By Andrew Delaney
Though there’s still some debate in certain circles, it’s generally accepted that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii—or as Springsteen put it Born in the U.S.A. President Obama’s mother was a U.S. citizen and his father was Kenyan. Nobody really disputes that. I even checked Wikipedia to be sure. The consensus is that if you’re born in the United States, you are a U.S. citizen.
But this case is about whether President Obama qualifies as a natural-born citizen. I guess we’ll never find out because the SCOV just dismisses the case as moot.