ARDC Individual Attorney Record of Public Registration and Public Disciplinary and Disability Information as of January 9, 2009 at 11:04:01 AM:
Full Licensed Name: Barack Hussein Obama
Full Former name(s): None
Date of Admission as Lawyer by Illinois Supreme Court: December 17, 1991
Registered Business Address: Not available online
Registered Business Phone: Not available online
Illinois Registration Status: Voluntarily inactive and not authorized to practice law – Last Registered Year: 2008
Legally, that second line “Full Former name” is meant for name changes once the attorney has ALREADY registered as a lawyer in lllinois – not previous legal names BEFORE he practiced law. It is meant for name changes as in sex change, marriage and divorce to keep track of the lawyer’s entire legal practice history.
It does not refer to name changes PRIOR to his initial registration.
So if he had been adopted in Indonesia and his legal name were to have been changed from barack hussein obama to barry soetero – it would matter legally and ethically in reference to his initial application to the bar – but not in reference to this form.
If he would just release his long form birth certificate and passport records, this would all be over.
So why hasn’t he? Especially in light of his claims of transparency? That fact that he hasn’t negates his claim.
Why spend money to defend against something that could be cleared up in two minutes with two legal independently corroboratable documents?