So-called birther attorney Orly Taitz has resubmitted her application for stay, asking that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito examine her request to reverse an order by U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land requiring her to pay $20,000 in sanctions.
The U.S. Supreme Courts website shows that Taitzs application was refiled and submitted to Alito today. It previously had been submitted to Justice Clarence Thomas on July 8. It was denied by Thomas on July 15, the website states.
Taitz has questioned if Thomas truly denied the application and asked for verification.
The sanctions against Taitz stem from a September 2009 complaint filed by Capt. Connie Rhodes, who questioned President Barack Obamas citizenship and eligibility to hold political office. Land ultimately tossed out the suit, though Taitz kept pressing the issue in his court. He ultimately gave her a warning and then a time limit to explain why he shouldnt levy a hefty fine against her. In October 2009, when Taitz did reply, though not to the judges specific command of why he shouldnt sanction her, Land then issued $20,000 in sanctions against her.
Taitz appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, and the appeals court upheld Lands sanctions in May.