In their attempt to serve papers on Democratic state organizations in Tennessee that vouched for Barack Obama's legal ability to hold the office of US President, Van Irions and the LLF stumbled across a Democratic Party shell organization.
The group calls itself the National Democratic Party USA
In their motion to sanction Irions, the DNC accuses the LLF lawyer of conspiring with the NDPUSA to rig a quick and easy verdict against a Democratic group.
As Van Irions
explains, the LLF
wasn't able to locate anyone associated with the group to serve papers on.
Surely if the LLF set up a sham Democratic Party organization to gain an easy win, they would have won.
Instead, the case never went forward because nobody could be found.
and the LLF
could only speculate who set up the NDPUSA
"The truth is that we still don't know who set up the NDPUSA
said, "It could be a scam perpetrated by the Tennessee Republicans, or the Tennessee Democrats, or someone else completely.
LLF attorney Van Irions spared no words in responding to the motion.
"Considering the poor job our public schools have done teaching about the Constitution, I wouldn't be surprised to hear this argument coming from a member of the media," Irions
said, "But to have this argument actually filed in federal court, by an attorney that supposedly understands constitutional law, is surprising and sad."
Another issue in the legal battle in Arizona is the Democratic Party's right to represent on Barack Obama's candidate filings that he is eligible to serve as President.
Admittedly, no Party officials or state government has ever verified Barack Obama's eligibility to hold the office of President.
And the DNC
is arguing that preventing them from printing the words confirming Obama's eligibility would be a violation of their First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
, the LLF lead attorney counters, "We responded that the First Amendment does not grant the Democratic Party a right to commit fraud."