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.
…Her response to the Court’s show cause order is breathtaking in its arrogance and borders on delusional. She expresses no contrition or regret regarding her misconduct …. Counsel’s bad faith warrants a substantial sanction.
In a harsh and yet at the same time hilarious 43-page smackdown, U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land (a Bush appointee, I note) fined Orly Taitz $20,000 for her repeated frivolous actions and motions.
Like what? Well, if you didn’t know, Taitz is the leader of the “Birther” movement. The ones demanding that Obama provide evidence he wasn’t born in Kenya. She’s also a dentist and a real estate agent, which really says a lot about the woman’s level of focus.
Read on at the War Room, which has a link to a PDF of the order.