Monday, December 8, 2008

UPDATE: Supreme Court Mulls Obama Birth Lawsuit

The Washington Times has been covering the status of yet another lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's qualification to become President.

I have posted several times about the lawsuit brought by Philip Berg, but there are several others working their way through the courts. Leo Donofrio is the complainant in a suit picked up by Justice Clarence Thomas last week and reviewed by the Court on Friday.

The Supreme Court held off Friday on deciding whether to grant a hearing in a long-shot lawsuit that would decide whether Barack Obama can constitutionally become president as a "natural born" U.S. citizen.

The Friday list of court orders that denies or grants hearings did not mention the lawsuit, which says Mr. Obama should be disqualified from the presidency because he purportedly acquired the same British citizenship that his father had when he was born.

A spokesman for the court said the decision on whether to hear the suit brought by retired New Jersey lawyer Leo Donofrio is likely to be announced next week.

The entire article can be found here. While I find all of this quite interesting, the possibility of the Court taking any action to essentially undo the election is extremely remote. I have no doubt such a ruling would trigger civil war in this country - Constitutionality be damned. The time for any finding against Obama's qualifications was before he was elected.

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