PASADENA (CBS) — Despite the long-form birth certificate released by President Barack Obama last week, lawyers Gary Kreep and Orly Taitz will appear before a three-judge federal Appeals Court panel in Pasadena Monday to argue that he cannot be president of the United States.
Kreep has said he and Taitz are unfazed by the president’s release of his Hawaiian birth certificate last week.
Kreep and Taitz have lost several legal efforts to disqualify the president from holding that office, and have faced sanctions for abusing the federal court system.
“The only recourse for the people is the courts,” Kreep, who is based in Ramona, told the panel. “Nobody has been willing to take on Mr. Obama.
Taitz, of Rancho Santa Margarita, added, “Mr. Obama, the evidence shows, committed a fraud.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney David DeJute insisted that the courts were not the proper venue to challenge the president, saying only Congress can do so through the impeachment process.
The panel heard about an hour of arguments, then took the matter under submission.
Taitz has already been sanctioned by a federal judge in Georgia for misusing the court system to press the issue, but has three separate court actions pending to challenge President’s Obama’s qualifications to serve the nation. She told City News Service last week that she questions the birth certificate’s authenticity because it lists the president’s father’s race as African, instead of negro.
Kreep and Taitz also will challenge the president’s citizenship because they believe he was adopted by a foster father while living in Indonesia as a child, according to the United States Justice Foundation, of which Kreep is the foundation’s executive director.
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