blog post by John Hoff
It's not rocket science, but it appears to be more than self-described "brilliant" lawyer Jill Clark can figure out in her disciplinary proceedings. A lawyer in a proceeding in front of the State Supreme Court is not supposed to send emails to individual justices.
But Clark did just that at 1:24 PM today. (Hmmm, I think I was eating a nice bowl of Vietnamese pho with extra tripe at that exact moment) Within a very short while, Supreme Court Justice Alan Page had fired off a judicial order (click here) telling Clark NOT TO DO THAT KIND OF THING and pointing out her email...
...was not an adequate response to the court's "show cause" order and wouldn't be considered.
"Show cause" in this instance meaning "kindly tell the court why you shouldn't be suspended immediately because you are incapable of competently representing clients in your current mental state."
Tomorrow is D-Day for Clark as she has to get a response filed with the Supreme Court, not that it will make even a little bit of difference. Also, her client Peter "Spanky Pete" Rickmyer has a hearing in federal court in regard to why his case should be kicked out of federal court and sent back to state court, where (I certainly hope) some kind of stiff fees and sanctions are probably waiting. And when I say "stiff," I am making no reference at all to what kind of sick, perverted things Peter did to a little boy in a hotel room in Oklahoma.
Riddle me this:
If Clark's law license is suspended while she's in mid-sentence in a court proceeding, will she be practicing law without a license?
Perhaps not. She would still have a license in FEDERAL court, wouldn't she? But I'm guessing Spanky Pete's case won't be in federal court much longer. And how will Clark stand up in state court and represent Spanky?
In recent voluminous postings on her blog, the cracks in Clark's coconut of lawyerly reasoning are becoming quite apparent. Blogging is a different form of writing than a legal brief, but even on a blog the numbers "5" and "6" come after "4."
The number "7" does not follow "4." Even on a mere blog.
I'm just saying.
Clark also made some reference to how there might be a security issue on her blog. At one point she makes mention of the fact she's blogging from her car. Maybe she feels SAFER in her car? I know I feel safe in my car. I feel safest when I have drinking water, a warm sleeping bag, maybe some canned food. Some reading material, certainly. Maps. Lots of maps. Not just a road atlas, but those free state maps given away at rest stops. I like those maps. They have more detail and show less traveled roads.
With supplies in my car, I know I can face being stranded with mechanical problems, or natural disaster, or be prepared for the need to suddenly drive (VERY FAST!!!!) to Mexico where I'd be virtually beyond the reach of enemies who are in power in our nation's court system. I'm just saying.
Tinfoil is good to have, too, but you can always buy Hershey's chocolate kisses and line the inside of your helmet with that.
(Playing Into Clark's Paranoia Font, my previous three paragraphs)
(I can't help it. It's just too much fun!)
On her blog, Clark makes reference to the fact that, even without a law license, she could become a pro se litigant. That fact was already mentioned and speculated about a long time ago right here on Johnny Northside Dot Com. I fully expect Clark to keep filing crazy lawsuits, even without a law license.
And the answer to that hypothetical situation (Clark as pro se frequent flyer in the courts, suing everybody) is she will need to be declared a Rule 9 frivolous litigant, like Spanky Pete Rickmyer.
So stay tuned! The end game is at hand for Clark's law license and if you read my highly-imaginative PART FIFTY-SEVEN you know the S.S. Jill Clark has taken on water to the level of its decks, the burning superstructure has collapsed, and its battle flag trails in the water. BUT I SINCERELY PROMISE ANOTHER EXTENDED NAUTICAL METAPHOR IS NOT ONLY STILL POSSIBLE, BUT HIGHLY LIKELY!!!!