Peter Richard Stephenson, a/k/a Peter Rickmyer, a Level Three Sex Offender who neighbors refer to as Creepy Pete, Spanky Pete, Pete The Pervert, Pete The Pedophile, and other names, has already been declared a frivolous litigant. That happened back in May of 2010, click here.
Despite being unable to file lawsuits without an attorney to sign off on the filings, Spanky Pete is more or less a fixture at the Hennepin County Government Building. With help from his attorney, Jill Clark, who may be just weeks from having a suspended law license, Rickmyer has managed to keep one of his lawsuits alive in court. That's the lawsuit which names this blogger but has not yet been served on this blogger, partly due to my being away in Afghanistan for most of a year.
Now, despite the fact there's ALREADY an order in place restricting Pete's filings, Assistant Judge Peter A. Cahill has seen fit to write ANOTHER order, making excruciatingly clear what the restrictions are on Pete the Pervert's filings, as follows...
In Re The Matter of Peter Rickmyer
WHEREAS, the Honorable Robert Blaeser, in an order dated May 17, 2010, ordered that Peter Rickmyer may not file any new cases unless an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota has signed the complaint and the Chief Judge or Presiding Judge of Civil has approved and that the Clerk of Court not accept any filings from Mr. Rickmyer unless these conditions have been met.
WHEREAS, Peter Rickmyer is attempting to file petitions and documents in closed case 27-cv-09-30329, which has been dismissed, characterizing the documents as an amended petition in an effort to circumvent Judge Blaeser's 2010 order; wherefore,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED,
1.) Until further order of this court, Peter Rickmyer, or an agent on behalf of Peter Rickmyer, may not file any new cases unless an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota has signed the complaint or petition and the Chief Judge has specifically approved the filing by written order. The signed, written order must accompany the document at time of filing.
2.) Until further notice of this Court, Peter Rickmyer, or an agent on behalf of Peter Rickmyer, may file documents in open cases to which he is a party as long as an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota has signed the document.
3.) Until further order of this Court, Peter Rickmyer, or an agent on behalf of Peter Rickmyer, may not file any documents in closed cases unless the Chief Judge has specifically approved the filing by written order. The signed, written order must accompany the document at time of filing.
4.) Until further order of this Court, the Clerk of Court shall not accept any document submitted by or on behalf of Peter Rickmyer unless these conditions are met.
5.) Until further order of this Court, if Peter Rickmyer has a document to be filed with the District Court under paragraphs one or three, he is to email the proposed document to the Chief Judge for consideration. The Chief Judge will consider the document and issue a written order regarding whether the document may be filed. Requests to file documents will not be accepted in person or by telephone. The Chief Judge may be contacted at (his Honorable email address).
6.) Peter Rickmyer's request to submit an amended petition and various other documents in case 27-cv-09-30329 is denied.
(His Honor's signature)
A few things to add. First of all, I have looked into the matter but I've been unable to determine which case is 27-cv-09-30329. It just doesn't show up when I search for it in all the usual ways.
Second, this order really restricts Pete, even more than he was restricted by the letter of the previous order. (And Pete should have had enough sense to read into the SPIRIT of that previous order, but good sense has never been Pete's strong point) The only leeway Pete has involves the current court case, and even then every filing must be made by an attorney. Between the lines, the order seems to say, "There's really no reason for you to speak to court officials, since you can't file anything in person or without an attorney. SO GET OUT OF THE GOVERNMENT CENTER ALREADY, YOU PERVERT."
Word I have from a source is Peter Rickmyer has been annoying the living daylights out of people at the legal "self help center," to the point they've reportedly started asking, "This guy can't file anything, anyway, so why is this creep here day after day?"
Of course, failure to abide by this order is, arguably, an instant probation violation. Anybody who needs a copy of this order in PDF form, with the judge's signature and all, can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very amusing "end game" is shaping up here. Ask yourself what happens to Pete and his current lawsuit if Jill Clark is suspended from the practice of law and Peter can't even FILE stuff? Arguably, Clark put Peter in this position in the first place by signing off on his lawsuit but will she be around to follow through?
Magic Eightball says, "Not a snowball's chance."