Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Orly Taitz - Off the Case

In Georgia, at any rate. How she'll fare with another Birther lawsuit in California remains to be seen.

As we reported earlier on the rANT Farm, California Birther lawyer (and Dentist) Orly Taitz has been doing a magnificent job of stripping any seeming validity the "movement" had left. A mixture of chutzpah, half-truths, and legal incompetence had brought her to the point where not only was she in danger of being fined $10K for wasting Judge Land's time by filing another "frivolous" motion in his court, but her own client wanted off the train.

A short time later, Taitz publicly wondered if the fax from her client was real and not some forgery. But it would seem to have panned out, because on 9/26 she filed a motion to withdraw as Capt. Rhodes' counsel, because - get this - the trial was now turning into a "quasi-criminal prosecution" of Orly Taitz!

In essence, this case is now a quasi-criminal prosecution of the undersigned attorney, for the purpose of punishment, and the Court should recognize and acknowledge the essential ethical importance of releasing this counsel from her obligations of confidentiality and loyalty under these extraordinary circumstances.

In other words: "I may have to roll over on my client to save my butt. Please let me get away with that." Apparently she was so worried about getting this done that she didn't sign the motion, and then didn't provide proof of service. Oops.

Judge Land allowed it, but made it clear that she was not going to get out of having to pay the $10K plus court fees if she couldn't explain why she shouldn't have to.

The Court further notes that this order shall not be construed to authorize Plaintiff's counsel to breach any attorney-client privilege that may exist due to counsel's representation of Plaintiff. Moreover, the Court notifies counsel that in issuing its show cause sanctions order, the Court did not rely upon the letter sent by Plaintiff purporting to discharge counsel (Doc. 18), nor does the Court intend to rely upon that document in future proceedings regarding sanctions against Plaintiff's counsel. Whether Plaintiff expressly authorized counsel to file the motion for reconsideration is irrelevant to the Court's determination of whether the filing was legally frivolous.

In other words "Sure, I'll let you quit after your client fired you. But don't think you're weaseling out of your responsibility for refiling a frivolous suit in MY courtroom without checking with your now ex-client, first. Better drill some more teeth this week, lady."

But funny as all this is, we may have funnier yet to come. It has become increasingly clear that Orly Taitz has no idea what's most likely to happen in Judge Carter's court in California - the Government's motion to dismiss being granted on October 5th, that is - and how badly having her procurer of a really-real Kenyan Birth Certificate bail on her is going to look on that day. She keeps saying the Judge is about to sign for discovery, but he's indicated anything but.

Poor, poor Orly. It's like watching a train wreck. Fortunately, we at the rANT Farm are doing it, so you don't have to.


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