Questions about Barack Obama's citizenship just don't seem to die in certain corners of the internet. Was he actually born in the US? If so, did he renounce his citizenship while living in Indonesia? What does it mean to be a "natural born" citizen? Do his sealed Columbia school records show he was enrolled as a foreign student? I've always assumed that this issue is the equivalent trufer-ism for conservatives.
Yet two things have bothered me. First, the copy of Obama's birth certificate that circulated the web and was used on one of his campaign's websites, was first released to Daily Kos (of all places) and is felt by many to be a forgery. Second, this matter could so very easily be solved if he simply produced an original document.
Anyway, however bizarre these questions may be, they have now been given some degree of legitimacy since the Supreme Court has agreed to discuss one of the several citizenship cases in conference tomorrow:
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's election.
The meeting of justices will coincide with a vigil by the filer's supporters in Washington on the steps of the nation's highest court.
It's unlikely that the court will agree to grant certiorari in this case, but if they do, and we enter a constitutional crisis, you heard it here first.