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January 09, 2012

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Field Marshall Sneezy Fuller

Just received a wonderfully creative post from Martha Trowbridge who has managed to work Dean's dead infant into her narrative.

Punch the Paypal button for this lady, folks. She deserves our gratitude and support.

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"Sneezy" Fuller
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G

Yeah, I suspect 2012 will be the year that sanctions and attorney's fees start becoming the standard upfront request in dealing with this frivolous birther nonsense.

The legal community is starting to finally grasp that these nuts don't go away on their own after being schooled on the law in the courts.

Yep, 2012 will be a big year of Birther activity...but the results are going to only be worse for the birthers themselves than they realize...

Suranis

Yes, one can hope the courts and the DemocratIC Party are finally sick to their back teeth of this bullshit.

Graham Shevlin

I am not a lawyer, but is it possible for the people filing these lawsuits to be declared "vexatious litigants"? In the UK, if somebody persistently abuses the court system, they are declared a vexatious litigant and barred from filing any more lawsuits. I realize that this may be one more step in the game of "whack a mole" since most likely they will simply get other folks to file the suits instead.
Awards of legal fees and sanctions would seem to be the next step. The only risk is that somebody will play the martyr card by refusing to pay up and being ostentatiously arrested and/or jailed. Cult members can always gravitate to martyrdom if all else fails...

G

Graham - I feel ya! I totally share all your concerns here. I agree that this nonsense is well past due for not only more serious sanctions and penalties but clearly declaring Orly and possibly a few others as "vexatious litigants".

The Magic M

> is it possible for the people filing these lawsuits to be declared "vexatious litigants"?

US law allows that, yes. However, except from Orly, most birther plaintiffs don't sue all over the country, so as you said, it'd be like playing whack-a-mole.

Sanctions for filing frivolous lawsuits might be in order, but neither will deter birthers from filing such suits nor have any other detectable impact. You can't scare off the deluded.

> The only risk is that somebody will play the martyr card by refusing to pay up and being ostentatiously arrested and/or jailed.

Yes, but it wouldn't help them with their target audience. It might enforce their own ranks, but since it's been a cult of the lunatic from the very beginning, that also wouldn't make much of a difference.

Martyrs are only problematic if they impress those of weak faith. With birtherism, there only is "no faith" (sane people) or "full faith" (birthers), so martyrdom doesn't help their case at all.

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