Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Can't Keep A Good...

...wing-nut down:

Lawsuits over the inclusion of their names on state general-election
ballots popped up around the country and were quickly dispensed with by local
courts. But two challengers have pursued their cases to the Supreme

Pennsylvania lawyer Philip Berg claims that the circumstances of Obama's
birth are vague and that he may have been born in Kenya. Obama's mother, Berg
asserts, later flew to Hawaii to register the birth.

Leo Donofrio, a New Jersey lawyer, contends that election officials in his
state failed to ensure that only legally qualified candidates were placed on the
ballot. Obama may have been born in the United States, Donofrio argues, but
"natural born" status depends on both parents being American citizens. Obama's
father was Kenyan.

The justices are unlikely to take up these cases for a host of reasons, not
the least of which is the invitation to overturn the results of an election in
which more than 66 million Americans voted for Obama. An equally high hurdle is
the issue of whether Berg or Donofrio have the legal right to sue claiming a
violation of the Constitution.

In dismissing Berg's complaint, a federal judge in Pennsylvania found that
he failed to meet the basic test required for sustaining a lawsuit, because he
couldn't show how the inclusion of Obama's name on the ballot would cause him --
apart from others -- some particular harm. Berg's stake, the judge said, "is no
greater and his status no more differentiated than that of millions of other

Hat Tip to Huffpo!

The comments are hilarious. Especially "You can't fix stupid". of rocks anyone?



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