Anti Barack Obama attorney Philip J. Berg faces disciplinary complaint



(NEW YORK)(November 12, 2008) Andy Martin has asked the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board to investigate
the conduct of anti-Obama attorney Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, PA. “There have been a lot of questions, and criticism, swirling around Mr. Berg’s behavior,” Martin stated. “I thought his behavior merited a look by the Disciplinary Board. That way there can be a fair and impartial examination of his claims and actions.”

A copy of Martin’s Statement, which is part of Martin’s form complaint, (faxed to the DB today, November 12th) follows:

November 12, 2008

Philip J. Berg contacted me in mid-August about a complaint he proposed to file in federal court. He sent me the complaint to review, and I advised him the complaint was nonsense. He was suing the wrong parties in the wrong court for the wrong relief. Berg said he wanted to “enjoin the Democratic National Convention,” which caused me to question his sanity. He pleaded that Barack Obama was “born in Kenya” when there is not a shred of credible evidence to support this claim.

He filed his complaint and then began issuing a series of asinine news releases about the progress of his lawsuit.

Berg is playing on the vulnerability of people who intensely dislike President-elect Barack Obama, and using his inflated accusations to solicit money from the public. He constantly exaggerates or misrepresents the facts. In early September persons acting on his behalf claimed there was a “court order” for Obama to produce a birth certificate. No such order existed.

Then he claimed Obama was in “default” and had “admitted” he was born in Kenya. This was compete nonsense. As someone who is a genuine critic of Mr. Obama, I know firsthand what confusion Berg creates with his false and misleading claims. Most recently he or persons acting in concert with him have suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court “ordered” a response to his nonsense. The Court has done nothing of the sort. The court’s rules simply provide a thirty-day period for responses.

I don’t know whether Berg suffers from an emotional disturbance, or is merely a money-grubbing huckster, or what, but Berg’s behavior is undermining public faith in the integrity of the Pennsylvania legal profession.

Berg has been disciplined in the past for misconduct:

Lawyers are entitled to engage in vigorous advocacy. They are encouraged to extend and revise legal precedents. But they are not entitled to file delusional claims without a scintilla of support, particularly when they then use these delusional claims as a basis to solicit money from the public.

Mr. Berg has previously claimed that the U.S. Government blew up the World Trade Center, again without shred of evidence to support his nonsense.

He is a threat to vulnerable citizens who tend to believe his false claims and give him money on the false assumption that Berg is acting in good faith. By stealing small amounts of money from people across the nation he has flown under the radar of professional discipline. No competent attorney could have acted as Berg did during the past three months. His behavior in federal court, all of which is a public record, is outrageous.

A copy of Martin’s complaint is available by fax (not e-mail)

Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting experience in radio and television. He is currently based in New York selling his new book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree
from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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11 responses to “Anti Barack Obama attorney Philip J. Berg faces disciplinary complaint

  1. sheerprogress

    It’s about time people are held accountable for these irresponsible political stunts. I know that Obama wants to move forward and frankly that’s what I want from a leader, but I think his surrogates must advocate for him and for the American public by changing the face of American politics.

  2. Political persecution? Trying to shut up the guy? Vanish the First Amendment? Hard times for American democracy, when the people has no idea who really is the elected president.

  3. stophate

    I think there are some questions that need asking about Philip Berg. A good one is what is he doing with all the money he is collecting from his website. If Mr. Berg isn’t cheating anyone and is being legitimate then he shouldn’t mind answering some simple questions. If there is no misconduct on Philip Berg’s part than he has nothing to worry about.

  4. bill shepherd

    All Obama has to do is prove he is US born and it all goes away so why doesn’t he? Because he is not US born! I don’t expect stupid democrat Obama lovers to get it.

  5. bill shepherd

    It seems funny to me that some people here are worried about what Berg is doing with money that has been donated to him to help in his case to protect the constitution of the USA. This is not important at all compared to the constitutional crisis coming. All you democrats have been fooled because you can’t see the forest for the trees. You all got sucked into a bad crack deal by a user of crack Obama himself. You foolish foolish people may get just what you wanted and if so you deserve it.

  6. stophate

    LOL-Obama has been vetted in all 50 states. Bergs cases have been thrown out all the way to the Supreme Court. Still Berg is asking for money ? Its hardly foolish to ask why Berg keeps asking for money. First it was a 9/11 conspiracy, then its Bush Rico, now its Obama. The guy has a track record. Foolish, Hardly.

  7. bill shepherd

    Thats funny Obama is spending millions of tax payer money to defend himself from those wanting him to put forward his birth documents. Its Obama who is scamming America not Berg.

  8. stophate

    Bill Shepard, You stated ” Thats funny Obama is spending millions of tax payer money to defend himself from those wanting him to put forward his birth documents. Its Obama who is scamming America not Berg.” That is an outright lie but characteristic of the type of senseless garbage being spread around. Perhaps you and Mr. Berg would do better spreading UFO conspiracies.

  9. bill shepherd

    Well my uniformed person UFO’s are real but even if one landed on a democrats head you would still not believe in their existance. You guys just can’t see the truth in front of your noses. The only conspiracy is your denial.

  10. I love it when I see the radical rules for engagement being used instead of sharing mutual information and researching the POV’s of all sides, stifling histrionics and dramaticus, and sort of facts from factoids, removing those who have a dog in the race and sticking to time-honored objectivity. It might scale down the divisiveness.. ohh but we wouldn’t want that now, would we? Where would our clever oneupmanship, witticism and smarts be displayed – if we had to be truthful. LOL. ;>

    Thanks for stopping by PopUpCommontater, stophate. I hope I invoked a little thought-provoking stimulus.

  11. stophate

    I know, Its a bitch when somebody posts an actual fact. lol

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