Pay Up, Birther
In October of 2009 Orly Taitz, lawyer, dentist and would be elected official, was fined $20,000 by a federal district judge for filing frivolous litigation. Taitz had filed a federal action on behalf of an Army captain seeking to avoid deployment to Iraq based on a claim that President Obama was not born in the United States and therefore was not legitimately the Commander in Chief.
The fine has not been paid. Taitz, perhaps America’s most famous birther, appealed and, meanwhile, mounted an unsuccessful run for California Secretary of State. She lost in the primary.
Her failed attempt to avoid the fine had been rejected once before by the U. S. Supreme Court when Justice Clarence Thomas refused to block the lower court’s sanction. Earlier today she was rebuffed again when Justice Samuel Alito decided to let the $20,000 fine stand.