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9th Circuit panel rejects suit filed by 'birthers' against Obama
LA Times ^ | 12/23/11 | Carol J. Williams

Posted on 12/28/2011 2:37:21 AM PST by Libloather

9th Circuit panel rejects suit filed by 'birthers' against Obama
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
December 23, 2011

A group of Southern Californians who insist that President Obama was born in Africa and should be ousted from the Oval Office had their case thrown out by a federal appeals court Thursday, but vowed to press their conspiracy theory with judges at the top of the judicial chain.

None of the "birthers" who filed suit on Inauguration Day 2009 can show that they suffered any harm from the Obama presidency that would give them the right to sue him, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in dismissing the lawsuit brought by dozens of opponents.

Even the political candidates who lost to Obama in 2008 would only have had standing to sue if they had filed their complaint alleging unfair competition from an ineligible candidate before the election, the 9th Circuit judges said.

Lawyers for dueling factions of birthers said they would appeal the decision, with one group planning to seek review by a full 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit and another that will go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court with a petition to reverse Thursday's decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 9thcircuit; birth; birthers; certificate; certifigate; lawsuit; obama
the plaintiffs couldn't show they had been harmed

The judges should buy a newspaper once in awhile.

1 posted on 12/28/2011 2:37:32 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

My understanding of the courts is that the 9th Circuit is the most liberal of them all. Why did they bring this action in the 9th? What am I missing here?


2 posted on 12/28/2011 2:48:38 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been overturned by 50%.

Why did they go that route instead of the 11 Circuit Court where even a Clinton Appointee voted to over turn Obama Care.

3 posted on 12/28/2011 3:19:11 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Libloather

Gee, the Ninth Circuit NEVER functions as activist liberal judges, do they? /huge sarc


4 posted on 12/28/2011 3:21:27 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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Ahh! The overused, abused ‘legal standing’ issue once again rears its ugly, judicial-activist head.
The fine legal minds here on FR have explained this over and over, and still it makes no logical sense to any rational human being, especially in this instance.

This bozo needs to vacate the office to which he pretends; and, soon.
This country can’t withstand another four years of the liberal lunacy that is hell bent on shredding the Constitution in favor of its socialist non-utopia.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 3:32:52 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: PubliusMM

This country can’t withstand another four years of the liberal lunacy that is hell bent on shredding the Constitution in favor of its socialist non-utopia.


This country seems to love to have another four years of this progressive socialism because the MSM told us so. Heck, they have even selected a backup liberal to run the country if Obama fails to hold office in 2012 and that man is Romney.

It does not matter what party the “replacement” is from, it’s the same old liberal “bait and switch” crap that has been fed to us by both parties and nothing is going to change other than even more loss of freedom and control of our government.

Romney = Obama. Obama = Romney. Republican = Democrat. Democrat = Republican. Who the hell can tell the difference?


6 posted on 12/28/2011 4:16:13 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Libloather

Articles like this in the LA Times I can’t even get through. The bias so easily seen in how they pick and choose which points to bring up, and especially in their choice of wording — completely supporting the courts decision, and deriding the plaintiffs and their case as nothing but a conspiracy theory...

It’s one thing to report the findings, it’s another to write an article as if one’s classmate just got in trouble with the principal and you’re standing in the middle of the playground gossiping, and making fun... I guess some people never grow up (without looking I’m going to guess it may be a female writer because it definitely sounds like it was written in a “mean girl” style).

This is a total political hack job and NOT a “news article” by any stretch of the imagination... This type of “journalism” literally makes me ill.


7 posted on 12/28/2011 4:53:33 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Libloather

LOL - I guess I was right about it being a woman who wrote this... “Carol J. Williams”. Tried looking up a bio, but no luck as of yet. I just get this feeling from her writing that she’s not someone you’d really want to be friends with - just gives off that “mean girl” vibe I guess (she’s probably known as a “really nice person” among her liberal cohorts).


8 posted on 12/28/2011 5:00:03 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Libloather
The Diversion Continues.

Even if Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama had been birthed in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House Obama is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

9 posted on 12/28/2011 5:09:51 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Libloather

I don’t get the harm thing. What does someone breaking the law and not harming me have to do with anything. People who drive without licenses don’t harm me personally but they do break the law and do get fined for breaking the law every day.


10 posted on 12/28/2011 5:14:29 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Libloather

Sooprize, sooprize.

The 9th circuit needs to lose its tax-exempt status.

It’s a political activist organization.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 5:16:01 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (don't zot me bro, it's sarcasm)
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To: LibertyRocks

The only credible newspaper in southern California is the Orange County Register.

The LAT is a propaganda rag.


12 posted on 12/28/2011 5:17:42 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (don't zot me bro, it's sarcasm)
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To: scooby321

Why did they go that route instead of the 11 Circuit Court where even a Clinton Appointee voted to over turn Obama Care.


Perhaps this was a strategic decision to get it the Supreme Court to a particular Justice...


13 posted on 12/28/2011 5:20:41 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: New Jersey Realist

“I don’t get the harm thing. What does someone breaking the law and not harming me have to do with anything. People who drive without licenses don’t harm me personally but they do break the law and do get fined for breaking the law every day.”

Indeed. So I guess someone can just enter your house, take a shower, and spend the afternoon watching your favorite DVD... after all, they’re not harming you, are they?


14 posted on 12/28/2011 5:21:46 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Libloather

What happened to Trump’s investigation in Hawaii?? He said his ‘investigators’ turned up amazing stuff there on Obama.


15 posted on 12/28/2011 5:23:18 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Libloather
Even the political candidates who lost to Obama in 2008 would only have had standing to sue if they had filed their complaint alleging unfair competition from an ineligible candidate before the election, the 9th Circuit judges said.

Okay, we are now in a period of time before the election - the 2012 election. Somebody needs to re-file and use the 9th Circuit's dictum against them.

16 posted on 12/28/2011 5:28:50 AM PST by Go Gordon (President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - President Pantywaist - B. H. Obama)
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To: Go Gordon; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ..
Ping........

See #16. As I mentioned numerous times, a candidate with an accent that is refused a place on the ballot can have standing and sue for harm. A demand to show original papers, if any, would put 0b0z0 to pasture! Unfortunately, when this really happened, the FEC let Abdul Hassan run to avoid an 0b0z0id disaster and to have a spread-the-Islamic-wealth election! LOL! http://www.abdulhassanforpresident.com/fec/

17 posted on 12/28/2011 5:58:37 AM PST by melancholy (0b0z0's '12 campaign slogan: Read My Purple Lips, Nooo...Newwww...Joooobs.)
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To: melancholy
Ping........ See #16. As I mentioned numerous times, a candidate with an accent that is refused a place on the ballot can have standing and sue for harm. A demand to show original papers, if any, would put 0b0z0 to pasture! Unfortunately, when this really happened, the FEC let Abdul Hassan run to avoid an 0b0z0id disaster and to have a spread-the-Islamic-wealth election! LOL! http://www.abdulhassanforpresident.com/fec/

Heck, get somebody that's 21 years old to try to get on a ballot to run for President. Knowing that the constitution requires a president to be at least 35 years old, he/she will be challenged. Once the precedent is set that you have to prove you are 35, it could be used to have to prove you are a natural born citizen.

18 posted on 12/28/2011 6:11:16 AM PST by Go Gordon (President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - President Pantywaist - B. H. Obama)
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To: Go Gordon; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ..

Ping........ Resending because of server error.

See #16.

As I mentioned numerous times, a candidate with an accent that is refused a place on the ballot can have standing and sue for harm. A demand to show original papers, if any, would put 0b0z0 to pasture!

Unfortunately, when this really happened, the FEC let Abdul Hassan run to avoid an 0b0z0id disaster and to have a spread-the-Islamic-wealth election! LOL!

http://www.abdulhassanforpresident.com/fec/


19 posted on 12/28/2011 6:34:35 AM PST by melancholy (0b0z0's '12 campaign slogan: Read My Purple Lips, Nooo...Newwww...Joooobs.)
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To: Go Gordon; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ..

I tried several times to ping the list at #17. I’ll try once more after reformatting.

Right.

Aboul Hassan is a Moslem lawyer who knows they won’t dare kick him out!

Are we going to hear about an Aboul Hassan/El Zwahri ticket?


20 posted on 12/28/2011 6:44:10 AM PST by melancholy (0b0z0's '12 campaign slogan: Read My Purple Lips, Nooo...Newwww...Joooobs.)
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To: Go Gordon; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ..

Ping........ Resending because of server error.

See #16.

As I mentioned numerous times, a candidate with an accent that is refused a place on the ballot can have standing and sue for harm. A demand to show original papers, if any, would put 0b0z0 to pasture!

Unfortunately, when this really happened, the FEC let Abdul Hassan run to avoid an 0b0z0id disaster and to have a spread-the-Islamic-wealth election! LOL!

http://www.abdulhassanforpresident.com/fec/


21 posted on 12/28/2011 6:45:08 AM PST by melancholy (0b0z0's '12 campaign slogan: Read My Purple Lips, Nooo...Newwww...Joooobs.)
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To: LibertyRocks

University of Washington BA, journalism, psychology, Russian
1973 – 1977

from her Linked in profile


22 posted on 12/28/2011 6:57:26 AM PST by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: melancholy

Will the Obot trolls show up to gloat over another ‘victory’ for their Won?


23 posted on 12/28/2011 7:18:24 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Libloather

Here’s a link to the ruling:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/76326540/KEYES-BARNETT-v-OBAMA-APPEAL-9th-CIRCUIT-AFFIRMED-FILED-OPINION


24 posted on 12/28/2011 7:37:58 AM PST by Elderberry
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To: Fantasywriter

I don’t really care as long as we have “diversity” in the Presidential race!

Let’s wait until they allow environmentally friendly candidates to run. Such as windmills, solar panels, snails, snakes (we only have a confirmed one,) and others that just mentioning any of them will have this post pulled.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 7:40:14 AM PST by melancholy (0b0z0's '12 campaign slogan: Read My Purple Lips, Nooo...Newwww...Joooobs.)
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To: melancholy

Thanks for the ping!
Amazing what the usual suspects will do to keep Hussein in office.


26 posted on 12/28/2011 9:29:27 AM PST by TheConservativeParty ( PRAY FOR AMERICA and donate to your conservative candidate)
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To: Libloather

If you want to screw justice and the law, always go to the 9th Circuit panel. They have the nerve.


27 posted on 12/28/2011 11:00:10 AM PST by Lady Jag (Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught)
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To: sniper63

Gee sounds kinda like SAD


28 posted on 12/28/2011 6:29:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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