Last month, a bill collector named Al Hendershot, who usually, for some reason, spends his time going after the Obamas’ house in Chicago, filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction against the Alabama Democratic Party, in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Jefferson County. Hendershot is seeking to have the incumbent President of the United States barred from the March 13 Democratic Primary ballot, with an evidentiary hearing. For all the usual Birfer reasons, which repeating, even one more time, will cause me to run out screaming into the street.
Hendershot originally filed without an attorney, (and without serving the Defense with a Complaint), before losing his senses even more and engaging Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. to represent him. She, of course, is not licensed to practice in Alabama, but when did that ever stop her from trying? So far, she has not obtained local counsel to sponsor her or filed, as far as I can tell, for pro hac vice status. She has turned up in court without permission before; sometimes the ploy has worked with a judge and other times it hasn’t.
Defense attorney Barry Ragsdale, noting that Alabama Democrats must, by Statute, certify primary candidates before January 19, filed on January 1, a Motion for Expedited Status Conference. This conference is scheduled to be heard by the Court on January 9 by Judge Helen Shores Lee. Also to be heard is Defense Motion to Dismiss, which was filed on January 4.
The next day, Hendershot filed a Motion for a Stay of Expedited Status Conference, bemoaning the fact that he had no lawyer to explain legal things to him, so he’d gone to California and gotten one. Yes. That one. I don’t know why they do it. Hendershot requested the Expedited Status Conference be put off until January 30. You know, eleven days after the deadline for the Alabama Democrats to certify candidates for the ballot.
The Defense filed an Opposition on January 6, advising in a footnote:
Even if Plaintiffs California counsel is somehow able to secure local counsel and comply with the Bar’s admission rules, the Defendant will likely oppose her pro hac application based on her long and sordid history of sanctions and other unprofessional conduct. See, e.g., See Rhodes v. MacDonald, 670 F.Supp.2d 1363 (M.D. Ga. 2009), ajJ’d., 368 Fed.Appx 949 (11th Cir. 2010)($20,000 in sanctions). “The grant of admission to a nomesident attorney to appear in this court pro hac vice is not a right but a privilege, ‘the granting of which is a matter of grace resting in the sound discretion of the presiding judge.’” Steinbuch v. Cutler, 463 F.Supp.2d 4, 7 (D.D.C.2006).
And delicately pointing out:
This matter is due to be summarily dismissed and the sooner the better.
Hendershot’s Motion for Stay was DENIED on January 6.
[Update 1/8--Defense filed a Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction on January 7.]
We’re hoping The Fogbow has a court observer in the house on Monday and that Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. has enough Flying Monkey Miles left to get there.
[Update 1/8--Gee whiz, no Orly on Monday. She says: "... somebody in Alabama needs to file a new case with another judge. Judge Lee refused to gave any continuance, which is typically granted. She might be biased in favor of a fellow African-American lawyer and politician."]
She has it all figured out.
Meanwhile, read right here the RWNJ interpretation of events. Honestly, can it get any more wrong than that? John Wallace, Editor in Chief of this digital propaganda rag, Birther, Oath Keeper and real estate agent, and Americans United for Freedom, are publishing fiction and deliberately misleading readers. But the gullible Birthers lap it all up.
NOTE 1/14: Having heard a number of recent reports of computer virus infections suffered by visitors to Orly Taitz’s web site, OFGS has deadened links leading there. As we have done in the past, when such problems have arisen, we will not be linking to her site for the foreseeable future.
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