The Defense filed today in the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division:
10/29/2012 59 Joint ANSWER to Complaint ( Taitz First Amended Complaint) by Barak Hussein Obama, Obama for America, Nanci Pelosi.(Begley, Samuel) (Entered: 10/29/2012)
In which they said, aside from the word “deny”: “The complaint consists entirely of immaterial, impertinent, and scandalous matter, has been filed for an improper purpose, and should be stricken pursuant to FED.R.CIV.P. 12(f).”
It comes down to this:
WHEREFORE, PREMISES CONSIDERED, President Barack H. Obama, II, Representative Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives, and Obama For America respectfully request that their foregoing Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint be received and they hereby move the Court to dismiss Plaintiffs’ claims, with prejudice, to assess all costs of this action to Plaintiffs, and to grant Defendants all such further relief as is deemed just and proper.
Defendants further respectfully request that this court assess attorney’s fees against Plaintiffs pursuant to the Mississippi Litigation Accountability Act of 1988, FED. R. CIV. P. 11 and/or 28 U.S.C. § 1927, for a wholly frivolous, unreasonable, vexatious and malicious complaint.
THIS the 29th day of October, 2012.
BARACK H. OBAMA, II
OBAMA FOR AMERICA
However, an interesting introduction is the charge against Taitz of “unclean hands”:
The clean hands doctrine is a rule of law that someone bringing a lawsuit or motion and asking the court for equitable relief must be innocent of wrongdoing or unfair conduct relating to the subject matter of his/her claim. It is an affirmative defense that the defendant may claim the plaintiff has “unclean hands”. … The defendant must show that plaintiff misled the defendant or has done something wrong regarding the matter under consideration. The wrongful conduct may be of a legal or moral nature, as long as it relates to the matter in issue.
It will be interesting to see what the “unclean hands” involves. I have an immediate suspicion, but no knowledge of the Defense’s thinking. The smearing of reputations of political opposition through exploitation of the courts, maybe. But those are just my wild ass guesses.
When asked about the concept as it relates to Taitz, lawyers at the Fogbow replied:
Raicha: Taitz is not bringing this complaint in good faith. She brings her frivolous complaints purely for political purposes, knowing she has neither standing nor evidence. That’s unclean hands.
TexasFilly: Well, take your pick. There are hundreds of acts by Taitz alone that constitute unclean hands. She is seeking injunctive relief, a remedy that lies in equity. Unclean hands make that remedy unavailable to her (and it’s unavailable for a multitude of other reasons as well).
It all suddenly gets a lot more interesting.
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