Lawsuit Contesting Obama Citizenship Continues

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.

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  • by R@d1 Location: N.Y.C.,NY on Feb 7, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    Democrat Barack Hussein Obama - ILLEGAL ALIEN
  • by Rad1 Location: NYC,NY on Jan 17, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    Barack Barry Hussein Mohamed Abdullah Soetoro Obama - ILLEGAL ALIEN, mombassa kenya
  • by diane Location: Californa on Dec 6, 2008 at 02:00 PM
    First of all.. he was born in the Hawaii which is in the US people!! The Republicans are nasty bitter people and bad losers!! I recommend the Dems contest the law Bush passed making it impossible for he and Chaney to be tried for war crimes! now that would be seeking the truth and be an example of justice in this world!! They have slaughtered hundreds of thousands of people, men women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan based on Bush finally admitting he had incorrect and unverified intelligence but "that not a do over I can do right now"
  • by Bud Location: Rockford on Dec 5, 2008 at 06:49 AM
    This is such B.S.! I think instead of using money and time....Supreme Court needs to start looking at Bush, Dick Cheney, and many others to bring down!
  • by Tammy Location: Rockford on Dec 4, 2008 at 12:49 PM
    I don't see what the big issue is. Obama should be able to put any of this to rest simply by complying and presenting and/or allowing access to proof of his citizenship, not just a COLB, which truthfully doesn't indicate anything much more than that he was born...we all know that. If he doesn't want access to those records then only one thing must be the case...he is hiding something. If there's nothing to hide, Obama should just step up and provide the proof and silence his accusers once and for all. Good Lord, I get sick of politics!
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