Judge Denies Ron Paul's YouTube Lawsuit

Republican candidate wanted to sue over phony video
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 7:05 PM CST

An imposter who claims to represent Ron Paul's campaign is beyond the reach of the law—at least for now. Last week a federal judge denied Paul's campaign the right to unmask “NHLiberty4Paul," a YouTube user who posted a video accusing former Republican candidate Jon Huntsman of being a Chinese agent. The video concludes with an endorsement from Paul. NHLiberty4Paul is also a Twitter handle that has posted several derogatory remarks about Huntsman, Mashable reports.

The judge denied Team Paul on several grounds, saying it must first prove that "NHLiberty4Paul" is an entity or person that can be sued in federal court. The judge also wanted Paul's campaign to do the legwork on identifying the masquerader and build a stronger case against him. See the court's full decision here. (Read more Ron Paul 2012 stories.)

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