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FL 2012-05-20 Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint

FL 2012-05-20 Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint

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Barack Obama Motion to dismiss Amended Complaint in Collette v. Obama
Barack Obama Motion to dismiss Amended Complaint in Collette v. Obama

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INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHESIXTHJUDICALCIRCUIT,INANDFORPASCOCOUNTY,FLORID.\CASENO.51-2012-CA-2041-WSCIVILDMSIONJERRYCOLLETTE,Plaintiff,
'\".
BARACKOBAMA,STATEEXECUTIVECOMMITTEEOFTHEFLORIDADEMOCRATICPARTY,andDOES1THROUGH1000,INCLUSIVE,Defendants.DEFENDANTBARACKOBAl\lA'SMOTIONTODISMISSFIRSTAMENDEDCOMPL\INTPURSUANTTORULE1.140(B)DefendantBarackObama("PresidentObama"),throughundersignedcounsel,movespursuanttoRule1.140(b)todismisstheFirstAmendedComplaintand,insupportthereof,states:
Preliminary
StatementTheamendedcomplaintchallengestheeligibilityofPresidentObama
to
belistedonFloridaballotsasacandidateforthe
office
ofPresidentoftheUnitedStates.ThethrustoftheamendedcomplaintisthatPresidentObamais"foreignhom"andthat"[n]omatterwherehewasboru,heisnota
ustumlborn
citizensbecausehewasbornofforeignpaternity,"eachofwhich,itasalleged,rendershimineligiblefortheofficeofPresidentoftheUnitedStatesunderArticleII,Section5oftheConstitutionoftheUnitedStates.Thisassertion,havingbeenrejectedbyeveryfederalandstatecourttoconsiderthisissue,isutterlybaseless.
Pagelof8
 
ThequestionofPresidentObama'scitizenshiphaslongbeensettled.Heisanaturalbamcitizen,havingbeenbamin1961
ill
Honolulu,Hawaiitohismother,thelateAnnDunham,whowasindisputablyacitizenoftheUnitedStates.Therefore,hesatisfiestherequirement"ofArticleII,Section1oftheConstitutionoftheUnitedStates;heiseligibletoserveasPresidentoftheUnitedStates;andheiseligibletostandforre-election
to
thatoffice.Plaintiffsallegationshave
110
basisinfactorinlaw.
Motion
to
DismissforFailure
to
StateaCauseofAction
1.PresidentObamaisindisputablyanaturalbamcitizenbyvirtueofhisbirthintheUnitedStates.
SeeUmtedSla.tes
l'.
WOllg
KimArk~
169U.S.649,705(1898)(holdingthatapersonbam
to
non-citizensforChi.na
was
acitizenoftheUnitedStatesbecause"[elverypersonbamintheUnitedStates,andsubjecttothejurisdictionthereof,becomesatonceacitizensoftheUnitedStates");
seealsoAnkeny
v.
Governor
oi
theStatcofIndisas,
916N.E.2d678,688(Ind.Ct.App.2010)(citing
W011g
KimArk,
andholdingthatbothPresidentObamaandSenator
101m
McCainwere"naturalbamcitizens"because"personsbamwithinthebordersoftheUnitedStatesare'naturalbamcitizens'fortheArticleII,Section1purposes,regardlessofthecitizenshipoftheirparents").BecausePresidentObamasatisfies
all
eligibilityrequirementsfortheofficeofPresidentoftheUnitedStates,theamendedcomplaintshouldbedismissedfor
failure
tostateacauseofaction.2.DespitethePlaintiffsbaselessassertionsregardingthePresident'seligibility,theamendedcomplaintfailstostateacauseofactionbecausetheDemocraticPartyhasaconstitutionalrighttonominatewhomeveritdesiresas
its
candidateforPresidentoftheUnitedStates.
See
CaJifhmia.
Democratic
Party
v.
.TOlles,
530U.S.567,575(2000)("Unsurprisingly,ourcasesvigorouslyaffirmthespecialplacetheFirstAmendmentreservesfor,andthespecialprotectionitaccords,theprocess
by
whichapoliticalpartyselectls]astandardbearerwhobest
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representstheparty'sideologiesandpreferences.")(internalcitationandquotationmarksomitted);
d.NewYorkBoardofElections
v.
Lopez-Torres,
552U.S.196(2008.)("ApoliticalpartyhasaFirstAmendmentright...tochooseacandidateselectionprocessthat
will
initsviewproducethenomineewhobestrepresentsitspoliticalplatform").Floridalawdoesnotauthorizeinterferencewiththisconstitutionallyprotectedcandidateselectionprocess,andDefendantscannotbeenjoinedfromadvancingPresidentObama'scandidacy,3.PresidentObarnamovestodismisstheamendedcomplaintforfailuretostateacauseofactioninasmuchthereisnobonafidejusticiablecontroversybetweenthepartiesandthatthejudgmentofthecourtismerelysoughttoanswerquestionspropoundedoutofcuriosityorforpoliticalpurposes.4.PresidentObarnamovestodismisstheamendedcomplaintforlackofjurisdiction,inthatthecomplaintfailstoallegeallamountofdamagesnecessarytovestjurisdictioninthecircuitcourt.Assuming,butnotconceding,that
Plaintiff
couldstateacauseofaction,innoeventcouldmonetarydamagesbewarrantedforthetypeofinjuryallegedbyPlaintiffThus,Plaintiff's
claim
fordamagesmustbedismissed.5.Plaintiffsclaimfordamagesmustalsohedismissedforfailure
to
stateacauseeofactioninasmuchasthereexistsnocauseofactionfordamagesforviolationoftheallegedrights,dutiesorobligationsclaimedbythePlaintiff.Motion
to
DismissforFailure
to
JoinIndispensibleParties6.PresidentObamamovestodismisstheamendedcomplaintforfailuretojoinindispensiblepartiesonthegroundthattheGovemoroftheStateofFloridaandtheDepartmentofStateareeachindispensiblepartiestothisactionwhohavenotbeenjoinedaspartydefendants.7.Theamendedcomplaintseeks
that
"Defendantsbeenjoinedfromdoinganyactionwhichwouldsupport
having
tilenameofdefendantObama,asacandidateforUnitedStates
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