Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Obama’s eligibility to be President under the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. Attorney John Hemenway had called the Court to task for not responding to his motion that Sotomayor and Kagan recuse themselves from considering the case he had previously filed, Hollister v. Barry Soetoro, et al. (Soetoro being Obama’s name when he was boy in Indonesia).
Incredibly, it appears that though the Supreme Court took the unusual step of reconsidering Hemenway’s plea that Sotomayor and Kagan recuse themselves, they not only did not recuse themselves from considering whether the Obama eligibility case should be heard, they did not recuse themselves from the recusal motion stating they had a vested, personal interest in the case. Such hubris is unprecedented for Supreme Court justices.
Historically, justices step aside when they have previously sided in a case or if there is even the perception of a personal conflict. Since Obama nominated both of them and his ineligibility, if proven, would put their appointments in question, it is obvious they have great self interest in such a case. Unfortunately, there is no higher court to compell them to honor the ethics of their profession.
If they can successfully keep the Court from hearing an eligibility case against Obama, then it will be up to the individual states to bring a measure of fairness, honesty, and justice into this process. Currently about 20 states are considering legislation that will require future presidental candidates to prove their eligibility as required under Article 2, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution, something the Congress and the Electoral College failed to do in the 2008 Presidental election.
To this day, Obama has refused to provide his official birth certificate proving he is a “natural born” citizen, which the law requires the President to be. (His father was a British citizen.) It is estimated he has spent about $2 million to fight the lawsuits asking him to simply supply his official birth certificate. He has offered no explanation why he is keep this and other documents secret.