The White House released a copy of President Barack Obama’s long-form Hawaii birth certificate, but attorneys Gary Kreep and Orly Taitz, who remain unconvinced that Obama was born in the United States, asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on May 2 to revive a lawsuit challenging Obama’s citizenship that was dismissed by U.S. District Judge David Carter in late 2009.
On behalf of more than 40 plaintiffs, the attorneys told a three-judge panel at the federal appeals court that the long-form birth certificate is “not a true and correct image.” They want a forensic expert to examine the birth certificate released by Obama. “It’s very inventive computer art,” Taitz said. “We have a man who, whether it’s true or not, arguably is not a citizen or at least a naturally born citizen of the United States and is not eligible to serve,” Kreep said. “The only recourse for the people is the courts.”
With concern from the court about whether the latest claim was filed too late to be considered, it’s unclear how far their arguments will go. And it wasn’t immediately known when the judges would rule.