OC 'Birther' Lawyer Claims Obama Used Other People's Social Security Numbers, Judge Basically Calls Her Stupid
She's at it again. Laguna Niguel-based lawyer Orly Taitz, one of the key players in the anti-President Barack Obama "birther" movement, is getting dressed down by a federal judge. This time it's in response to her claims Obama "has used other people’s Social Security numbers," reports the OC Register.
Judge Royce C. Lamberth wrote in a ruling issued Monday that Taitz is either clowning the court, or is, well, stupid: "Plaintiff is either toying with the Court or displaying her own stupidity."
Taitz was attempting to obtain information considered confidential from the Social Security Administration. In her motions, Taitz has not redacted all but the last four digits of the numbers she cites, despite being told by Lamberth to do so, though in one instance, she did the opposite, and redacted the last four digits.
The dentist/real estate agent/lawyer tried to pin the blame on a court clerk for not posting the right papers, but Lamberth called that assertion a "somewhat hysterical claim," and says he's not sure why Taitz is "wasting the court's time."
This isn't the first time a federal judge has taken Taitz to task:
In 2009, Taitz was sanctioned $20,000 for misconduct by federal Judge Clay D. Land, who wrote that a Taitz filing was “breathtaking in its arrogance and borders on delusional. She expresses no contrition or regret regarding her misconduct. To the contrary, she continues her baseless attacks on the Court….”
It is just a coincidence, mind you, that Taitz's first name can be mistaken as txt or internet shorthand for "Oh, really?" (ORLY?).
Taitz is also hoping to appeal a decision made in 2009 that tossed out her lawsuit claiming Obama's birth certificate in invalid. Her "birther" shenanigans are considered extreme even by super-right wing Republicans, who in 2010 wouldn't let her join in the fun at a Tea Party Tax Day event here in SoCal. That was also the year she toyed with the idea of running for California's Secretary of