The lawyer retained by Dr. Orly Taitz to fight against her $20,000 sanctions today issued a press release saying the Laguna Niguel dentist has appealed to the United Nations for protection from "persecution" in the United States.
Quoth the release:
The California attorney has been the victim of death threats, vandalism, false complaints, and a suspected assassination attempt. Her reports to law enforcement and the judiciary have been ignored.
The attempt is the latest manifestation of Taitz's steadily increasing belief, documented hourly on her blog, that she is being personally targeted by the vast conspiracy involving Barack Obama, the media, Saudi Arabia, China, communism, George Soros, the U.N. (?!), Glenn Beck, etc. etc. etc.
We've got a call to lawyer Jonathan Levy's office for details. Levy appears to have graduated from the same unaccredited Santa Ana law school--Howard Taft University--that Taitz herself attended.
Update, 4:25 p.m. Just got off the phone with Levy. He says his main concern is that Taitz has made multiple complaints to law enforcement about threats against her, and about former allies who have, under oath, said Taitz asked them to commit perjury. For anyone else, he argues, accusations of perjury would be investigated. It's plausible that because of the controversial nature of her work, Levy argues, Taitz isn't getting the treatment she deserves.
Levy points out the shady background of Taitz's former associates who have become enemies, such as convicted forger Lucas Smith and disbarred attorney Charles Edward Lincoln III. Sure, she made the decision to work with them in the first place, but...
"How were they introduced to her?" Levy wonders. "Where did these people come from? Why did they attached themselves to her and then turn around and make very serious allegations, allegations that are never investigated? Personally speaking, I find it rather bizarre that you have accusations of suborning perjury and law enforcement never takes any look at it. I'm not saying there's a conspiracy, but you certainly can understand there's some concern there."
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As for Taitz's allegations about assassination attempts: Levy says those shoudn't go ignored either.
"I didn't investigate it personally, but we know she's disliked by a large number of people, some of whom are organized," he says. "It's certainly plausible. And therefore, because it is a serious allegation, it would merit an investigation."
Levy says that he himself shouldn't be classified as a birther, but he can see why Taitz and co. might want to litigate against the President. Is Obama misleading the American people, as Taitz alleges? Levy says he has "no opinion" on that one. All he wants is for someone to take seriously Taitz's numerous letters to the FBI, local police departments and the Attorney General.
"It has the appearance that there is something wrong here," Levy says. "And that's why she would take the extreme measure of going to the U.N. Because where else is she supposed to go?"