Obama doesn’t remember being born
OK, everybody can go home. This from an attorney who knows somebody who knows somebody:
“Judge to consider papers and arguments from today’s hearing before issuing ruling.”
This from the Orange County Weekly on Twitter:
No ruling today for Orly Taitz. Blog post to come!
Recess in Orly Taitz case. Judge doesn’t see why Obama should testify. “He doesn’t remember being born.”
Not surprising Judge Carter took the matter under submission. He’d received last-minute papers at the end of the week so he wanted some time to consider them, plus my guess is that his courtroom was packed and he didn’t want a free for all errupting in the courthouse. I’d love to know, however, what kind of argument Orly gave, and what kind of questions the judge asked from the bench.
Orange County Register
The issue of whether Barack Obama’s birthplace and legitimacy as president deserves to go to trial was argued this morning in Santa Ana, with no immediate ruling by U.S. District Court Judge David O.Carter.
The course of the three-hour hearing included allegations – but not evidence – that Obama was actually born in Kenya, that he has used 39 Social Security numbers, and that Congress is too corrupt properly address the legitimacy of the presidency.
However, the pertinent issues is the dismissal motion filed by U.S. attorneys defending Obama are whether the court – and not Congress – is the proper venue for challenging the president’s legitimacy and, to a lesser extent, whether the plaintiffs were in fact harmed and have cause to bring the suit.
Gary Kreep, who along with Mission Viejo’s Orly Taitz is representing the plaintiffs, said the nature of Carter’s questions to attorneys on both sides lessened his confidence that the judge would allow the case to go to trial.
Carter did not say when he expected to issue a decision. Kreep said he thought Carter would issue a decision later this week. Similar lawsuits have been thrown out of at least two other federal courts.
Key to the defense motion for dismissal was the argument that the U.S. Constitution provides only Congress and the Electoral College with the authority to remove a sitting president from office.
“It would be disastrous if a single circuit court judge had the power to remove a president from office,” said Assistant United States Attorney Roger West.
Everyone is invited to listen to Reality Check Radio on Blog Talk Radio Monday night at 9 EDT. A poster at Politijab will be at the motion hearing in Barnett and will give a same day account. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Reality-Check-/2009/10/06/Reality-Check-Radio
Our write-up is here. Might be expanded later; there were plenty of highlights:
“and the Electoral College with the authority to remove a sitting president from office.”
Are they referring to when a new President is elected?
Probably a conflation of two claims.
Congress can impeach the president, Congress and Electoral College can rule in eligibility of President.
While states have made it harder for electors to not vote for their candidate, I am not sure how state law affects their ability to abstain.
Does anyone know about the OSC?
Another report OC Weekly:
Tales Of Suicide And Tyranny From Orly Taitz In Santa Ana
By Spencer Kornhaber
Mon., Oct. 5 2009 @ 2:26PM
Whew, that was a long one. Laguna Niguel dentist/lawyer Orly Taitz, along with her co-counsel/nemesis Gary Kreep, spent a couple hours this morning in the Santa Ana Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse arguing why Judge David O. Carter shouldn’t throw their case against Barack Obama out of court.
Carter’s verdict? Eh, give him more time. No ruling today.
for more, go to
Birfers ready to turn on Judge Carter.
The Wavey Davey report.
An early one… More to come
I presume nothing happened. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer is all over this case and there was nothing from them today except the Eric Holder “sighting”.
For some reason I can not click your link?
Neither could I; try this: