Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Obama Presidency

via Breitbart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s qualifications to be president.

U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick on Friday night rejected the suit by attorney Philip J. Berg, who alleged that Obama was not a U.S. citizen and therefore ineligible for the presidency. Berg claimed that Obama is either a citizen of his father’s native Kenya or became a citizen of Indonesia after he moved there as a boy.

Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father. His parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian man.

Internet-fueled conspiracy theories question whether Obama is a “natural-born citizen” as required by the Constitution for a presidential candidate and whether he lost his citizenship while living abroad.

Surrick ruled that Berg lacked standing to bring the case, saying any harm from an allegedly ineligible candidate was “too vague and its effects too attenuated to confer standing on any and all voters.”

One thought on “Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Obama Presidency

  1. NO court I know of in any country would strip a minor of citizen gained by birth to a citizen of hat country. In other words, Obama was born in the US to an American citizen (his mother). To penalise the minor child for decisions made by the parent would be contrary to natural justice. If Obama had, at the age of 18, voluntarily another citizenship and not continued to file tax returns in the US, then he may have lost is citizenship at that point. But that isn’t what happened. Not even close. Obama returned to the US as a minor and has lived there ever since. If anything, it’s McCain who was born (1935) the year before the law was changed (1936) to allow children born in Panama to US citizens to be treated a natural-born Americans. The 1936 law was not retrospective.

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