After allowing the proceedings to go this far, Georgia state law judge Michael Mahili used a 10-page order to dismiss the only remaining challenge of President Obama being eligible for candidacy for President in 2012 on Georgia ballots. A challenge sought to exclude Obama based on the concepts that he had a computer-generated Hawaiian birth certificate, a Social Security number that was fraudulent, and identification papers that were insufficient to prove that he was a natural-born citizen of the United States. Another challenge claimed that the sitting President was ineligible to be a candidate because his natural father was not a United States citizen when Obama was born. This challenge was also denied. Mahili states that he found the evidence “insufficient to support plaintiffs’ allegations.”
Now, the Malihi verdict will be passed on to Secretary of State in Georgia, Brian Kemp, who will determine whether the ruling will stand. However, there is little hope for the “birthers.” Kemp will almost definitely uphold the rulings of Judge Mahili.
Silent is the matter of President Obama being required to appear in court. Mahili did address this in his order, expressing his displeasure with the fact that not even the President’s lawyer attended the hearing.
“By deciding the matter on the merits, the court in no way condones the conduct or legal scholarship of defendant’s attorney, Mr. Jablonski.”
So, it appears that by all appearances the “birther” movement is dead. Barack Obama is a legal citizen, always was, and should encounter no opposition to his being such.
And if, you, an average citizen, are subpoenaed to court and decide not to appear, you certainly should not have a warrant sworn out for your arrest as well.