Fed up with her incessant frivolous filings and claims that he is involved in a conspiracy to cloak the true citizenship status of President Obama, a federal judge has slammed birther loon Orly Taitz with a $20,000 fine. The order from U.S. District Court judge Clay Land is 43 pages long and includes this passage:
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.
Taitz says she has no intention of paying the fine.
“Are you kidding? Of course not,” she said, asked whether she planned to send a check. “This is a form of intimidation.” Instead, she plans to file yet another written response (though it’s unclear whether the court will even accept one). “I’ll go to the circuit court of appeals. I’ll take this as high as I have to go,” Taitz said. Asked about the judge’s promise to refer the matter to the U.S. Attorney if she didn’t pay within 30 days, Taitz said she’d have to take a look at the order.
Let’s hope she keeps her word and doesn’t pay. We’d love to see a video clip of her being dragged into custody, screaming and kicking her plasticine Payless heels.
(Tipped by JMG reader BStewart23)