UPDATE. 3:17pm Friday
I’m on the road, confined to Blackberry, and just got word that the decision will likely NOT be today after all. First, I was told it would be on Thursday or Friday. Then, I was told yesterday that it would be at the end of yesterday or this morning. Now, I’m being told not to hold my breath.
Listen, it’s understandable. No judge wants to be overturned, especially with something like this. Take heart in knowing that, personally, I think it would take longer to side with Berg than to dismiss him, but that’s just a amateurish thought. Still, I AM dissapointed, but also am glad that I will be able to bring details to you in full, details I couldn’t provide on Blackberry.
First, a reminder: DO NOT CALL THE COURTHOUSE! I have spent a half-dozen years building relationships there, and do NOT want to see these people pestered. Is that clear?
Second, I was told yesterday afternoon that the order would likely be coming down either late yesterday–5:30 to 6:00 p.m.–or some time this morning. Obviously, Judge Surrick has the final word on this, and if he feels that he is not satisfied with his memorandum, especially considering the number of new filings this week, it may be later.
Regardless, news will come here as soon as I get it.
Incidentally, Philip Berg was on Michael Savage’s radio program last night and spoke about taped evidence, and sworn affidavits, that he has showing Obama’s paternal grandmother in Kenya saying that she was present in the delivery room for his birth. I know for a fact that Berg does indeed have tapes of this kind in his possession — but as the parts I heard were in a language I did not understand [and he was in the process of having translated], I cannot attest for sure that the tapes contain what Berg contends.
For now, that’s all. Keep checking here, and if something does indeed happen, you’ll at least hear basics right away.
This space is reserved for news on that order. Therefore, unless something monumental occurs over the next two days, I will not be reporting anything further so as to reserve this spot for news regarding the decision in the Berg v. Obama case. It should be easier for everyone that you can simply check this part of the page for news of the order without having to wade through anything else.
As luck would have it, Thursday and Friday represent the only two days this entire fall that I will not be at the courthouse. However, I will have a laptop–and at the very least a BlackBerry–and will receive the order and memorandum as soon as it is handed down. Immediately, I will relate word as to the general disposition of the case in this spot, with details to follow at some point later. If the order does not, for some reason, come down in the next two days, rest assured that it will be covered here prominently when it does.
Common sense, for the past two months, has told me that Philip Berg’s case will be eventually dismissed on grounds of lack of standing. Nevertheless, I have had a gut feeling that Judge Surrick may very well just surprise us all — the information I have been getting over the past 24-36 hours reinforces that gut feeling.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE COURTHOUSE, as I am told that the phone calls are coming in at the rate of several dozen each day. And, as always, keep checking here at America’s Right for updates, especially this crucial one. America’s Right was the first to report on this lawsuit when it was filed on August 21, and I have no reason to believe that America’s Right will not be the first to report on the judge’s decision.
Thank you, and keep your fingers crossed for not only a decision, but a favorable one.
For more background on the federal lawsuit against Sen. Barack Obama, please look to the right-hand side of the page, under the heading “BERG v. OBAMA @ AMERICA’S RIGHT.”