Hereis a link to a new press release from LTC Lakin’s defense fund regarding his arraignment scheduled for Friday at Ft. Belvoir. LTC Lakin, the birther Army doctor who refuses to deploy to Afghanistan until he sees President Obama’s real birth certificate faces charges of Art. 87 (missing movement) and four Art. 92 specifications.
Safeguard Our Constitution is estimating a 30-minute hearing, so I guess LTC Lakin’s civilian defense counsel won’t be ranting about the evils of certificates of live birth at the hearing. Unfortunate because the interest in this case isn’t about the proceedings, but more in the train wreck that everyone knows is coming. The whole thing is like a NASCAR event, are you really paying attention to see people make 800 left hand turns at 186 mph? In fact, this case is probably the biggest of all the military justice train wrecks we have followed in our 4 short years in existence–the Talladega Super Speedway of courts-martial.
The arraignment had previously been advertised for Ft. McNair, but may have been moved to the larger courtroom at Ft. Belvoir due to interest in the proceedings. I confirmed that COL Denise Lind will be the military judge at the Army Judiciary website, here. Proceedings are set to start at 1100. The Army website also lists counsel for LTC Lakin as “Stoltfus/Kemkes & Jensen (Civ).” While weknew about Major Kemkes, see prior coverage here, I don’t know “Stoltfus” and he/she is possibly the only person who I can’t find with Google–information welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.