It’s been a wild ride for notorious California dentist, attorney, Birther Queen, Tae Kwon Do blackbelt, perennial speeding ticket defendant, and konstitutional screecher Orly Taitz. Umpteen court cases and FOIA petitions later, all in various stages of appeal, denial, and chaos, she is no closer to overthrowing America’s democratically elected government than she was in 2008 — but a good deal closer to disbarment, according to published reports.
Why would Orly Taitz’s disbarment be interesting? Because until now she has been able to bring her crazysuits on behalf of purported “plaintiffs” (some of whom are certainly unaware they are plaintiffs, and others of whom may have passed away since the suits were first filed). Were Taitz disbarred, she would still be able to carry on the “eligibility” fight in Federal and State court, but only on a pro se basis, representing herself. For one thing, Taitz’s disbarment would severely narrow the possibility of her getting standing in the Federal system (a possibility that was already near zero).
The other reason Orly Taitz’s disbarment would be of note is that it would mark a high point for the California Bar which, besides having bizarrely low standards (by comparison to many other states) for admittance in the first place, seems only to have the appetite for pursuing disciplinary complaints against attorneys who defraud, cheat, embezzle, etc. — anything involving money — and not so much interest in protecting the integrity of the legal profession, the court system, or their own name as an accrediting body.
Meanwhile (until Taitz is disbarred), Orly’s legal (and extralegal) performances — including failing to follow any procedural rule ever, lying to courts, accusing judges of treason, publishing Social Security numbers in open filings, and misunderstanding such basic concepts as standing, evidence, proof of service, default, and redressability — continue, to the chagrin of fellow attorneys, the despair of judges, and the bemusement of everyone else.