Orly Taitz Supreme Court ruling birther movement. The US Supreme court has upheld a $20,000 fine against Orly Taitz, the birther movement. Taitz is the lawyer who is leading the birther movement to challenge President Barack Obama’s citizenship.
On Monday the Supreme court refused to block a federal judge’s October 2009 ruling that required California lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz to pay the $20,000 fine for filing frivolous litigation. According to the case, Taitz attempted to misuse the federal courts to push a political agenda. She was sued in Georgia’s federal court on behalf of Army Capt. Connie Rhodes.
The Army Capt. sought to avoid deployment to Iraq by claiming Obama wasn’t born in the United States. The first request was rejected by Justice Clarence Thomas. The second sanction was blocked by Justice Samuel Alito.
Taitz currently owns dental practices in nearby Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. She has three sons, holds a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, and speaks five languages: English, Hebrew, Romanian, Russian and Spanish.
Prior to her current exposure, she was personally involved in 22 lawsuits in Orange County civil court. She was quoted in the Orange County Register in 2006 supporting Israeli military actions against Hamas and Hezbollah, and downplaying the impact of the espionage trial of two American Israel Public Affairs Committee staffer.