How mant States have filed a Subpoena Duces Takem over this Obama citizenship issue, and why does he fight it?
Is it his 19 years of constant campaigning that makes him fight everything.
To it would be simpelier to just unlock the secret files for the public.
Ya'know that sooner or later someone will did up the truth.
- QuiteNewHereLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Supreme Court to consider hearing case challenging Obama’s citizenship
By James Janega • Chicago Tribune • December 3, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by many opponents of Obama’s election.
The meeting of justices will coincide with a vigil by the filer’s supporters in Washington on the steps of the nation’s highest court.
The suit originally sought to stay the election, and was filed on behalf of Leo Donofrio against New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells.
Legal experts say the appeal holds little chance for success, despite appearing on the court’s Dec. 5 schedule. Legal records show it is the tip of an iceberg of nationwide efforts seeking to derail Obama’s election over accusations that he either wasn’t born a U.S. citizen or that he later renounced his citizenship in Indonesia.
The Obama campaign has maintained that he was born in Hawaii, has an authentic birth certificate, and is a “natural-born” U.S. citizen. Hawaiian officials agree.
Among those filing lawsuits is Alan Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race. Keyes’ suit seeks to halt certification of votes in California. Another suit by a Kentucky man seeks to have a federal judge review the copy of Obama’s original birth certificate — which Hawaii officials say is locked in a state vault.
Other suits have been filed by Andy Martin, whose case was dismissed in Hawaii, and by a man in Ohio whose case also was dismissed. Five more cases have been filed and dismissed in Hawaii by a person currently suing the “Peoples Association of Human, Animals Conceived God/s and Religions, John McCain (and) USA Govt.” The plaintiff previously sought to sue Wikipedia and “All News Media.”
The most famous case questioning Obama’s citizenship was filed in Pennsylvania in August on behalf of Philip J. Berg and sought to enjoin the Democratic National Committee from nominating Obama. An appeal was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Earlier, a federal judge rejected it for “lack of standing,” which in this case means that, because the plaintiff’s alleged injury is shared equally by everyone else, the matter should be left for decision by the Electoral College or Congress rather than the courts, said legal scholar Eugene Volokh of the University of California at Los Angeles.
The remaining case with the highest profile is Donofrio v. Wells. Because it was distributed by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to other justices for conference, it gained undue importance among people with little knowledge of Supreme Court processes, Volokh said.
Many petitioners seeking stays of pending events have their cases distributed to the full court, he said. Of those, Volokh found 782 were denied in the last eight years while just 60 were heard — and not all of those cases were successful.
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
it doesn't matter how many suits are filed. the obama camp will not respond and will use legal moves to avoid doing so. IF there is indeed no problem, they why don't they put his issue to rest and provide the legal document for review. since they refuse to do so, one would naturally assume they have something to hide. well anyone except his supporters who will never question anything negative about this man.
if this were a republican who had these questionable documents, the press would be all over it!
The Obama campaign has a crack team of high-priced law firms - that's not three lawyers but THREE LAW FIRMS - that will use every means that money can buy to fight this action.
as long as this case is in the courts, a cloud hangs over Senator Obama's head and for the sake of our Constitution and our Republic, the issue MUST be resolved!
He should just respond and provide it!
edit: If Keyes and Drake and Robinson don't have standing, one would be hard-pressed to find ANYONE who has standing and if the court attempts to use the lack-of-standing argument, it's an implied admission that NO ONE has standing to enforce the Constitution!
- wendy cLv 71 decade ago
some ideas that might have missed your attention-
1. When someone files an illegal demand.. you ignore it.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but yes.. Berg's lawsuit is completely illegal. He is a private person with no legal authority to any private records. And it is also a subtle discriminatory action.. since he IS a natural born citizen, and is being subjected to attempted ridicule.
2- The US Govt is responsible for background checks, and has the authority AND resources to have done any check needed. Please, don't argue that "no check was done".. the agencies involved do their work, but don't need to send reports to Joe Plumber or other non-authorized people. The fact that YOU don't have it, does not mean it did not happen.
The last part may be difficult to grasp. The truth is not hidden. The cert online is not a fake (you are taking the "word" of some online expert.. against the State of Hawaii's official statement. Bad move on your part. A birth certificate is a private document in all states, Obama "sealed" nothing.
This involves you grasping that Berg's scenario is completely fabricated. You might not be capable of facing that reality.
That is your problem. Not the courts.
And no.. you do NOT have any right to dispute the proof of anyone's citizenship. That is not in the Constitution, or anywhere else.
millions of Americans demanding an exception to the law will not make that exception happen.
- weinLv 43 years ago
this may be somewhat of the October marvel. For Obama to no longer adjust to those court docket cases means that there is a few reality that's no longer popping out. And no person i understand could enable this (the election) ensue without looking out the the fact of the concern. It particularly makes issues look undesirable for Obama. Or, evaluate this state of affairs, with Obama because of the fact the autumn guy: The election is going by way of and Obama is elected. Then, he's impeached for all the superb volume of themes against him: a million. the beginning certicate difficulty 2. following a racist and hateful minister for 20 years 3. connections with the corrupt Chicago political device that even Illinois citizens are brave adequate to warn us approximately. 4. lieing to individuals approximately his intentions for the upward push of his muslim faith in usa, lots to the dismay of the two Christians and atheists. Then what happens next? of course, Biden will become President. The democrats are in and screw the republicans. that is in basic terms the conspiracy concept, whether it may on no account progression that a ways.
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- colbymacgregorLv 51 decade ago
The State of Hawaii indicates that he was born there. That was good enough for the US government, so it's good enough for me. This is a non-issue.
Even if he did come up with an original birth certificate, most of the die-hard conspiracy theorists would probably say it was fake anyway.
Phillip Berg is loony toon attorney who previously filed charges against Bush and Cheney for being in on 9/11. He is either mentally ill, completely incompetant, trying to get attention, or all three.
- 1 decade ago
This is a stupid question for anyone to ask. Basic high school government classes taught you about citizenship. To be a "natural born citizen" you have to either been born on american soil or have at least one parent that has been born on american soil. So, 1. it doesn't really matter where he was born. His biological mother was born in the state of kansas in the US. 2. anyone trying to push questions about this are only showing their ignorance and how much of a sore loser they are.
http://usconstitution.com/ check out the 14th amendmentSource(s): http://usconstitution.com/
- meLv 41 decade ago
If the news media would cover this, there would be millions of Americans demanding proof of citizenship! I want to know the truth!!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
If you were walking down the street and some bigot yelled "Hey African!" would you address them or would you continue on your way and handle business?
Obama was issued a passport, and he passed clearances to become a Senator twice, and even Top Secret clearances from the CIA. These suits are without merit and are just little insults aimed at Obama.
I hope these people are counter sued for wasting taxpayer money.
PS Philip Berg started all this while Hilary was running for nomination. She was his political hitman.
- QueechLv 41 decade ago
Why he is resisting allowing the public to see his original birth certificate can only be answered by Obama himself. I will salute the first media representative who has the balls to come right out and ask him why he does not just provide it. Contrary to what the blind supporters of Obama think, the issue is too large to just "go away" and it shouldn't. What's the problem?
- Bob HLv 71 decade ago
One, Alaska. But Sarah Failin can't seem to spell it, and Todd is trying to secede.