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Orly Taitz Celebrates As Birther Case Is Referred To High Court

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Birther queen Orly Taitz is celebrating a routine U.S. Supreme Court decision to refer her petition, which asks the court to overturn President Barack Obama's election, to a February conference of the justices.

Taitz posted on her website Wednesday afternoon that the Supreme Court will discuss a case she filed on behalf of three minor presidential candidates -- including a federal prison inmate -- at their conference Feb. 15. The court's website confirms that Taitz's case, which she submitted to Chief Justice John Roberts' office last month, has been placed on the Feb. 15 conference agenda and has been distributed to the nine justices for consideration.

The roughly 10,000 petitions that the court receives annually are referred to the regular conference meetings for discussion, then around 100 are picked by the justices for oral arguments and a final decision. The votes of four justices in the conference are needed to schedule arguments. The scheduling comes a week after another birther activist suggested impeaching Roberts if he attempted to swear-in Obama later this month.

The long odds have not deterred Taitz, a lawyer, dentist and real estate agent in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., from celebrating Wednesday's decision. Taitz filed the case on behalf of Edward Noonan, who won the American Independent Party presidential primary in California, Thomas Gregory MacLeran, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and Keith Judd, who challenged Obama in the Democratic primary. Judd, who is currently in federal prison, received 41 percent of the vote against Obama in the West Virginia primary. Taitz has said that if Obama was disqualified from the ballot Judd would have been the Democratic presidential nominee based on his West Virginia votes.

Taitz's case argues that Obama is using false identification, a fake last name, a false Social Security number and forged birth certificates, and Selective Service applications to run for president. She originally filed the lawsuit against California Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D) in her attempt to prevent California's electoral votes from being counted and to prevent Vice President Joe Biden from counting the electoral votes earlier this month.

A federal judge in California dismissed this case last week. Taitz likened her current case to Watergate.

"Please, keep in mind, Richard Nixon was reelected and sworn in, but later was forced to resign as a result of Watergate. over 30 high ranking officials of Nixon administration including Attorney General of the United States and White House Counsel were indicted, convicted and went to prison," Taitz wrote on her website.

"ObamaForgery gate is a hundred times bigger then Watergate. More corrupt high ranking officials, US Attorneys, AGs and judges were complicit, committed high treason by allowing a citizen of Indonesia and possibly still a citizen of Kenya Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barack (Barry) Soebarkah, aka Barack (Barry) Soetoro to usurp the U.S. Presidency by use of forged IDs and a stolen Social security number."