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Supremes to Consider Considering Obama’s Birth


The Berg v. Obama suit is not the only challenge to Barry’s ascendancy:

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 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 legal action the Supreme Court will consider is called “granting a Writ of Certiorari”:

The granting of a writ does not necessarily mean that the Supreme Court has found anything wrong with the decision of the lower court. Granting a writ of certiorari means merely that four of the Justices think that the circumstances described in the petition are sufficient to warrant the full Court reviewing the case and the lower court's action.

If the New Jersey suit—or Berg’s, which is still in process—is granted cert, it means only the Supremes will examine the lower court rulings at some future point. A further maneuver, an injunction, would need be sought and won to stop the Electoral College from making Obama’s win official. The Electors meet on December 15th.

Also, I have a quibble with the reporter’s language.

To write that some “accuse” Obama of not being born a citizen is correct, but misleading. Particularly in context of court proceedings. Obama did not choose his place of birth. He cannot be “guilty” of being born a Kenyan. Being Kenyan is no crime.

If he is a Kenyan, however, Barry did apparently choose to lie about it. The suits accuse Obama of lying, not of being born. Lying, despite eight years of accusations about George W. Bush, is saying something one knows is untrue. Professing a falsehood which one believes is not lying. It’s just a mistake.

Perhaps Obama believes he was born in Hawai’i, and is therefore qualified to be President. Then, he is not lying. But without proof of his place of birth, Barry cannot be my President under the US Constitution.