Saturday, March 7, 2009

Judge James Robertson

Judge James Robertson is apparently the President of Southern Africa Legal Services. This is a $7,190,692.00 (2007) non-profit corporation that operates on taxpayer money. They spent $234,520.00 in 2007 while their income was $1,320,794.00 . Here is their IRS 501 C3 paperwork (pdf).

The United States government likely provides some funding for the Judge’s corporation, although we were not able to determine individual funding sources from the IRS documents. Much of their income was from investments.

Judge James Robertson is the Judge that just threw out Berg’s law suit challenging Obama’s birth certificate. We question if the Judge’s role as the President of Southern Africa Legal Services has biased him on the issue, as our President has promised increased levels of international aid, which his corporation would possibly benefit from. We would like to know the process by which Judge Robertson was selected for this particular case.

Here is the AP write-up, which could have come out of the Soviet Union, in my opinion. The press never announces where these law suits are filed, only when they are dismissed. The whole article is presented:

A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship, lambasting the case as a waste of the court's time and suggesting the plaintiff's attorney may have to compensate the president's lawyer.

In an argument popular on the Internet and taken seriously practically nowhere else, Obama's critics argue he is ineligible to be president because he is not a "natural-born citizen" as the Constitution requires.

In response last summer, Obama's campaign posted his Hawaiian birth certificate on its Web site. But the lawsuit argues it is a fake and that Obama was actually born in his father's homeland of Kenya, even though Hawaiian officials have said the document is authentic.

"This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do," U.S. District Judge James Robertson said in his written opinion.

The lawsuit didn't even use Obama's legal name but called him "Barry Soetoro," the name he went by while attending elementary school in Indonesia. It's one of many that has been filed claiming Obama is ineligible to serve as president.

Robertson ordered plaintiff's attorney John Hemenway of Colorado Springs, Colo., to show why he hasn't violated court rules barring frivolous and harassing cases and shouldn't have to pay Obama's attorney, Bob Bauer, for his time arguing that the case should be thrown out.

If Obama was born in Hawaii, he would have presented a birth certificate and put this all behind him, in my opinion. It makes no sense to me that he would hide it from public review if his birth certificate was legitimate.

If the President is compromised, he would be subject to extreme levels of extortion. And as he is our Chief Executive, this means that we Citizens are possibly subject to extreme levels of extortion. The Judiciary should be ordering the President to produce a valid birth certificate. Instead the Judiciary, and the press, are sheltering him.

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