One aspect of the ultra-right-wing victories in the last election is that state legislatures have some new characters with some strange ideas.
Connecticut is the latest state to see an attempt by legislators to tackle President Obama with proposed new laws on presidential eligibility. The law would require an “original birth certificate” to run for president and vice-president. The proposed legislation does not, however, define “original birth certificate,” a major flaw in my opinion.
Should one of these state-based eligibility verification laws be passed, it will be interesting to see if there are court challenges and how the legal arguments play out.
More fun and games for 2011.