- Law Cases
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 3, 2013) — On his radio show “Freedom Friday” this evening, Carl Gallups stated that Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked the Cold Case Posse “to cooperate” with a civil case filed in Alabama to be heard by that state’s supreme court.
Judge Roy Moore, who was removed from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 for refusing to remove the Ten Commandments from the courthouse, ran for re-election in 2012 and won back his former post.
Gallups said that Moore has questioned Obama’s eligibility and whether or not he is a U.S. citizen.
“I think they probably feel very comfortable getting involved in this,” Gallups said of the Cold Case Posse. He added that Moore would “follow the law” and that a hearing date has not yet been set.
On July 31, 2001, Moore had a monument with the Ten Commandments and quotations from the national anthem and Declaration of Independence erected in front of the courthouse. Several opposing groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the monument violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Moore refused to remove the monument and appealed the initial ruling, which was upheld by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result, Moore was removed from office in late 2003.
He subsequently wrote a book entitled So Help Me God in which he stated that he did not regret his position and cited “judicial tyranny” as having led to the establishment of “the rule of man.”
The Post & Email called Gallups’ show at that point and asked why Arpaio had asked the posse to participate in the Alabama case as opposed to any of the other lawsuits which have been filed over the last 4-5 years. Gallups responded that based on his reputation, Moore could be trusted to hear the case on its merits rather than simply dismiss it as scores of other judges have done since Obama’s eligibility was first challenged in 2008 by Philip Berg.
Gallups clarified that he is not an official spokesman for the Cold Case Posse but that he has been privy to “98%” of the work accomplished by the group since it began its investigation in September 2011.
Atty. Larry Klayman will be representing the two plaintiffs in the case.
The Cold Case Posse found that the long-form birth certificate image posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011 is a “computer-generated forgery.” Zullo, who is the posse’s lead investigator, has been seeking congressional or federal intervention since he and Arpaio first made their findings public on March 1, 2012.
The long-form image is included as an exhibit in an Amicus Curiae brief filed by the Alabama Democrat Party, which claims that examining Obama’s eligibility to serve as president is a moot point because the 2012 election is over.
Zullo has stated that a felony has been committed in the creation of the birth certificate image, which was used to convince the public that Obama was born in Hawaii, and, presumably, qualifies for the presidency as a “natural born citizen.”
Some scholars and attorneys believe that the citizenship of the parents is also a factor in determining “natural born” status.
Recent reports indicate that enough attention has been drawn to the forgery to launch a federal prosecution of the crime.