This news is a few days old (17th) but does not seem to have been reported elsewhere. WND reports that the US Supreme Court “has confirmed that it has distributed a petition for rehearing in the case brought by attorney John Hemenway on behalf of retired Col. Gregory Hollister and it will be the subject of a conference on March 4.
In January the court refused Hollister’s request for a hearing. Hemenway then submitted a request for a rehearing, pointing out that the situation appeared to be violating the rules of the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The real question here is one of getting members of the judiciary to take seriously the oath that they swore to protect and preserve the Constitution,” Hemenway wrote in his petition for rehearing. “To continue to avoid the issue will destroy the constitutional rule of law basis of our legal system when it is under vigorous assault as surely as if the conscious decision were made to cease preserving and protecting our founding charter.”
This is quite interesting news given that so many leading Republicans are still intimidated by the left and refusing to take a stance on the issue, including Sarah Palin who said it was “unimportant”. Nevertheless, to stand for re-election in 2012, Obama will still have to clear the hurdle of the 12 or more states that have introduced new regulations regarding proof of “natural born” status.