Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eligibility Case Clerk Tied To Obama Via Law Firm?

Story here.

Bloggers are buzzing about a law clerk who purportedly works in the same California court that's hearing a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president – and his possible ties to a law firm that has defended Obama in other eligibility cases.

A Wikipedia page has been cited by dozens of bloggers after it listed Siddarth Velamoor as one of the newest law clerks for federal Judge David Carter – who is hearing the eligibility case Barnett v. Obama, in the Central District, Southern Division Court in Santa Ana, Calif.

Velamoor is also listed in the Martindale lawyer database as an associate of international law firm Perkins Coie, the same law firm of Robert Bauer – top lawyer for Obama, Obama's presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee and Obama's Organizing for America – and the same Washington, D.C., lawyer who defended President Obama in lawsuits challenging his eligibility to be president.

As WND has reported, Federal Election Commission records for "Obama for America" show that the lobby organization has paid Perkins Coie exactly $1,666,397.01 since the 2008 election.

Well, there are Obamites everywhere...

For the sake of the independence of the judiciary, if there is indeed an Obama-linked clerk involved in an Obama eligibility case, such a clerk must be removed from having anything at all to do with the case, just to be safe, and to protect the perception of justice being fair and blind.

Anyway, the case is moving forward, for sure...
(...) summary judgment hearing Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m., with a time frame to file the motion Nov. 16, and opposition required by Nov. 26. The final pretrial conference is scheduled Jan. 11, 2010, while the jury trial is Jan. 26, 2010