Politics & Government

Supreme Court rejects plea from 'birther' attorney Orly Taitz

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied "birther" attorney Orly Taitz's request that $20,000 in sanctions against her be tossed out.

According to supremecourt.gov, the full court denied her application for stay Monday.

U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land imposed the sanctions last year after he warned her and then gave her a time limit to explain why he shouldn't fine her in the September 2009 case of Capt. Connie Rhodes, who questioned the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Taitz appealed the sanctions to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. That court upheld the sanctions in March, and Taitz sent an application for stay to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on July 8. Thomas denied it a week later.

Taitz then refiled it with Alito on Aug. 4. That request was referred on Aug. 10 to the entire nine-member court, the Supreme Court's website states.

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