Judge Clay Land: Great American Hero

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.


    • Harry says:

      Erick has always maintained that showing whether or not Obama meets requirements laid down the US Constitution is not an important or relevant issue.

      • ByteMe says:

        Yeah, but it’s the “great American hero” comment that has me wondering who hijacked the account. It’s one thing to report it and say “good on ya”, quite another to label the judge a great American hero.

        Unless there’s hidden snark, since the crazy nutwings also used the same label with Joe Wilson. Hmm………….. Ok, Occam’s Razor wins: it’s not snark.

      • Dash Riptide says:

        Erick has always maintained that showing [every Tom, Dick or even Harry who knows where the local courthouse is] whether or not Obama meets requirements laid down the US Constitution is not an important or relevant issue.

        Sounds reasonable.

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    When Hannity is cited daily as a great American, it’s clear that almost anyone can qualify as a great American.

  2. Max Power says:

    “Judge Land is a typical puppet of the regime — just like in the Soviet Union,” -Orly Taitz

    Now that’s comedy!

  3. Lone Star Georgian says:

    This is such good news…proof that there are cooler, more reasonable heads still in power here and there.

    Good for Judge Land.

  4. Game Fan says:

    IMHO Erick is no Constitutionalist. Unless I missed his remarks in the past about being opposed to Unitary Executive theory, telecom immunity, or other issues having to do with Presidential power or loss of national sovereignty.

  5. AubieTurtle says:

    And the hits keep on coming…

    Orly Taitz filed a motion on Thursday challenging the judge’s order. Judge Land as you might imagine was rather upset:

    “Instead of seriously addressing the substance of the Court’s order, counsel repeats her political diatribe against the President, complains that she did not have time to address dismissal of the action (although she sought expedited consideration), accuses the undersigned of treason, and maintains that “the United States District Courts in the 11th Circuit are subject to political pressure, external control, and . . . subservience to the same illegitimate chain of command which Plaintiff has previously protested.”

    He has given Orly Taitz fourteen days to explain her actions or possibly be fined $10,000 for misconduct. I suspect that there is enough support in the birther movement that Orly won’t end up paying the fine herself but this has also caused a formal complaint to made made against her with the California Bar. Hopefully her ability to tie up the courts with this nonsense will soon be eliminated.

    • GOPGeorgia says:

      Is this otherwise known as don’t question his ruling or he will fine you? What happened to letting the appellate judge deciding the merits of the appeal?

      • AubieTurtle says:

        I’m not a legal expert by any means but my impression is that she filed again in the same court, not an appeal at a higher level. This was after being told that the initial filing was frivolous and to not waste the court’s time with any other frivolous filings.

        To make things worse for Orly Tairz, it appears that she filed her latest motion without her client’s consent. Her client has now made a complaint against Dr. Tairz with the California Bar Association.

        At this point it appears either that she is not mentally sound or is intentionally trying to provoke the court into sanctioning her so she can appear to by a martyr for the cause.

        • ByteMe says:

          Aubie: your understanding is correct. Her initial filing came with no facts or evidence (her position is that the President has to prove he is a citizen, not that she has any evidence that he is not), her request for the judge to reconsider came after he said don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out. You really need to read the court’s previous order in the case to understand how P-O’ed the judge is with having his time wasted by her.

          Of course, if you’re already a birther, the Black Man’s been keeping you down for a long time anyway. 😆

          • ByteMe says:

            She might still take it to a higher court, but she’s doing herself and her “cause” no favors by not playing by the judicial rules. It’s not like judges don’t talk to each other.

  6. Game Fan says:

    Hey, some of us out here in bloggerville simply like to look for the facts, without running it through the political or legal filtration system. You know, like Dick Tracey or Mike Hammer, ect… Whether or not it’s going to catch on doesn’t really effect our decision making processes or logic system or whatever.

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