Orly Taitz, the California dentist and attorney who has gained notoriety for her relentless efforts to prove that President Obama is ineligible for office, suffered another blow last week when an Orange County judge rejected her attempt to retrieve Obama's college records.
As first reported by the school's student paper, the Occidental Weekly, Taitz had filed a legal motion to compel Occidental College to release transcripts and other records from when Obama was an undergraduate there in the late '70s and early '80s, alleging that Obama was not born in the United States and is currently using a fake social security number. The private college's counsel, Carl Botterud, pointing to privacy concerns, deemed Taitz's case "frivolous" and "without merit." The self-proclaimed "queen of the birthers" then argued that the matter of Obama's alleged foreign birth was important enough to overrule privacy laws.
"Your opposition will constitute Obstruction of Justice, Aiding and Abetting in the elections fraud in forgery and treason in allowing a foreign citizen to usurp the U.S. Presidency with an aid of forged IDs and usurp the civil rights of the U.S. citizens," Taitz wrote in an email to Botterud ahead of their court date. "At any rate your opposition and your attempt of intimidation and your allegiance or lack of allegiance to the United States of America is duly noted. Just make sure not to forget to bring with you Mr. Obama's application, registration, and financial aid application."
Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines rejected Taitz' argument, citing procedural errors and questioning the quality of her evidence.
“You should know that evidence is not stuff printed from the Internet,” Margines told Taitz, according to the Occidental Weekly.
Margines also ordered Taitz to pay the college $4,000 to cover the resources spent defending itself.
Taitz's birther crusade has taken several hits over the last year. She unsuccessfully attempted to block Obama from appearing on the ballot in Kansas and Vermont to no avail. She also ran for U.S. Senate in California, but failed to place in the top two of a crowded field of candidates.
Despite the string of defeats, Taitz is not giving up. Last month, she announced her plan to file complaints against state officials over Obama's reelection.
"This is really a very sad state of affairs," Taitz wrote on her website. "I feel that the nightmare of the Soviet Union is back in full force."
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