The Supreme Court of California voted 6-0 Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2011) not to review the Appeals Court decision of Alan Keys’ case against Barack Obama, according to the Metropolitan News-Enterprise. Keyes v Bowen had been previously rejected by the California Third District Court of Appeals last October.
Keyes had sued California Secretary of State Bowen because she did not “verify” the qualifications of Barack Obama to be on the ballot. The California courts had previously said that presidential qualifications are the province of Congress.
The Appeals Court said:
“[T]he presidential nominating process is not subject to each of the 50 states’ election officials independently deciding whether a presidential nominee is qualified, as this could lead to chaotic results. Were the courts of 50 states at liberty to issue injunctions restricting certification of duly-elected presidential electors, the result could be conflicting rulings and delayed transition of power in derogation of statutory and constitutional deadlines.”