Constitution says only "natural born" citizens can become president -- a vague clause that followers of the birther movement contend disqualifies Obama from the presidency, since they believe he was born overseas. Pfeiffer told reporters that the birther debate has been politically damaging to the Republican Party. Regardless, the issue remains potent in GOP circles. Potential Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently seized on the issue, saying he had doubts about the president's background.
Following the White House's release of the long-form certificate, Trump told reporters in New Hampshire that he is "very proud" of himself for helping to bring about the release of the document. Trump stands by "birther" claims. Trump, a billionaire business tycoon and reality television star, blamed the media for repeatedly bringing up the issue.
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Trump, however, has frequently raised questions about Obama's birthplace during his climb in recent GOP primary polls. What's your take on the birth certificate release? Allegations that Obama was not born in the United States have been repeatedly discredited. A recent CNN investigation turned up no evidence to support the birther claims. The president acknowledged Wednesday that the release of the long-form certificate won't satisfy a "segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest.
Later Wednesday, Obama told a New York fundraising event that "part of what happened this morning was me trying to remind the press and trying to remind both parties that what we do in politics is not a reality show.
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Explain it to me: Birthers. Who is this group of people called 'birthers' who don't believe President Obama was born in the United States? Zakaria: The fantasy of Donald Trump. The birther issue isn't the real appeal of Donald Trump -- his real appeal is the fantasy that he can somehow get us out of the mess we're in. Obama in the N. Appealed to U. Supreme Court, Cert. Denied A lawsuit filed by Charles Kerchner lead plaintiff in Kerchner v. Obama was dismissed on March 1, , 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.
Obama , were similarly dismissed. In May , 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. 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, , 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, , 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. On September 20, Taitz filed a lawsuit in state court seeking to stay the board's actions.
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.
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Strunk alleged Obama was connected to a massive conspiracy theory involving the Jesuits and others. The Foundation's complaint cited the U. Supreme Court's decision in Minor v. Happersett as supporting its claim that natural-born citizens were defined by the Supreme Court as "all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens". An almost-identical lawsuit with the same parties was filed in Tennessee, and dismissed for lack of standing on June 21, 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, , presidential ballot in Virginia.
An amicus brief was filed in support of the Plaintiff by attorney Mario Apuzzo. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on June 5, In June , 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 general election. In July , Susan Daniels filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the Ohio Secretary of State from placing Obama's name on the November ballot due to his alleged use of a fraudulent Social Security number.
In July , Gordon Epperly sued the Alaska Division of Elections to force it to obtain Obama's birth certificate before it places him on the ballot. On August 10, , Todd House, a doctor and presidential write-in candidate, filed a lawsuit alleging Obama was born in Kenya and not a natural-born citizen. Constitution to determine the president's eligibility. Arnold Begay, a federal prisoner who pleaded guilty in to aggravated sexual abuse of a child, 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.
Brooke Paige, who lost the Vermont primary election for the Republican nomination for the U. Senate , sued the Vermont Secretary James Condos 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 November , the presidential candidate for the Constitution Party and a member of the Alabama Republican party, represented by Larry Klayman , alleged the Alabama Secretary of State had a duty to investigate Obama's eligibility. The trial court dismissed the complaint, and the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal. Chief Justice Roy Moore and another justice dissented, arguing the Secretary of State did have the authority to conduct such an investigation.
Two other justices wrote concurring opinions that supported the dismissal and addressed the dissenting opinions. England Jr.
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In November , the 9th Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal. The refusal to accept that Obama is the lawful president has led to acts of civil disobedience that have been criminally prosecuted. 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. 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 with a Colt. 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. At his October federal trial, witnesses testified that Huff said he would take over Madisonville, Tennessee, after the Monroe Country grand jury there refused to indict Obama.
Colonel Terrence Lee Lakin, an osteopathic physician  and surgeon in the Army Medical Corps , for refusing to report for deployment to Afghanistan. Lakin asserted that Obama was not a U. The military revoked Lakin's Pentagon building pass and confiscated his government-issued laptop computer. Lakin's case differed from Stefan Cook's case in that Cook volunteered to deploy, received orders, and then filed a civil suit refusing to serve; the military responded by revoking Cook's voluntary orders. On September 2, , Colonel Denise Lind, the presiding judge, issued a ruling in the case that Obama's status as a natural-born citizen is irrelevant in the court-martial case against Lakin, as 1 his orders had come not from Obama himself but rather from senior officers with the independent legal authority to issue them and 2 Obama's eligibility is outside the jurisdiction of the military and falls within the jurisdiction of the United States Congress instead.
Three retired generals publicly expressed support for Lakin. 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. General retired Thomas G. McInerney also expressed public support for Lakin.
On December 7, , Lakin entered a guilty plea to the charges of disobeying his orders. Lakin tearfully responded that the video had been a mistake and that he "would not do this again". In February , the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts denied Lakin a license to practice medicine in that state because of his actions. There was also doubt about whether Lakin would obey the law on any health-related legislation signed by Obama.