One of the amusing side notes coming out of the reports from the Grinols v. Electoral College hearing yesterday was a comment by Orly Taitz that she was picking up a used X-Ray machine in the afternoon, presumably for her dental practice. This indicates that she still has some intention to continue to practice dentistry.
Judge England dismissed Orly’s big eligibility case yesterday, and one has to speculate about what this means for her. (So far, she hasn’t commented on the loss on her blog). It is my view, and one shared by others, that Orly Taitz receives personal validation from her role as the crusading attorney, and indeed she has gotten some serious mileage out of that identity, appearing on national television both here and abroad. And if there were any question about how Orly views herself, just look at the masthead of her web site [link to Taitz web site].
Despite around 30 supporters showing up for Orly’s performance in Court yesterday, interest in Obama eligibility stories is waning. Both birther and Obot web sites have shut down. I suppose Orly will file a motion to reconsider, and perhaps a frivolous appeal in Grinols. She still has a case active in Mississippi, but it’s not doing much right now, and Mississippi doesn’t have the media impact of California (and she’s not licensed to practice law in Mississippi anyway).
It would seem to me that Orly Taitz will keep filing lawsuits. Given that she is branching out on her web site to other dubious right-wing causes beyond Obama conspiracies, I think it’s quite possible that she will start filing lawsuits on these topics, but she could continue to file Obama lawsuits too. I don’t think the frivolous and abusive lawsuits will stop until she is disbarred and/or declared a vexatious litigant.
Perhaps there is a future for her in talk radio following the model of Alex Jones.
I do not think the birther queen is feenished.