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Judge tosses 'birther' lawsuit; Obama will remain on Florida ballot

The Associated Press is reporting that Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis tossed out a lawsuit filed by a South Florida man who wanted President Barack Obama blocked from appearing on the ballot in Florida. Attorneys for Michael Voeltz, a so-called "birther," had argued that Obama wasn't a naturalized citizen.

In his ruling, Lewis' agreed with defense lawyers representing both Obama and Florida's Secretary of State who argued that Obama wasn't yet the Democratic nominee.

From the Associated Press:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge is throwing out a lawsuit that sought to keep President Barack Obama off Florida’s ballot.

Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled Friday that the lawsuit had a number of flaws, including the fact that Obama is not yet that Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. That will take place at the party’s convention in Charlotte, N.C. next month.

The lawsuit by Fort Lauderdale automobile salesman Michael Voeltz challenged whether Obama can serve as president because he isn’t a “natural born citizen.” It not only questioned Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate, but said he wasn’t qualified to be president because his father wasn’t an American citizen.

Voeltz was represented by conservative legal activist Larry Klayman.

 

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Gail Flanders

These people are really afrid of an honest election.

Vicky

This screams of the rebellioous disregard of pious liberal courts/judges! Violating established law to give an ACTOR leniency!

"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it." --American writer Elmer Davis (1800-1858)

Ray White

Where did this Judge get his law schooling He clearly needs to go back to school and read the the law on constution It states a true born American is one BORN to two American citizens

eric Sisser

will Scott and Bondi return this money too??????????????????

G

Multiple errors of fact and law by the judge.

Obama is indeed nota natural born Citizen, by his own admission, as his father was a foreigner. Obamna should know taht, as he cosponsored Sneate Resolution 511 in 2008, which held that John McCain was a natural born citizen, since BOTH PARENTS WERE AMERICAN CITIZENS. Ahhh, the irony.

In addition, Obama can't even legally prove he was born here, as the "birth certificate" digital image on the White House web site is a proven forgery, per Maricopa County AZ Sheriff Dept and about 90 document experts,-- LOL! The Democrats put a Marxist usurper in the White House and are now trying to cover it up.

Chilidog

The judge's decision was correct. This makes 133 lawsuits that the birthers have lost. They have yet to win one.

ehancock

Re: "Obama is indeed nota natural born Citizen, by his own admission, as his father was a foreigner."

Answer: The meaning of Natural Born Citizen comes from the common law and refers to the PLACE of birth, not to the parents of a US-born child (except for the children of foreign diplomats).


“Under the longstanding English common-law principle of jus soli, persons born within the territory of the sovereign (other than children of enemy aliens or foreign diplomats) are citizens from birth. Thus, those persons born within the United States are "natural born citizens" and eligible to be President. Much less certain, however, is whether children born abroad of United States citizens are "natural born citizens" eligible to serve as President ..."---- Edwin Meese, et al, THE HERITAGE GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION (2005) [Edwin Meese was Ronald Reagan’s attorney general, and the Heritage Foundation is a well-known Conservative organization.]

ehancock

Re: "In addition, Obama can't even legally prove he was born here, as the "birth certificate" digital image on the White House web site is a proven forgery, per Maricopa County AZ Sheriff Dept and about 90 document experts,-- LOL! The Democrats put a Marxist usurper in the White House and are now trying to cover it up."

Only true if you believe Sheriff Joe, who is hardly an impartial official. Here is what the National Review says about him: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/292780/conspiracy-again-editors


ehancock

1) Hawaii is thousands of miles from any foreign country and there is no proof that Obama’s mother traveled while pregnant in 1961 (which at the time would have been extremely rare, and since it has been proven by WND that Obama’s father was in Hawaii on August 4 1961, she would have had to have traveled alone, which would have been even more rare for such a trip during pregnancy;

2) There is a birth certificate for Obama in Hawaii, which has been confirmed by officials of both parties, the Index Data (a public file showing the birth certificates registered by year, showing one for Obama under 1961) and by the birth notices in the Health Bureau Statistics section of the newspapers)

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