Attorney Van Irion @ Liberty Legal Foundation
Excerpt from Attorney Van Irion: In its 12-page opinion the Court made several very positive statements about our case. Here are some quotes:
“The Court finds that the federal question presented, the meaning of the phrase ‘natural born citizen’ as a qualification for the Presidency set out in Article II of the Constitution, is important and not trivial.”
“The issue of whether President Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for the Presidency is certainly substantial.”
“It is clear that the stated federal issue of President Obama’s qualifications for the office are ‘actually disputed and substantial.’”
“It is also clear that there will be a legal dispute over the Constitution’s definition of ‘natural born citizen’ and the Supreme Court’s decision in Minor.”
The Court’s statements strongly imply that it has already decided many of the issues that usually lead to procedural dismissals, and that it has decided them in our favor. While it is certainly dangerous to read too much into such an opinion, the statements from this Federal court are encouraging. The Court appears to understand the most critical issues presented by our complaint.