http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/03/15/1052362/11th-circuit-court-of-appeals.html 11th Circuit Court of Appeals: Attorney Orly Taitz must pay $20,000 in sanctions California attorney and âbirtherâ proponent Orly Taitz must pay $20,000 in sanctions, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. In the two-page decision, the appeals court states that after considering Taitzâ arguments, âwe find them unpersuasive and therefore affirm the district courtâs sanctions judgment.â Taitzâ appeal stems from a suit filed on behalf of Capt. Connie Rhodes, who argued in September that Barack Obamaâs presidency wasnât legitimate and that she shouldnât be deployed. U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land dismissed that suit Sept. 16, telling Taitz that she could face sanctions if she ever again filed a âfrivolousâ suit in his court. Taitz then filed a motion for emergency stay, and Land gave her two weeks to explain why he shouldnât sanction her $10,000. On the deadline, Taitz, who no longer represented the captain, responded with a motion to recuse Land from the case and a request to extend her deadline. Land denied the motions and sanctioned her $20,000. He later ordered the U.S. Attorneyâs Office to collect. Taitz appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She has said that she has no intention of paying.