November 29th, 2010
11:40 AM ET

Justices turn aside another challenge over Obama's citizenship

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Bill Mears
CNN Supreme Court Producer

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court has again cast aside an appeal that raised doubts about President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, a grass-roots legal issue that has gained little legal or political footing, but continues to persist in the courts.

The justices without comment Monday rejected a challenge from Charles Kerchner Jr., a Pennsylvania man who sought a trial in federal court forcing the president to produce documents regarding his birth and citizenship.

Kerchner's attorney, Mario Apuzzo, had argued in a petition with the Supreme Court that Obama did not fit the definition of a "natural-born citizen" required for the nation's highest office, as defined by Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.

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  1. Julianne

    I realize people are not thrilled with P. Obama's presidency, but honestly, bringing up doubt of his citizenship, is an argument no one is going to win. He would not have been allowed to become president and if you're determined to find a problem with him, at least make it legitimate.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  2. Nina

    All Federal government employees MUST have a complete security background investigation according to their "clearance" by the FBI and OSI if they are in the position of "Commander and Chief". Therefore, when the supreme court questions the citizenship of President Obama, they are saying that the FBI, CIA and OSI are inept! As an American Citizen, I find that very embarrassing. In essence, we are shooting ourselves in the foot!

    November 29, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
  3. Bertha Boxcar CA

    We the Tea Party- Birther party are drawing the end of our frustration; does no one care ?

    November 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm |