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    The morning buzz is that President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Souter, who is retiring.

     Stating that he want a Justice with “life experience” and “empathy”, Judge Sotomayor is on record, in hre own words, stating that it is the role of judges, above the lower courts, to establish policy as opposed to interpreting the rule of law.

      Should make for some interesting confirmation hearings!

     The historians are already beginning to judge the full extent of the Presidency of George W. Bush, although the true test of his Presidency will be revealed as the future before us unfolds. On one point, though, most can already agree on what the longest lasting Bush legacy will be: the appointment of conservative leadership to the bench of our high court, the United States Supreme Court.

    The appointments of the strong conservatives Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts filled two positions on the Supreme Court with two jurists who are young, in comparison to some of the others on the bench, and whose years of service ahead on the bench will truly test their conservative values. Although the Court rules by majority, even if an Obama administration were to get the opportunity to fill several seats on the Court, the role of the Chief Justice will remain with John Roberts. All but two of the Justices, Justice Ginsberg and Justice Souter, were appointed under Republican administrations. Justice Stevens, at 88, will most likely be Barack Obama’s first opportunity to make an appointment to the Supreme Court.

Side Note: As of today, January 14, 2009, President George W. Bush, has kept Americans safe for 2689 days since the attack on our soil!

      Like Justice Thomas did after Justice Souter denied the Donofrio v. Wells case, and scheduled it for Court conference, Justice Scalia today distributed the case of Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz (Connecticut Secretary of State) for December 12th conference review after Justice Ginsberg had denied it.

     Without any fanfare or discussion, the US Supreme Court today announced that it denied hearing the case of Leo Donofrio v. Wells (NJ Secretary of State), wherein he sought an emergency stay on the Electoral College until Barack Obama’s citizenship could be verified.

     Then, just a shor time later, Justice Scalia set the Wrotnowski case for conference review at this Friday’s weekly conference. As stated in a prior post, it is highly unusual for a Justice to bring a case to the conference after another Justice had denied it. Leo Donofrio, in commenting about the Wrotnowski case, has stated that he believes that Cort Wrotnowski’s filing is substantively and procedurally more sound than his case was on its face.

      Here is a listing of the cases in the system that are questioning Obama’s citizenship and his eligibility to be the President of the United States:

Current Lawsuit Listing

This information is taken from’s “Related Lawsuits” page. I am going to endeavor to carry on what the blogger originally started. All dates in parentheses are for the latest update in that case’s category.

Use to monitor this page.

What’s this all about, anyway?

At the Supreme Court (see “Supreme Court Info” on the sidebar):

At the State level:

Defunct Cases:


         Additionally, Pennsylvania attorney Philip Berg filed for an emergency stay of the Electoral College and the Senate certification of the election.  

     President-elect Obama, lets cease this charade and produce the Damn birth certificate!!

      As noted at, the election of Obama can actually become a good thing, if the Republicans respond accordingly. Jeff Schrieber wrote that Harry Truman brought us Dwight Eisenhower and Jimmy Carter brought us Ronald Reagan.

      The challenges to Barack Obama’s eligibility did not end last night when he was elected President. Supreme Court Justice Souter did not issue an injunction to stop the election as Philip Berg had requested in his filing of Berg v. Obama, which was probably not expected to happen. However, at the same time, the request for a writ of certiorari was not denied or dismissed. In fact, the Obama team has until December 1, 2008 to respond to Mr. Berg’s motion, at which time Mr. Berg will have the opportunity to respond.

     All of this would seem to be a nuisance to the man who was just elected to be President of the United States, and as a nuisance, it could easily be put to rest…. unless there is actually something at issue within the typewritten document housed at the Hawaii Bureau of Vital Statistics. I still lay odds on Canada!

      This is the announcement from Philip Berg’s website and the Supreme Court docket:

Justice Souter’s Clerk has informed Mr. Berg that Mr. Berg’s application for an injunction to stay the November 4th election has been denied. (The U. S. Supreme Court Docket is below.)

The defendants are required to respond to the Writ of Certiorari by December first, after which Mr. Berg will have an opportunity to respond.

No. 08-570
Philip J. Berg, Petitioner
Barack Obama, et al.
Docketed: October 31, 2008
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  Case Nos.: (08-4340)
Rule 11
~~~Date~~~  ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 30 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed. (Response due December 1, 2008)
Oct 31 2008 Application (08A391) for an injunction pending disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Souter.
Nov 3 2008 Supplemental brief of applicant Philip J. Berg filed.
Nov 3 2008 Application (08A391) denied by Justice Souter.

Seventy six days to Inauguration Day, 2009.