I’m thinking that Orly Taitz, the Queen Advocate of the Birthers, better come up with ten grand pretty quick. Then she should turn her attention to finding another line of work, because her time as an attorney may be coming to an end soon.
Last week, Taitz asked U.S. District Judge Clay Land in Columbus to issue an order that would keep Army Capt. Connie Rhodes from being shipped to Iraq against her will. The stated reason, of course, is that Barack Obama is not native born and thus is an illegitimate commander in chief. In a rather cutting order, Land lambasted the request as frivolous and warned Taitz not to file such bogus litigation in his court.
Land is known as a no-nonsense judge, but on Thursday, Taitz filed an emergency motion to reconsider, citing the same frivolous claims she had offered in the initial lawsuit. Land responded with an order requiring Taitz to explain why she should not be fined $10,000 for contempt. “She continues to file motions that do not address legal issues but that describe the president as a ‘prevaricator,’ allege that the president’s father was ‘disloyal and possibly treacherous’ to the ‘British Crown,’ accuse (Land) of treason, and suggest that the United States District Courts in this Circuit are ‘subservient’ to the ‘illegitimate’ ‘de facto President,’” Land wrote.
It now appears that Taitz filed that second motion without the permission or even knowledge of her client. Shortly before leaving for Iraq, Rhodes wrote Land to say she never authorized the second filing on her behalf and in fact learned of it on the local news.
In the letter, she calls Taitz’ actions “reprehensible and unprofessional” and said she intends to file a complaint with the California Bar Association. The legal system has limits to its patience with such nonsense; I think Taitz may soon find that she has reached beyond those limits.