According to CNN:
The Supreme Court has again cast aside an appeal that raised doubts about President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, a grass-roots legal issue that has gained little legal or political footing, but continues to persist in the courts. ... The justices without comment Monday rejected a challenge from Charles Kerchner Jr., a Pennsylvania man who sought a trial in federal court forcing the president to produce documents regarding his birth and citizenship.Read more at CNN.
Kerchner's fixated on what I call the "immaculate conception of Americans" for president meaning he believes the United States Constitution's definition of "natural born" is that only those born on U.S. soil and of parents who are both United States citizens already can be POTUS.
In the video above, Texas State Representative Leo Berman (R) answers Anderson Cooper's questions, sort of, and appears to be nuttier than a fruitcake with his birther talking points. In November, the Texas rep. introduced a bill in the Texas Legislature that mandates all candidates for president or vice president of the United States of America present to the Secretary of State of Texas his/her original birth certificate or be excluded from Texas ballots. So, all you people who want to run for president whose original birth certificates have been destroyed after fires or flood in state houses could not get votes in Texas if Berman has his way.
To give you a better idea of Berman's mental state, at a Glenn Beck "Take Back America" rally in April, the Texan called President Obama "God's punishment on us."
In his interview with Cooper, Berman consistently appears misinformed. For instance, he quotes a blogger but claims to be quoting the Congressional Research Service. Cooper tells Berman, the State of Hawaii has certified that Obama's birth certificate stating he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961, is authentic. He also explained to Berman that the non-partisan FactCheck.org has obtained a state-certified copy of the president's birth certificate with the official raised seal. Berman responds that any machine could make one of those seals.
The Texan won't believe the birth certificate is real unless he sees the original. Anderson should have told him to get on a plane to Hawaii and go through the archives himself because while he readily accepts fellow birther's claims that "we know nothing about Obama," he refuses to accept the Hawaiian government's certifications and would rather think it's a great conspiracy to keep President Obama in the Oval Office.
Berman also plugs his ears after declaring he knows less about Obama than any other president ever and suggesting it's strange not to have access to Obama's school records. Cooper tries to tell him that former president George W. Bush's school records are also off limits legally to the public. They only became available through illegal means.
But come on, we know nothing will satisfy the birther people. Even if we could send them back in time to personally view Obama's birth in Hawaii, they would still not accept that he's a citizen because they also cling to his father being Kenyan and a subject of the British Crown. I'm inclined to adopt MsLadyDeborah's conclusion that this birther nonsense would not continue if Obama were white.