In a move designed to keep personal social security information out of the prying hands of kooks and conspiracy theorists, the President has signed Executive Order 9397 that effectively means the birthers have no chance obtaining President Obama’s social security application through the Freedom of Information Act and that the Tatiz v Astrue lawsuit is pretty much doomed.
The order reads in part:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
4. The Social Security Administration¹ and each Federal agency shall maintain the confidential character of information relating to individual persons obtained pursuant to the provisions of this order.
Read the full text of the Executive order.
¹ As amended.