Barack Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen. That is the ruling of Georgia Administrative Hearings Judge Michael Malihi.
A story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution states the following:
Addressing the other claim that contends Obama cannot be a candidate because his father was never a U.S. citizen, Malihi said he was persuaded by a 2009 ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals decision that struck down a similar challenge. In that ruling, the Indiana court found that children born within the U.S. are natural-born citizens, regardless of the citizenry of their parents.
Obama “became a citizen at birth and is a natural-born citizen,” Malihi wrote. Accordingly, Obama is eligible as a candidate for the upcoming presidential primary in March, the judge said.
The Georgia judge’s ruling and the Indiana court’s ruling conform to the ruling in the SCOTUS case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a person born inside the USA is automatically a natural-born U.S. citizen.
The Columbus, Indiana newspaper The Republic has published a story which says the following:
Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi filed his decision Friday. The complaint contended Obama isn’t a natural-born U.S. citizen and therefore should not be on the state’s ballot. Malihi said in his decision that it has been determined that Obama was born in the U.S.
I don’t expect this lastest court decision to deter birthers. Their denial is as strong as that of the Black Knight, who, upon having his left arm cut off, proclaimed, “It’s just a flesh wound.”