You've heard of do-it-yourself home decorating, and probably even do-it-yourself recording. But a do-it-yourself grand jury? That would be a little over the top, right?
That is, unless you're convinced the President of the United States isn't a citizen, and are looking to do something about it.
According to a self-styled “indictment” dated June 24, a group of 172 concerned citizens declared themselves a “SUPER AMERICAN GRAND JURY” and voted to charge Obama with treason. Specifically, they accused him of not being an American citizen. The group then proceeded to file their charges at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where it landed of the desk of Chief Judge Royce Lamberth.
Judge Lamberth, not generally known for his low-key personal or writing style, dismissed the “indictment” in a straightforward, two-page order dated July 2 but released today.
“The individuals who have made this presentment were not convened by this court to sit as a grand jury nor have they been selected at random from a fair cross section of this district,” the judge wrote. “Any self-styled indictment or presentment issued by such a group has no force under the Constitution or laws of the United States.”
Save for the “foremen,” the indictment only lists most of the jurors’ last names and home states. The foremen include Robert Campbell of Nogales, Ariz., Antonio Hinton of Knoxville, Tenn., William Cardwell, also of Knoxville, and Mack Ellis of Jonesboro, Ark. Carl Swenson of Stockbridge, Ga. is listed on the cover page. And Mario Apuzzo, Esq., of Jamesburg, N.J. is also listed under a recitation of “facts” about Obama’s citizenship.