- Refused Yet Again By Top US Court in Quest to Nix $20K Fine, ‘Birther’ Lawyer Vows to Go Higher
Refused Yet Again By Top US Court in Quest to Nix $20K Fine, ‘Birther’ Lawyer Vows to Go Higher
Posted Jan 10, 2011 7:35 PM CST
By Martha Neil
Attorney Orly Taitz is nothing if not persistent.
Fined $20,000 by a federal judge in 2009 over her repeated "wild accusations" in "frivolous" litigation questioning whether President Barack Obama is an American citizen, she unsuccessfully filed an appeal.
Then she sought stays from at least two U.S. Supreme Court justices last year before the full court voted as a group to reject the request.
Now the nation's top court has refused to hear her appeal, reports the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
But, Taitz says, she isn't giving up. Even as the government has started taking steps to collect the $20,000 from Taitz, who is also a dentist in California, she tells the newspaper she intends to ask the supreme court to reconsider.
And if that motion is denied, "I will go to an international court," she says. "I will be filing a proper complaint with the Committee of the Judiciary with the U.S. House.”