Jeffray LaFrance has kindly provided video of Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. in a Honolulu court room on January 13, where she was Denied subpoena enforcement for a Georgia administrative hearing in Farrar v. Obama, scheduled for January 26. This video shows clearly that Orly Taitz should always read from her laptop, rather than try to argue a case like a real lawyer.
Sterngard Friegen, a real lawyer, was less impressed:
Wow. First, I was struck by the fact that MikeDunford’s report was completely accurate in every respect.
Second, Taitz’s performance was a disgrace to the legal profession. She’s all rhetoric (and illogical rhetoric) and no law. She has no idea what she’s doing. A cargo cult lawyer who is all form and no substance. She has some idea that subpoenas can be issued in other states, but she doesn’t know how to go about getting it done, so she ignores the procedural requirements — which start in Georgia. A Georgia court, not a Georgia agency, would first have to issue a commission or letters rogatory to Hawai’i, and then that order or those letters would have to be taken to Hawai’i to be converted into a Hawai’i subpoena. Taitz ignored that step, thinking the subpoena was all she needed. I would be shocked if a Georgia court issued a commission or letters rogatory, so the first step that Taitz avoided was the death knell to her attempts.
Third, Judge Nishimura and Jill Nagamine acted completely professionally and with the patience of saints. I don’t know how they can do it. I’m not sure I could.
Fourth, I commend Jeff LaFrance for posting substantially all of Taitz’s latest performance. (I suspect the first minute or so was not included — where Taitz was reading from her laptop while seated, when she was asked to stand. That matter will probably be reflected in the written transcript.) LaFrance also kept his focus on Taitz, even when Ms. Nagamine was speaking, so we got to see how crestfallen she was as Ms. Nagamine pounded home her misconduct.
Fifth, Taitz’s most recent letter to Ms. Nagamine, including once again an invalid subpoena, should clinch the vexatious litigant finding. But it would be even better if Taitz were to make her own motion for sanctions. I hope she does.
And I hope whatever order that Judge Nishimura issues is served upon the California Bar. Taitz has no idea what she’s doing. She should not be licensed to practice law. She is an embarrassment to attorneys everywhere.
To watch Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. not reading from a laptop, again courtesy of Mr. LaFrance, video of the November 20 hearing is here.