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The nation's top court has said it will not review Obama's eligibility to serve as the next U.S. President. Factcheck.org backs it up.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who alleges that President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was not born in the United States, but Great Britain.
No comment was issued today as the court rejected the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election.
Donofrio has claimed 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." U.S. birth is a mandatory requirement if any person hoping to become the U.S. president.
Donofrio didn't stop with Barack Obama. He also has claimed that Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero are not natural-born citizens and are ineligible to be president.
It is reported that at least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains at the court. The AP reports that Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, states that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as the Presdident-elect and the Hawaii secretary of state have confirmed.
Berg alleges that Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy, but federal courts have dismissed Berg's lawsuit. The matter has been rejected in federal courts in Pennsylvaniz, Ohio and Washington state.
Obama's critics believe Obama's birth certificate that shows him being born in Hawaii on August 4th 1961, is a fake. The matter has been addressed by state officials in Hawaii, who say they have health department records that determine without a doubt, that Obama was born in Hawaii.
Factcheck.org checked the original document and reported that it does have a raised seal and the usual evidence of a genuine document. Factcheck.org also reproduced an announcement of Obama's birth, including his parents' address in Honolulu, that was published in the Honolulu Advertiser on August 13th 1961.
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