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Supreme Court rejects 'birthers' appeal

Supreme Court rejects 'birthers' appeal
This copy of U.S. President Barack Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate was released by the White House on April 27, 2011. During a statement Obama said "We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do." UPI/White House | License Photo

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday, without comment, rejected an appeal of a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's eligibility for office.

The court upheld a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a lower court order throwing out the suit that questions Obama's eligibility as "a natural born citizen," arguing that because his father was not a U.S. citizen, Obama is ineligible to hold the presidency.

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The court rejected a suit filed by Alan Keyes and a number of other plaintiffs. The lower court said they had no standing to file the suit.

So-called "birthers" have dogged the Obama presidency, first alleging he lacked a valid birth certificate and then saying the long-form Hawaii birth certificate released by the White House was a fake even though the state has verified its authenticity. Obama's birth also was announced in the Honolulu Advertiser Aug. 13, 1961. He was born Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu.

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