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Another Obama Citizenship Case Bites The Dust

by @ 12:06 pm on March 6, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politics

There are still several dozen cases circulating out there in the court system setting forth different versions of the argument that Barack Obama is ineligible to serve as President because he is not a “natural born citizen” as required by Article II of the Constitution.

To date, every single such case that has reached anything approached the merits phase has been shot down, including this one from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit questioning President Barack Obama’s citizenship, lambasting the case as a waste of the court’s time and suggesting the plaintiff’s attorney may have to compensate the president’s lawyer.

As the always-helpful Obama Conspiracy Theories blog notes, this case was filed by Philip Berg but the named Plaintiff was a retired military officer who claimed he need to have the issue resolved in case Obama were to recall him to duty.

Judge James Robertson wasn’t buying any of it:

This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do. Even in its relatively short life the case has excited the blogosphere and the conspiracy theorists. The right thing to do is to bring it to an early end.


The issue of the President’s citizenship was raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered, and otherwise massaged by America’s vigilant citizenry during Mr. Obama’s two-year-campaign for the presidency, but this plaintiff wants it resolved by a court.


Plaintiff has not cited a single case that lends even colorable support to the notion that his alleged “duties” can be the “money or property” to which the interpleader statute

And for his parting shot, Robinson takes aim at the attorneys who brought this nonsense case:

Because it appears that the complaint in this case may have been presented for an improper purpose such as to harass; and that the interpleader claims and other legal contentions of plaintiff are not warranted by existing law or by non-frivolous arguments for extending, modifying or reversing existing law or for establishing new law, the accompanying order of dismissal requires Mr. Hemenway to show cause why he has not violated Rules 11(b)(1) and 11(b)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and why he should not be required to pay reasonable attorneys fees and other expenses to counsel for the defendants.

This is exactly what needs to happen to the attorneys like Berg and Orly Taitz who are bringing these nonsense cases, and if sanctions don’t stop them then their respective state Bar’s should launch disciplinary investigations of people like this who are clearly abusing the legal system.

Hemenway, by the way, is the D.C. attorney who signed the pleadings for Berg. Sucks to be him I guess.

2 Responses to “Another Obama Citizenship Case Bites The Dust”

  1. Herb Spencer says:

    I notice you failed to mention the Judge’s use of the term “native-born” and his refusal to use the constutionally correct term “natural born”. I have always amazed at liberal intelectual dishonesty!

  2. Herb Spencer says:

    You also failed to mention that the Judge is on Obama’s “short list” for the the “highest court in the land” for his envolvement in the FISA court resignation business. More amazing liberal dishonesty!

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