Clay Land is a Federal Judge in the Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division.
He is a Bush appointee and a solid guy. When I was a lawyer we has some interaction.
Today, he threw out Connie Rhodes’s lawsuit. That lawsuit is the one filed claiming Rhodes cannot be deployed to Iraq because Barack Obama is “not constitutionally eligible to act as Commander in Chief of the United States armed forces.”
According to Judge Land, “After conducting a hearing on Plaintiff’s motion, the Court finds that Plaintiff’s claims are frivolous. Accordingly, her application for a temporary restraining order (Doc. 3) is denied, and her Complaint is dismissed in its entirety. Furthermore, Plaintiff’s counsel is hereby notified that the filing of any future actions in this Court, which are similarly frivolous, shall subject counsel to sanctions.”
Also, Judge Land notes, “Plaintiff’s counsel is a self-proclaimed leader in what has
become known as ‘the birther movement.'”
I love that he called it the Birther movement and I love that he said he’d impose sanctions if the lawyer even attempts to bring this back up in his court.
Clay Land is a great American hero.