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Judge Blocks Birther Lawsuit in Vermont

Vermont Superior Court Judge Robert Bent blocked a birther lawsuit to disqualify President Obama from the state's ballot

by Team Ebony, November 19, 2012

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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

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A Vermont state judge has blocked a birther lawsuit to disqualify President Barack Obama from the state's ballot, while birther queen Orly Taitz claims a "superhuman effort" in the birther movement.

Vermont Superior Court Judge Robert Bent ruled Wednesday that H. Brooke Paige's suit to remove Obama from Vermont's presidential ballot in last week's election was invalid since Paige filed the suit in state court and not federal court, the Burlington Free Press reports. Paige, who unsuccessfully sought a U.S. Senate seat this year, claimed that Obama was not a citizen since neither of his parents were citizens.

 
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