Whenever I see a news article mentioning the name "Orly Taitz" in the first paragraph, I usually roll my eyes and grab a link to elsewhere. Please don't ask me which side I'm on in the "Birther" conflict - I'm not on any side. Long ago I decided that even if true, it was a "lost cause" issue and that once again (if true) the Constitution was in for a trampling. I feel there are countless higher-priority aggrievances that need to be dealt with, including Constitutional ones, and this is super-especially the case if the Birthers' charges are false.
I see it as an "I'm not that worried about you stomping on my toes - it's the stabbings I want you to stop" kind of thing.
So "Obama maybe not being born in this country", or "Obama possibly not being a 'natural born' citizen due to his father's Kenyan citizenship", or "Obama's questionable legal status due to his adoption in Indonesia" etc., are quandaries I feel truly shouldn't occupy my attention unless A) I suddenly discover that I'm immortal, and B) they're addressed in hindsight after he's been thrown into the outer darkness, or at least permanent exile, for his greater offenses.
That being the case, I must admit a bit of surprise when on a whim I followed a link to a site I'd never visited before, and read the following:
Breaking news! Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts schedules a case by Attorney Taitz regarding Obama’s forged IDs to be heard in conference before the full Supreme Court
Now as much as I despise our President and what he stands for, I don't automatically take seemingly good news at face value without confirmation or corroboration, so I jumped over to the Supreme Court's site and searched their docket. Well what do you know?
Title: Edward Noonan, et al., Applicants
Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State
Docketed: December 13, 2012
Lower Ct: Supreme Court of California
Case Nos.: (S207078)
~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec 11 2012 Application (12A606) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Dec 13 2012 Application (12A606) denied by Justice Kennedy.
Dec 26 2012 Application (12A606) refiled and submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jan 9 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Jan 9 2013 Application (12A606) referred to the Court.
I guess the only thing left to do is take bets, and I honestly don't yet know which way I'll be waging. I welcome any gambling advice on this one - I lost my shirt on John Roberts' Obamacare decision...