Please go here to read two on-the-scene reports of the hearing.
If everything goes according to plan, today will be a historic day.
Today, January 26, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m., EST, despite last-minute legal maneuverings by Obama’s lawyer, an administrative law judge in Atlanta, Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi, will conduct a hearing into whether a sitting President of the United States of America who’s seeking reelection should be allowed to have his name on the election ballot of the state of Georgia this November. (See my post, “Judge Michael rules Obama must appear at eligibility hearing next Thursday!“)
America’s complicit media have largely ignored this extraordinary event. But since the hearing is in its backyard, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution couldn’t quite ignore it. So the paper helpfully issued this warning by the AP’s Haraz Ghanbari:
Even though President Barack Obama has been summoned to a court hearing here Thursday, don’t expect the Commander in Chief to come.
President Barack Obama is not likely to attend a court hearing in Georgia on Thursday that will deal with claims that he’s not eligable to be on the Georgia ballot because he’s not a natural born U.S. citizen. […] The White House has said that Obama will be in Las Vegas, Denver and Detroit this Thursday.
Marietta lawyer Melvin Goldstein, who is not involved in the case, said if the hearing goes on as scheduled without Obama, Malihi could refer the matter to a Fulton County Superior Court judge. It would be up to that judge to decide whether to enforce the subpoena and, if necessary, hold the president in contempt, Goldstein said.
Eric Segall, a Georgia State University law professor, predicted that won’t happen. “There have been many, many lawsuits trying to litigate the issue of the president’s nationality,” Segall said. “They have all been dismissed and this one should be too. In light of the frivolousness of the case, the judge has no valid authority to require the president to appear in court.”
The hearings are public, so anyone can attend.
OSAH – Office of State Administrative Hearings
230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
ATLANTA, GA 30303
Beginning at 9 a.m. EST, the website Article II Super PAC will provide gavel-to-gavel live video coverage of the hearings. Go here.
Our Dave has indicated he’ll attend the hearing, and I’ll be watching the video coverage along with you!
Pray for justice!
H/t our beloved Tina.