Orly Taitz Defends Her Honesty, Blasts Huffington Post for Defaming Her Character

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If Orly Taitz could speak now to U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford, she'd say in her Zsa Zsa Gabor voice, "I did not lie, darling!"

I can be sure of this assertion because on Feb. 4, Taitz--the Orange County Republican dentist/attorney from the Soviet Union and a leader of the Birther movement determined to out Barack Obama as a Marxist Kenyan--complied with Guilford's terse order to explain why she should not be sanctioned for lying in a wild libel lawsuit. 

According to records at the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana, Guilford has not yet announced a ruling after receiving Taitz's sassy, nine-page, typo-filled explanation: She insists the judge was duped into believing she'd lied by Philip J. Berg, a plaintiff in the libel case against her. 

In January, Guilford made an official note in the court record that he'd received information that Taitz had lied to him when she'd declared a few months earlier that she had no pending ethical or disciplinary matters. 

At issue is a $4,000 sanction against Taitz last year by Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines in her relentless attempts to get access to Obama's student files from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Guilford, who doesn't equate ethics violations with discovery violations, gave Taitz until Feb. 4 to explain why he shouldn't sanction her. He also ordered her to supply evidence of her assertions.

In her response, Taitz re-declared that she'd always been truthful. "There were no ethical, disciplinary or related matters," she wrote.

According to Taitz, the sanction was, indeed, for a discovery violation, and now she is demanding Guilford sanction Berg for committing an "egregious fraud" on him. 

To back up her claim, she attached a sworn statement by Joseph Anthony Dolz, a Thousand Oaks resident who declared he attended a Nov. 1, 2012, hearing involving the $4,000 sanction and, although no court reporter was present, heard Margines tie the penalty to discovery.

Taitz, who lives in Laguna Niguel, is also "distressed" that her reputation was soiled by media reports of Guilford's order. She specifically names the Huffington Post as defaming her with its follow-up reporting on OC Weekly's breaking coverage of the issue on Jan. 24.

"Her character was assassinated," Taitz told Guilford while referring to herself in the third-person.

In the libel lawsuit involving Berg and Lisa Liberi, Taitz claims pro-Obama agents are secretly pressuring her to abandon her quest to unravel the president's hidden, anti-American background and that she has been falsely accused of hiring a hit man and plotting a kidnapping, according to court records.

Guilford, a 2006 lifetime appointment by President George W. Bush, proved he's more than up for the job when he skillfully presided over the corruption trial of Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, who nowadays appropriately lives in a federal prison. 

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Cottonwood
Cottonwood

Seems like there was something in her life that was a big lie...and without her understanding and having control of her mental illness...she projects it onto Obama.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

She probably has borderline personality disorder too. Probably everything she touches turns into a drama. When she's tired of Obama, she'll find a new delusional rant. She definitely needs an anti-psychotic. She should probably just stay indoors.

bjrc1
bjrc1

So, uh, just how did her planned protest of the SOTU go? I haven't heard anything about it.

trent1280
trent1280

America's Worst Attorney is going to get hammered again. When Federal Court Judge Clayton Land did so, his sanction against her professional misconduct was $20,000.

In this case, it is a far more serious matter. Taitz, Esq is an officer of the court. As such, she has an absolute obligation to be truthful -- especially when questioned by a judge.

The present evidence is that she did, indeed, lie to the court. If this opinion is sustained, the financial penalty is minor. For her, the catastrophe will be sanctions from the California Bar. These will, of course, be long overdue.

Although Taitz suffers from narcissistic personality disorder, that alone would not disqualify her. Telling lies to a judge? Out of the question. ALWAYS impermissible.

Taitz' views about Mr Obama are lunatic. Her views about lying to the Court? Suicidal.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

She should be charged with harrassment and ordered to have mental health treatment.

biffguiznot
biffguiznot

If Taitz told Judge Guilford that the $4000 in sanctions were discovery sanctions, well she lied. Taitz was sanctioned under Code of Civil Procedure section 1987.2. There is a case holding that sanctions under that section are NOT discovery sanctions. First City Properties, Inc. v. MacAdam (1996) 49 Cal.App.4th 507. At page 515 the First City Court writes:

"First City argues that section 1987.2 is in reality a discovery statute and that specific written findings are not required for an award of discovery sanctions. While we recognize that specific written findings are not required for issuance of sanctions in routine discovery disputes (Mattco Forge, Inc. v. Arthur Young & Co. (1990) 223 Cal.App.3d 1429 [273 Cal.Rptr. 262]), we cannot agree that treatment of sanctions pursuant to section 1987.2 falls within the same purview as issuance of discovery sanctions."

Taitz lies to courts all the time and gets away with it. This time I hope not. Judge Guilford appears to be very unhappy with her (and plaintiffs' counsel).

bjrc1
bjrc1

@trent1280 Uh, "narcissistic personality disorder"?

I have a degree in psychology myself, and my own opinion is simply, she's dangerously obsessed with a conspiracy theory that has politically incorrect origins.

I'd also say that she's crazy.

bjrc1
bjrc1

@biffguiznot Sure she lies. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that a lot of the things she's said in this hopeless quest of hers is outright perjury.

Judge Guilford is the first judge with enough of a spine to actually hold her accountable for it, and hopefully, she's finally going to answer for all the junk she's put everyone through.

Cottonwood
Cottonwood

@bjrc1 @trent1280  

I don't have a degree in psychology, but I do have various mental health diagnoses and my guess is that she has a dissociative disorder and hysterical personality disorder.

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