Hugh McInnish of Alabama filed a lawsuit against the AlabamaSecretary of State challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to have his name on the November 2012 ballot for President of the United States. One of the stipulations in the case was a request to obtain an original copy of Obama’s birth certificate.
In a decision written on March 6, 2012, the Alabama State Supreme Court denied McInnish’s demand of obtaining the birth certificate copy before allowing Obama’s name to be placed on the ballot. The denial was not based on the merit of the evidence of forgery of the birth certificate, rather it was denied because they did not believe that the state supreme court had legal jurisdiction of the matter. To quote Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker:
“The language of the foregoing provision of the Alabama Constitution implies that this Court is without jurisdiction over Mcinnish’s original petition for a writ of mandamus. It is not our appellate jurisdiction that is being invoked, and this matter is not within original jurisdiction of this Court ‘to issue such remedial writs or orders as may be necessary to give it general supervision and control of courts of inferior jurisdiction.’ Ala. Const. 1901, Art. VI, § 140. The office of the Secretary of State of Alabama is not a ‘court of inferior jurisdiction; that this Court may control through the issuance of a writ in response to a petition first filed in this Court…”
However, Justice Parker wrote that the evidence McInnish provided along with the findings of the Cold Case Posse make Obama’s birth certificate to be highly suspect and questions if it would be able to stand up in a court of law. He also said that he is experienced in computer science and indicated he concurs with the conclusion of forgery made by the Cold Case Posse.
In his decision, Justice Parker wrote,
“McInnish seeks from this court a writ of mandamus, directly ordering Beth Chapman, as secretary of state for the State of Alabama, ‘to demand that [President Barack Hussein] Obama cause a certified copy of his bona-fide birth certificate be delivered to her direct from the government official who is in charge of the record in which it is stored, and to make the receipt of such a prerequisite to his name being placed on the Alabama ballot for the … November 6, 2012, general election.’
“Mclnnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the ‘short form’ and the ‘long form’ birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama that have been made public.”
Justice Parker’s written comments are part of legal record. If I was someone like McInnish, I would see what could be done legally at this point just to challenge Obama’s eligibility to appear on the ballot. Parker’s comments could go a long way in such a case. I hope and pray that more judges and legal experts start following Justice Parker’s example and that Obama is eventually ruled ineligible in every state and territory.