Georgia Rules for Obama

On February 7, Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp adopted Judge Malihi's final decision on the ballot challenges -- Obama's name will appear on the Georgia 2012 ballot. A few hours before Secretary Kemp issued that decision, one of the attorneys representing one of the three challenges, J. Mark Hatfield, had sent a letter to Kemp, highlighting "several significant flaws" in Judge Malihi's findings and conclusions. Hatfield first pointed out that the judge issued a single decision even though the three challenges had been ordered severed.  In addition, Hatfield noted that his clients "did not enter into evidence any copy of Obama's purported birth certificate" or anything that would establish the date or location of Obama's birth, yet Judge Malihi found as "facts" that Obama was born in the U.S. and that his mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of Obama's birth. A "Notice to Produce" had been timely served by Hatfield; however, Obama's attorney, Michael Jablonski,...(Read Full Post)