Tick, tick, tick—the clock is ticking. Obama will be sworn in for his second term as President [fergcorp_cdt_single date="20 Jan 2013 12:00:00"]. Orly Taitz is attacking on two fronts, first with a motion for reconsideration of her failure to get an injunction to stop the inauguration in the Grinols case, and a hearing today, January 17 (denied for defective filing).
The second is a petition to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Taitz v. Democrat Party of Mississippi. Taitz cites Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Rule 21 on “Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition, and Other Extraordinary Writs” as a basis for seeking a “writ of mandamus for the lower court to expedite the default judgment and postjudgment discovery against defendant commissioner of Social Security Michael Astrue.” My article, “Running out of snappy Mississippi titles” discusses the merits of this claim of default, and why even if Astrue were in default, she won’t get Obama’s Social Security records.
Taitz tallies 49 pages in this one, mostly exhibits including her usual gang of unqualified experts, plus copies of the federal rules. I think one sentence in her brief pinpoints the problem in her petition for emergency relief:
The issue of Obama using a Social Security number, which was never assigned to him has to be heard before the swearing in ceremony.
Why? What does a social-security number have to do with being President of the United States?
Here’s a bit of humor:
CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS
There are no interested persons.
I don’t know if this is correct under the 5th Circuit’s Rule 28.2.1, but it’s still funny.
As of this morning at 9:47 AM Eastern time, no action on the petition appeared on the 5th Circuit Court docket.