birther controversy

The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

From Chicagoist: Yesterday <a href="http://chicagoist.com/2008/12/03/obama_nominates_richardson_faces_ci.php">we explored</a> what we thought was a benign attempt by a fringe political group to raise a ruckus over Barack Obama's birth certificate. <a href="http://chicagoist.com/2008/12/03/obama_nominates_richardson_faces_ci.php#comment-1531599">Boy, were</a> <a href="http://chicagoist.com/2008/12/03/obama_nominates_richardson_faces_ci.php#comment-1531766">we wrong</a>. Click here for the full story and related links.