This blog post is being written Saturday and published Monday around noon to avoid dumping too much content on readers over the weekend; most JNS blog readers tune in Monday through Friday from 9 to 4.
As documented in recent blog posts about the ongoing public meltdown of attorney Jill Clark, who is facing disciplinary action before the State Supreme Court and has made numerous filings of late, Clark is now trying to "remove" her disciplinary case and some of her other cases to federal court in Wisconsin.
There is, of course, no jurisdiction in Wisconsin but, like the German warship Graf Spee trying to find safe harbor in Uruguay, Clark isn't letting a little thing like "this state isn't part of the Eighth Circuit" stop her, oh no, FULL SPEED AHEAD.
Losing Money And Clients Along With Her Sanity?
There is evidence, however, that Clark is running out of steam or, worse yet, money for filing fees and clients who are willing to ride this crazy train to the bitter end of the line...
A local attorney who looked into the matter reported the following to this blogger:
The clerk at the District of Minnesota court said that the removals filed by Clark have not been filed because Clark has not paid the filing fee. Thus, they don't appear in PACER or the new cases page.
So that's the case with the MINNESOTA federal court. As for Wisconsin, the same attorney source reports the following.
I called the clerk for the Western District of Wisconsin. They did receive "some papers" from Jill Clark that were unsigned. It may appear in PACER within a week or so, or perhaps returned to Clark for a signature. I can't imagine how removal would be successful, but she is at least trying.
Clark also needs to pay filing fees in Wisconsin or fill out paperwork to get the filing fee waived, click here for a letter that was sent to Clark. It would, of course, be quite an admission by Clark of how far she's fallen if she has to file in forma pauperis like her client Spanky Pete the sex offender.
Revised Big Steaming Pile Of Crazy Document
Looking through the pile of papers received by one Northside resident it appears a document Clark filed in Wisconsin is very similar to the "big steaming pile of crazy" document she tried to file in federal court in Minnesota (click here to view a PDF of that document) but the document filed in Wisconsin shows evidence of substantial revisions. Therefore I have dubbed it the "Revised Big Steaming Pile of Crazy" document.
I do not currently have a PDF copy of this revised document but will share one when I do. Here are, in summary, the changes most readily apparent in the revised document which I do have in hard copy form.
First, numerous clients who appeared in the "Minnesota removal attempt" have been dropped in this "Wisconsin removal attempt." This includes the tragic Yzaguirre family who may be waking up to the fact Clark is sinking and they are likely to sink with her. Indeed, the Yzaguirre's have been ranked No. 1 by this blog as clients most likely to sue Clark for malpractice.
Second, Clark admits she is "losing clients" due to the disciplinary case.
Third, the document contains new wild-eyed paranoia by Clark that she doesn't "feel safe" in the Fourth Judicial District.
Fourth, there are numerous "delicious nuggets of insanity" in the document and you better believe this blogger will be commenting on them like a gourmet of legal lunacy...
Fearful Apostles Flee Clark's Pending Crucifixion
The only clients whose names appear in this "Wisconsin removal attempt" document (the Revised Big Steaming Pile of Crazy) are as follows.
Slumlord Morris Klock.
Level Three Sex Offender Peter Rickmyer, a/k/a Spanky Pete.
Dave Bicking, an activist on numerous issues whose credibility is increasingly being squandered by his association with Clark and her descent into madness.
Jerry Moore, who sued this blogger and lost big-time in the Minnesota Court of Appeals in the Blogosphere Trial of the Century. Incredibly, Clark is trying to "remove" the case she just lost in the Minnesota Court of Appeals to Wisconsin. This, of course, only helps to justify the label "Blogosphere Trial of the Century." This would be a good time for everybody to enjoy a stirring rendition of O Fortuna, wouldn't it?
Jill Clark next lists all her own cases involving Wells Fargo Bank including "unfiled civil litigation." All of this smells like "Clark is in trouble with her bank" and you have to wonder "How much trouble? How much money?"
Clark mentions "pending cases" with the Minnesota Department of Revenue, mentioning both herself, her law firm, and Robin Magee, the Hamline Professor who was fired over not filing income taxes.
Robin Magee is then listed separately, but the matter is described as "not pending." What does that mean, NOT PENDING? Is there a filing number?
Finally, at the very bottom, Clark lists Trisha K. Farkarlun, the woman who falsely accused Minnesota police of rape. Of course, Clark will cling to Farkarlun to the bitter end because, keep in mind, Clark appears to be acting out with her very life and career the stirring legal thriller And Justice For All with Al Pacino. At the center of the plot is a woman who accuses a judge of rape.
Let's all enjoy the climactic scene again, shall we?
But that's it. That's ALL the clients, except one guy who is mentioned in a footnote, Timothy C. Kinley, who "does not have a pending state criminal case but seeks to enjoin the attempt to imprison him in a 'civil' case, 62-f1-96-000163. Notably missing are Nicole and Eric Yzaguirre, James Woodard, "cult guy" Dan Faith Ascheman, Michael Schultz, Nathan Boswell, Daniel Drljic, In Re ADF, the Troy and Arlynn Parker case, the Rew v. Bergstrom case, the Michele Gathje cases, the JACC case, (this includes 15 plaintiffs, one of which is Jerry Moore) the Miller v. Waite case, (what? Clark's former friend Jill M. Waite isn't listed anymore?!) Zachary Hansman's apparent paternity and/or custody case, the two Farheen Hakeem cases, and the Patricia Saenz case.
Some of those cases were "old junk" that probably didn't belong on an attempted removal document anyway, though it's hard to judge "degrees of crazy." All the same, it appears Clark's clients may be attempting their own, er, MASS REMOVAL THE HELL AWAY FROM CLARK. And the filings by Clark hint as much.
A Client Mutiny Aboard A Sinking Ship?
In this most recent filing, Clark says "Clark/her firm(s) have lost clients due to the disciplinary case..." This blogger suspects things will get worse before they get better. There isn't much time left in the 21-day "put up or shut up" order where Clark is required to explain about her so-called medical condition. The question isn't "why is Clark losing clients" (that seems obvious) but rather "Why does Clark have any clients left at all? Are they truly as crazy as her?"
Clark "Intimidated And Afraid For Her Safety"
Jill Clark--who apparently feels perfectly comfortable defending a Level Three Sex Offender and even hiring the "chat line rapist" to come work in her office, now asserts she doesn't feel safe in the Fourth Judicial District. In the previous version of this "steaming pile of crazy" document, Clark said she didn't feel safe in the "Hennepin County Government Center." For all intents and purposes, it's the same place being referenced, though Clark appears to be revising her wording in hopes of, what? More appeals? Beyond a doubt, Clark will try to appeal whatever discipline she receives from the Minnesota State Supreme Court to (OMG!) the UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
But, of course, that will require scraping up the filing fee. For something as wacky as this, Johnny Northside might see if there is some spare change in the sticky center console of my Toyota Camry.
Here is the whole "Clark doesn't feel safe" rant from her revised "steaming pile" brief, as follows.
The following civil cases are being removed, in part, because attorney Clark, who is involved in the representation of these clients, has requested accommodation from the Minnesota Judicial Branch, and from the Fourth Judicial District, Clark has not been provided appropriate accommodation and she has felt intimidated and afraid for her safety and that of her clients, given the frequent threat of "bench" warrants that the Fourth Judicial District has a policy or practice of issuing in violation of the constitutional guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures.
(JNS says, yes, that's all one sentence)
When Clark reported that she did not feel safe in the Fourth Judicial District, the court did not take action, but the Fourth Judicial District on August 30, 2012, referred Clark to the security people, who Clark understands to be subcontractor(s).
Sparkly Rhinestones Of Insanity Make Clark's Document All Spangly
At the end of the document, Clark "electronically signs" four times on behalf of Jill Clark, Esquire, Jill Clark PA, Jill Clark LLC, and just plain old Jill Clark. It's hard not to see those four signatures all signed by the same person and think, "Multiple personalities, crazy train off its tracks, coo coo, coo coo."
Clark's quirky numbering habits in her manifesto-style filings have driven opposing counsel crazy for years, now, but in this most recent filing she seems to have broken free of the confining chains of numbers more than ever. For example, paragraph 39 goes on for 7 and a half pages, with numerous "bullet points."
In her final plea, right above those four crazy-as-all-get-out signatures, Clark asks the federal court in Wisconsin to issue a write of certiorari for the entire state court file "relating to all these matters referenced herein" and helpfully adds "wherever kept including in chambers files or purported administrative files." But then Clark wants all the data to remain "under seal." Clark sounds a great deal like somebody imagining what is inside the magical Willy Wonka chocolate factory and thinking she will get a gold ticket for a tour.
More likely Clark will pay a $350 filing fee or try to become in forma pauperis and then receive a swift, cheese-coated kick in the backside mentioning the word "jurisdiction" at least once but, really, once is all it will take.
Only This Blog Has The Story FOR NOW
The horrible spectacle continues as "counsel for Crazy Town" Jill Clark sinks like a torpedoed ship, and this blog will have every detail, right down to the sound of sauerkraut container implosions and sharks laughing in glee as the S.S. Jill Clark goes down to the bottom. STAY TUNED!