If I had seen this story tomorrow, April Fool’s Day, I wouldn’t have believed it. The Friends of the Fogbow (who have a certain penchant for punking the birthers) have obtained an “unpublished” (so how did they get it?) concurring opinion appearing in McInnish v. Chapman from an associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court that agrees that there is no original jurisdiction at Alabama Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus to a state official, nonetheless, he says there might be something to the allegations of a fake birth certificate. Associate Justice Parker wrote:
McInnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the “short form” and the “long form” birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama that have been made public.
Of course WorldNetDaily is all over this.
In researching Associate Justice Tom Parker, I found sound academic credentials. I also found that he had addressed a Tea Party meeting, and spoke on a child welfare topic, arguing in favor of absolute parental rights until proven unfit.
Parker attempted to get his opponent removed from the ballot [text of lawsuit] in a previous judicial election, unsuccessfully. In that race, Judge Parker received a $146,000 contribution from the “Patriot PAC,” a conservative policy organization whose only political activity appears to be giving money to Parker.
Parker got a shout out at the Free Republic for his dissent from an Alabama Supreme Court decision upholding the administration of Drivers License written tests in Spanish.