Dr. Orly Taitz is a working like a Trojan, fighting many cases and tracking others. The number 48 is a low-end estimate, since it counts only the actions that are currently before the federal courts. There are more going on in state courts. Those are harder to track.
Millions of dollars are being wasted. Obama can waste his own money if he wants to. But in many cases, state secretaries of state and other government officials are among the defendants. Their legal fees are paid by various levels of government. In one case handled by Dr. Taitz In California, 9 lawyers are acting for the defense at about $600 per hour for each lawyer.
These defense lawyers will have to work very hard. They will have to win every time. If we are able to break through on EVEN ONE of these cases, then Obama will lose entirely. That's because if even one judge, in one case, orders Obama to produce proof of his eligibility, Obama's goose will be cooked. It should be clear by now that Obama cannot prove his eligibility.
If Obama is faced with even one court order which demands that he prove his eligibility, there may be immense pressure for him to leave office. He can appeal the order, or try to delay it, or try to have it thrown out of court. But eventually the absurdity of the situation may compel the outcome.
The interpleader argument seems particularly powerful. Here's the basic idea. In most lawsuits, the plaintiff claims the defendant has caused them harm. Obama has fought this with arguments about legal standing. He claims that no real harm has accrued to any one American.
The interpleader is a third party who demands that the courts settle this, because harm will accrue to the interpleader. Usually this is an insurance company, which demands that two litigants settle their case, in order to relieve the insurance company of some liability.
But with Obama, the interpleader can be anyone who has taken an oath to defend the Constitution. Millions of past and present members of the military are oath holders. These people are between a rock and a hard place, because they don't know if the law compels them to obey Obama, or to remove him from office.
In my view, it is unconstitutional for any member of the military to obey any order issued by Obama. Thus, all oath-holders are legally vulnerable. They can demand that the courts settle this ASAP. They will be in deep trouble of they make a decision on their own, and it turns out they made the wrong choice.
"Smash mouth" Rahm Emanuel and others can maneuver with cunning and subterfuge all they want, by eventually some interpleaders will have to act, to protect their own honor. They have a right to demand the courts make a decision.