Court turns away lawsuit over Obama eligibility

October 3, 2011 - 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away another challenge to President Barack Obama's eligibility to be president.

The high court on Monday refused without comment to hear a challenge brought by conservative activist Alan Keyes and other members of the American Independent Party. They contend Obama wasn't eligible to be president because he was not born in the U.S., and thus not a citizen. U.S. courts, and the Supreme Court, have previously thrown out similar suits.

Keyes wanted the certification of Obama's victory halted in California until there was documented proof by a state official that he was eligible to be president. The Supreme Court of California threw out the lawsuit.

The case is Keyes v. Bowen, 10-1351.