It wouldn’t be Monday without more birther news.
According to the website supporting LTC Terrence Lakin, the convening authority has referred the charges to a general court-martial. The detailed military judge is Army COL Denise R. Lind. Arraignment is set for this Friday.
The press release contains little new, but it does feature a quote from LTC Lakin that sums up his defense more succinctly than before:
If President Obama is a natural born citizen then the American people deserve to see proof, and if he is not, then I believe the orders in this case were illegal.
Regrettably, there is still no explanation regarding why the specific orders issued to LTC Lakin in this case were illegal. The oft-repeated birther argument that all military orders must be invalid if the President is not a natural-born citizen appears to be the only theory on which the defense relies.
Thanks to commenter Reality Check for providing a heads-up on this story in the comment threads below.