The U.S. Supreme Court decided, Monday, it would not hear a case challenging the citizenship of President-elect Barack Obama.
The case was filed during the election by New Jersey attorney Leo Donofrio, claiming Obama was a British subject at birth, and therefore ineligible to be President.
Donofrio argued that even though Obama was born in Hawaii, he had dual nationality because his father was born in the jurisdiction of United Kingdom. This, he said, meant the future President could ot be a "natural born citizen" of the U.S.
The case also questioned the citizenship of Obama's former opponent Sen. John McCain, alleging he was not an American citizen from birth because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936. The area was not controlled by the U.S. until 1979.
The Supreme Court did not give reason for dismissing the case.
At least one other appeal over Obama's citizenship remains at the high court. That case is with Philip Berg of Pennsylvania, arguing that Obama was born in Kenya.
Obama says he was born in Hawaii, and Hawaiian officials have confirmed that. A digital copy of Obama's birth certificate was also posted online.