Susanne Posel | This week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his cold case posse held a press conference and released a formal statement where they confirmed that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is “definitely fraudulent”.
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2:51 pm in 9th circuit court, 9th circuit court of appeals, alan keyes, birth certificate, circuit judges, citizen petition, Headlines, inauguration day 2009, judge panel, legitimacy, los angeles times, News Feed, political candidates, political question, president barack obama’s citizenship, supreme court wont hear birth certificate case, The President, unfair competition, united states constitution, US Supreme Court by TPT Admin
Written by Mytheos Holt
WASHINGTON (AP/The Blaze) — The Supreme Court – the only legal authority with the power to directly interpret the United States constitution – has refused to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship and his eligibility to serve as commander in chief.
Without comment, the high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Alan Keyes, Wiley Drake and Markham Robinson.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the challengers did not have legal standing to file the lawsuit. At the time, the Los Angeles Times reported that:
None of the “birthers” who filed suit on Inauguration Day 2009 can show that they suffered any harm from the Obama presidency that would give them the right to sue him, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in dismissing the lawsuit brought by dozens of opponents.
Even the political candidates who lost to Obama in 2008 would only have had standing to sue if they had filed their complaint alleging unfair competition from an ineligible candidate before the election, the 9th Circuit judges said.
Given that this decision was passed over without comment, one is safe in assuming that the US Supreme Court found nothing worth relitigating in the reasoning involved. There is also this crucially important point from the LA Times story:
The 9th Circuit judges noted at the hearing as well as in their ruling Thursday that aside from the plaintiffs’ lack of standing, the challenge of Obama‘s legitimacy to serve as president is a political question beyond any federal court’s power to decide. Only Congress can impeach a president, and any citizen petition for a common-law writ to initiate an inquiry into the legitimacy of the president would have to be brought through the federal court in Washington, D.C., the 9th Circuit panel noted.
In other words, given that the Supreme Court has declined to rule without comment, all Federal courts within the purview covered by the 9th Circuit Court are categorically barred from tackling this question.
Moreover, even if Federal courts were to declare President Obama ineligible to hold office, they would have no authority to enforce that ruling. Why? Because removal of a President from office (IE impeachment) is a power only enjoyed by Congress, pursuant to Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution.
The U.S. Constitution says only “a natural born citizen” may serve as president. The challengers allege that Obama, whose father was Kenyan, was born in that African country, rather than in Hawaii. They claim his Hawaii birth certificate is a forgery.
However, not only have Hawaii officials have repeatedly verified Obama’s citizenship (Related: See Hawaii‘s Official Form Verifying They Have Obama’s Birth Certificate), but the website snopes.com, which is devoted to debunking urban legends, has done an exhaustive run-through of the various claims that the certificate is a forgery and debunked them all. These include the claims that parts of the document are anachronistic, that the hospital name is wrong, and that layering appears in the document when it is put into Adobe Illustrator. On this last point, the Snopes article links to an analysis by an actual expert at Adobe software, who had this to say, according to Fox News:
By: Kris Zane
Posted: June 2nd, 2012
In June of 2008, with much fanfare, Obama released his computer-printout birth certificate to the world, stating that this was the only birth certificate available. For three years, the “conspiracy theorists” (as Obama called them) called for his long-form birth certificate, listing signatures, attending physician, etc. which Obama for two years denied existed.
Then again with much fanfare, on April 27, 2011 Obama released his long-form birth certificate.
A PDF of the form, that is.
Everyone from a 12-year-old with basic Adobe Photoshop experience to seasoned graphic experts immediately saw that Obama’s birth certificate was a computer-generated forgery.
On March 1, 2012, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that his investigators had found what everyone had been screaming for a year: that the long-form birth certificate was a computer-generated forgery.
Sheriff Joe had stated from the beginning: show us the microfilm.
Read More: WesternJournalism.com
By: Stacey Delikat
Posted: May 23rd. 2012
PHOENIX–Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Tuesday evening that he has received an e-mail from officials in Hawaii, which he believes contains the information he sought to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
“By requesting the verification I can now report to thousands of constituents that we did what can be done and he is qualified to be on the ballot,” Bennett said.
Bennett said he had not actually opened the email as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, but was confident it contained the information he asked for.
Bennett has first contacted the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office in March in an effort to get verification of the president’s birth certificate.
Read More: AZCentral.com
6:22 pm in arizonans, AZ News, birth certificate, Border/Immigration, cold case, Elections, forgeryrth, fraud investigation, government documents, ken bennett, maricopa county sheriff, Sheriff Joe Arpaio by PinkTeaPatriot
By: Kristine Harrington
Posted: May 22nd, 2012
A Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy is in Hawaii, not on vacation, but working as security on a case that’s politically divisive for Arizonans, that is President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said his posse arrived in Hawaii Saturday and it is purely coincidence that they made the trip the same week that Arizona’s Secretary of State, Ken Bennett, started pushing the “birther” issue.
“I really can’t understand the controversy when you are doing a fraud investigation and looking into the possible forgery of government documents,” said Arpaio.
The Sheriff said his volunteer cold case posse has been investigating the President’s birth certificate since August and the investigation has naturally taken them to Hawaii.
Read More: AZCentral.com