Mario “The Mangler” Apuzzo, Esq. sallies forth into another surreal and silly Birther Battle, this time in a plenary hearing in New Jersey. As Apuzzo says:
There will be a plenary hearing on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. before an Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Administrative Law, 9 Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville (Hamilton Twp.), New Jersey 08619.
The Objection may be read at http://www.scribd.com/puzo1/d/88210603-Purpura-Moran-Objection-to-Obama-Nominating-Petition-4-5-12 .
UPDATE: The hearing will take place not at 10:00 a.m., as we were initial told by the New Jersey Division of Elections, but at 9:00 a.m. It will be before Deputy Director and Administrative Law Judge, Jeff S. Masin, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Office of Administrative Law, 9 Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville (Hamilton Twp.), New Jersey 08619.
I have been advised that there are reports on the internet that the court has already dismissed the case and that the hearing has been cancelled. These reports are false.
Here is the link to the full story on his blog:
Here is a pdf of the filing in case you have trouble with the scribd document:
I looked up plenary hearing, and here is what I found:
“literally, . . . full, entire, complete, absolute, perfect or unqualified; but with reference to judicial proceedings, it denotes a [complete, formally pleaded suit wherein] a petitionor complaintis filed by one or more persons against one or more other persons who file an answeror a response.” 315 S.W. 2d 521, 525.
A plenary action is one in which a full trial or plenary hearing is had on the merits of a complaint following full discovery, as distinguished from a summary proceeding.
It seems rather soon for this kind of hearing and I am not aware who is representing Obama or the Democrats on this. I will try to find out more. In the meantime, I guess the Objection is what the hearing will cover.
It is the usual 42 pages of concentrated BS, and includes the standard lie about Minor v. Happersett. On the birth certificate side of things, Apuzzo has added the Cold Case Posse findings, a “doubts” statement from Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker, an Affidavit Of Hearsay and Scuttlebutt from Tim Adams, ex-clerk at the Honolulu Elections Office, and a half dozen or so youtube videos from the CCP and its experts.
In other words, pretty much the same old Birther crap that has lost time after time in court. Unless ALJ Masin is an idiot, this latest load of crap will get the same heave-ho. If Masin is an idiot, then the stuff will get the heave-ho at the next level.
But, I suspect the Birthers will lose. Apuzzo will then write a blog post about how this judge got it wrong, too. Just like the judges in Calvin’s Case, Wong Kim Ark, Ankeny v. Governor in Indiana, Tisdale in Virginia, Allen in Arizona, and AJ Malihi in Georgia, etc. all got it wrong, while Apuzzo gets it right. Then, there will be an appeal, and some more Internet Articles, and when that loses, another appeal, etc.
As far as Apuzzo’s statement above :
I have been advised that there are reports on the internet that the court has already dismissed the case . . . . These reports are false.
No. The reports are just coming a little early.
Note 1. The Image. This is supposedly a painting of the French Cavalry running away from the Battle of Agincourt in 1514. I chose this theme because Apuzzo decorated his page on this with a picture of the 1776 Battle of Trenton, wherein the Americans under George Washington snuck across the Delaware River and captured a bunch of Hessians.
I suspect a more accurate picture, and example, for Apuzzo and the Birthers, would have been the 1514 Battle of Agincourt, wherein English Common Law clobbered French law. Anyway the image may be found here:
where one also finds very interesting pictures and historical facts, such as:
The lack of reliable and consistent sources makes it very difficult to accurately estimate the numbers on both sides. Most contemporary English sources have the English outnumbered by 4,000,000 – 1 or more. The Burgundian sources use numbers of 50,000,000 for the French, and 11 or 13 for the English. French sources include at least one which has the English army as slightly larger than Avogadro’s number. Another has the French “more than half again as numerous as the English – more than half by a long way involving so many zeros that we ran out of fingers”. Estimates used by recent historians vary from 6 to 9 for the English , and from about 12,000,000 to about 36,000,000 for the French.
Such heavy armour allowed them to close the 300 yards or so to the English lines while being under what the French monk of Saint Dennis described as “a terrifying hail of arrow shot and shite”. However they had to lower their visors and bend their heads to avoid being hit in the face with excrement, which restricted both their breathing and their vision. . .
When the English archers, using hatchets, swords and Uzis, attacked the now disordered and fatigued French, the French could not cope with their unarmoured assailants (who were much less hindered by the mud). The exhausted French men-at-arms are described as being knocked to the ground and then unable to get back up. As the mêlée developed, the French second line also joined the attack, but they too were swallowed up, and French men-at-arms were taken prisoner or killed – mostly killed since the attending English bishop had preached the sermon “the only good frog is a dead one” (Leviticus 4:12) prior to the battle. The fighting lasted about three hours, but eventually the leaders of the second line were killed or captured. The English Gesta Henrici describes three great heaps of the slain “which had risen above a man’s height and which we pissed on mightily” around the three main English standards.
Note 2. Agin.
Definition of AGIN
dialect variant of against