Hugh McInnish’s lawsuit against Alabama Secretary of State Chapman to require her to verify eligibility of presidential candidates was dismissed with prejudice, a dismissal affirmed by a circuit court in Montgomery.
McInnish argues now before the Alabama Supreme Court that the District Court was in error and that Chapman has an “affirmative duty” to verify eligibility. Chapman said no. McInnish argues:
It would be paradoxical beyond measure if the real and grave question of the legitimacy of the de facto President, a question which lies at the very heart of our American Constitutional Government, were left unresolved for want of the simplest of documents, a birth certificate.
This of course ignores the fact that no less than two other secretaries of state (Arizona and Kansas) asked for and received certifications of the facts of Obama’s birth from Hawaii.
Read the brief: