Birthers Will Have Their Day in Court

The Ninth Circuit Court of appeals will, at a date yet to be determined, hear 20 minutes of argument in a case challenging President Obama's birthplace, The Hill reports:

The case is a continuation of a dispute that was heard and dismissed in 2009 by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

[Plaintiff] Wiley Drake was California's vice presidential candidate for the American Independent Party in 2008, and Alan Keyes, another of the many plaintiffs in the case, was the candidate for president. As part of those proceedings, plaintiffs questioned the validity of Obama's social security number, and claimed that Obama has failed to produce a formal U.S. birth certificate.

For the record: Obama's original long-form birth certificate exists, according to Hawaii. Former Hawaii's Department of Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino has said she has viewed it in person. Obama's campaign released a certification of live birth, a different document, during the 2008 campaign.

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