Klayman claimed Baron Cohen’s legal team was trying to get the case moved to New York. “They think they’ll come up with a leftist judge there that’ll help them…but since judge Moore was interviewed in Washington, DC and all the events took place in Washington, DC, the case belongs there,” Klayman continued. “It’s a simple case of forum shopping.”

Klayman, who was a Justice Department lawyer during the Reagan administration, is a so-called “birther” who has said he believes president Barack Obama was in fact born in Kenya. He has sued Hillary Clinton, George Soros, the NSA, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his own mother, Shirley Feinberg. (Klayman later told ABC News that the lawsuit, which involved $50,000 in medical expenses for his grandmother, was “essentially a case against my stepfather” and that his mom was only included “because legally she was next of kin.”) The Southern Poverty Law Center includes Klayman in its “extremist files.”

If Klayman’s motion is granted, the Moore case will resume sometime after Dec. 12.

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