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Oral argument in Drake v. Obama

C-SPAN -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Drake v. Obama, a case questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States and is eligible to serve as president. Wiley Drake, a former vice presidential candidate in 2008 and former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, are two of the lead plaintiffs challenging the validity of President Obama's birth certificate. A lower court dismissed this case ruling that the Court is not the proper place to challenge a president's election. -- View the 51-minute video --> [Drake v. Obama] Oral Arguments - C-SPAN Video Library

If you are a "birther," you would probably have to wonder if Dr. Orly Taitz did your cause any good by her argument. She began her argument by talking about the President's recent release of his long-form birth certificate, which is not an issue in her appeal, but she claims it is just a "computer image" and that the President falsified that certificate. She went on to how she was pressured by the district judge to serve the U.S. Attorney in open court, the lack of impartiality of the judge because the President's lawyer used to clerk for the judge, and so on. Were these the issues on appeal?

On the other hand, Gary Kreep actually stuck to the issues that the Court seemed to want to decide -- standing and political question.


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