…the GA Secretary of State may get Judge Malihi’s recommendation as early as this evening (Friday) with the rest of us finding out in a couple of days… The waiting is killing me!
Via Patricia Walston writing for the Atlanta examiner.com
The decision of Judge Malihi regarding the eligibility of President Barack Obama to be on the Georgia Presidential Preference Primary ballot on March 6, 2012, could be sent to the office of Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp soon.
In a phone conversation with Ms. Ruff, the Judge’s secretary, she stated that her impression was that the Judge would be making his final decision; and forwarding the case on to the Secretary of State’s office as early at this evening – or Monday morning.
There is a lot of interest all across America concerning the Judge’s decision since the hearing was held here in Atlanta last month. The controversy is whether or not President Obama is a “natural born” citizen; which is required by the United States Constitution to be President.
Currently the Judge is going over all the aspects of the hearing with all of the “legal eagles” making sure that all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted.”
The case was heard on January 26, 2012, in the court of Judge Michael Malihi. The groups bringing the complaint are: David Farrar, Leah Lax, Thomas Malaren and Laurie Roth, represented by Orly Taitz. Liberty Legal Foundation represented David Weldon. Carl Swensson; and Kevin Powell were represented by J. Mark Hatfield.
Democrat Cody Judy has also challenged his eligibility as well. He has a vested interest in the case since he wishes to run against Obama.
Matt Carrothers, Press Secretary at the Secretary of State’s Office, stated as of noon today, they had not yet received a decision from the Judge.
There were certain steps necessary before forwarding it on to Brian Kemp’s office.
1. The Judge would need to consider the testimony, evidence, and the cases presented by both sides. Then he would render what is called “Findings of Facts,” and/or “Initial Decision”.
2. When he makes a decision, it will be sent to Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp’s office along with all the records
3. Then Secretary of State will make his decision based on the evidence and the Judge’s decision.
Valerie Ruff, secretary to the Judge, stated a few moments ago that the word from the Judge is that his decision is likely to be sent to the Secretary of State’s office either this evening or Monday.
Final assessments are being made; and presently the Judge is going over all the aspects of the hearing with all of the “legal eagles” making sure that all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted.”
Based on the outcome of the decision made by the Secretary of State’s office, there could be an appeal if President Obama is deemed not eligible to be on the Georgia ballot because of his birth.
There is just little over one month from today for the Secretary of State to make his decision before the Presidential Preference Primary.