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Carly Fiorina protecting more than Ted Cruz?, Montgomery Sibley book “Why just her”, Sibley reveals “Hewlett Packard Director who made substantial contributions to U.S. Senate races”, DC Madam phone records and other revelations

Carly Fiorina protecting more than Ted Cruz?, Montgomery Sibley book “Why just her”, Sibley reveals “Hewlett Packard Director who made substantial contributions to U.S. Senate races”, DC Madam phone records and other revelations

“You could drive down the streets of Washington and look at every building on your left and right and in each and every one of those buildings, we had clients.”…DC Madam

“Since 2007, I have been under court order restraining me from publically releasing those records. Those records contain information relevant to the 2016 presidential election,”…Montgomery Blair Sibley

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

While we are waiting on DC Madam phone records to be released by Montgomery Blair Sibley, There is more information of interest to be perused.

Montgomery Sibley wrote a book published in 2009, “Why just her.”

From Amazon:

Why Just Her” identifies the external and internal demons that drove the D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, from an initially defiant woman willing to fight the government to a woman so despairing as to take her own life prior to sentencing upon her conviction for Prostitution Racketeering. Starting with the execution of search on her home and seizure warrants for her bank accounts in October 2006 through her death on May 1, 2008, the book traces Jeane’s final 20 months as the judicial system time and again failed to live up to its promise to insure ‘justice’. Instead, unwittingly sitting atop a client list of the most powerful men in the world, that system made sure that Jeane’s story would never be fully told.

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Just-Montgomery-Blair-Sibley/dp/1439227950

As usual, one thing led to another and the “Yellow Brick Road” led to an older version of a Sibley website and the Wayback Machine.

There were found some interesting tidbits.

From Montgomery Sibley, Civilforfeiture.com.

“Questions and Answers”

Q.    Do you identify any new clients of the service in the book?

Yes and no.  I do identify that clients of Jeane’s escort service included individuals associated with a wide-range of companies, institutions and government agencies including: the Archdiocese of Washington, the Army Capabilities Integration Center, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the US Army Information Systems Command, the National Drug Intelligence Center and the law firms of (i) Jones Day Reavis and Pogue, (ii) Akin Gump Strauss, (iii) The Durst Law Firm, (iv)  Patterson Belknap Webb, and (v) Reed Smith among many others.

Additionally, I note that those clients included: a  Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency; a Commander of the 332rd  Expeditionary Maintenance Group, Balad Air Base,. Iraq; a high ranking officer of Colonel Pipeline Company which had reached a Settlement for Oil Spills in Five States; an Environmental Protection Agency employee; a former President of National District Attorney Association; a Hewlett Packard Director who made substantial contributions to U.S. Senate races; a director of the Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers; a state representative from Louisiana; a member of the Maryland Public Service Commission; a NASA Astronaut; and a Special Envoy for Middle East Security appointed by Condoleezza Rice.

However, as detailed in the book, I have been put under court order not to reveal these names publicly by Judge Robertson.  So I can’t reveal those names only because I risk being incarcerated for contempt-of-court.

Thus the real story became – why was I silenced?  Why did the government want so badly to keep these – and other clients of Jeans’s escort service – from being publicly identified by me?

Q.   Did the White House really call you?

Yes.   Here is the message:

http://www.civilforfeiture.com/wjh/images/WH1.wav


Read more:

http://civilforfeiture.com/wjh/qanda.html

From Chapter 20 of the book:

“December 14, 2007 – Part II

Something curious, however, had happened the morning that I was at court with Judge Robertson. One of the subpoenas authorized by Judge Kessler had been answered, with startling information.

Among the subpoenas that Judge Kessler had authorized in November was a subpoena to Verizon Wireless, to which I had attached a list of 5,902 telephone numbers that had turned up in Jeane’s telephone records. The subpoena had sought the account holder information for each telephone number that appeared in Verizon Wireless’ records on the day the call was made to Jeane’s escort service. All of the telephone companies had been complaining to me that the task was too big, but I kept reminding them that this was a federal subpoena and they would be explaining that to the federal judge who had authorized the subpoena.

Thus, it was a surprise to me when I returned to my office after the December 14th hearing to find a FedEx package from Verizon Wireless containing a CD with Verizon Wireless’ response to the subpoena: 815 account holders names, addresses, social security numbers, and home and business telephone numbers—all contained in an Excel spreadsheet. Each name represented a former escort or client who had a cell phone number that had called Jeane’s escort service when that cell phone number was owned by that person. Stated another way, I now had 815 new leads who had not, heretofore, been identified through the telephone records by anyone.

The leads were stunning. Among the entities whose corporate cell phone numbers showed up were:

  • Washington College
  • Jones Day Reavis and Pogue, a large law firm
  • Archdiocese of Washington
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Akin Gump Strauss, a large law firm
  • The Durst Law Firm
  • Philips Electronics North America
  • NXP Semiconductors USA, Inc. – Providing engineers and designers with semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences. Net sales of $6.32 billion in 2007.
  • Patterson Belknap Webb, a large law firm
  • Defense Group, Inc. – is a high technology company, advancing public safety and national security through innovative research, new technologies, and systems assessments. DGI has key competencies in U.S. strategy and policy, intelligence, Weapons of Mass Destruction, vulnerability assessments, and homeland security, as well as technologies and products that support first responder and medical communities.
  • The Roger Richman Agency Inc – The Roger Richman Agency, Inc. was purchased by Corbis’ owner Bill Gates in 2005 and is the preeminent licensing agency specializing in protecting and promoting the personae of world-renowned entertainment and historic personalities.
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • The Army Capabilities Integration Center – The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) is the Army’s leader in the identification, design, development, and synchronization of capabilities into the Army current Modular Force and the future Modular Force, bringing together all the Army agencies as well as Joint, Multinational, and other DoD agencies to manage rapid change. ARCIC supports TRADOC in providing adaptive soldiers, leaders and units by contributing to the development of doctrine, TTPs, and the collective training experience.
  • U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command – TRADOC recruits, trains and educates the Army’s soldiers; develops leaders; supports training in units; develops doctrine; establishes standards; and builds the future Army. TRADOC is the architect of the Army and “thinks for the Army” to meet the demands of a nation at war while simultaneously anticipating solutions to the challenges of tomorrow.
  • US Postal Service
  • USPS – Information Technology
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Embassy of Japan
  • Constellation Energy – Constellation Energy, a Fortune 125 competitive energy company based in Baltimore, is the nation’s largest supplier of wholesale power and competitive electricity to large commercial and industrial customers, and a major generator of electricity, with a diversified fleet of power plants strategically located throughout the United States.
  • Andersen Consulting
  • Department of Health & Human Services – Office of the Inspector, The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community (IC). NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation.
  • Reed Smith – a law firm that represents many of the world’s leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters. With lawyers from coast-to-coast in the U.S. as well as in the U.K., continental Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the firm is known for its experience across a broad array of industry sectors. The firm counsels 28 of the top 30 U.S. banks and 10 of the world’s 12 largest pharmaceutical companies.
  • USAISC – U.S. Army Information Systems Command
  • LogicTree – provides innovative IVR solutions for the Transit and 511 markets. They provide solutions focused on connecting agencies to their customers, making access to transit and traffic information easy and intuitive. Since 2001, LogicTree has led the market with innovative, proven solutions, deploying the world’s first speech-enabled transit trip planning IVR, the first Personalized 511 and the first Spanish 511 systems, all using proven speech recognition technology and LogicTree’s patented VoxLinx telephony platform.
  • The National Drug Intelligence Center – established by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1993. Placed under the direction and control of the Attorney General, NDIC was established to “coordinate and consolidate drug intelligence from all national security and law enforcement agencies, and produce information regarding the structure, membership, finances, communications, and activities of drug trafficking organizations.”
  • Atlantic Research Corporation Political Action Committee
  • Fauquier Bank
  • Lockheed Martin MS2– MS2 provides surface, air, and undersea applications on more than 460 programs for U.S. military and international customers

While there might be innocent explanations for company cell phones repeatedly calling an escort service, certainly among the list were former escorts and customers. This supposition was certain as the account holder’s cell phone numbers matched with the date of calls to Jeane’s escort service. Moreover, the list of individuals was also comprehensive and included, among others:

  • a director of the Defense Contract Management Agency
  • a commander of the 332rd Expeditionary Maintenance Group, Balad Air Base, Iraq
  • a high ranking officer of Colonel Pipeline Company which had reached a Settlement for Oil Spills in Five States
  • an Environmental Protection Agency employee
  • a former president of the National District Attorney Association
  • a Hewlett Packard Director who had made substantial contributions to U.S. Senate races
  • an attorney with the prominent Akin Gump law firm (the law firm that fired “Abbey.” an employee upon learning she was an escort for Jeane)
  • a director of the Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers
  • an attorney with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, another major law firm with deep Washington, D.C. ties
  • a state representative from Louisiana
  • a member of the Maryland Public Service Commission
  • a NASA astronaut
  • a special envoy for Middle East Security appointed by Condoleezza Rice

Plainly, I now had the ability to bring a parade of former clients, companies and government agencies in front of the jury to establish either that (a) no sex was had, or (b) that if sex for money was involved, then “Why Just Jeane?”

However, my dilemma was that Judge Robertson had just quashed this subpoena, meaning that I was not supposed to have, or use, this information.

Moreover, these names were just from Verizon Wireless. Subpoena returns were still outstanding from AT&T Mobility, Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile USA and Alltel. Those cell phone companies would never respond, as word that Judge Robertson had quashed the subpoenas was apparently rapidly communicated by the Government to prevent these cell phone companies from replying to the subpoenas and further identifying former escorts and clients of Pamela Martin & Associates.

Judge Robertson would subsequently issue a written order overruling Judge Kessler and quashing almost all the subpoenas she had ordered served. Among those quashed were all of the cell phone telephone company subpoenas. As a result, further names and entities would never come to light and those learned through the Verizon Wireless records would, thanks to Preston, likewise never see the light of day.  (N.B. I have now securely stored these records on off-shore servers to be publicly released in the event of my curious disappearance or demise).”

Read more:

https://web.archive.org/web/20090504011856/http://civilforfeiture.com/wjh/excerpt.html

Most of us are aware of Carly Fiorina jumping in at the press conference to deflect a reporter’s question and protect Ted Cruz.

From Law Newz March 31, 2016.

“Former CIA Expert: Carly Fiorina Now Helping Cruz Deceive Public on Alleged Infidelity”

“Monday’s Ted Cruz press conference in Wisconsin, in which former Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina leaped in to intercept a reporter’s question about Cruz’s alleged marital infidelity, was pivotal. It marked the first time we have seen an instance of collective deception in what appears to be a desperate effort to keep Cruz sufficiently unsullied to stop Donald Trump.

The question, posed by Daily Mail reporter David Martosko, was straight and to the point: “Can you please swat down more definitively this National Enquirer piece by telling us on the record that you’ve never been unfaithful to your wife?” It was a question that was screaming to be asked, in light of the deceptive nature of Cruz’s response to the National Enquirer story, which we have previously highlighted.

What ensued reminded us of the old adage, “One lies and the other swears to it.” That Fiorina felt compelled to jump in and rescue Cruz from the question was enormously troubling in itself. Why did she feel she couldn’t just let Cruz respond categorically that he had never been unfaithful? But an even more troubling dimension unfolded as Fiorina launched into a harsh attack on Trump, on the media, and, bewilderingly, on President Obama. The attack behavior was clearly aimed at shifting the spotlight away from Cruz, because, we believe Fiorina must have feared, the truth was not Cruz’s ally.”

Read more:

http://lawnewz.com/politics/cia-experts-carly-fiorina-now-helping-cruz-deceive-public-on-alleged-infidelity/

From Montgomery Sibley above:

“Hewlett Packard Director who made substantial contributions to U.S. Senate races”

Is Carly Fiorina protecting someone else too?

 

 

Montgomery Sibley D.C. Madam Jeane Palfrey’s Escort Service Records update April 6, 2016, Invoking Supreme Court Rule 22.4, Renewing Application with a second Justice, Clarence Thomas

Montgomery Sibley D.C. Madam Jeane Palfrey’s Escort Service Records update April 6, 2016, Invoking Supreme Court Rule 22.4, Renewing Application with a second Justice, Clarence Thomas

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“Ted Cruz wrote the forward for U.S. Constitution for Dummies which clearly reveals that he is not a natural born citizen.”…IL ballot challenger Bill Graham

“COMING CLEAN: From what I know, at least 2 of the women named as Cruz mistresses by the National Enquirer are accurate”…Drew Johnson, Twitter

 

From Montgomery Blair Sibley April 6, 2016.

“Yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts denied myApplication to be relieved from the Restraining Order which prohibits me from releasing any of the D.C. Madam Jeane Palfrey’s Escort Service Records.  This follows: (i) the refusal of the U.S. District Court to allow me to file a Motion to Modify that Restraining Order and (ii) the refusalof the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to rule upon my Petition which sought to Order the District Court Clerk to file my Motion to Modify.

Before I simply release the records in my possession, I must exhaust all judicial remedies. Accordingly, invoking Supreme Court Rule 22.4, I am renewing the Application with a second Justice, the estimable Clarence Thomas.  I will wait to see what he says before taking my next step.”

Read more:

http://amoprobos.blogspot.com/

Renewed application to SCOTUS:

http://montgomeryblairsibley.com/library/Clerk2a.pdf

Montgomery Blair Sibley US Supreme Court application for stay denied, April 5, 2016, DC Madam phone records to be released?, Sibley stated data could affect the 2016 presidential election

Montgomery Blair Sibley US Supreme Court application for stay denied, April 5, 2016, DC Madam phone records to be released?, Sibley stated data could affect the 2016 presidential election

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“Ted Cruz wrote the forward for U.S. Constitution for Dummies which clearly reveals that he is not a natural born citizen.”…IL ballot challenger Bill Graham

“COMING CLEAN: From what I know, at least 2 of the women named as Cruz mistresses by the National Enquirer are accurate”…Drew Johnson, Twitter

 

From NBC News April 5, 2016.

“SCOTUS Denies Request from D.C. Madam’s Attorney to Release Info

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request from a lawyer who once represented a woman known as the “DC Madam” to release records from her famous escort service.

Those records include such sensitive information as customer names, Social Security numbers and addresses— information the lawyer, Montgomery Blair Sibley, has said could affect the 2016 presidential election. The so-called DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey ran a high-priced escort service in the Washington D.C.-area for a number of years before her eventual conviction. She died in 2008.

Sibley wanted the Supreme Court to lift a lower court order, in place since 2007, that bars him from releasing any information about her records.

“Time is of the essence,” Sibley wrote in his latest Supreme Court filing.”

Read more:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/scotus-denies-request-dc-madam-s-attorney-release-info-n551121

 

Montgomery Sibley DC Madam phone records expose Ted Cruz infidelity?, National Enquirer article states Ted’s fifth lover is purported to be a “$1000-a-night” Washington DC call girl, Citizen Wells inclined to believe Sibley

Montgomery Sibley DC Madam phone records expose Ted Cruz infidelity?, National Enquirer article states Ted’s fifth lover is purported to be a “$1000-a-night” Washington DC call girl, Citizen Wells inclined to believe Sibley

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“Ted Cruz wrote the forward for U.S. Constitution for Dummies which clearly reveals that he is not a natural born citizen.”…IL ballot challenger Bill Graham

“COMING CLEAN: From what I know, at least 2 of the women named as Cruz mistresses by the National Enquirer are accurate”…Drew Johnson, Twitter

 

 

Ted Cruz is innocent until proven guilty.

I do not know attorney Montgomery Blair  Sibley personally.

However, I did have a series of email exchanges with him in 2008 during the Larry Sinclair saga.

I found him to be dependable and forthright.

I would be inclined to believe his statement that he has evidence of a 2016 presidential candidate’s phone records being included in the DC Madam’s phone records.

From US News March 31, 2016.

“D.C. Madam’s Attorney Says Election Bombshell Already Online”

“The colorful litigator who represented the late “D.C. madam” Deborah Palfrey and threatened this week to release call logs of his former client that he says are “very relevant” to the 2016 presidential election tells U.S. News those records already are digitized and posted online.

Montgomery Blair Sibley says the records will become public if he fails to reset a 72-hour countdown clock, which could cut short his soft two-week ultimatum for federal courts to consider lifting a 2007 gag order that covers the records, lest he deem that order void.

The countdown clock is a safeguard, Sibley says, that ensures that if he disappears the records will be published. Inevitable release, he says, may also disincentivize violent acts against him to prevent their disclosure.

The records are stored on four servers around the world, Sibley says, and dozens of reporters will receive a website link if the clock is not reset. He says he loaded the information online in January, when he decided to publicly claim the records are relevant to the presidential race.

“There’s a link right now, that if you had, you would have access to the records,” Sibley says about the website. “If I die, disappear, whatever, they will be out.”

A similar tactic was embraced by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2010 with release of an encrypted “insurance” file that could be unlocked with a password if the besieged transparency advocate chose to distribute it.

“If you’re asking if I’m partnering with WikiLeaks, the answer is I’m not answering that,” Sibley says without any prodding about the secrets-spilling site.

Sibley says his website hosts PDFs of Palfrey call logs that contain about 5,000 phone numbers, along with downloadable spreadsheets that contain the names and addresses of 815 Verizon Wireless customers from those logs, which he acquired with a subpoena ahead of Palfrey’s trial.

Sibley represented Palfrey after her 2006 arrest for running an escort service popular among Washington’s upper class. In 2007, he released call logs containing about 10,000 phone numbers, which resulted in the outing of prominent political leaders including Sen. David Vitter, R-La. He says he held back 5,000 numbers for leverage at trial – but Palfrey fired him before she was found guilty in April 2008 of money laundering and other crimes.”

“Sibley has refused to provide any clues about what information relevant to the presidential election he claims to have. He says he’s not concerned that some citizens are incorrectly guessing about one of the five remaining candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries.

Sibley says he currently is not licensed to practice law – the result of a 2008 suspension in Florida for filing “vexatious and meritless” lawsuits against judges and for a child support payment dispute, for which he faced reciprocal discipline in D.C. – and has no plans to seek readmission to the D.C. Bar.

“I have no desire to be part of a profession I consider to be profoundly corrupt to its core,” he says. “I’m hacking at the roots of tyranny, not its branches.” ”

Read more:

http://www.usnews.com

From the National Enquirer March 30, 2016.

“Republican presidential candidateTed Cruz is the target of a vicious “dirty tricks” campaign! The National ENQUIRER has learned that political operatives are compiling an explosive “dirt file” on the finger-wagging conservative senator from Texas. “They’re outrageous claims, but private investigators are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” a political snitch told The ENQUIRER. “The leaked details are an attempt to destroy what’s left of his White House campaign!”

Asked about rumors of Ted cheating on his wife Heidi (pictured), top political consultant Roger Stone — a former aide to Donald Trump — told The ENQUIRER: “These stories have been swirling around Cruz for some time. I believer where there is smoke, there is fire. I have to believe this will hurt him with his evangelical Christian supporters!”

On March 15, RadarOnline.comreported that an individual purporting to be a representative of the hacker group Anonymous had already posted a disturbing Twitter video that threatened to expose “very dirty secrets!”

The ENQUIRER is withholding the names of the women who are said to be linked to the hot-blooded Canadian-born father of two. According to the rumors, the first woman is a foxy political consultant who once worked for the 45-year-old candidate, and is now associated with another political campaign. “‘Randy Ted ‘supposedly had a romp with her in a closet at a Republican state convention,” dished an insider. The woman involved has denied rumors of an affair with Ted, and blamed the leaks on “political hacks.”

The second woman has been described to The ENQUIRER as a “pretty 30-ish Washington, D.C., lawyer who works in politics,” according to a source. Their relationship may have begun after she was recruited to work for Ted’s U.S. Senate campaign, and continued even after she moved on to other political consulting jobs. “It’s alleged that Ted hooked up with her at the Republican Capitol Hill Club in a private room,” a source claimed.

Another snitch said a third woman connected to Ted is apparently “a hot babe who once worked” on one of his campaigns. According to the source, the two were caught “getting cozy” on the campaign trail.

The fourth woman, according to another insider, is said to be “a sexy Austin schoolteacher” who may have had a fling with Ted after he was appointed Texas Solicitor General.

Ted’s fifth lover is purported to be a “$1,000-a-night” Washington, D.C., call girl!”

Read more:

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/ted-cruz-sex-scandal-cheating-affairs-mistresses/photo/153391/

 

 

 

Ted Cruz PA eligibility challenge appeal fast tracked in Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Elliott v. Cruz, Elliott represented by attorney David J. Farrell, Cruz a natural born citizen?, PA primary scheduled for April 26

Ted Cruz PA eligibility challenge appeal fast tracked in Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Elliott v. Cruz, Elliott represented by attorney David J. Farrell, Cruz a natural born citizen?, PA primary scheduled for April 26

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”…Jesus, John 8:32

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

From The Legal Intelligencer March 21, 2016.

“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has set a quick timetable in the appeal of a ruling allowing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to remain on the state’s presidential primary ballot.

The court said Monday that challenger Carmon Elliott had until 4 p.m. Tuesday to submit his brief in Elliott v. Cruz. Presidential hopeful Cruz then has until 4 p.m. Wednesday to file his response. There was no indication of whether or when oral arguments would be scheduled in the case. Pennsylvania’s primary is scheduled for April 26. The court did say in its order that the parties could submit the same briefs they submitted to the Commonwealth Court.

Elliott, who represented himself before the lower court, is now being represented by Norristown attorney David J. Farrell, who had initially submitted his own challenge to Cruz’s ballott eligibility but withdrew it in advance of the Commonwealth Court hearing.

Commonwealth Court Senior Judge Dan Pellegrini rejected earlier this month Elliott’s claim that Cruz was not a “natural-born citizen” as defined by the U.S. Constitution because he was born in Canada to a mother who was a citizen of the United States.

Pellegrini spent half of his decision determining whether the judiciary had jurisdiction over questions of eligibility to run for president. Cruz argued it was a question only for the Electoral College or Congress to determine, and that the court should be barred from hearing it under the political-question doctrine. But Pellegrini rejected that contention, finding there was no support for it under various sections of the U.S. Constitution, nor under the 12th Amendment. In doing so, he became what appears to be the first judge in the country hearing Cruz ballot challenges to address the merits of the issue.

The dispute as to whether Cruz was a ­citizen eligible for the presidency came down to the interpretation of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that “‘no person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States … shall be eligible to the office of president.'”

Pellegrini said the term “natural-born ­citizen” was not defined and the U.S. Supreme Court has never addressed its meaning within the context of the eligibility of a candidate.

Elliott is a registered Republican voter in Pennsylvania. He argued “natural-born citizen” required a candidate to be born within the geographical boundaries of the United States to be eligible. Cruz, on the other hand, argued he was a natural-born citizen regardless of where he was born because his mother was a U.S. citizen when he was born and Cruz was therefore a U.S. citizen from the time of his birth, Pellegrini said.”

Read more:

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/id=1202752679252/Appeal-of-Cruzs-Ballot-Eligibility-FastTracked#ixzz4478Divhp

From the Indiana Law Review:

“D. Whether a State May Refuse To Put a Presidential Candidate on the Ballot Because It Concludes the Candidate Is Not Qualified ”

” If a state chooses to evaluate the qualifications of presidential candidates, there is no inherent power of Congress standing in its way,”

“Just as there was historical precedent for states including unqualified candidates on the presidential ballot, so, too, is there precedent for states excluding unqualified candidates from the ballot. In fact, there has been a trend of state regulation increasingly scrutinizing the qualifications of presidential candidates, even apart from pending legislation in the “birther” context.”

“They arguably have the power to add qualifications to candidates seeking the office of President.359 The less intrusive step of examining existing constitutional qualifications is likely within the purview of state control.”

“The 20th Amendment does not prevent a state from excluding a presidential or a vice presidential candidate who is not qualified to hold the office.”

“A state inquiry into qualifications could take one of several forms.377 It might be simply ministerial, requiring candidates to verify that they are qualified. It could include a certification, such as a signature under penalty of perjury affirming that one meets the qualifications. It may require a low level of verification, such as an attachment of copies of documentary support for proof of residence and citizenship. Or it may require a high level of verification, such as original source documents (like a “long-form birth certificate”). The inquiry might be required as a disclosure when a candidate seeks to file for office, or as one that an election official is authorized to make under certain circumstances. Such state regulations would be permissible as long as they simultaneously existed within other constitutional boundaries.”

http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=11145&context=ilj

Hat tip to CDR Charles Kerchner.

 

Ted Cruz Vermont eligibility lawsuit update, February 19, 2016, Plaintiff H. Brooke Paige, Cruz not natural born citizen, Cruz born in Canada in 1970, Canadian Citizenship Act of 1976 Cruz born a Canadian Citizen AND a British Subject

Ted Cruz Vermont eligibility lawsuit update, February 19, 2016, Plaintiff H. Brooke Paige, Cruz not natural born citizen, Cruz born in Canada in 1970, Canadian Citizenship Act of 1976 Cruz born a Canadian Citizen AND a British Subject

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“Ted Cruz wrote the forward for U.S. Constitution for Dummies which clearly reveals that he is not a natural born citizen.”…IL ballot challenger Bill Graham

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND

 

 

Just in from Mr. H. Brooke Paige, plaintiff in the Vermont Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio eligibility challenge:

“UPDATE – Paige v. State of Vermont, et al (Secretary of State, Jim Condos,
Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz and Marco Antonio Rubio)

Citizen Wells,

February 18, 2016 – All parties, the Vermont State Defendants, Cruz and
Rubio,  have responded each   with their own Motions to Dismiss, the first
effort of a disingenuous and desperate lawyer who wants to shield his
client from having to face the music.

It is exciting to have defendants who, because of their divergent
political leanings refuse to cooperate in developing a unified strategy to
extinguish the humble, tenacious plaintiff. Unfortunately, the attorneys
for Rubio and Cruz seem amazingly unfamiliar with the “natural born
citizen(ship)” subject matter – regurgitating the tripe and drivel
regularly posted on “obot” websites; while Daloz, the state’s Asst. A/G,
appears to be doing a “cut and paste” job from his 2012 effort. Truly sad
to see such vacuous “work product” for these high priced “Blackstone
Lawyers.” (Thomas Jefferson complained that “many a law student finds
Blackstone’s writings – a smattering of everything, and his indolence
easily persuades him that if he understands Blackstone , he is a master of
the whole body of law.”)

I have filed separate Opposition Briefs for each of the defendants’
Motions to Dismiss as each develops a differing approach to defend their
favorites particular “flavor” of natural born citizenship.

•       Vermont Assistant Attorney General Todd Daloz offering “born in country
with at least one citizen parent” to defend the democratic darling, Mr.
Obama.

•       “K’ Street Mouthpiece (D.C.) Brady Toensing, representing Rubio, arguing
that “native birth” (14th Amendment citizenship) alone is sufficient to
qualify his “son of Cuban parents” to serve as President.

•       Lastly, Gregory D. Cote, Esq., the Beantown Lawyer (“Redacted”) makes a
valiant attempt to convince anyone who will give him “the time of day”
that his Canadian Citizen client, Cruz,   is somehow more than merely a
“citizen of the United States” a condition granted to him by Congress, not
by his birth circumstances alone the condition necessary to be a Natural
born citizen (i.e. born in country to two citizen parents – Vattel, 1758).

Further it has come to light that since Cruz was born in Canada in 1970,
prior to the Canadian “Citizenship Act of 1976,” he was born a “Canadian
Citizen AND a “British Subject”  having “the right of abode” whereby he
could moved to the “British Isles” and gotten a job and taken up permanent
residence without needing to take any further action .
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/cit/overview/hist.asp

The Vermont Primary Election is held on Town Meeting Day, March  1st, and,
since the defendants have argued that the issues are not “ripe” until the
passing of the election,  our next move will be to ask the court to
prevent the Secretary of State from releasing the results of that election
until the court determines the qualification of candidates Cruz and Rubio
AND  whether their names appearing on the ballot has cause damage to the
other candidates, sufficient to alter the results of the election.”

Ted Cruz Illinois court eligibility appeal, Lawrence Joyce plaintiff, Cruz not natural born citizen, Judge Maureen Ward Kirby will hear arguments at Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Cruz born in Canada

Ted Cruz Illinois court eligibility appeal, Lawrence Joyce plaintiff, Cruz not natural born citizen, Judge Maureen Ward Kirby will hear arguments at Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Cruz born in Canada

“To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.”…Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor

“Ted Cruz wrote the forward for U.S. Constitution for Dummies which clearly reveals that he is not a natural born citizen.”…IL ballot challenger Bill Graham

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND

 

 

From New York Magazine February 18, 2016.

“Lawsuit Over Ted Cruz’s Eligibility to Run for President Heads to Court”

“During Wednesday night’s CNN town hall, Ted Cruz dismissed the latest legal threat from Donald Trump, assuring a voter that he’s definitely eligible to run for president. “Under the law the question is clear,” he said. “There will still be some who try to work political mischief on it, but as a legal matter this is clear and straightforward.” Unlike Cruz’s right to air old footage of Trump on Meet the Press in a campaign ad, the issue raised by Cruz’s birth in Canada to an American mother actually isn’t settled — but now it looks like we may finally get an answer. CNN reports that an Illinois judge has agreed to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Cruz’s eligibility on Friday.

The lawsuit in question actually has nothing to do with Trump (though, it’s unlikely we’d be debating the obscure legal arguments over whether Cruz is a “natural born citizen” if it weren’t for the ex–reality star). Suburban lawyer Lawrence Joyce initially filed an objection to Cruz’s placement on the primary ballot with the Illinois Board of Elections, but it was dismissed earlier this month. Now the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago has agreed to hear the case.

Legal challenges over Cruz’s eligibility have been filed in at least three states. Joyce seems primarily concerned about the political fallout from the questions surrounding Cruz’s candidacy, rather than the possibility of a secret Canadian infiltrating the U.S. government. He told Chicago’s WLS that he’s concerned about what would happen if the challenge came from a Democrat in the fall after Cruz secured the GOP nomination. “At that point, all of his fundraising would dry up. And his support in the polls would drop dramatically. He may be forced at that point to resign the nomination,” he said.”

Read more:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/02/ted-cruz-eligibility-case-heads-to-court.html