A court case to determine the eligibility of Barack Obama to appear on the Georgia presidential ballot began this morning in the Atlanta, Georgia court room of Judge Michael Malihi (http://www.osah.ga.gov/judges-dir-detail.aspx?StaffID=mmalihi). The case has been filed questioning the “natural born citizen” status of Obama according to the United States Constitution; Article II, Section 2, Paragraph 5 which states “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President;…”. The rest of the qualification clause covers age and residency requirements. This clause is backed up by a Supreme Court ruling in 1875, Minor vs. Happerset (88 U S 162) (http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/minorvhapp.html ) that defined the term “natural born citizen”. The suit seeks to prevent Obama from appearing on the ballot until he is proven to be qualified. Obama’s father was reported to be Kenyan, and a British citizen at the time of Obama’s birth.