24 Jan '12, 1am

Judge orders Obama to court

WASHINGTON: A judge in Georgia has ordered US President Barack Obama to appear in court this week in a lawsuit challenging whether he is a natural-born US citizen qualified to be president. The latest case was spawned by the so-called "birther" movement that has made claims -- which have not been substantiated -- that Obama was born overseas. Although it is unclear whether a court could force a sitting president to appear in a court case, Georgia Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi has denied a motion by the president's lawyer to quash a subpoena that requires Obama to show up. A Georgia resident made the complaint, which is intended to keep Obama's name off the state's ballot in the March presidential primary. Orly Taitz, a California attorney who brought the legal challenge, said she expects the president's legal team to fight his appearance in the Georgia court but by doi...

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