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In the sedate and sober world of bankruptcy law, one lawyer's memorandum sticks out like a sore loser.

"Across the country the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota, are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church," the Nov. 25 filing said.

It went on to call one bankruptcy judge "a Catholic Knight Witch Hunter," said one trustee was "a priest's boy" and claimed another trustee is a "Jesuitess."

It got worse from there.

Hastings lawyer Rebekah Nett also called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher and other court personnel "dirty Catholics." Then she expressed concerns over what might transpire at a hearing docketed for next week, writing, "Catholic deeds throughout the history have been bloody and murderous."

People who spend their time writing and reading legal documents were stunned.

"I've never seen anything in 30 years of practicing law like this," said Brian Leonard, a bankruptcy trustee. "This is so far over the line, it's in another world."

Nett got her law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There is no record of any disciplinary action against her in either state.

Nett said she didn't want to talk about the memo, but did allow that Dreher "yelled at" her about it Tuesday. She wouldn't elaborate, and Dreher's office declined to comment.

Rebekah Nett, Twincities.com 48 Comments [12/6/2011 4:14:05 AM]
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cdcdrr

I wonder. Would she wear pants in the presence of the pope to show her disrespect for catholicism?

12/6/2011 4:51:34 AM

Darkevilme

Lol wut?

Gentlemen, proof you don't need to be sane to have a law degree.

12/6/2011 5:03:20 AM

freako104

Wow. There are no words. She's a bigot though so shiny mirror maybe

12/6/2011 5:41:40 AM

Mister Spak

Send the spanish inquisition after them. They won't expect it.

12/6/2011 5:58:03 AM

MarylandBear

@Mister Spak
Send the spanish inquisition after them. They won't expect it.

Jarring chord
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

12/6/2011 6:10:24 AM

Din182

Well, she's obviously not Catholic.

12/6/2011 6:31:44 AM

Doubting Thomas

Someone's been reading Chick tracts again!

"Catholic deeds throughout the history have been bloody and murderous."

While I don't disagree, I think she's a nutcase.

12/6/2011 7:12:56 AM

Noneofyourbusiness

A bit of CSTDT here too. Catholics control the courts? That's news to me. Reminds me of the people who think Jews control the media.

12/6/2011 7:27:36 AM

Sherlockian

Just in the interests of accuracy, the next paragraphs in the article are:

Nett also said the views expressed in the filing - which carries her signature - were those of her client. "Did I write what was in that paper? No," she said.

That itself could create problems for the lawyer. Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure says that when a lawyer signs a submission to the court, she is attesting that she believes the submission is supported by evidence or legal argument.

"The lawyer who signs a document is adopting it as her own, and I don't believe that she can avoid responsibility by saying that the client drafted it," said Douglas Heidenreich, who teaches professional responsibility at William Mitchell College of Law.


12/6/2011 8:11:16 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Across the country the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota, are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church,"

"Hastings lawyer Rebekah Nett also called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher and other court personnel "dirty Catholics."

I wonder how many cases you've won, Rebekah Nutt? Your powers of persuasion must make you the darling of the Minnesota & Wisconsin circuit; both juries and judge(s). That future SCOTUS post awaits! [/mega-sarcasm]

@Sherlockian

"Just in the interests of accuracy, the next paragraphs in the article are:

'Nett also said the views expressed in the filing - which carries her signature - were those of her client. "Did I write what was in that paper? No," she said.'

That itself could create problems for the lawyer. Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure says that when a lawyer signs a submission to the court, she is attesting that she believes the submission is supported by evidence or legal argument."

I don't know how severe the penalties are for charges of perjury in the US legal system, but in the UK, they are ultra-brutal. Just ask Jeffrey Archer.

Becky is fucked. [/Schadenfreude] >:D

12/6/2011 8:31:41 AM

Osiris

Catholics control the courts, Jews control the banks, atheists control the schools, and somehow people like Rebekah Nett don't see how any of these contradicting groups working together doesn't make any kind of sense at all.

12/6/2011 8:33:54 AM

J. James

Sometimes we forget that Catholics were once the Moslems and Sharia of their day, once upon a time.

How anachronistic.

12/6/2011 9:07:27 AM

breakerslion

"It went on to call one bankruptcy judge 'a Catholic Knight Witch Hunter,...'"

Well, thank goodness you weren't up against a Knight Elf Mohawk. I pity the fool!


12/6/2011 9:14:05 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Okay, someone has been reading too much Jack Chick...

12/6/2011 9:31:36 AM

aaa

What is this shit.

12/6/2011 9:52:44 AM

Mister Spak

@Osiris:

"Catholics control the courts, Jews control the banks, atheists control the schools, and somehow people like Rebekah Nett don't see how any of these contradicting groups working together doesn't make any kind of sense at all."

You left out the muslims controlling the White House and congress.



12/6/2011 10:31:21 AM

Veras_the_Brujah

I'm going to try to maintain my faith in humanity here. I'm going to hope that she wrote this as a joke, and she filed it on accident. I doubt that this is the case, but I'm keeping the hope alive

12/6/2011 11:20:57 AM

Anon

>>Sherlockian

Just in the interests of accuracy, the next paragraphs in the article are:

Nett also said the views expressed in the filing - which carries her signature - were those of her client. "Did I write what was in that paper? No," she said.

That itself could create problems for the lawyer. Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure says that when a lawyer signs a submission to the court, she is attesting that she believes the submission is supported by evidence or legal argument.

"The lawyer who signs a document is adopting it as her own, and I don't believe that she can avoid responsibility by saying that the client drafted it," said Douglas Heidenreich, who teaches professional responsibility at William Mitchell College of Law. <<

Perhaps this is an attempt to argue diminished capacity on the part of the client?

12/6/2011 11:28:23 AM

SomeoneYouKnow

@ Mister Spak and MarylandBear:

Fetch the comfy chair!

12/6/2011 11:36:00 AM

Anon-e-moose

@Brendan Rizzo

"someone has been reading too much Jack Chick...

But worth it only for the lulz. Both art and story-wise.

@Osiris

"Catholics control the courts"

Well, Beckypoos here could always move to the very Protestant, Church of England UK, and it's barristers and judges who have to swear fealty to Queen Elizabeth II, head of said protestant Church of England; one of said judges here is Cherie Blair, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

...oh yes, that's right. As of 2007 onwards, Tony & Cherie Blair are devout Roman Catholics. >:D

"Jews control the banks"

...and the UK's Chief Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks, who - as he's in our House of Lords - is Lord Sacks. Then he's also joined in Parliament by one of our most famous captains of industry & commerce, Lord Sugar. Thus, Beckypoos...:



X3

12/6/2011 11:50:00 AM

2-D Man

"I've never seen anything in 30 years of practicing law like this,"

This is the part that made me laugh the most. I don't think he said what he meant to say.

12/6/2011 11:51:50 AM

Old Viking

I can't help wondering how much she contributes to Catholic Charities.

12/6/2011 12:23:43 PM

Giardano Bruno

As a Catholic, I think we are a bunch of cunts but it's only us who are allowed to say so. Yes I know that's illogical.

12/6/2011 12:31:42 PM

Checkmate

Hi Becky!!



Aww, cute.

A dirty Protestant heretic? ;-)

Dreher "yelled at" her

So what? As a old saying goes: "there's no excuse for being brazen and impudent, never ever."

12/6/2011 1:35:56 PM

TheJebusFire

Proof that you don't have to be smart to get a law degree.

12/6/2011 1:48:03 PM
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