By Dustin Gardiner | Arizona Republic
A lawsuit that falsely alleged Arizona state Rep.-elect Raquel Terán isn’t a U.S. citizen was swiftly dismissed in Maricopa County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Terán, a Democrat from west Phoenix, was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in last week’s midterm elections. A lawsuit, filed by an anti-immigrant activist, sought to prevent her from taking office.
Judge Connie Contes dismissed the lawsuit after Terán’s attorney provided the court with a certified copy of her birth certificate. In 2012, the same person filed a similar case against Terán; it was dismissed that year.