disagree on just about everything. In 2012 Taitz [link to Taitz web site] Taitz threatened to include Harris in a RICO action if she allowed Obama to remain on the ballot in California.
There is local coverage of the Taitz AG filing at the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
Orly Taitz has obtained an unofficial transcript of the oral arguments from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Peta Lindsay, et al v. Debra Bowen. Like 1968 Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate Eldridge Cleaver1, Lindsay was too young to become President of the United States, and like Cleaver, she was refused a place on the California Ballot because of her age. The lower court dismissed Lindsay’s lawsuit.
Appellants argue that the US Constitution provides that under the 20th Amendment only Congress may decide presidential qualifications, the eligibility of a president-elect to become president. Under the political question doctrine, a court would decline to intervene when the Constitution explicitly assigns a role to another branch of government or to the democratic process. The State of California argues that Congress’ role in deciding eligibility is not exclusive and that case law gives states broad authority in the conduct of elections, including the power to prevent a ballot from being cluttered by frivolous candidates. Both parties cite Elections Code Section 6720, that says:
6720. The Secretary of State shall place the name of a candidate upon the Peace and Freedom Party presidential preference ballot when the Secretary of State has determined that the candidate is generally advocated for or recognized throughout the United States or California as actively seeking the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party or the national party with which the Peace and Freedom Party is affiliated.
Appellants say this requires the Secretary of State to place the Peace and Freedom Party candidate on the ballot. Bowen argues that an obviously ineligible candidate cannot be considered “generally advocated.”