A couple years ago I wrote about an attorney in Minnesota named Rebekah Nett who had endeared herself in a bankruptcy case by filling a legal brief with bigoted slurs against the judge. Nett seems to have gone to the Larry Klayman school of legal writing, somehow believing that briefs should be filled with political …
Category Archive: Judicial/Legal
Dec 03 2013
Nov 19 2013
PoliticsUSA, a highly partisan liberal website, has an article accusing Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas of violating federal judicial ethics standards by appearing at a Federalist Society fundraising dinner. But they dishonestly quote the judicial code of conduct in the process.
Nov 12 2013
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against New Jersey’s new law banning therapists from conducting “reversion therapy” to magically transform gay people into straight people. There are actually two suits, one filed by a therapist and another by the parents of a 15 year old boy who allegedly wants such therapy. Both were …
Nov 05 2013
I love coming across hilarious legal filings and Alex Songe pointed me to this one that is brilliant. In a criminal case, the prosecutor asked the judge to instruct the defense attorney to stop referring to them as “the government” (as in “the government hasn’t proven its case). This is very common terminology in a …
Oct 30 2013
Remember the judge in Tennessee who unilaterally forced a child’s name to be changed from Messiah to something else, over the objections of both parents (who were in court to argue over the child’s last name)? She’s now facing formal judicial ethics charges over it.
Oct 23 2013
You may vaguely remember Phillip Kline as the former Kansas attorney general who was absolutely obsessed with shutting down abortion clinics and harassing George Tiller. The Kansas Supreme Court has now unanimously voted to sanction Kline, suspend his law license and condemn him for a “substantial pattern of misconduct.”
Oct 18 2013
A West Michigan woman who worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has sued that organization, claiming that she was fired after getting divorced while two men were allowed to divorce and remarry while keeping their jobs. It’s unclear whether the suit has much of a chance of succeeding.
Oct 05 2013
Remember Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul who spent some $150 million trying to get Republicans, particularly Newt Gingrich, elected in 2012? He just lost a defamation lawsuit he filed against a Democratic group and was ordered to pay their legal fees too.
Oct 03 2013
Remember when the Worldnetdaily filed a $250 million lawsuit against Esquire magazine for a satirical post about Jerome Corsi’s birther book being pulled from store shelves? A federal judge quickly dismissed the case but WND appealed and their crack attorney, Larry Klayman, will give the oral argument on Thursday.
Sep 27 2013
Former Bush administration official and ambassador C. Boyden Gray makes a staggeringly dishonest argument in the Moonie Times about the three open seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and attempts by Republicans to strip those seats so Obama can’t nominate judges to fill them.
Sep 20 2013
Remember Andrew Shervill, the staggeringly obnoxious bigot who got fired for stalking Chris Armstrong, the gay student body president at the University of Michigan’ a few years ago? His defamation suit against Armstrong’s attorney was just dismissed by a federal judge.
Sep 13 2013
Sen. Chuck Grassley has been promoting a plan that would strip three currently open seats from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in a transparent attempt to prevent President Obama from being able to fill them and leaving conservatives in the majority in that circuit. But Judge Timothy Tymkovich, the very …
Sep 10 2013
After the documentary film Mission Congo, which accuses Pat Robertson of using his Operation Blessing charity to help his investments in mining in Africa, debuted at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend, Robertson is considering filing a lawsuit against the makers of that film.
Aug 27 2013
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Donald Trump, accusing him of setting up a fraudulent “university” to teach people how to get rich like him and failing to follow through on the promises made to those who paid exorbitant amounts of money for the program.
Aug 14 2013
A lot of people are up in arms, and justifiably so, over a judge in Tennessee forcibly changing the name of a child from Messiah to Martin. The judge’s arguments for her actions range from the trivial to the clearly unconstitutional because they’re based on her own religious views.