Supreme Court to Decide on Obama Citizenship
A group challenging Barack Obama’s citizenship will finally get its day in court. Or, more likely, be among the thousands of cases rejected each year by the Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama’s election.
The meeting of justices will coincide with a vigil by the filer’s supporters in Washington on the steps of the nation’s highest court. The suit originally sought to stay the election, and was filed on behalf of Leo Donofrio against New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells.
Legal experts say the appeal has little chance of succeeding, despite appearing on the court’s schedule. Legal records show it is only the tip of an iceberg of nationwide efforts seeking to derail Obama’s election over accusations that he either wasn’t born a U.S. citizen or that he later renounced his citizenship in Indonesia.
Given that no serious person questions Obama’s citizenship and that the Court has a longstanding doctrine denying ordinary citizens standing to sue over such matters, I can’t imagine four Justices will decide to grant cert.