In a ruling yesterday in the case of Allen v. Arizona Democratic Party, Judge Richard E. Gordon dismissed the action for a variety of reasons:
Most importantly, Arizona courts are bound by United States Supreme Court precedent, and this precedent fully supports that President Obama is a natural born citizen under the Constitution and thus qualified to hold the office of President. See United States v. Wong Kim Ark (addressing U. S. Const. amend. XIV) ; Ankeny v. Governor of the State of Indiana (addressing the precise issue). Contrary to Plaintiff’s assertion, Minor v. Happersett does not hold otherwise.
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It’s no surprise that the case was dismissed, nor is it a surprise that a birther’s reading of Minor v. Happersett is wrong. It is an unhappy observation that even though judge after judge has rejected the birther interpretation of case law, they seem no closer to the realization of their error.