U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Grant Hearings on Eligibility Cases

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by Sharon Rondeau

The U.S. Supreme Court has failed to hear any case challenging Obama’s constitutional eligibility claiming that he is not a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution

(Jan. 8, 2013) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied two requests for a review of the constitutional qualifications of Barack Hussein Obama after having scheduled the petitions for a conference on January 4, 2013.

The petition filed by Montgomery Blair Sibley asked the three electors from the District of Columbia to refrain from casting their votes for Barack Hussein Obama on December 17, 2012 on the grounds that he is ineligible to hold the office. In the case, Sibley v. District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics, Sibley also challenged the constitutionality of a law passed by Congress applying to the District which states that presidential electors must vote for the person who allegedly won the popular vote.

The case was appealed from the Superior Court to the D.C. Court of Appeals and then to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Sibley had issued a subpoena to Obama to compel him to produce his original short-form and long-form birth certificates because the authenticity of the images presented on the internet is in question.  In March of last year and again in July, a law enforcement investigation publicly announced that Obama’s long-form “Certificate of Live Birth” and his Selective Service registration form were “computer-generated forgeries.”

Sibley has also questioned whether or not Obama’s Social Security number is valid and why Obama has refused to release any of his school or college records.  He has two other active cases challenging Obama’s constitutional eligibility and was a write-in candidate for president in 2012.  He represents himself in all three matters.  A fourth case, which has been awaiting a decision from U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito for five years,

A Petition for Rehearing submitted by presidential candidate Cody Robert Judy challenging Obama’s eligibility and seeking a Writ of Certiorari was also denied. Mr. Judy observed that Congress changed the date for certifying the Electoral College votes to January 4, the same day on which his petition was scheduled for conference.  Normally the date is January 6, but because it fell on a  Sunday this year, it had to be changed by congressional act.  Judy commented that normally the date would be later than January 6 rather than earlier.

Judy’s case had begun in Georgia with Atty. Orly Taitz, but he had proceeded pro se after the Georgia court did not allow Taitz to continue to represent him and other plaintiffs pro hac vice.

Judy had challenged both Obama’s and McCain’s eligibility in 2008, was a presidential candidate in 2012 and has announced that he will seek the presidency in 2016. Both Sibley and Judy contend that Obama is not a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

About the ruling, he said, “It makes me feel bad because they wouldn’t even hear it and in doing so they have basically, well, officially squashed the “natural born citizen” qualification for President in the Constitution without a word or hearing.”

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