Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Sanction Against Lead Obama Birther Attorney Orly Taitz

On Monday, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the $20,000 sanction against lead anti-Obama birther attorney Orly Taitz.  The district court's sanction order was discussed HERE.  Another Eleventh Circuit case involving Taitz was discussed HERE.  The Eleventh Circuit's order can be viewed HERE.  Thanks to How Appealing who linked to THIS Ledger Enquirer story.  For those not familiar with the story, below is a portion of the District Court's sanction order [see HERE]:
The Court finds that counsel’s conduct was willful and not merely negligent. It demonstrates bad faith on her part. As an attorney, she is deemed to have known better. She owed a duty to follow the rules and to respect the Court. Counsel’s pattern of conduct conclusively establishes that she did not mistakenly violate a provision of law. She knowingly violated Rule 11. Her response to the Court’s show cause order is breathtaking in its arrogance and borders on delusional.


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