Monday, October 27, 2008

Surrick rules citizens have no standing to file lawsuits

Surrick rules citizens have no standing
to file lawsuits questioning the qualifications of presidential candidates

District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick who ruled that Berg did not have standing to sue Obama.

In announcing that he was "...totally disappointed by Judge Surrick's decision and, for all citizens of the United States, I am immediately appealing to the US Supreme Court. This is a question," Berg said, "of what has standing to uphold our Constitution. If I don't have standing; if you don't have standing' if your neighbor doesn't have standing to question the eligibility of an individual to be President of the United States—the Commander-in-Chief, the most powerful person in the world—then who does? The media initially reported that Berg was going to appeal Surrick's decision to the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals and, if he lost there, to the US Supreme Court. Berg, however, has decided to bypass the appellate court and file his appeal directly to the US Supreme Court.

"Anyone," Berg continued, "can claim to be eligible for Congress or the presidency without having their legal status, age or citizenship questioned. According to Judge Surrick, we the people have no right to police the eligibility requirements under the US Constitution. What happened to '...government of the people, by the people, for the people?" Full Story.

Collective Consciousness Conference Call #75 10-23-2008

Philip Berg -

MommaE -

Steve Marquis -

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