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Berg v. Obama: Subpoena Served on Kenyan Consulate General

According to the Repubx blog (a hat-tip to as well), Philip Berg, Plaintiff and attorney in Berg v. Obama, along with criminal investigator Paul Andrew Mitchell, officially served the following subpoena with the Kenyan Consulate General in Los Angeles, CA. The document shows that it was received on September 9, 2009 and Messrs. Berg and […]

Berg v. Obama: Clerk Orders Case Submitted to Merits Panel

Attorney Philip J. Berg, the Plaintiff in his Third Circuit Court of Appeals case Berg v. Obama, yesterday had his case referred to a Merits Panel. Below is a posting from regarding the PACER docket: 12/09/2008 Open Document ORDER (SCIRICA, Chief Judge and AMBRO, Circuit Judges) denying Appellant’s Motion an Immediate Injunction to Stay the […]

Berg v. Obama: SCOTUS Denies Stay Application

According to today’s Supreme Court Orders, the second Conference disposition of Berg v. Obama for injunctive relief has been denied: 08A505 BERG, PHILIP J. V. OBAMA, BARACK, ET AL. (08-570) The application for stay addressed to Justice Scalia and referred to the Court is denied. Tomorrow and Friday will bring about events on two additional lawsuits (as […]

Berg v. Obama, Lightfoot v. Bowen, Brockhausen v. Andrade: Decisions and Hearings

The 1st Amendment of the Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,  or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. [emphases mine] Regardless of what any Supreme Court Justice, […]

Berg v. Obama: Case Disposition Likely Wednesday

According to today’s Supreme Court Orders, the disposition of Philip Berg’s case Berg v. Obama is likely to be received on Wednesday, January 21. The Supreme Court web site has the following announcement: Please note that the Supreme Court Building will be closed on January 19 and January 20, 2009. Concerning this particular Conference, I would like my readers […]

Berg v. Obama: Second Conference Hearing on Friday

Philip Berg, Plaintiff in Berg v. Obama, will have a second Conference this Friday, January 16, concerning his request to either (1) stay the Electoral College vote or (2) stay the certification of same (original docket; new docket; all in “Supreme Court Info” on the sidebar). In my opinion, if Mr. Berg is smart, he will […]

Berg v. Obama: SCOTUS Denies Writ of Certiorari “Before Judgment”

According to today’s Orders, Berg v. Obama (Phil Berg, Plaintiff) has been denied a writ of Certiorari: 08-570 BERG, PHILIP J. V. OBAMA, BARACK, ET AL. The motion of Bill Anderson for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied. Update: Here’s Philip Berg’s official […]

Berg v. Obama: Case Disposition Likely Monday; Docket Updates

According to the Supreme Court’s 2008 Term Court Orders page, the Court’s disposition of Berg v. Obama is likely not to happen until Monday, January 12, as the current Miscellaneous Order contains no reference to it. As Jeff notes, while some may attach an entirely negative connotation to today’s absence of a mention of the case, please keep […]

This Week in the Courts

For the Barack Hussein Obama presidential eligibility saga, this week presents a number of important milestones for both the Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government as well as the great State of Washington: Thursday, January 8, 2009: Congress meets in joint session to count the Electoral College votes; from the National Archives: “Public […]

Berg v. Obama: A Second Conference Scheduled

The docket (see also “Supreme Court Info” on the sidebar) for Plaintiff Philip J. Berg’s case, Berg v. Obama, now shows the following update: Dec 23 2008 Application (08A505) referred to the Court. Dec 23 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 16, 2009. Jeff Schreiber at has his perspective on this update: [T]he application for an […]

Berg v. Obama: Application Refiled to Justice Scalia

Philip Berg, Plaintiff in Berg v. Obama, has not only had his case submitted to Conference, but it has been refiled with Associate Justice Antonin Scalia: Dec 18 2008 Application (08A505) refiled and submitted to Justice Scalia. A current listing of eligibility lawsuits can be found here. -Phil

Berg v. Obama: Scheduled for Conference

Philip Berg, Plaintiff in Berg v. Obama, has officially been schedule for Supreme Court Conference: Dec 17 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2009. I did notice immediately below this line that there was a denial by Associate Justice Kennedy of the same day (today). I will chalk that up as a mix-up on the […]

Berg v. Obama: Application Refiled with Justice Kennedy

According to the docket of Berg v. Obama: Dec 15 2008 Application (08A505) refiled and submitted to Justice Kennedy. This marks the first time that this case has been re-submitted to a Supreme Court Associate Justice since Justice Souter first received it on October 30, 2008. A current listing of eligibility lawsuits can be found here. […]

Berg v. Obama: Justice Souter Denies Injunction

Philip Berg, Plaintiff in Berg v. Obama, filed for an injunction to stop the Electoral College from having their votes cast by Monday, December 15. Today, according to the case’s docket (see also “Supreme Court Info” on the top right sidebar), there is the following line: Dec 9 2008 Application (08A505) denied by Justice Souter. The […]

Berg v. Obama: Injunction Presser

Philip Berg, Plaintiff in Berg v. Obama, issued a press release concerning his recent filing for injunction to stay Electoral College votes on December 15, 2008 until Barack Obama proves he is eligible for the presidency. Thanks to CitizenWells for the heads up. PDF document: Berg v. Obama Injunction Press Release -Phil

Press Coverage: Drudge Picks Up on Chicago Tribune via Houston Chronicle

Here’s the link, as featured on the top of the third column of the Drudge Report. It mentions both Donofrio v. Wells and Berg v. Obama. Naturally, the piece isn’t without its flaws, as Jeff mentions: The article also incorrectly states that the Court declined to hear Philip Berg’s case against Obama, first filed here in Philadelphia on […]

Berg v. Obama: FEC Responds to Berg’s Motion for Injunction; UPDATE: No, they didn’t!

Philip Berg, Plaintiff in Berg v. Obama, filed yesterday for an Emergency Injunction in an attempt to bolster his case to help stay the Electoral College vote. Today, Jeff Schreiber reports that the Federal Election Commission officially responded to this motion with a motion to dismiss (PDF). The FEC’s motion is using the same arguments that it […]

Press Coverage: Fox News Mentions SCOTUS Case

As originally referenced in this posting, Fox News is now indirectly reporting, online, about Donofrio v. Wells: Meanwhile — the blogosphere is still abuzz over Mr. Obama’s eligibility to serve as president. The Supreme Court will decide Friday if it will hear a case challenging whether the president-elect is a natural-born citizen. One similar case has already […]

Press Coverage: Pravda Editorializes on Barack Obama’s Eligibility

Here’s the link. The author presents a very even-handed look at the issue, verging on taking the side of wanting Barack Obama to show his birth certificate. Berg v. Obama is mentioned. -Phil

Berg v. Obama: Berg Files Emergency Injunction Today

Jeff is reporting today that Phil Berg, Plaintiff in Berg v. Obama (arguably the case that started it all), is filing a motion in the Supreme Court in an attempt to further prevent Barack Obama from taking office in January. In my view, Mr. Berg is essentially taking what’s been learned across the country and attempting to tailor […]

Press Coverage: Reports on Ad, Essek’s KY Case, Berg v. Obama, Donofrio v. Wells

Here’s the link. They cover the We The People Foundation Chicago Tribune ad, Daniel Essek’s Kentucky case, Berg v. Obama, and Donofrio v. Wells. -Phil

Media Coverage: Christian Science Monitor, MSNBC: Berg and Donofrio

The various Secretary of State lawsuits are finally beginning to percolate beyond simply the blogosphere. It’s great to see that these two sources are finally starting to take notice, though they’re not completely accurate (no surprise there): Christian Science Monitor: A last electoral hurdle for Obama: A Web-driven challenge to his legitimacy targets members of […]

Berg v. Obama: Differing Viewpoints on Meaning of December 1

Originally, I had reported here (from Jeff Schreiber/Phil Berg) that the FEC’s waiving their (and whomever “et al.” specifically represented) right to respond to Berg v. Obama simply meant that they had to respond by December 1, 2008, not that they had to show any kind of birth certificate or even any other evidence to SCOTUS. However, today, […]

WND: SCOTUS to Review Obama’s Citizenship

WordNetDaily is reporting this morning what most of us have already heard (see Berg v. Obama and Donofrio v. Wells): Berg’s case could soon be decided and Donofrio’s case is going to full conference…

Berg v. Obama: FEC Waives Right to Respond

Jeff reports today that the fact that the Federal Election Commission has chosen to not respond to Berg v. Obama could mean, in theory, that a decision from the Supremes is imminent (excerpted below)…

What if the Supreme Court Orders Obama’s Birth Certificate Revealed?

From RightSideNews (referenced also by AmericanDaughter and TheValleyTruth), Joan Swirsky gives a very simple yet cogent explanation of what would happen if SCOTUS did grant standing to one of the cases before it and ordered a certificate to be produced: At this point, Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s Clerk informed Philip J. Berg, the lawyer who […]

Berg v. Obama: Intervening Complaint: Forensic Psychologist Accusing Obama’s Mother of Birth Certificate Fraud

This motion was apparently denied the day after Berg v. Obama was dismissed in Philadelphia Federal court (Judge Surrick). It was, however, truly an intervening motion, meaning an additional motion as a part of the whole Berg v. Obama case. -Phil I’ve received some comments and emails about this aspect of Berg v. Obama (an intervening […]

Donofrio v. Wells: Jeff Speaks with Leo

There is now a full-fledged press release covering this issue. Someone on Hannity’s forum has astutely observed that this case should now be in the hands of the Supremes in entirety. -Phil As readers of this site know, there has been a second SOS lawsuit hitting SCOTUS from New Jersey (covered in my Donofrio v. […]

Positive Press Coverage for Berg v. Obama, Andy Martin on Birth Certificate Issue

From, John Connolly writes a factually-based article on questions concerning Obama’s birth certificate: Two of the plaintiffs in court cases against Sen. Barack Obama, the president-elect, are working to move their cases forward before his presidential inauguration. Philip J. Berg, the attorney who filed suit against Mr. Obama challenging him to produce his original […]

Websites Aggregating Volunteers for Electors Suit, Other Information

I just heard back from Dr. Douglas Schell this evening as I’ve been forwarding to him various folks from around the nation who have contacted me wishing to help out in the cause. I wanted to share some information that should help you better understand all of the details of the Electors suit. You’ll first […]