As a recent law school graduate, suddenly invested in the integrity of the legal profession, I have to admit, it’s often an uphill battle. For whatever reason the reputation of the majority of lawyers — good, smart, caring men & women — is held hostage to the few ambulance chasers who get all the news coverage for their various and sundry misdeeds.
And then there’s Orly Taitz.
Orly, you’ll recall, is the correspondence-school “lawyer” who declared herself to be a modern Thurgood Marshall, fighting her own battle for equality by trying to convince people, against all evidence, that the first black President is a secret Kenyan. It hasn’t gone well. In her latest bout, she called Judge Clay Land of the Northern District of Georgia a traitor, and sought to recuse him along with, basically, the entire federal bench. Now, for her efforts, she’s facing a $20,000 fine, and the State Bar of California is set to receive a nasty call from an angry federal judge. There will be blood.
Awesome. Now if we could just get people to stop misquoting Shakespeare…