This is a list of people who have dared to speak the truth concerning Barack Obama’s forged birth certificates, selective service registration and phony social security number. People who have dared to defend the Constitution by pointing out that Obama can not prove he meets the natural born citizenship requirement to be President or that he does not meet the requirement. I have tried to put them in to the following categories and there is some crossover:
Military Active & Retired , Citizens, Researchers & Professionals, Law Enforcement , Politicians & Candidates, Journalists/Authors, Actors and Other notables, Radio Hosts, T.V. Personalities , Websites, Grand Jury, Legal Cases
Military Active & Retired
Terry Lakin paid the price for challenging Obama’s eligibility. Courtmarshaled, stripped of his pension and denied his medical liscense. On April 13, 2010, the United States Army announced that it would court-martial Lt. Colonel Terrence Lee Lakin, a surgeon in the Army Medical Corps, for refusing to report for deployment to Afghanistan. Lakin asserted that, because of citizenship issues, Obama is not legally the Commander in Chief and, therefore, lacks the authority to send him to Afghanistan. Lakin was simply asking Obama to produce his original long form 1961 Certificate of Live Birth to prove he was eligible to be president. Obama refused.
Three retired generals publicly expressed support for Lakin. The first was Army Major General (retired) Paul E. Vallely, a senior military analyst for Fox News. In an interview, Vallely stated “I think many in the military, and many out of the military, question the natural-birth status of Barack Obama.” Following Vallely’s announcement, Army Major General (retired) Jerry Curry and Air Force Lt. General (retired) Thomas G. McInerney also expressed public support for Lakin.
On December 7, 2010, Lakin entered a guilty plea to the charges of disobeying his orders and, on December 15, 2010, a military jury convicted him on a charge of Missing Movement by Design. He was sentenced to six months confinement and dismissed from service. During the sentencing phase of the trial, the prosecution played a video that Lakin had posted online in which he challenged Obama’s eligibility. Lakin served his time at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and, on July 28, 2011, the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals granted Lakin’s request to withdraw his case from appellate review.
In February 2012, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts denied Lakin a license to practice medicine in that state because of his actions.
Four months after Lakin was imprisoned, Obama, after spending well over a million dollars fighting hundreds of legal challenges attempting to force the production of his original, 1961 birth certificate, decided to post the purported birth certificate on the White House Website on April 27, 2011. He would not release it for Terry Lakin but said he was motivated to reveal the “original” document now because he had grown “tired of all this silliness”. A law enforcement agency and countless document experts have declared the image to be an abject forgery.
Mia Marie Pope
Knew Obama in Hawaii circa 1977. Mrs. Pope came forward in October 2013 when her conscience would no longer allow her to remain silent. She revealed that everyone who knew Obama called him Barry Soetoro, that Obama was considered a liar and a fake, he used cocaine and funded that drug use by having sex with older men.
Tom is an outspoken critic of President Obama on Twitter and has some 12 thousand followers that watch his every Tweet. (@Tom_Francois) But apparently his fans aren’t the only ones hanging on his every Tweet. As Tom found out, the Secret Service has blown in a “follow” to Tom’s feed, too. But instead of laughing as Tom makes funny photo shopped, anti-Obama images and reveling in Obama’s many scandals, the Secret Service was watching and making plans to come pounding at his door to harass him for his political opinions.
On January 6, 2011, the United States Constitution was read on the floor of the House of Representatives. As the section regarding the president’s qualifications was being read, Theresa Cao shouted from the gallery, “Except Obama, except Obama. Help us, Jesus!” Cao was arrested for disrupting Congress.
Jordan determined that she was one of Barack Obama’s employers and that she had a legal obligation to see if he was eligible to work in the United States. She used a government run program called E-Verify that employers use to see if their employees are eligible, primarily by checking their SSN. After entering what Obama has declared to be his name, SSN, birth date and citizenship status she got her answer. Straight from the horse’s mouth. Obama failed the E-Verify check. Turns out the SSN that Obama is using had been flagged with a Special Indicator Code for fraud. Out of around 453 million SSN’s on the Social Security Administration’s Numident File only 46,000 of them had been flagged with a Special Indicator Code. And no it was not flagged because he was issued a new SSN when the one in question was accidently revealed on his tax return. It was flagged with a big red neon FRAUD sign because the SSN in question was never issued to him!
Researchers & Professionals
Susan Daniels, Private Investigator out of Ohio discovered Obama was using a Social Security Number that was issued from the State of Connecticut in March 1977 to someone with a Connecticut address. In March 1977 Obama was a 15 year old living in Hawaii. He never lived in Connecticut.
Neil Sankey, Private Investigator
Paul Irey, a retired professional typographer with 50 years experience says Obama’s BC an absolute forgery.
Mara Zebest, Adobe and Photoshop expert, author
Doug Voght, Imaging and document expert out of Bellevue Washington, worked on gathering evidence that proves Obama’s birth certificate is forged.
Derek J. Howell, Esq., is a decorated former Maryland state trooper.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff Department, Arizona. Arpaio put together a Cold Case Posse, headed by former Detective Mike Zullo, to investigate the birth certificate Obama posted on the White House Website on April 27, 2011. This was at the behest of 250 Maricopa County citizens. In March 2012 Arpaio held a press conference announcing that the cold case possee found probable cause evidence of forgery in the birth certificate image and Obama’s Selective Service Registration. In July 2012 Arpaio held another press conference to announce that the posse had concluded the birth certificate posted on the website was an abject forgery.
Bo Dietl Ex-NYPD homicide detective.
Richard Mack, Former Arizona Sheriff, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, www.cspoa.org
Politicians & Candidates
Joe Wilson, Don’t know what he thinks about Obama’s fake ID but he yelled out to Obama, when he was presenting his case for the Affordable Care Act, “You lie!”. Wilson was thoroughly vindicated by November 2013 when, because of the ACA, millions of people were kicked off their health care plan (after Obama said that would never happen) or had their premiums and deductibles skyrocket so they could no longer afford it (after Obama said that would never happen). So at least Wilson knows Obama’s a liar.
Michele Bachmann, Congresswoman, Minnesota 6th
Roy Blunt, US Senator from Missouri
Charles Boustany, Congressman, Louisiana 7th
Mike Coffman, Congressman, Colorado 6th
Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General
Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia
Tom DeLay, Former House Majority Leader
Larry Pittman (R), Carolina state Rep.
Trent Franks, Congressman, Arizona 2nd
Vicky Hartzler Congresswoman, Missouri 4th
J. D. Hayworth Congressman from Arizona, 1995-2007
James Inhofe US Senator from Oklahoma
John LeBoutillier Congressman from New York, 1981-83
Tim Murphy Congressman, Pennsylvania 18th
Randy Neugebauer Congressman, Texas 19th
Steve Pearce Congressman, New Mexico 2nd
Rick Perry Governor of Texas
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Congresswoman, Washington 5th
Jean Schmidt Congresswoman, Ohio 2nd
Richard Shelby US Senator from Alabama
Cliff Stearns Congressman, Florida 6th
John Sullivan Congressman, Oklahoma 1st
Tom Tancredo Congressman from Colorado, 1999-2009
David Vitter US Senator from Louisiana
Tim Walberg Congressman, Michigan 7th
Alan Keyes, Presidential and Congressional candidate
Floyd G. Brown, Radio
Pastor James Manning, The Manning Report
Pastor Carl Gallups, carlgallups.com
Bryan Fischer, Radio
Alex Jones, Radio
Michael Savage, Radio
G. Gordon Liddy, Radio
Rush Limbaugh, Radio
Bob Newman, Radio
Lou Dobbs, CNN
Thomas McInerney, Fox News military analyst
United States Justice Foundation
Accuracy in Media
Defend Our Freedoms Foundation
The Steady Drip
Jerome Corsi , World Net Daily
Joseph Farrah World Net Daily
Camille Paglia, Author
Diana West, author of ‘Death of the Grownup’, “American Betrayal’
Sharon Rondeau, The Post & Email
Les Kinsolving, Journalis WorldNetDaily
Frank Gaffney, Columnist
Pamela Barnett, Retired Military, author of ‘ Obama Never Vetted’ unlawfulpresident.com
Actors, Musicians And Other Notables
Victoria Jackson, Comic (of SNL fame)
Ted Nugent, Rock musician
Pat Boone, Singer
Dave Mustaine, Guitarist Megadeth
Lord Christopher Monckton, former advisor to Margaret Thatcher
Donald Trump, Businessman
Melania Trump, Model Wife of Donald Trump
Janine Turner Actor Maggie on Northern Exposure
Chuck Norris, Actor Walker: Texas Ranger
Wayne Allyn Root, Businessman rootforamerica.com
James Wood, Actor
David Mamet, Screen Writer
Indictment Attempts Using “Citizen Grand Juries”
Many citizens, led by Carl Swensson, sought to “finally expose the conspiracy behind President Obama’s birth certificate” by forming “citizen grand juries” to indict Obama. The “grand juries” are based on the Fifth Amendment’s premise that “no person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury”.
American Grand Jury has attempted to file multiple additional “presentments,” in at least the following courts: Alabama Federal Court – Southern District (Donald Gaines); California Federal Court – Central District (Armando Carranza); Connecticut Supreme Court (Unknown); Florida Federal Court – Northern District (Norman Caron); Kansas State Court (Wichita/18th Judicial District)H (Bradley Kramer); New Hampshire State Court (Salem District)H (Unknown); New Hampshire Federal District Court (Daniel Hunt); Tennessee Federal Court – Western District (Donald McDougall); Middle District Texas Federal Court – Western District (Lesley Lawson). To date, however, there is no indication that any of these courts have accepted the documents as filed and, therefore, they are not “pending.”
Walter Fitzpatrick III and Darren Huff
Walter Fitzpatrick III was unsuccessful in persuading the foreperson of the Monroe County, Tennessee, grand jury to indict Obama for treason because of Obama’s purported ineligibility to serve as President. In response, in April 2010, Fitzpatrick pointed out that the foreperson of the grand jury was violating State laws governing the length of time that a foreperson can serve and attempted to make a citizen’s arrest. Fitzpatrick and Darren Huff of Georgia, who assisted him, were prosecuted by Tennessee for disrupting a meeting of the grand jury.
Later that month, Huff (who was armed as is his legal right and normal practice), Carl Swensson, and others returned to Tennessee. Huff had told FBI investigators that he intended to assist Fitzpatrick in making citizen’s arrests and to have the State charges against Fitzpatrick dropped. According to the FBI, Huff carried a copy of “arrest warrants”, signed by Fitzpatrick, that accused two dozen officials as “domestic enemies of the United States engaged in treason”. Federal prosecutors charged Huff with transporting a firearm in furtherance of a civil disorder, as well as using a firearm in relation to a violent crime.
Fitzpatrick was convicted in Tennessee of disturbing a meeting and served 60 days in jail; Huff pleaded guilty to the same charge and avoided jail time.
On October 25, 2011, Huff was convicted of transporting a firearm in furtherance of a civil disorder. Huff was sentenced to four years in prison.
American Grand Jury
Mack H. Ellis Donald McDougall M.D. Tenn (Federal)
In re Am. Grand Jury, No. 3:09-mc-00215 (M.D. Tenn. Nov. 6, 2009) (summarily rejecting grand jury “presentment” challenging President Obama’s eligibility to serve as President as having no force under U.S. Constitution or law
American Grand Jury
Robert C. Laity, Robert J. Campbell W.D.N.Y. (Federal)
(W.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2009) (letter from court staff attorney explaining that court could not accept “presentment” prepared by public, seeking to indict Obama for ineligibility to hold office and related matters)
The overwhelming majority of these cases were filed by ordinary citizens representing themselves, otherwise known as Pro Se. Many in the military were plaintiffs on cases with lawyers. They challenged Obama’s forged documents, phony SSN and failure to meet the Natural Born Citizenship standard, required by the Constitution, in order to be President of the United States.
Allen v. Soetoro
Kenneth L. Allen D. Ariz. as to Request for Obama documents
D. Ariz. Jan. 29, 2010 dismissing FOIA action seeking documents
related to Obama’s eligibility No, 11-15094 (9th Cir. Jul. 23, 2012)
Allen v. Obama
Kenneth L. Allen Arizona Pima County Super. Ct. C20121046
Amended Complaint Filed Feb. 24, 2012 No appearance on behalf of Obama; AZ Democratic
Party defended Allen v. Obama et al, No. C20121046 (Ariz. Pima County Super. Ct. Feb. 24, 2012) challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot);
Allen v. Barack Obama et al v Kenneth L. Allen Arizona Pima County Super. Ct. C20121317
Notice of Appeal Filed – but appeal apparently abandoned thereafter
No appearance on behalf of Obama; AZ Democratic Party defended
Allen v. Obama et al, No. C20121317 Ariz. Pima County Super. Ct., Mar. 7, 2012 challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on the 2012 ballot
Anderson v. Obama U.S. Supreme Court No. 10-612
Daniel G. Anderson William Colliton, M.D. Richard P. Delaney, M.D. Richard Loria, M.D. Lorenzo Marcolin, M.D. Gaetano Molinari, M.D. James Ronan, M.D. Edward Sheridan, M.D. Edward Soma, M.D. Ronald Uscinski, M.D.
Anderson v. Obama, No. 10-612, 2012 WL 1969419 (U.S. Jun. 4, 2012) (denying motion for leave to file petition for rehearing in case challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, where petition sought an order compelling (a) the U.S. Marshalls to travel to Hawaii; (b) the Hawaii Department of Health to release the “original” birth certificate of Obama to the U.S. Marshalls; (c) the U.S. Marshalls to bring the certificate to the Supreme Court; and (d) the U.S. Secret Service to examine and verify whether the document is a forgery)
Ankeny v. Daniels Steve Ankeny Indiana Supreme Court
Ankeny v. Governor of the State of Indiana, No. 49D10-0812-PL-055511, 2009 WL 1632611 (Ind. Marion County Super. Ct. Mar. 16, 2009) (dismissing challenge to McCain’s and Obama’s eligibility), aff’d, 916 N.E.2d 678 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) (holding that Obama, who was born in Hawaii, is a “natural born citizen” eligible to be president), transfer denied, 929 N.E.2d 789 (Ind. 2010);
Archibald v. DOJ George H. Archibald D.D.C. (Federal)
Archibald v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, No. 1:11-cv-02028-RBW (D.D.C., Mar. 13, 2013) (dismissing FOIA case seeking information on FBI background check of Obama in 2008 presidential campaign, alleging that records could show he was not qualified to be president)
Albert E. Hendershot, Jr.
Albert E. Hendershot, Jr v Mark Kennedy, Chairman of Alabama Democratic Party, CV201102321, 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Jefferson County Alabama. Challenging Obama’s eligibility and forged identity.
Berg v. Obama
On August 21, 2008, Pennsylvania attorney Philip J. Berg, a Democrat and former deputy state attorney general, filed a complaint alleging that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, and was therefore a citizen of Kenya or possibly Indonesia, where he lived as a child.
Barnett et al v Obama et al Pamela Barnett C.D. Cal. (Federal)
Motion to Transfer Motion for Reconsideration (Aug 2012) DENIED
9th Circuit: Kreep as Atty: H09-56827H Taitz as Atty: 10-55084
No. 11-1225 (Keyes et al v. Obama) Writ of Mandamus
Barnett v. Obama, No. 8:09-cv-00082, 2009 WL 3861788 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 29, 2009) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility; criticizing conduct of plaintiff’s counsel in case filed on behalf of active and former military personnel, state representatives, taxpayers, relatives, and political candidates), order clarified, 2009 WL 8557250 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 16, 2009), aff’d sub nom. Drake v. Obama, 664 F.3d 774 (9th Cir., 2011), reh’g and reh’g en banc denied, Nos. 09-56827, 10-55084 (Feb. 2, 2012), cert denied, 132 S. Ct. 2748 (U.S. Jun. 11, 2012); motion for recon, No. 8:09-cv-00082 (Aug 31, 2012) (denying petition for rehearing/reopening of case in district court)
Brockhausen v. Andrade
Jody A. Brockhausen
Texas State Court Williamson County, (368th Judicial District) 08-1001-C365 Brockhausen v. Andrade, No. 08-1001-C368 (Tex. Williamson County Dist. Ct. (368th) Jan. 22, 2009) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Broe v. Reed
Washington State Supreme Court 82473-8 Broe v. Reed, No. 82473-8 (Wash. Jan. 8, 2009) (dismissing writ of mandamus challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Cohen v. Obama
L. Charles Cohen D.D.C. (Federal) No. 09-5012
Cohen v. Obama, No. 1:08-cv-02150, 2008 WL 5191864 (D.D.C. Dec. 11, 2008) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility), aff’d, 332 F. App’x. 640 (D.C. Cir. 2009) (per curiam), reh’g and reh’g en banc denied, No. 09-5012 (D.C. Cir. Nov. 25, 2009);
Collette v. Obama et al
Fla. Circuit Court (6th Cir) No. 512012CA2041WS Collette v Obama et al, No. 512012CA2041WS (Fla. 6th Cir. Ct., Sept. 9, 2012 (dismissing complaint seeking to prevent Obama from appearing on 2012 ballot)
Daniels v. Husted, No. 12M000653 Ohio
Susan Daniels Ohio Common Pleas Ct Geauga County No. 12M000653 dismissing complaint filed seeking to prevent Obama from being on ballot in Ohio 2012 general election) Geauga County Misc. No. #223 In re: Daniels, Misc. No. 223 (Oh. Commn Pleas Ct, filed Sept. 12, 2012) (affidavit filed pursuant to Oh. Rev. Code. § 2935.09).8
Dawson v. Obama
Kenneth D. Dawson E.D. Cal. (Federal) 2:08cv02754
Dawson v. Obama, No. 2:08cv02754, 2009 WL 532617 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 2, 2009) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Dean v. Obama
Thomas Dean New York Board of Elections No number Assigned In re Objection of Thomas Dean, No Number Assigned, (N.Y Board of Elections Determination Feb. 28, 2011) (rejecting petition challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot and finding that petition designating Obama as candidate is valid);
Kerchner v. Obama
On January 20, 2009, Attorney Mario Apuzzo filed a lawsuit in federal court, on behalf of Charles Kerchner and other plaintiffs, suing President-Elect Barack Obama, the United States Congress, Dick Cheney, and Nancy Pelosi alleging Obama was ineligible to be president, and that Congress failed to verify Obama’s eligibility.
Donofrio v. Wells
In October 2008, Leo Donofrio, an attorney from New Jersey, filed suit against Nina Mitchell Wells to challenge the eligibility of Obama, Republican presidential candidate John McCain (see details here) and the Socialist Workers Party candidate Roger Calero. Donofrio asserted that all three candidates were ineligible: Obama due to having dual U.S. and British nationality at birth (the latter via Obama’s father), McCain due to being born in the Panama Canal Zone, and Calero due to allegedly still having Nicaraguan citizenship.
Donofrio was not among those who claimed Obama might have been born outside Hawaii. Also, Donofrio did not challenge the fact that Obama is a U.S. citizen and instead challenged only whether Obama is a natural-born citizen.
Barnett v. Obama
On January 20, 2009, Orly Taitz filed a lawsuit in federal court, Alan Keyes et al v. Barack H. Obama et al against Obama, with Wiley Drake as one of the named parties. On July 13, 2009, the presiding judge dismissed the case without prejudice on technical grounds, and on July 14, 2009, Taitz refiled a “First Amended Complaint” Captain Pamela Barnett v. Barack Hussein Obama on behalf of Alan Keyes, Wiley Drake, Cynthia Davis, Gail Lightfoot, several other local politicians, and various armed service members. Taitz sought a declaratory judgment that Obama is ineligible for office and an injunction to void his actions and appointments as President.
Hollister v. Soetoro
On March 5, 2009, a lawsuit filed by Philip Berg on behalf of Gregory S. Hollister, a retired Air Force colonel, against Barack Obama (referenced as “Barry Soetoro”, the name given at the time of his enrollment in an Indonesian elementary school). Berg’s local counsel, was John Hemenway. (Hemenway is a brillent retired attorney in his late 80’s you should read his work on this case.)
Cook v. Good
On February 1, 2009, Stefan F. Cook, a Major in the United States Army Reserve, contacted Taitz via e-mail, asking to be part of her lawsuit. On May 8, he volunteered to serve for one year in Afghanistan beginning on July 15, 2009. The Army accepted his offer and ordered him to report on that date. On July 8, however, he filed suit, with Taitz as his lawyer, seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector, arguing that his deployment orders were invalid because Obama was not a natural-born U.S. citizen, and therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
Dummett et al v. Bowen
John Albert Dummett, r.; Markham Robinson; The Constitution Party; Gil Houston; Larry Lakamp; Milo L. Johnson; Joe Ott
California Superior Court Sacramento County No. 34-2012-800010913rd App. District No. C072854 Dummett at al v. Bowen, No. 34-2012-80001091(Cal. Sacramento Cty. Sup. Ct., Oct. 26, 2012) (dismissing birther case seeking to prevent placement of Obama on 2012 general election ballot)
Essek v. Obama
Daniel John Essek
E.D. Ky. (Federal) 08-379-GFVT
Essek v. Obama, No. 6:08-cv-00379 (E.D. Ky., Jan. 15, 2009) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Fair v. Obama
Maryland Carroll County Circuit Court 06-C-12-060692 Md. Ct. Sp. App. No. 2012-128712 Fair v. Obama, No. 06C12060692 (Md. Carroll Cty. Cir. Ct., Aug. 27, 2012 (relying on Ankeny and Wong Kim Ark to hold that Obama is a “natural born citizen” eligible to serve as President) Tracy has worked on this for well over a year. This case is pending.
Freeman v. Obama
Benjamin C. Freeman
Illinois. Bd. of Elections Objection ID: 1306
Freeman v. Obama, No. 12 SOEB GE 112 (Ill. Bd. Elections, Sept. 17, 2012) (overruling objection filed seeking to keep Obama off general election ballot in 2012 on grounds that he is not a “natural born citizen”; relying on prior decision (12 SOEB GP 103) which held that Obama’s long form birth certificate sufficiently established birth in the United States)
Galasso v. Obama
New Jersey Office of Secretary of State OAL No. STE 04588-12
Galasso v Obama, No. STE 04588-12 (N.J. Adm. Apr. 10, 2012) (initial decision rejecting challenge to Obama’s 2012 nominating position and finding that, assuming Obama was born in Hawaii, he is a “natural born citizen” eligible for the presidency per Ankeny and Wong Kim Ark), decision adopted as final (NJ Secy of State Apr. 12, 2012);
Garvey v. Obama
New York Board of Elections No Number Assigned In re Objection of Christopher Garvey, No Number Assigned, (N.Y Board of Elections Determination Feb. 28, 2011) (rejecting petition challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot and finding that petition designating Obama as candidate is valid); petition for writ of mandamus denied, Garvey v. N.Y. Board of Elections, No. 12-002764 (N.Y. Supreme Ct., Nassau Cty, Mar. 6, 2012);
Greenberg v. Brunner
Carol L. Greenberg
Ohio State Court Wood Cty. Com. Pleas Ct H2008CV1024
Greenberg v. Brunner, No. 2008CV1024 (Ohio Wood County Ct. Com. Pl. Jan. 14, 2009) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility; assessing costs against plaintiff);
Grinols et al v. Electoral College et al
James Grinols; Keith Judd; Thomas MacLeran; Edward Noonan; Robert Odden
E.D. Cal. (Federal) 2:2012-cv-02997
Pending Petition for Writ of Mandamus (No. 13-70744)
Grinols et al v. Electoral College et al, No. 2:2012-cv-02997 (E.D. Cal., filed Dec. 12, 2012) (complaint seeking, among other things, declaration that Obama is not eligible for Presidency and stay of various election-related events).
Rhodes v. Macdonald
In September 2009, Taitz filed Rhodes v. MacDonald (Colonel Thomas MacDonald – Garrison Commander, Fort Benning, Georgia) on behalf of Captain Connie Rhodes, a U.S. Army physician, sought a restraining order to stop Rhodes’ forthcoming deployment to Iraq. In the request for a restraining order, Taitz argued the order was illegal since Obama was illegally serving as President. On September 16, federal judge Clay D. Land (the same judge who heard Cook v. Good) rejected the motion and denounced it as frivolous.
Taitz v. Obama
On January 27, 2010, Taitz, in propria persona, filed a petition for writ of quo warranto. On April 14, 2010, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth dismissed the petition; and, alluding to the novel Don Quixote, he wrote, “The Court is not willing to go tilting at windmills with her.”
Taitz v. Astrue
In February 2011, Taitz filed, in propria persona, a Freedom of Information Act suit against the Social Security Administration, alleging the agency improperly refused to disclose to her information about Obama’s social security number.
Taitz v. Ruemmler
Taitz sought to compel White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler under FOIA to grant access to Obama’s “long form” birth certificate.
Citizens who filed legal challenges Pro Se
Archibald v. U.S. Department of Justice
In November 2011, George Archibald filed a FOIA suit seeking “information regarding Obama’s birth in 1961, family background, citizenship, residency, immigration, expatriation/repatriation, and other matters related to Obama’s origins and nationality generated during the FBI’s 2008 investigation of presidential candidates.”
Sibley v. Obama
Retired attorney Blair Sibley has filed several challenges arguing that Obama does not meet the Natural Born Citizenship requirement as established in the Constitution.
Martin v. Lingle
On October 17, 2008, another lawsuit challenging Obama’s eligibility was filed in a state circuit court of Hawaii by Andy Martin.
The case was referred to the Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas. When the case reached the United States Supreme Court on December 8, 2008, the Court declined without comment to hear it.
Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz
On October 31, 2008, Greenwich resident and health-food-store owner Cort Wrotnowski filed a suit in the Connecticut Supreme Court against then Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz challenging the authenticity of presidential candidate Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate.
Keyes v. Bowen
On November 14, 2008, Alan Keyes and Markham Robinson, chairman of the American Independent Party and a California candidate for president elector, filed a lawsuit requesting that Obama provide documentation that he is a natural-born citizen of the United States. Keyes also said in an interview that he would not be in favor of amending this requirement of the Constitution.Keyes asserts that statements by Obama’s paternal step-grandmother “raise doubts as to whether Barack Obama is in fact a natural born U.S. citizen, eligible to be president.”
Ankeny v. Governor of the State of Indiana
In December 2008, Steve Ankeny and Bill Kruse filed a “Petition for Extraordinary Writ of Prohibition” against the Governor of Indiana to block “any popular votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden for the appointment as Chief Electors
Taitz v. Fuddy
In August 2011, Taitz filed, in propria persona, a suit against the director of the Hawaii Department of Health, seeking to review Obama’s “long form” birth certificate. On October 12, 2011, the Hawaii Circuit Court dismissed Taitz’s suit.
A lawsuit filed by Albert Hendershot in December 2011 alleged Obama’s birth certificate was forged and that he was ineligible to be on the Alabama primary ballot.
A lawsuit filed in an Arizona superior court by Kenneth Allen (Allen v. Arizona Democratic Party) alleged that Obama was not a natural-born citizen because his father “was a resident of Kenya and thus a British citizen”. Allen argued that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Minor v. Happersett required a natural-born citizen to be born in the U.S. of two U.S. citizen parents;
Gary Kreep (one of the attorneys who filed Barnett v. Obama) filed on the behalf of seven other Californians a lawsuit demanding that the California Secretary of State verify the eligibility of all presidential candidates before putting them on the ballot.
Two lawsuits filed in state court, including one filed by Larry Klayman, seek to have Obama declared ineligible. Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona, submitted in support of Klayman’s suit an affidavit stating “there is probable cause that [Obama’s birth certificate] is a forgery.” Klayman also sent Arpaio a subpoena directing him to appear in the Florida courtroom.
Several Georgian citizens (Carl Swensson and another Georgian represented by Georgia state representative Mark Hatfield, a Georgian represented by Taitz, and a Georgian represented by Irion) filed challenges with the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, regarding Obama’s inclusion on the March primary ballot. Kemp referred the challenges to Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi, an administrative law judge, who denied Obama’s motion to dismiss them and scheduled a hearing for January 26.
On January 23, Malihi denied Obama’s motion to quash a subpoena issued by Taitz to compel Obama to appear, saying that Obama did not show why he should not be at the hearing or how his testimony would not be helpful. On January 25, Obama’s attorney requested that Kemp halt the proceedings, and indicated that Obama would no longer participate in the litigation pending Kemp’s decision. Kemp denied their request and warned that their non-participation would be “at your own peril”.
Neither Obama nor his attorney appeared at the January 26 hearing. This normally would result in a default order, but the challengers requested Malihi to allow them to go ahead with the hearing and rule on “the merits of their arguments and evidence”. Taitz called eight witnesses (including herself), and presented seven exhibits in support of her claims that Obama was not a natural-born citizen, has used multiple names, has multiple Social Security numbers, and used a fake birth certificate. Taitz asked Malihi to find Obama in contempt for failing to appear.On February 3, Malihi recommended that Obama remain on the ballot.
Three challenges were filed against Obama’s inclusion on the Illinois ballot, including one that challenged his birth certificate.
On February 24, Taitz appeared as a witness on the behalf of two residents of Indiana who had filed with the Indiana Election Commission a challenge to Obama’s eligibility. The challengers demanded a default judgment against Obama, as neither he nor a representative appeared at the hearing; this motion was unanimously denied by the commission.
Taitz argued that the President’s surname was not Obama, that he was not a natural-born citizen, and that he was using a stolen Social Security number.
In February 2012, Taitz sued the Mississippi state Democratic Party and the Mississippi Secretary of State alleging Obama was not a natural born citizen. Taitz accused the party of aiding and abetting in forgery and fraud when it submitted to the court a copy of Obama’s birth certificate. In response, the party filed with the court a certified verification from Hawaii’s State Registrar attesting to the accuracy of Obama’s birth certificate. Taitz accused the registrar of being complicit with the forgery.
In November 2011, Taitz, backed by four New Hampshire state legislators, filed a complaint with the state’s Ballot Law Commission challenging Obama’s eligibility to compete in the primary election.
In April 2012, Mario Apuzzo (the attorney who filed Kerchner v. Obama) argued to an administrative law judge on behalf of two New Jersey residents that Obama had yet to prove his identity and eligibility, and thus should not be placed on the ballot.
A lawsuit filed by Charles Kerchner (lead plaintiff in Kerchner v. Obama) was dismissed on March 1, 2012, on the ground that the court had jurisdiction only to hear challenges to defects in the nominating papers, which did not include questions about Obama’s status as a natural-born citizen. Two other suits, including one filed by Philip Berg (plaintiff in Berg v. Obama), were similarly dismissed.
In May 2012, Thomas Scheveck filed a complaint with the South Dakota Board of Elections, arguing that Obama is not a natural-born citizen because his father was not a U.S. citizen. Scheveck cited the Supreme Court’s ruling in Minor v. Happersett to support his claim that only a person born of two American parents can qualify as a natural-born citizen. Scheck also alleged Obama had been using a fraudulent birth certificate and Social Security Number.
On September 13, 2012, a state board rejected three challenges to Obama’s placement on the November ballot, finding the challenges were raising arguments that had been previously rejected and based on “an incorrect legal interpretation of what constitutes a ‘natural born citizen'”.
Taitz filed a lawsuit in Indiana, and attempted to subpoena Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his assistants, Mike Zullo, to compel them to testify about the results of their investigation into Obama’s birth certificate. Zullo indicated the two did not intend to attend the trial, stating, “We don’t want our information tainted by a circus show”.
On September 10, 2012, Joe Montgomery filed a challenge to Obama being on the ballot, claiming that Obama’s birth certificate was “doctored” and that he was not a natural-born citizen because he lacked two U.S. citizen parents. On September 14, Montgomery claimed there was “animosity and intimidation” directed at him as well as his “personal and professional associations,” and withdrew his objection.
In a lawsuit initiated by Taitz, she claimed Obama’s birth certificate and Social Security Number are fake, and sought to disqualify him from the ballot.
Liberty Legal Foundation v. National Democratic Party
In October 2011, the Liberty Legal Foundation filed suit in Arizona, seeking to enjoin the Democratic National Committee from certifying Obama as its nominee for the 2012 U.S. presidential election on the ground that he did not have two citizen parents and thus, it contended, was not a natural-born citizen.
Tisdale v. Obama
On January 17, 2012, Charles Tisdale of Virginia brought a civil action before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In the suit, Tisdale alleged that Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul each had a non-citizen parent, and therefore should be barred from the November 6, 2012, presidential ballot in Virginia. An amicus brief was filed in support of the Plaintiff by attorney Mario Apuzzo.
Sibley v. D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics
In June 2012, Sibley filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the District of Columbia’s Board of Elections and Ethics to respond to his challenge that Obama is not a natural-born citizen and thus ineligible to stand for the 2012 general election.
Daniels v. Ohio Secretary of State
In July 2012, Susan Daniels filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the Ohio Secretary of State from placing Obama’s name on the November 2012 ballot due to his alleged use of a fraudulent Social Security number.
Epperly v. Obama
In July 2012, Gordon Epperly sued the Alaska Division of Elections to force it to obtain Obama’s birth certificate before it places him on the ballot.
House v. Obama
On August 10, 2012, Todd House, a doctor and presidential write-in candidate, filed a lawsuit alleging Obama was born in Kenya and not a natural-born citizen. In dismissing the suit, the court ruled that Congress, and not it, was empowered under the U.S. Constitution to determine the president’s eligibility.
Begay v. Obama
Arnold Begay, a federal prisoner filed a lawsuit claiming Obama was not a natural-born citizen and sought a court order demanding Obama to produce a sample of his DNA.
Paige v. Vermont
H. Brooke Paige, who lost the 2012 Vermont primary election for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, sued the State of Vermont seeking to prevent Obama’s name from appearing on the ballot. The lawsuit was prepared by Mario Apuzzo (the attorney who filed Kerchner v. Obama), but Paige represented himself in court as Apuzzo was not licensed in Vermont. In October 2013, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled Obama’s re-election mooted Paige’s appeal, and dismissed the case. It is in the process of appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Grinols v. Obama
On December 13, 2012, Taitz filed in Sacramento, California a lawsuit of behalf of James Grinols (a Republican elector from Minnesota), Robert Odden (a Libertarian elector from Minnesota), Keith Judd (a federal prisoner who was on the West Virginia Democratic primary ballot), Edward Noonan (who won the American Independent Party presidential primary in California), and Thomas MacLeran (who filed to run as a Republican for president) seeking to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College’s vote. The lawsuit also sought to prevent California officials from certifying the election results from the 2012 presidential election.
Guthrie v. Obama
Paul A. Guthrie S.D. Ind. (Federal)
Guthrie v. Obama, No. 1:13-cv-00080-JMS-DKL (S.D. Ind. Jan 19, 2013) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President).
Guthrie v. USA et al
S.D. Ind. (Federal)
Guthrie v. Obama, No. 1:13-cv-0234SEB-DKL (S.D. Ind. Jan 19, 2013) (case challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President
Hackney v. Obama
Patrick D. Hackney
Alaska Division of Elections No Number Assigned
Hackney v. Obama, No Number Assigned (Alaska Div. of Elections (Gail Fenumiai, Director) May 29, 2012) (dismissing petition challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on the 2012 ballot);
Hamblin v Obama, (Obama & McCain)
Clark Hamblin D. Ariz. (Federal)
Hamblin v. Obama, 2:09cv00410, 2009 WL 2513986 (D. Ariz. Aug. 14, 2009) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s and McCain’s eligibility), appeal dismissed, 09-17014 (9th Cir. Nov. 6, 2009)
Hamrick v. Fukino
Hamrick v. Fukino, No. 1:08-cv-00544 ACK-KSC, 2009 WL 1404535 (D. Haw. May 20, 2009) (dismissing case seeking copy of Obama’s certified birth certificate to determine whether he is natural born citizen)
Hendershot v. Mark Kennedy
Albert E. Hendershot
Alabama Jefferson County-Birmingham Cir. Ct. No. 01-CV-2011-002321.0014
Hendershot v. Kennedy, No. 01-CV-2011-002321.00 (Al. Jefferson Cty. Cir. Ct. Jan. 9, 2012) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility to appear on 2012 ballot)
Herbert v. United States, et al
M.D. Fla. (Federal) 11th Circuit: 09-10661 HAPPEAL
Herbert v. United States, et al, No. 3:08cv01201 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 20, 2009) (dismissing complaint alleging, among other things, that Obama is not natural born citizen), appeal dismissed, No. 09-10661 (11th Cir. Aug. 3, 2009) (dismissing appeal as frivolous and wholly without merit), cert. denied, 130 S. Ct. 562 (2009), reh’g denied, 130 S.Ct. 1169 (2010)
House v. Obama et al
Todd L. House
Kentucky Commnw. Court (Franklin County) No. 12-CI-01048
House v. Obama, et al, No. 12-CI-01048 (Ky. Commonw. Ct., Oct. 1, 2012) (dismissing case seeking to prevent Obama from placement on 2012 general election ballot)
Hunter v. US Supreme Court, et al
Darrel Reece Hunter
N.D. Tex. (Federal) 5th Circuit: No. 09-10246 No. 10-10009
Hunter v. U.S. Supreme Court, No. 2:08cv00232, 2009 WL 111683, (N.D. Tex., Jan. 16, 2009), (dismissing case alleging, among other things, that Obama is not eligible), appeal dismissed, No. 09-10246 (5th Cir. July 23, 2009), No. 10-10009 (Feb. 4, 2010), No. 10-100064 (Apr. 9, 2010)
Jackson v. Obama
Illinois Board of Elections Objection ID: 1230 |
Election ID: 32 12 SOEB GP 104
Challenge OVERRULED Finding Obama is NBC
(Hearing Officer Recommendation)
Jackson v. Obama, 12 SOEB GP 104 (Ill. Bd. of Elections Hearing Officer Recommendation Jan. 27, 2012) (overruling objection to Obama’s placement on 2012 primary ballot; finding that Obama’s long form birth certificate “clearly establishes” his eligibility for office as a “Natural Born Citizen”), objection overruled (Ill. Bd. of Elections, Feb. 3, 2012)
Jackson v. Obama
Michael D. Jackson
Ill. Bd. of Elections Objection ID: 1307
Jackson v. Obama, No. 12 SOEB GE 113 (Ill. Bd. Elections, Sept. 17, 2012) (overruling objection filed seeking to keep Obama off general election ballot in 2012 on grounds that he is not a “natural born citizen”; relying on prior decision (12 SOEB GP 104) which held that Obama’s long form birth certificate sufficiently established birth in the United States);
Irion v. Obama
Van R. Irion
New Hampshire HAVA Complaint Disposition unknown
Jordan v. Reed
Thurston County No. 12-2-01763-5 WA Supreme Court No. 878374 Jordan v. Secretary of State Sam Reed, No. 12-2-01763-5, 2012 WL 4739216 (Wash. Super. Ct. Aug. 27, 2012) (dismissing as frivolous plaintiff’s complaint seeking to prevent state from including Obama on 2012 ballot), did not say why it was frivolous. Jordan was fined $13,000 for challenging Obama’s use of fake ID to get on the ballot , No. 878374 (Dec. 5, 2012)
Judd v. State Sec’y of State of California et al
Keith Russell Judd C.D. Cal. (Federal) No. 2:2011-cv-05440
Judd v. Cal. Secy of State et al, No. 2:2011-cv-05440 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2012 order) (denying motion for relief from judgment seeking, among other things, removal of Obama from 2012 general election ballot on “natural born citizen” grounds; referring to arguments as “insubstantial or frivolous”)
Justice v. Fuddy
Dr. Robert V. Justice
Hawaii State Circuit Court 1CC09-1-000783
Justice v. Fuddy, No. 1CC09-1-000783 (Haw. Cir. Ct. Oct. 9, 2009) (dismissing case seeking access to records allegedly relevant to Obama’s eligibility), aff’d 253 P.3d 665 (Haw. Ct. App. 2011), as corrected (Apr. 26, 2011)
Liberty Legal Found. v. Nat’l Democratic Party of USA, et al
John Dummett; Leonard Volodarsky; Creg Maroney
D. Ariz. (Federal) 9th Circuit No. 12-16729
Liberty Legal Found. v. Nat’l Democratic Party of the USA, et al, No. 2:11-cv-02089-SRB (D Ariz. Jul. 11,
2011) (dismissing complaint seeking to prevent Obama from being on 2012 ballot; warning plaintiff’s
attorney that knowingly continuing to bring claims that have previously been dismissed may warrant sanctions in the future”)
Lightfoot v. Bowen
CA Supreme Court No. H168690
Lightfoot v. Bowen, No. S168690 (Cal. Dec. 5, 2008) (dismissing petition for writ of mandate and stay), application for stay denied, 129 S. Ct. 1053 No. 08A524 (Jan. 26, 2009)
Maathai v. Obama
Wangari Muta Maathi
M.D. Tenn. Federal Court No. 3:12-mc-00048;
Maathai v. Obama, No. 3:12-cv-00910 (M.D. Tenn., Sept. 4, 2012) (dismissing purported whistleblower case seeking ouster of President Obama on grounds that he does not qualify as “natural born citizen” due to alleged Kenyan birth and fact that he did not have two US citizen parents at birth);
Mackay v. Obama
Donald Francis Mackay, Jr.
E.D. Pa. (Federal Court) No. 2:11-cv-05458-JP
3rd Circuit: No. 11-3862 3rd Circuit: No. 11-3967
Mackay v. Obama, No. 2:11-CV-05458-JP (E.D. Pa. Oct. 6, 2011) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility), appeal voluntarily dismissed, No. 11- 3862 (3rd Cir. Nov. 2, 2011), appeal dismissed, No 11-3967 (Dec. 8, 2011)
Marquis v. Reed
WA State Court King County Superior Ct. 08-2-34955-1 SEA
Marquis v. Reed, No. 08-2-34955-1 SEA (Wash. King County Super. Ct. Oct. 27, 2008) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility)
McInnish v. Chapman
Alabama Supreme Court No. 1110664
Mcinnish v. Chapman, No. 1110665 (Ala. Mar. 27, 2012) (denying petition for writ of mandamus to require secretary of state to order Obama to produce original birth certificate)
McInnish v. Chapman
Alabama Superior Court (Montgomery County) No. 3-CV-2012-001053
Ala. S.Ct. No. 1120465 Pending
Mcinnish v. Chapman, No. 03-CV-2012-001053(Al. Cir. Ct. Dec. 7, 2012) (granting motion to dismiss complaint challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on the ballot);
McLanahan v. Obama
E.D. Wash. (Federal) 2:11-cv-00374-EFS
McLanahan v. Obama, No. 2:11-CV-00374-EFS (E.D. Wash. Oct. 13, 2011) (dismissing complaint challenging, among other things, Obama’s eligibility)
Meroni et al v. McHenry County Grand Jury Foreman et al.
Sharon A. Meroni
Illinois 22nd Judicial Dist. McHenry County, IL, Case No 09mr399
Meroni v. McHenry Cty. Grand Jury Foreman, No. 09mr339 (Ill. Cir. Ct. (22nd Dist.) Jan. 20, 2010) (dismissing case seeking to compel grand jury investigation into Obama’s eligibility);
Meroni et al v. Obama
Chris Cleveland, and Stephen Boulton
Ill. Bd. of Elections Objection ID: 1242 | Election ID: 32
Meroni et al v. Obama, 12 SOEB GP 104 (Ill. Bd. of Elections Hearing Officer Recommendation Jan. 27, 2012) (Obama’s birth certificate “clearly establishes” his eligibility for office as a “Natural Born Citizen”), objection overruled (Ill. State Bd. of Elections, Feb. 3, 2012);
Montgomery v. Obama
Kansas. Bd. Elections No. ___________ Montgomery v. Obama, No. _______ (Kansas Bd. Of Elections, Sept __, 2012) (ballot challenge seeking to keep Obama of 2012 general election ballot on grounds he is not “natural born citizen”)
Morrow v. Obama
Susan A. Morrow
S.D. Fla. (Federal) 1:08-cv-22345
Morrow v. Barak Humane Obama, No. 1:08-cv-22345 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 9, 2009) (dismissing complaint challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Neal v. Brunner
David M. Neal
Ohio State Court Warren Cty. Com. Pleas Ct H2008CV72726
Neal v. Brunner, No. 2008CV72726 (Ohio Ct. Com. Pl. Warren County Nov. 17, 2008) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Neely v. Obama
Gerald Lee Neely
E.D. Mich. (Federal) 2:08-cv-15243
Neely v. Obama, 2:08-cv-15243 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 4, 2009) (dismissing case challenging, among other things, Obama’s eligibility)
Noonan et al v. Bowen & Obama
Edward C. Noonan, Pamela Barnett, Sharon
Chickering, George Miller, Tony Dolz, Neil Turner, Gary Wilmott
Superior Court of Ca. Sacramento County 2012-80001048 Cal. Third Appellate Dist. No. C071764 Noonan v. Bowen et al, No. 2012-80001048 (Cal. Sacramento Cty. Super. Ct., July 5, 2012) (dismissing case seeking to challenge Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot)
Paige v. Obama
H. Brooke Paige
Vermont Superior Court Washington County No. 611-8-12 Vermont Supreme Court No. 2012-439 Paige v. Obama, No. 611-8-12 WNCV (Vt. Super. Ct. Nov. 14, 2012) (dismissing complaint seeking to prevent Obama from being placed in 2012 general election ballot; relying in Ankeny (916 N.E.2d 678) to find that persons born in U.S. is “are ‘natural born Citizens’ for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents); see also Order Denying Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (Sept. 21, 2012) (“[t]he common law of England, the American colonies, and later the United States, all support one interpretation only: “that persons born within the borders of the United States are ‘natural born Citizens’ for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the citizenship of their parents”) (citing Ankeny). This case is on Appeal.
Patriot’s Heart Media Network v. Illinois Board of Elections
Illinois State Court, McHenry County No. 10CH000605
Patriot’s Heart Media Network v. Ill. Bd. of Elections, No. 10CH000605 (Ill. McHenry Cty. Chancery. Ct. Mar. 8, 2010) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on ballot)
In re Paul Andrew MitchellF23
Paul Andrew Mitchell
E.D. Pa. (Federal) 2:08-cv-04083-RBS
Writ of Mandamus (08-4443) 304 Fed.Appx. 113, 2008 WL 5381436
proceeding in 3rd Cir.) In Re Paul Andrew Mitchell, 304 F. App’x. 113 (3rd Cir., Dec. 22, 2008) (denying petition for writ of mandamus regarding challenge to Obama’s eligibility);
Powell v. Obama
Kevin Richard Powell
Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings OSAH-SECSTATE-CE-1216823-60-MALIHI Powell v. Obama, No. OSAH-SECSTATE-CE-1216823-60-MALIHI (Ga. Office of St. Admin. Hrg. Feb. 3, 2012) (rejecting challenge to Obama’s eligibility to appear on 2012 ballot; finding that Obama was born in U.S. and is a “natural born citizen), decision adopted as final (Ga. Sec’y State Feb. 7, 2012);
Purpura v. Sebelius
Nicholas E. Purpura, Donald R Laster Jr D.N.J. (Federal) 3:10-cv-04814-FLW-DEA No. 11-2303 No. 11-7275
Purpura v. Sebelius, No. 3:10-CV-04814, 2011 WL 1547768, (D. N.J. Apr. 21, 2011) (dismissing case challenging Patient Protection and Affordable Care on various grounds, including that was not signed into law by a person eligible to be President of the United States), aff’d, 446 F. App’x 496 (3d Cir. 2011) cert. denied, 132 S. Ct. 1037 (U.S. 2012) reh’g denied, No. 11-7275, 2012 WL 538800 (U.S. Feb. 21, 2012)
Reade v. Galvin
William F. Reade
D. Mass (Federal) No. 1:12-cv-11492
1st Cir. No. 12-2406
Reade v. Galvin, No. 1:12-cv-11492, 2012 WL 5385683 (D. Mass. Oct. 30, 2012) (dismissing complaint filed against Massachusetts Secretary of State for allegedly refusing to consider plaintiff’s challenge to Obama’s eligibility to be included on 2012 primary ballot; finding that Reade does not have standing to challenge eligibility in court)
Rhodes v. Gates
W.D. Tex. (Federal)
Rhodes v. Gates, 5:09-cv-00703-XR (W.D.Tex., Aug. 28, 2009) (denying TRO seeking to stay military orders due to challenge to Obama’s eligibility) The Appellate Court affirmed the Secretary of State’s Decision: “We affirm substantially for the reasons set forthin ALJ Jeff S. Masin’s thorough and thoughtful written opinion of April 10, 2012, as adopted by the Secretary on April 12,2012.”
Rhodes v. MacDonald
M.D. Ga. (Federal) 670 F.Supp.2d 1363 11th Circuit Rhodes v. MacDonald, No. 409-CV-106CDL, 2009 WL 2997605 (M.D. Ga. Sept. 16, 2009) (denying TRO seeking to stay military orders due to challenge to Obama’s eligibility; criticizing complaint as frivolous), recons. denied, 2009 WL 3111834 (Sept. 18, 2009), subsequent order, 670 F. Supp. 2d 1363 (M.D. Ga. 2009) (imposing $20,000 sanction for violating Rule 11), aff’d, 368 Fed.Appx. 949, (11th Cir. 2010), reh’g denied, No. 09-15418-BB (11th Cir. May 14, 2010), app. for stay denied, 131 S.Ct. 44 (2010), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 918 (2011);
Riethmiller v. Electors for State of Alabama
M.D. Ala. (Federal Court) No. 2:12-cv-00823-SRW
Riethmiller v. Electors for State of Alabama, 2012 WL 5042026 (M.D. Ala. Oct. 2, 2012) report and recommendation adopted, 2:12-CV-823-WKW, 2012 WL 5045219 (M.D. Ala. Oct. 18, 2012) (dismissing claim seeking, among other things, injunction preventing defendants from placing candidate Obama on the ballot for the November 2012 election and declaration that Obama is ineligible to hold office of President as he is not a “natural born” citizen);
Ripley v. Obama
Valeria I. Ripley
Indiana Election Commission No. 2012-163 Ripley v. Obama, No. 2012-163 (Ind. Election Comm’n Feb. 24, 2012) (denying objection seeking to keep Obama off 2012 ballot on grounds that he is not a “natural born citizen”)
Scheveck v. Obama
South Dakota Board of Elections Scheveck v. Obama, No Number Assigned (S.D. Bd. of Elections May 11, 2011) (dismissing HAVA complaint challenging Obama’s eligibility to appear on ballot);
Sorenson v. Kennedy
Alabama State Court Jefferson-Birmingham County 01-CV-2011-0023.00
Sorenson v. Kennedy, No. 01-CV-2011-0023.00 (Ala. Montgomery Cty. Cir. Ct. Jan. 19, 2012) (dismissing complaint challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot);
Spuck v. Secretary of State
Ohio State Court Erie County C.P. 2008CV1116
Spuck v. Secretary of State, No. 2008CV1116 (Ohio Erie County Ct. Com. Pl. ____, 2008) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Sullivan v. Secretary of State
Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan
North Carolina Superior Court 08-cv-1076
Sullivan v. N.C. Sec’y of State, No. 08CV-1076 (N.C. Super. Ct. Oct. 29, 2008) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility)
Sunahara v. Hawii. Dept. of Health
Hawaii State District Court 1st Circuit No. 1cc12-1-000006 Haw. Ct. App. No. CAAP-12-0000501 Sunahara v. Haw. Dept. of Health, No. 1cc12-1-000006 (Haw. 1st Dist. Ct., Mar. 8, 2012) (complaint seeking access to birth/death records of Sunahara based on alleged connection to Obama’s eligibility)
Swensson v. Obama
Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings
OSAH-SECSTATE-CE-1216218-60-MALIHI Swensson v. Obama, No. OSAH-SECSTATE-CE-1216218-60-MALIHI (Ga. Office of St. Admin. Hrg. Feb. 3, 2012) (rejecting challenge to Obama’s eligibility to appear on 2012 ballot; (Ga. Sec’y State Feb. 7, 2012)
Swihart v. Obama
Indiana Election Commission No. 2012-176
Swihart v. Obama, No. 2012-176 (Ind. Election Comm’n Feb. 24, 2012) (denying objection seeking to keep Obama off 2012 ballot on grounds that he is not a “natural born citizen”)
Thompson v. Kennedy
Alabama St. Clair-Pell County Cir. Ct. 75-CV-2012-000003.00
Thompson v. Kennedy, No. 75-CV-2012-000003.00 (Ala. St. Clair-Pell Cty. Cir. Ct. Jan. 13, 2012) (dismissing complaint challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot);
Thompson v. Obama
New York Board of Elections No Number Assigned
In re Objection of Julianne Thompson, No Number Assigned, (N.Y Board of Elections Determination Feb. 28, 2011) (rejecting petition challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot and finding that petition designating Obama as candidate is valid)
Tisdale v. Obama
E.D. Va. (Federal Court) No. 12-1124
Tisdale v. Obama, No. 3:12-cv-00036-JAG (E.D. Va. Jan. 23, 2012) (dismissing complaint challenging Obama’s eligibility; finding that Obama is “natural born citizen” because he was born in Hawaii), aff’d, No. 12-1124 (4th Cir. Jun 5, 2012) (per curiam).
Van Allen v. Obama
H. William Van Allen
New York Board of Elections No Number Assigned
In re Objection of H. William Van Allen, No Number Assigned, (N.Y. Board of Elections Determination
Feb. 28, 2011) (rejecting petition challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot and finding that petition designating Obama as candidate is valid)
Voeltz v. Obama et al
Michael C. Voeltz
Florida Leon County Circuit Court 37 2012 CA 000467
Fla. 1st DCA No. 1D12-3489
Voeltz v. Obama (“Voeltz I”), No. 37 2012 CA 000467, 2012 WL 2524874 (Fla. Cir. Ct. June 29, 2012) (dismissing complaint challenging Obama’s eligibility to be on 2012 ballot
Welden v. Obama
David P. Welden
Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings OSAH-SECSTATE-CE-1215137-60-MALIHI Welden v. Obama, No. OSAH-SECSTATE-CE-1215137-60-MALIHI (Ga. Office of St. Admin. Hrg. Feb. 3, 2012) (rejecting challenge to Obama’s eligibility to appear on 2012 ballot;
Weyl v. Obama
Franklin D. Weyl
Indiana Election Commission No. 2012-161
Weyl v. Obama, No. 2012-161(Ind. Election Comm’n Feb. 24, 2012) (denying objection seeking to keep Obama off 2012 ballot on grounds that he is not a “natural born citizen”) (written decision unavailable but video of hearing is available at http://www.in.gov/sos/022412_Video_3.html (last visited April 11, 2012));
Wolf v. Fuddy
Hawaii State Court 1st Circuit Haw. Ct. App. CAAP-12-0000499
Wolf v. Fuddy, No. 1CC11-1-002276 (Haw. 1st Cir. Ct. Sept. 30, 2011) (dismissing case seeking to compel disclosure of documents allegedly related to Obama’s eligibility)
Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz
Connecticut Supreme Court SC 18264
Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz, 958 A.2d 709 (Conn. 2008) (dismissing case challenging Obama’s eligibility), application for stay denied, 129 S.Ct. 775 (2008);
US Army Court of Criminal Appeals
No. ARMY MISC 20100778 Petition for Writ of Mandamus
Lakin v. Lind, No. ARMY MISC 20100778 (A. Ct. Crim. App. Oct. 12, 2010) (order) (denying petition for writ of mandamus to compel discovery factual matters allegedly relating to Obama’s eligibility in court martial proceedings)
Laity v. Obama
N.Y. State Board of Elections
Laity v. Obama, No Number Assigned (N.Y. State Bd. Of Elections Feb 12, 2012) (rejecting challenge to Obama’s presence on New York election ballot)
Strunk v Paterson et al New York State Supreme Court
Kings County Index No. 2964
Chris Strunk has filed many court challenges to Obama’s eligibility.