Skip to comments.The game's afoot, Watson!( SCOTUS Process Obama Proof of Birth)
Posted on 11/20/2008 8:28:49 AM PST by Candor7
On December 5, 2008, only ten days before the electoral college votes, the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will meet in private to review Obama's citizenship status.
Leo Donofrio's case, "Leo C. Donofrio, v. Nina Mitchell Wells, Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey, United States Supreme Court Docket No. 08A407," regarding Obama's citizenship has reached a new level. The case has been "distributed for conference."
This docketing today by the court should send ripples of fear through the Obama camp. Obama has been proceeding at lightening speed to put together a cabinet and take possession of the White House with the hope that he won't have to answer the question of whether or not he was "at birth" a "natural born citizen."
Every major news network, print and cable news like FOX, CNN and MSNBC, have ignored all the court cases challenging Obama's eligibility as sore losers or conspiracy theories. It might be in their best interest at this point to report this critically important meeting to take place on December 5, 2008, or lose what little credibility they have left.
If four of the nine Justices vote to hear the case in full review, oral argument may be ordered. The conference is scheduled for December 5, 2008, ten days before the meeting of the Electoral College
The case originally sought, pre-election, to have the names of Barack Obama, John McCain, and Roger Calero removed from New Jersey ballots, and for a stay of the "national election" pending Supreme Court review of whether those candidates were eligible under the Constitution as natural born Citizens, as is required by Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution of the United States.
Leo Donofrio brought his case from a lower New Jersey court to the NJ Supreme Court -- was denied -- and then he filed an emergency stay application in the United States Supreme Court on Nov. 3, 2008, before the Honorable Associate Justice David Souter. Justice Souter denied the emergency stay application on Nov. 6.
Leo Donofrio renewed the application, as per Supreme Court Rule 22.4, to the Honorable Associate Justice Clarence Thomas by way of Express mail on Nov. 14. The application arrived at the Supreme Court on Nov. 17 and was submitted directly to Justice Thomas.
On Nov. 19, the case was docketed for full conference of all nine Justices and scheduled for December 5, 2008. It is not known at this time the exact details of how the case came to be "DISTRIBUTED for Conference".
Background on "The Justices Conference" is discussed as follows by the Supreme Court Historical Society:
"No outsider enters the room during conference. The junior Associate Justice acts as "doorkeeper," sending for reference material, for instance, and receiving it at the door...
Five minutes before conference time, 9:30 or 10 a.m., the Justices are summoned. They exchange ritual handshakes and settle down at the long table. The Chief sits at the east end; the other Justices sit at places they have chosen in order of their seniority
The Chief Justice opens the discussion, summarizing each case. The senior Associate Justice speaks next, and comment passes down the line. To be accepted for review, a case needs only four votes, fewer than the majority required for a decision on the case itself. Counsel for the litigants are directed to submit their printed briefs so that each Justice has a set several weeks before argument.
Have you seen the video interviews with ‘articulate’ Obama voters? [Youtube search for ‘How Obama Got Elected’] They don’t need no stinkin’ assurance that their chosen One is eligible by no stinkin’ Constitutional level of scrutiny.
Congress needs to set up a procedure to enforce this constitutional provision. But since they haven't SCOTUS needs to intervene, because there is no other remedy.
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I just hope that the justices will not be intimidated by the threats of riots and possibly a mini civil war if zero isn’t eligible to be president.
“Usually SCOTUS tries to avoid controversial decisions that will lead to political firestorms.”
They will not review “political questions” but one of their affirmative functions is to interpret federal statutes:
This may not be a political question but a question they are willing to review—whether or not the president-elect is a “natural born citizen”.
“political firstorm” If they find that he is not, yeah—the stuff’s really going to hit the fan.
We can only hope. My fear is that their fear might be the consequences of their decision. If it turns out that O was not born in the US and I suspect he wasn’t it will be beyond huge.
Remember, the Supremes are quite protective of their domain and their authority.
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It's true...I'm not seeing it anywhere on any major media.
It would serve them right if this grew some long legs and blew up in their faces. The media has concelaed an alarming amount of information on Obama.
It'll certainly be hugh and series!
Would someone kindly explain to this rube (me) why this story is not receiving any media attention be it talk radio or Fox News (MSM I can understand)?
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If I am not already there, me too. Or me 18,791 or whatever it comes to!
Certainly Obama has known and probably many other Dems in high places as well. They were running a gamble. No need to disclose if he doesn't win since presenting fraudulent documents might have resulted in his removal from the Senate; and if he does win, the likelihood of any sufficient challenge would be small. But sustaining the "will of the people" argument does not hold water. There would be a significant number of people who would not have voted for Obama if they had known (thanks, MSM) that he was not a natural born citizen. Not a majority, but enough to have turned the election. Oh those nasty details of that pesky little document---the Constitution.
Fear. Jay Severin,here in Boston, did quite a lenghty segment on the bc a few weeks ago.
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