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Obama Sued in Philadelphia Federal Court (Constitutionally Ineligible for the Presidency)
AmericaRight.com ^ | 8/21/08 | Jeff Schreiber

Posted on 08/21/2008 5:00:24 PM PDT by LdSentinal

A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee. The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States.

Phillip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County, former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. According to Berg, he filed the suit--just days before the DNC is to hold its nominating convention in Denver--for the health of the Democratic Party.

"I filed this action at this time," Berg stated, "to avoid the obvious problems that will occur when the Republican Party raises these issues after Obama is nominated.".

Berg cited a number of unanswered questions regarding the Illinois senator's background, and in today's lawsuit maintained that Sen. Obama is not a naturalized U.S. citizen or that, if he ever was, he lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia. Berg also cites what he calls "dual loyalties" due to his citizenship and ties with Kenya and Indonesia.

Even if Sen. Obama can prove his U.S. citizenship, Berg stated, citing the senator's use of a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii verified as a forgery by three independent document forensic experts, the issue of "multi-citizenship with responsibilities owed to and allegiance to other countries" remains on the table.

In the lawsuit, Berg states that Sen. Obama was born in Kenya, and not in Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the lawsuit, Obama's mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy, "apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight." As Sen. Obama's own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham--Obama's mother--gave birth to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the birth.

Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Sen. Obama's birth, including reports that he was born at two separate hospitals--Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital--in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple "registry of birth" records for Barack Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.

Should Sen. Obama truly have been born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non-citizen parent if the former was at least 19 years of age. Sen. Obama's mother was only 18 at the time. Therefore, because U.S. citizenship could not legally be passed on to him, Obama could not be registered as a "natural born" citizen and would therefore be ineligible to seek the presidency pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution.

Moreover, even if Sen. Obama could have somehow been deemed "natural born," that citizenship was lost in or around 1967 when he and his mother took up residency in Indonesia, where Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian citizen. Berg also states that he possesses copies of Sen. Obama's registration to Fransiskus Assisi School In Jakarta, Indonesia which clearly show that he was registered under the name "Barry Soetoro" and his citizenship listed as Indonesian.

The Hawaiian birth certificate, Berg says, is a forgery. In the suit, the attorney states that the birth certificate on record is a forgery, has been identified as such by three independent document forensic experts, and actually belonged to Maya Kasandra Soetoro, Sen. Obama's half-sister.

"Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were defrauded by Sen. Obama's lies and obfuscations," Berg stated. "If the DNC officers ... had performed one ounce of due diligence we would not find ourselves in this emergency predicament, one week away from making a person the nominee who has lost their citizenship as a child and failed to even perform the basic steps of regaining citizenship as prescribed by constitutional laws."

"It is unfair to the country," he continued, "for candidates of either party to become the nominee when there is any question of the ability to serve if elected."


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008dncconvention; berg; birthcertificate; certifigate; colbaquiddic; democrats; dnc; electionpresident; hawaii; indonesia; judiciary; kenya; lawsuit; obama; obamatruth; obamatruthfile; phillipberg; puma; soetero
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A Hillary supporter.
1 posted on 08/21/2008 5:00:24 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

Popcorn anyone?


2 posted on 08/21/2008 5:01:27 PM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: LdSentinal
Second story on this ... hopa hopa hopa ..... Pleeeeze
3 posted on 08/21/2008 5:02:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: LdSentinal

I predict this will go nowhere.


4 posted on 08/21/2008 5:03:43 PM PDT by kms61
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To: LdSentinal

They are a bit late to be filing this. Most likely it will get reviewed AFTER the election.


5 posted on 08/21/2008 5:04:15 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: LdSentinal

Holy Jumpin’ Judas!


6 posted on 08/21/2008 5:04:58 PM PDT by mkjessup ("People are going to begin to wonder if Russia can be trusted!" - SecState Maddy Rice, well DUH!!!!)
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To: Let's Roll

Yes Please! YUM!!


7 posted on 08/21/2008 5:05:01 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: LdSentinal

Sen. Obama is not a naturalized U.S. citizen

From my understanding it’s “native born” not “naturalized” that’s mentioned in the Constitution. The Governator of California is a naturalized citizen but not native born therefore he’d be ineligible to become president ....


8 posted on 08/21/2008 5:05:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: LdSentinal

If his mom is an American, than born anywhere, he is an American.


9 posted on 08/21/2008 5:05:20 PM PDT by Porterville (Mac Daddy Daddy Mac!!!!! 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: LdSentinal
How has this man been harmed by Obama’s candidacy so far? I would say, he hasn't. The Dems can pick anyone they want. Only after they chose, and I guess after they are elected, would there be grounds for the Judicial branch to get involved.

He he has a problem at this stage, I think, he should go to the credentials committee of the Democratic Party.

10 posted on 08/21/2008 5:05:31 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: LdSentinal
Delivery for FR!!


11 posted on 08/21/2008 5:05:58 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (This election is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if McCain wins, we're still retarded.)
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To: LdSentinal

Glad it’s a Dem and that this wasn’t dropped on a Friday afternoon.


12 posted on 08/21/2008 5:06:38 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Porterville

Not at her age. She would have had to be a Citizen resident of the US for 5 years after her 16th birthday. She was 19 as I understand it when Barry was born.


13 posted on 08/21/2008 5:07:24 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: LdSentinal

Let the games begin.....yeeeehawwww! This election is too much fun!


14 posted on 08/21/2008 5:07:29 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Barack's mesmerizing speeches are little more than oratory Three Card Monte)
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To: LdSentinal

Will this seek the desk of a clinton appointed judge? Could be just the thing to give it traction.


15 posted on 08/21/2008 5:08:03 PM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: LdSentinal
A big "Merci, beaucoup!!!" to Philip Berg.
16 posted on 08/21/2008 5:08:12 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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To: Porterville
If his mom is an American, than born anywhere, he is an American.

There is more to this issue than that.

17 posted on 08/21/2008 5:08:22 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: LdSentinal; All
I posted this before earlier in the month.

In the ABC August 4th Bill Clinton interview, Bill has a VERY peculiar quote:

In an interview that aired on ABC’s World News Tonight Bill Clinton denied that he is angry at Barack Obama, but offered very little in terms of an endorsement and enthusiasm for the Democratic nominee.

Clinton denied that he is still angry, “I’m not, and I never was mad at Senator Obama. I think everybody’s got a right to run for president if he qualifies under the Constitution...

IMHO, it just seems "strange" Bill would say "...IF HE QUALIFIES UNDER THE CONSTITUTION" when being questioned about his support for the Obamassiah.

18 posted on 08/21/2008 5:08:39 PM PDT by musicman
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To: All

Off topic, but Drudge is reporting McCain office received an elvelope with white powder substance and death threats.


19 posted on 08/21/2008 5:08:49 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: patriot08

So is breaking news.


20 posted on 08/21/2008 5:09:32 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: patriot08

Two McCain offices received envelopes. Denver and Manchester, NH?


21 posted on 08/21/2008 5:10:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: LdSentinal

22 posted on 08/21/2008 5:10:18 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Lose the Zero. Get with the Hero. McCain.)
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To: flyfree

You mean to say, he has no standing to sue, and his suit should be thrown out on that ground?


23 posted on 08/21/2008 5:10:29 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: LdSentinal

This could be a lot of fun!


24 posted on 08/21/2008 5:10:59 PM PDT by noname07718 (Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction-Ronald Reagan 1993)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


25 posted on 08/21/2008 5:11:19 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Let's Roll

26 posted on 08/21/2008 5:11:38 PM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: ovrtaxt

LOLOL! Just in time for the convention!
Thanks!


27 posted on 08/21/2008 5:11:48 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (BHO is DOA in NOV...IF McCain picks the right VP!!!)
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To: LdSentinal

Why no report of this on MSM?

Is this posting a fake?


28 posted on 08/21/2008 5:11:52 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: patriot08

So is breaking news.


29 posted on 08/21/2008 5:12:16 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: rogue yam

I don’t really think there is.... but if there is a 5 year test after the age of 18 for the mother then maybe.


30 posted on 08/21/2008 5:12:21 PM PDT by Porterville (Mac Daddy Daddy Mac!!!!! 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: LdSentinal

why did he wait so long?


31 posted on 08/21/2008 5:12:34 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: proxy_user
Yep, and the court has no jurisdiction. The dems can run anyone they want. Now there may be qualifications to get on the ballot in individual states, but that is a state issue, not a federal issue.
32 posted on 08/21/2008 5:12:40 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: Blogger

“The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States. “

I thought you could run for office even if you are a Communist.


33 posted on 08/21/2008 5:12:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Porterville
If his mom is an American, than born anywhere, he is an American.

Apparently not completely true. FTA:

Should Sen. Obama truly have been born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non-citizen parent if the former was at least 19 years of age. Sen. Obama's mother was only 18 at the time.

34 posted on 08/21/2008 5:12:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Conservatives can be mavericks too.)
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To: LdSentinal
Does this guy have any evidence of Kenyan birth other than internet conspiracy theories?

He doesn't seem to know what he's talking about. He talks about "naturalized" American citizenship, but those are the folks who are ineligible, not eligible. I can't tell if he's talking about duel citizenship or not, but if so there's nothing illegal about it. Taking the oath of citizenship requires renunciation of loyalty to any foreign state, but the takers are not required to surrender any foreign passport, which is why so people have what is popularly called "duel citizenship." But I've never seen any evidence Obama ever applied for an Indonesian or Kenyan passport.

I need to seem some actual evidence from this guy.

35 posted on 08/21/2008 5:12:59 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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To: flyfree
"He he has a problem at this stage, I think, he should go to the credentials committee of the Democratic Party."

He's filed suit against Obama and the DNC. Wouldn't the credentials committee be covered under that?

36 posted on 08/21/2008 5:13:13 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: LdSentinal

The Clintoons?


37 posted on 08/21/2008 5:13:20 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Let's Roll


38 posted on 08/21/2008 5:14:01 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: LdSentinal

I think there are going to be some things happening at the Democratic National Convention that we haven’t seen in modern history.

Barack Obama has some huge baggage, and there has got to be some movers and shakers who realize that there is a chance, even as poor a candidate as McCain is, the Obama is going to crash and burn in a big way.

I’ll bet there are more than a few asking themselves “Oh my God. What have we done?”

McCain isn’t great, but Obama is a very, very flawed candidate.


39 posted on 08/21/2008 5:14:37 PM PDT by rlmorel (If they can call George "Dubya", we can call Barack "Hussein")
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To: kms61

Sadly, you are probably right. It will tie up his attention if it isn’t killed. And the more noise it makes, the more doubts will build in the voters. Actually, this is great that it is a Hil supporter before the convention. Saved the McCain team from bringing it up later.

Could you think the His is gearing up for a floor fight for real??

It’s getting to the point that a whole year’s crop would not be enough popcorn.


40 posted on 08/21/2008 5:14:39 PM PDT by noname07718 (Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction-Ronald Reagan 1993)
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To: Porterville

Yeah...but she has to be 19, eh?


41 posted on 08/21/2008 5:14:43 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: SkyDancer

Thank the Maker!


42 posted on 08/21/2008 5:15:49 PM PDT by gc4nra
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To: Dajjal

Maybe not.Bergs a “Truther” and McCain can beat Obama. What about Hillary?


43 posted on 08/21/2008 5:16:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mass55th
He's filed suit against Obama and the DNC. Wouldn't the credentials committee be covered under that?

The court has no jurisdiction over the DNC's choice for a candidate. The DNC can pick anyone they want to run. Also the person suing hasn't been directly harmed in any way by Obama's candidacy, so he has no grounds to sue in federal court.

IMHO, this case will get thrown out.

44 posted on 08/21/2008 5:16:21 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: musicman

Right. Very lawyerly statement out of King Billy Jeff, huh?!


45 posted on 08/21/2008 5:16:45 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: LdSentinal

Pretty cool, good timing. With the poll numbers going down for Obama, the hard core ads about his “friends” coming out, Clinton getting a roll call vote at the convention and now a legitimate case being put forward in court as to his constitutional ineligibility to run for office. Id say the SD must be crapping their pants right about now.


46 posted on 08/21/2008 5:16:48 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: LdSentinal
btt
I see Hilldog’s puzzle pieces are falling into place right before the convention.
47 posted on 08/21/2008 5:17:29 PM PDT by mnehring (http://www.heyobamababy.com/obama_baby_cool_cat.htm)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

I sure thought so!!!


48 posted on 08/21/2008 5:17:57 PM PDT by musicman
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To: flyfree

The “test” for the bona fides comes at the Electoral College stage.


49 posted on 08/21/2008 5:18:36 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: musicman
“IF HE QUALIFIES . . .”

Thanks for the reminder. At the time I thought it was a strange statement from an oily politician known to be very careful with his words.

50 posted on 08/21/2008 5:19:05 PM PDT by Jacquerie (She's baaaack!)
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