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Case: 1:09-cv-00253-JBS-JS As of: 11/14/2009 05:55 PM EST 1 of 6

APPEAL, CLOSED
U.S. District Court
District of New Jersey [LIVE] (Camden)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:09−cv−00253−JBS−JS

KERCHNER et al v. OBAMA et al Date Filed: 01/20/2009


Assigned to: Judge Jerome B. Simandle Date Terminated: 10/20/2009
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider Jury Demand: None
Case in other court: Third Circuit, 09−04209 Nature of Suit: 890 Other Statutory
Cause: 28:1331 Fed. Question Actions
Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Defendant
Plaintiff
CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR. represented by MARIO APUZZO
185 GATZMER AVENUE
JAMESBURG , NJ 08831
(732) 521−1900
Fax: (732) 521−3906
Email: apuzzo@erols.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Plaintiff
LOWELL T. PATTERSON represented by MARIO APUZZO
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Plaintiff
DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND represented by MARIO APUZZO
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Plaintiff
DONALD H. NELSEN, JR. represented by MARIO APUZZO
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

V.
Defendant
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II represented by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL
President Elect of the United States of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
America, President of the United States of 401 MARKET STREET
America if Sworn In, and Indivdually P.O. BOX 2098
CAMDEN , NJ 08101
856−757−5105
Email: elizabeth.pascal@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA represented by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
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UNITED STATES CONGRESS represented by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
UNITED STATES SENATE represented by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF represented by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL
REPRESENTATIVES (See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Defendant
RICHARD B. CHENEY represented by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL
President of the Senate, Presiding Officer (See above for address)
of Joint Session of Congress, Vice LEAD ATTORNEY
President of the United States and ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Individually

Defendant
NANCY PELOSI represented by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL
Speaker of the House and Individually (See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed # Docket Text


01/20/2009 1 COMPLAINT FOR EMERGENCY INJUNCTION, DECLARATORY RELIEF,
MANDAMUS, and PETITION FOR QUO WARRANTO against UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES CONGRESS, UNITED STATES SENATE,
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RICHARD B. CHENEY,
NANCY PELOSI, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt
number 2353596.) (Summons not submitted), filed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER,
JR, LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H.
NELSEN, JR.(tf, ) (Entered: 01/21/2009)
01/21/2009 2 AMENDED COMPLAINT against all defendants all defendants., filed by CHARLES
F. KERCHNER, JR.(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 01/21/2009)
02/09/2009 3 AMENDED COMPLAINT SECOND AMENDED VERIFIED COMPLAINT AND
PETITION FOR EMERGENCY INJUNCTION, DECLARATORY RELIEF,
MANDAMUS, AND QUO WARRANTO against UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
UNITED STATES CONGRESS, UNITED STATES SENATE, UNITED STATES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RICHARD B. CHENEY, NANCY PELOSI,
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II, filed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR,
LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H.
NELSEN, JR.(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 02/09/2009)
02/10/2009 4 Request for Summons to be Issued by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR as to
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES CONGRESS, UNITED
STATES SENATE, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
RICHARD B. CHENEY, NANCY PELOSI, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II.
(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 02/10/2009)
02/10/2009 CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE: Document 4 filed on 2/10/09
by MARIO APUZZO does not contain completed summonses. Please Refile. (js)
(Entered: 02/11/2009)
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02/12/2009 5 Request for Summons to be Issued by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR as to
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES CONGRESS, UNITED
STATES SENATE, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NANCY
PELOSI, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II. (Attachments: # 1 Summons Summons
for Barack Hussein Obama II, # 2 Summons Summons United States of America, # 3
Summons Summons United States Congress, # 4 Summons Summons United States
Senate, # 5 Summons Summons Nancy Pelosi, # 6 Summons Summons House of
Rep., # 7 Summons Summons Richard B. Cheney)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered:
02/12/2009)
02/13/2009 6 Summons Issued as to UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES
CONGRESS, UNITED STATES SENATE, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, RICHARD B. CHENEY, NANCY PELOSI, BARACK
HUSSEIN OBAMA, II. Days Due − 60. (js) (Entered: 02/13/2009)
04/01/2009 7 SUMMONS Returned Executed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR.
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II served on 2/17/2009, answer due 3/9/2009.
(Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Return of Service on Marra, # 2 Exhibit Express Mail
Receipt Serve on Holder, # 3 Affidavit Return of Service on Obama)(APUZZO,
MARIO) (Entered: 04/01/2009)
04/01/2009 8 SUMMONS Returned Executed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA served on 2/17/2009, answer due 3/9/2009.
(Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Return of Service on Marra, # 2 Exhibit Express Mail
Receipt Service on Holder)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 04/01/2009)
04/01/2009 9 SUMMONS Returned Executed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR.
UNITED STATES CONGRESS served on 2/17/2009, answer due 3/9/2009.
(Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Return of Service Affidavit on Marra, # 2 Exhibit Express
Mail Receipt Service on Holder)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 04/01/2009)
04/01/2009 10 SUMMONS Returned Executed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR.
UNITED STATES SENATE served on 2/17/2009, answer due 3/9/2009.
(Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Return of Service on Marra, # 2 Exhibit Express Mail
Receipt Service on Holder, # 3 Exhibit Express Mail Receipt Servcice on Byrd, # 4
Exhibit Express Mail Receipt Service on Biden)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered:
04/01/2009)
04/01/2009 11 SUMMONS Returned Executed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR.
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES served on 2/17/2009, answer
due 3/9/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Return of Service on Marra, # 2 Exhibit
Express Mail Receipt Service on Holder, # 3 Exhibit Express Mail Receipt Service on
House)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 04/01/2009)
04/01/2009 12 SUMMONS Returned Executed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR.
RICHARD B. CHENEY served on 2/17/2009, answer due 3/9/2009. (Attachments: # 1
Affidavit Return of Service Service on Marra, # 2 Exhibit Express Mail Receipt
Service on Holder, # 3 Affidavit Return of Service Service on Cheney)(APUZZO,
MARIO) (Entered: 04/01/2009)
04/01/2009 13 SUMMONS Returned Executed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T.
PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR.
NANCY PELOSI served on 2/17/2009, answer due 3/9/2009. (Attachments: # 1
Affidavit Return of Service on Marra, # 2 Exhibit Express Mail Receipt Service on
Holder, # 3 Affidavit Return of Service on Pelosi)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered:
04/01/2009)
04/13/2009 14 NOTICE of Appearance by ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL on behalf of UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II (PASCAL,
ELIZABETH) (Entered: 04/13/2009)
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04/13/2009 15 Application and Proposed Order for Clerk's Order to extend time to answer as to
Defendants United States of America and President Barack Hussein Obama. Attorney
ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL and ELIZABETH ANN PASCAL for UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA and BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II added. (Attachments:
# 1 Certificate of Service)(PASCAL, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 04/13/2009)
04/13/2009 16 Clerk's Order to extend time to answer as to UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
answer due 5/5/2009; BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II; answer due 5/5/2009. (js)
(Entered: 04/13/2009)
04/27/2009 17 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer , Move or Otherwise Respond to the
Complaint by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES CONGRESS,
UNITED STATES SENATE, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
RICHARD B. CHENEY, NANCY PELOSI, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II.
(Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Counsel in Support of the Motion, # 2 Statement No
Brief is Necessary, # 3 Text of Proposed Order, # 4 Certificate of Service)(PASCAL,
ELIZABETH) (Entered: 04/27/2009)
04/27/2009 Setting Deadlines as to 17 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer , Move or
Otherwise Respond to the Complaint. Motion set for 6/1/2009 before Magistrate Judge
Joel Schneider. The motion will be decided on the papers. No appearances required
unless notified by the court. (js) (Entered: 04/27/2009)
04/30/2009 18 **Stricken and Removed per Order 29 **Letter from CPT Pamela Barnett addressed
to Judge Simandle and Judge Schneider dated 4/28/09. (js) (Entered: 05/01/2009)
05/04/2009 19 **Stricken and Removed per Order 29 **Letters addressed to Judge Simandle, Re:
Extensions to Defendants. (js) (Entered: 05/05/2009)
05/12/2009 20 **Stricken and Removed per Order 29 **Letter from Joe Stanek addressed to Judge
Simandle, Re: Extensions. (js) (Entered: 05/15/2009)
05/18/2009 21 AFFIDAVIT in Opposition re 17 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer ,
Move or Otherwise Respond to the Complaint Declaration filed by CHARLES F.
KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND,
DONALD H. NELSEN, JR. (APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 05/18/2009)
05/22/2009 22 **Stricken and Removed per Order 29 **Letter from Michael S. Richardson addressed
to Judge Schneider dated 5/20/09. (js) (Entered: 05/26/2009)
05/27/2009 23 **Stricken and Removed per Order 29 **Letter from Richard Lawrence Fitzgerald
addressed to Judge Schneider dated 4/29/09, Re: Extension. (js) (Entered: 05/27/2009)
05/27/2009 24 **Stricken and Removed per Order 29 **Letter from Pat Byrne addressed to Judge
Simandle, Re: Extension. (js) (Entered: 05/27/2009)
05/27/2009 25 **Stricken and Removed per Order 29 **Letter from Nick Gaianno addressed to
Judge Simandle, Re: Extension. (js) (Entered: 05/27/2009)
06/08/2009 26 ORDER granting 17 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Signed by Magistrate
Judge Joel Schneider on 6/8/09. (js) (Entered: 06/08/2009)
06/26/2009 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED
STATES CONGRESS, UNITED STATES SENATE, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, RICHARD B. CHENEY, NANCY PELOSI, BARACK
HUSSEIN OBAMA, II. Responses due by 7/6/2009 (Attachments: # 1 Brief, # 2
Certificate of Service, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(PASCAL, ELIZABETH) (Entered:
06/26/2009)
06/26/2009 Setting Deadlines as to 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint. Motion set for
7/20/2009 before Judge Jerome B. Simandle. The motion will be decided on the
papers. No appearances required unless notified by the court. (js) (Entered:
06/26/2009)
06/29/2009 28 LETTER ORDER addressed to Mr. Apuzzo, Re: Non−Party Correspondence. Signed
by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider on 6/29/09. (js) (Entered: 06/30/2009)
06/29/2009 29 ORDER directing the Clerk to strike and remove from the docket all letters from
non−parties including but not limited to : Doc. Nos. 18,19,20,22,23,24 and 25. Signed
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by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider on 6/29/09. (js) (Entered: 06/30/2009)


07/06/2009 30 Rule 7.1 Letter for extension of return date re 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint
filed by CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL
JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR. (APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered:
07/06/2009)
07/17/2009 31 Letter from Elizabeth A. Pascal Objecting to Plaintiffs' Request for an Oversize Brief.
(PASCAL, ELIZABETH) (Entered: 07/17/2009)
07/17/2009 32 Letter from Mario Apuzzo Requesting Special Permission to Exceed 40−Page Limit to
Opposition Brief re 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint. (APUZZO, MARIO)
(Entered: 07/17/2009)
07/18/2009 33 Letter from Mario Apuzzo (Amended) Requesting Special Permission to Exceed
40−Page Limit to Opposition Brief re 32 Letter, 27 MOTION to Dismiss the
Complaint. (APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 07/18/2009)
07/20/2009 34 BRIEF in Opposition re 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint filed by CHARLES F.
KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND,
DONALD H. NELSEN, JR. (APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 07/21/2009)
07/21/2009 35 Certification of Mario Apuzzo, Esq. on behalf of CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR,
LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES LENORMAND, DONALD H.
NELSEN, JR Re 34 Brief in Opposition to Motion. (APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered:
07/21/2009)
07/22/2009 36 Cross MOTION for Leave to File Second Amended Verified Complaint and Petition
for Emergency Injunction, Declaratory Relief, Mandamus, and Quo Warranto by
CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES
LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed
Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 07/22/2009)
07/22/2009 Setting Deadlines as to 36 Cross MOTION for Leave to File Second Amended Verified
Complaint and Petition for Emergency Injunction, Declaratory Relief, Mandamus, and
Quo Warranto. Motion set for 8/17/2009 before Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. The
motion will be decided on the papers. No appearances required unless notified by the
court. (js) (Entered: 07/23/2009)
07/22/2009 Resetting Deadlines as to 36 Cross MOTION for Leave to File Second Amended
Verified Complaint and Petition for Emergency Injunction, Declaratory Relief,
Mandamus, and Quo Warranto. Motion set for 8/17/2009 before Judge Jerome B.
Simandle. The motion will be decided on the papers. No appearances required unless
notified by the court. (js) (Entered: 07/27/2009)
07/27/2009 37 REPLY BRIEF to Opposition to Motion re 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint, 36
Cross MOTION for Leave to File Second Amended Verified Complaint and Petition
for Emergency Injunction, Declaratory Relief, Mandamus, and Quo Warranto filed by
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED STATES CONGRESS, UNITED
STATES SENATE, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
RICHARD B. CHENEY, NANCY PELOSI, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, II.
(Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(PASCAL, ELIZABETH) (Entered:
07/27/2009)
07/31/2009 38 REPLY BRIEF to Opposition to Motion re 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint, 36
Cross MOTION for Leave to File Second Amended Verified Complaint and Petition
for Emergency Injunction, Declaratory Relief, Mandamus, and Quo Warranto filed by
CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES
LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of
Service)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 07/31/2009)
10/01/2009 39 Letter from Mario Apuzzo, Esq. re 27 MOTION to Dismiss the Complaint, 36 Cross
MOTION for Leave to File Second Amended Verified Complaint and Petition for
Emergency Injunction, Declaratory Relief, Mandamus, and Quo Warranto.
(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered: 10/01/2009)
10/02/2009 40 Letter from Judge Simandle addressed to Counsel, Re: 39 Letter. (js) (Entered:
10/02/2009)
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10/20/2009 41 OPINION FILED. Signed by Judge Jerome B. Simandle on 10/20/09. (js) (Entered:
10/21/2009)
10/20/2009 42 ORDER granting 27 Motion to Dismiss, CASE CLOSED. Signed by Judge Jerome B.
Simandle on 10/20/09. (js) (Entered: 10/21/2009)
10/27/2009 43 NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 41 Opinion, 42 Order on Motion to Dismiss by
CHARLES F. KERCHNER, JR, LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES
LENORMAND, DONALD H. NELSEN, JR. Filing fee $ 455, receipt number
03120000000002785015. The Clerk's Office hereby certifies the record and the docket
sheet available through ECF to be the certified list in lieu of the record and/or the
certified copy of the docket entries. Appeal Record due by 10/27/2009. (Attachments:
# 1 Certificate of Service by Mario Apuzzo, Esq.)(APUZZO, MARIO) (Entered:
10/27/2009)
11/09/2009 44 USCA Case Number 09−4209 for 43 Notice of Appeal (USCA), Notice of Appeal
(USCA), Notice of Appeal (USCA) filed by DONALD H. NELSEN, JR., CHARLES
F. KERCHNER, JR., LOWELL T. PATTERSON, DARRELL JAMES
LENORMAND. USCA Case Manager Tina Koperna (Document Restricted − Court
Only) (ca3tmk, ) (Entered: 11/09/2009)