California dentist Orly Taitz loses 'birther crusade' suit against Obama in court
California dentist and attorney, Orly Taitz, who has gained notoriety for her relentless efforts to prove that President Barack Obama is ineligible for office, has suffered another blow after an Orange County judge rejected her attempt to retrieve the President's college records.
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 he was not born in the United States and is currently using a fake social security number.
According to the Huffington Post, 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, the report said.
"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," Taitz added.
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 dollars to cover the resources spent defending itself.