The Court today handed down an Order’s List (here) that, among other things, granted, vacated and remanded a detainee case and struck down another petition questioning Barack Obama’s qualifications to be President.

In Rasul v. Myers, a group of individuals who had been held in Gutantanamo filed suit claiming inappropriate use of torture and “religious abuse and humiliation.” The DC Circuit handed down an opinion before the Supreme Court handed down Boumediene and today the Court vacated and remanded Rasule in light of its decision in Boumediene. You can see the filings in the case here thanks to SCOTUSblog.

The Court also, as expected, denied application for stay and/or injunction in Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz, a case questioning whether or not Barack Obama can correctly be defined as a “natural born citizen” as mentioned in Article II. This marks the third case out of the three filed in which the Court has struck down similar claims.


1 Response to “Court Vacates and Remands Detainee Case; Rejects Another Case Questioning Obama’s Citizenship”

  1. 1 Ted

    SCOTUS has now prevented itself from acknowleding the question whether Obama is or is not a “natural born citizen” (as distinguished from “citizen”) three times and counting: First before the Nov 4 general election and twice before the Dec 15 vote of the College of Electors. Other cases on the same question are at, or are heading to, SCOTUS. Whether SCOTUS ultimately decides if Obama is or is not a “natural born citizen” only after the Electors vote, only after Congress acts on the Electors’ vote, prior to Obama’s inauguration, or only after Obama’s inauguration, SCOTUS will have to decide — or the people and/or the military will. The issue no longer is Obama. The issue is SCOTUS.


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