WASHINGTON -- Disbarred District of Columbia attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, running a rather quiet write-in campaign for the White House, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his birther lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's eligibility to be president.
Sibley, who once represented "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey, claims in his petition that Obama is "not a 'natural born Citizen' of the United States as required" by the Constitution and that "there is probable cause to believe Obama’s claim that he was born within the United States is based solely upon forged documents."
He's asking the Supreme Court to take up the case on the grounds that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has been too slow in responding to the birther suit he filed against President "Barrack" Obama in January. (The misspelling was corrected in the subsequent filings.)
In a press release, Sibley says his "filings procedurally forces (sic) the Supreme Court to declare whether they will take up the question of Obama’s eligibility to be President or allow the question to be relegated to a judicial process that would not reach the Supreme Court until well after the November 6, 2012, election, let alone before the September 3, 2012, Democratic Convention."
Sibley's write-in campaign platform centers on D.C. voting rights, the strengthening of "the rule of law" and the repeal of the 17th Amendment, which allows for executive appointments to fill Senate vacancies. Sibley also wants to expand Congress to 10,000 representatives.
On his website, Sibley discusses his campaign issues and describes an evening playing the bagpipes for Occupy DC demonstrators in McPherson Square.
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