NJ Obama Ballot Access Challenge Hearing Initial Report
I just returned from the hearing. It was a two hour drive each way and I’m tired. The hearing got off to a late start circa 9:30 a.m. and lasted about 3 1/2 hours. The judge asked a lot of questions on the natural born Citizen issue repeatedly interrupting the presentation by Attorney Mario Apuzzo. On the issues of the forged Obama documents, the judge did not wish to hear anything about that matter and refused to allow any evidence to be entered on those forgery issues since Obama had not presented his birth certificate or draft registration documents in any form to the Secretary of State of NJ or that judge. Thus he said those issues of alleged forgery are not before his court. His reasoning was that the only legal matters before him is whether Obama has to provide any documentation such as a certified copy of his birth certificate with a raised seal on it to the state of New Jersey to try to prove his qualifications as to place of birth in the USA and also as to whether Obama’s father being a foreign national and non-U.S. Citizen impacts whether Obama is a natural born Citizen or not. He seems to place a lot of weight on prior cases that the Obama for America campaign defense counsel brought up such as the Ankeny case and Wong King Ark. But the judge did listen very attentively to Mario’s arguments as how those cases are being misinterpreted, misrepresented, and misstated by many as to what they determined. But one could see the judge was reading more into those cases than really was there. The judge’s ears did perk up at one point when Mario pointed out that both of the parents of WKA were legally domiciled, i.e., had established permanent residency in the USA. It is well known that Obama’s father in addition to not being a U.S. Citizen was never even legally domiciled in the USA, i.e., established permanent residency in the USA. Obama’s father was only sojourning here in the USA on a student visa. Thus WKA’s father had a greater legal attachment to the USA than Obama’s father ever did. That point seemed to interest the judge. The judge said he would go back and re-read WKA after listening to Mario’s argument and debate with him on that case
The judge ended the hearing saying he would issue an oral YES on NO decision later today to the Secretary of State of NJ and the two counsels as to whether he recommends to the Secretary of State of NJ to allow Obama being placed on the ballot in NJ. The written decision to back up his oral decision will be issued tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Update: Additional details on the hearing are now available and can be read at Attorney Apuzzo’s blog: http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2012/04/update-on-purpura-and-moran-new-jersey.html
Update: Some video from the hearing can be viewed at this link: http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/04/video-from-nj-ballot-hearing-obama.html
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened.” Ronald Reagan alerting us to Norman Thomas’ and the socialist/progressives’ long-term stealth agenda to transform the USA from a constitutional republic into a top-down, central controlled, socialist form of government