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    Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    SAN FRANCISCO The so-called birther movement was dealt another legal blow Thursday when a federal appeals court tossed out a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship and his eligibility to serve as commander in chief.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that none of the challengers had legal standing to file the lawsuit on Jan. 20, 2009, the day Obama was inaugurated. The three-judge panel cited various reasons for disqualifying six sets of plaintiffs, who included Obama's political rivals, taxpayers and military personnel.The birther movement has filed multiple lawsuits over the issue, so far with no success. Its leaders have lost similar challenges before the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court.The U.S. Constitution says only "a natural born citizen" may serve as president. The challengers allege that Obama, whose father was Kenyan, was born in that African country, rather than the U.S. state of Hawaii. They claim his Hawaii birth certificate is a forgery.


    Read more @: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals CourtCan these guys just die out already? They have failed. They are wrong. The are nutty. Just stop for the sake of us all and the tax payers!

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    Re: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    Another victory for the sane.

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    Re: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    I believe that brings the tally of birther suits lost to 4 federal appeals, 8 federal trials, 4 state trials, 2 state appeals. Orly Taitz has only been fined for bringing the ridiculous suits once, but if she tries it another time they'll give her a crushing fine I imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals CourtCan these guys just die out already? They have failed. They are wrong. The are nutty. Just stop for the sake of us all and the tax payers!

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    I say let it proceed to the Supreme Court. Justices are people too, and they also would appreciate a good belly laugh.
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    Re: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I say let it proceed to the Supreme Court. Justices are people too, and they also would appreciate a good belly laugh.
    They've denied cert (meaning the decided not to hear the case) 3 times already. They only have room on their schedule for about 150 cases a year, so sadly, they don't have much room for these joke cases

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    Re: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I say let it proceed to the Supreme Court. Justices are people too, and they also would appreciate a good belly laugh.
    The SCOTUS would probably be the one court to rule, 5 to 4, that Obama was a Kenyan.

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    Re: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    We--Republicans--had better bring our "A Game" in 2012, offering genuine solutions to the legitimate issues concerning the American people, rather than continue with spinning the wheel to guess where in the world was Mr. Obama was born. Time to get off that merry-go-round

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    There is another reason to toss the lawsuit. Presidents actually are elected state by state. . Basically all states have a deadline to challenge a candidacy and election - to stop a certification. If that deadline passes or certification not enjoined, the outcome certication is a finality.

    A deadline is just that, a "DEAD LINE." Past that line, your case is DEAD. Deadline rules are not meant to be fair. They are meant to absolutely restrict. Deadlines are absolutes exactly as statutorily defined. There are not equitable exceptions, only exceptions - if any - allowed by the deadline statute itself.

    Any attorney could confirm that concept. Once a state certified the result - and that is not blocked or enjoined by the "deadline" to do so, even a confession by Obama and video of his birth in Kenya would not change that he is still the President.

    Regardless of you opinion, its a legally dead issue. And yes there is a huge problem of whether anyone has standing to challenge it anymore either. Other than Congress pursuing impreachment (never gonna happen), there is no legal remedy left regardless.

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    Re: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There is another reason to toss the lawsuit. Presidents actually are elected state by state. . Basically all states have a deadline to challenge a candidacy and election - to stop a certification. If that deadline passes or certification not enjoined, the outcome certication is a finality.

    A deadline is just that, a "DEAD LINE." Past that line, your case is DEAD. Deadline rules are not meant to be fair. They are meant to absolutely restrict. Deadlines are absolutes exactly as statutorily defined. There are not equitable exceptions, only exceptions - if any - allowed by the deadline statute itself.

    Any attorney could confirm that concept. Once a state certified the result - and that is not blocked or enjoined by the "deadline" to do so, even a confession by Obama and video of his birth in Kenya would not change that he is still the President.

    Regardless of you opinion, its a legally dead issue. And yes there is a huge problem of whether anyone has standing to challenge it anymore either. Other than Congress pursuing impreachment (never gonna happen), there is no legal remedy left regardless.
    Well, I think that if someone could prove that Obama is not legally allowed to hold the office, Congress might impeach him. Outside of that they're not going to impeach him on this, and as far as I know nothing he has done to this point. (Being a bad President isn't actually a crime...)


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    Re: Obama Birthplace Lawsuit Tossed By Appeals Court

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well, I think that if someone could prove that Obama is not legally allowed to hold the office, Congress might impeach him. Outside of that they're not going to impeach him on this, and as far as I know nothing he has done to this point. (Being a bad President isn't actually a crime...)
    If it were many would already be in jail!










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