Thursday, July 16, 2009
A federal judge this morning dismissed the suit filed here by a U.S. Army reservist who says he shouldn’t have to go to Afghanistan because he believes Barack Obama was never eligible to be president.
Judge Clay Land sided with the defense, which claimed in its response to Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook’s suit, filed July 8 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, that Cook’s suit is “moot” in that he already has been told he doesn’t have to go to Afghanistan, so the relief he is seeking has been granted.
“Federal court only has authority of actual cases and controversies,” Land said. “The entire action is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.”
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Cook arrived at the federal courthouse in uniform this morning for his hearing.
Outside the courthouse, before the hearing, Cook defended his controversial position and declared his devotion to the military.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 11:46 am