Lawyer Threatened With Monetary Sanctions For Subpoenaing Obama’s College Records

OBAMA MEMORANDUM:


My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.  We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
…….unless said openness pertains to Constitutional eligibility questions. These  records will be kept under lock and key and will never see the light of day.
Alan Keyes, a plaintiff  in one of the many lawsuits seeking to verify whether Barack Obama qualifies under the U.S. Constitution’s requirements to occupy the Oval Office, is questioning the  tactics of the Obama’s lawyers.

The Keyes case is being handled largely by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation who issued a subpoena to Occidental college to disclose Obama’s records:

The lawyer for the college, Stuart W. Rudnick of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, urgently contacted Fredric D. Woocher of Strumwasser & Woocher.

“This firm is counsel to Occidental College. The College is in receipt of the enclosed subpoena that seeks certain information concerning President-Elect Barack Obama,” he wrote via fax. “Inasmuch as the subpoena appears to be valid on its face, the College will have no alternative but to comply with the subpoena absent a court order instructing otherwise.”

Within hours, Woocher contacted Kreep regarding the issue, telling him, “It will likely not surprise you to hear that President-elect Obama opposes the production of the requested records.

“In order to avoid the needless expense of our bringing and litigating a Motion to Quash the subpoena, I am writing to ask whether you would be willing to agree voluntarily to cancel or withdraw the subpoena.”

Woocher warned, “Please be advised, in particular, that in the event we are forced to file a motion to quash and we prevail in that motion, we will seek the full measure of monetary sanctions provided for in the Code of Civil Procedures.”

Woocher warned, “Please be advised, in particular, that in the event we are forced to file a motion to quash and we prevail in that motion, we will seek the full measure of monetary sanctions provided for in the Code of Civil Procedures.”

Kreep, out of town for a business trip, did not respond immediately, and the motion eventually was filed. It states that the records, which could reveal on what name Obama attended classes at Occidental and whether he attended on scholarship money intended for foreign students, “are of no relevance to this moot litigation.”

Alan Keyes responded on his blog:

Though not unexpected, this motion confirms Obama’s ruthless determination to destroy anyone who continues to seek the information the Constitution requires. Why should they demand penalties against citizens who are simply seeking the enforcement of the Supreme Law of the Land? It is simply because their persistence runs contrary to the will of a supposedly popular demagogue? This smacks of tyrannical arrogance. That Obama thus signals his intent to bring financial ruin on those who won’t accept his cover-up of the circumstances of his birth is a tactical escalation. It confirms the common sense suspicion that he won’t act forthrightly in this matter because he has something to hide.

Obama has promised to work with the American people “to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency”. Releasing these sought after records would go a long way toward ensuring public trust. Instead, his lawyers threaten monetary sanctions against those who seek them. Something is wrong with this picture.

Hostile Professor Antagonizes Christian Student

Johnathan Lopez, a Christian student at Los Angeles City College, has become the star of what has become a now familiar saga. But as familiar as this story is, it will still make your blood boil:

During the fall 2008 semester, Lopez took an Introduction to Public Speaking (Speech 101) class. It was taught by one John Matteson.

In Speech 101 there are several different speaking assignments, including a delivery speech, a culture speech, an informative speech, and a persuasive speech. For the informative speech, Professor Matteson allowed students to cover any topic and to speak between six and eight minutes with or without visual aids.

In November, Jonathan Lopez attempted to give his informative speech on God and the ways he has seen God act miraculously in his life and in the lives of others. In the middle of that speech, Lopez spoke of God and morality and read the dictionary definition of marriage. He also read two verses from the Bible.

But before Lopez was finished with his speech, Professor Matteson interrupted him. After calling Lopez a “fascist bastard” in front of other students, Matteson invited students to leave the class if they had been offended. When no one left, the professor dismissed the entire class.

As Jonathan Lopez prepared to leave class that day he found an evaluation form left in his backpack by Professor Matteson. There was no grade for the informative speech. Instead there was this instruction: “Ask God what your grade is.” It was followed by a statement saying that “prostyelsyszing [sic] is inappropriate in a public school.”

What happened to – “allowed to cover any topic”? Any topic but religion, apparently. Maybe the good professor should stipulate that next time so there’s no confusion. Something tells me, though, that if a student chose to speak about the glories of Islam, that would have been A-OK. In fact, I would bet any amount of money that that double standard would exist in Matteson’s class.

This was not the first time Professor Matteson’s animus towards Christians had been on display. Several weeks before the aforementioned incident, he told students the following: “If you voted yes on Proposition 8, you are a fascist bastard.”

Hmmm, is anyone else beginning to detect a pattern, here? Read on as Lopez’s problems get even worse.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

UPDATE:

Go see BlackisWhite Imperial Consigliere for a sharp rebuke of the college’s actions from an attorney’s point of view.

Iranian T.V. Documentary: Harry Potter Zionist Messiah (Or Something)

I had no idea the entire cast of  the Harry Potter series were Zionist Jews. Or JK Rowling was a Jewish Zionist. I always thought she was Christian. This Iranian documentary blows the lid off of what we all thought we knew about Harry Potter:

This wackiness is what passes for scholarly analysis in Iran?

These are the people Obama wants to hold talks with?

These are the people Obama wants to have playing an important role in Afghanistan? The same folks who are allegedly providing help to Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan? The same folks who help fund Hamas and Hezbollah?

Good luck with that, Obama.

Hat tip: Moonbattery