The lawsuit of McInnish v. Chapman is the birther’s best hope these days.
Sometimes it can take a while to locate exactly what you want. Here are the briefs before the Alabama Supreme Court in McInnish v. Chapman. The issue is whether Alabama Secretary of State Chapman has a duty to verify the eligibility of candidates for President of the United States.
- 3/26/2013 – Brief of the Appellants (oral arguments requested)
- 3/29/2013 – Order admitting Larry Klayman pro hac vice
- 4/10/2013 – Spencer Connerat amicus brief
- 4/23/2013 – Brief of Appellee Beth Chapman
- 4/23/2013 – Alabama Democratic Party (ADP) amicus brief
- 5/09/2013 – Lucas Smith amicus brief
- 5/14/2013 – United States Justice Foundation (USJF) amicus brief
- 5/14/2013 – Affidavit of Michael Zullo
- 5/14/2013 – Appellants’ motion to strike ADP amicus brief
- 5/19/2013 – Alabama Republican Assembly (Zeigler) amicus brief
- 5/20/2013 – ADP Response to motion to strike amicus brief
There is a long string of cases, going back to Donofrio v. Wells in 2008 where state courts have ruled that their secretaries of state do not have such a duty. Are the laws in Alabama different? Is the presence of birther sympathizers on the Alabama Supreme Court significant? We shall see.