Washington DC: In late January 2013 the Supreme Court delayed hearing the Affordable Health Care for America Act (ObamaCare) individual mandate challenge and opted to hear Obama Vs Barebottom.
The San Francisco CA City Council passed an ordinance in October 2011 that required nudist's to place a towel underneath where they sit in a public place, as a sanitary measure. (Non-titillating public nudity is legal in parts of San Francisco.) Public health officials argued this precaution was unnecessary as there would not be any sanitary problems caused by E. coli or any sexually transmitted diseases. It would be just like sitting on a toilet seat in a public restroom!
Barry Barebottom an eccentric billionaire, living in a San Francisco nudist neighborhood, sided with the public health officials and sued the City of San Francisco in state court to have the ordnance overturned. An injunction was issued staying the ordnance and the case slowly worked its way up to the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the injunction.
President Obama was in San Francisco in October 2012 to stump for Representative Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) reelection campaign. An early evening gala fundraising dinner was to be held at the Mark Hopkins Hotel for a few selected Democratic Party big donors.
The Chief White House Economic Advisor had suggested that President Obama visit Barry Barebottom, to solicit his opinion about the "Buffett Rule" millionaire's tax proposal that was being considered by liberal Democrats in Congress. The president met with Mr. Barebottom in the late afternoon on the patio of a secluded but public downtown café, surrounded by Secret Service agents. Both men were seated on the same soft leather couch, the president dressed in a formal tuxedo with a black tie and Mr. Barebottom in the buff. They discussed the ramifications of the controversial millionaire's tax proposal.
In late November 2012 President Obama joined the lawsuit on the side of the San Francisco City Council against Barry Barebottom, after losing the election to a Republican. Former President Obama charges that he lost the election because during the dinner party, the guests shouted "you stink, you stink" and they left without donating any additional funds to his 2012 presidential reelection campaign.