The biggest issue of all this is just ignorance of Hawaii's laws.
Obama did release his "legal BC" according to Hawaii's laws, back in 2008. But know one really understood that, or just ignored the people who tried to explain it.
Hawaii had to wave its law to produce the "long form" to get it out there. It's not like Obama had it on his person. The state of Hawaii wasn't releasing the long form since he already had a legal document as far as they were concerned.
If I'm not mistaken they passed the law after the whole controversy had started just to block it's release.