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'Birther' Lawyer Rebuked by Federal Judge Over Filing Errors

Zoe Tillman, writing for The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times, reports that a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Monday scolded "birther" lawyer Orly Taitz for "wasting the Court's time" by failing to redact Social Security number information in court papers -- a violation of federal rules.

"Plaintiff is either toying with the Court or displaying her own stupidity. She made the correct redactions when she re-filed her Complaint and Amended Complaint," U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth wrote in his order. "There is no logical explanation she can provide as to why she is now wasting the Court's time, as well as the staff's time, with these improper redactions."

Taitz has filed numerous lawsuits seeking to show that President Barack Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and is therefore ineligible for office. In the case before Lamberth, Taitz filed a FOIA suit against the Social Security Administration, alleging that the president is linked to 39 Social Security numbers.

Tillman reports that, in an email this morning, Taitz said she planned to refile her opposition to the summary judgment motion today.

Read Tillman's full BLT post.

Written by Law.com managing editor Paula Martersteck.

Posted by Laurel Newby on July 26, 2011 at 05:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

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