Obama's Birth Certificate Questioned in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The validity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate has been questioned ad nauseam in lawsuits and political forums across the U.S., and now the Alabama courts will get their turn.

Despite multiple lawsuits, the birther movement has failed so far to persuade a court that Obama's birth certificate is bogus.

Birmingham businessman Albert Hendershot Jr. contends Obama is not a natural-born citizen, his Social Security number is fake and so is his birth certificate.

The Alabama Democratic Party calls Hendershot's argument political fantasy and says he lacks standing to sue.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Helen Shores Lee has scheduled a hearing Monday on a request by state Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy to dismiss the lawsuit.

Kennedy wants a quick ruling to prepare for Alabama's March 13 presidential preference primary.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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