Supreme Court

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.

The Supreme Court sided Friday with Ohio’s top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations. The justices overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio’s top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.