Klayman and Moore, Together at Last


Now that Roy Moore has been reelected as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and retaken the seat he was removed from 10 years ago, the birthers think they’ve finally got a judge that will take their nonsense seriously. And with ace attorney Larry Klayman handling the case, we’ve got a match made in wingnut heaven.

Attorney Larry Klayman, founder of the Washington, D.C.-watch dog Judicial Watch and now head of Freedom Watch, filed the appeal Tuesday with the Alabama Supreme Court, asking for oral arguments.

“We are hopeful that Chief Justice Moore and the rest of the jurists on the Alabama Supreme Court will follow the law,” Klayman told WND.

Klayman says he and his team “have great respect for Chief Justice Moore and his integrity and legal acumen.”

“He is one courageous and brave man. There are few in this country.”

The case is an appeal of a dismissal by the Montgomery Circuit Court.

In his brief, Klayman says “credible evidence and information from an official source” was presented to Chapman before the election indicating Obama might not have been qualified for Oval Office.

The complaint argues Chapman failed her constitutional duty as secretary of state to verify the eligibility of candidates.

Moore is on the record questioning Obama’s eligibility.

In an interview with WND in 2010, he defended Lt. Col Terrence Lakin’s demand that President Obama prove his eligibility as commander in chief as a condition of obeying deployment orders.

Moore said he had seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a natural-born citizen and much evidence that suggests he is not.

The challenge for Moore will be finding a Bible verse to back up his ruling. For some reason, he thinks the Bible is a legitimate source for judicial rulings.

Comments

  1. TGAP Dad says

    For some reason, he thinks the Bible is a legitimate source for judicial rulings.

    For judge Moore, who included bible passages in his previous rulings as Chief Justice, this may actually be true.

  2. dingojack says

    Ed – the first para sounds like the synopsis of a really,really terrible ‘reality show’ on some god-awful (pun intended) fundie UHF channel.
    But what would it be called? Any ideas?
    Dingo

  3. =8)-DX says

    “Obama is a natural-born citizen”

    Ah, I get it, only “whites” are born naturally..

  4. gshelley says

    Maybe Moore will agree and order Obama’s electoral college votes from Alabama stricken from the record.

  5. baal says

    Good thing magic doesn’t work or the combination of their auras would create a space-time inversion and pop Southern Florida into an alternate dimension.

  6. dingojack says

    Baal – you mean its that way and not already in a dimension far, far away from reality?!?
    :) Dingo

  7. Phillip IV says

    Before Moore swings into action, I think we should all firmly agree on one thing: if Moore’s shenanigans accidentally lead to Alabama putting itself outside the Union….then we don’t let them back in, OK?

  8. MyPetSlug says

    More seriously, I’m curious what actually happens here. Normally, Klayman’s political boilerplate rhetoric has the effect of pissing off every judge who reads or hears it. In this case, though, it might work to his advantage. Why even both what the law says? Just mention over and over again how Obama is a communist, socialist, Muslim, gay, etc. So, that might be amusing.

    But then, is there any real damage Moore could do? I don’t know what the other Alabama supreme court justices are like, but if a majority are wingnuts, is there anything substantial they could do? Get the Secretary of State impeached for not being wingnutty enough?

  9. noastronomer says

    “The challenge for Moore will be finding a Bible verse to back up his ruling. ”

    Not a problem for any true believer. In the highly unlikely event that no verse can be taken out of context or twisted enought to fit he’ll just make one up.

    Mike.

  10. Crip Dyke, MQ, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    For some reason, he thinks the Bible is THE legitimate source for judicial rulings.

    FTFY

  11. typecaster says

    In the highly unlikely event that no verse can be taken out of context or twisted enought to fit he’ll just make one up.

    Yep. No power in the ‘verse can stop them.

  12. martinc says

    I’m curious about the outcome here too. If we assume just for argument’s sake that the moronic judge and the moronic attorney are prepared to do whatever it takes, what can they actually do?

  13. jnorris says

    As I see it, and IANAL, the Supreme Court can dismiss or order Judge Chapman to hear Klayman case. That case challenges Pres Obama’s standing on the presidential election ballot of 2013. The results of which has already been certified by the Alabama Sec of State. Since the election is over, Klayman case would be moot and dismissed by Judge Chapman. Klayman could appeal again to the Alabama Supremes but to what end?

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