Following up on our earlier coverage here and here: a Georgia judge has ruled that President Obama is eligible to appear as a candidate on that state’s primary ballot. Neither the President nor his attorneys appeared to defend against claims by birther attorney Orly Taitz and similarly-minded colleagues that the President was not born in the United States and did not qualify as a “natural born citizen” even if he was. The President prevailed nonetheless.
Judge Michael Malihi found that the witnesses and other evidence produced by the plaintiffs concerning the President’s place of birth had “little, if any, probative value.” The judge further concluded that even though the President’s father was not a U.S. citizen, the President himself is a natural born citizen within the meaning of Article II.
The full opinion can be viewed here.