Looks to me like it says what we already knew"
We suspected that a similar law(s) (to the current 1982 statue) was on the books in 1961...but now we have the actual proof in the form of the actual law. Furthermore, the HI Territorial Law of 57 was even more "generous" than the one from 1982!
The naysayers, OBOTS, kool-aid drinkers (etc) could always refute the claim that HI had laws that allowed foreigners to apply for HI birth certificates...because we didn't have the proof such a law really did exist during 1961. Now we can refute them!
It's really a big discovery.
Pretty exciting stuff. Slow and steady wins the race. The legal process is slow and tedious; unfortunately, we have a form of national ADD.
Over the past many months it’s been so frustrating seeing banner headlines proclaiming: Judge sets trial! When that was merely an administrative action. Or an attorney running around saying she’d be deposing Obama in 30 days. All of it nonsense. (I am STILL getting the occasional email forward that there’s a trial later this month in CA).
It will be interesting to see what happens from here. If Soetoro/Obama’s attorneys didn’t answer the earlier motion for judicial notice, will they respond to this one? Did they count on this old law never being found? Why isn’t it available online either at the official HI website or Cornell’s? Or, apparently, in any of the DC law school libraries? And, how will the court deal with it?