A California judge has rejected a law suit filed by Orly Taitz, the self-proclaimed “queen of the birthers,” which sought to compel Occidental College to release Obama’s transcripts and other records. And based on our personal experience as a court attorney, we can authoritatively say yes, her law suit is even more crazy than your everyday, average nut-job who files weird law suits.
For instance!! Taitz sent a smack-talking email to opposing counsel leading up to their court date:
Your opposition will constitute Obstruction of Justice, Aiding and Abetting in the elections fraud in forgery and treason in allowing a foreign citizen to usurp the U.S. Presidency with an aid of forged IDs and usurp the civil rights of the U.S. citizens…At any rate your opposition and your attempt of intimidation and your allegiance or lack of allegiance to the United States of America is duly noted. Just make sure not to forget to bring with you Mr. Obama’s application, registration, and financial aid application.
Taitz approached opposing counsel on the court date to ask whether he had brought Obama’s records with him. According to court observers, counsel was “obviously amused” and responded “No.”
During oral arguments, Taitz contended that the matter of Obama’s alleged foreign birth was important enough to overrule privacy laws — an argument which Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines then promptly rejected in the most hilariously understated terms possible:
You should know that evidence is not stuff printed from the Internet.
To be fair, that is not something that is ever specifically covered in law school or on the bar exam. Mostly because the legal community just expects you to know this intuitively, but still. How is a crazy person supposed to just know that anonymous internet ramblings do not have the same probative value as, say, eye witness accounts or D.N.A.?
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