Judge Dismisses Suits Over “Birther” Parody

Today a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. dismissed World Net Daily‘s lawsuit against Esquire for posting a satirical item on the web claiming that WND would recall author Jerome Corsi’s birther book due to the White House’s release of President Obama’s long form birth certificate. In addition to defamation and false light, WND filed tortious interference with business practices and Lanham Act claims, and sought $120 million dollars. As TPM reports, the judge made fairly quick work of WND‘s claims. Larry Klayman, who represents WND, said they will appeal.