Friday, December 2, 2016

Larry Klayman

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Sheriff Joe vs Obama

Last month, Obama appointed Judge Beryl Howell dismissed a case filed by legal gadfly Larry Klayman on behalf of his client Sheriff Joe Arapio.

The suit challenges President Obama’s authority to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants through executive action.

Klayman, who has an established reputation of tenacity, appealed the ruling and is now asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to accelerate the appeal process.

Upon filing the motion for an accelerated hearing, Klayman stated, “As the old adage goes, justice delayed is justice denied. The D.C. Circuit has a duty to move quickly to protect the citizens of Arizona and the nation from the harmful effects of allowing for the continued horde of illegal criminal aliens who will not now be deported to remain in the United States, as was required under existing law before Obama issued his executive actions. And, an early decision will also allow the Supreme Court discretion to review Obama’s executive actions at the earliest practicable time.”

According to Sheriff Arpaio: “This act by the President will have a serious detrimental impact on my carrying out the duties and responsibilities for which I am encharged as Sheriff. Specifically, if a preliminary injunction is not swiftly entered, Obama’s illegal executive actions will severely strain and cause severe harm to our crime-fighting resources, both in manpower and financially, necessary to protect the citizens I was elected to serve.”

Klayman and Arapio may not fare better in front of the appeals court. Of the 11 judges assigned to the D.C. Court of Appeals, four are Obama appointees; four are Bush appointees (father and son), along with three Clinton-appointed judges.

Cases brought before courts of appeal are heard before a three-judge panel. While the assignment of the panel is supposed to be neutral, courts have been caught “panel-packing” in the past, specifically in civil rights cases in 1963.

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Obama vs Sheriff Joe

Monday morning. 9:30 am. Washington, D.C.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his attorney Larry Klayman will face off in a Preliminary Injunction hearing in D.C.’s U.S. District Court.

Arpaio filed suit on December 6th, citing that President Obama’s plan to grant Amnesty to 4.7 million illegal immigrants as a violation of the Constitution.

Upon filing the complaint, Klayman stated, “Obama’s form of amnesty violates the U.S. Constitution, plain and simple. The President does not have the authority to rewrite immigration laws as legislation and national policy are enacted by Congress, not by the President.”

On Friday, Klayman told the media, “President Obama cannot end run Congress based on his own “emperor-like” actions. By his own admission 22 times in the past, Obama lacks the power to take this unconstitutional executive action. To allow this to stand would amount to trashing our constitutional republic and set a bad precedent for future presidents. I am hopeful that the Court will grant us the preliminary injunction, in order that the status quo of our current law can remain in effect, and allow the next Congress the right to enact any new legislation that can help solve our border and illegal immigration problems.”

Klayman and Arpaio have been successful in forcing the hearing to take place despite having odds set against them with the assigned judge, the Honorable Beryl A. Howell.

Howell is an Obama appointee. The president nominated her in 2010 with the unanimous consent of the Senate.

Obama has nominated 307 federal judges during his presidency. They represent 9% of all federal judges.

Klayman and Arpaio had a 9% chance of having a key lawsuit against the president placed in front of one of his appointees.

Nearly a year earlier, Klayman was granted a preliminary injunction against the National Security Agency, enjoining them from collecting phone and metadata on American citizens.

In the NSA case, the judge, the Honorable Richard J. Leon, was nominated by George W. Bush one day before the September 11th attacks.

Expect Klayman to take to the courthouse steps following Monday’s hearing to discuss reaction to the case.

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