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by John Charlton
(Feb. 13, 2010) — Just how long does it take to get information from the Federal Government via the Freedom of Information Act? That question is being answered by the proceedings in the case Allen vs. Soetoro. Mr. Ken Allen of Tuscon, AZ sought all information about Barry Soetoro, Lolo Soetoro, his adopted father, and Stanley Ann Dunham-Soetoro, his alleged mother, in the possession of the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security.
The case was summarized accurately by Linda Bently of the Sonoran News on July 15, 2009. Mr. Kenneth L. Allen appealed his case to the 9th Circuit Court following a denial of his original complaint with the U.S. District Court in Tuscon as regards documents of Barry Soetoro.
Allen’s basic argument is that privacy rights of illegal aliens cannot be invoked in his case on the grounds that Obama’s citizenship status has not been proven by documentation, and that therefore his FOIA request for all the documents he has requested should be granted.
While this appeal regards the exclusion of Barry Soetoro (and all aliases) from the FOIA request, the case in the District Court continues for the documents of Lolo Soetoro and Stanley Ann Soetoro. In that case, U.S. District Court Judge Frank R. Zapata, on Feb. 9, ordered limited discovery prior to hearing a motion for dismissal. Such discovery would begin by March 19.
On the same day, Feb. 9, 2010, Molly C. Dwyer, Court Clerk for the 9th Circuit Court, set the schedule for filing of the Appellant’s Brief (i.e., Mr. Allen’s argument giving reasons for his appeal). The date is May 24, 2010.
Defendants (a.k.a. “Appellees”) in this case are Barry Soetoro, aka, Barack H. Obama, aka Barry Obama; Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. Attorney General; Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State; Janet Napolitano, Director of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; the Department of Homeland Security; and the U.S. Department of State.
The Ninth Circuit Court has given the defense until June 21 to reply to Mr. Allen’s Appellant’s brief.
Mr. Allen requests that the public not contact the Ninth Circuit Court in regard to his case.
Attorneys who would like to offer Mr. Allen free counsel, in the preparation of his appellant’s brief, can send The Post & Email their contact info (use our Contact Form at the top of this page) and we will pass it on to Mr. Allen.
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