Judge weighs request for Obama records
Posted: Friday, September 3, 2010 8:02 pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge in Maryland is deciding whether to order the release of school records that could include a copy of President Obama’s birth certificate.
The documents are sought by an Army doctor, Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who is being court-martialed for disobeying a deployment order because he doubts Obama’s qualifications to serve as commander in chief.
Lakin’s lawyer argued during a pretrial hearing Tuesday at Fort Meade that if Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, any military order given under his administration is unlawful.
Prosecutors contend that Obama’s birth certificate is irrelevant to the case, especially since the order for Lakin to deploy to Afghanistan didn’t come directly from the president.
Published in The Messenger 9.3.10