When I first heard this in January, I thought, no way he just ignored a court subpoena. But he did. His lawyers did too. However, the court went ahead and heard the evidence which has more issue with the definition of “natural-born citizen” more than the actual birth certificate. My in-laws lived in Indonesia for three years, my husband spent a year there and guess what- there is no such thing a an American/Indonesian dual citizen. As it is Barry Soetoro was a citizen of Indonesia (a requirement to attend the Islamic schools he attended) therefore could not be a “natural-born citizen” of the U.S.A..
IF he was born in Hawaii, his mother surrendered his citizenship when his step-father adopted him. Most of this is conjecture on my part, and from memory from a 10+ page email I received in 2008. This topic is very interesting to me as I think that any law or ObamaCare measures he signed into law could become void. More interestingly, there are a possibility of at least five states at this time moving to block Obama from the Democratic primary ballot for the 2012 elections.
The case has nothing to do with Obama’s birth certificate or his place of birth or how many Social Security numbers he may have. As noted by LLF,
These issues are completely irrelevant to our argument. [Our] lawsuit simply points out that the Supreme Court has defined “natural-born citizen” as a person born to two parents who were both U.S. citizens at the time of the natural-born citizen’s birth. Obama’s father was never a U.S. citizen. Therefore, Obama can never be a natural-born citizen. His place of birth is irrelevant.
Article II, Section 1, of the U.S. Constitution reads, in part: “No person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the office of President.” Since the only entity responsible for vetting a candidate’s qualifications to hold office is the political party that nominates the candidate, LLF chose to sue the Democratic Party and thus “we … avoid taking on any state or federal government.” And Georgia has a state law that requires that “every candidate for federal office shall meet the constitutional and statutory qualifications for holding the office being sought.”
The Supreme Court’s 1875 Minor v. Happersett ruling stated:
The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.