WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Supreme Court has dismissed a second emergency appeal questioning Barack Obama's eligibility to be president because he had dual British-American citizenship at birth.
The justices without comment on Monday refused to intervene in the November 4 presidential election, dismissing the claims of Cort Wrotnowski, a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut.
In his appeal, Wrotnowski claimed that because Obama's father was a Kenyan-born British subject, the president-elect does meet the Constitution's requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen" of the United States. Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. His mother was a U.S. citizen, born in the United States.
Many legal analysts questioned Wrotnowski's argument.
"The law has always been understood to be, if you are born here, you're a natural born citizen," said Thomas Goldstein, founder of the Scotusblog.com Web site and a lawyer who has argued numerous cases before the high court. "And that is particularly true in this case, when you have a U.S. citizen parent like Barack Obama's mother."
A similar appeal was rejected a week ago by the high court, from a retired lawyer in New Jersey.
In another lawsuit making its way through the courts, Philip Berg of Pennsylvania alleges the president-elect was actually born in Kenya. Berg claims Hawaiian officials will not let him see Obama's original birth certificate, although the campaign posted a copy of it online this summer, following numerous blog postings over the citizenship question. That case had previously been dismissed by lower federal courts.
The appeal rejected Monday is Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz (08A469).
So if a member of the US Armed Forces is stationed overseas and has a baby, the baby has questionable citizenship? Come on people. Let this nonsense go.
What is wrong with this idiot wasting the courts time with this nonsense? I will bet you a million dollars this idiot did not vote this past November.
Give it up already... The man is going to be president. Yep, we will have a black president. If you can't deal with it, there's always suicide.
These right-wing nut burgers are their own worst enemy. lol.
Talk about being bitter and unhappy. Only a person with no life who is devastated by the republican loss would go this far, wasting the courts and taxpayers time and money for something that is so ridiculous.
It is time to put these bogus legal challenges to rest once and for all.
Sounds like some Republicans still have sour grapes!
It does not matter where your parents are born. If you are born in the US, you are a US citizen. People are so stupid.
These clowns will never stop the stupidity. As we can see these so call lawyers are not to bright. Suck it up and try again in 4 years jokers.
If they're questioning Barack's citizenship because his father was a British subject, why didn't they question McCains since he was born in Panama?
What is their motive and thinking/beliefs that is behind these repeated attacks on his citizenship status?
These people need a better hobby than clogging the dockets of the US Supreme Court with nonsense. I believe William Shatner said it best when addressing a Star Trek convention on SNL "Get a Life".
I wish these fools will stop bothering the SC with stupid review requests.
There are lots of other good reasons other than this foolishness why BO should not be President. But alas, the America of today is a strange bird indeed. All these reasons were trumped by a vote.
Thank God somebody in Washington DC has some sense. I don't see how such a frivolous lawsuit ever made it out of Federal Court. Methinks somebody filed this lawsuit just to make a name for themselves. Well, they succeeded! "Moron." But we *knew* that even before we heard from the U.S. Supreme Court, didn't we?
Birth certificate and certificate of live birth are two very different things...do your research, please, before writing an asinine statement like the one above.
Man, racists will do ANYTHING not to have a black president. Grow up, and stop wasting people's time!
'By any means necessary' is been taken very literally by these people who could not win on the spectre of 'Terrorist', 'Socialist' or the White House becoming the 'Black House'. Can't they accept that at least up to Jan 20, 2012 the POTUS will be BARACK HUSAIN OBAMA?
I hope this means that people will let it go, but I doubt it. The court has never dealt with this specific question before, and they certainly are not going to look at it in the context of a presidential election.
Wah! Wah! Wah!
McCain lost so get over it!
Obviously, you must be unpatriotic and against funding our troops!
Would this be happening if McCain, born in Panana, was elected? Just wondering.
ARE YOU PEOPLE JUST STUPID FOR WASTING THE COURTS TIME ON THIS?
Take that you silly, narrow-minded, self-centered controversy fabricators!!!!! CRY IN YOUR SOUP!!!
If Obama is not a U.S. citizen then none of us are and Wrotnowski must have a personal problem.
Just when you thought Polish jokes were on the decline,along comes a guy his parents named Cort.
At the time Obama was born the rule was if you were born in the US, you are an US citizen. Last I checked Hawaii was part of the US. What an idiot! Wasting precious time and money on a meaningless arguement. I think people just don't want change in anyway. They want this country ran by the same people over and over again....white males. No one else is qualified. Give it a rest.
GOOD GREIF, THIS AGAIN.