September 2nd, 2010
03:07 PM ET
12 years ago

Judge removes ‘birther’ elements from Army doc's court martial

(Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET)

- A judge on Thursday denied a request for President Barack Obama to testify at a court martial for a U.S. Army flight surgeon who refused to deploy to Afghanistan until he saw proof that Obama was born in the United States.

The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, said any evidence or witnesses related to Obama's citizenship is irrelevant to the charges against Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who has 17 years of service in the U.S. military.

After failing to deploy with his unit in April, Lakin was charged with missing a movement, disobeying a lawful order and dereliction of duty.

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    Give me a break! Discharge him and lets move on! This gentlemen who is unbecoming of an officer did not ask to see former president George Bush birth certificate???? The president of the United States can not declare war alone,so therefore CONGRESS has to have the majority votes in order to declare war.Mr Lakin,either SERVE your country or get the HELL out of the way!

    September 2, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
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