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The game's afoot, Watson!( SCOTUS Process Obama Proof of Birth)
The Obama File Latest News ^ | 11/20/08 | Beckwith

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.

TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bho2008; birthcertificate; birthcertificategate; certifigate; colb; conference; madeinkenya; notmadeinusa; obama; obamatransitionfile; obamatruthfile; process; scotus; thomas
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To: surrey
I'd say right here, thats your magic 4.
41 posted on 11/20/2008 8:59:44 AM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: syriacus

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.

42 posted on 11/20/2008 9:01:00 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: syriacus
"The American people need to know that their President is eligible to be President."


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.

43 posted on 11/20/2008 9:01:38 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Candor7; Mercat; Free America52; blf1776

You’re added to the ping list.

44 posted on 11/20/2008 9:02:24 AM PST by LucyT (.......................Don't go wobbly now.......................)
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To: Candor7

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.

45 posted on 11/20/2008 9:04:30 AM PST by melancholy
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To: Cicero

“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:——000-.html
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.

46 posted on 11/20/2008 9:04:42 AM PST by tumblindice (In this school of war called life...)
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To: o_zarkman44
If the MSM ignores this development they will never be counted as a credible source for NEWS ever again.

Allow me to amplify this statement a bit. IF the Justices vote to dismiss the case after hearing the petitions, then no media reaction is to be expected and the media doesn't lose any more of their strained, nearly non-existent credibility. IF, however, the Justices do ANYTHING else -- schedule oral arguments, order Obama to present a vault copy of his COLB, etc -- and the media continues to remain silent ... THEN, and ONLY THEN, will the media lose what little credibility they have left in my estimation.
47 posted on 11/20/2008 9:05:47 AM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: Candor7

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.

48 posted on 11/20/2008 9:06:41 AM PST by surrey
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To: kenth

Remember, the Supremes are quite protective of their domain and their authority.

49 posted on 11/20/2008 9:06:44 AM PST by Beckwith (Typical white person)
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To: LucyT

thanks for the ping LT

50 posted on 11/20/2008 9:07:14 AM PST by tomkat ( . . preparing to shrug . .)
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To: Candor7
The MSM have been avoiding this story as if it is an infectious plague!

It's true...I'm not seeing it anywhere on any major media.

They're reprehensible.

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.

51 posted on 11/20/2008 9:08:34 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Beckwith; LucyT; Fred Nerks; Calpernia; pissant; Polarik; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; ntnychik; ...

52 posted on 11/20/2008 9:09:11 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: surrey
it will be beyond huge

It'll certainly be hugh and series!

53 posted on 11/20/2008 9:09:24 AM PST by melancholy
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To: Candor7

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)?

54 posted on 11/20/2008 9:10:17 AM PST by TommyTrojan
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To: LucyT

Could you please add me to your ping list?


55 posted on 11/20/2008 9:11:15 AM PST by melancholy
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To: Allegra
"Well that's newspapers, ma'am. You can fill volumes with what you DON'T read in them." Sgt. Muldoon "The Green Berets" starring John Wayne.


56 posted on 11/20/2008 9:12:01 AM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: LucyT
You’re added to the ping list.

If I am not already there, me too. Or me 18,791 or whatever it comes to!


57 posted on 11/20/2008 9:14:02 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: housedeep
If it turns out that obama and axelrod have known all along that he is not a us born citizen, then I think they should be tried as criminals.

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.

58 posted on 11/20/2008 9:15:25 AM PST by Faith
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To: TommyTrojan

Fear. Jay Severin,here in Boston, did quite a lenghty segment on the bc a few weeks ago.

59 posted on 11/20/2008 9:16:30 AM PST by surrey
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To: Candor7

~ possible Constitutional crisis placemarker ~

60 posted on 11/20/2008 9:17:20 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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