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California attorney Orly Taitz today secured an order from United States District Court Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi demanding representatives of the Hawaii Department of Health appear in federal court Sept. 14 to show why Taitz should be prevented from seeing whatever original 1961 documents the agency has on record regarding Barack Obama’s birth.
Taitz returned to federal court in Honolulu today after Hawaii DOH officials presented her with a letter refusing to comply with her subpoena on grounds that Hawaii privacy laws prevented officials from releasing Obama birth records to the public.
“It’s ridiculous,” Taitz told WND.
She had argued previously – without getting a response from the state – that Obama had waived all privacy rights by releasing his long-form birth certificate to the American public at a White House press conference April 27.
The ExParte Emergency Motion for Order to Show Cause and to Compel Attendance for Production of Documents that Taitz filed with the federal magistrate asked the court to demand Hawaii DOH head Loretta Fuddy appear in court to explain why she would not comply with the subpoena.
“Getting a federal judge to demand Fuddy’s attendance at a show-cause hearing is a victory,” Taitz said. “I will return to Hawaii on Sept. 14 and I expect then to be able to force the Hawaii DOH to turn over the relevant records as demanded by the subpoena.”
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Just like ObamaCare may ultimately be ruled as unconstitutional, legislation requiring that a Presidential candidate provide proof of his/her eligibility to be elected to the top office of the land. But that is not stopping some states from attempting to put such legislation into place before the 2012 election. Arizona is the latest to make the effort:
If Barack Obama wants to run for re-election he would need to produce proof of both his U.S. birth and citizenship to get on the ballot in Arizona, at least under a measure being pushed by a state legislator.
Rep. Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley, is crafting a measure to require anyone running for president or vice president to provide proof to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office that they are legally eligible to seek the office. The U.S. Constitution requires the president – and, by extension, the vice president – to be “a natural born citizen.”
More to the point, Burges would require the secretary of state to verify, independently, that the information is accurate.
“And if it’s not certifiable, then that person’s name would not go on the ballot,” she said.
Should a handful of states pass this type of legislation before the 2012 Presidential election cycle, it will spark the judicial process to determine its constitutionality. We know that Obama has spent a fortune to block his personal records, so we can assume that he will spend a fortune to challenge these states.