By Daniel Noe
A judge in New Jersey just ruled yesterday afternoon against two concerned citizens who questioned Obama’s eligibility to be on their state’s presidential primary ballot. Essentially, Obama was cleared to be put on the ballot.
Attorney Mario Apuzzo, arguing for plaintiffs Nick Purpura and Ted Moran argued that Obama should not be on the ballot and that the NJ Secretary of State is obligated to make sure that only qualified candidates appear on future ballots.
Last week, Mr. Purpura, accompanied by Mr. Apuzzo, filed an objection to the nominating petition of Obama to appear on the state’s primary election ballot.
Obama was represented by attorney Alexandra Hill of the firm of Genova, Burn, and Giantomasi of Newark. The name of the Administrative Law Judge who heard the case was Judge Jeff Masin.
While Mr. Apuzzo clearly argued how Obama’s birth certificate was clearly inauthentic, Ms. Hill struggled to dismiss the suit as irrelevant. Although she conceded that Obama has not furnished a birth certificate to the appropriate parties in the state, she nevertheless said that he is under no obligation to do so. Unfortunately, this is true, not just of New Jersey but of all fifty states.
Judge Masin asked a lot of questions about the eligibility issue, repeatedly interrupting Mr. Apuzzo’s presentation. He refused to hear anything about the issue of Obama’s forged documents and did not allow any evidence to be entered into the court’s official record since Obama had not presented his birth certificate or draft registration documents in any form.
What was most interesting was that despite no record of Obama being born in Hawaii was entered into the court’s official record, Masin ruled that Obama was born there anyway.
The plaintiffs and Mr. Apuzzo vowed to appeal.
Below is the PDF of Judge Masin’s decision.
UPDATE: Here is the response of Mr. Apuzzo and the plaintiffs to the ruling: