‘Walpin-gate’ case buried
Holder-friendly judge rules only Congress can hold Obama accountable
Posted: June 21, 2010
10:13 pm Eastern
By Drew Zahn
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
Former Inspector General Gerald Walpin
The lawsuit brought by former Inspector General Gerald Walpin, whose dismissal by President Obama last year has been challenged by congressmen as potentially illegal political retaliation, has been dismissed in federal court.
U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts late last week dismissed Walpin’s case, reasoning that the Inspector General Reform Act – a bill co-sponsored by then-Sen. Obama to keep inspectors general free from presidential political interference – gives Walpin no legal recourse for getting his job back, even if the president did fire him illegally.
Judge Roberts’ opinion, however, argues the IGRA does not guarantee individual inspectors general “an enforceable right to continued employment,” and therefore, Walpin has no standing to petition the court for his job back.
I’m getting tired of hearing that no one has “standing” in “our” court system. Where do, we the people, go to get some justice????