Some relevant metadata confuses the issues further. Never a boring minute. There are several documents that were scanned in with the PFU ScanSnap Manager (document 35.1, document 42.0 and document 61.0). But they show different versions of software, different PDF versions and different producers. Unraveling this will become a fun next task…
Let’s start with document 35 and its two attachments.
June 06, 2012
Samuel Begley submits document 35, a motion to supplement Counsel for MDEC’s response 30. Begley submits in addition 2 exhibits, one consisting of a letter written to Fuddy, Director of the Department of Health of Hawaii, with a copy of President Obama’s long form birth certificate attached, the other one, the letter of verification of the document found on the Whitehouse’s site, signed by Onaka, State Registrar. Document 35 explains that the signed document from Onaka, which contains the official seal of Hawaii was delivered to the Magistrate Judge’s chambers. The documents were filed on ECF on November 5, 2012.
Document 35 was filed on June 6, 2012 and the ECF record shows the following information. Note that the ModDate shows a date of Fri Jul 12 14:26:20 2013 only a week or so ago… Very strange. So I went back to check the metadata on document 35-1, not by downloading it from Recap but directly from Pacer. I will show my findings below.
|2012-06-06||35||0||MOTION to Supplement Counsel for MDEC’s Response 30 in Opposition to Plaintiff Taitz’s Motion for Sanctions 25 re 30 Response to Motion, by Democrat Party of Mississippi (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit MDEC Counsel Request to HI DOH for Verification of President Obamas Hawaiian Birth Cert, # 2 Exhibit Hawaii DOH Verification of President Obamas Hawaiian Birth-Issued May 31 2012)(Begley, Samuel) (Entered: 06/06/2012)|
Creator: Microsoft? Office Word 2007 Producer: Microsoft? Office Word 2007; modified using iText 2.1.7 by 1T3XT CreationDate: Wed Jun 6 10:16:26 2012 ModDate: Fri Jul 12 14:26:20 2013 PDF version: 1.5
The first attachment contains 4 pages. Note that both attachments were loaded into the system on
November 5, about 2 minutes apart.
|35||1||Exhibit MDEC Counsel Request to HI DOH for Verification of President Obamas Haw||2012-11-05 15:22:27|
Creator: PFU ScanSnap Manager 5.0.21 #S1500 Producer: Adobe Acrobat 9.51 Paper Capture Plug-in CreationDate: Mon Jun 4 12:33:38 2012 ModDate: Wed Jun 6 14:20:29 2012 PDF version: 1.7
I mentioned that I downloaded a more recent version from ECF and this one shows
Creator: PFU ScanSnap Manager 5.0.21 #S1500 Producer: Adobe Acrobat 9.51 Paper Capture Plug-in; modified using iText 2.1.7 by 1T3XT CreationDate: Mon Jun 4 12:33:38 2012 ModDate: Fri May 17 14:42:40 2013 PDF version: 1.7
Note that all documents appear to have been touched by iText which is likely used as the labeling solution. I will have to check the two pdfs more carefully. In fact there appear to be plenty of differences so I will have to dedicate a separate posting to this one.
The second attachment contains 1 page. It was created on June 4, 2012. Note that it lacks a Creator tag even though it’s ModDate is only 20 seconds after document 35-1 was filed.
|35||2||Exhibit Hawaii DOH Verification of President Obamas Hawaiian Birth-Issued May 31||2012-11-05 15:24:25|
Creator: <missing> Producer: Adobe Acrobat 9.51 Paper Capture Plug-in CreationDate: Mon Jun 4 10:18:18 2012 ModDate: Wed Jun 6 14:20:49 2012 PDF version: 1.7
Document 42 was submitted and filed by the Court’s clerk. The document was scanned on a Fujitsu #S1500 but with different versions for the software manager and the Adobe PDF Scan Library,
|42||0||Letter from pro se plaintiff, Orly Taitz, Esq. (TRS) (Entered: 10/04/2012)||2012-10-08 11:12:18|
Creator: PFU ScanSnap Manager 5.1.30 #S1500 Producer: Adobe PDF Scan Library 3.2 CreationDate: Thu Oct 4 14:07:15 2012 ModDate: Thu Oct 4 14:07:15 2012 PDF version: 1.3
Finally there is document 61 which was filed by Begley which was printed on the same Fujitsu #S1500 printer with the same version number as document 35-1.
|61||0||NOTICE OF ACTION OF JPML STRIKING MOTION OF TAITZ TO COORDINATE AND CONSOLIDATE by Democrat Party of Mississippi, Barak Hussein Obama, Obama for America, Nanci Pelosi re 55 Response in Opposition to Motion, 46 MOTION (Begley, Samuel) (Entered: 11/02/2012)||2012-11-05 09:39:28|
Creator: PFU ScanSnap Manager 5.0.21 #S1500 Producer: Adobe PDF Scan Library 3.1 CreationDate: Thu Nov 1 23:20:54 2012 ModDate: Fri Nov 2 14:33:44 2012 Tagged: no PDF version: 1.3
An interesting question arises. Who created and uploaded the 35-1 and 35-2 documents… Does the Court have several Fujitsu #S1500 scanners with different software patches? Or does the law firm has a similar scanner? Why were the two attachments uploaded several months after their parent document 35-0 had been uploaded?
And the mystery continues but it appears that the modification date can be affected by the actual labeling software.