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#930886 --- 12/04/08 01:18 PM Obama's citizenship?
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Will Supreme Court take case on Obama's citizenship?
By JAMES JANEGA
Chicago Tribune
Dec. 3, 2008, 10:07PM


CHICAGO - The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's election.

The meeting of justices will coincide with a vigil by the filer's supporters in Washington on the steps of the nation's highest court.

The suit originally sought to stay the election, and was filed on behalf of Leo Donofrio against New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells.

Legal experts say the appeal has little chance of succeeding, despite appearing on the court's schedule. Legal records show it is only the tip of an iceberg of nationwide efforts seeking to derail Obama's election over accusations that he either wasn't born a U.S. citizen or that he later renounced his citizenship in Indonesia.

The Obama campaign has maintained that he was born in Hawaii, has an authentic birth certificate, and is a "natural-born" U.S. citizen. Hawaiian officials agree.

Among those filing lawsuits is Alan Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race. Keyes' suit seeks to halt certification of votes in California. Another suit by a Kentucky man seeks to have a federal judge review Obama's original birth certificate, which Hawaiian officials say is locked in a state vault.

Other suits have been filed by Andy Martin, whose case was dismissed in Hawaii, and by an Ohio man whose case also was dismissed. Five more suits, all later dismissed, were filed in Hawaii by a person who is currently suing the "Peoples Association of Human, Animals Conceived God/s and Religions, John McCain (and) USA Govt." The plaintiff previously sought to sue Wikipedia and "All News Media."

The most famous case questioning Obama's citizenship was filed in Pennsylvania in August on behalf of Philip J. Berg and sought to enjoin the Democratic National Committee from nominating Obama. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to accept the case. Earlier, a federal judge rejected it for "lack of standing" - ruling that Berg had no legal right to sue. In cases like this, judges sometimes believe the matter is best left to political institutions, such as the Electoral College or Congress, said legal scholar Eugene Volokh of the University of California at Los Angeles.

The remaining case with the highest profile is Donofrio vs. Wells. Because it was distributed by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to other justices for conference, it gained undue importance for people unschooled in how the court works, Volokh said.

Many petitioners seeking stays of pending events have their cases distributed to the full court, he said. Of those, Volokh found that 782 were denied in the last eight years while just 60 were heard and not all of those ultimately were successful.
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#930892 --- 12/04/08 01:22 PM Re: Obama's citizenship? [Re: HarleyBobT]
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LOLOL

If this is granted cert I'll eat nothing but pencils for a week!
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#930942 --- 12/04/08 02:16 PM Re: Obama's citizenship? [Re: past tense]
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Originally Posted By: past tense
LOLOL

If this is granted cert I'll eat nothing but pencils for a week!


Just one would be fine, I would hate to see you get sick. lol
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#930943 --- 12/04/08 02:19 PM Re: Obama's citizenship? [Re: HarleyBobT]
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Thanks! I just got over the stomach flu, and I'd hate to deal with any part of that again!
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#931470 --- 12/05/08 09:23 AM Re: Obama's citizenship? [Re: past tense]
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Again, Harley? Do those black helicopters never stop??

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#931650 --- 12/05/08 03:01 PM Re: Obama's citizenship? [Re: threeputt]
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Originally Posted By: threeputt
Again, Harley? Do those black helicopters never stop??

Man... you have helicopters in your head fruit pie.
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#931712 --- 12/05/08 04:09 PM Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: HarleyBobT]
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#931752 --- 12/05/08 04:46 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: Ovidian]
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You would think that will all the talk about this story and suits being filed he would just produce the proof and be done with it. The idea that he doesnt do that is what makes people suspect something.

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#931772 --- 12/05/08 05:10 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: Brad ONeill]
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Originally Posted By: Brad ONeill
You would think that will all the talk about this story and suits being filed he would just produce the proof and be done with it. The idea that he doesnt do that is what makes people suspect something.




Where have you been hiding?
He HAS.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthcertificate.asp

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#931774 --- 12/05/08 05:11 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: ]
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#931797 --- 12/05/08 05:20 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: Brad ONeill]
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Originally Posted By: Brad ONeill
You would think that will all the talk about this story and suits being filed he would just produce the proof and be done with it. The idea that he doesnt do that is what makes people suspect something.


You would think that with all the proof that Obama has provided that these whiny little conservative crybabies like HarleyBoob would just give it up and take their medicine. Obama is going to be president. There isn't a thing any of you can do to stop it. Get used to it.
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#931900 --- 12/05/08 06:21 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: Reinhart Faust]
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Originally Posted By: Reinhart Faust
Obama is going to be president. There isn't a thing any of you can do to stop it. Get used to it.



Excuse please!!!

If president, vice president, speaker of house, president pro tempore of senate were to mysteriously commit suicide or die in freak accident Mrs. Clinton would be president!!!

Just one slow afternoon when a clinton is involved!!!
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#931903 --- 12/05/08 06:23 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: Al Kida]
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Originally Posted By: Al Kida
Originally Posted By: Reinhart Faust
Obama is going to be president. There isn't a thing any of you can do to stop it. Get used to it.



Excuse please!!!

If president, vice president, speaker of house, president pro tempore of senate were to mysteriously commit suicide or die in freak accident Mrs. Clinton would be president!!!

Just one slow afternoon when a clinton is involved!!!




You're an ignorant fool.

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#931906 --- 12/05/08 06:25 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: ]
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Lol--that was actually kind of funny!

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#931955 --- 12/05/08 07:15 PM Re: Obama's citizenship? [Re: HarleyBobT]
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Originally Posted By: HarleyBobT
Originally Posted By: threeputt
Again, Harley? Do those black helicopters never stop??

Man... you have helicopters in your head fruit pie.



....but they fly hover over your house.

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#932330 --- 12/06/08 02:41 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Festus!


Oh ok.

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#932345 --- 12/06/08 03:21 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: Brad ONeill]
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Don't give up so easy Brad! Festus has an annoying habit of presenting facts as truth. Dig deeper, I just know he's not from here. He can't be.

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#932414 --- 12/06/08 06:14 PM Re: Obama admits foreign birth! [Re: Ovidian]
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I hope the supremes take this on. Maybe then at least this obsession of Harley's will go away. Of course, there will be plenty of other obsessions to keep him occupied. The helicopters out there just keep comin and comin......

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#933394 --- 12/08/08 09:12 AM Supreme Court won't hear idiot's case! [Re: threeputt]
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Court won't review Obama's eligibility to serve
2 mins ago

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject he cannot possibly be a "natural born citizen," one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

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#933580 --- 12/08/08 03:17 PM Re: Supreme Court won't hear idiot's case! [Re: ]
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Speaking of proving things, did Numbnuts ever take up RS on the whole military bet thing?
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#933587 --- 12/08/08 03:25 PM Re: Supreme Court won't hear idiot's case! [Re: The Brain]
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He's busy trying to prove McCain isn't a "natural-born" citizen.

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#933591 --- 12/08/08 03:30 PM Re: Supreme Court won't hear idiot's case! [Re: ]
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HardlyBoob?
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#933593 --- 12/08/08 03:32 PM Re: Supreme Court won't hear idiot's case! [Re: The Brain]
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I was thinking of NP, but OK.

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#933623 --- 12/08/08 04:05 PM Re: Supreme Court won't hear idiot's case! [Re: ]
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lol, what did I do? nice to see you thinking of me uncle
fester. LOL

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