Calling her complaint “frivolous,” Judge Clay Land has denied Army Captain Connie Rhodes’ request for a preliminary injunction to prohibit her deployment to Iraq. Captain Rhodes, a physician, alleged that she should not be required to deploy because of her misgivings about President Barack Obama’s qualifications to serve.
Judge Land, a 2001 appointee of then-President George W. Bush, also dismissed CPT Rhodes’ complaint in its entirety. The judge further required CPT Rhodes to pay the defendants’ costs (the lead defendant, Colonel MacDonald, was sued in his capacity as garrison commander at Fort Benning, Georgia). The judge warned the captain’s attorney, noted “birther” movement lawyer Orly Taitz, that she faces sanction under Fed. R. Civ. P. 11 should she bring another such frivolous case.
The order can be found here: [PDF].