Roger Bredow’s Web site http://wemustbeheard.com/ questions Obama’s citizen status.
Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz will be considered on Friday, December 12, 2008 by the full conference of Supreme Court Justices for acceptance. Cort Wrotnowski’s suit covers many of the same issues that Donofrio’s suit does, but is more polished and has less lower court baggage associated with it.
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Other lawsuits have sprung up around the country over Mr. Obama’s lack of proof that he is naturally born. Mr. Obama has avoided releasing his original birth certificate, opting instead to post a computer-generated printout to his “Fight the Smears” Web site. Despite the cases being in courts for months, Mr. Obama has refused to produce his birth certificate.
There are other cases that have applied to the Supreme Court for hearings, and are pending decisions from the court. Philip Berg, a lawyer from Pennsylvania, is among the plaintiffs requesting federal consideration for his case. His case was thrown out of court shortly before the election on the ground that he lacks standing in the case. Mr. Berg expects the Supreme Court to distribute papers to the justices for a conference sometime before tomorrow.
A case similar to Donofrio v. Wells has also been submitted to the Supreme Court, and has not been confirmed or denied hearings yet. Cort Wrotnowski, a plaintiff from Connecticut, filed suit against Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Secretary of State on the same theory that Mr. Donofrio did. It was distributed for conference by the court for Dec. 12. Like Mr. Donofrio’s case, Mr. Wrotnowski’s case must gather the approval of four of the Supreme Court Justices in order to have hearings scheduled.
Mr. Wrotnowski’s case was referred to the court by Justice Scalia.
The new case, Cort Wrotnowski v. Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut secretary of state, also makes a dual citizenship argument. It had been rejected by Justice Ruth Ginsburg Nov. 26 but then was resubmitted to Justice Antonin Scalia. There was no word of its fate for about 10 days, then today the court’s website confirmed it has been distributed for Friday’s conference, a at which the justices consider whether to take cases.
Donofrio, whose case was rejected today, said he’s hopeful Wrotnowski’s complaint will find a more receptive panel.
“It includes a more solid brief and a less treacherous lower court procedural history,” Donofrio writes on his Natural Born Citizen blog.
“I must stress that [Wrotnowski] does not have the same procedural hang up that mine does.”
The website explained an appeals judge in New Jersey had incorrectly characterized Donofrio’s original complaint as a “motion for leave to appeal” rather than a “direct appeal.”
“If Cort’s application is also denied then the fat lady can sing,” the website stated. “Until then, the same exact issue is before SCOTUS as was in my case. Cort’s application before SCOTUS incorporates all of the arguments and law in mine, but we improved on the arguments in Cort’s quite a bit as we had more time to prepare it.”
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