The Philip Berg lawsuit against Barack Obama in which he claimed that BHO wasn't eligible to be president due to not being an American citizen has been tossed. According to judge Barclay Surrick, Berg didn't have standing, saying:
If, through the political process, Congress determines that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitution’s eligibility requirements for the Presidency, then it is free to pass laws conferring standing on individuals like Plaintiff. Until that time, voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that Plaintiff attempts to bring in the Amended Complaint.
See also this:
There are two plausible alternative means by which a party may challenge the eligibility of a presidential candidate. The first is through a statecourt action filed under state election laws, seeking to prevent the election of an ineligible candidate. Conceivably, a party could file such an action either before or after an election, depending on what state law allows. The second possibility is that a member of Congress could challenge the eligibility of a presidential candidate as part of the process by which Congress counts the Electoral College votes. Both of these present, at least in some respects, more satisfactory ways of resolving disputes over presidential eligibility than actions brought in federal court.
UPDATE: Per obamacrimes.com, Berg is going to take it to the Supreme Court. I don't suggest wasting any of your time following this and I don't suggest counting on it. Concentrate on things that will work.
UPDATE 2: Seriously now, until there's evidence of something can we stop this? One new allegation is that the decision was FAXed to the judge by someone else, and then the judge just re-FAXed out "his" decision. The presumed real writer of the decision? Why, none other than former Surrick clerk Christoper B. Seaman of Sidley, Austin in Chicago. That's the same firm that used to employ Michelle Obama and Bernardine Dorn. Cue ominous music until we wait for actual proof.
Politics · Sat, 10/25/2008 - 12:09 · Importance: 4