Obama Lawsuit Cites Precedents for Removing Ineligible Candidates or Governmental Officials

A lawsuit filed in California cites legal precedents for removing candidates or governmental officials from office when they’ve been deemed ineligible. In the ongoing legal battles challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President under the rules of the Constitution, courts have been reluctant to take on the issue citing lack of jurisdiction or questioning the court’s authority to remove an elected official.


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However, attorney Gary Kreep’s case points to two precedents. Eldridge Cleaver was declared an ineligible Presidential candidate for failing to meet the Constitutional requirements and removed from the ballot in California in 1968. The Supreme Court upheld the decision. In North Dakota, Thomas Moodie was elected governor, then removed from office by court order when it was determined he was ineligible to be governor under state law. The court upheld the ruling.

Obama’s eligibility remains an issue because his father was a British subject and his own grandmother claims she attended his birth — in Kenya. Either would make him ineligible to be President, and since Obama has steadfastly refused to produce his long-form birth certificate or other documentation, the court will eventually have to rule on his eligibility.


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