The birfers strike again, see Atlanta Ledger-Enquirer story here.  If you don’t already know:

A Georgia judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta Thursday for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen and can’t be president.

Orly Taitz, the California attorney who brought the legal challenge to Obama’s name on the March Georgia presidential primary ballot, says this is what she has been working for over the last three years.

“This will be 100 times bigger than Watergate,” she said Saturday morning, referring to the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974.

“There are high ranking judges and federal officials who are involved in this cover up. The ramifications of this trial will be enormous.”

. . . .

A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in the March presidential primary.

And much hilarity ensued.  UPI (here) and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (here), by the way, say  that the President’s camp informed them that the CINC is unlikely to appear on Thursday.

11 Responses to “Non-Military Justice Post: CINC Ordered to Appear for Hearing in Georgia, But is Unlikely to Attend”

  1. Phil Cave says:

    The media isn’t checking it’s facts.
    The judge is an administrative law judge.  He does not have subpoena power.
    The judge denied a motion to dismiss the complaint; including interestingly that two complainants aren’t GA residents and therefore lack standing.

  2. Just Sayin' says:

    thread hijack.

    http://www.emptywheel.net/2012/01/19/inspiring-attorney-client-crackdowns/

    Some interesting theories on the governemnt planting evidence as a pretext to upset AC privilege in GITMO. 

  3. Ringknocker says:

    Not only that, but I imagine they will look to the Lakin case for a fairly persuasive source of case law.

  4. Lieber says:

    Just Sayin, go back to Firedoglake.  We don’t need that crap here.  People here know Mark Martins.

  5. soonergrunt says:

    Am I correct in understanding the article that Orly Taitz is the counsel for some of the complainants in this case?
    She sure gets around, no?

  6. Cheap Seats says:

    Who let Ms. Taitz come into a Georgia court pro hac vice after being sanctioned by the Middle District of Georgia?

  7. Christopher Mathews says:

    “This will be 100 times bigger than Watergate,” [Taitz] said Saturday morning, referring to the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974.

    What does that even mean?  It will bring down 100 Presidents? 

  8. Shay Simmons says:

    Like Humpty Dumpty, when Orly Taitz uses words they mean exactly what she wants them to mean. 

  9. Charlie Gittins says:

    I don’t know her, but I am confident she is an idiot.  That’s all I have to say about that.

    CG 

  10. Just Sayin' says:

    it doesn’t necessarily have to be Mark Martins, I certainly never said as much, and I didn’t say I necessarily agree with the theory on any count.  But it is interesting.  And there is a certain appearance of impropriety whether it’s actual or not.
    People here also know the defense counsel who the government is accusing of smuggling contraband. (or at least implying as much)

  11. WestCoastDefense says:

    Georgia’s Secretary of State has joined the ridiculousness.
    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2012/01/ga-secretary-of-state-the-hearing-is-on/
    I particularly like the last line in the second to last paragraph of the letter “… if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand you do so at your own peril.” … what can you say other than the good citizens of Georgia deserve better?