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Birther attorney and conservative gadfly Larry Klayman is threatening a lawsuit if an Arizona group continues its attempts to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The Associated Press reports that Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch, is working on behalf of the group “Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results” in an attempt to quash the Arpaio recall efforts. ”Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results” is largely made up of tea partiers, according to Brahm Resnik of the Arizona Nightly News, some of whom also happen to be birthers.
The organizers of the recall cite Arpaio’s failure to prosecute over 400 sex-crime cases and his harsh enforcement of immigration laws as their reasons for trying to sack him. Klayman, meanwhile, has given the organizers until March 2nd to shut down the recall, or he will sue.
Klayman, who served as the attorney for conspiracy theorist website World Net Daily in a suit over an Esquire birther parody, is in good company with Arpaio: The Sheriff once assembled a “posse” of birthers to investigate Obama’s birth certificate.
“We need people like Sheriff Joe not to be intimidated by vigilantes,” Klayman said in a press conference, adding that this qualifies as “a harassment of the sheriff, such that he can no longer do his job on behalf of the people.”
Klayman went on to provide his reasoning for the suit, arguing that it’s only been one month since the election, and Arizona law states that a recall petition can’t be circulated until six months have passed.
As Resnik from the Nightly News puts it, though that is state law, ”if Klayman had consulted the Secretary of State’s election handbook, he would have seen the second sentence of the state law in big bold letters: ‘The commencement of a subsequent term in the same office does not renew the six month period delaying the circulation of petitions.’” Since Arpaio is on his sixth term, this part of the law doesn’t apply to him.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.