Supreme Court Won't Review Obama's POTUS Eligibility, Birth Certificate
By Liza Porteus Viana
Dec 8th 2008 10:32AM
Filed Under:eDemocrats, Republicans, Barack Obama, Breaking News, 2008 President
The Supreme Court today said it will not formally consider Barack Obama's eligibility to become president.
You guessed it - this is the case questioning the president-elect's citizenship and whether he is a "natural-born citizen" of the U.S.
Today's decision centered on an emergency appeal from New Jersey man Leo Donofrio, who says Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth. Donofrio said that since Obama had dual nationality at birth - his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject - he cannot possibly be a "natural born citizen." The Constitution says all U.S. presidents must be a natural-born citizen in order to hold office.
There's still one case pending before the judicial system giving those questioning Obama's eligibility a little bit of hope that their voices wil be heard.
Attorney Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg's lawsuit but he's not giving up. He and others want Obama and the Democrats to produce the president-elect's "real" birth certificate to the world, instead of the copy that was posted on his FightTheSmears Web site over the summer. They worry that the Constitution is being threatened if the Electoral College gives Obama a pass.
"This is the biggest attempted hoax in the history of our country," Berg, who says he's a Democrat, told Politico. "Obama and [Democratic National Committee Chairman] Howard Dean should all be criminally indicted, tried and criminally jailed."
Obama's camp has been mum on this since the summer.
But I guess they feel they've said their piece and they're not going to fan the flames of any further conspiracy theories on the topic.
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