Philadelphia, PA—It was August 21, 2008 when a lawyer, Phillip J. Berg, a registered Democrat no less filed suit in the U.S. District Court to have Barack Obama declared ineligible to be the President of The United States. Berg and others claim Obama’s birth certificate from a Hawaiian hospital as a forgery.
The claim is simple enough, Obama must produce evidence he’s a natural born American citizen or he’s gone. The Obama loving media would not touch this story with a ten mile-long pole. The website, Snope’s called the claim false. All kinds of responses were made except for the actual production of evidence that the Plaintiff, Phillip Berg is wrong about his claim.
In the eleventh-hour before the Presidential Election the judge hearing the case has ordered Barack Obama to produce his birth and citizenship records. The judge has also ordered Obama to appear at a sworn deposition and answer questions.
If this lawsuit had no merit the logical response of the lawyers defending Obama’s position as a candidate would have filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and submitted certified copies of the documents as exhibits ending the lawsuit. That has just not happened. It is looking like Berg is correct in his assertions.
Should the case be dismissed because it lacked merit, Philip J. Berg would personally be on the hook for all the legal fees and costs incurred by Obama and the other defendants. Instead the case is moving forward perhaps in a defense direction to claim the citizenship requirement is in itself unconstitutional. I don’t think that defense would fly in a court even with all Democratic Party appointees.
Barrack Obama, I wish you well in you new endeavors outside of this or any future Presidential Election.
Update: I spoke with the Plaintiff, Phil Berg this morning (10-6-08). He said the reports that the Judge signed the order for the records turn over and deposition was erroneous and the order has not yet been signed. Berg said he expects it to be signed quickly.
There are two documents below, the complaint and below that is the actual current court docket.
The Court Docket: