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‘Birther queen’ may challenge Sen. Feinstein

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 19, 2011 22:43 EDT
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A dentist, lawyer, and former real estate agent dubbed the “birther queen” for her several lawsuits challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship may go up against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012.

Orly Taitz told the Sacramento Bee that running against Feinstein would give her a platform to discuss issues the “corrupt establishment” have been “refusing to talk about.”

“I think I do have a chance specifically because I do speak Spanish and I speak Hebrew,” she said.

Taitz has made a name for herself since the 2008 presidential election by claiming Obama is not a natural born citizen and thus ineligible for office. Though she has earned a small cult following for her legal efforts, judges have consistently dismissed her lawsuits against Obama’s right to be president as frivolous.

After Obama released his long-form birth certificate, Taitz accused the president of Social Security fraud. Her lawsuit against the Social Security Administration was dismissed in August after the judge ruled Taitz had failed to produce any evidence that the social security information was being used improperly.

“As her numerous filings with the Court demonstrate, plaintiff will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this alleged conspiracy,” U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in his opinion (PDF). “Unfortunately for plaintiff, today is not her lucky day.”

Last year, Taitz was fined $20,000 for “wasting judicial resources” with her lawsuits.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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