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    Captain Rhodes is in this case only because she has the standing necessary to bring it. The first birther cases were thrown out of court because the birthers who brought them lacked the standing to bring the case. So the birthers began looking for persons who did have standing. Standing means one is effected by the outcome of the case. Because Captain Rhodes is being ordered to Iraq by President Obama she has standing. Obama's order is legitimate only if he is legally the President. So Captain Rhodes is legally permitted to challenge his legitimacy. I suspect her "conscientious objections" are only to the claim he is not a natural born citizen.

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