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Illinois Supreme Court Coverup For Obamas

[Please see my Update at the bottom of this post!]

The Illinois Supreme Court’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) website is engaged in a coverup of Michelle and Barack Obama’s surrendering of their respective law license. Here is how I found out their coverup:

Yesterday I conducted the research for a post, “Barack & Michelle Gave Up Law License,” which I published early this morning. Early this afternoon, when I went onto the same ARDC webpages I had accessed a day ago, I discovered that the ARDC had scrubbed the pages clean.

As recent as yesterday, September 15, 2010, when I searched for “Michelle Obama” on the ARDC website, it directed me to this page (https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=847688734) where I found the information on when Michelle was admitted to the Illinois state bar and that she is no longer authorized to practice law because she had become ”voluntarily inactive.” Here’s a screen-shot of that page from yesterday:

Today, however, when I went on the same page (https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=847688734), it is no longer about Michelle Obama. Instead, the page concerns someone (unnamed), whose date of admission as lawyer by the Illinois Supreme Court was December 30, 1899!!!  

I then went on the ARDC’s lawyer search webpage and searched again for “Michelle Obama.” I was directed to a new page (https://www.iardc.org/ardcroll.asp) that is not the same as the page I looked at only a day ago, yesterday. The information on Michelle on the new page is even briefer:

Name Date Admitted City State Authorized to Practice?
Michelle Obama
Former name(s):
Michelle Robinson

[Note: Copying and pasting the above form somehow left out “May 12, 1989″ under “Date Admitted”, and the word “No” under “Authorized to Practice?”]

Left out of the new page is the information that she is “voluntarily inactive.” 

My friend, Mark S. McGrew, wrote an article for Pravda on Michelle Obama’s law license several months ago. In an e-mail to me today, Mark says when he accessed ARDC’s page on Michelle Obama (the same page, https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=847688734, that I had accessed yesterday), it says about Michelle, “No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status.” Here’s a screen shot of the ARDC’s web page on Michelle Obama which Mark saw, which was also what Chelsea Shilling had in her WorldNetDaily article of August 4, 2009:

But when I accessed that page yesterday, the sentence “No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status” had been scrubbed. Today, that page is no longer even about Michelle Obama.

The same scrubbing was also done on Barack Obama.

Yesterday, the URL of the ARDC page on Barack was https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=596550107. Here’s a screen-shot of that page as I saw it yesterday:

Today, that URL is no longer about Barack Obama, but concerns the same unnamed person whose date of admission as lawyer by the Illinois Supreme Court was December 30, 1899.

I then searched for “Barack Obama” and was taken to this page (http://www.iardc.org/ardcroll.asp), with the same minimal information as Michelle’s current page:

Name Date Admitted City State Authorized to Practice?
Barack Hussein Obama December 17, 1991 N/A N/A No

This is not a glitch or malfunction of the ARDC website because, acting upon a suggestion by Mark McGrew, I searched for lawyer “John Q. Fitzpatrick” and was taken to the webpage https://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=855203569, which is about John Q. Fitzpatrick instead of some unnamed person who was admitted as lawyer by the Illinois Supreme Court on December 30, 1899.

In other words, only the webpages on Michelle and Barack Obama had been tampered.

All signs point to the Obamas having gotten to the Illinois Supreme Court because this story about their law licenses has gone viral in the last couple of days. So now, the ARDC website has scrubbed away even more information on the Obamas.

It’s a friggin’ conspiracy!



Thanks to the patient and gracious commenter “rk”, we now know that the ARDC of the Illinois Supreme Court is not concealing information on Michelle and Barack’s law license status, but the ARDC is, for reasons known only to them, doing their utmost to make finding that information neither simple nor easy.

Upon the recommendation of rk, here’s what I did, which any reader of this can replicate:

Step 1: Go on the ARDC’s “lawyer search” page ( http://www.iardc.org/lawyersearch.asp).

Step 2: Type “Obama” and “Michelle” to search.

Step 3: This brings you to a new page (http://www.iardc.org/ardcroll.asp) with bare-bones info on Michelle O. [Note: Clicking the above URL won’t get you there; you must go through Steps 1 and 2 first.]

Step 4: Click the words in blue: “Michelle Obama”

Step 5: One is now brought to the page on Michelle O (http://www.iardc.org/ldetail.asp?id=96147597) with all the info that previously appeared to be missing and covered up, including the sentence “No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status.”

The same steps 1-5 can be performed to retrieve the ARDC’s info on Barack.

Why is the ARDC website making the retrieval of the information on Michelle and Barack Obama more circuitous and indirect? Just two days ago, when I searched for the Obamas, I was taken DIRECTLY to the Step 5 page, bypassing the intermediary Step 3 page.

This is NOT the behavior of a president who had promised his administration would be the most transparent ever.

~Eowyn (9/18/01)