Dr. Orly Taitz, who’s leading the OC charge that President Obama wasn’t born in this country and lacks a US Birth certificate, is having her own credentials as a lawyer questioned.
According to a post in the blog, A Candid World, Taitz attended an online lawy school and her degree and license only permits her to practice law in California.Â From their post:
Although Taitz is a member of the California Bar, sheâ€™s not listed as a member of the American Bar Association (check for yourself). Nor is her â€œlaw schoolâ€ (William Howard Taft University) accredited by the ABA. Because Taft is a distance-learning school only, Taitzâ€™s degree entitles her, at most, to practice in California, as her school candidly admits.
Rules of attorney discipline forbid the practice of law without a license â€“ i.e., without sitting for and passing the bar exam, after graduating from an ABA-accredited school. Her correspondence degree is a limited exception, only useful in California. So, any action in which she appeared as counsel of record outside the state would constitute practicing law without a license, in violation of California disciplinary rules. Has â€œDr.â€ Taitz violated this rule? Does her appearance before the Supreme Court, in filing documents for the frivolous, since-dismissed case Lightfoot v. Bowen, therefore subject her to discipline?
Further, Taitzâ€™s â€œconsent form,â€ posted on her site to solicit & induce ill-advised members of our military into suing the President, may constitute an unethical attorney solicitation. Under the California rules, attorney â€œcommunicationsâ€ may not contain dramatization, or â€œconfuse, deceive, or mislead the public.â€* Tricking enlisted men & women into frivolously suing the commander in chief at least flirts with that line. Smart lawyers donâ€™t cut the disciplinary rules this close.”
Because Obama’s mother was born in Kansas and is an American citizen, the president could have been born in Panama (like John McCain was) or on Mars, and still be considered an American Citizen.Â The right wing media of Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs have seized on this issue.Â Yet no one questioned McCain’s citizenship because he was born of American parents on a US military base.