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Obama-haters, conspiracy theorists, and old fashioned Constitution devotees that question Barack Obama’s eligibility for the White House due to his birth status reached their collective apogee Friday morning in front of the Supreme Court. The justices were considering whether to put on the docket a New Jersey case that alleges Barack Obama was a dual American and British citizen at birth, and that he thus fails the ill-defined “natural-born citizen” standard demanded of presidents by Article II of the Constitution. Legal experts doubt that the case will move forward, but that didn’t stop roughly 20 people from gathering on the steps of the Supreme Court building to wave flags, pray, say the pledge of allegiance, and generate as much media attention as they could.

— By Jonathan Stein and Tay Wiles

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