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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Ind. decisions - Supreme Court denies transfer to "birther" suit [Updated]

Thanks to 6News for pointing out that Steve Ankeny, et al. v. Governor of the State of Indiana was one of the cases for which the Supreme Court denied transfer on April 1, 2010. From the story:

The Indiana Supreme Court has refused to hear a case claiming Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he is not a natural born citizen.

The court announced Tuesday that justices unanimously voted against hearing the appeal from two Indiana residents.

In the lawsuit, the pair claimed Obama was not eligible to serve as president because, when he was born, his father was a citizen of the United Kingdom.

Both a Marion County judge and the Indiana Court of Appeals have previously rejected the claim.

Courts around the country have dismissed dozens of lawsuits claiming Obama could not serve as president because he was born outside of the country.

For more on the COA opinion, start with this ILB entry from Nov. 20, 2009.

[Updated 4/7/10] Dan Carden of the NWI Times has a story this afternoon headed "State Supreme Court turns away birther lawsuit ."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 6, 2010 04:54 PM
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