Birther Claims Literally Laughed Out Of Court

Orly Taitz, Esq, DDS, Loonball

Ouch. That’s all I can say about Judge Clay Land’s decision to summarily dismiss Orly Taitz’s latest proxy, Army Captain (and medical doctor) Connie Rhodes, whom Taitz conned into filing a lawsuit challenging her deployment to Iraq orders based upon the belief that Barack Obama is not a “natural born” citizen and therefore cannot legally be President, yada yada yada…

Here’s the choice bits:

In further support of her claim, Plaintiff relies upon “the general opinion in the rest of the world” that “Barack Hussein Obama has, in essence, slipped through the guardrails to become President.” Moreover, as though the “general opinion in the rest of the world” were not enough, Plaintiff alleges in her Complaint that according to an “AOL poll 85% of Americans believe that Obama was not vetted, needs to be vetted and his vital records need to be produced.” Finally, in a remarkable shifting of the traditional legal burden of proof, Plaintiff unashamedly alleges that Defendant has the burden to prove his “natural born” status. Thus, Plaintiff’s counsel, who champions herself as a defender of liberty and freedom, seeks to use the power of the judiciary to compel a citizen, albeit the President of the United States, to “prove his innocence” to “charges” that are based upon conjecture and speculation. Any middle school civics student would readily recognize the irony of abandoning fundamental principles upon which our Country was founded in order to purportedly “protect and preserve” those very principles ….

Plaintiff’s complaint is not plausible on its face. To the extent that it alleges any “facts,” the Complaint does not connect those facts to any actual violation of Plaintiff’s individual constitutional rights. Unlike in Alice in Wonderland, simply saying something is so does not make it so.

(emphasis mine)

Like I said, ouch. If you’ve never read judicial opinions or decisions, they are almost invariably terribly boring stuff, even in the most salacious and media-worthy of cases. That’s sort of the point. If you want to wax humorous – or angry, or whatever – jurisprudence isn’t the field for you. That’s what makes Judge Land’s obvious exasperation at Taitz’s entirely frivolous suit so unusual – and delicious.

Extra-bonus fun? Land is a Bush appointee, so it’s not as if he’s got the judicial inclinations of some liberal holdover from the Carter era. Comedy gold.