Another birther lawsuit bites the dust!
CNN – A New York judge has dismissed a petition that claimed Ted Cruz was not eligible to run for President of the United States because he is not a “natural born citizen.”
Judge David A. Weinstein’s ruling was procedural, stating that the petitioners, Barry Korman and William Gallo, failed to submit timely objections, which stripped the court of jurisdiction over the petition. His ruling did not consider the actual merits of whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, qualified as a natural-born citizen in this year’s presidential election.
The New York case is one of several “birther” lawsuits unfolding across the country, a batch of litigation encouraged by Cruz’s GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, who has openly questioned whether the Texas senator can serve as president.
I’m beginning to think these judges don’t even want to rule on the merits of a case that can likely be traced back to Donald Trump. They know these types of cases are political, without merit and thus are citing technicalities in order to dismiss them.
Either that or all these plaintiffs are very sloppy.