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.
Donofrio has stated that this is as far as he’ll pursue this issue.
So please, guys, put it to rest.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we saw more Appel and less Sullivan on the pages of the Atlantic in the coming months?
Amen to that, Sister.