Another ‘Major Victory’ for Klayman That Wasn’t

It’s cracking me up watching how the Worldnetdaily’s “journalists” are covering the lawsuit Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, filed on behalf of Sheriff Joe Arpaio about the immigration orders issued by President Obama. They keep reporting on these “major” victories that are, in fact, just minor procedural matters.

The headline on the front page reads: “Big score for Sheriff Joe in fight vs. Obama.” When you click on the link, the headline on the actual article says: “SHERIFF JOE’S CASE AGAINST AMNESTY ON FAST TRACK: ‘The president does not have the authority to rewrite immigration laws.'” One would imagine, reading this, that the quote comes from the court. Nope, it’s from Klayman himself. Here’s what actually happened:

A federal appeals court has ordered an expedited schedule for a case brought by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio against President Obama over his amnesty program that is being implemented even as the case progresses.

The order released Wednesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the brief for the appellants is due Jan. 29, and the government’s brief in defense of amnesty will be due March 2.

“Due to the expedited nature of this case, the court will not entertain dispositive motions. The parties should therefore address in their briefs any arguments otherwise properly raised in such motions,” said the order.

That is literally all the order says. The district court dismissed the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and Klayman filed this appeal. All this does is set the briefing schedule for the case and it tells the attorneys for both sides what the court expects to see in their briefs to the court on initial motions. That’s it. By no reasonable standard is this a “major score.” They did the same thing at the district court level, trumpeting a routine hearing on a briefing schedule a big win for Arpaio; two weeks later, the case was dismissed.

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  • eric

    Baghdad Bob, meet Arizona Larry.

    On a more serious note, wouldn’t the courts’ moving the date up and not considering some set of standard motions be a bad sign for one of the parties (in this case, Klayman)? IANAL, but it feels like it sends the message “we’re not going to waste any more time on this crap than necessary.”

  • hoku

    There is nothing funnier on the internet than the comments on a WND article where they’re pretending to have won a great victory.

  • theschwa

    He scored a major victory on day one!

    “Court affixes official date-stamp to papers filed with the court!!”

  • Loqi

    Let them have their moment. It’s the closest thing to a victory they’ll get.

  • Artor

    Hey, at least the case didn’t get laughed right out of court. For Larry Klayman, that is a major victory!

  • hunter

    They sound like Brian Brown.

    I guess being heard is a major victory for these clowns.

  • John Hinkle

    …what the court expects to see in their briefs…

    If the judges don’t know that by now, how can they be qualified to be judges?

  • ArtK


    That’s what it sounds like to me. Klayman probably filed for the expedited schedule and the defendants said “Oh yes. Please let us get this BS over with quickly!”

    I haven’t read Klayman’s appeal, but I’m assuming it’s the same political diatribe with a couple of legal terms thrown in that he always uses.

    Klayman: My client’s rights are harmed by these executive orders

    Court: You filed this in the wrong court; we have no jurisdiction.

    Klayman: But I really, really, really don’t like Obama! How many ‘really’ will it take before you’ll hear this case?

  • Trebuchet

    @5, Artor:

    Hey, at least the case didn’t get laughed right out of court. For Larry Klayman, that is a major victory!

    It did. This is for the appeal of that throwing-out.

  • pocketnerd

    The Elephant Echo Chamber these days reminds me of The Party’s propaganda 1984 — True Conservatism™ is always running headlong toward its inevitable and total victory but simultaneously on the brink of final defeat.

  • roggg

    I would have went with “Federal judges cant wait to see what’s in Larry Klayman’s briefs”. More accurate, equally self aggrandizing, and works better as click-bait in many demographics.