The AP reports:
- A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint that says Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen and can’t be president.
It’s one of many such lawsuits that have been filed across the country, so far without success. A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in the March presidential primary.
Obama, however, will be nowhere near Atlanta on Thursday. According to the White House, he will be out West promoting the agenda he plans to lay out in Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Obama Thursday plans to make appearances in Las Vegas and Denver areas before traveling on to Detroit to spend the night.
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.”
Taitz said she expects the president’s legal team to fight his appearance in the Georgia court.
“But he’s in a catch-22,” she said. “If he is appealing this decision, then he looks guilty. The whole nation understands this man is a fraud.”
Most people probably won’t even hear about it.
Of all of the birther lawsuits, this legal challenge has gone the furthest because it ordered the President to show up in court. But according to this local report, (via Birther Report), “there are several laws that enable the President not to attend, legally.”