In a very unsurprising move, the Supreme Court has decided not to hear a challenge to President-elect Barack Obama’s eligibility for the nation’s highest office, The Associated Press reports.
The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says 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,” one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.
Although the Constitution does not provide a definition for “natural born,” according to federal law, anyone born in the United States is a citizen by birth, or in other words, “natural born.”
The high court can still take up a case further challenging Obama’s eligibility for the presidency that, without a shred of evidence, contends that Obama’s birth certificate issued in Hawaii is a fake and the president-elect was actually born in Kenya — in which case he would not be a “natural born citizen.” The court is not expected to hear this case, either.
Better luck next time, conspiracy freaks!
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