The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth. Leo Donofrio says that since the president-elect had dual nationality at birth—his mother was American and his Kenyan father was a British subject at the time—he cannot possibly be a "natural born citizen" as constitutionally required.
Donofrio also contends that John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero aren’t natural-born citizens. At least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains on the high court's docket. A Pennsylvania man argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and the Hawaii secretary of state has confirmed. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed that lawsuit.