Without reaching the merits of Mario Apuzzo’s 199-page brief on the philosophy of natural-bornness, a Pennsylvania judge has dismissed the ballot challenge lodged by Charles Kerchner and fellow Pennsylvanian Dale A. Laudenslager.
Judge Keith B. Quigley agreed with Obama’s attorney John Lavelle that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the claim. A fatal flaw in the plaintiff’s case became apparent when it was revealed that President Obama’s nomination petition did not contain (nor was supposed to contain) any statement that Barack Obama is eligible to be President, hence nothing to challenge.
Based on this outcome, one would expect the dismissal of the other complaints in Pennsylvania by Phil Berg and Jim Schneller. One may also expect and motion to reconsider and/or an appeal by the challengers.
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