Skip to comments.Berg v Obama: Judge Dismisses Case
Posted on 10/25/2008 8:12:00 PM PDT by thekansascitian
Judge R. Barclay Surrick dismissed Berg v Obama on Friday evening on the grounds that Philip J Berg, Philadelphia attorney and former Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, lacks standing.
To have "standing" the plaintiff must show "(1) a particularized injury-in-fact, (2) evidence showing that that the party being sued actually caused the plaintiffs particularized injury-in-fact, and (3) that adjudication of the matter would actually provide redress."  In regards to injury the judge writes, "regardless of questions of causation, the grievance remains too generalized to establish the existence of an injury in fact."
Apparently, the judge doesn't feel that citizens of the United States would be injured by having provisions of the U.S. Constitution unenforceable. He writes that Congress must pass laws to give citizens the right to police provision of the Constitution with regards to presidential eligibility:
If, through the political process, Congress determines that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitutions eligibility requirements for the Presidency, then it is free to pass laws conferring standing on individuals like Plaintiff. Until that time, voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that Plaintiff attempts to bring in the Amended Complaint.
In response to the ruling Philip J. Berg issued the following statement:
"This is a question of who has standing to stand up for our Constitution," Berg said. "If I don't have standing, if you don't have standing, if your neighbor doesn't have standing to ask whether or not the likely next president of the United States--the most powerful man in the entire world--is eligible to be in that office in the first place, then who does?"
Berg is expected to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. We'll keep you updated.
I hope the USSC hears Berg’s appeal immediately. This ruling that he, a US citizen and an attorney, does not have ‘standing’ to challenge the constitutionality of another person’s citizenship status when the result so clearly is important to all US citizens, is ridiculous and indefensible.
Obama, just release your birth certificate. Coward.
“Obama, just release your birth certificate. Coward.”
Isn’t he the Dem running for President who served in Viet Nam and won’t sign the SF180 to release his records.
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