Federal Court Throws Out Birther Suit

Posted by | December 25, 2011 13:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

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Birthers who filed suit the day President Obama was inaugurated don’t have the right to sue as they can’t show they were harmed, ruled the 9th Circuit.

The 9th Circuit judges noted at the hearing as well as in their ruling Thursday that aside from the plaintiffs’ lack of standing, the challenge of Obama’s legitimacy to serve as president is a political question beyond any federal court’s power to decide. Only Congress can impeach a president, and any citizen petition for a common-law writ to initiate an inquiry into the legitimacy of the president would have to be brought through the federal court in Washington, D.C., the 9th Circuit panel noted.

The birthers now say they’ll file for a high court review.

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