Judge dismisses Berg suit

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    Oct 25, 3:37 PM (ET)


    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."



    My Way News - Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Obama citizenship
     
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    'bout time... I hope the judge hit him with the costs of the litigation, including obama's attorneys.
     
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    They did not dismiss it for lack of evidence Jillian. the excuse given is bullshit. WE do have standing to challange someone for the Presidency as CITIZENS. If he had no case no problem but this just encourages the claim he was right.
     
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    I guess this disqualifies McCain as well.
     
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    I just heard, from Berg's website (www.obamacrimes.com), he's appealing to the Supreme Court.

    Umm... hold on a second.

    Pffft.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
     
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    This is total bullshit. AS mentioned, Fact Check checked the original.

    What meager mindless meatheads meandering through meaningless mindboggling STUPIDITY.

    How do we know that McCain did not have a double substituted for him when he was a POW? Where's the fucking proof?

    That is about as valid as Bergs bullshit.
     
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    Really? What exactly gives you that standing?
     
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    I wonder what they paid the judge? Or perhaps they threatened him. Either way, we'll never know. The two major parties are truly above the law.
     
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    He's no alien. He's the Messiah!

    "... a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany ... and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama" - Barack Obama Lebanon, New Hampshire.
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