The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from Leo Donofrio who says Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.
The court on Monday rejected the appeal by 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," as required in the Constitution to be eligible for the presidency.
At least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii. Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy.