I told you so. The Superior Court of Fulton County rejected the request of Orly Taitz to represent David Farrar, et al. before it. While not going into quite as many specifics as I did, the court noted that Taitz had not provided “the majority of the required information” in her pro hac vice application, and in particular her failure to list an in-state sponsoring attorney.
Orly has responded to this latest debacle on her web site saying:
I, also, wrote to the court, that in the administrative court I was granted the right to represent the clients pro hac vice- meaning an out of state attorney representing in state client. Though usually it is required for an in state attorney to co-sign the case, when the case is handled pro-bono (at no charge to indigent client) and/or it is a civil rights case, the requirement for the in state co-counsel is waived. Judge Wright was not willing to waive this requirement. I got a response from her, she wanted full complience [sic] with the in state counsel co-signing and additional information. While I have no problem supplying additional information, It [sic] is impossible to find a co-counsel who is not frightened to take upon these most explosive issues, dealing with Obama using a stolen Social Security number1 and a forged birth certificate. Keep in mind, that attorneys Hatfield and Irion have a very limited case dealing with interpretation of the meaning of natural born citizen, they do not bring any incriminating evidence against Obama. So, Hatfield or someone else can co-sign for Irion, however when the case is dealing with the fact that the sitting president is committing serious crimes, other attorneys are afraid of perscutions [sic] by the regime and afraid to get involved and co-sign.
Taitz presents no precedents for waiver of in-state counsel in Georgia Superior Court, nor does Taitz does assert that she’s even tried to find an attorney in Georgia to sponsor her, so her claim that it is impossible to find one rings hollow, and sounds like a typical Birther knee jerk excuse for their own incompetence. In fact Taitz is the leader of the crazies and the “regime” isn’t persecuting her.
I tried the following search engine query:
“pro hac vice” waiver (“civil rights” OR “pro bono”) georgia (“local counsel” OR “in-state counsel”)
The BarReprocity.com web site indicates that in some states and situations a waiver is possible (e.g. in Alabama the in-state counsel rule may be waived the Appellate level for pro bono cases), but that same source does not indicate that a waiver is possible in Georgia Superior Court. Taitz notes that she was admitted pro hac vice by a Georgia Administrative Court, but BarReprocity states that the rules of the Superior Court require:
Domestic Lawyers must associate with a local Georgia lawyer. The Georgia lawyer who is co-counsel or counsel of record remains responsible to the client and the conduct of the proceeding. The Georgia lawyer has to advise the client of his or her independent judgment or contemplated action in the proceeding if that judgment differs from that of the Domestic Lawyer’s judgment.
This just goes to demonstrate that Taitz is not familiar with the rules in Georgia and has no business practicing before a Georgia Superior Court.
1The editorial standard on this site is to write “social-security number” (hyphenated and in lower case) following the legal filings of the Social Security Administration in Taitz v. Astrue.