CHICAGO (AP) -- Opponents of Barack Obama will learn this week whether the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a lawsuit contesting the president-elect's citizenship.
Internet-fueled conspiracy theories question whether Obama is a "natural-born citizen."
The lawsuit filed in New Jersey originally sought to stay the election.
University of California at Los Angeles legal scholar Eugene Volokh says the case has gained a high profile because it was distributed by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to other justices for conference. Volokh says it's unlikely the case will be heard.
The New Jersey case is just one of many that have been filed questioning Obama's citizenship. Among those filing lawsuits is Alan Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race. Keyes' lawsuit seeks to halt certification of votes in California.