- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 3, 2013) — Atty. Orly Taitz’s case requesting a Temporary Restraining Order to enjoin certification of the electoral votes by Congress on Friday, January 4, 2013 is being heard today by Judge Morrison C. England in the Eastern District of California.
Judge England is a George W. Bush appointee and served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for 14 years as well as in private practice.
On January 2, Taitz posted on her website that 20 minutes was allocated to each side for oral argument. Also on Wednesday, Taitz announced via email and on her website that she had received a sworn affidavit from Jeffery Stephen Coffman, a retired Chief Investigator with the United States Coast Guard Investigative Service (Reserve) who retired in March 2010.
Coffman stated that he served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1977 “as a collateral duty” in the position of mail clerk. Coffman stated that as part of the position, he learned “US Postal regulations and procedures” and that all date stamps contained a four-digit year.
In his affidavit, Coffman explains that he submitted a Freedom of Information Request for the Selective Service registration form of Barack Hussein Obama after having checked his registration online and received an error message.
Coffman’s FOIA request and results were published by blogger and attorney Debbie Schlussel in an exclusive article on November 13, 2008 in which she stated, “The official campaign for President may be over. But Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration card and accompanying documents show that questions about him are not only NOT over, but if the signature on the document is in fact his, our next Commander-in-Chief may have committed a federal crime in 2008, well within the statute of limitations on the matter.”
Schlussel indicated that the number in the upper-right corner of the form indicated that it had been created in 2008. The form which Coffman received was dated September 9, 2008, which predated his FOIA request and occurred on two days after Obama’s appearance on ABC News with George Stephanopoulos during which Obama stated that he had registered for Selective Service after he graduated from high school in 1979. However, Selective Service registration had been suspended until 1980, when it was reinstated under President Jimmy Carter.
The Post & Email also submitted a FOIA request for Obama’s Selective Service registration documents and, as did Arizona resident Kenneth Allen, received a computer printout with a number differing from that which Coffman received.
On January 2, Taitz told The Post & Email that Coffman would not be testifying at the hearing but that his affidavit would be included with the other exhibits in the case, which include a 16-page sworn affidavit from Cold Case Posse lead investigator Michael Zullo, whose investigation concluded that Obama’s “long-form birth certificate is a computer-generated document; and that it did not originate as a copy of a true paper record from a bound volume, as claimed by the White House and by the Governor of Hawaii…” (para. #43).
The Post & Email will report on the disposition of the hearing as soon as we have word from Atty. Taitz.
Tags: Atty. Orly Taitz, California, electoral votes, Judge Morrison England, Obama's birth certificates, Obama's Selective Service registration form, Obama's social security number, Temporary Restraining Order