Monday, August 16, 2010

Orly Taitz loses another appeal on court sanctions

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Orly Taitz
Orly Taitz
The face of credibility

And the Orly Taitz saga of amusing patheticness drags on. She’s been dismissed as a whackjob by the courts, had an official bar complaint lodged against her for going on an insane screed against Judge Clay Land, who threatened to fine her for her misbehavior, and even had one of her own clients turn against her for “reprehensible and unprofessional actions”. Which Taitz then claimed was a hoax.

Thankfully, Judge Land finally had enough of all these shenanigans and slapped Taitz with a hefty $20,000 fine. (To which she responded by claiming she was the only one standing between Judge Land’s sanction and a despotic takeover of America … or something. It’s hard to parse that amount of crazy.)

But, wait, you’re not thinking that’s the end of our little saga, are you? Of course not, for Taitz is now doing what she does best – making a complete fool of herself in filing yet more frivolous motions to appeal the sanction, only to have them swiftly struck down by the courts.

The high court on Monday refused to block a federal judge’s October 2009 ruling that required California lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz to pay the $20,000 fine for filing a “frivolous” litigation. The judge said Taitz attempted to misuse the federal courts to push a political agenda.

Really, if anyone asks why I follow and chronicle this stuff despite it being so trivial and petty, the grin I wear as I write about it should be a sufficient answer. It’s just too hilariously pathetic to resist.

(via @todayspolitics)