The only Obama eligibility case remaining alive at the original jurisdiction level, is Jones v. Obama in the U. S. District Court for Central California Western Division, and that’s why this bit of legal maneuvering merits an article.
The U. S. Attorneys have filed a “Notice of Related Case” saying that this case is a repeat of Barnett v. Obama. The government states that the present case raises the same issues as the former case and that it would save the court considerable labor if the case could be sent to Judge Carter, who also heard Barnett.
Ruth Jones filed an objection to the suggestion that the cases were related, for one reason because the first case, she says, was filed against the President in his individual capacity and this one includes his “official capacity.” Her main objection, however, is that the other case has already been dismissed and that Judge Carter was just so unfair by not letting it be heard on the merits. She accuses the government of “court shopping.”