'Birther' gets his day in court
CNN reports that decorated Army doctor and 18-year veteran Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled for a court hearing in Virginia. Lakin faces court martial for refusing to deploy to Iraq because, he believes, President Obama was not born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be Commander in Chief.
The charges against Lakin include disobeying a lawful order and dereliction of duty.
Numerous fact-checking organizations have debunked the theory that the president is not a United States citizen. The governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, has also confirmed the president was born in the United States. Despite the evidence, according to a CNN poll, Lakin is among over a quarter of Americans - so called 'birthers' - who continue to doubt Obama's citizenship.