Breaking Update: Obama Attorney “Suspends Participation” in January 26 Georgia Ballot Hearing


by Sharon Rondeau

The Seal of the State of Georgia

(Jan. 25, 2012) — Atty. Orly Taitz has published a letter written from Obama attorney Michael Jablonski to the Georgia Secretary of State stating that he is refusing to appear on his client’s behalf at the hearing scheduled for Thursday morning in Atlanta.

Judge Michael Malihi had denied Jablonski’s request to quash subpoenas issued by Taitz seeking information from Obama on his background, including a certified original birth certificate, school records, social security number application, and documentation of any other names he might have used in the past.

Three sets of plaintiffs and their attorneys have filed ballot challenges to Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be placed on the state ballot.  Over the past four years, questions have arisen about whether or not Obama qualifies as a “natural born Citizen” as required by Article II of the U.S. Constitution.  Also at issue is the authenticity of the “birth certificate” which Obama revealed to the public on April 27, 2011 and the stonewalling on the part of Hawaii Department of Health officials to release the original allegedly held in their files.

Taitz flew to Georgia from California on Tuesday and is representing four presidential candidates and a registered Georgia voter.  Two other plaintiffs are represented by Georgia state representative and Atty. Mark Hatfield, and another registered voter is represented by Atty. Van Irion of Liberty Legal Foundation.

Obama claims that his father was a British citizen and that therefore he, Obama II, was born with dual citizenship, raising questions about dual allegiance and whether or not a dual citizen is a “natural born Citizen.”  Some attorneys and scholars have stated that the citizenship of the parents or the father is equally important to, or perhaps more important than, the physical birthplace of the candidate.  In April 2008, Sen. John McCain was declared a “natural born Citizen” by Senate Resolution 511 by virtue of his two U.S.-citizen parents, although McCain was born in Panama, to which Obama gave an assenting vote.

The Law of Nations by Emmerich de Vattel is often referenced for matters of determining citizenship and to define the term “natural born Citizen.”

Editor’s Note:  A search for Obama’s “Fight the Smears” website in search of his claim of dual citizenship at birth now leads to

Obama traveled to Iowa and Arizona today where he and Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer were noted to have had an apparently angry interchange.  While it has been reported that he will remain in the West tomorrow, the official White House presidential schedule states that Obama has  “no public schedule.”  Each morning this week, the schedule has been empty, apparently updated day by day rather than weeks or months in advance.

The constitutional eligibility of Mitt Romney, whose father was born in Mexico, and of Rick Santorum, whose parents were born in Italy with naturalization dates unknown, has also been raised but is not a topic at the hearing scheduled for the 26th.

In his letter, Jablonski said that “The Secretary of State should withdraw the hearing request as being improvidently issued.”  He disparaged Taitz’s prior work in the case Rhodes v. McDonald, quoting from Judge Clay D. Land’s decision which claimed that Taitz had “abused her privilege.”  Regarding the presiding judge, Jablonski stated to Kemp that “the Administrative Law Judge has exercised no control whatsoever over this proceeding, and it threatens to degenerate into a pure forum for political posturing to the detriment of the reputation of the State and your Office.”

There has not been a proceeding to date, but rather, only administrative motions which have been filed by each side.  Jablonski concluded his letter:

We await your taking the requested action, and as we do so, we will, of course, suspend further participation in these proceedings, including the hearing scheduled for January 26.

Very truly yours,


Georgia State Bar Number 385850

Some have suggested that Obama has committed identity fraud and that his life story is not what he has related to the public.

On January 24, 2012, during the State of the Union address, Obama stated that everyone needed to “play by the same set of rules.”  But is he?

Update, 10:10 p.m. ET: In a letter dated January 25, 2012, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp responded to Michael Jablonski request to cancel the hearing by stating that he had referred the matter to the judge for the purpose of having all of the evidence examined and reviewed.  ”While I regret that you do not feel that the proceedings are appropriate, my referral of this matter to an administrative law judge at OSAH was in keeping with Georgia law, and specifically O.C.G.A. §21-2-5.

Kemp added that if Jablonski and his client, Obama, decide not to appear at the hearing, they “do so at their own peril.”

The Post & Email had reported on the case of two registered voters in Georgia who had sent a request to Kemp to provide the informations he had in his possession to determine that Obama’s name would be placed on the 2012 presidential ballot.  When no response was received, a follow-up letter was sent asking that Obama’s name be withheld from the Georgia ballot “until you can find that he has acceptable qualifications…”

When Kemp failed to respond, the voter asked Superior Court Judge David Barrett to convene a special grand jury to investigate Kemp’s inaction on the matter. In his response, Judge Barrett cited a law which allows for the convening of a special grand jury only in counties with a certain population, which the citizen’s did not.  Barrett refused the citizen’s request on that and other technicalities.

Kemp responded to Atty. Jablonski within a matter of hours.

The Post & Email had contacted all 13 U.S. congressmen, both senators, and the Georgia governor to request a statement on the eligibility hearing scheduled for the 26th. Not one of them responded.








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17 Responses to Breaking Update: Obama Attorney “Suspends Participation” in January 26 Georgia Ballot Hearing

  1. Hank

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    If he doesn’t show up, the judge can simple rule “Eligibility unproven,” and recommend he not be on the ballot, need not even rule on the particulars.

    “Eligibility not proven, not on ballot.”

  2. A pen

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Well, we are down to the wire. Will Judge Malihi pull a judge Carter stunt [referring to Capt. P. Barnett v Obama case he THREW after being visited by a "law clerk" from Perkins Coie, the Obama defense firm, $1.8 mil to keep Obama records from view, whence Bob Bauer entered the WH from, Carter who bemoaned decapitating the government should the trial move forward and eventually taking down congress ] or will he use his bench to review the evidence and apply the law ? Nothing will surprise me now having watched how easily fear and dishonesty really run rampant through the system. I have to believe that Obama/ the DNC has infiltrated and corrupted the US Marshals service or there would be no fear in any judges heart. They can’t all be dishonest, can they?

  3. dotdotcom

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    waaaaaahoooooo this sounds really good, I’m truly getting my hopes up again *sigh* I’ll be watching live tomorrow, here’s the link if anyone else wants to watch


    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    anarchy – noun a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

    I’d say we’re just about there.

  5. R. C. Jackman

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

  6. Texas Voter

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    This is AWESOME!:

    GA SoS Kemp declines Jablonski’s request to intervene.


    “..I expect the administrative law judge to report his findings to me after his full consideration of the evidence and law. Upon receipt of thereport, I will fully and fairly review the entire record and initial decision of the administrative law judge. Anything you and your client place in the record in response to the challenge will be beneficial to my review of the initial decision; however, if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.”
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Our story was just updated to reflect this news.

  7. "Zeb"

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Kemp can’t rescind his request. The administrative court hearing is his cover. He will hide behind the judges recommendation and do what gov Deal tells him to do. If the judge recommends Obama be taken off the ballot and the gov has the OK from the RNC it will happen.
    But the wildcard is the fifth complainant. This was the complaint against Kemp that he attempted to throw off on the court but was dismissed and came back to him. This is a complaint against his unlawful activity of placing Obama on the ballot in the first place without having any qualifying documents. Documents that he failed to produce on an open records request!
    It will be interesting to see how it all plays out, especially if Obama finds some way to slither out from under the charges.

  8. BobSR

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Georgia SOS tells Obama lawyer to take a hike.

    Great News!!

    Thank you Georgia!!

  9. CGK

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    My email to GA SOS:

    I am writing this email to you to ask you allow Judge Malihi to conduct the hearings scheduled for tomorrow in Atlanta to ascertain whether or not Obama is constitutionally eligible to seek the office of the president of the United States and hence should be allowed in the Georgia ballot. I have read the letter dated January 25, 2012, sent to you by President Obama’s attorney Mr. Michael Jablonski. Numerous statements made by Mr. Jablonski are factually untrue and I am surprised that such statements were put forth in his letter.

    His claim that the challenges are based “….on the now wholly discredited theory that he does not meet the citizenship requirements” simply states his opinion as there is no legal basis to support it. Just as he has an opinion, my opinion is just the opposite. After reading much legal analysis on the issue, it is my opinion that President Obama does not meet the natural born citizen requirements under the Constitution of the United States. He has admitted numerous times that his father was a British citizen at the time of his birth. According to my readings, a natural born citizen must be born of 2 parents both of whom are US citizens at the time of birth. The point here however is that this is a valid and important constitutional inquiry and is not a “discredited theory”.

    Mr. Jablonski goes on to state that “It is well established that there is no legitimate issue here—a conclusion validated time and again by courts around the country” and this in fact is not true. Judge Malihi is the first Judge in the United States to allow a case to go forward as to the issue of whether or not President Obama meets the constitutional requirement to be a natural born citizen. Every case to date has been dismissed in the Federal Courts because plaintiffs in those cases could not meet the federal requirement of standing. Hence the merits of the claims have never been adjudicated and his claim that “there is no legitimate issue” is unsupported by the facts.

    While Mr. Jablonski makes disparaging remarks about one of the plaintiff attorneys, he fails to cite any reasons that the other two hearings scheduled for tomorrow should be canceled. In fact, Mr Jablonski is attempting to establish a smoke screen to prevent all of the cases from going forward, simply by making reference to one attorney who admittedly has gained a bit of notoriety because of her endless pursuit to remove President Obama from office.

    I hope that you will allow the hearings to be conducted tomorrow. I realize the pressure you must be under now, but no man is above the law whether he is the sitting president of the United States or not.

  10. involved

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    So essentially, Joblonski #385850, with no good reason, is asking the Secretary of State to just drop the hearing. On the other side of the spectrum the plaintiffs have more than enough evidence for this case to be heard. I will be sick if nothing becomes of this. It is clear we Americans have been bamboozled beyond belief already. How long will this charade go on? How long is Obama going to be allowed to violate our constitution? To ruin our country? How long do we, as citizens of these United States, have to put up with this nonsense???? I WANT ANSWERS!

  11. Rule of Law

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    So this is Chicago style. If you cannot intimidate the Judge, go after a politician a level up, if not there, then who? The Governor? Then what? AS President you call out the National Guard and use that brand spanking new power you asked Congress to give you and then signed a statement promising never to use it? Make people disappear?

    The level of arrogance in this letter is right off the charts. Nixion would have been envious.

    The GA SOS has NO RIGHT to question the President’s claimed qualifications under AR2sec1cl5. Really?

    It brings to mind a Mobster, making a politician an offer he cannot refuse.

    So what Obama’s actions are implying is that we do not have a Commander in Chief but a Mobster in Chief?

    It absolutely boggles the mind.

  12. Hank

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    It is Obama’s responsibility to prove he is eligible, NOT our responsibility to prove otherwise. If he is eligible it is simple to establish that, it is not onerous to comply nor harassment to ask for it.

    He refuses, by his own choice, so he should be “off the ballot,” and let the court get on to the next case.

  13. caWarrior

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Absence = Contempt of Court = Treason = PRISON

    Watch for jabo to unexpectedly drop his client in the next couple of days, along with the usual players in our WH to quietly resign. This is big, this is the beginning of the end for barry and his minions!

  14. ksdb

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    The proper term is “chickens out” not “suspends participation.” Obama can’t prove his eligibility nor can he prove his birth certificate is genuine in a court of law.

  15. Texas Voter

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    We urgently need to ask GA SoS to reject Jablonski’s request to intervene:

    My message:

    The merits of the question of Obama’s eligibility have never been heard in any court. Every case on this issue has been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction or standing. There is a strong and growing sense that the people have been denied due process and are suffering a usurper in the Oval Office. Please reject Jablonski’s request to interfere in the course of justice. Please allow the question of Obama’s eligibility as a natural born citizen to be heard on its merits.

  16. A pen

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Definition of improvident; not foreseeing and providing for the future.

    And so the hearing is “improvident”, for Obama and his comrades.

  17. Martha Trowbridge

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Such unbridled arrogance evidenced by Jablonski. Issuing a warning to the Georgia Secretary Of State. Scolding Judge Malihi for issuing a hearing “improvidently’.

    And of course – signature “Obama” style – dictating to the entire United States Judiciary and Legislative Branches how they ought to behave. [Or else!]

    “Contempt Of Court’ only begins to describe this, Sharon.

    “Obama’s” Titanic Ship Of State – arrogantly built to endure anything – unexpectedly hit an iceburg in Judge Malihi’s Court. Keep watch, America. Those on board are desperate. They haven’t got the goods they need to keep their ship afloat – i.e. authentic documentation of the campaign claims made about “Obama’s” personal history.

    Watch as they head for the lifeboats – one by one deserting “Obama” to sink on his own.

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