Joe Arpaio Recall Wants Larry Klayman's Bogus Lawsuit Dismissed Sooner, Rather Than Later

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Matthew Hendley
Special pink underwear recently delivered by Respect Arizona to the office of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's friends, birther attorney Larry Klayman and ex-lawmaker David Burnell Smith, are doing Arpaio a solid favor in their bogus lawsuit against Respect Arizona, the group trying to recall the elderly sheriff.

Respect Arizona's legal counsel already told New Times last week that the motion to dismiss the case has been filed, but attorney Chris Ford now has filed a motion for an expedited hearing, claiming Klayman, Smith, and their Tea Party associates are using the lawsuit as a "political assault" against the recall effort.

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-Klayman Asks If Joe Arpaio Recall Chairman Is a "Homo" Who "Want[s] My Nuts"
-Joe Arpaio's Birther Buddies Say They'll Take Recall Effort to Court to Shut It Down

"As handily demonstrated in Motions to Dismiss filed herein by defendants . . . plaintiffs' lawsuit is devoid of any support under the law and thus is frivolous," the motion says. "Worse yet, plaintiffs' lawsuit is a tool of political assault, evidenced by its having been promptly publicized to the press as part of plaintiffs' efforts to intimidate recall volunteers and other supporters from engaging in what plaintiffs baselessly proclaim to be an 'illegal,' 'unconstitutional' and 'criminal' recall effort."

Really, there's no other explanation.

Anyone who's investigated Klayman and Smith's claims for more than two or three minutes can easily tell that there's no merit to the claims.

The main claim was that a recall petition can't be filed against someone unless he or she has been in office for six months.

Arizona law clarifies that it's not six months of a term; it's six months total in that office -- and Arpaio's been in office since the early '90s.

Klayman also made the obnoxious claim that Respect Arizona is trying to unconstitutionally "nullify" November's vote, and "silence" voters. That's ironic, seeing as Klayman's trying to shut down a constitutional recall effort.

Ford, the attorney for Respect Arizona, is likely on to something when he says in the motion that Klayman and Smith's complaint "has disrupted Respect Arizona's lawful efforts to gather the number of signatures necessary to initiate a recall election of sheriff Joe Arpaio."

We'll let you know when this hits the courtroom. The motion to dismiss, which was filed earlier, can be found below:

Motion to dismiss lawsuit against Respect Arizona



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robert_graham
robert_graham

CHRIS FORD
Law Offices of Chris Ford
7000 N. 16th Street Suite 120-170
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Is a UPS Store maildrop. What kind of attorney uses a maildrop for their return address?  Sounds fishy to me. Either way, the lawsuit is frivolous.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Larry Klayman's lawsuit is not bogus. What's bogus is your recall campaign that defies the will of the voters who just re-elected Joe. It won't be dismissed.

Cozz
Cozz

Poor, poor Bozo Joe Arpaio...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

and here comes the bat shit crazy rant from Larry, i mean fan boi in 3, 2, 1......

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

if the tea party cant respect the voters wishes with Obama, why should anybody respect it with Arpaio? they set the stage and now they are crying about it when it bites them in the Arpaio-ass. maybe someone should sue Arpaio for sending people to Hawaii and trying to pull their birth certificate argument to try to oust Obama?   or would the county of Maricopa have to foot that bill too? (seems to be a constant theme with Arpaio)

avm44
avm44

hey JAF are you going to be a PUNK all yur life .

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY, UR twat is what is fishy, SCANDALOUS BIATCH.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  same thing you do. or is that your home address you have attached with your  web sites? thank you for proving you are a hypocrite and a twit

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan frivolous..good word to use in relation to Kayman..considering thats why he got his license suspended..for filing too many frivolous lawsuits..

and who the hell claims the 5th when fighting for their kids??!?!?! THAT sounds fishy...

robert_graham
robert_graham

@danzigsdaddy The Tea Party doesn't respect the wishes of Obama because Obama's policies are ludicrous. He is the worst President this country has ever had.  He has been a disaster ever since he took office in 2008. He's going to bankrupt this country.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy remember, they are ALSO trying to do a recall of a recently elected district rep (Campbell)..lol its hilarious to me that they are total fucking hypocrites, and try and pretend they arent..

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @danzigsdaddy lol well the party is so bat shit crazy most of them sleep upside down...so i really could care less..also, considering only 9% of people identify as tea bag, you fucking loons are the minority...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @danzigsdaddy why does it matter? are you planning to do something to him? maybe he figured bat shit crazy people like yourself would try and target him, after all arpaio does have quite the cult like following...and your comments threatening to make public the names, addresses, or license plate numbers of those with the recall group give him ample reason to think so..

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  just the fact that you are trying to find out where he is would be one reason for him to use one. you are an idiot who promotes the death of anyone who doesnt agree with you, so i am pretty sure he isnt just waiting with baited breath to hear from idiots like you. he is a guy trying to do his job with out being stalked by you. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 lol only the senior citizens with nothing better to do than show hate and intolerance..bunch of geezers that are over the hill, and pissed they cant get it up anymore..

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 lol no seriously, who claims the 5th when asked if they were inappropriate around their kids when claiming to want to fight to see them? ive read the brief, something is wrong with that guy

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 @danzigsdaddy no, unlike the recall arpaio campaign, there is no valid reason to recall campbell. IN fact, your precious tea bag party quoted a falsehood as a reason..that campbell took gifts from the Fiesta Bowl..when in fact, he was one of the few that took nothing and paid for it..same cant be said for Pearce or 90% of the other GOP legislators. 

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