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Md. judge denies request for Obama school records

FORT MEADE — A military judge in Maryland has refused to order the release of school records that could include a copy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

The documents were 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.

The judge ruled Thursday that those records and any other evidence or witnesses pertaining to Obama’s birth are not relevant to the case and will not be admitted. Prosecutors have argued that Obama’s birth certificate shouldn’t be part of the case, especially since the order for Lakin to deploy to Afghanistan didn’t come directly from the president.

Lakin’s lawyer has argued that if Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, any military order given under his administration is unlawful.

6 comments

  1. This is the right decision based on years of legal precedent. Any order is considered legal unless it asks you to commit a facially illegal act like killing villagers or robbing a bank. Under the “de facto officer” ruling any order from a superior is considered valid. This is needed in the military to keep order and discipline.

    LTC Lakin’s lawyers statement that ” any military order given under his (President Obama’s) administration is unlawful” is tantamount to telling the military that they can mutiny if they have a personal belief that their orders come from a source that they don’t believe should be giving the orders. In reality the President has his office because he has fulfilled a complex Constitutional process during which objections could have been raised. None were.

    LTC Lakin faces charges of disobeying orders and missing a movement. The documents asked for have no bearing on the facts of the case unless they can show that he did not miss the movement or disobey orders deliberately. LTC Lakin has made several videos in which he states he is going to disobey the orders given him by his superior officers because of a personal belief. UCMJ has no exception to the Articles under which he is being tried for those beliefs and numerous prior cases (such as CAPT Yolanda Huet-Vaughn) have demonstrated that.

    LTC Lakin’s lawyer (a civilian who specializes in dog bite cases according to his web site) is not doing him a favor.

  2. mikeyes,

    Good explanation.

    That’s the problem with his claims, just going to Afghanistan would not have been a crime.

    The only crime being committed is Lakin’s decision to NOT follow legal orders.

  3. But here is my real question. If Obanma’s birth certificate proves that he is, in fact, a natural born American citizen, then why hasn’t he released it? Refusing to release it makes everyone believe that he has something to hide. Where is his much vaunted “transparency” on this issue.

  4. Obama’s birth certificate has nothing to do with the charges against LTC Lakin. Even his lawyer admitted that the orders were legal. He is being court martialed because he failed to follow orders and missed a movement.

  5. Seems the “birthers” can’t get it through their thick heads, altho it was explained above, that Obama HAS passed all requirements for running for office. Further, ANYONE born to a U.S. mother is a U.S. citizen. Duh. If I had a child in Kenya, it would not be a Kenyan. It would be MY American citizen child, becuase I am a citizen. Duh. It’s a shame that so many people are so stupid. Also, Obama’s birth certificate HAS been posted on his web site. Go to Snopes.com and search for “Obama birth certificate” .. It’s scary that so many stupid people are allowed to VOTE and they really have NO knowledge at all and will believe anything hateful about Obama because it appeals to the HATE in their hearts.

  6. ” Prosecutors have argued that Obama’s birth certificate shouldn’t be part of the case, especially since the order for Lakin to deploy to Afghanistan didn’t come directly from the president. ”

    ALTHOUGH THE ORDER FOR DEPLOYMENT WAS NOT GIVEN DIRECTLY FROM IT DID STILL COME FROM HIM… OTHERWISE IF IT DIDNT… THEN IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE A GENERAL WHO HAS GONE OVER HIS HEAD.