Denofrio Vs. Wells
Barack Obama, Birth Certificate, Citizenship Questions
Justice Clarence Thomas: Distributed Leo C. Denofrioâ€™s renewed application For Conference on December 5
IF Four of the Nine Justices Favor Review, A Hearing will Be Held
WILL SCOTUS VET OBAMA?
McCain, Colero Also ChallengedThree candidates for U.S. President and none of the three were eligible–one of the candidates wasn’t and has never been a citizen of the United States?What’s up with that?
Leo C. Denofrio of New Jersey wants to know.
Denofrio (who has had his named spelled “Denofrio” and “Donofrio” in a wide array of stories) has challenged the legality of three candidates that appeared on the New Jersey ballot for U.S. president: Democrat Barack Obama, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers Party candidate Roger Calero.
And he makes good arguments that none are qualified to serve as president.
Denofrio has offered up the U.S. Constitution, New Jersey law, the 14th Amendment, the U.S. Department of Stateâ€™s Foreign Affairs Manual, and other laws as the basis for his case.
Denofrio began his case in New Jersey against New Jersey Secretary of State (SOS) Nina Mitchell Wells. The case is now one step away from a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The suit is just one of many that sprung up challenging the constitutional qualifications of Barack Obama, John McCain or both, to serve as U.S. president.
On November 19, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas distributed Denofrio’s renewed application (for a stay of the 2008 election) for conference on December 5.
The Supreme Court wouldn’t be anxious to involve itself in another US election, but it wouldn’t have to–IF the individual secretaries of state had fulfilled their duties. Three other justices would have to join Thomas in requesting a hearing.
Four of the nine SCOTUS justices have to favor review for a hearing on the matter to be scheduled.
Donofrio’s first application was denied by Justice David Souter on Nov. 6. The rules of the court, however, allow for a renewed submission to a justice of the petitioner’s choice.
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* Obama Medical Records: MSMâ€™s Donâ€™t Ask, Obamaâ€™s Donâ€™t Tell Policy
* Obama Records: Obama Campaign Still Refuses to Release Medical, Other Records
From a highly-informative Linda Bentley article, Justice Thomas distributes Obama case for conference:
Beginning in October, Denofrio made his way up through the ranks of the courts until his constitutional question as to the meaning of â€œnatural born citizenâ€ reached the Supreme Court.
He submitted an application for an emergency stay to prohibit the use of what he called â€œdefective ballotsâ€ in the state of New Jersey because they contained ineligible candidates for the office of President of the United States, and asked that the court order New Jersey Secretary of State (SOS) Nina Mitchell Wells to remove the names of Republican candidate John McCain, Democratic candidate Barack Obama and Socialist Workers Party candidate Roger Calero from New Jersey ballots.
According to Denofrio, the three candidates are not â€œnatural born citizens,â€ as required by the Constitution to hold the office of President of the United States.
Leo Denofrio contends Obama, even if it were proven he was born in Hawaii, because his father was born in Kenya, having been born with split and competing loyalties, is not a â€˜natural born citizenâ€™ as required by Article 2, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution.â€
Denofrio contacted the New Jersey SOS Elections Division on Oct. 22 to determine what steps the SOS had taken to determine whether any of the presidential candidates listed on the New Jersey ballots were eligible for the office.
He was informed by Elections Manager Donna Barber the SOS took no steps to determine eligibility and assumed eligibility based only upon the fact they had been nominated.
However, New Jersey statute requires Wells to make a â€œstatementâ€ wherein she certifies, under her hand and official seal of office, the names â€¦ â€œof all such candidates for whom the voters within such county may be by law entitled to vote at such election.â€
So the Secretary of State is required to vet candidates to determine if they’re qualified–and then admits no such vetting occurred?
What’s up with that?
On Oct. 23, Denofrio spoke to Barber, who again informed him she had no reason to object to such party nominations and the statutory deadline for objections had passed. Barber specifically stated the Elections Division would not change ballots at such a late date.
Denofrio says New Jersey voters must rely upon the SOS to safeguard the integrity of their electoral process, especially during presidential cycles â€œwhen she must be most vigilant of her oath of office.â€
If the SOS doesnâ€™t protect the citizens of New Jersey, Denofrio states it is then up to the citizens to command Wells to do so.
As a result of Wellsâ€™ â€œmisfeasance,â€ Denofrio says the stateâ€™s ballots contain the names of three presidential candidates who are not, â€œby law entitled,â€ to hold the office of President of the United States.
Denofrio states McCain was born in Panama, Calero was born in Nicaragua and Obamaâ€™s birthplace has not been verified.
He asks, â€œIf the SOSâ€™s role is clerical, then who is responsible for Roger Calero appearing on the ballots?â€
Calero isn’t even a citizen of the USA–yet he appeared on the NJ ballot as a candidate for President?
What’s up with that?
by Mondo Frazier
Source: Obama Birth Certificate, Citizenship: SCOTUS Conference Scheduled for Dec 5