- Georgia residents are challenging Obama’s right to be on the 2012 presidential ballot.
- The judge subpoenaed Obama to appear at a series of administration hearings on the matter.
- Obama’s lawyer attempted to get his client out of having to appear.
- The judge told them to go suck an egg.
Obama’s lawyer on Why Barry Should Not Have to Appear:
Presidential electors and Congress, not the state of Georgia, hold the constitutional responsibility for determining the qualifications of presidential candidates. The election of President Obama by the presidential electors, confirmed by Congress, makes the documents and testimony sought by plaintiff irrelevant.
I’m no lawyer, but it seems like they’re saying that once he got inaugurated, it no longer mattered if he had not been constitutionally eligible to be president. And since he’s president now, nobody can stop him from running in 2012.
The judge’s reply on Why Barry Still Has to Appear:
Defendant argues that ‘if enforced, [the subpoena] requires him to interrupt duties as president of the United States’ to attend a hearing in Atlanta, Georgia. However, defendant fails to provide any legal authority to support his motion to quash the subpoena to attend.
I’m sorry, but how onerous could his duties possibly be when he had time to waste an entire day flying to Florida to give an 18 minute speech in front of Cinderella’s Castle?
Defendant’s motion suggests that no president should be compelled to attend a court hearing. This may be correct. But defendant has failed to enlighten the court with any legal authority.
In other words, Obama the Famous Law Professor hired himself a lawyer who was too dumb to remember to cite precedent for his position.
Source: Judge Whacks Obama In Eligibility Case – January 23, 2012
Judge whacks BHO in GA eligibility case