Skip to comments.Justices Won't Review Obama's Eligibility to Serve
Posted on 12/15/2008 10:48:10 AM PST by kellynla
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has turned down another challenge to Barack Obama's eligibility to serve president because of his citizenship.
The appeal by Cort Wrotnowski of Greenwich, Conn., was denied Monday without comment.
Wrotnowski argued that Obama was a British subject at birth and therefore cannot meet the requirement for becoming president.
He wanted the high court to halt presidential electors from meeting to formally elect Obama as president.
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There’s a report that they can’t rule until congress certifies the EC vote.
Unfortunately, I think they ARE awake.
I think they know exactly what they are doing (or, in this case, NOT doing).
Yes. I’ve noticed that...
Seems to me the supreme court consists of a bunch of folks who are smart enough to figure out that if there are any questions about whether Obama is a citizen, then they darn well ought to hear the case. Since they decided to not hear the case, then they must have thought this case did not have enough merit to cast doubt on the matter.
Now it's gut check time.
Please stop the insanity... Barry O is an American citizen, born in America to an American mother.
His birth was announced and published a day or two after the fact in a Hawaiian paper, as is usually the case after a birth. Do you really think that his parents had him in Africa and then had the fore site to know that he would some day run for President, so they had an announcement of his birth published in an Hawaiian newspaper, to make it look like he was born there?
The guy is not going to be disqualified by birth, no matter how much you huff or puff about it. BTW - What are you puffing? Hawaiian Gold?
We all dislike Barry O and we all know he’s going to make a terrible President, but he will never, I repeat NEVER be removed from office because he isn’t an American citizen.
It ain’t going to happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.
I think you give too much credit to the SCOTUS.
They have proved in the past that they are a very political body (hence Roe v. Wade) and that the rule of law is not always their highest motivation.
I also think they are deferring this “hot potato” to the US Congress who has to approve the candidate elected by the Electoral College. They can then claim that the will of the people has been accomplished (who cares about the US Constitution?).
Quick, name this US Supreme Court Judge:
Wow, thank goodness for your 1st post, oh wise one.
I guess we can now end the countless arguing that has been ongoing here over the last 12 months.
*****When the invasion begins*****
The invasion is over...it began in the media, was inserted as propaganda in movies, spread thru academia into our public schools. After legislating all aspects of our lives from cradle to grave - our obedience to government is complete.
Yes, it does need to be public.
Well we could debate that but first we need to have something requiring it be shown. Today we have no such requirement. I have no problem with it being kept private if it is shown to a select group/entity such as two members of the SCOTUS, members of the ethics committees of Congress, etc.
Perhaps we just need more people who are not in positions of authority to do something and fewer apathetic defeatists.
For elected officials, it should be made public. Once you are a public elected official, such things are no longer private. I had to provide more information to go to college than Obama has had to to get into office.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, maybe?
This is like shouting in the wind. Who hears? This case wasn’t about forcing Obama to issue his BC, it was about the state not vetting candidates. Nobody wants to hear that.
The US Constitution is now WORTHLESS! SCOTUS just said so with this action.
deport wrote:Actually, this process should be started in all of the state legislatures. And the "proof" provided should be available for verification to state election officials and any other organizations with an interested in the elections. It should be the duty of the election officials to verify qualifications prior to putting the candidate on the ballot.
Congress needs to begin the process of writing legislation mandating the process by which candidates for the office of the President must show proof of complying with the Constitutional requirement being a natural born citizen. This proof doesnt have to be made public but it should be provided to some entity/group for verification.
Oklahoma already has started this process. See Law sought to prove candidate citizenship in Oklahoma for a story about the OK legislation.
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