Fed Court: Eligibility Question “Important and Not Trivial”
Attorney Van Irion @ Liberty Legal Foundation
Excerpt from Attorney Van Irion: In its 12-page opinion the Court made several very positive statements about our case. Here are some quotes:
“The Court finds that the federal question presented, the meaning of the phrase ‘natural born citizen’ as a qualification for the Presidency set out in Article II of the Constitution, is important and not trivial.”
“The issue of whether President Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for the Presidency is certainly substantial.”
“It is clear that the stated federal issue of President Obama’s qualifications for the office are ‘actually disputed and substantial.’”
“It is also clear that there will be a legal dispute over the Constitution’s definition of ‘natural born citizen’ and the Supreme Court’s decision in Minor.”
The Court’s statements strongly imply that it has already decided many of the issues that usually lead to procedural dismissals, and that it has decided them in our favor. While it is certainly dangerous to read too much into such an opinion, the statements from this Federal court are encouraging. The Court appears to understand the most critical issues presented by our complaint.
The Tennessee Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee, and the DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz have already filed motions to dismiss our case. LLF will be filing our opposition to these motions within the next two weeks. We will post our filings as soon as they are filed.
MORE HERE: http://libertylegalfoundation.org/1878/fed-court-eligibility-question-important-and-not-trivial
Judge wants definition of 'natural born citizen'
'Resolution of this federal issue will resolve the case'
Excerpts via Bob Unruh @ WND
A federal judge has determined in a case challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility for a state ballot that the meaning of the constitutional phrase “natural born citizen” is “important and not trivial.”
U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson of Tennessee said the courts ultimately must define “natural born citizen,” affirming that the “issue of whether President Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for the presidency is certainly substantial.”
“This specific question has been raised in numerous lawsuits filed since President Obama took office,” Anderson wrote in his opinion. “The outcome of the federal question in this case will certainly have an effect on other cases presenting the same issue about whether President Obama meets the constitutional qualifications for the presidency.” ...
... Anderson’s opinion included a notation that the U.S. Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett defined “natural born citizen” as “all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens.”
“It is undisputed that the material fact at issue in this case is whether under the circumstances of president Obama’s birth, the president is a ‘natural born citizen,’ a term set out in the United States Constitution and construed under federal law,” he wrote.
CONTINUED HERE: http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/judge-wants-definition-of-natural-born-citizen
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