Update: Judge weighs arguments in Barack Obama ballot dispute; Orly Taitz involved | Ledger Enquirer

ATLANTA — A Georgia judge has heard arguments and is considering a complaint that seeks to keep President Barack Obama off the state’s ballot.Obama’s local attorney Michael Jablonski boycotted Thursday’s hearing in Atlanta. Plaintiff’s attorneys urged Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi to hold him and the president in contempt. The judge didn’t set a timeline for a ruling.About 100 people listened to hours of arguments from the attorneys, who included state Rep. Mark Hatfield, a Waycross Republican.

The complaint contends Obama isn’t a natural-born U.S. citizen and therefore should not be on the state’s ballot. Similar complaints have been filed in other states with no success.Obama’s attorney argues that the president has long made his birth certificate and other documents proving his citizenship available to the public.The Georgia complaint wants to keep Obama’s name off the state’s presidential primary ballot in March…

via Ledger-Enquirer.com | 01/26/2012 | Update: Judge weighs arguments in Barack Obama ballot dispute; Orly Taitz involved.

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