Klayman, Apraio Suit Dismissed

As I predicted the day it was filed, the lawsuit filed by Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, on behalf of Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been dismissed before it ever received a hearing on the merits. A federal judge dismissed the case on jurisdictional grounds.

A US federal judge handed a victory to President Barack Obama, throwing out a lawsuit over controversial actions he took last month shielding millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

The suit brought by Joseph Arpaio, the conservative sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, challenging the constitutionality of the president’s actions, was dismissed by Judge Beryl Howell.

“The plaintiff’s case raises important questions regarding the impact of illegal immigration on this nation, but the questions amount to generalized grievances which are not proper for the judiciary to address,” Howell’s ruling in the case read.

Now here comes the funny part. The Worldnetdaily headline reporting the story says, “Sheriff Joe’s amnesty war heads to Supreme Court.” Well no, actually, it doesn’t. Klayman is going to file a motion asking the Supreme Court to take up the case immediately, bypassing the appeals court.

A courtroom fight over Barack Obama’s amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens already in the United States on Wednesday is heading to Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the U.S. Supreme Court after a district court dismissed the case for “lack of subject matter jurisdiction.”

Attorney Larry Klayman of FreedomWatch told WND he’ll try to leap-frog the usual appellate procedure because of the significance of the case and the immediacy of the problem.

“We will now ask the Supremes to bypass the D.C. Circuit and take this up now as the Obama Justice Department argued the full impact of the exec actions kick in in February 2015,” he said.

They will, of course, reject that motion. Then Klayman can file an appeal with the appeals court, which will uphold this ruling, then file cert with the Supreme Court, which will deny cert and the case will be dead. And the only one surprised by that will be the terminally clueless Klayman.

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  • LightningRose
  • caseloweraz

    “We will now ask the Supremes to bypass the D.C. Circuit and take this up now as the Obama Justice Department argued the full impact of the exec actions kick in in February 2015,” he said.

    Did he actually say “the Supremes”?

    Larry Klayman, “Stop! — in the name of sense.”

    (How can he be so dense?)

  • Drew

    @LightningRose

    If you’ve been around for a while you’ll have noticed that Ed’s postings are nearly always a few days behind the news. When noticing this, A reasonable conclusion might be that Ed almost certainly writes his posts a few days in advance and has the site post them at regular intervals.

    Thus no credit is given to you in this article because it was almost certainly written before you left the comment.

  • John Pieret

    Drew is right, LightningRose. it has worked this way for the several years I have been hanging around here.

    Anyway, I commented on the dismissal of the suit a day before you did. 😉

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2014/12/24/klayman-obamas-cuba-deal-cut-with-his-communist-brothers/#comment-389581

  • chilidog99

    The government lawyers should send a letter to the county commission letting them know that they will be seeking to recover legal fees after the final victory.

  • LightningRose

    3 & 4,

    I’m well aware that Ed is usually several days behind the news cycle (and that he doesn’t seem to read comments), and that’s what I’m actually criticizing him for.

    He really needs to spend a long weekend and get caught up.

  • kenn

    He really needs to spend a long weekend and get caught up.

    Yes, because Ed needs to run his blog in accordance with the rules set down by LightningRose. How dare he choose to do something enjoyable and relaxing over the course of a “long weekend,” like, say, spending time with family and friends?

  • kenn

    Oh, and LightningRose: Your passive-aggressive plea for credit? Pathetic.

  • LightningRose

    Kenn,

    Please feel free to kiss my ass.

  • officalvillageidiot

    How is it with all the problems facing Americans at present, these people seem to have money to burn on meaningless stunts