In what must be a real blow for those nasty and conniving individuals who have literally run out of dirty tricks in their grubby, filthy, deep pockets, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a trumped-up lawsuit filed by Philip J. Berg.
Berg, an attorney and a disgruntled former Hillary Clinton supporter, filed a lawsuit on August 21, 2008, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Barack Obama. Berg drew upon such sources as Inside Edition and the Rainbow Edition News Letter among other sources to argue that Obama was born in Kenya instead of Hawaii.
Berg further alleged that, even if Obama were born in Hawaii, he relinquished his citizenship when he moved to Indonesia – at the age of 6 – with his mother who had married an Indonesian citizen. The following is the order granting the motion to dismiss Berg’s lengthy and ridiculous complaint.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
PHILIP J. BERG CIVIL ACTION
BARACK OBAMA, et al.
AND NOW, this 24th day of October, 2008, upon consideration of the Motion of Defendant Democratic National Committee and Senator Barack Obama to Dismiss First Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 20) and the Defendant Federal Election Commission’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction (Doc. No. 24), it is ORDERED that:
1. The Motion of Defendant Democratic National Committee and Senator Barack Obama to Dismiss First Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 20) is GRANTED;
2. Defendant Federal Election Commission’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject
Matter Jurisdiction (Doc. No. 24) is GRANTED; and
3. Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief is
IT IS SO ORDERED.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ R. Barclay Surrick, Judge
Judge Surrick found that Berg lacked standing – a judicial requirement that the person filing the lawsuit has been injured in some tangible way that a court is willing to recognize as deserving of redress. The court not only found that Berg lacked standing but also that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction.
Berg immediately followed the dismissal of his ridiculous lawsuit with an appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on October 30, 2008. It is truly amazing what the Obama haters are willing to try in order to prevent Obama from continuing his quest for the presidency.
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