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Every court and administrative body to consider the issue has held that Obama is a Natural Born Citizen who is eligible to serve as President.

Suppose I said that, and you, being of a mind not to accept things just because someone says so, asked me to back it up. Am I in trouble? Do I have to go scrambling to save face? Do I even know what I am talking about? No problemo! All I have to do is pull out the handy dandy “Birther” string cites, and say “read this!”

In addition to answering the preceding challenge, the 13-page “Birther” string cites covers the other eligibility lawsuits and ballot challenges directed against Barack Obama, and as a bonus, lists cases showing that those born in the United States are natural born citizens.

The “Birther” string cites is a monumental work courtesy by Tes at What’s Your Evidence? I can’t begin to describe how utterly cool this is, so just look for yourself. If you ever need to locate it quickly, I have a link to it on this blog’s Docket menu.

11 Responses to Citations

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    US Citizen March 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    It’s an interesting work, but it wouldn’t be the first reference I’d pull out.
    For example, if I was in argument with a birther, he might proffer “he needs two citizen parents” or “he was adopted” and my performing a search on the PDF would find nothing to retort with.

    Nice index of court cases and settled law tho. 🙂

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    I don’t know about the Search, but there are plenty of cases to refute the two-citizen parent theory. One of them I mentioned in an article here a while back: U.S. v. Marguet-Pillado, 648 F.3d 1001, 1006 (9th Cir. 2011).

    US Citizen: if I was in argument with a birther, he might proffer “he needs two citizen parents” or “he was adopted” and my performing a search on the PDF would find nothing to retort with.

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    JPotter March 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I think it’s a great start, like a blizzard of old friends (my favorite: Church of Jesus Christ Christian / Aryan nations of MO et al. v. Obama!) … while I agree it’s not an ultimate reference yet, it’s up-to-date and a great “spine”. Linking each to relevant docs would be great …. the ultimate would be fleshing it out into a 19th-century style “verbose” ToC, and using as front mater to a searchable compilation of ALL the documents.

    The Ultimate Birf Box.

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    JPotter March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    …. add index of popular memes
    …. add index of proper names
    …. add multimedia

    etc…

    at some point tho …. it becomes redundant in comparison to the interwebs itself.

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    aarrgghh March 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    too bad birfers can’t read.

    excellent job, though!

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I don’t think anyone will dispute the racism in that case, where the Rev. Lindstedt said:

    The main reason that Plaintiffs are filing this lawsuit is simply that it goes against Plaintiffs religious beliefs to allow any non-white, especially a [racial epithet deleted], to be in any position of authority over any White man, no matter how degraded.

    JPotter: Church of Jesus Christ Christian / Aryan nations of MO et al. v. Obama

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    donna March 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    i THINK it’s the same list reached by scrolling down on scribd

    pages 46-56

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/22707260/Birther-Scorecard-String-Cite-Birthers-Win-O-Lose-101-Pending-11-Total-112-Updated-March-8-2012

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    misha March 14, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: there are plenty of cases to refute the two-citizen parent

    I’m sorry, but the correct word is refudiate. Ask Sarah Palin.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 14, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    Press’s book mentions that too.

    misha: I’m sorry, but the correct word is refudiate

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    realist March 14, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    donna:
    i THINK it’s the same list reached by scrolling down on scribd

    pages 46-56

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/22707260/Birther-Scorecard-String-Cite-Birthers-Win-O-Lose-101-Pending-11-Total-112-Updated-March-8-2012

    Indeed it is, Donna. It is updated periodically, and as quickly as Tes has the time to do so as cases are disposed of.

    Initially there were two separate documents, the Birther Scorecard and the Birther Cases String Cite. Tes recently decided to combine the two documents into the one linked both by Doc and you.

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    justlw March 14, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    It’s a shame it’s not a Wikipedia “reliable source,” as there is at least one article there that could use it.

    I once spent a little time (not a lot, admittedly) looking for any kind of a condoned source for there being over 100 settled birfer cases, and was unable to find one.