Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Also Stupid

Whatever happened to:
Laguna Niguel attorney Orly Taitz has again been scolded by a federal judge, this time in a case related to her claims that President Barack Obama has used other people’s Social Security numbers.

“Plaintiff is either toying with the Court or displaying her own stupidity,” District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth wrote in a Monday ruling on a technical issue in a case in which Taitz is trying to acquire confidential information from the Social Security Administration.

Taitz – best known for failed lawsuits alleging Obama is not a natural-born citizen – has been told by Lamberth to redact the Social Security numbers she’s citing in her motions, leaving only the last four digits visible. Lamberth said she’s failed to do so – although in one case, she redacted the last four digits but left the rest – the opposite of Lamberth’s instructions.

Taitz had earlier apologized for forgetting to redact the numbers, saying that she followed up with a redacted version – but that the court clerk posted the wrong motion.

Lamberth wasn’t buying it.

“After making the somewhat hysterical claim in her motion for reconsideration that there may be ‘an employee in this court, who is intentionally sabotaging’ her, plaintiff engage the Court’s Courtroom Deputy Clerk in a lengthy, accusatory conversation,” Lamberth wrote in Monday’s order. “There is no logical explanation she can provide as to why she is now wasting the Court’s time, as well as staff’s time, with these improper redactions.”
Also also.


Substance McGravitas said...

You fucker.

I have a purtier illustration.

M. Bouffant said...

Timely Editor:

You do indeed. (Why we linked, actually.)

We were waiting from about 1530, but the urge to quote a judge calling someone stupid in a written ruling was too much.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

“Plaintiff is either toying with the Court or displaying her own stupidity..."

I don't see why "both" isn't an option.