Lutz man tries to get out of military by claiming Obama not a citizen listen07/23/09 Mitch E. Perry
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The Tampa Tribune reported this morning that a federal judge in Tampa this morning denied a request to order the rehiring of a Lutz Army reservist Stefan Frederick Cook. Cook claims he was fired from his job after fighting his deployment to Afghanistan on the grounds President Barack Obama is not an American citizen.
U.S. District Judge Richard Lazzara said he threw out the case because Cookâ€™s petition did not comply with local court rules, as it was not accompanied by a complaint.
Cook had argued that his private employer, military contractor Simtech Corporation of Odessa, was pressured by the Department of Defense to fire him after he went public with his claims against the president.
Cook has been represented legally by Orly Taitz, a California-based attorney who boasts that she is also representing dozens of other members of the military who are similarly refusing to deploy overseas by questioning the citizenship of Barack Obama.
Politifact.Com, among other fact checking sources, says that Obamaâ€™s birth certificate, which shows he was born in Hawaii and is thus an American citizen, is legitimate.