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September 13, 2005

Congressional Research Service publishes US Citizenship of Persons Born in the United States to Alien Parents. Report. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, extended birthright citizenship to AfricanAmericans, but the United States Supreme Court made clear that although U.S.-born children of aliens were U.S. citizens regardless of the alienage and national origin of their parents, Native Americans still were not U.S. citizens under the terms of those laws. Native Americans were made U.S. citizens by statute.

February 10, 2007

Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) announces that he is a candidate for the office of President of the United States in the 2008 election. USA Today Senator John McCain (R-AZ) announces on the David Letterman Show that he is a candidate for the office of President of the United States in the 2008 election. Fox News RealTruthOnline.com claims John McCain is not eligible to run for President
This appears to be the first appearance of the McCain birthers for the 2008 campaign.

March 01, 2007

February 13, 2008

February 21, 2008

Newsbusters.org (Exposing and combating Liberal Media Bias) poses the question: Is John McCain a Naturalized Citizen, a US National, or a Natural Born Citizen?
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February 25, 2008 February 28, 2008

Factcheck.org publishes report on John McCain's eligibility NYT publishes McCains Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out Jonathon Turley publishes Does John McCain Have an Alexander Hamilton Problem? A Constitutional Challenge May Loom Over McCains Eligibility for President Rumors start on the Internet that Senator Obama was born in Kenya. The posts are few and far between. See Secret Origin of the Birthers Hollander v. McCain et al filed in New Hampshire Federal District Court. Docket. Plaintiff Fred Hollander challenges Sen. McCain's eligibility to serve as President of the United States, due to his birth in the Panama Canal Zone. This is the first McCain Birther lawsuit. During a pause in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing [page 12] Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) tells Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff that he believes John McCain is a natural born citizen and eligible to serve as President and asks if that is Chertoffs belief. Sec. Chertoff states My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen. This is the
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only testimony on Sen. McCains eligibility in a Congressional Hearing. Video [38.05] April 10, 2008 Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduce a resolution expressing the sense of the U.S. Senate that presidential candidate and current Senator John McCain (RAriz.) is a natural born Citizen, as specified in the Constitution and eligible to run for President. Resolution and Press Release Michael Dobbs reports in the Washington Post that he was shown a copy of John McCains birth certificate by a McCain senior staffer. Citizen McCain
This is the only reported instance where anyone outside the campaign or family has seen McCains birth certificate..

May 2, 2008

May 2, 2008

Politifact.com debunks rumors that "His true name is Barak Hussein Muhammed Obama" and Obama ... gave almost a million dollars to the (Kenya) opposition campaign who just happened to be his cousin, Raila Odinga. Reveals that they had requested a copy of Senator Obamas birth certificate to debunk the middle name rumors, but that the campaign would not release it. Politifact.com addresses claim that John McCain isnt a natural born citizen. Senator Obama clinches the Democratic nomination and becomes
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the first African American to be nominated to the Presidency by one of the major political parties. June 5, 2009 Factcheck.org publishes Obamas 1981 Pakistan Trip debunking the rumor that Obamas trip to Pakistan in 1981 proves he must not have been a U.S. citizen because Americans were not permitted to travel there at the time. National Review Online journalist Jim Geraghty writes "Obama Could Debunk Some Rumors By Releasing His Birth Certificate." Rumor One: Obama was born in Kenya. Rumor Two: Obamas middle name is Mohammad. First eligibility threads appear on FreeRebublic.com Birtherism is born. June 10, 2008 Michelle Malkin republishes the NRO rumor, spotlighting the Born in Kenya rumor and comparing it to the McCain birther scruitiny. FreeRepublic started its first thread devoted to the rumor on June 10. WorldNetDaily published its first article about Obamas eligibility on the same day. Websites like Atlas Shrugs, TexasDarlin, and Larry Johnsons NoQuarter, which all served as leaders of the early Birther movement (long before they were even dubbed Birthers), all ran their first Birther-related stories after June 9. Literally overnight, rumors about Obamas birth and eligibility went from being impossibly obscure to practically
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June 9, 2008

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commonplace, and a document that only a handful of people had ever suggested be released was suddenly the subject of urgent demands of transparency all over the web. From Secret Origins of the Birthers Part 2. June 12, 2008 Obama campaign releases digital scan of Barack Hussein Obama II's Certificate of Live Birth on the campaign's new "Fight the Smears" web site. Anti-Obama blogs immediately believe the COLB is a forgery, raise questions about every aspect. Examples: the COLB is too fresh to have been produced in 1961. Computer printers didnt exist then. There are no signatures. There are no folds. Theres no stamp or raised seal. A Certificate of Live Birth isnt a Birth Certificate. Examples of blog reports. Other conservative sites say the rumors are nonsense. Politifact.com publishes report on Obamas Certificate of Live Birth. To verify we did indeed have the correct document, we contacted the Hawaii Department of Health, which maintains such records. "It's a valid Hawaii state birth certificate," spokesman Janice Okubo said June 13, 2008, after we e-mailed her our copy.
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June 13, 2008

Expert Polarik publishes his first claims about the forged COLB. He claims Obamas COLB is a forgery of an original from 1961. Texas Darlin, a pro-Hillary PUMA, begins working with experts Polarik and Techdude to find further proof of forgery. More updates on July 20, 23, 27, August 22. FactCheck.org publishes report on Obama's Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) [The] document should put to rest groundless speculation raised on some conservative Web sites that Obama might not have been born in the U.S. and therefore might not qualify under the Constitution as a "natural-born citizen" to be president.

June 16, 2008

July 4, 2008

Pam Geller, publisher of Atlasshrugs200.typepad.com breaks news that computer forensics expert TechDude has determined that the COLB is a forgery. Further updates on July 14, 2008. Dr. Neal Krawetz, expert in computer forensics and publisher of HackerFactor.com analyzed the COLB image and determines that the image was not manipulated. The Birth of a Conspiracy. Pam Gellers Atlas Shrugs publishes Techdudes Final Report. Techdude delivers a final report that exceeds my wildest expectations. It is irrefutable, empirical evidence - Obama's birth certificate is a forgery. Why? Why a COLB (certificate of live birth)

July 14, 2008

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forgery? That is the question. My deepest thanks and appreciation for Techdude's unwavering commitment to the truth despite the threats and harassment, the slashed tires and the dead animal on his porch. July 22, 2008 Politifact.com publishes a second report on the COLB. "It's a valid Hawaii state birth certificate," [Hawaii Department of Health] spokesman Janice Okubo told us. There is not one shred of evidence to disprove PolitiFact's conclusion that the candidate's name is Barack Hussein Obama, or to support allegations that the birth certificate he released isn't authentic. And that's true no matter how many people cling to some hint of doubt and use the Internet to fuel their innate sense of distrust. July 24, 2008 August 1, 2008 Hollander v. McCain et al (N.H. D.Ct.) dismissed. Docket. Order. Publishing date for Jerome R. Corsis The Obama Nation practically a reference book for anti-Obama rumors, smears, and accusations. The book contains events up through May 2008, yet mentions nothing about rumors Senator Obama was born in Kenya. Obamas birth and citizenship was a complete non-issue even to him. Thats because he finished putting his book together
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at the very beginning of June 2008, missing the tipping of Birtherism by only a matter of days. See Secret Origins of the Birthers Part 2. August 3, 2008 TexasDarlin posts Techdudes latest big finding on the COLB: A female name is hidden under the text. Its Maya Kassandra Soetoro! Foreword by TexasDarlin: Techdudes latest report, written exclusively for the TexasDarlin blog, is mind-blowing. This report responds to critics; solves the security border mystery; AND exposes THE SMOKING GUN that will be conclusive in proving that the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) proffered by Barack Obama on his official campaign website IS FAKE. I am grateful to Techdude for his dedication to the truth, as I am to Polarik August 4, 2008 Dr. Neal Krawetz, expert in computer forensics and publisher of HackerFactor.com addresses the claims of Polarik and TechDude, concluding that they have no idea how to do image analysis. His point-by-point critique entitled Bad Science:How Not to Do Image Analysis also uncovers that TechDude was impersonating a real computer forensics expert. AJStrata debunks Techdudes analysis, and Techdude.
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Techdude has become a classic example of a poseur, someone who wants to be technically savvy and respected, but cannot attain this credibility so he goes for the juvenile jabs. When someone has been debunked four or five times, and has had to keep creating ever newer and more bizarre scenarios to keep hope of a conspiracy alive, you can tell there is a sad trend appearing. Prove them wrong, they run farther out on the limb of ridiculous and unproven speculation. August 6, 2008 Dr. Neal Krawetz updates his August 4th HackerFactor.com article: I have heard from the person that TechDude is impersonating. TechDude is impersonating Adam Fink's background and credentials. I offer a sincere apology to Mr. Fink for associating his impersonation with TechDude. It is important to recognize that TechDude's analysis is misleading and fraudulent. Moreover, TechDude is impersonating a respected investigator. People should not harass Mr. Fink since he is yet another victim of TechDude's deception. August 9, 2008 BREAKING: TexasDarlin Throws Techdude Under The Bus! and removes all Techdude content from her site. Techdude had commandeered the credentials of a real computer forensics expert (Adam Fink). Techdude disappears, never to be heard
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from again. His claims, however, continue their zombie-like life on the Internet. August 11, 2008 Robinson v. Secretary of State Debra Bowen et al (N.D. Ca D.CT.) filed. Docket and documents. Plaintiff Markham Robinson alleges that Senator McCain was born in the Commonwealth of Panama in 1936 and is therefore not eligible to be President of the United States under Article II of the U.S. Constitution's natural-born requirement. Berg v Obama et al, (E.D. PA D.Ct.) Docket and Documents. Plaintiff PA Attorney Phil Berg files a complaint in Federal District Court. He asks that the Court declare Senator Obama to be ineligible to run for President of the United States and to stop the Democratic Committee from nominating Obama as their candidate. This is the first Obama Birther lawsuit. Claims that originated in this lawsuit: 1. Obama is not a natural born citizen. a. Obama lost his U.S. citizenship when his mother naturalized as an Indonesian citizen b. Obama lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia c. Dual or multiple citizens are not natural born citizens d. If Obama was born in Kenya, his mother was too young to
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transfer her citizenship e. His father was a Kenyan citizen, therefore so is his child f. Obama traveled to Pakistan on an Indonesian Passport 2. Obama was not born in the United States a. His Grandmother claims she was present at his birth in Kenya b. Obamas mother went to Kenya during her pregnancy c. Obamas birth is reported as occurring at two separate hospitals d. Reports say the GOP sent a research team to Mombasa, Kenya and located a Certificate Registering the birth of Barack Obama, Jr e. There is a Canadian Birth Certificate posted on the Internet in the name of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr f. Obamas Hawaiian birth certificate was forged using his sisters Hawaiian birth certificate 3. Other claims a. Obama enrolled in a school in Jakarta as an Indonesian Citizen b. Obama is also know as Barry Soetoro and Barry Dunham c. Obama lied on his Illinois Bar application by not disclosing his other names August 21, 2008 FactCheck.org publishes Born in the U.S.A.: The truth about Obama's birth certificate. They include pictures taken at the candidates Chicago office.
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August 29, 2008

FactCheck.org debunks a rumor that Obama is a dual Kenyan/American citizen. Michigan Law Review publishes a symposium on the Natural Born Citizen Clause. All of the articles revolved around John McCain's eligibility. Michigan law Review Vol 107, No.1, et. seq. (2008) First appearance of Emmerich de Vattels citizenship quote, on The Volokh Conspiracy article about the Michigan Law review article. The post is about John McCains eligibility, and born in the country. The Wall Street Journal claims that Obamas two years at Columbia are Lost Years where no one remembered him. Robinson v. Secretary of State Debra Bowen et al (N.D. Ca D.CT.) dismissed. Docket and documents. Dismissal order. Berg v Obama et al, (E.D. PA D.Ct.) dismissed. Docket and documents. Court Docket. Order. Donofrio v Wells, New Jersey Superior Court. Lawyer/poker player/musician/performance artist Leo Donofrio sues NJ Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells to remove Candidates Obama, McCain, and Colero from the NJ ballot claiming none of them are eligible for the office of President. Donofrio alleges that even if Obama was born in Hawaii, he was born to a Kenyan
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national father and is therefore not eligible to be President due to having dual loyalties at birth and split jurisdiction at the time of his birth. Donofrio believes that there are three kinds of citizens: natural born, naturalized, and dual-citizens. Press release.
In this suit, Donofrio doesnt mention the theory that a natural born citizen requires 2 citizen parents plus birth in the USA.

October 31, 2008

Hawaii State Director of Health Dr. Chiyome Fukino issues an official statement saying: Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obamas original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures. Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz Original complaint filed in CT Supreme Court. Plaintiff claims that the CT Secretary of State unlawfully failed to verify that Barack Obama was a natural born citizen of the United States as required by the US Constitution. Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, age 86, dies of cancer. Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz dismissed in CT Supreme Court. Opinion. US Presidential Election.
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October 31, 2008

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Results: Barack Obama wins the US Presidential Election with 52.92% of the popular vote. Obama received 365 Electoral votes, John McCain received 173. November 18, 2008 Blogger P.A. Madison first writes about the Two-citizen parent argument on The Federalist Blog. No mention of Minor v Happersett, one mention of Vattel. Madisons argument is solely about dual citizenships. Two-citizen parent argument first appears on FreeRepublic.com. First appearance of claim that two-citizen parent argument was taught in elementary school. Expert Polark publishes Final Report: Obama's 'Born' Conspiracy Dr. Neal Krawetz, publisher of HackerFactor.com and computer forensics expert debunks Polariks Final Report in Bad Science: How Not to Do Image Analysis Part II. Polarik's findings are not supported by the data. He has manipulated evidence, selectively ignored facts, and overlooked obvious findings. He has made over-reaching and gross assumptions, which vary from baseless to provable inaccurate. Moreover, he claims vague credentials that are unsupported by his work. I have serious doubts about Polarik having a Ph.D., but he sure has a lot of BS.
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November 29, 2008

Brockhausen v. Andrade filed in Texas State Court. Attorney Orly Taitzs first appearance in court. Claims Barack Obama hasnt proven he was born in the US. Claims tampering of birth certificate, evidence COLB belonged to sister Maya. Claims evidence of birth in Kenya, dual citizenships, school registration in Indonesia, mother lost citizenship. Complaint, Transcript, Order. Full page ad in the Chicago Tribune questions President-elect Obamas eligibility: "An Open Letter to Barack Obama: Are you a Natural Born Citizen of the U.S.?" Paid for by anti-tax activist Robert L. Schulz, 69, chairman of We The People Foundation, the ad (and another two days later) claims Obama was born in Kenya, his birth certificate is a forgery, Hawaiian officials refuse to state he was born in Hawaii, and that Obama lost his US citizenship when his mother married an Indonesian citizen. Story, Ad. First appearance of the Emmerich de Vattel argument on FreeRepublic.com. First appearance of the term Birthers, by Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent. I think I originally coined the term birthers to describe the people who think the state of Hawaii and its time travel machine are concealing the truth about Obamas birth on the roof of a mosque in Kenya. Its not just the reference to 9/11 truthers that I like. Its the callback to the John Birch
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December 1, 2008

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Society, id est the Birchers. December 8, 2008 Donofrio v Wells Application for Stay denied at the US Supreme Court. Docket. Ankeny v Daniels "Petition For Extraordinary Writ Of Prohibition" is filed in Indiana State Court to prevent the Governor from sending to Congress any Electors for Barack Obama or John McCain as neither is a natural born citizen. Plaintiff mentions Emmerich de Vattel but not Minor v Happersett. Dr. Conspiracy launches Obamaconspiracy.org, now one of the most respected anti-birther sites. Its always been fascinating to me how seeming rational people can hold such different views of not only reality but also of history This web site is about one particular conspiracy theory genre, that surrounding Barack Obama. December 15, 2008 Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz Application for stay/injunction denied by the US Supreme Court. Attorney Leo Donofrio helped prepare the application. Supplemental Brief (Plaintiffs), Docket
The Supplemental Brief features the first appearance of the Chester Arthur theory.

December 9, 2008

December 11, 2008

December 12, 2008

Strunk v US Department of State, US District Court for the District of Columbia (Freedom of Information Act). Christopher Earl Strunk, a perennial litigant, files a FOIA suit to access Barack
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Obamas Department of State file. FOIA requests normally dont permit access to information on living persons. Complaint, Docket, Documents. December 20, 2008 Attorney Mario Apuzo writes: I maintain that as it applies to being President and Commander in Chief of the United States, natural born Citizen means that you have to be born on U.S. soil to a mother and father who are both U.S. citizens when you are born. If one of the childs parents is not a U.S. citizen when he or she is born, that child is not a natural born Citizen. President Barak Hussein Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Barnett/Keyes v Obama, Filed by Dr. Orly Taitz, DDS, ESQ and Gary Kreep in the Federal District Court. Since Dr. Taitz never quite figures out how to properly serve the President with papers, the case is stalled until September, 2009. Full docket and documents. Kerchner v. Obama filed in US District Court District of New Jersey. Mario Apuzzo, Esq. Attorney for the Plaintiffs. Plaintiff Commander Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. Suit alleges Barack Obama hasnt proven he was born in the USA. Claims COLB is a forgery. Claims Obama was adopted in Indonesia, only Indonesian citizens can attend school, Pakistan travel ban. Claims Obama never
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vetted by DNC, Secretaries of State, Electoral College, Media, Courts, Congress. VP Cheney never called for objections. Complaint, Docket, Documents
First appearance in court of Minor v Happersett (1875) as defining natural born citizen.

January 21, 2009

Berg v Obama et al, Application for an injunction denied by the US Supreme Court. Docket. Petition for writ of certiorari before judgment denied. Docket. Brockhausen v. Andrade dismissed in Texas State Court for lack of jurisdiction. Attorney Orly Taitz pro hac vice for the Plaintiffs. Transcript. The Politijab Eligibility Forum (precursor to TheFogbow.com) launches in response to anti-Birthers being banned from birther sites. A ragtag group of legal experts, bloggers, and interested others from around the world, Politijab quickly becomes a powerful force against Birthers. Factcheck.org publishes More Citizenship Quibbles debunking the rumor that Obamas grandmother registered his Kenyan birth in the Hawaii. They find that the law allowing parents of children born outside Hawaii can register their births in Hawaii didnt exist until 1982. Hollister v. Soetoro Dismissed in US District Court for the District
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of Columbia. Order. Sanctions imposed: Reprimand. Order. The issue of the Presidents citizenship was raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered, and otherwise massaged by Americas vigilant citizenry during Mr. Obamas two-year-campaign- 2 - for the presidency, but this plaintiff wants it resolved by a court. Judge Robertson calls Plaintiffs attorneys Phil Berg and Lawrence Joyce agent provovateurs and says any attempt to sanction them would only give them a forum to continue their provocation. Plaintiffs attorney John D. Hemenway ordered to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for filing a legally frivolous suit. This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do. Even in its relatively short life the case has excited the blogosphere and the conspiracy theorists. The right thing to do is to bring it to an early end. March 16, 2009 Ankeny v. Daniels Dismissed in Indiana State Superior Court. Order. Docket.
This case and its appeals constitutes the most significant state court eligibility case to date.

April 1, 2009

Americans for Freedom of Information releases an April Fools Day spoof claiming that Obama got student aid as a
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foreign student at Occidental College. April 3, 2009 Congressional Research Service publishes first memo on Qualifications for the Office of the President and President Obamas natural born citizenship status. Strunk v US Department of State, US District Court for the District of Columbia (FOIA). Docket, Documents The US Dept. of State files an answer to Strunks complaint, with a paragraph-by paragraph response. According to the US Department of State: 34. To the extent this paragraph alleges that the birth certificate released to the public at the direction of President Obama is not a valid birth certificate or that such certificate is not sufficient proof of U.S. citizenship, those allegations are denied. To the extent this paragraph alleges that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States, the allegation is denied. 36. Specifically, Defendants deny that President Obama was born in Kenya or anywhere outside the state of Hawaii. 38. To the extent this paragraph alleges that Lolo Soetoro is or ever was President Obamas father by birth or adoption, that allegation is denied
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39. To the extent this paragraph alleges that President Obama is or ever was an Indonesian citizen, that allegation is denied May 7, 2009 Factcheck.org debunks the Americans for Freedom of Information April Fools spoof, here. Major Stefan Cook volunteers to deploy to Afghanistan beginning July 15, 2009. In February 2009, he had agreed to join onto one of Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq.s eligibility cases. Story. In re Super American Grand Jury. A group of 172 citizens styling themselves as a grand jury votes to indict President Obama for treason, accusing him of not being a natural born citizen. They file their presentments with the US District Court of the District of Columbia. Convicted forger Lucas Daniel Smith begins a series of auction attempts on eBay to sell what he claims is Obamas Kenyan birth certificate. Politifact.com publishes a third report on Obamas COLB titled Final Chapter. This Time We Really Mean It. In re Super American Grand Jury. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth dismisses the Super American Grand Jury presentment. Order. Story.
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The individuals who have made this presentment were not convened by this court to sit as a grand jury nor have they been selected at random from a fair cross section of this district, the judge wrote. Any self-styled indictment or presentment issued by such a group has no force under the Constitution or laws of the United States. July 8, 2009 Cook v. Good, McDonald, et. al. filed in US District Court M.D. of Georgia. Plaintiff Major Stefan Cook files an Application for a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent his deployment. He questions if his orders are lawful as he is unsure that his Commander in Chief (de facto President Obama) holds that office constitutionally. His attorney is Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. Disbarred lawyer Charles Lincoln drafts the pleading. Documents. Cook v. Good et al. The US Army revokes Major Stefan Cooks orders to deploy to Afghanistan. A reserve soldier who volunteers for an active duty tour may ask for a revocation of orders up until the day he is scheduled to report for active duty, [Lt. Col. Maria Quon, U.S. Army Public Affairs Officer] said. She added that there is an administrative process to request revocation of orders. As of Tuesday afternoon, Cook had not asked for his orders to be revoked, Quon said. By 5 p.m. EDT, the orders had been pulled. Story. Another story.
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July 15, 2009

CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs makes birth certificate claims on his radio and TV shows. Dobbs said he now believes that there are "some issues here that should be really resolved" with Obama's birth certificate. Wants to see long form birth certificate. Story. Cook v. Good et al, Dismissed in US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Judge Clay D. Land. Plaintiff Major Stefan Cook had been ordered to deploy to Afghanistan. He sought a Temporary Restraining Order to challenge his deployment orders claiming the Commander in Chief is not constitutionally qualified nor [ ] legally elected or appointed to succeed to the office of President of the United States. As he had volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan, the DoD revoked his orders, making the lawsuit moot. Attorney Dr. Orly Taitz, DDS, ESQ. Docket. Order. Documents. Story.

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July 22, 2009

The Daily Show airs The Born Identity Barack Obama is not only the United States' first black president -- he's also the first not-American president. Hawaii State Director of Health Dr. Chiyome Fukino issues a second statement saying: I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add
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to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago. July 27, 2009 The US House of Representatives passes H. Res. 593 recognizing and celebrating August 21, 2009 as the 50th Anniversary of Hawaiis entrance into the Union as the 50th state. The resolution passes unanimously. Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961; July 28, 2009 The Colbert Report interviews Orly Taitz in Womb Raiders. Stephen thanks Orly Taitz for being one of the few people willing to compare the Obama administration to Nazi Germany Keyes et. al. v Obama, et. al. Dr. Orly Taitz, DDS, Esq files a special request to permit pre-trial discovery to authenticate a color copy of a Kenya Birth certificate with the name Barack Hussein Obama II. Motion Image Dr. Orly Taitz, DDS, Esq releases an image of the Kenya Birth certificate with the name Barack Hussein Obama II. The Birtherverse explodes some with delight, others with skepticism. WND publishes the image in an Exclusive report. Dave Weigel of The Washington Independent publishes Birthers Latch Onto Forged Kenyan Birth Certificate
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August 4, 2009

Less that 48 hours after the Kenyan Birth certificate was released, the image that served as the base for the spoof document is found on a genealogy website. The original South Australian birth certificate belonged to David Jeffrey Bomford, born in South Australia in April 1959. Story, and another. An anonymous blogger uploads 4 photos of the forged Kenyan Birth Certificate and a mocking declaration: Punkin the Birthers: Priceless. Story. Poll: Public Policy Polling finds 62% of all Americans and 39% of all Conservatives believe President Obama was born in the US. Among Conservatives, 39% believe he was born in another country, and 22% werent sure. 6% of all Americans do not believe that Hawaii is part of the US and 4% arent sure. Keyes et. al. v Obama, et. al. Magistrate Judge orders Kenyan birth certificate stricken from the record due to multiple filing errors. Order Second Kenyan Birth Certificate surfaces, this time in a Youtube video by convicted forger and con artist Lucas Smith. This document is alleged to originate from the Coast Province Hospital in Mombassa, Kenya, and shows one infant footprint. Smith claims to have retrieved in Kenya in February. The document contains the misspelled authorization signature and seal of a chief
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hospital administrator who was not in that position in February. Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. files this in courts in Georgia, Florida and California, along with the Bomford Fake Kenyan birth certificate. Debunking here, here. August 28, 2009 Rhodes v Gates, Obama. US District Court for the Western District of Texas. Captain Connie Rhodes and her Attorney, Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ file for a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent Captain Rhodes from deploying to Iraq as she has severe reservations regarding legitimacy of Barack Obama as Commander-in-chief Is an officer entitled to refuse orders on grounds of conscientious objection to the legitimate constitutional authority of the current de facto Commander-in-Chief? Her answer comes the same day. Plaintiff has no substantial likelihood of success on the merits. Plaintiff presents nothing but conjecture and subjective belief to substantiate the basis for her claims, citing, for example, opinion and doubt. Application for TRO denied. Docket and Documents. Also here. September 4, 2009 Rhodes v MacDonald. Undaunted by their defeat in Texas, Captain Connie Rhodes and her Attorney, Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ find a new venue in the USDC for the Middle District of Georgia, and Judge Clay D. Land. Rhodes files for a new TRO and requests an emergency hearing in an error-ridden complaint. This Court should intervene now to grant both temporary and
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permanent injunctive relief and declaratory judgment because the United States Code and Army afford her no relief, aside from reliance upon her oath, which she now assertsto defend her against the monstrosity of being compelled to wage war under an illegal dictator compared by many and actually comparable to Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, Idi Amin, and Francois and Jean-Claude Duvalier, especially when this leader has repeatedly expressed his admiration for Fidel Castro Ruz and other communist leaders. Rhodes also asks the court to that all commissioned officers on active duty are excused from any further compliance with any orders issued by this administration, except those necessary to defend this nation against invasion and repel any actual attack by foreigner armed forces, until a determination is made by those officers regarding the legitimacy of the current Presidential Administration. Documents. September 10, 2009 In re Super American Grand Jury. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth grants motion for reconsideration, saying that the Super American Grand Jury could file their presentments if they paid a filing fee, but that he would then dismiss the presentment as the petitioners lack standing to enforce the criminal laws of the United States. Order giving leave to file. Order dismissing. All AGJ Documents. Rhodes v MacDonald. Judge Clay Land holds a contentious
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hearing with Captain Rhodes present. Judge Land: Let me make it clear to you, Ms. Taitz. This is not a forum to give speeches. This is not a forum to lay the foundation for a press conference. This is a court of law where we follow certain rules. Judge Land: But this is just so fundamental that I'm having a hard time understanding how you are not grasping it. Plaintiffs Military Attorney: Your Honor, I think the most striking thing about Ms. Taitz's argument today is the lack of any reference to Captain Rhodes in that argument. Transcript, Local story, Documents.

September 15, 2009

Rhodes v MacDonald. Judge Land finds Capt. Rhodes claims to be frivolous, and warns Dr. Taitz that filing similar frivolous actions will result in sanctions. The TRO is denied in a scathing order. First, Plaintiffs challenge to her deployment order is frivolous. She has presented no credible evidence and has made no reliable factual allegations to support her unsubstantiated, conclusory allegations and conjecture that President Obama is ineligible to serve as President of the United States. Instead, she uses her Complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric, such as her

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claims that the President is an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified imposter. She continues with bare, conclusory allegations that the President is an alien, possibly even an unnaturalized or even an unadmitted illegal alien . . . without so much as lawful residency in the United States. Then, implying that the President is either a wandering nomad or a prolific identity fraud crook, she alleges that the President might have used as many as 149 addresses and 39 social security numbers prior to assuming the office of President. Finally, in a remarkable shifting of the traditional legal burden of proof, Plaintiff unashamedly alleges that Defendant has the burden to prove his natural born status. Thus, Plaintiffs counsel, who champions herself as a defender of liberty and freedom, seeks to use the power of the judiciary to compel a citizen, albeit the President of the United States, to prove his innocence to charges that are based upon conjecture and speculation. Any middle school civics student would readily recognize the irony of abandoning fundamental principles upon which our Country was founded in order to purportedly protect and preserve those very principles. Unlike in Alice in Wonderland, simply saying something is so does not make it so. A spurious claim questioning the Presidents constitutional legitimacy may be protected by the First Amendment, but a Courts placement of its imprimatur upon a claim that is so
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lacking in factual support that it is frivolous would undoubtedly disserve the public interest. Order. September 17, 2009 Snopes.com debunks the Americans for Freedom of Information April Fools spoof, here. Rhodes v MacDonald. Dr. Taitz files an Emergency Request for Stay of Deployment Pending Plaintiffs Motions for Rehearing. The Emergency Request is based on Dr. Taitzs reading of a local rule giving parties 20 days to file responses. She neglects to get permission from her client, and reiterates her claims. She also fails to sign it. Plaintiff avers that there is increasing evidence that the United States District Courts in the 11th Circuit are subject to political pressure, external control, and, mostly likely, subservience to the same illegitimate chain of command which Plaintiff has previously protested in this case, except that the de facto President is not even nominally the Commander-in-Chief of the Article III Judiciary. September 18, 2009 Rhodes v MacDonald. On her way to Iraq, Capt. Rhodes faxes a contrite letter to Judge Land firing her attorney, Dr. Orly Taitz, for reprehensible and unprofessional actions. Birtherstan erupts with claims the letter is forged. Rhodes v MacDonald. Judge Land fires back with an even more
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scathing order denying the Emergency Request, and orders Dr. Taitz to show why she shouldnt be sanctioned $10,000 for filing another frivolous motion. It was dj vu all over again. In her most recent tirade, Plaintiffs counsel seeks reconsideration of the Courts order dismissing this action. Instead of seriously addressing the substance of the Courts order, counsel repeats her political diatribe against the President, complains that she did not have time to address dismissal of the action (although she sought expedited consideration), accuses the undersigned of treason, and maintains that the United States District Courts in the 11th Circuit are subject to political pressure, external control, and. . . subservience to the same illegitimate chain of command which Plaintiff has previously protested. This filing contemptuously ignores the Courts previous admonition that Plaintiffs counsel discontinue her illegitimate use of the federal judiciary to further her political agenda Simply, put the motion is frivolous [C]ounsel for Plaintiff is ordered to show cause why the Court should not impose a monetary penalty of $10,000.00 upon Plaintiffs counsel for her misconduct. Counsel shall file her response to this show cause order within 14days of todays order. September 26, 2009 Rhodes v MacDonald. Dr. Taitz files a request to be removed as Captain Rhodes attorney, and asks permission to break
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Attorney/Client privilege to defend herself against the Order to Show Cause. She again fails to sign the document. The court grants the request to withdraw the same day, bur denies permission to violate Attorney/Client privilege. October 2, 2009 Rhodes v MacDonald. Dr. Taitz files Motion to Recuse Judge Land, claiming that there is some circumstantial evidence that Judge Clay D. Land may have had extrajudicial and ex-parte contacts with the Obama administration, in particular from Attorney General Eric Holder. It seems someone attending the trial thinks he saw AG Holder in the coffee shop across from the courthouse on the day of the hearing, even though AG Holder was photographed in CA at the same time. In addition, The primary reason for the undersigned counsel to file this Motion to Recuse, however, is that Judge CLAY D. LAND has by his own actions created a constitutionally intolerable situation in which he is both complaining party, prosecuting attorney, judge and jury regarding the charges of frivolous filing and sanctionable conduct which he has leveled sua sponte In an unusual move for Dr. Taitz, she actually refers to specific laws and cases, complete with citations and quotations. (Obviously Dr. Taitz did not write this diatribe by herself. ) In a separate motion, she asks for more time to submit her response to the Order to Show Cause. October 13, 2009 Rhodes v MacDonald. Judge Land imposes sanctions of $20,000
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against Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ, for misconduct in violation of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. For justice to be administered efficiently and justly, lawyers must understand the conditions that govern their privilege to practice law. Lawyers who do not understand those conditions are at best woefully unprepared to practice the profession and at worst a menace to it. When a lawyer files complaints and motions without a reasonable basis for believing that they are supported by existing law or a modification or extension of existing law, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer uses the courts as a platform for a political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer personally attacks opposing parties and disrespects the integrity of the judiciary, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer recklessly accuses a judge of violating the Judicial Code of Conduct with no supporting evidence beyond her dissatisfaction with the judges rulings, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law, that lawyer ceases to advance her cause or the ends of justice. Regrettably, the conduct of counsel Orly Taitz has crossed these lines, and Ms. Taitz must be sanctioned for her misconduct. After a full review of the sanctionable conduct, counsels conduct
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leading up to that conduct, and counsels response to the Courts show cause order, the Court finds that a monetary penalty of $20,000.00 shall be imposed upon counsel Orly Taitz as punishment for her misconduct, as a deterrent to prevent future misconduct, and to protect the integrity of the Court. The Court makes no apology for the tone of its previous orders. They were direct and strong but apparently not strong enough. They certainly do not demonstrate personal bias. They do demonstrate a lack of tolerance for frivolous legal claims asserted by lawyers who should know better. A Courts insistence that lawyers comply with their duty to follow the rules and their obligations as officers of the Court is not a legitimate basis for recusal. Dr. Taitz vows to appeal. October 19, 2009 Snopes.com debunks a June 2004 AP article that identifies Barack Obama as Kenyan-born. The Kenyan-based Sunday Standard newspaper ran an AP story about Barack Obamas US Senate race. A local editor added the headline and first paragraph (and misspelled the Senators name). The rumor is still active on the Internet more than 2 years later. Kerchner v. Obama dismissed in US District Court District of New Jersey. Mario Apuzzo, Esq. Attorney for the Plaintiffs. Plaintiff Commander Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. Docket, Documents, Order
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October 29, 2009

Barnett/Keyes v Obama (C.D. of CA D.Ct.) dismissed by Judge David O. Carter in Federal District Court. Full docket and documents. Order. There may very well be a legitimate role for the judiciary to interpret whether the natural born citizen requirement has been satisfied in the case of a presidential candidate who has not already won the election and taken office. However, on the day that President Obama took the presidential oath and was sworn in, he became President of the United States. Any removal of him from the presidency must be accomplished through the Constitutions mechanisms for the removal of a President, either through impeachment or the succession process set forth in the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. Plaintiffs attempt to subvert this grant of power to Congress by convincing the Court that it should disregard the constitutional procedures in place for the removal of a sitting president. The process for removal of a sitting president removal for any reasonis within the province of Congress, not the courts. Conduct of Plaintiffs Counsel The hearings have been interesting to say the least. Plaintiffs arguments through Taitz have generally failed to aid the Court. Instead, Plaintiffs counsel has favored rhetoric seeking to arouse the emotions and prejudices of her followers rather than the

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language of a lawyer seeking to present arguments through cogent legal reasoning. Taitz successfully served Defendants only after the Court intervened on several occasions and requested that defense counsel make significant accommodations for her to effect service. Taitz also continually refused to comply with court rules and procedure. Taitz even asked this Court to recuse Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato on the basis that he required her to comply with the Local Rules. Taitz also attempted to dismiss two of her clients against their wishes because she did not want to work with their new counsel. Taitz encouraged her supporters to contact this Court, both via letters and phone calls. It was improper and unethical for her as an attorney to encourage her supporters to attempt to influence this Court's decision. Despite these attempts to manipulate this Court, the Court has not considered any outside pleas to influence the Court's decision. Additionally, the Court has received several sworn affidavits that Taitz asked potential witnesses that she planned to call before this Court to perjure themselves. This Court is deeply concerned that Taitz may have suborned perjury through witnesses she intended to bring before this Court. While the Court seeks to ensure that all interested parties have
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had the opportunity to be heard, the Court cannot condone the conduct of Plaintiffs counsel in her efforts to influence this Court. November 12, 2009 Berg v. Obama US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit upholds the dismissal from the District Court. Docket. Order. Precedential Opinion. The essence of Bergs complaint is that the defendants, the states, presidential candidates other than Obama, political parties, a majority of American voters, and Congress a list that includes some who could have challenged, or still could challenge, Obamas eligibility through various means have not been persuaded by his claim. That grievance, too, is not one appropriately resolved through the judicial process. November 12, 2009 Ankeny v Daniels, Indiana Court of Appeals upheld trial courts dismissal. Plaintiffs never appealed to the US Supreme Court. Opinion. Docket. The Court held that Mr. Wong Kim Ark was a citizen of the United States at the time of his birth.14 Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance provided by Wong Kim Ark, we conclude that persons born within the borders of the United States are natural born Citizens for Article II, Section 1 purposes, regardless of the
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citizenship of their parents. Just as a person born within the British dominions [was] a natural-born British subject at the time of the framing of the U.S. Constitution, so too were those born in the allegiance of the United States [] natural-born citizens. ___________________ 14 We note the fact that the Court in Wong Kim Ark did not actually pronounce the plaintiff a natural born Citizen using the Constitutions Article II language is immaterial. For all but fortyfour people in our nations history (the forty-four Presidents), the dichotomy between who is a natural born citizen and who is a naturalized citizen under the Fourteenth Amendment is irrelevant. The issue addressed in Wong Kim Ark was whether Mr. Wong Kim Ark was a citizen of the United States on the basis that he was born in the United States. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. at 705, 18 S. Ct. at 478. November 24, 2009 Cook v. Good et al, Dismissed in US Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th District for failure to file a brief within the deadline. Attorney Dr. Orly Taitz, DDS, ESQ. Docket. Order. Barnett/Keyes v Obama (C.D. of CA D.Ct.) Judge David O. Carter clarifies that this case was dismissed with prejudice and without leave to amend. As blogger OhForGoodnessSake.com put it, He had already denied a Motion for Reconsideration on December 4. Denied. Dismissed. Done. Dead. Terminated. Over with. In the past.
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However, for a total of four motions filed in this case since it was dismissed, Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. filed a motion to transfer this dead as a doornail case to a different jurisdiction in Washington DC on December 24. February 16, 2010 Factcheck.org publishes Obama at Columbia University, debunking the claim that no one knew Obama during his 2 years at Columbia University. Rhodes v MacDonald. Sanctions upheld by a 3-judge panel in the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Strunk v US Department of State, US District Court for the District of Columbia (FOIA). All claims as to Barack Obamas information dismissed. Order. Congressional Research Service publishes second memo as a legal opinion on President Obamas birth certificate and the question of standing to challenge a candidates eligibility in regards to natural born citizen status.

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Hollister v. Soetoro US Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal by the US District Court for the District of Columbia, Order. Upheld sanctions against Attorney Hemenway, Order. US v. LTC Terrence L. Lakin, Army Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin issues
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a press release saying: I am today compelled to make the distasteful choice to invite my own court martial, in pursuit of the truth about the presidents eligibility under the constitution to hold office Lakin has today informed his superiors that he cannot understand how his oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution does not permit military officers to pursue proof of eligibility from his commander-in-chief. Extensive coverage on CAAFLOG (Military Justice Blog), OFGS. April 1, 2010 Factcheck.org updates its story for the first anniversary of the April Fools Day spoof email from Americans for Freedom of Information. Poll: CBS News poll shows 20% of all Americans believe President Obama was not born in the US. Among Tea Party members, 30% believe he was born in another country, and 29% dont know. Hawaii Governor Laura Lingle signs into law SB 2937 CD1, the socalled Vexatious Requestor Law that states: The Office of Information Practices may declare that a person is a vexatious requester if it determines that the person has established a pattern of conduct that amounts to an abuse of process. According to testimony in the Hawaii Senate, the bill is directed at certain out-of-state birthers who flood the DOH with duplicate or slightly different demands. Reverend James Manning, the ex-con founder and pastor of
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Harlems ATLAH World Ministries convenes a mock trial of Barack Obama, claiming that Columbia University sold him his degree as Obama was never on the grounds of Columbia. Instead, he was in the CIA, supplying arms to the Taliban (which didnt exist at the time). Apparently, the young Barry was recruited for his ability to mix with the Afghanis (who dont speak Arabic) as he spoke Arabic from his time in Indonesia (which doesnt speak Arabic). Story According to Salon.com: Most people think its not real because its taking place in a church, a representative of Mannings church said when Salon called yesterday afternoon. But its all under the Constitution. You know impeachment trials, in absentia, in churches. Its all in the constitution. According to Manning, up to 30,000 people are expected to appear overall. [Actually, about 75 showed.] July 2, 2010 Kerchner v. Obama dismissed in US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Plaintiffs ordered to pay costs. Mario Apuzzo, Esq. Attorney for the Plaintiffs. Plaintiff Commander Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. Attorney Apuzzo ordered to show cause why he should not be sanctioned for pursuing a frivolous appeal. Docket, Documents, Order Rumor: Obamas real father is Malcolm X. Appears on AtlasShrugged.com, the web site of anti-Islam crusader Pamela
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Geller. November 29, 2010 Kerchner v. Obama Petition for Writ of Certiorari denied by the US Supreme Court. Order Keyes v. Bowen, Petition for Writ of Certiorari denied by the US Supreme Court. Attorney Mario Apuzzo. Docket. US v. LTC Terrence L. Lakin. Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin undergoes a General Court Martial with a jury of officers. The three orders at issue in specifications 1-3 of Charge II order LTC Lakin to report to the office of his Brigade Commander, COL Gordon R. Roberts [a Medal of Honor Recipient] in specification 1, to report to the office of the Medical Center Brigade Commander at 1700 on 31 March 2010 in specification 2, and to report to Fort Campbell, Kentucky not later than 1500 hours on 12 April 2010. Whether President Obama is a natural born citizen or is qualified under the Constitution to hold office is not relevant to determine whether any of these three orders constitutes a palpably illegal act or whether LTC Lakin had a duty to obey these orders. LTC Lakin pleads Guilty to 2 charges of refusing orders and Not Guilty to the charge of missing movement. He explicitly admits that the orders he received were lawful orders.
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LTC Lakin is sentenced to six months at Fort Leavenworth and Dismissed from the Army (equivalent to a Dishonorable Discharge). He loses his $2 million pension and benefits. Convicted of a crime relating to patient care, his medical license could be subject to revocation, depending on state regulations. With a federal felony conviction, he may be barred from practicing medicine in civilian life. Extensive coverage on CAAFLOG (Military Justice Blog), OFGS. Charges, Trial Transcript, Documents. January 6, 2001 The Reading of the Constitution of the United States in the House of Representatives is interrupted by a Birther. When Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) read the part of Article II, Section 1 mandating that only a natural-born citizen may be president, 48-year-old Theresa Cao of New York, seated in the front row of the public gallery, screamed Except Obama, except Obama. Help us Jesus. Video. Coverage. Cao had attended the Lakin Court Martial, and regularly protests outside the White House on a variety of issues. January 10, 2011 Rhodes v MacDonald. Denied cert by the US Supreme Court. Docket. The State Legislature of Hawaii introduces HB116, which would allow the Department of Health to issue a copy of the birth
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certificate of a person who is a candidate for, or elected to, a public office that requires the person to be a United States citizen for an additional $100 fee. The bill makes news, but dies in committee. January 18, 2011 Hollister v. Soetoro, Petition for Writ of Certiorari denied by the US Supreme Court. Attorney John Hemenway. Docket. Trump goes Birther. Donald Trump interview with Good Morning America. Trump doubts President Obamas past, claiming no one knew Obama growing up. Donald Trump asks for Obamas birth certificate, saying it would clear up questions. The View. (at 5:25) Trump ramps it up and goes Full Birther. Donald Trump appears on several news shows claiming Obama is not eligible to be president of the United States and has no birth certificate. Claims hes sending a team of investigators to Hawaii. Repeats the top Birther claims found in Berg v Obama et al, (E.D. PA D.Ct.). Claims that President Obamaif he was not truly born in the U.S.has pulled off the greatest scam in history. Today Show, CNN Newsroom, Factcheck.org publishes Donald, Youre Fired! Trump repeats false claims about Obama's birthplace debunking Trumps claims.
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April 7-27, 2011 April 21, 2007

Trump and Birther claims dominate the media. Google Results Poll: CBS News poll shows 25% of all Americans believe President Obama was not born in the United States. Among Republicans, 45 percent said Mr. Obama was born outside the US, and 22 percent said they did not know. Behind the scenes, President Obama formally asks the Hawaii State Department of Health for 2 copies of his original certificate of live birth. Director Loretta Fuddy makes a special exception to long-standing state policy and approves the special request. She witnesses the copying and certification of the Long Form Birth Certificates and authenticates the documents. President Obamas personal lawyer flies the documents to Washington. Correspondence here. President Barack Obama releases the long-form version of his birth certificate at a press conference. A digital copy is posted on the Official White House website. Factcheck.org publishes article. Within hours of the release of the LFBC, claims that the document was forged swept the web. Videos appeared questioning the appearance of layers in the PDF file that was posted online. The Drudge Report, Alex Jones site, and the major birther sites went wild. The National Review Online debunked the claim and
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duplicated the effect using a PDF of its own cover. April 27, 2011 Donald Trump takes credit for forcing President Obama to release his LFBC, and demands release of college records. Video. Dr. Neal Krawetz, expert in computer forensics and publisher of HackerFactor.com analyzes the LFBC. After Birth. Before I begin, I need to point out two critical items for this evaluation. First, digital document analysis can detect manipulation, but it cannot determine whether the original subject is authentic. The authenticity can only be determined by the State of Hawaii, and they already said that it is authentic. April 30, 2011 President Obama mocks Trump and the Birther Controversy at the White House Correspondents Dinner, with Trump in the audience. Barnett/Keyes v Obama, Appeal filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorneys Dr. Taitz and Gary Kreep. Full docket and documents. Dr. Orly Taitz files a ballot challenge in the State of New Hampshire claiming that Barack Hussein Obama, II is not a natural born citizen and is not qualified to be on the ballot as a Presidential candidate. Complaint. All Documents.
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November 14, 2011

The Congressional Research Service publishes its third memo: Qualifications for President and the Natural Born Citizen Eligibility Requirement Author: Jack Maskell. The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission held a hearing to determine if Candidate Barack Obama was eligible to be listed on the state primary ballot. Dr. Orly Taitz presented her case and cross examined the Deputy Secretary of State who accepted Mr. Obamas paperwork and check. The BLC unanimously voted to uphold the placement of Barack Obamas name on the NH primary ballot. The overflow crowd broke out in shouts of Traitors, and Treason. Decision, Report, Video.
This hearing may have featured Orly Taitzs first experience at actual cross-examination.

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November 21, 2011

Civilian Terrence Lakin, no longer entitled to use his rank of LTC, is denied a license to practice medicine in the State of Kansas due to the egregiousness of Applicants conduct. Applicants refusal to deploy to Afghanistan to provide medical services in support of Operation Enduring Freedom due to his own personal beliefs represents a disregard for his professional duties and undermines the integrity of the medical profession. Of even more significance, Applicants actions potentially jeopardized the health, safety and welfare of the military troops for which Applicant was employed to provide medical care. Transcript.

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December 22, 2011

Barnett/Keyes v Obama, Appeal dismissed in the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Attorneys Dr. Taitz and Gary Kreep. Full docket and documents. Order. Tisdale v Obama et. al. dismissed in the US District Court for the E.D. of VA. Charles Tisdale sued to prevent any non-natural born citizens from being certified for the Virginia primary ballot. He names Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul specifically as each having a non-citizen parent. "It is well settled that those born in the United States are considered natural born citizens".

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Poll: Yougov poll shows that 59% of all Americans believe President Obama was born in the United States. Only 29% or Republicans believe he was born in the US, and 35% arent sure.

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