In an unusual weekend hearing, retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ruled that the public’s right to know about candidates outweighed Obama’s right to privacy.
“I hold that although Mr. Obama has a legitimate expectation of privacy in those documents, Mr. Obama’s right to privacy is indeed outweighed by the public’s significant interest in the background of a public figure who is running for the U.S. President,” the judge said. He noted that U.S. President is among the highest elected offices in the nation.
So President Obama must release all documents related to his involvement with the Annenburg Challenge, ACORN, his collegiate and law school courses, professors, grades, his time as editor of the Harvard Law Review (or Journal), his long-form birth certificate, etc. And stop spending millions of dollars in an effort to keep all that information away from the people since the people have a greater right to know than his right to privacy.
Well, that’s not exactly what the Judge said, but it’s implications are the same. To know what the Judge said, read Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion.