(CNN) - President Barack Obama may have one less problem to worry about.
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that claimed Obama is ineligible to be president because he isn't a bona fide U.S. citizen.
The lawsuit represented the claim by the so-called "birthers" movement that Obama was not born in Hawaii - despite a birth certificate to the contrary - or that if he was, his citizenship was invalidated by living overseas as a child.
In a 30-page ruling, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter of California said his court lacked the jurisdiction to rule on a case intended to unseat a sitting president.
Carter's ruling said the plaintiffs were trying to persuade him to "disregard the constitutional procedures in place for the removal of a sitting president."
"The process for removal of a sitting president - removal for any reason - is within the province of Congress, not the courts," the ruling said.
Carter's ruling also noted that the plaintiffs "have attacked the judiciary, including every prior court that has dismissed their claim, as unpatriotic and even treasonous for refusing to grant their requests and for adhering to the terms of the Constitution."
"Respecting the constitutional role and jurisdiction of this court is not unpatriotic," the ruling said. "Quite the contrary, this court considers commitment to that constitutional role to be the ultimate reflection of patriotism."
Hasn't she committed a crime yet? Why do we entertain these idiots!!!! this is not news CNN!!!
These Birthers are a dispicable bunch! That's one of the problems in America today. People have no patience anymore. Can't they wait until 2012 like the rest of us?!?
Obama was born in the US. Drop this already. Only an American could be so ashamed of America as Obama is.
Amen! This judge along with all the previous others has integrity and just plain common sense.
It's all irrelevant now, as a nation we just need to survive the next three years of this administrtion until we can vote this clown out of office for either another Democrat or an Republican who at least can show some form of true leadership and knows what he's doing.
Just sitting here shaking my head and rolling my eyes.
Is this the death of the "birthers"?
Unfortunately, probably not!
Let the comedy, brought to us by wingnuts, continue!
I questions the right of these so called "Birthers" to be American citizens. Maybe they are Taliban.
Birthers make up laws in their heads and then are outraged when courts don't rule in their favor.
WELL, what would one expect from a politically "paid for" opinion!!!!!!!!
At some point, filing a frivolous suit should carry a penalty. Wasting tax-payer dollars should not be tolerated any more. A stif penalty would do the trick and stop this madness promptly!
Congress isn't going to act in this direction. The Obama presidency was given a free pass and rubber stamp from the beginning of the campaign. What really needs to be addressed is what "natural born" means because the Constitution has been misinterpreted to mean "born on U.S. soil." This is incorrect.
CNN continues to give airtime to morons. This leaves less time for vital information and issues. Let's see some of that Chatty style, and everyone chuckle now.
Or, CNN can go back to what it was to begin with and provide relevant NEWS.
If I wanted to see clowns, I'd go to the circus.
Calling a judge unpatriotic for following the rule of law...will you people stop at nothing?!?! I'm sorry your little crazy witch hunt didn't pan out the way you expected it to.
The majority of the American people elected a president on Nov. 4th of last year. That's how the system works. If you don't like it, you can either leave this great country or you can wait until your next chance to elect the person you'd prefer to be president. Stop wasting the judges' precious time!
the first bunch of presidents were not born here
Arnold for president
It used to be an old age "money talks" NOW it's POLITICAL POWER.
Whatever happened to this country we ALL immigrated to?????
I'm an Army brat who was born in Germany and lived most of my childhood in Paraguay. By the "logic" of the Birthers, I guess I'm not a citizen, either.
Funny how this keeps going. They never rule against, they just say look there is nothing we can do about it. Too much power in the executive.
The Birther Movement is one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen.
These IDIOTS will write a book and make millions. SO SAD
If he could he should sue them all for slander and libel.
McCain was born in Panama. How 'bout them apples?
Actually, I think we should fall back on the Republicans' definition of unpatriotic and treasonous that was used during the Bush years.....that being if you don't support our president (e.g., calling him a clown, bringing frivolous lawsuits, etc.), then you are unpatriotic and treasonous.
In seven years time, when Obama leaves office perhaps the birthers will attack the next Democratic president. We won't have to worry about the Republicans since the angry white men party probably won't be around and will be replaced by 4 or 5 regional wing nut parties.
silly birthers, I don't think the founding fathers needed to prove their patriotism. That being said we are a nation of laws. If the president does not follow the law and the courts do not follow the law who will? This idea of majority rule democracy is out of control. I want my Republic back!