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"Birther" Lawsuit Gets Bounced

Judge rips "improper and unethical" conduct of lawyer Taitz

Orly Taitz

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Judge Bounces "Birther" Lawsuit

OCTOBER 29--A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit brought by individuals claiming that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and, as a result, does not meet the qualifications to be president.

Along with bouncing the lawsuit, U.S. District Court Judge David Carter eviscerated the controversial lawyer representing the "birthers" who sued Obama. In a 30-page order filed today, Carter stated that he was "deeply concerned" that attorney Orly Taitz "may have suborned perjury through witnesses she intended to bring before this court."

Carter, who was appointed to the federal bench in 1998 by President Bill Clinton, noted that he had received "several sworn affidavits" showing that Taitz "asked potential witnesses" to lie under oath. The judge also contended that Taitz engaged in "improper and unethical" conduct by encouraging her supporters to phone and write him in an "attempt to influence this Court's decision."

Carter's order, an excerpt of which you'll find here, does not indicate whether Taitz would face any administrative sanctions for her behavior, or whether the perjury allegations were being reviewed by prosecutors. (4 pages)