On Dec 3, Dr. Orly Taitz filed a lawsuit (her second) in the Supreme Court of California, Lightfoot v. Bowen, seeking an emergency stay of voting by CA electors since the Secretary of State (Bowen) failed to properly vet Barack Obama’s qualification as a presidential candidate. If the court declined to hear the case declaring it a federal issue, the door would then open for filing with SCOTUS. The key would be an expeditious ruling one way or the other. Less than 48 hours later, Dr. Taitz got her wish:
I wanted to thank the Justices of the Supreme Court of California and Chief Justice Ronald M. George for acting so expediently.Within two days the Justices have reviewed the case and entered their disposition on it today, on Friday night, at 9:53 PM. They have denied on my pleadings, which gives me an opportunity to file immediately in the Supreme Court of the United States. Supreme Court Justice assigned to our ninth circuit (includes CA) is an Honorable Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Since when has the natural-born citizen requirement of Article II of the Constitution been the object of such scorn? Well, at least since around the time Barack Obama won his bid for the Senate. But why?
An associate lawyer in a Chicago-based firm whose partner served on a finance committee for then-Sen. Barack Obama has advocated for the elimination of the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that a president be a “natural-born” citizen, calling the requirement “stupid” and affirming it discriminates, is outdated and undemocratic.
The paper was written in 2006, just two years after Obama had won a landslide election in Illinois to the U.S. Senate, by Sarah Herlihy. She is listed as an associate at the Chicago firm of Kirkland & Ellis, and a partner in the same firm, Bruce I. Ettelson, cites his membership on the finance committees for both U.S. Sens. Obama and Richard Durbin on the corporate website.