December 08, 2008
The President-elect is likely "eligible" and can still take the oath.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to hear a claim that Barack Obama might, in effect, be 'part Brit', had dual nationality at birth, and is therefore not exclusively a "natural born" U.S. citizen "eligible to the office of President" under Article II, Section I of the Constitution. See AP, and SCOTUS and WSJ blogs. A stay application was filed in Donofrio v. Wells, Secretary of State of New Jersey (08A407). The Court sought no response to the petition, and gave no reasons for denial.
Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzbühel Desk) at December 8, 2008 12:53 AM
A Brit president of the US? So there's hope for me yet?
Posted by: Geeklawyer at December 8, 2008 02:07 PM