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Retired Wash. Supreme Court justice joins Obama birther fight

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Richard B. Sanders served as a justice on the Washington Supreme Court from 1995 to 2010. Now, he is helping a plaintiff who is questioning Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president of the United States.

In a Feb. 3 statement to, Mr. Sanders said:

In good faith [Linda] Jordan commenced an action to question President Obama’s name on the ballot. She did the best she could with limited resources and no legal training. The government’s response was immediate and in some respects heavy handed. Having obtained a summary dismissal of her case, and then her appeal, the attorney general went further to demand the Secretary of State be reimbursed, claiming attorney fees amounting to almost $13,000.

Ms. Jordan alleges that Obama used fake documents in order to run for political office and should have been ineligible for the ballot in Washington State during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. However, she was slapped with a hefty $13,000 fine for filing the case in state court.

Sanders is looking to eliminate the fine which he views as a heavy-handed punishment for a concerned private citizen who is only looking to uncover the truth about the president’s eligibility.

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