Birthers Can't Sue Obama: US Court
Federal appeals panel upholds dismissal of lawsuit
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 22, 2011 2:26 PM CST
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks December 22, 2011 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Sorry, birthers: You've got no right to sue the president, a US court of appeals says. Dozens of birthers tried to bring President Obama to court over claims he wasn't born in the US, but their complaint contains no grievance that the court has the power to remedy, a panel of judges in Pasadena ruled. Among the plaintiffs was a minister who asked his congregation to pray for the president's death and 2008 third-party candidate Alan Keyes.

Even fellow candidates like Keyes would have had to raise the issue before the election to get any legal traction, the court said. Indeed, the whole matter is outside the scope of a federal court, the three judges ruled, according to the Los Angeles Times. Such a case would require the input of the attorney general.

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Dec 23, 2011 2:43 PM CST
sorry, but when your birth certificate is a forgery, people might suspect that you're a fake. obama is a cia douchebag chicago mafia puppet as much as george w is a fake texan douchebag son of a cia, drug dealing, arms trading scum sucking son of a nazi bank sleaze ball rockefeller butt boy sycophant... any questions?
Dec 23, 2011 5:40 AM CST
haters gonna hate
Dec 23, 2011 2:45 AM CST
This has nothing to do with the birther issue or lack their of, but this quote got my attention "Such a case would require the input of the attorney general." What if we really do have to call him out on something serious or any president for that matter. What kind of a policy depends an AG who was appointed by the President to work against the president?