Following up on the saga that was Rhodes v. MacDonald — Judge Clay Land, who earlier denied as frivolous a request for a temporary restraining order sought by Army Captain Connie Rhodes to prevent her then-pending overseas deployment, has issued a order sanctioning Rhodes’ former counsel, Orly Taitz.
Ms. Taitz, who challenged CPT Rhodes’ deployment orders by asserting that the President is ineligible to hold his office, is to pay $20,000 “as a sanction for her misconduct” in connection with the case. The judge’s order, which can be found here, lays out in painstaking detail the history of the Rhodes case (including the original request for a TRO, filed — and denied — in the federal district court in Texas), as well as Ms. Taitz’ antics in prior matters before the district courts in Georgia and elsewhere. All in all, an entertaining read.
The court also directed the AUSA responsible for the case to provide a brief on whether the sanction can be directed to Ft. Benning’s National Infantry Foundation.