Skip to comments.Justices turn aside another challenge over Obama's citizenship
Posted on 11/30/2010 2:24:09 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
The Supreme Court has again cast aside an appeal that raised doubts about President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, a grass-roots legal issue that has gained little legal or political footing, but continues to persist in the courts.
The justices without comment Monday rejected a challenge from Charles Kerchner Jr., a Pennsylvania man who sought a trial in federal court forcing the president to produce documents regarding his birth and citizenship.
Kerchner's attorney, Mario Apuzzo, had argued in a petition with the Supreme Court that Obama did not fit the definition of a "natural-born citizen" required for the nation's highest office, as defined by Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.
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In fact, I'm convinced that Obama won't show us his "real" birth certificate precisely because it baits people and distracts some conservatives from more worthwhile pursuits.
The birthers have lost case after case over this. Time to give it up and fight Obama on ideas, not speculation.
I disagree- I love the fight over this
even if he has a real BC (and I doubt it)
All it takes is one.
I am a birther. I never give up.
The Kenyan Impostor’s authenticity diminishes each day he does not produce a birth certificate.
Elitist Republicans who want the birther issue to just go away also wish Sarah would go away.
I think the issue has slowly chipped away at Obama’s credibility. Awareness of the issue has continued to grow.
It still needs to be fixed by congress and the states. There needs to be a legislated process at the national and state levels to review credentials of presidential candidates.
We’ve got an election coming up that could remove him as surely as any court case.
Besides, the Constitution gives no role to the courts in deciding whether a president was properly elected. For good or bad, that role was given to the Electoral College and the Congress. These are intentionally political questions, not legal ones.
I think any attempt to expand the role of the courts farther is by definition a BAD IDEA. They already have far more power than the Founders intended. Let’s not add to it for fleeting political advantage.
In January, won't Speaker Boehner have the power to create an impeachment committee, if only for the purpose of investigating Obama's qualifications for office by subpenaing relevant documents?
Can you hear me, Speaker Boehner?
I disagree with you and the writer.
Should Washington have given up?
Of course with our brave conservative media giving O such cover while allowing CNN to distort this issue sure doesn’t help.
I can understand why Sean and Beck’s numbers are in decline.
I have lost repect for the whole lot of conservative radio and TV talking assh*les.
u mean cop-out?
Constitution's TOO IMPORTANT TO WIMP-OUT NOW.
nobody wants to touch this.
it is treated as if those who believe are like the ‘TRUTHERS’ of the Right....even though it is a reasonable debate.
Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck....none of them will touch this with a 10 meter cattle prod.
Obama is an enemy of the Republic. When fighting an enemy, never, never, never give up.
If you want to give up, you can do it just as effectively over in the corner by yourself.
She can give him up if she needs or wants to.
A troll has an opinion we are wasting our time..what a surprise. You guys are like bugs flying to a light. Obama is an illegal President and a fraud.
You are correct. The House will certainly have the power to investigate and subpoena all relevant documentation, which is what most of us would like to see, not necessarily impeachment.
The main problem with impeachment, of course, is that while impeachment requires a simple majority in the Republican House, conviction requires a 2/3 majority in the Democratic Senate.
They couldn’t get a majority vote in the Senate against Clinton when it had 55 GOP Senators!
The Oligarchy of the United States has spoken... “shut up you worthless peasants”
It doesn’t distract anyone from anything. It’s perfectly possible to walk and chew gum at the same time.
There are numerous problems with Obama. Lying about his accomplishments, covering up all of his records, and refusing to produce a valid birth certificate are just part of the problem.
He’s a Communist, a Muslim, an illegal immigrant, and a malignant narccissist. All you have to do is listen to what he says in incautious moments to realize that that is the case.
But you can also take other actions, such as electing a Republican congress who will defund his insane programs.
why is this in breaking news..no reason to be..this was yesterday.
I've been posting here a lot longer than you, my friend. Sure you don't want to call me a newbie and post some cat pictures while you're at it?