Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Orly Taitz Slammed for $20K in GA - What's Next?

We couldn't make this up if we tried. Even funnier is Orly Taitz's defiant (and dumb) response. Will today be the end of the ride, or only the beginning?

Yet again, Orly Taitz has been publicly spanked for her antics. Only this time it's going to cost her big - $20,000 to be precise, to be paid to the Court of Judge Land, in Columbus, Georgia.

From the absolutely nummy 43 page ruling:

When a lawyer files complaints and motions without a reasonable basis for believing that they are supported by existing law or a modification or extension of existing law, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer uses the courts as a platform for a political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law.When a lawyer personally attacks opposing parties and disrespects the integrity of the judiciary, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer recklessly accuses a judge of violating the Judicial Code of Conduct with no supporting evidence beyond her dissatisfaction with the judge’s rulings, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law, that lawyer ceases to advance her cause or the ends of justice.

And that, right there, pretty much encapsulates everything this is wrong with Orly Taitz' windmill-tilt of a crusade. As with Land's previous ruling on the matter, this is very much worth your time to read. This is what judges dream of having the reason to write, and Land went to town on it.

(Keep in mind that this is coming not from a so-called "judicial activist," but from a conservative judge appointed under W, whom Taitz went shopping for because she thought he would be more sympathetic to her cause. The irony meter has just blown up like a red-mercury thermometer in the sun.)

Of course, Orly had no idea what this meant. According to TPM, she laughed it off:

...informed of the $20,000 fine imposed on her by a federal judge this morning, Birther attorney Orly Taitz responded, first, with laughter.

"So he didn't recuse himself?" Taitz asked, after letting out an extended, nervous-sounding chuckle.

Still defiant after months of legal wrangling and, by our count, three written denunciations by federal district court Judge Clay Land, Taitz said she had absolutely no plans to pay the $20,000 fine.

"Are you kidding? Of course not," she said, asked whether she planned to send a check. "This is a form of intimidation."

Laughable? Absolutely, but she may not be firing on all eight legal cylinders today. It's been more than a week since we started waiting for whether Judge Carter in California is going to uphold the Government's Motion to Dismiss, and I'm sure she's getting more than a little worried - especially since she biffed up bad by misreading a Judicial formality as a sign that the motion itself had been dismissed, and telling Alan Keyes that all systems were go, Go, GO!

Alan Keyes has yet to publish a retraction on his blog. Poor move there, Alan.

But while we're waiting, here's some more reading material for you:

Columbus, Georgia lawyers weigh in on Orly. As you might expect, they're not very charitable.

And the excellent Oh For Goodness Sake has some excellent investigative pieces on Orly Taitz's litigation record and about her disbarred "anarchist" helper Charles Edward Lincoln III

There may be a quiz later, depending on whether we hear from Judge Carter today or not.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was $20K fine enough? Maybe when Taitz becomes a real lawyer she will appreciate what just happened. I wonder if she is a mail order bride, just like her law degree?

4:57 PM  
Blogger J. Edward Tremlett said...

Nope, not a mail order - she got out a different way. I think she met her hubby when he was vacationing in Israel.

7:20 PM  
Blogger J. Edward Tremlett said...

Oh, Paul, you tricky, tricky fellow. ; )

6:31 PM  

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