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Judge Fines Birther $177K for Wasting Court's Time

Suggests great name for the movie
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2013 3:21 PM CDT
Judge Fines Birther $177K for Wasting Court's Time
File photo of a birther billboard sign.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – A judge who rejected a lawsuit questioning President Obama's citizenship has ordered the birther who filed it to pay $177,000 in legal fees, reports the New York Daily News. But Brooklyn Judge Arthur Shack didn't just slam the allegations made by Christopher Earl Strunk as “fanciful, delusional and irrational," he suggested a name for any movie that might be made about the complaint: The Manchurian Candidate Meets The Da Vinci Code. Strunk, who has filed about 20 other similarly dismissed lawsuits, says he won't pay a cent. (Read more birthers stories.)

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