Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dismissal of Another Lawsuit Challenging Obama Eligibility for the Presidency

Obamabarack Here is the latest in the dust-up concerning President Obama's eligibility for the Presidency.  Judge James Robertson of the district court for the District of Columbia in Hollister v. Soetoro ruled:

"This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do. Even in its relatively short life the case has excited the blogosphere and the conspiracy theorists. The right thing to do is to bring it to an early end. ... Because it appears that the complaint in this case may have been presented for an improper purpose such as to harass; and that the interpleader claims and other legal contentions of plaintiff are not warranted by existing law or by non-frivolous arguments for extending, modifying or reversing existing law or for establishing new law, the accompanying order of dismissal requires Mr. Hemenway to show cause why he has not violated Rules 11(b)(1) and 11(b)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and why he should not be required to pay reasonable attorneys fees and other expenses to counsel for the defendants."

Caution:  The copy of the order is not dated or date-stamped.  Is there conspiracy on the air?  Who was it on that grassy knoll?  How did "they" "get to" Judge Robertson?

I am not a big Rule 11 sanctions fan but this just might be the case for them.

KJ

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