Photo by Jeff Skrenes that got accidentally downloaded to by computer, blog post by John Hoff. Jill Clark will tell you she's "outstanding in her field." It's bulls***, of course.
Some of us expected this bullshit.
Facing disciplinary action from the Minnesota Lawyers Board of Professional Responsibility, notorious "legal loon" Jill Clark has filed to run for Chief Justice. Word reaches me by email today from a local attorney, who sent a link. Clark is facing off against Dan Griffith and Lorie Skjerven Gildea. Clark filed yesterday.
Clark has run for judge before, once characterizing herself as "brilliant" because other people tell her all the time she is brilliant. Of course, when your clients are thugs sitting in jail filing appeals, a level three sex offender, the "chat line rapist" and the Yzaguirre "Munster" family, by comparison you ARE brilliant.
It is the belief of this blogger that Clark doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell, but will pick up some votes, here and there, from alienated and disaffected individuals. Running for office gives Clark a new opportunity to characterize the disciplinary charges against her as politically motivated when, in fact, she's a walking, squawking cautionary tale for members of the legal profession.