None of my helpful comments get past moderation on Orly Taitz’s web site, but one from “Magpie” got promoted to an article [link to Taitz web site]. Here’s the helpful Obot comment:
So, is Greg Black [sponsoring attorney in Indiana] going to do everything necessary that needs to be done in Indiana so that you can get the court in Arizona to enforce your “party invites”?
There will be additional work that he will have to perform himself if you’re going to have any chance of prevailing in Arizona.
Do you have an attorney lined up in Arizona since you aren’t licensed to practice there?
So many things you have to do and so little time.
What is most delightful is watching you work your big fat ass off and then finding out that all of that work was for naught.
It is going to be real entertaining when the case is taken away from Judge Reid since she apparently wanted the carnival to come to town.
Taitz replies, “I do not need to be an Arizona attorney, I can file a motion to compel subpoena pro se.”
Well who would you trust: a snarky, pseudonymous Obot, or comma-splicing attorney Orly Taitz? Right—the Obot. I took me about 10 minutes to find out that according to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure 30(h) as described in one paper on out-of-state process for California attorneys:
Local Counsel Still Required
A fourth category of states, including Arizona and New Jersey, still require the California attorney to retain local counsel and file an entirely new action (usually a miscellaneous action) in the state where the deponent resides before the court will issue a subpoena.
“Preparing for the UIDDA’s New Rules for Foreign Depositions”
Los Angeles Lawyer, December 2008
Orly’s timing is unfortunate. Ariz. R. Civ. P. 30(h) is being deleted as of January 1, 2013. Under the new Rule 45, local counsel is not required, but there are specific new requirements for the foreign subpoena that are not met by the version Taitz obtained from Superior Court in Marion County, Indiana.
Increasingly-paranoid-acting Taitz considers this valid and helpful advice an attempt at intimidation, and asks her commenters to track down the Internet address of commenter Magpie. It’s not an IP address anyone has ever used to comment on this site, and if it had been, I wouldn’t identify who it was without a valid subpoena.