Monday, December 8, 2008

Bogus Obama Citizenship Claim Tossed by Supreme Court

This is as ridiculous as it gets.

The Supreme Court just now denied Donforio v. Wells, the challenge to Obama's eligibility to be president according to the Art. II requirement that the president be a "natural-born citizen."

The case had been filed in New Jersey. The lower courts had rejected the case on the grounds that Donofrio did not have standing to sue, and Leo Donofrio appealed to Justice Souter, circuit justice for the 3rd circuit, which includes New Jersey. Souter rejected the petition, but, and Donofrio then appealed to Justice Clarence Thomas. In an unusual move, Thomas agreed to put the petition on the Court's regular calendar to consider granting certiorari (that the Court would agree to hear the case).

Observers were expecting the Court to deny the emergency stay at their Friday conference, but they did not, putting off any action until today. As usual, there was no explanation for the delay.

Unfortunately, there are other claims that have been filed stating Obama is not an American citizen. Guess if you are born in Hawaii in 1961, two years after Hawaii became the 50th State of the Union, it still is not quite enough.


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