In a highly unusual move, U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked his colleagues on the court to consider the request of an East Brunswick, N.J. attorney who has filed a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s status as a United States citizen.
Thomas’s action took place after Justice David Souter had rejected a petition known as an application for a stay of writ of certiorari that asked the court to prevent the meeting of the Electoral College on Dec. 15, which will certify Obama as the 44th president of the United States and its first African-American president.
The court has scheduled a conference on the issue tomorrow – ten days before the Electoral College meets. One expert quoted in the above-linked story speculates that Thomas may be bringing the case before the court merely so it can be denied and therefore unable to be presented at a later date.
I suppose we can expert another couple of hundred wingnut commenters on this post as happened when I last mentioned Obama’s citizenship