Via the AP:
ATLANTA (AP) — 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.What is the argument from the administration as to why Obama shouldn't appear? Well, he's too busy. Here is an excerpt from the Judge's order that denies the administration's motion to quash the subpoena:
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.
In support of his motion, Defendant argues that "if enforced, [the subpoena] requires him to interrupt duties as President of the United States" to attend a hearing in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Defendant fails to provide any legal authority to support his motion to quash the subpoena to attend. Defendant's motion suggests that no President should be compelled to attend a Court hearing. This may be correct. But Defendant has failed to enlighten the Court with any legal authority.It ends with the following sentence:
Accordingly, the Defendant's motion to quash is denied.Read the entire order HERE.
Does this mean that Obama will appear in court on January 26th? Hardly, but it'll be interesting to see what the Judge does after getting the proverbial kiss-off.
h/t Free Republic