Judge says Obama must appear in 'birther' suit

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    A judge in Georgia has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court this week in a lawsuit challenging whether he is a natural-born US citizen qualified to be president.
    The latest case was spawned by the so-called "birther" movement that has made claims -- which have not been substantiated -- that Obama was born overseas.
    Although it is unclear whether a court could force a sitting president to appear in a court case, Georgia Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi has denied a motion by the president's lawyer to quash a subpoena that requires Obama to show up.
    A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama's name off the state's ballot in the March presidential primary.
    Orly Taitz, a California attorney who brought the legal challenge, said she expects the president's legal team to fight his appearance in the Georgia court but by doing so would expose his vulnerability.
    An Obama campaign official said the case would not likely proceed.
    "As courts around the country have ruled time and again, these claims have no merit and any attempts to compel the president's personal involvement will fail," a statement said.

    Judge says Obama must appear in 'birther' suit - Yahoo! News
  2. Espada

    Espada Monkey+

    First glance, I thought it said "birthday suit !"

    Actually, all the preceding cases have been turned down on the basis of "standing," meaning American citizens have no right to ask the eligibility question. Seig Heil.

    If only one case is accepted by an uncorrupted judge, the jig is up, because the objective of a suit like this is not to necessarily prove unfitness for office at the conclusion, but to enforce the "discovery" phase of the early trial process, whereby both sides must provide paperwork/records/other pertinent info requested by the opposition.

    Like a REAL birth certificate, passport in use in 1981 trip to the Middle East, Social Security information, college transcripts (including whether said student was registered as a foreign student), and all the rest of the records sealed by Executive Order No. 1, dated January 21, 2009.

    Yeah, the term was intentional. ;)
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