As outlined in more detail below, Mr. Philip Berg alleged, in his lawsuit against Obama, that that a Canadian Birth Certificate published on the internet, showing "Barack Hussein Obama, Jr." (Note: Berg's complaint has been dismissed, but he is appealing in both the Third Circuit and the Supreme Court. See here for current status of his appeals.)
10/7 Update: Berg filed a proposed Amended Complaint on October 6. In that complaint, he drops references to the Canadian birth certificate. We retain this entry for historical purposes.
So, the question is, what's the evidence to support these allegations?
(Note: If you are aware of additional evidence, that either supports or refuts the allegations, please submit it through a Comment, and we will update this information accordingly! Thank you!)
|Allegation||Pleading Citation(s)||Evidence Cited in Pleadings|
|"There is a Canadian Birth Certificate posted on the Internet in the name of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.; however, the date of birth shows to be August 23, 1961."||Complaint ¶ 22; see also TRO Memo at 3.||None|
Analysis of "Evidence" Available on the Internet
|"There is a Canadian Birth Certificate posted on the Internet in the name of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.; however, the date of birth shows to be August 23, 1961."|
|What's Your Evidence?||Citation||Notes|
|False||It is true that a (anti-Obama) website posted a birth certificate, with the name "Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. and with the date of birth shown to be August 23, 1961," as alleged by Berg. However, the birth certificate is clearly and expressly, a spoof:
|See Obama's 'Birth Certificate', Rense.com||Note that the photo at issue is not of a "birth certificate" for "Barack Hussein Obama, Jr."
Rather, it is for "Barack Hussein Mohammad Obama Jr."
|--||We could find no other "birth certificate" purporting to be a Canadian Birth Certificate, with the name "Barack Hussein Obama Jr." posted on the internet.|
|Conclusion: Demonstrably False|
|As noted above, it is clear - both on the face of the actual photo looking like a birth certificate, and in the article publishing the photo -- that the document is not real - that it was a spoof.|