As part’s of it’s orders entered today, the Supreme Court has denied the first of the cases to reach it alleging that Barack Obama is ineligible to serve as President:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election. Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject — he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen,” one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

This isn’t the end of this nonsense, but it’s the beginning of the end, at least for the sane and rational among us.

The order itself can be found here.

Update: As Ballot Access News notes, the Supremes also denied relief in another case contesting Obama’s eligibility; Domantay v United States, 08A348.

Politics It’s Official: Supreme Court Denies First Obama Citizenship Appeal