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Obama's Birth Certificate—Ramona Attorney Continues the Fight in Court

A Ramona attorney will appear in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday as part of an ongoing effort questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship.

A Ramona attorney will go into the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday to continue questioning whether President Barack Obama is a United States citizen, in spite of the release of the president's long-form birth certificate this week.

Gary Kreep is executive director of the nonprofit in Ramona. He confirmed for Patch that he is due to appear in the court in Pasadena on Monday morning. He will be joined in the litigation by an attorney who is also a Mission Viejo dentist and Rancho Santa Margarita resident—Orly Taitz. Taitz says she will continue to ask the courts to decide the legitimacy of the president.

According to news reports, Taitz was fined $20,000 by a federal judge in Georgia in 2009 for pressing a lawsuit against Obama's citizenship in that state; she paid the fine, $17,000 of which came from supporters.

A phone message left for Taitz this morning by Mission Viejo Patch was not immediately returned. Various news agencies report Taitz is challenging the birth certificate because Obama's father's race is identified as “African” rather than “Negro.”

“I do have a census from 1960 and the only options are white, Asian or Negro,” Taitz was quoted by City News Service as saying. “I know it's not politically correct today, but in 1961 they did not write the race as African—they would write the race as Negro.”

Kreep is a graduate of UC San Diego in economics and the University of San Diego law school. He has practiced law since 1975, according to the justice foundation's website. In this interview, shown on the website, Kreep describes to a representative from The Western Center for Journalism why he feels the president's birth certificate issue is important. The organization published this story about Obama on its website.

The case is part of Drake vs. Obama, according to a spokesperson for the court. It will be heard by judges Harry Pregerson, Raymond C. Fisher and Marcia Berzon. There are two appeals that have been consolidated for argument. They are case numbers 09-56827 and 10-55084.

The courthouse is at 125 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. For directions, click here. No cameras will be allowed in the courtroom unless prior approval is obtained. The case is on the 9 a.m. calendar, but it is the third case to be heard in the morning so an exact time of the hearing cannot be reported.

Julie Pendray contributed to this report.

bytheway May 22, 2011 at 11:34 AM
Gail, are you an expert? Why are you defending obama like you are? Is he related to you? I sure hope not. If the experts say that this so called certiciate is layered and they have proved it , who are you to judge? You talk about pressing issues, who created them.? He is here to run the USA to the ground. What about Isreal? HE wants to be a world leader, no way, he isn't smart enough. He is a muslim first, he admitted, he has to use a teleprompter because he know chit himself. He is told what to say. What about Eric Holder, another mistake. Open your eyes before it's too late. we are being sold out by this misfit. Is it because he is 1/2 black? "Thou protest to much".
Gail Serfass May 22, 2011 at 06:46 PM
@ by the way......for your information I am not related and no I am not an expert.....but I am a person who knows that when a topic has been challenged in a court of law and has been said to have the correct item then I am not going to continue the arguement any futher......I could still have my doubts....but as a realist I also know that no matter how much protesting that I do ....I will not be able to find a solution to the problem until the next election....so I have to tough it out....done it for the 8 years with Bush, his dad, Clinton and now with Obama.....I will not continue to whine on a topic that the courts are dealing with or have dealt with.....it is like being a sore loser in a game....and making the suggestion that I could be related to the President because I don't think that the birthers should continue this ridiculous arguement makes me wonder if you are don't like him because he is black and that you might think that I am black or partially black....you don't know me and I don't know you....I have never said that you are stupid or said your opinion is stupid ....even if I believe it is ....it is still your opinion....whether I like it or not.
LG May 24, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Dear Gail and Doug, Like I said above, "Flame away."
Gail Serfass May 24, 2011 at 02:50 AM
@LG......nothing like being an adult.....don't like what the comments are and can't handle the heat of a debate in a grown up way so you resort to negativity.....very adult
LG May 24, 2011 at 04:24 AM
Debates in places like these prove nothing, for me nor for you. Turn on the flames, I do not give a rip.

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