Tuesday, December 9, 2008

BSC at SCOTUS Update

Following up on this story, there’s bad news for the BSC crowd:

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 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.

I’m pretty sure some of the Justices had some comments; they just didn’t print them.

Mike Madden has a report on the press conference the conspiracy theorists held after the Supreme Court turned down the case. In retrospect, calling them “bat-shit crazy” is an insult to bat shit.