Some time ago, I published a quickie blog story about loony lawyer Jill Clark's latest "submission" to federal court. I say "submission" and not "filing" because, like her sex offender client Peter "Spanky Pete" Rickmyer, Jill's right to willy-nilly file paper in court has now been restricted to a great degree.
So Jill's latest document was a submission for judicial review, not an actual filing. Click here for a PDF of the document. This blog posting will be an analysis and commentary about this document but feel free to draw your own conclusions; not that you need MY permission...
Is Johnny Northside Trying To Control Jill Clark's Mind?
One anonymous commenter on this blog dubbed this document a "steaming pile of crazy" and I thought the phrase deserved to be amplified in a headline.
Of all the loony, off-kilter documents Jill has filed in the last several years, this one is in a category by itself. One local lawyer told me my blog appears to have been influencing Clark, in particular the way I published a "roll all of the damned" listing as many of her current clients as I could determine and trying to account for staff.
It's almost like Clark is saying, "No, THIS is the actual roll call and I assure you the casualty toll from the sinking of the S.S. Jill Clark is even HIGHER than you could document!"
And then there's the prominent mention of Nicole and Eric Yzaguirre in Clark's most recent filing. On July 28, this blog speculated that Eric Yzaguirre was getting special treatment apart from the rest of Clark's clients because he's the most "angry and unpredictable," the most likely to make a stink over Clark's double failure as his advocate in both a civil and criminal case. Recently, both Eric Yzaguirre and his sister had bench warrants issued, a fact directly attributable to Clark's inability to appear as their advocate in court. (It appears even Jill Clark herself would agree with that previous sentence based on statements in the "steaming pile of crazy.")
Desperate Last Moments Of The SS Jill Clark?
The frantic tone of this document and what it attempts to accomplish says quite a bit about what's happening in Jill Clark's increasingly chaotic world, her law career sinking like a torpedoed aircraft carrier.
In the midst of such a fiery and sprawling maritime disaster, innovation becomes the norm. A piano transforms into a life raft. A small child is hurled like a sack of potatoes. Those who were last in line elbow their way to the front. Papers drift across wooden decks awash with cold ocean water as a bald and strange little man tries to gather up the soaking wet documents, muttering something about fried chicken and somebody deserving a spanking.
Oh, the humanity!
Ultimately, It's The Trees That Suffer
Considering how many people supposedly received this document in the mail (based on the recipients listed on the Service Memorandum page) the postage alone was a tidy sum, not to mention the paper and all the labor of making photocopies, stapling (Clark is terrible at stapling) stuffing envelopes. Who helped with this? Jill's client "Spanky Pete "Rickmyer seems to be hanging around all the time. Did he lick some envelopes?
Intended recipients of the "steaming pile" included the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, (this will not endear Clark to them as they decide on her disciplinary charges) the state attorney general, the unemployment bureau, the Fourth, Tenth and First Judicial District Court Administrators, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and the Minneapolis Attorney's Office, the Anoka County Attorney, the Carver County Attorney and, like a kind of afterthought, "defense/plaintiff counsel in civil cases."
Caption For A Case That Does Not Exist
The document submitted to the court--and purportedly cc'd to all the busy, important people listed above to brighten their day--purports to be a petition for removal of cases (from state courts to federal court) and a list of claims seeking an injunction. The letters "TRO" are sprinkled around in the Service Memorandum, which stands for Temporary Restraining Order.
Yes, it appears Clark wants some kind of "temporary restraining order" on the state courts dealing with her many cases, and she wants the federal court to grant it. That would be the same federal court which told her, "Don't file anything else in your disciplinary case without our explicit permission" but did not add "you three wheeled loon wagon" but was probably thinking that thought, really loud.
Trying to conjure a case out of thin air--a case which includes all her OTHER cases, a sort of "meta-case," if you will--the case is entitled State of Minnesota v. Nicole Yzaguirre, Eric Yzaguirre, James Woodard, and Dan Faith Aschemann, Michael Shultz, and other clients of Jill Clark, 1.
If you're a picky English Major type like I am, you're probably wondering what that word "and" is doing in the case caption, or that numeral "1" at the end which appears to be a typo. The document is full of typos, actually, not the least of which is three different misspellings in one short case caption, that being the infamous "True JACC" lawsuit over control of the Jordan Area Community Council, dubbed by this blog "The Suit That Never Ends." But in the case of that numeral "1," it appears somebody creating this document didn't know how to make correct footnotes; they simply inserted numerals.
I have no explanation for the extra "and" in the caption; though it seems to serve as some kind of border between the criminal and civil clients. Some of the documents are signed by attorney Julie Delgado-Oneil but then there's an "e signed" declaration by Jill Clark. Some amusing discussions take place in attached emails about some unknown person at Clark's office using the email account "Temporary Manager," as well.
Roll Call Of The Damned, Criminal Cases
The frantic desperation, the burning of midnight oil is apparent in virtually every sentence of this document. If there were a soundtrack, it would be The End by The Doors.
Without any wind-up, the document makes its pitch: please remove these cases, all of these Jill Clark cases listed, to federal court.
The first case listed is Nicole Yzaguirre's charges for aiding and abetting a forged treasury check, allegedly. The document claims "no pleadings ever served" and this becomes a sort of mantra as the cases are listed. Eric Yzaguirre is listed next and a bizarre little claim is added. Supposedly Eric was "given a citation by police for watching them while he was in his own yard." But then the document adds, "That citation has not yet been filed and at this time is not pending in the state court."
So the point of mentioning the citation was what? It's evidence of a police conspiracy? Clark wants to remove the case even though it's not even filed, yet? Clark is trying to do every little thing she can for Eric Yzaguirre because he's the most likely to complain about her blistering incompetence and/or sue Jill Clark for malpractice along with his sister? I'm going with the last one.
Nicole Yzaguirre is pictured below, on the right.
Facebook image, used under First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism
Next listed is State of Minnesota v. James Woodard. This seems to involve an argument Woodard might be "twice held in jeopardy." Woodard is facing charges of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. My previous "roll call of the damned" noted he had a jury trial scheduled for July 31. Looks like that jury trial has been bumped up to October 11.
State of Minnesota v. Dan Faith Ascheman is the case with the "weird cult guy," extensively covered here on Johnny Northside, click here and also here. This case is listed along with an assertion that a pending probation violation action is a violation of a Minnesota Rule of Criminal Procedure, 6.03 Subd. 4 and, furthermore, the document asserts this rule is being routinely violated ALL THE TIME.
What a fascinating legal argument. Too bad it's Jill Clark and her brood of nuthatches twittering about it because their odds of getting anywhere are about as good as Spanky Pete's odds of getting a date with the Olsen Twins.
State of Minnesota v. Michael Schultz. This name did not previously appear on my "roll call of the damned" blog post and brings the toll from the sinking of the S.S. Jill Clark to 31. The Schultz case appears to involve a guy trying to void his criminal conviction with new evidence and, god forbid, he's required to describe this new evidence to the court (for public record) and to the prosecuting attorney before filing a federal civil rights case.
The case number (10-CR-08-483) allows me to determine this is Michael Lee Schultz, born 6/27/88 and a resident of Carver, Minnesota. He had eight charges against him but was only convicted of three: First degree damage to property, (foreseeable risk of bodily harm) DWI, and Fourth Degree Assault on a Peace Officer, which involves demonstrable bodily harm and/or throwing or transferring bodily fluids.
I wonder what the "new evidence" is and whether it involves the bodily fluids?
Well, moving deeper into the "steaming pile of crazy,"the next case listed is State of Minnesota v. Nathan Boswell. I was unaware this case had any life left in it. This brings the toll from the sinking of the S.S. Clark up to 32.
This appears to involve another of the "6.03 Subd 4" violations (alleged) like Clark is complaining about in the Ascheman case. Breaking into casual and non-lawyerly language, the document says, lazily, in a parenthetical note, "don't think 'complaint' ever served on him because he was picked up by cops and in juvey jail when I first saw him."
State of Minnesota v. Daniel Drljic. This guy has a pretrial hearing scheduled in only two weeks over some driving without insurance and after suspension charges. Clark was this guy's attorney when he was convicted of six counts pertaining to aiding and abetting burglary, possessing burglary tools, etc.
The next case gets very complicated. It's listed as In Re ADF and appears to be involve a juvenile; however, it is NOT the old juvenile case Clark was previously "admonished" over, click here for details. THAT old case is "In Re RNT."
Clark is asking for the ADF case to be removed to federal court, as well, and complains that defendants have not been properly served. I was unaware of this case and will count A.D.F. as another victim in the sinking of the S.S. Clark. Furthermore, being a juvenile there is at least one parent who is linked to this child and likely to be intimately involved in the case. This brings the toll from the sinking to 33 and 34.
The Mysterious Clark Law Firm Entity Named "Temporary Manager"
The document then lists civil cases Clark would like to remove to federal court because "attorney Clark is subject at any moment to the de-activation of her state law license." The document yammers that Clark can no longer communicate with the state courts through somebody at Clark's law firm using the email account name "Temporary Manager." An email is attached from Judge Peter Cahill in which the judge demands that actual people with actual names on their email need to communicate with the court, and somebody called "Temporary Manager" will no longer be able to send "anonymous" emails because it's not consistent with a lawyer's duty of "candor" with the court.
Roll Call Of The Damned, Civil Cases
Arlynn Parker, et al, v. Spire Federal Credit Union. This is the case in which perennial "also ran" Troy Parker is involved and has been previously covered by this blog.
Rew v. Bergstrom.
The two Michele Gathje cases. One of the cases involves a defendant named Schlemmer and I received word recently that a "Schlemmer" case was dismissed. Klock v. City of Minneapolis. Two Peter Rickmyer cases; including one in which this blog and blogger are named as a defendant but no service has taken place. Rickmyer is currently being hammered hard for attorney fees in one of those cases, click here for recent coverage.
Two cases filed by Dave Bicking. Fascinating. I didn't know these cases were still alive in any way. So Bicking takes the toll in the sinking of the SS Clark up to 35. By the way, I quit the Green Party some weeks ago and I will write about it soon; but suffice to say Dave Bicking's filing of baseless lawsuits against public officials is one of the reasons.
Here is a link to coverage of Bicking's wrongheaded lawsuit against Chief Dolan, click here. And here is one to the lawsuit against Donald Bellfield. This is a shameful waste of society's resources by somebody who should be wise enough to know better and brings disrepute on the Green Party.
Jerry Moore v. Don Allen, et al. This case, which was just ruled upon by the Minnesota State Court of Appeals as though Clark's little "removal" attempt didn't even exist, should be listed under its proper caption in Appeals Court; Jerry Moore v. John Hoff a/k/a Johnny Northside. One of the few positive contributions Clark has made to the judicial system was to lose this case in such a spectacular and precedent setting way.
The "True JACC" case. Incredibly, when listing this case the document managed to achieve three misspellings of names:
Plaintiff "Ethylon" Brown is not "Evelyn."
Ethylon Brown doesn't have an "e" at the end of her surname.
Defendant Michael Browne DOES have an "e" at the end of HIS surname.
The State Court of Appeals has ruled on the JACC case but there's still action taking place in the appeals court over enormous attorney fees. This might be a good place to note the "mass removal to federal court" document filed by Clark ignores niceties about timelines for removal. The time to seek removal to federal court isn't, for example, just several days before the State Appeals Court is going to rule on the Blogosphere Trial of the Century in Moore v. Hoff. On an almost daily basis, laymen who are pro se and in forma pauperis file things in court not nearly as "legally insane" as this document. Despite being a practicing lawyer for decades, Clark has managed to achieve a level of lawyerly skill considerably LESS than people untrained in the law and, worse, she's not the only one filing this crap on her behalf.
Clark has already carved out for herself a legendary position in the annals of lawyer meltdown tales; and the story is not nearly at an end. But has the story already peaked? How will Clark manage to top reports she was awake for 7 days straight and admissions by her husband that he locked her out of phone, email and computers? I would suggest various dramatic actions Clark could take, but given my mind-control abilities over her (I'm only half-joking, here) I'm afraid I might INFLUENCE her.
Evidence Of A Financial Meltdown At Jill Clark PA
The next cases listed involve Clark herself: Jill Clark and Jill Clark PA v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA and second party claim Wells Fargo, NA v. Jill Clark and Jill Clark PA. (This is listed as "unfiled civil litigation, pending")
Spectacular. Clark tried to remove something to federal court BEFORE it was filed in State Court. It takes a law-trained mind to appreciate this rare vintage of legal lunacy.
Also listed is Wells Fargo Bank, NA v. Jill E. Clark, 27-CV-11-3331.
Fall Of The House Of Jills
Miller v. Waite is the case involving Jill M. Waite, who used to be Jill Clark's "partner in crime" in law practice. After not paying her income taxes for, like, years, Waite was suspended from the practice of law in Minnesota. Though the period of suspension is past, this blogger is not aware of any evidence that Waite is practicing law again. (If I had any evidence like that, it would be newsworthy and I would publish it ASAP)
So Clark is representing her buddy. It's sad and touching. Also listed is In Re Waite, which appears to be the lawyer discipline case involving Waite, click here for a link to the actual ruling in that case.
Sooner or later, there will be a case called In Re Clark and then Clark and Waite will be "two Jills of a kind," just like the title of the Star Tribune article written at the height of their "empire of crazy."But for now the question is "why is In Re Waite listed in this document? Does Clark seriously think removal to federal court is possible? In Re Waite has already been decided at the STATE SUPREME COURT LEVEL."
It appears in the course of throwing noodles at the wall and seeing what sticks, Clark has thrown an excessive amount of noodles at the wall, including the noodle between her ears she uses for thinking. So far, there is no word of ANYTHING sticking to the legal wall, including the filing ITSELF which is merely submitted for "review," not actual filing.
This insanity will be continued, folks. We're not even halfway through the document and the next portion taps a rich vein of crazy. Stay tuned for more of the horrifying Fall Of The House Of Jills in Part Twenty Six of The Madness Of Jill Clark.