Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birther sanctioned under Rule 11

Birther Orly Taitz was ordered by Judge Clay Land of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia to pay $20,000 in sanctions under Rule 11 for filing a frivolous case.  In a detailed opinion, Judge Land stated that "a clearer case [for sanctions] could not exist; a weaker message would not suffice."  


Judge Land's opinion and order is here.

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2009/10/birther-sanctioned-under-rule-11.html

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How was Taitz able to file suit in the GA district court?
I couldn't find any record of her being a member of the Georgia Bar Assoc., and I can't imagine that the court would allow her to file this suit pro hac vice only to shoot it down in the manner that they did.

Posted by: Josh | Oct 14, 2009 10:45:33 AM

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