Politico has an article up this week about “the birthers,” a fringe group that challenges the validity of Obama’s ascendency to the presidency on the alleged basis that he was born outside the United States. Such a claim, if true, would render him constitutionally ineligible for office pursuant to Article II, Section I, Clause IV.
What the article doesn’t mention is that the birthers have already fully exhausted their legal pathways. Twice. My post from December, which discussed the denials of stay in Donofrio v. Wells (08A407) and Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz (08A469), may be worth a read for anyone interested in the history or politics of the issue. Plus, the article contains an explanation of some fascinating and often-misunderstood Court procedure courtesy of Lyle Denniston. I guess that makes my Denniston Number equal to +1?