Skip to comments.Supreme Court upholds 'birther' sanction (Alito & Thomas okay fine of Taitz)
Posted on 08/16/2010 9:34:44 AM PDT by LonelyCon
The Supreme Court has upheld a $20,000 fine against a leader of the movement challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship.
The high court on Monday refused to block a federal judge's October 2009 ruling that required California lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz to pay the $20,000 fine for filing a "frivolous" litigation. The judge said Taitz attempted to misuse the federal courts to push a political agenda.
Taitz sued in Georgia federal court on behalf of Army Capt. Connie Rhodes. Rhodes sought to avoid deployment to Iraq by claiming Obama wasn't born in the United States.
Justice Samuel Alito on Monday rejected Taitz's second request to block the sanctions. Justice Clarence Thomas had rejected the request earlier.
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America does not have a chance. Sickening.
The fix was in at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
I’d guess that Kennedy has expressed an opinion on not wanting to touch the birther issue.
So Alito and Thomas just found a way to uphold a $20,000 fine for using the Federal Courts for political purposes? If that’s the result, and Taitz is the only “sacrifice” ... sounds like a win-win. Haha.
“No, no ... don’t throw us into the briar patch!”
Michael Newdow might be fined into bankruptcy in the near future.
Gee, do you think that maybe, just maybe, if rock-ribbed conservative jurist Clarence Thomas finds that Taitz’s actions were out of line, that they actually were?
Are you suggesting that Thomas has seen Zero’s long form birth certificate? If so, then he really ought to tell everyone what he saw to clear this whole mess up,
Not really, he’s just evading the issue....said so himself.
This Supreme Court is a pack of cowards.
They could have put an end to this whole thing by giving soemeone standing ,and hearing the case ,and forcing all the information to be shown.
Instead they pussyfooted around over standing and refused to hear the case from anyone .
No, I am suggesting that Taitz actions in court warrant the sanctions directed at her. Wouldn't matter if the object of the lawsuit was about, say, a local zoning law as opposed to this subject, she still was out of order from what I have read.
When the mighty oppress the weak, in that kind of era —
which side are you on, brother?
Which side are you on?
Regardless of the credibility of the cause, Taitz has been pretty wacky in her legal methods of championing it. She probably deserved the sanction. Too bad there wasn’t a more sane and competent attorney willing to fight for it.
This would not be a good outcome.
The best out come starts with the truth. Where was he born? Is he a natural born citizen. When those questions are answered, then the constitution is in force and let the chips fall. The country may better survive 2 years of Biden than 2 more years of what we have now.
Obama is the bigger puppet of the two. Biden would at least makes mistakes in our favor out of stupidity and pride. And we could block some of his agenda without being called a racist. Obama is the perfect “The Manchurian Candidate” with an army of race pimps backing him up.
I think they’ve been taken hostage by George Soros in league with the Islamists, who made the electronic run on the bank when McCain topped Obama in the polls and who have a standing threat to do it again if anybody balks at the communist/Islamist coup that’s been in quick process over the past 18 months.
I know it sounds crazy on the surface, but if I can get some urgent stuff done in the next couple weeks I’ll document and elaborate on my reasons for thinking this - not the least of which is that GW honestly seemed to believe that if TARP wasn’t passed the entire Western World as we know it would cease to exist. I remember at the time Drudge had headlines all at the same time, of GW saying the Western World would collapse, Chavez saying that since capitalism had failed we should do worldwide communism, Ahmadinejad saying since capitalism had failed we should do worldwide Sharia-compliant banking, and the IMF saying we were all screwed.
All in response to what we now know was one person’s electronic run on the bank in one day’s time. After that, everything changed in the election and in the rule of law. It was the beginning of the coup that got Obama into office and has kept him in office.
More reasons too, but I don’t have time to document it all now. Stevens calling Biden “Mr President” after swearing him in and Thomas saying they were evading the issue of whether you have to be born in America to be President are, I believe, quiet protests at being held hostage.
This is unchartered territory. No one knows what the outcome would be. The Constitution is not clear.
By my read Dick Cheney is now our President by law. The electoral college vote can’t be used as it is the fruit of fraud. George Dubya can not serve more than two terms. So it’s President-by-default Cheney.
I suspect that the major Constitutional crisis is one big reason some refuse to hear this case. That’s a result of AL Gore’s bad actions after his loss in Florida, compounded by the malfeasance actions of the Florida Supreme Court, which the US Supreme Court corrected, but in that correction felt uncomfortable. So tough for them!
Often periods of great civil unrest follow a period in which the weakling “great” harshly oppress the truly weak by no power greater than that very moral weakness. That’s where we are today.
Moral strength among the elites is almost nil.
Let the constitution play out.
“Justice Samuel Alito on Monday rejected Taitz’s second request” —
The AP article, which most of the news sources have picked up, has it wrong. Alito last week referred the matter to the full court, and it was the full court that turned it down.
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