by Ben Vernia | April 30th, 2010
On April 14, D.C. District Judge Royce Lamberth dismissed the lawsuit of dentist/realtor/attorney Orly Taitz against President Obama. The suit, seeking a writ quo warranto, and raising False Claims Act claims among many others, alleges that President Obama was not a natural born citizen as required of presidents under the Constitution. Characterizing the suit as “quixotic,” Judge Lamberth dismissed the FCA claims for Taitz’s failure to file the case under seal and serve the government. Taitz had argued (apparently in ignorance of the public disclosure bar) that she omitted this step because “[i]n this case the facts are widely known.”
Shortly after the court dismissed her case, Taitz filed a motion for “reconsideration” titled:
REQUEST TO FORWARD TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE MULTIPLE ACTS OF SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD, PERJURY, IDENTITY THEFT, FRAUD AND OTHER POSSIBLE FELONIES PERPETRATED BY MR. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
(Caps in original.)
Taitz’s Sancho Panza in the case, so to speak, is one Christopher Strunk of Brooklyn, who attempted without success to intervene. In his own motion for reconsideration, he argues the case of Don Quixote:
It should be noted that Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a regiment of the Spanish naval elite corps, the Infanteria de Marina, stationed in Naples, then a possession of the Spanish crown. He was there about a year before he saw active service.
That the Don Quixote is more than mere reference by Cervantes to himself in his own military exploits…
I’m sure you get the idea. It goes on for a while, including references to Strunk’s struggle against “that militia the Jesuits whom I fight openly without dicing words.”
To dream, the impossible dream . . .