Appeals Court Upholds $20,000 Fine Against Orly Taitz

The Orange County Register/Newsc

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Orly Taitz’s appeal of the $20,000 fine imposed on her for making frivolous filings in a long-running Birther case.

“We have fully considered Taitz’s arguments,” the ruling from a three-judge panel reads. “We find them unpersuasive and therefore affirm the district court’s sanctions judgment.”A federal judge in Georgia imposed the sanction on Taitz in October, blasting her for, among other things, using “the courts as a platform for a political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action.”

After Taitz failed to pay the fine within 30 days, the judge directed the U.S. Attorney to collect the judgment.

But the U.S. Attorney told TPMmuckraker in December that he would wait until Taitz’s appeal was resolved to collect.

Here’s the two page ruling, via the Washington Independent: