Archive for October, 2010

Americans Cannot Challenge Obama in Court

October 16, 2010

In a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Attorneys have made the startling claim that the American people cannot challenge Obama’s eligibility to be President.  The U.S. Attorneys are attempting to convince the court not to hear various lawsuits that have questioned whether or not Obama is a “natural born citizen” under Article 2, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution.

In addition, the U.S. Attorneys make the incredulous claim that even if there is a constitutional question, it is a political issue not a judicial one. In their brief they say that it is a matter for Congress not the courts, and the American people have no standing to challenge Obama’s eligibility.

The majority of the lawsuits filed against Obama are asking that he at least produce his official long form birth certificate to prove he is a “natural born citizen” since it is well known that his father was a Kenyan and a British citizen. Obama has steadfastly refused to show his documents, without explanation, and has spent an estimated $1.7 million to keep his records from the public.  

The U.S. Attorneys also pointed out that previously the district court had ruled in part that to accept the case would be “a great intrusion by the court into the political life of the other branches.” Now it is up to the 9th Circuit Court to decide if the Constitution is merely a political issue and if the people have the right to know the truth or not.


Obama’s Eligibility Appealed to Supreme Court

October 2, 2010

Attorney Mario Apuzzo has appealed a case challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President under the requirements of the Constitution to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was previously turned down by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has now filed a writ of certiorari asking for the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of the issue.

U.S. Supreme Court

So far no court has had the courage to hear any of the various cases that have been filed challenging Obama. Each one has been dismissed with claims that those bringing the case lack standing before the court.  This may finally be the time for the case to be heard and decided. 

Questions arose before Obama was even elected President as to whether he was eligible under Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution which states that a President must be a “natural born” citizen of the United States. Obama’s father was Kenyan and a British subject; his stepfather was Indonesian and moved the family to Indonesian where Obama had citizenship status. His own grandmother claims that she attended his birth — in Kenya.

It has been estimated that Obama has spent in excess of $1.7 million to keep the lawsuits from being heard and exposing the records he has kept secret. A copy of a long-form birth certificate costs $20 tops, yet he has refused to show his and his lawyers fight every lawsuit requesting it. He has also had sealed all records regarding his schooling, college years, law school, passport, etc. Obama has never offered an explanation as to why he steadfastly refuses to release any records regarding his past.

If the U.S. Supreme Court accepts the case, it will be the first time any case has been heard on this issue about Obama, and the Court will rule on exactly what is a “natural born” citizen. It’s taken over two years to finally get one of these cases to the Supreme Court for consideration. If they take the case, it will make history no matter which way it is decided.