Trials & Litigation
‘Birther’ Attorney Orly Taitz Files New Obama Suit, Mulls Run for Calif. AG Seat
Posted Jan 29, 2010 4:37 PM CST
By Martha Neil
After being sanctioned $20,000 in another jurisdiction over her "wild accusations" in a case that challenged the nation's president's authority to govern, attorney Orly Taitz, one might think, would be ready to slow down a bit.
But the woman one judge equated with Alice in Wonderland—noting that "simply saying something is so, does not make it so"—has now gone to Washington.
There she filed new pro se suit against President Barack Obama in federal court, again seeking information to prove her "birther" claims that he is not a U.S. citizen and hence unqualified to lead the country. And she is also, Taitz says in her blog, mulling a possible campaign for election to the California attorney general's seat in order to pursue her Obama claims more effectively, according to JD Journal.
Similar to the suits she has previously filed on behalf of clients in other jurisdictions, the new pro se action she filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington seeks, for example, that U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton be required to produce the president's birth certificate, reports the Blog of Legal Times.
“This game of hide-and-seek by the Attorney General [Eric] Holder and U.S. attorneys was infantile at best and treasonous at worst, and national security is on the line,” Taitz writes in her latest suit, complaining that the Department of Justice isn't responding to her e-mails and faxes.
Chief Judge Royce Lamberth has been assigned the case.