“Gold standard” is a misnomer for describing the case. There are a variety of problems with it that, when itemized, turns Obots into namecallers or makes them flee. The case was appealed to the state supreme court, but it’s not clear if new arguments were presented to the higher court. Not sure this would be eligible for SCOTUS appeal. And of course the decision to appeal is up to the plaintiff who filed the case, so it should be asked of him.
This appeals decision wisely does NOT declare Obama to be a natural-born citizen. Even by its own rationale, it can’t, because to date, there has been no legal evidence Obama was born in the United States. None was presented here and the court does NOT say Obama was born in Hawaii. This decision’s opinions on NBC are nothing more than window dressing. The meat of the decision is in the first part where it dismisses the case on a procedural obstacle ... failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, which is the state’s version of “standing.” It says the governor of Indiana can’t be held responsible for vetting presidential candidates.
Again, there are several problems and outright contradictions in the section on NBC. I’ve illustrated those before, but can do so again if need be.
I was just going to add quickly that I don’t think the plaintiffs understood the importance of the Minor decision at the time they filed this case. They were relying too much on Vattel and on original intent from the authors of the 14th amendment. The Hoosier Hillbilly appeals court downplayed the former as if it were a random treatise on citizenship and the latter as imprecise references to 19th century Congressional debates. The whole decision is a very bad joke.