Birth Lawsuit

A judge has refused a Vermont man's request to strike Barack Obama's name from the state's election ballots, claiming he's not a natural born citizen.

The lawsuit was filed by H. Brooke Paige, who said Obama is "not a natural born citizen" because both of his parents were not born in the United States.

Obama was born in Hawaii and is a United States citizen.

Judge Robert Bent ruled Friday that the court has been presented with an insufficient basis on which to issue a temporary or even a preliminary injunction.

The Vermont man who lost the state's Republican primary to run for the U.S. Senate is asking a court to strike President Barack Obama's name from the state's November election ballot.

The lawsuit by H. Brooke Paige, of the town of Washington, claims Obama is "not a natural born citizen" because both of his parents were not born in the United States.

Obama was born in Hawaii and he is a United States citizen.