HOLLISTER v. SOETORO et al

Filing 11

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against BARRY SOETORO, JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR, DOES filed by GREGORY S. HOLLISTER.(nmw, )

HOLLISTER v. SOETORO et al Doc. 11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA : : Plaintiff : vs. : CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:08-cv-02254 JR : BARRY SOETORO, a/k/a Barack : Hussein Obama, in his capacity as : a natural person; in his capacity as : de facto President in posse; and in his : capacity as de jure President in posse : and : JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., in his capacity : as a natural person; in his capacity as : de jure Acting President in posse; in his : capacity as de jure President in posse; : and in his capacity as de jure Vice: President in posse; : and : NATURAL and UN-NATURAL : DOES 1-100 INCLUSIVE, : : Defendants : PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT Plaintiff through his Counsel, Philip J. Berg, Esquire and Lawrence J. Joyce, Esquire allege the following in support of his Complaint for Interpleader, Declaratory and Injunctive Relief: GREGORY S. HOLLISTER, JURISDICTION AND VENUE 1. This is a claim in the nature of Interpleader, with Jurisdiction in this Court based upon 28 U.S.C. 1335 with diversity of citizenship; there is complete diversity of citizenship between the Plaintiff and all Defendants in this suit. 2. Plaintiff Gregory S. Hollister is a resident of the State of Colorado; Defendant Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama is a resident of Illinois, possibly Washington 1 Dockets.Justia.com D.C. and may be a Foreign National; and Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is a resident of the State of Delaware and possibly Washington, D.C. PARTIES 3. Plaintiff, Gregory S. Hollister [hereinafter "Hollister"] is a citizen of the United States and a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 4. Defendant, Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, [hereinafter "Soetoro"] is an adult individual and is a resident of Illinois, possibly Washington, D.C., and may be a Foreign National with an office address of The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20500. 5. Defendant, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. [hereinafter "Biden"] is a citizen of the United States with a residence at One Observatory Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. and is a resident of Delaware and possibly Washington, D.C., with an office address of The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20500. FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS 6. Plaintiff Hollister is a retired Colonel from the United States Air Force. Hollister joined the United States Air Force and began active duty in 1978. Hollister served twenty [20] years of honorable service and retired in 1998. 7. Hollister took the Oath of Enlistment which states "I, Gregory S. Hollister, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the 2 orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." [emphasis added] 8. In addition to the enlistment Oath, Hollister was an Officer of the United States Military and therefore took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic and he would bear true faith and allegiance to the same. Hollister further took the Officer's Oath stating he took the obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that he will well and faithfully discharge his duties of the Office in which he serves so help him God. 9. Officers in the United States armed Forces, including Hollister, do not swear an oath to the President, the Congress or the Department of Defense. Their Oath is to the United States Constitution. 10. As a result of Hollister having served a regular commission, he is in what is called the "Individual Ready Reserve." That means he is subject to Presidential recall for the rest of his life. Hollister's discharge papers are attached hereto as EXHIBIT "A". 11. Plaintiff is in possession of certain property. This property consists of duties owed by the Plaintiff to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States and to all others above Plaintiff's rank in his chain of command, and this property also consists of certain relationships. It has been held in the federal jurisdiction that property can pertain to an intangible res. Carpenter v. United States, 484 U.S. 19, 25-27, 108 S.Ct. 316, 320-321, 98 L.Ed.2d 275, 283-284 (1987). Other federal courts have stated that property can be recognized in other types of intangible res as well. First Victoria National Bank v. United States, 620 F.2d 1096, 1106-1107 (5th Cir. 1980) ("rice history acreage", like "good will of a business", is property); Matter of Nichols, 4 B.R. 711, 717 (E.D. Mich. 1980) (citing Black's 3 Law Dictionary at 1095 for proposition that "property" encompasses all things "corporeal or incorporeal, tangible or intangible, visible or invisible..."). Significantly, the District of Massachusetts has found that property can be recognized in a relationship, such as a landlord-tenant relationship, or an employer-employee relationship. Glosband v. Watts Detective Agency, Inc., 21 B.R. 963, 971-972. (D. Mass. 1982) 12. The statute Plaintiff relies on for bringing this case in the nature of Interpleader does not state a requirement that the property be tangible or intangible. Bank of Neosho v. Colcord, 8 F.R.D. 621 (W.D. Mo. 1949) (a case in the federal jurisdiction in which an intangible res [a duty] was the subject of Interpleader). The Plaintiff has found no case in which a Court held that intangible res cannot be the subject of Interpleader; and the wording of the statute upon which the Plaintiff relies to bring this case in the nature of Interpleader must be considered in light of two holdings by the Supreme Court on statutory construction: Martin v. Wilks, 490 U.S. 760, 109 S.Ct. 2180, 104 L.Ed.2d 835 (1989) and N.O.W. v. Scheidler, 510 U.S. 249, 114 S.Ct. 798, 127 L.Ed.2d 99 (1994) 13. The duties which Plaintiff Hollister has toward the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, and to all others above him in his chain of command, also constitute obligations owed by the Plaintiff to the Commander-In-Chief and to all others above him in his chain of command. 14. In light of Martin v. Wilks and N.O.W. v. Scheidler, any attempt to read into the federal Interpleader statute a requirement that the property rights pertain only to a tangible res or that the obligations would have to constitute the tendering of a tangible res would constitute an impermissible addition of an element not contained in the statute itself. 4 15. Plaintiff's duties themselves are the duty to uphold our United States Constitution, obey lawful orders, the duty to disobey at least certain unlawful orders, and the duty to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic; put another way, the Plaintiff is in possession of obligations he owes to the Acting President or President (and all others above the Plaintiff in his chain of command) to receive the performance of these duties from the Plaintiff. Each of these duties is worth Five Hundred [$500.00] Dollars or more. 16. The relationships are the superior/subordinate relationships that Plaintiff has with each person above him in the chain of command; including the Acting President or President, and the relationship Plaintiff and the Department of Defense reciprocally have with each other as employer/employee. Each of these relationships is worth Five Hundred [$500.00] Dollars or more. 17. Plaintiff has reason to believe that Soetoro may not be a "natural born" United States Citizen and therefore is not qualified pursuant to the United States Constitution to serve as President of the United States. Article II, Section I, Cl. 5 states that only a "natural born" United States citizen shall be eligible to the Office of President. 18. Plaintiff's questions regarding Soetoro's eligibility to serve as President of the United States pursuant to the Constitution arose when Plaintiff learned Soetoro may have been born in Kenya to a U.S. citizen mother and a foreign national. This was further complicated when Plaintiff learned that Soetoro attended a public school in Indonesia under the name of Barry Soetoro, as an Indonesian Citizen. 19. Furthermore, there is concern that Soetoro registered as a foreign national at Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School. 5 20. The American public's [Note: "public" is in and of itself plural; accordingly, the possessive is "public's", knowledge of Soetoro is based in substantial part on his memoir, Dreams from my Father. Although Soetoro is silent about his birthplace in his Memoir, he speaks in detail about his life in Indonesia. Unfortunately, Soetoro's records pertaining to his life are confidential either by being sealed or by statute, depriving Plaintiff and all citizens access to such documents. 21. Evidence points to the fact that Soetoro's name at the time of his birth was Barack Hussein Obama, and that he was born at Coast Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya located in Coast Province. Soetoro's father was a Kenyan citizen and Soetoro's mother a United States citizen who was not old enough and did not reside in the United States long enough to register Soetoro's birth in Hawaii as a "natural born" United States citizen. 22. Under the laws in effect between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986 (Soetoro was born in 1961), a child born outside of the United States to one citizen parent and one foreign national, could acquire "natural born" United States citizenship if the United States citizen parent had been physically present in the United States for ten (10) years prior to the child's birth, five (5) of those years being after age fourteen (14). Nationality Act of 1940, revised June 1952; United States of America v. Cervantes-Nava, 281 F.3d 501 (2002), Drozd v. I.N.S., 155 F.3d 81, 85-88 (2d Cir.1998), United States v. Gomez-Orozco, 188 F.3d 422, 426-27 (7th Cir. 1999), Scales v. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 232 F.3d 1159 (9th Cir. 2000), Solis-Espinoza v. Gonzales, 401 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir. 2005). Soetoro's mother was only eighteen (18) when Soetoro a/k/a Obama was born in Kenya and therefore she did not meet the age and residency requirements for her child to have acquired "natural born" U.S. citizenship under the statute, even assuming that a statute could confer natural- 6 born citizenship status. Therefore, Soetoro could not be a "natural born" United States citizen in any event under these facts. The law that applies to a birth abroad is the law in effect at the time of birth, Marquez-Marquez a/k/a Moreno v. Gonzales, 455 F. 3d 548 (5th Cir. 2006), Runnett v. Shultz, 901 F.2d 782, 783 (9th Cir.1990) (holding that "the applicable law for transmitting citizenship to a child born abroad when one parent is a U.S. citizen is the statute that was in effect at the time of the child's birth"). 23. Soetoro's Kenyan grandmother, Sarah Obama, has repeatedly stated that Soetoro was born in Kenya and that she was present in the hospital during his birth. Bishop Ron McRae, who oversees the Anabaptists Churches in North America, and Reverend Kweli Shuhubia, had the opportunity in or about October 2008 to interview Sarah Obama. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia went to the home of Sarah Obama located in Kogello, Kenya. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia called Bishop McRae from Ms. Obama's home and placed the call on speakerphone. Bishop McRae asked if it was okay to tape the conversation, which permission was granted. Because Ms. Obama only speaks Swahili, Reverend Kweli Shuhubia and another grandson of Ms. Obama translated the telephone interview. Bishop McRae asked Ms. Obama where Soetoro was born; Ms. Obama answered in Swahili and was very adamant that Soetoro was born in Kenya. Bishop McRae asked Ms. Obama if she was present during Soetoro's birth and Ms. Obama answered, "Yes." 24. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia left after interviewing Ms. Obama, and traveled to Mombosa, Kenya. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia interviewed personnel at the hospital where Ms. Obama said Soetoro was born in Kenya. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia then immediately had meetings with the Provincial Civil Registrar. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia learned there were records of Ann Dunham giving birth to Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. in Mombosa, Kenya 7 on August 4, 1961. Reverend Kweli Shuhubia spoke directly with an Official, the Principal Registrar, who openly confirmed that the birthing records of Soetoro under the name "Barack H. Obama, Jr." and his mother were present; however, the file on Barack H. Obama, Jr. was classified. The Official explained Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.'s birth in Kenya is top secret. 25. in Hawaii. Soetoro continues to verbally deny he was born in Kenya and states he was born Upon investigation into the alleged birth of Soetoro in Honolulu, Hawaii, Soetoro's birth is reported as occurring at two (2) separate hospitals, Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital. The Rainbow Edition News Letter, November 2004 Edition, published by the Education Laboratory School did a several page article of an interview with Soetoro and his half-sister, Maya. The Rainbow Edition News Letter reports Soetoro was born August 4, 1961 at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In February 2008, Soetoro's halfsister, Maya, was again interviewed, this time by the Star Bulletin. Therein Maya stated that Soetoro was born August 4, 1961 in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. 26. Moreover, Soetoro allowed the Daily Kos, Factcheck and his campaign website to post a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth (COLB), purported to be Soetoro's on their websites. There are several problems with this. The image posted on dailykos.com, factcheck.org and fightthesmears.com has been deemed an altered and forged document according to document image specialists. Moreover, even if this document purported to be Soetoro's Certification of Live Birth was an accurate document, it still could not prove "natural born" U.S. citizenship status. The Hawaii Department of Health issues a Certification of Live Birth to births that occurred abroad in foreign countries as well as births that occurred at home and not in a hospital. Certifications of Live Birth are issued to those born as "naturalized" U.S. citizens as well as "natural born" U.S. citizens. It should be 8 noted, Soetoro's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng was born in Indonesia in 1970. She was born a "natural" citizen of Indonesia. However, her birth was registered in Hawaii as a birth abroad and she is only a "naturalized" citizen, not "natural born"; despite this she was issued a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth (COLB). 27. A Certification of Live Birth is not sufficient evidence to prove one is in fact a "natural born" U.S. citizen. In fact, a Certification of Live birth is not even sufficient evidence of Hawaiian heritage for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) to secure a land lease for someone. 28. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is governed by the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, enacted by the U.S. Congress to protect and improve the lives of native Hawaiians. The act created a Hawaiian Homes Commission to administer certain public lands, called Hawaiian home lands, for homesteads. 29. As stated in the Hawaiian Home Lands manual regarding applying for Hawaiian Home Lands on Page seven [7] of text (Page eleven [11] of the PDF file), attached as EXHIBIT "B", in order to qualify for a Hawaiian Home Land Lease, you must be at least fifty percent [50%] native Hawaiian by blood, and not by marriage or adoption. In order for the DHHL to process an application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). 30. Additionally, Dr. Fukino, Director of the Hawaiian Department of Health released a press release stating she saw Soetoro's "vault" version birth certificate in a file. Although, Dr. Fukino does not claim Soetoro was born in Hawaii (or the United States, for that matter), she does confirm that the "vault" version birth certificate exists, see EXHIBIT "C". Once 9 again, Soetoro refuses to release access to this "vault" version birth certificate which, if it were legitimate, would show doctors' signatures, city, state and country of birth, and of course would solve the issue of where he was in fact born. 31. It appears that Soetoro became an Indonesian citizen. When Soetoro was approximately four (4) years old his parents divorced and thereafter, Soetoro's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, married Lolo Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia. Evidence points to the fact that Lolo Soetoro either signed a government form legally "acknowledging" Soetoro as his son or "adopted" Soetoro, either of which changed any citizenship status Soetoro had to a "natural" citizen of Indonesia. 32. At the time that Defendant Barry Soetoro was in Indonesia, all Indonesian students were required to carry government identity cards or Karty Tanda Pendudaks, as well as family card identification called a Kartu Keluarga. The Kartu Keluarga is a family card which bears the legal names and citizenship status of all family members. 33. Soetoro was registered in a public school as an Indonesian citizen by the name of Barry Soetoro and his father was listed as Lolo Soetoro, M.A. Indonesia did not allow foreign students to attend their public schools in the late 1960's or 1970's, and any time a child was registered for a public school, the child's name and citizenship status were verified through the Indonesian Government. See Constitution of Republic of Indonesia (UndangUndang Dasar Republik Indonesia 1945), Chapter 13, Law No. 62 of 1958 (all citizens of Indonesia have a right to education). The school record, attached hereto as Exhibit "D", indicates that Soetoro's name is "Barry Soetoro;" his nationality is "Indonesia;" and his religion as "Islam". There was no way for Soetoro to have attended school in Jakarta, Indonesia legally unless he was an Indonesian citizen, as Indonesia was under tight rule and 10 was a Police State. See Constitution of Republic of Indonesia (Undang-Undang Dasar Republik Indonesia 1945), Law No. 62 of 1958. These facts indicate that Soetoro is an Indonesian citizen, and therefore he is not eligible to be President of the United States. 34. Under Indonesian law, when a male acknowledges a child as his son, it deems the son, in this case Soetoro, an Indonesian State citizen. Constitution of Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 62 of 1958 concerning Immigration Affairs and Indonesian Civil Code (Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Perdata) (KUHPer) (Burgerlijk Wetboek voor Indonesie). 35. Furthermore, under the Indonesian adoption law, once an Indonesian citizen adopts a child, the adoption severs the child's relationship to the birth parents, and the adopted child is given the same status as a natural child and the child takes the name of his step-father, in this case, Soetoro. See Indonesian Constitution, Article 2. 36. The Indonesian citizenship law was designed to prevent apatride (stateless) or bipatride (dual) citizenship. Indonesian regulations recognized neither apatride nor bipatride (stateless or dual) citizenship. Since Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship; neither did the United States (since the United States only permitted dual citizenship when `both' countries agree); and since Soetoro was a "natural" citizen of Indonesia, the United States would not step in or interfere with the laws of Indonesia. Hague Convention of 1930. 37. As a result of Soetoro's Indonesian "natural" citizenship status, Soetoro could never regain U.S. "natural born" status, if he in fact he ever held such, which we doubt. Soetoro could have only become "naturalized" if the proper paperwork were filed with the U.S. State Department, after going through U.S. Immigration after his return to the United States; in which case, Soetoro would have received a Certification of Citizenship indicating "naturalized." 11 38. Plaintiff is informed, believes and thereon alleges Soetoro was never naturalized in the United States after his return. Soetoro was ten (10) years old when he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. Soetoro's mother did not return with him. Therefore, it appears that she did not apply for citizenship for Soetoro in the United States. If citizenship for Soetoro had been applied for in 1971, Soetoro would have a Certification of Citizenship. If Soetoro returned in 1971 to Hawaii without going through U.S. Immigration, today he would be an "illegal alien" and obviously not able to serve as President, but also his term as a United States Senator from Illinois for nearly four (4) years was illegal. Plaintiff believes Soetoro might have reentered the United States at age ten (10) by showing a copy of his aforementioned Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth or his Indonesian Passport. 39. Moreover, Plaintiff has been unable to locate any legal documents wherein Soetoro's name was legally changed from Barry Soetoro to Barack Hussein Obama. Soetoro's silence on these issues is deafening and his refusal to release such records to prove that none of this occurred results in his status as Acting Commander in Chief at best, and a willful action on his part to deceive the Armed Forces of the United States so that he may wield power that is in non-compliance with the United States Constitution. 40. Plaintiff is literally caught between a rock and a hard place. If reactivated, he comes under a duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States and to obey lawful orders. He would come under a duty, under at least certain circumstances, to disobey unlawful orders. He would come under a duty to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. But to whom will these duties be owed from January 20, 2009 on? And against whom will these duties operate? Soetoro or Biden? 12 41. This dilemma is particularly distressful to the Plaintiff in light of the current state The Armed Forces themselves of the law on obeying or disobeying unlawful orders. construe their oath to obey orders to require only that they obey lawful orders. See the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) 809.ART.90 (20) (military personnel need only obey the "lawful command of his superior officer"); 891.ART.91 (2), (servicemember must obey the "lawful order of a warrant officer"; 892.ART.92 (1) servicemember must obey the "lawful general order"), and 892.ART.92 (2) ("lawful order"). And the courts have recognized even the affirmative duty of servicemembers to disobey unlawful orders, most notably in the notorious "My Lai Massacre" case, United States v. Calley, 22 USCMA 534, 48 CMR 19 (1973). 42. In the instant case, the first question Plaintiff is concerned about is, "Does United States v. New, 55 M.J. 95 (2001), apply to a case in which the claim by the person declaring that he is President is a claim that is false? And does this vary according to whether the claim to be President is `palpably illegal on its face?'" See New, 55 M.J. at 108. U.S. v. New applies on its face to a soldier's duty to obey legal orders and disobey certain illegal orders, of course. But does it also apply with respect to the underlying question of whether the person giving the orders is even legitimately in office to give those orders in the first place? 43. Plaintiff faces the possibility of a conflict in his duties and multiple claims against him for the performance of these duties. It has been held that Interpleader may be brought even though no demand has yet been made on a Plaintiff for the property or obligation in question. Dunbar v. United States, 502 F.2d 506 (5th Cir. 1974). Instead, the mere fact that the Plaintiff has a real, reasonable, bona fide fear of exposure to multiple claims or the hazards and vexation of conflicting claims is sufficient. American Fidelity Fire Insurance 13 Co. v. Construcciones Werl, Inc., 407 F. Supp. 164 (D. Virgin Islands 1975). See also, Underwriters at Lloyd's v. Nichols, 363 F.2d 357 (8th Cir. 1966) (in such circumstances, court has a duty to allow Interpleader). 44. Plaintiff especially asks this Court to keep in mind that if Soetoro is sworn in, he could be blackmailed by anyone possessing prima facie evidence of his lack of natural-born citizenship. The blackmail could be for money, or could be for changing policy, whether foreign or domestic. 45. Plaintiff fears the hazards and vexations of multiple conflicting orders and responsibilities with respect to his aforementioned duties, all of which may interfere with, and may possibly sever, their relationships with all those above him in the chain of command, including, but not limited to, the Acting President or President, and all of which may interfere with, and may possibly sever, his employer/employee relationship with the Department of Defense. These hazards and vexations can include court-martials, incarceration, reduction in rank, loss of benefits and privileges, a dishonorable discharge, and claims against him for damages, all of which might come, possibly in contradictory manner, from more than one source of authority, or at least from more than one claimed source of authority, above him. Each of these injuries, and all of them, would constitute irreparable harm to the Plaintiff. With respect to relief from each of these injuries, and all of them, damages will not suffice for Plaintiff, and there is no adequate remedy at law. 46. It is particularly important to the Plaintiff to know whether Soetoro is eligible to be President before Plaintiff is reactivated because if Soetoro issues an order to reactivate him, he will have to know whether that is an order he is required to obey, or perhaps (at least in certain cases) whether that is even an order he is required to disobey. The evidence that 14 Soetoro is not a "natural-born" citizen is so substantial that as things stand right now, unless this Court affirmatively declares that Soetoro is indeed constitutionally qualified to be President, Plaintiff will be of the opinion that he must refuse to recognize as being lawful the reactivation order and any other orders to him pursuant to the reactivation order. 47. If the ordinary processes of law would then be available to the Plaintiff for a resolution of these conflicts upon his reactivation, perhaps his distress today would not be quite as pronounced as it is. But the ordinary processes of law would not be available to the Plaintiff in the event that he is reactivated. As this Court itself has held (and as was affirmed by the D.C. Circuit), Congress has by statute precluded members of the Armed Forces from having access to the Article III Courts until and unless they have first disobeyed an order and have been court-martialed for having done so, and all their appeals in the military courts have been exhausted. United States ex rel. New v. Perry, 919 F. Supp. 491 (D.D.C. 1996); aff'd sub nom. New v. Cohen, 129 F.3d 639 (D.C. Cir. 1997), cert. den., 523 U.S. 1048, 118 S.Ct. 1364, 140 L.Ed.2d 513. 48. Thus, the ordinary processes of the law in the Article III Courts are not available to the Plaintiff for a consideration of his plight once he is reactivated and deemed to be in active status. This, of course, adds to all the other grounds the Plaintiff has for having a real, reasonable, bona fide fear of exposure to multiple claims or the hazards and vexation of conflicting claims. 49. Plaintiff's concern over how to conduct himself, and his concern over multiple conflicting civil and criminal claims against him if Soetoro is sworn in is further increased by a recent Supreme Court decision, Nguyen v. United States, 539 U.S. 69 (2003). In Nguyen the Supreme Court took note of the fact that the usual rule regarding the acts of de facto 15 officers is that ordinarily they are equally valid as those of de jure officers. The Court held nonetheless that the judgment of the Ninth Circuit had to be vacated on the grounds that there was a constitutional defect in the authority of the Article IV Court Judge to hear the appeals. Nguyen v. United States, 539 U.S. 69, 77-81, 123 S.Ct. 2130, 2135-2137, 156 L.Ed.2d 64, 75-78 (2003). Thus it is the case that, by the Supreme Court's own jurisprudence, Plaintiff Hollister will not have reasonable notice ahead of time as to which orders of Barry Soetoro, if he is the de facto President and not the de jure President, will be orders which are valid, and which Plaintiff must obey, or which orders may not be valid, and which Plaintiff would be expected to disobey. 50. Plaintiff is in need of the assistance of this Court. Without a determination by competent authority as to whether Soetoro is or isn't constitutionally eligible to be President, the Plaintiff will be left on his own to determine his duties should he receive what is purported to be his reactivation orders from Soetoro, or conflicting orders from his superiors in the chain of command, or orders which may conflict with his duty to support and defend the Constitution. In that respect, the Plaintiff retains an interest in the alleged properties at issue in this case. Accordingly, if this Court does find that Soetoro is indeed constitutionally qualified to hold the Office of President, Plaintiff will need for this Court to base such a finding upon a clear showing by affirmative evidence, consistent with Soetoro's burden of proof under Interpleader, that Soetoro is indeed a "natural born" United States citizen and qualified to be President in order to reduce any possibility that the deference to this Court might start to weaken among those above them in the chain of command with respect to this most crucial issue concerning the various duties of all members of the Armed Forces of the United States. 16 51. This Court has to act now. Judgment on the merits is the only thing that can prevent a horrible state of affairs for the Plaintiff and the members of our Armed Forces, the Courts and the nation. Plaintiff, members of the Armed Forces and the civilian populace have to know, and they have a right to know, who is lawfully entitled to be the Commander-inChief of the Armed Forces of the United States---who is lawfully entitled to "push the button", and who is not. 52. In that hour when---God forbid---it actually becomes necessary to decide, one way or the other, whether to use America's nuclear arsenal, will the senior members of our military be under a legal duty to obey the orders of the would-be Commander-in-Chief, or will they be under a legal duty to disobey the order of an apparent enemy (foreign, or domestic) of the Constitution who holds the office of President? We ask the Court to bear in mind that, depending on what facts are ascertained at trial, the Court may conclude that Soetoro is in fact, right now, an illegal alien. 53. The bottom line, then, is this: As things stand now, without this Court's intervention, the Plaintiff in the instant case will be left completely out in the cold following Inauguration Day if he should happen to face a possible conflict between his duties to obey lawful orders on the one hand and his duties to disobey unlawful orders and defend the Constitution on the other hand, particularly if the unlawful order is "palpably illegal on its face" (New, 55 M.J. at 108), whatever his "interpretation of applicable law" (Ibid.) may be, especially if the would-be Commander-in-Chief's claim to hold office is palpably subject to disbelief simultaneously. And if this is the case with respect to this Plaintiff, what then will likewise be the case for the Joint Chiefs of Staff if Soetoro is in fact sworn in? Dare they 17 speak up beforehand, if no national crisis is at hand? And will it be too late for them to speak up if in fact a national crisis does later on develop? 54. Plaintiff moves this Court for the Court's Orders to be issued nunc pro tunc in the event this Court declares Soetoro to be constitutionally ineligible to serve as President of the United States, after Soetoro and Biden have been sworn in. FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION (Against All Defendants) Claim for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Interpleader 28 U.S.C. 1335 55. 56. Plaintiff hereby incorporates Paragraphs 1 through 54 as if fully set forth herein. Plaintiff is in possession of certain property. This property consists of the rights pertaining to the duties owed by the Plaintiff to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States and to all others above him in his chain of command, and this property also consists of certain relationships. Said duties also constitute obligations owed by the Plaintiff to the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States and to all others above him in his chain of command. The rights pertaining to each of these duties is worth Five Hundred [$500.00] Dollars or more. The rights pertaining to each of these relationships is worth Five Hundred [$500.00] Dollars or more. Plaintiff will deposit with this Court, if necessary, a Bond in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred [$2,500.00] Dollars for the combined sum of the properties that the Plaintiff possesses pertaining to the duties and relationships alleged in this Complaint. 57. Plaintiff is also in possession of Soetoro's Indonesian School Record showing his name as Barry Soetoro and his citizenship status as Indonesian, and Plaintiff is in possession 18 of his discharge document and has requested copies of his own enlistment papers. The document denominated as Soetoro's Indonesian School Record showing his name as Barry Soetoro and his citizenship status as Indonesian has a value of Five Hundred [$500.00] Dollars or more; Plaintiff's discharge document has a value of Five Hundred [$500.00] or more and has been deposited with this Court. Plaintiff has requested copies of his enlistment papers, which likewise have a value of Five Hundred [$500.00] Dollars or more, and copies of these documents will be deposited with this Court once they are received from the United States Department of Defense. Of course, Plaintiff's original enlistment papers are in the possession of the United States Department of Defense. 58. Plaintiff knows that each of the Defendants, and those acting under either of them, may have competing rights between themselves to the property rights in these duties, relationships, and documents, and the right to claim all the property rights with respect to all of these duties, relationships, and documents shall belong to either Soetoro or Biden as of Noon, Eastern Standard Time, on January 20, 2009, but Plaintiff does not know which of these two persons may properly claim the property rights in these duties, relationships, and documents. 59. Plaintiff has a real, reasonable, bona fide fear of exposure to multiple claims or the hazards and vexation of conflicting claims brought by either or both of the Defendants, or by those acting under either of them. 60. Likewise, the document denominated as Soetoro's Indonesian School Record showing his name as Barry Soetoro and his citizenship status as Indonesian, which we have filed with this Court as EXHIBIT "D", is a chattel of peculiar value not fungible with other chattels, and the Plaintiff has a real, reasonable, bona fide fear that he could be subject to 19 injunctive relief over it and possible criminal prosecution by Soetoro, Biden or those acting under either of them for unlawfully withholding it. 61. Plaintiff's discharge documents, which are filed with this Court as EXHIBIT "A", and his enlistment papers are also chattels of a peculiar value not fungible with other chattels, and the Plaintiff has a real, reasonable, bona fide fear that if he is expelled from the military by Soetoro or Biden or by those acting under either of them, the substance of the provisions of those papers would lose much of their meaning and value. 62. By virtue of these fears and concerns, which, if realized, would subject Plaintiff to irreparable harm as to which damages would not suffice, and as to which there is no adequate remedy at law, Plaintiff is entitled to use Interpleader under 28 U.S.C. 1335 to join Soetoro and Biden as Defendants to cause them to come forward with the proof of Soetoro's constitutional eligibility to serve as President of the United States pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the U.S. Constitution and proof as to which of them may be entitled to the rights pertaining to the property which the Plaintiff alleges that he holds, so that Plaintiff might receive from this Court a declaration of the Plaintiff's rights and duties with respect to each Defendant, and Injunctive Relief as may be appropriate against either or both Defendants on behalf of the Plaintiff. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully prays that this Court: A. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as a natural person is hereby constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States and the same is hereby Ordered to refrain from assuming, or taking the oath of, said office or exercising the duties and 20 functions thereof, and to refrain from interfering with, or claiming, the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint; or B. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as de facto President of the United States in posse is hereby constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States and the same is hereby Ordered to refrain from assuming, or taking the oath of, said office or exercising the duties and functions thereof, and to refrain from interfering with, or claiming, the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint; or C. Declare, if this Court finds on the merits that Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to be President after Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama has been sworn in as President, that Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama is further barred and prohibited nunc pro tunc from holding the Office of President and from exercising the functions and duties of said Office, and from interfering with, or making any claim to, the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint; and D. Order Plaintiff to refrain from recognizing Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces thereof; or E. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as a natural person is hereby eligible to be President of the United States, pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States, and that he may rightfully claim the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint upon assuming the Office of President of the United States; or 21 F. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as de jure President of the United States in posse is hereby eligible, pursuant to Article II 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States, to be President of the United States, and that he may rightfully claim the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint upon assuming the Office of President of the United States; and G. Order Plaintiff to recognize Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama as de jure President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces thereof from the time of his inauguration into that office and Joseph R. Biden as de jure Vice-President of the United States from the time of his inauguration into that office, for the term of each office beginning at Noon, Eastern Standard Time, January 20, 2009; or H. Order Plaintiff to look to Joseph R. Biden for Orders if this Court finds Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama constitutionally ineligible pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the U.S. Constitution; and I. Retain Jurisdiction of this action to ensure the Court's Orders are being fully enforced; and J. Award Plaintiff his Attorney Fees and Costs and Grant Plaintiff such other and further relief as this Honorable Court deems just and proper. COUNT TWO (Against All Defendants) Claim for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief BIVENS ACTION 63. 64. Plaintiff hereby incorporates Paragraphs 1 through 62 as if fully set forth herein. A Bivens Action is an action against Federal Employees for redress under the same criteria as 42 U.S.C 1983 actions, which is inapplicable to Federal employees. 22 65. Article III of the Constitution requires the Federal Courts to review only "cases and controversies," which require Plaintiffs seeking to invoke a federal court's authority, other than in a claim based upon Interpleader or a Bivens claim, to show "(1) actual or threatened injury (2) suffered as a result of the allegedly illegal conduct of the Defendant, which (3) fairly can be traced to the challenged action and (4) is likely to be redressed by a favorable decision." Salmon River Concerned Citizens v. Robertson, 32 F.3d 1346, 1353 (9th Cir. 1994). Where a Plaintiff who is not proceeding in a case based upon interpleader or Bivens claim cannot satisfy these requirements, the Court lacks jurisdiction. 66. Because Plaintiff alleges a Bivens claim, on the grounds that he is challenging a possible administrative action, he need demonstrate only a realistic danger of sustaining an injury to his rights and need not await the consummation of the threatened injury in order to obtain preventive relief, such as exposing himself to actual arrest or prosecution as a result of conflicting opinions with his Superior Officers in the Military as to whether an Order issued by Soetoro is a lawful Order or an Unlawful Order, and Plaintiffs refusal to abide by said Order. Plaintiff is stating an intention to engage in conduct arguably affected with a constitutional interest but proscribed by statute and there exists a credible threat of prosecution thereunder, Plaintiff may bring an action for declaratory or injunctive relief. Steffel v. Thompson, 415 U.S. 452 (1974); Wooley v. Maynard, 430 U.S. 705, 707 -708, 710 (1977); Babbitt v. United Farm Workers, 442 U.S. 289, 297 -305 (1979) (finding some claims ripe, others not). Compare Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179, 188 -189 (1973), with Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 127 -128 (1973). See also Planned Parenthood v. Danforth, 428 U.S. 52 (1976); Colautti v. Franklin, 439 U.S. 379 (1979) 23 67. Similarly, the reasonable certainty of the occurrence of the perceived threat to a constitutional interest is sufficient to afford a basis for bringing a challenge, provided the court has sufficient facts before it to enable it to intelligently adjudicate the issues. Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1, 113 -118 (1976); Regional Rail Reorganization Act Cases, 419 U.S. 102, 138 -148 (1974) (holding some but not all the claims ripe). See also Goldwater v. Carter, 444 U.S. 996, 997 (Justice Powell concurring) (parties had not put themselves in opposition) 68. There are serious questions into the eligibility of Soetoro to serve as President of the United States pursuant to the United States Constitution. It is believed Soetoro is not a "natural born" citizen and in fact may be an Indonesian Citizen, therefore making him ineligible and unqualified pursuant to the Constitution to legally serve as President of the United States. As a result of the questions of Soetoro's citizenship status and his constitutional eligibility to serve as President of the United States, any orders he issues and/or signs may be illegal Orders. 69. Soetoro was born in Mombosa, Kenya, and his mother was not old enough to confer U.S. "natural born" citizenship status to Soetoro, United States of America v. Cervantes-Nava, 281 F.3d 501 (2002), Drozd v. I.N.S., 155 F.3d 81, 85-88 (2d Cir.1998). 70. Additionally, Soetoro lost any "naturalized" United States citizenship status he might ever have had when he became a "natural" citizen of Indonesia. Soetoro's mother married Lolo Soetoro an Indonesian Citizen in or about 1964/1965. Lolo Soetoro acknowledged Soetoro as his son and/or adopted Soetoro thus changing his citizenship status to a "natural" citizen of Indonesia. Under Indonesian law, when a male acknowledges a child as his son, it deems the son, in this case Soetoro, as an Indonesian State citizen. Constitution of Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 62 of 1958, Law No. 12 concerning Citizenship of 24 Republic of Indonesia, Law No. 9 concerning Immigration Affairs and Indonesian Civil Code (Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Perdata) (KUHPer) (Burgerlijk Wetboek voor Indonesie). Republic of Indonesia Constitution 1945, Chapter X, Citizens and Residents, Article 26 states "(1) Citizens shall consist of indigenous Indonesian peoples and persons of foreign origin who have been legalized as citizens in accordance with law. (2) Residents shall consist of Indonesian citizens and foreign nationals living in Indonesia." Soetoro was a "natural" citizen of Indonesia and not a foreign national, as proven by his Indonesian school registration 71. Moreover, Plaintiff is unaware of Soetoro's legal name. Is it Barry Soetoro or Barack H. Obama? Soetoro's last legal name shows his name as Barry Soetoro and his citizenship status is Indonesian according to his school record, See EXHIBIT "D". 72. Plaintiff is retired Military, and although he is retired he still took the Oath of Enlistment to uphold the U.S. Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic, and adhere to any Orders issued by the President of the United States. Plaintiff is in the Individual Ready Reserve and is subject to recall into the Military upon Presidential Order and is required to uphold his Oath of enlistment. Presidential recall can happen at any time. 73. Due to the questions into Soetoro's citizenship status and his eligibility and/or ineligibility pursuant to Article II, I, Cl. 5 of the United States Constitution, Plaintiff is seeking a Declaratory Judgment from this Court either declaring Soetoro is in fact a "natural born" U.S. citizen and eligible to serve as President of the United States; or declaring that Soetoro is not a "natural born" citizen and is ineligible to serve as President of the United States. 25 74. Plaintiff can be recalled into the Military at any time, and as things stand now, because the evidence that Soetoro is not qualified to be President is so substantial, Plaintiff will consider himself obligated by law to refrain from honoring or abiding by any Order of Soetoro until it is determined that Soetoro is in fact a "natural born" citizen and constitutionally eligible to serve as President of the United States. 75. As things stand now, because the evidence that Soetoro is not qualified to be President is so substantial, Plaintiff will consider Soetoro to be an enemy of the Constitution Thus, Plaintiff will refuse to abide by any order issued by Soetoro until the issues of citizenship status and constitutional eligibility to serve as President of the United States pursuant to the U.S. Constitution are resolved. 76. Soetoro and Biden and the United States government face the danger that they may be deprived of the performance of the duties and fulfillment of the obligations alleged in this Complaint which Plaintiff will owe to the Commander-In-Chief, and that they may be deprived of the continuation of the relationships with the Plaintiff alleged this Complaint, if Soetoro issues Orders recalling Plaintiff and Plaintiff refuses to adhere to Soetoro's Orders, and it is later determined that Soetoro is in fact a "natural born" citizen and that all his Orders were in fact legal Orders. Soetoro, Biden and the U.S. Government will then additionally be deprived of the costs involved in replacing Plaintiff in the Military recall, the cost of criminally prosecuting Plaintiff for his failure to adhere to Soetoro's Orders and the cost of all civil litigation brought against Plaintiff for recovery of the damages. 77. Since Plaintiff is will be in the military if he is recalled to active service, he is will be considered a Federal employee if he is so reactivated. If the citizenship status of Soetoro and Soetoro's constitutional eligibility to serve as President of the United States are not 26 decided immediately, as things stand now, Plaintiff will refuse to abide by Soetoro's Orders, and will be doing so under the color of law in his official capacity as an Officers of the Military, which could subject him to Court marshaling if his superior Officers do not agree. 78. Until the issues regarding Soetoro's citizenship status and constitutional eligibility to serve as President of the United States pursuant to the U.S. Constitution are resolved, Defendant will be deprived of his fundamental rights secured by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution pertaining to due process and equal protections of the laws. 79. For this reason, it is extremely important for the Court to issue Plaintiff Declaratory relief to resolve the critical issue of Soetoro's citizenship status and eligibility to serve as President of the United States. It is further extremely important for this Court issue Injunctive relief against Soetoro, if the Court determines Soetoro to be ineligible to serve as President of the United States, to prohibit Soetoro from issuing any Order recalling Plaintiffs. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff respectfully prays that this Court: A. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as a natural person is hereby constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States and the same is hereby Ordered to refrain from assuming, or taking the oath of, said office or exercising the duties and functions thereof, and to refrain from interfering with, or claiming, the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint; or B. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as de facto President of the United States in posse is hereby constitutionally ineligible to be President 27 of the United States pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States and the same is hereby Ordered to refrain from assuming, or taking the oath of, said office or exercising the duties and functions thereof, and to refrain from interfering with, or Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint; or claiming, the properties and/or the obligations of the C. Declare, if this Court finds on the merits that Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible to be President after Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama has been sworn in as President, that Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama is further barred and prohibited nunc pro tunc from holding the Office of President and from exercising the functions and duties of said Office, and from interfering with, or making any claim to, the properties of the Plaintiff and/or the obligations alleged in this Complaint; and D. Order Plaintiff to refrain from recognizing Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces thereof; or E. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as a natural person is hereby eligible to be President of the United States, pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States, and that he may rightfully claim the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint upon assuming the Office of President of the United States; or F. Declare Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama, in his capacity as de jure President of the United States in posse is hereby eligible, pursuant to Article II 1, Cl. 5 of the Constitution of the United States, to be President of the United States, and that he may rightfully claim the properties and/or the obligations of the Plaintiff alleged in this Complaint upon assuming the Office of President of the United States; and 28 G. Order Plaintiff to recognize Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama as de jure President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces thereof from the time of his inauguration into that office and Joseph R. Biden as de jure Vice-President of the United States from the time of his inauguration into that office, for the term of each office beginning at Noon, Eastern Standard Time, January 20, 2009; or H. Order Plaintiff to look to Joseph R. Biden for Orders if this Court finds Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama constitutionally ineligible pursuant to Article II, 1, Cl. 5 of the U.S. Constitution; and I. Retain Jurisdiction of this action to ensure the Court's Orders are being fully enforced; and J. Award Plaintiff his Attorney Fees and Costs and Grant Plaintiff such other and further relief as this Honorable Court deems just and proper. Respectfully submitted, Dated: February 9, 2009 s/ Philip J. Berg ___________________________ Philip J. Berg, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff 555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12 Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531 Identification No. 09867 (610) 825-3134 Dated: February 9, 2009 s/ Lawrence J. Joyce ____________________________ Lawrence J. Joyce, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff 1517 N. Wilmot Road, Suite 215 Tucson, AZ 85712 Arizona Bar No. 020856 (520) 584-0236 29 Dated: February 9, 2009 s/ John D. Hemenway _____________________________ John D. Hemenway Hemenway & Associates 4816 Rodman Street NW Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 244-4819 D.C. Bar No. 379663 30 EXHIBIT "A" EXHIBIT "B" Loa`a Ka `Aina Ho`opulapula Applying for Hawaiian Home Lands Department of Hawaiian Home Lands State of Hawai`i Aloha kakou! Welcome to the Hawaiian home lands program. The program has its roots in the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, as amended. It provides native Hawaiians with several benefits that we hope will assist you and your `ohana for generations to come. Entry into the program, however, depends largely upon you. In the course of applying for a homestead, you may find yourself embarking on a journey of discovery into your family's history. While it often takes time, for most people it is a process well worth the effort. This booklet is designed to make your entry into the program as smooth and fruitful as possible. Like the `ulu tree, the Hawaiian home lands program can provide sustenance for generations to come. We look forward to serving you. Aloha, The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Me ka malama `ana, ulu pono ke kumu la`au ` u l u i kanu `ia a ho`opa`a `ia ma ka `aina ola mau. H o ` o l a k o ke kumu la`au o`o i na mea `ai i na kanaka e `ai i kana hua. T h e breadfruit tree, planted and rooted in life sustaining land, g r o w s strong when it is cared for. Y e a r after year the mature tree provides nourishment to all who eat its fruit. Table of Contents 2 3 3 4 7 9 9 9 10 10 10 12 12 13 13 14 15 15 16 18 20 21 23 Introduction E l i g i b i l i t y Requirements T r a c i n g Your Genealogy P r i m a r y Documents S e c o n d a r y Documents B i r t h Certificates (Adoption) I n c o n c l u s i v e Documents V a r i a t i o n in Names or Single Names R e a s o n a b l e Basis for More Documentation W h e r e to Get Your Documents A p p l i c a t i o n Processing T y p e s of Homestead Leases H o m e s t e a d Lease Availability by Island A v a i l a b l e Residential Awards B e n e f i t s of a Hawaiian Home Lands Homestead Lease A p p l y i n g for a Homestead Lease C h a n g e in Applicant's Genealogical Information D e s i g n a t i o n of Successor (Application Process only) T h e Applicant's Responsibilities C o m m o n l y Asked Questions by New Applicants C o m m o n l y Asked Questions by Applicants Who Are o n the Waiting List J o i n i n g the `Ohana Appendix Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole I n t ro d u c t i o n I n the early 1900's Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole and his s u p p o r t e r s sought ways to revitalize the Hawaiian people. Prince K u h i o ' s vision of `aina ho`opulapula or "restoration through the land" r e s u l t e d in the passage of the "Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1 9 2 0 " (HHCA) by the United States Congress. It was signed into law on J u l y 9, 1921, by President Warren G. Harding. T h e Act reserved 203,500 acres, "more or less," of public lands in t h e Territory of Hawai`i for homesteading by native Hawaiians. These l a n d s were called Hawaiian home lands. Today, the Department of H a w a i i a n Home Lands (DHHL) is responsible for administering the H a w a i i a n home lands' program. DHHL continues to strive for Prince K u h i o ' s vision of returning the Hawaiian people to the land through the m a n y benefits and programs it offers. lll 2 In order to make the application process as smooth as possible, there a r e certain things you need to know and do as an applicant. Since the l a n d benefits offered by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ( D H H L ) are very valuable, it is important to understand that DHHL is r e s p o n s i b l e for maintaining the integrity of the HHCA in administering i t s programs. An essential element of this responsibility is requiring a p p l i c a n t s to demonstrate, through documentation, that they are eligible f o r the program. E l i g i b i l i t y Requirements T o be eligible to apply for a Hawaiian home lands homestead lease, y o u must meet two requirements: l Y o u must be at least 18 years of age; and l Y o u must be a native Hawaiian, defined as "any descendant of n o t less than one-half part of the blood of the races inhabiting the H a w a i i a n Islands previous to 1778." This means, you must have a blood quantum of at least 50 percent Hawaiian. This r e q u i r e m e n t remains unchanged since the HHCA's passage i n 1921. Tr a c i n g Your Genealogy T h e general rule of thumb in determining 50 percent blood quantum i s to submit enough documentation tracing your genealogy to your full H a w a i i a n ancestor(s). Some applicants need only go back two g e n e r a t i o n s that is, to their grandparents. Others may need to go back further, gathering pieces of information which eventually grow into a large family tree with roots beginning with full Hawaiian ancestors. 3 However, before starting your search for acceptable documents, kuka, or consult with your `ohana. They are an invaluable source of information. Once you've "talked story," you should be better prepared to begin gathering the documentation needed to show eligibility for the program. There are two categories of documents used in determining eligibility: primary and secondary. P r i m a r y Documents T h e primary documents used to show you are of age and a qualified n a t i v e Hawaiian are: l l l A certified copy of Certificate of Birth; A certified copy of Certificate of Hawaiian Birth, including t e s t i m o n i e s ; or A certified copy of Certificate of Delayed Birth. Y o u will need the certified birth certificates for: l l l Yourself; Y o u r biological father; and Y o u r biological mother. T h e state Department of Health (DOH), Vital Records Section, r e c o r d s documents by island and district (geographically) and by the date o f the event (chronologically). I f your biological parents' documents don't clearly prove that you h a v e at least 50 percent Hawaiian ancestry, you will also need certified b i r t h certificates for: l l Y o u r biological father's parents; and Y o u r biological mother's parents. 4 Sample of the PREFERRED birth certificate: C e r t i f i c a t e of Live Birth AM S LE P 5 In order to process your application, DHHL utilizes information that is found only on the original Certificate of Live Birth, which is either black or green. This is a more complete record of your birth than the Certification of Live Birth (a computer-generated printout). Submitting the original Certificate of Live Birth will save you time and money since the computer-generated Certification requires additional verification by DHHL. When requesting a certified copy of your birth certificate from the Vital Records Section of DOH, let the clerk know you are requesting it "For DHHL Purposes," and that you need a copy of the original Certificate of Live Birth and not the computer-generated Certification. If mailing in your request form, please fill in "For DHHL Purposes" in the "Reason for Requesting a Certified Copy" section. (See example on page 6.) Please note that DOH no longer offers same day service. If you plan on picking up your certified DOH document(s), you should allow at least 10 working days for DOH to process your request(s), OR four to six weeks if you want your certified certificate(s) mailed to you. In the event the Vital Records Section does not have a birth certificate for any of your parents or grandparents, they will issue a "No-record" certification. "No-record" certification means after searching its records, the DOH cannot find the requested birth certificates. Please submit this "No-record" certification with your other documents to DHHL. If you are adopted, your biological birth record is probably sealed. In this instance, DHHL staff may be able to assist you in getting the ethnicity of your biological parents. Additionally, depending on your particular circumstance the Family Court may be able to help you get the information you need. If your adoption occurred in the State of Hawai`i, you may be able to get a copy of your original birth certificate. Access to out of state adoption records, however, vary according to the respective jurisdiction. Secondary Documents There are times when the birth certificates for yourself and/or your parents or grandparents are not available and you have gotten "No-record" certifications from DOH. DHHL may accept secondary documents which assist in establishing family ties or blood quantum in place of primary documents. 7 Department of H a w a i i a n Home Lands C h a i r m a n ' s Office 1 0 9 9 Alakea Street, Suite 2000 H o n o l u l u , Hawai`i 96813 T e l e p h o n e : (808) 586-3800 F A X : (808) 586-3899 I n f o r m a t i o n and Community R e l a t i o n s Office T e l e p h o n e : (808) 586-3840 F A X : (808) 586-3843 Writer: M i c h e l e Lum Molina Illustrator: R e i k o N. Tom D e s i g n & Production: V i d e o P o i n t Productions, Inc. Printer: P a c i f i c Printing & Publishing H a w a i i a n Language Translator: C a r o l Silva M a h a l o to the State Department of Health O f f i c e of Health Status Monitoring f o r its continued support and assistance. * T h i s booklet is meant to assist you with the application process for obtaining H a w a i i a n home lands. It is not an administrative rule book. If you wish to v i e w the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' Administrative Rules, please c o n t a c t the district office in your area. Department of Hawaiian Home Lands S t a t e of Hawai`i A u g u s t 2000 EXHIBIT "C" Hawaii Reporter Freedom to Report Real News State Can't Legally Release Barack Obama's Birth Certificate, But State Health Department Verifies The Original is On File By Dr. Chiyome Fukino, 10/31/2008 5:28:13 PM There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama's official birth certificate. State law (Hawai`i Revised Statutes 338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record. Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai`i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai`i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama's original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures. No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawaii. Dr. Chiyome Fukino is the director of the Hawaii Department of Health ELECTIONS 2008... 2009 Hawaii Reporter, Inc. | About Us | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Limitations of Liability EXHIBIT "D" UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA : : Plaintiff : vs. : CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:08-cv-02254 JR : BARRY SOETORO, et al : : Defendants : GREGORY S. HOLLISTER, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Philip J. Berg, Esquire, hereby certify that Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint was served via email this 9th day of February, 2009 upon the following: Robert F. Bauer 607 Fourteenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005-2003 rbauer@perkinscoie.com s/ Philip J. Berg _____________________________ PHILIP J. BERG, ESQUIRE