Orly Taitz, slapped with a $20,000 fine by the federal court in Columbus, Georgia, defiantly said she’s not paying; however, exhibiting a more practical side, she’s found an attorney to help her appeal the sanctions.
Jonathan Levy, a Russian-speaking attorney from the resort island of Hilton Head, South Carolina, has written an appeal that is very different from Tatiz’s brand of illiterate ranting. The essence of Levy’s argument is that Taitz was not given adequate time to respond to the sanctions, and therefore was denied due process.
While the appeal is not typical Taitz crazy, it does get a bit silly when it suggests that Attorney General Eric Holder in the middle of a week-long tour of California might have secretly jetted to Columbus, Georgia, remaining long enough to hold an ex parte conference with Judge Land and be “spotted” by someone in a coffee shop down the street from the court house. Levy wrote:
… the Court did not produce an affidavit from Mr. Holder or other responsible party instead choosing to rely upon the supposed factual impossibility of being in Georgia and California on the same day.
Levy is reported to have graduated from the same correspondence law school as Taitz. This is a departure for Levy who normally deals with conspiracy theories about the Vatican Bank and the Illuminati.
Update: Taitz lost the appeal.