HEARING DATE CHANGED FROM JAN. 26 TO JAN. 13, 2011
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 10, 2012) — Atty. Orly Taitz has reported on her website that Judge Rhonda Nishimura has granted Taitz’s request to expedite a hearing originally scheduled for January 26, when Taitz must be in Georgia for a ballot challenge hearing.
Nishimura’s new order is here.
The new date is Friday, January 13, at 10:30 a.m., for which Taitz will be making her fifth trip to Hawaii since filing the case Taitz v. Fuddy. Dr. Alvin Onaka, Registrar at the Hawaii Department of Health, was also named a defendant.
Nishimura had determined that a hearing on the “new matter” of a subpoena from Georgia had to be scheduled separately from the last hearing held on January 6. Judge Michael Malihi had signed a subpoena which was sent to Hawaii commanding the Health Department to release the original vault copy of Obama’s birth certificate. Taitz’s case in that state questions whether or not Obama qualifies as a “natural born Citizen” as required for the presidency in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution.
Taitz reported that Hawaii Deputy Attorney General Jill T. Nagamine had stated that Hawaii was not obligated to honor a subpoena from another state. Atty. Van Irion told The Post & Email that Judge Malihi could have the officials in Hawaii arrested and jailed if they refused to comply based on the Full Faith and Credit clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Nagamine had earlier asked that cameras not be allowed in Nishimura’s courtroom. Nagamine is attempting to defend her client’s right to refuse to release Obama’s purported original birth certificate following a subpoena issued by the U.S. District Court in Honolulu.
Malihi also signed a similar subpoena directed to “Mr. Barrack Hussein Obama” at the White House, commanding him to produce “Any and all certified birth records, certified long form birth certificate, certified school/university registration records, certified immigration/naturalization records, certified passport records and redacted certified SS-5 applications under the names Barack (Barry) Soetoro, Barack (Barry) Soebarkah, Barack (Barry) Obama, and any and all combinations of thereof and any other names used.” Taitz stated that that subpoena has been sent to Obama’s Georgia attorney, Michael Jablonski.
Of the judge’s decision, Taitz told The Post & Email, “She just expedited the hearing; it still does not mean that she will grant it,” meaning the Motion for Reciprocal Subpoena Enforcement.