On a date that has been written down in history for the nation and for Barack Obama it has also been written down in the Shelby County Court House in Memphis, TN, but not for the winning election. The President-elect and future 44th President of The United States would likely have been ‘bench warranted’ for not appearing in court for an illegal placement of campaign advertisements by City of Memphis Public Works employee, Gene Soucy, who cited Barack Obama personally and not the local campaign office for the placement of campaign signs. According to Soucy, 512 campaigns signs were illegally placed on right-of-way land in the city which is an area that the City of Memphis prohibits. The bench warrant was actually intended to be placed for Barack Obama on the date of election, November 4th, the same day he was voted into office as President of the United States of America by millions of voters.
After the original court date of November 4th was missed, a bench warrant in General Sessions Div 14 was about to ordered by a judge who was sitting in for Judge Potter who was absent from his bench that day.
However, the date was reset after attorney Javier Bailey a Democratic State party member was notified.
Currently, under the booking number 08725976, the name Barack Obama is listed under a Class C action for Illegal Posting/Advertising Signs with now a court date of December 8, 2008 at 1:30 PM.