Shocker: Berg lawsuit denied by Supreme Court
posted at 9:45 am on January 13, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
I haven’t seen any reporting on this development, but Philip Berg announced late yesterday that the Supreme Court has refused to hear his lawsuit on Barack Obama’s status as a natural-born citizen. Berg provides no links to any opinion, but the court docket shows that they indeed denied him certiorari. Berg doesn’t sound happy, needless to say:
Berg said, “I am disappointed for the 300+ million U.S. citizens, our ‘Forefathers’ and for the tens of thousands that have died defending ‘our’ Constitution.
I am committed to keep our efforts going to continue litigation until the truth of Obama being ‘not qualified’ for President comes out. The Obama candidacy is the biggest ‘HOAX’ ever to be put forth to the citizens of the United States in 230 years.
Really? And here I thought that was the one involving the eye on the back of the one-dollar bill. Or perhaps the “culture of corruption” argument the Democrats used in 2006 to pretend that all corruption was Republican while one of their Congressmen hid $90,000 of kickback cash in his freezer. Or the JFK assassination conspiracy theories. Or, for that matter, Berg’s own 9/11 Trutherism.
Berg swears to continue the fight, apparently with the same enthusiasm he uses to convince people that the government really masterminded the attacks in New York City and Washington DC. He’s preparing a number of other legal challenges that will go exactly nowhere, including a lawsuit from a military officer challenging Obama’s legal authority to act as Commander in Chief. These will make for great reading and long comment threads on slow news days, but otherwise will be entirely pointless except as a commercial enterprise for Berg.
Hopefully, whatever opinion was generated from this denial will shortly become available. In the interim, one can guess that it amounted to, “You have got to be kidding me.”
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