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Supreme Court: No Review of Obama’s Eligibility To Be President

December 8, 2008

In one of the more bizarre examples of far political opposition will go in this nation to undermine and erode the confidence of the public, is the issue that made it all the way to the Supreme Court concerning whether Barack Obama was eligible to serve as President. 

Really.

This morning the  the Court decided not to even hear the matter, but still this whole affair underscores where we are in America in 2008.  Scores still listen to conservative talk radio, and the echo chamber of FAUX News, and harbor delusions that Barack Obama was b0rn on Mars, and therefore can not be sworn into office in January.  Often forgotten in all this mess is the fact that the paperwork proving his American citizenship has been produced, and is widely available.  Of course that would require the ability of the opposition to read.

So the latest chapter from the far right in the country has been closed by the highest court in the land.

The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

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 Obamahad 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.

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

4 Comments
  1. JohanM permalink
    December 9, 2008 11:05 PM

    Jake>> If there was any proof the court would have listened to the case.

    I wouldn’t have voted for the man but I’m sure he is a citizen and I’m quit frankly concerned about the number of people that use very odd arguments or tactics to try to keep someone out of the office.

    Their policies isn’t enough?

  2. December 8, 2008 8:31 PM

    How do conservatives eat crow?

  3. Ted permalink
    December 8, 2008 8:21 PM

    The Supreme Court filing (application, brief etc.) in the Connecticut Wrotnowski case is soooooo much better than that in the New Jersey Donofrio case (apparently hurredly written before the Nov 4 election) that I don’t think Team Obama should get too comfortable with the Court’s denial of the first case since the second case IS distributed for Dec 12 conference. How the heck can anyone effectively counter this (great work Leo):

  4. Jake permalink
    December 8, 2008 12:41 PM

    This is terrible that we would not want to know the citizenship of the President of the United States. Does the Senator, President Elect have a passport? If so, what country is the passport issued? I agree that the Supreme Court should not hear the case; however, if there is proof that he is not a Naturalized American Citizen, it is a violation of the Constitution. Whomever is filing the charges should ensure that they have proof that President Elect is not an American Citizen for the Supreme Court to hear the case. Don’t hide facts from the American people!!!

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