They've got muck; we've got rakes. TPM Muckraker
Taitz's motion, filed Thursday, is an "emergency request for stay of deployment," pending a motion for a rehearing, for Taitz's client, Army Capt. Connie Rhodes, who argues she doesn't have to follow orders because Barack Obama is not legitimately president. (Read her full motion here.)
Judge Clay Land -- who on Wednesday penned the scathing and widely-praised 14-page order denouncing Taitz and Birtherism and warning her against further frivolous suits -- was not pleased.
As he puts it in his latest colorful order, denying Taitz's motion: "It was deja vu all over again.[Attributed to New York Yankees baseball legend and philosopher, Yogi Berra.]"
Instead of seriously addressing the substance of the Court's order, counsel
repeats her political diatribe against the President, complains that she did not have time to address dismissal of the action (although she sought expedited consideration), accuses the undersigned of treason, and maintains that "the United States District Courts in the 11th Circuit are subject to political pressure, external control, and . . . subservience to the same illegitimate chain of command which Plaintiff has previously protested."
We count nine uses of "frivolous" in the seven-page document.
Land gives Taitz 14 days to explain in a response why a $10,000 "sanction for misconduct" should not be imposed.
Finally, he informs Taitz she is perfectly free to engage in Birther agitation on her blog:
Although the First Amendment may allow Plaintiff's counsel to make these wild accusations on her blog or in her press conferences, the federal courts are reserved for hearing genuine legal disputes and not as a platform for political rhetoric that is disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action.
Read the full order here.