JUDGE SURRICK'S PHOTO HAS BEEN SWEPT FROM THE INTERNET
The same judiciary that finds rights and privileges and meanings and new law anywhere and everywhere in the US Constitution finds that a citizen has no right to question whether the Constitution is being followed by requiring a candidate to prove they meet the qualifications to be President.
Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Obama citizenship
Oct 25, 3:37 PM (ET)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's qualifications to be president.
U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick on Friday night rejected the suit by attorney Philip J. Berg, who alleged that Obama was not a U.S. citizen and therefore ineligible for the presidency. Berg claimed that Obama is either a citizen of his father's native Kenya or became a citizen of Indonesia after he moved there as a boy.
Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father. His parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian man.
Internet-fueled conspiracy theories question whether Obama is a "natural-born citizen" as required by the Constitution for a presidential candidate and whether he lost his citizenship while living abroad.
Surrick ruled that Berg lacked standing to bring the case, saying any harm from an allegedly ineligible candidate was "too vague and its effects too attenuated to confer standing on any and all voters."