According to the Washington Post:
For Obama to be on Georgia’s March presidential primary ballot, he has to appear in court and prove that he is eligible to be president. This is in response to a complaint that was filed in Atlanta saying Obama is not a natural born-citizen and therefore ineligble (source).
A subpoena has been issued for Obama to appear in court January 26. One of the president’s lawyers tried to squash that but to no avail. The judge will not budge.
Obama may not show up. There is no other candidate in Georgia and it is not like he needs Georgia’s delegates to become the Democratic nominee. Even if he does show up, he does not have to really try to win this case.
It is written in the Constitution that one has to be a naturalized born citizen to become POTUS yet there is no official procedure by which a Candidate has to prove eligibility. If there were, we would not be spending so much time on this issue.
Very few media outlets are reporting on this issue — I don’t know why. I wonder if the Whitehouse is going to find some loophole to avoid the case.. they probably will.
According to WXYZ, Obama will be in Detroit on January 26-27.
President Barack Obama will be visiting the Detroit area later this month. The January 26-27 stop will be part of a three-day, five-state swing following the State of the Union Address. The President will also be visiting Iowa, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado as part of the trip.
To me the lack of news stories, the attempt by his lawyers to squash the subpoena, and Obama’s plans to be in Detroit, all suggests Obama will be ignoring this case.