Skip to comments.High Court takes Pass on Obama REsidency Suit
Posted on 12/08/2008 7:44:10 AM PST by Froggie
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.
The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, New Jersey, to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth -- his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject -- he cannot possibly be a "natural born citizen," one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.
Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.
At least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed.
Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg's lawsuit.
If a foreigner can serve as POTUS without having to prove his citizenship status, can a foreigner vote in an election, again without having to prove his citizenship status? I’m a Canadian citizen living in the US and figure that Mrs Palin could use my vote in 2012.
The Supreme Court never comments on why it turns down a case.
Berg can't be that great. So far he's failed in his attempts to have George Bush and Dick Cheney indicted for their crimes relating to their part in the 9/11 conspiracy.
This is really about the secretary of state not doing her job .. putting uncertified people on the New Jersey ballot.
His case clearly showed that the sos put one well-known foreigner on the ballot and two questionable candidates in Obama and McCain.
The supremes do not want to take this on because of the political implications..... they do not want to defend the constitution.... GUTLESS ... Impeach them all !!! or at least the ones who refused to hear the case!
It ain't over.
The court system is now in the hands of the liberals. Only those issues that libs want heard will be heard. This country can now toss the worthless Constitution and just depend on courts to make the laws.
Patriots - Make History And Earn A Living! By Devvy Kidd
December 8, 2008
“Our Republic and its press (media) will rise or fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press (media), with trained intelligence to know the right thing to do and the courage to do it, can preserve the public virtue, without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press (media) will produce, in time, a people as base (rotten) as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalism of future generations.” Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaper publisher.
How many newspapers today will cover the constitutional issue of Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka Barry Obama, aka Barack Dunham, aka Barry Dunham, regarding his eligibility to serve as president of these United States of America? A couple of newspapers east of the Mississippi have done so over the past week, but they did it kicking and screaming all the way. However, they have all slanted the coverage to portray it as being a negative issue, instead of the issue being of paramount importance: Does the U.S. Constitution matter anymore?
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“This country can now toss the worthless Constitution and just depend on courts to make the laws.”
Ironically, that is exactly what the SCOTUS is doing in this case. They are refusing to make law, and relying on what the Constitution says. Donofrio’s case was an interpretation of natural born citizenship, that was not reflected in the constitution. There is no reference to dual citizenship disqualifying one for natural born citizenship. Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts are not liberals. If you are willing to claim that they are, just so you can push this silly argument, then you are no better than those at DU.
You have your interpretation and I have mine. Show me in the Constitution where it says a person can hold the office of President while not being a “natural” born citizen. Matter of fact the Constitution states that one must be a natural born citizen. Obama is not a natural born citizen and for you to deny that means you must be from DU.
The justices sidestepped this issue because they were afraid of the fallout from an adverse decision. They did this for what they considered the “best interest” of this country and in the end they shattered our Constitution.
I didn’t realize you were a constitutional scholar. I must have missed the definition of natural born citizen that is mentioned in the Constitution. I don’t recall where it says that both parents must be US citizens for a child to receive natural born status. Could you kindly show me where that part of the Constitution is?
You tell me, what is the definition of a natural born citizen? It is the duty of the SCOTUS to interpret the Constitution. They failed in this duty by putting it on ignore. They don’t know so they don’t rule? Pretty sad.
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