Things just keeping getting worse for Queen Birther Orly Taitz. Yesterday, a federal judge not only threw out her latest “birther soldier” lawsuit, but also took the time to demolish Birtherism generally and threaten Taitz with sanctions if she files more frivolous suits.
Now, in response to Taitz’s comments to TPM calling the judge corrupt and suggesting he should be tried for treason, a fellow member of the California bar has filed a formal complaint against Taitz.
“I respectfully request that you investigate Ms. Taitz’s conduct and impose an appropriate sanction. She is an embarrassment to the profession,” writes Subodh Chandra, who practices in Ohio and is also an inactive member of the California bar.Read Chandra’s full complaint right here. Chandra was a Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Ohio in 2006 and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention last year.
Taitz’s comments to TPM going after U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land violate section 6068(b) of the California Business & Professions Code, the complaint charges. That section of the law requires attorneys to “maintain the respect due to the courts of justice and judicial officers.”
She told TPM yesterday: “Judge Land is a typical puppet of the regime — just like in the Soviet Union.”
The complaint further charges Taitz is violating the code by filing frivolous suits and pursuing actions based on “corrupt motive of passion of interest, namely, discriminatory and political motives.”
Once the complaint is received — it was mailed today, Chandra says — the investigative division of the bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel, which deals with disciplinary matters, will review the matter. The process could take up to 6 months, says California bar spokesperson Kathleen Beitiks.
If a violation is found to have occurred, Taitz could face actions ranging from “private reproval to disbarment.”