Following the release of President Barack Obama's birth certificate Wednesday, Mission Viejo dentist and Rancho Santa Margarita resident Orly Taitz says she will continue to ask courts to decide the legitimacy of the president.
Taitz was fined $20,000 by a federal judge in Georgia in 2009 for pressing a lawsuit against Obama's citizenship in that state. After paying the fine, $17,000 of which came from supporters, Taitz will join Ramona-based attorney Gary Kreep Monday morning in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena for oral arguments.
A phone message left for Taitz on Thursday by Patch was not returned. Various news agencies report she is challenging the birth certificate because Obama's father's race is identified as "African" rather than "negro."
"I do have a census from 1960 and the only options are white, Asian or Negro," Taitz was quoted by City News Service as saying. "I know it's not politically correct today, but in 1961 they did not write the race as African -- they would write the race as Negro."