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.
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claimed another trustee is a "Jesuitess."
Either people live a lot longer in Minnesota, or Ms. Nett is a few centuries out of date. As the story notes: "A Jesuitess is a member of an order of nuns established by the Jesuits but suppressed by Pope Urban VIII in 1633."
12/6/2011 1:51:12 PM
Hmm. Okay, in all honesty she isn't really all that bad.
She just failed to actually read what her client wrote. (According to previous comment).
Sure, an oversight, but not fundy.
Now, whoever that wrote that on the other hand... Geez.
12/6/2011 2:54:24 PM
So Catholics control the courts, Jews control the media, atheists control schools and universities.
Which means that the Illuminati must control the Interne....
12/6/2011 3:03:52 PM
Maybe I'm feeling particularly charitable this evening, but I'm going to advance a hypothesis other than "raging fundy."
Assuming this woman got her law degree at the age of 23, she would be around 35 years old now. It seems unlikely that she would maintain a career without disciplinary problems for twelve years and then suddenly reveal previously hidden bigotry in a court filing.
To me this smells of undiagnosed schizophrenia. It has been documented
that there is an increased incidence of onset in women in their thirties.
It may be religious fervor or it may be mental illness, but I repeat myself.
12/6/2011 4:03:17 PM
What? That just sounds like the comments posted on this site every day? How is this fundie at all?
I guess since a lot of Catholics vote Democrat, they get a free pass.
12/6/2011 4:23:17 PM
I get why she's named Nett: her thinking's full of holes.
12/6/2011 4:57:12 PM
My guess is that the lawyer has an idiot for a client, he yelled at her and insisted that she include all his paranoid shit in the memo, and she finally went "Fine. Have it your way, dumbass!"
12/6/2011 7:52:44 PM
@2-D Man: I lol'd so hard at that.
12/7/2011 2:59:23 AM
I suppose she (Nett) thinks she is Christian, though. Pity she doesn't read the bible and her brief from her client. She is responsible for what is laid before the court. And doesn't the Bible say something about loving your neighbour?
Could there be something here along the lines of contempt of court? Or does such a concept exist in the middle ages?
12/7/2011 3:53:57 AM
Look, as much as I hate the conduct of the jerks IN CHARGE of the Roman Catholic Church, I have no problem with the religion per se. The Mass is beautiful & I have no problems with the religious, devotional, mystical aspects of the faith. Just change some things a bit & adapt to the times & Catholicism would be fine. Allow women clergy, let clergy marry, allow contraception, get tough on the pedos infiltrating the Priesthood, quit harping on homosexuality & reject the "marriage is for baby-making" schpeil. Simple! You'll still stay true to the Catholic way, you wont lose your soul! YEESH!
Concerning, Ms. Nett and/or her client, she's a nimrod! Lay off the Chick Tracts!
12/7/2011 8:54:56 AM
THAT EXPLAINS IT! She's a bespectacled Grey alien!!!
12/7/2011 9:06:50 AM
I think the only reason this isn't getting voted on it that it's so.. crazed and clearly unannounced as to clearly be a random mental collapse, not fundy anything, nor a conspiracy.
If you want votes, send this idiocy to RSTDT.
12/7/2011 2:24:16 PM
I saw the year 1999 in there and flipped. Seriously, I'd expect that sort of nonsense in 1879, but NOW?!
12/7/2011 4:03:58 PM
Dear Ms. Nett;
please come on down here to Virginia and have a go at our Atty.Gen, Ken Cuccinelli. Might as well go after somebody who actually does want to establish Vaticanistan.
12/7/2011 8:17:51 PM
Someone should have told her that Francis E. Dec is a warning and not a role model.
12/7/2011 11:25:00 PM
Just change some things a bit & adapt to the times & Catholicism would be fine. Allow women clergy, let clergy marry, allow contraception, get tough on the pedos infiltrating the Priesthood, quit harping on homosexuality & reject the "marriage is for baby-making" schpeil
If you made those changes what you were left with would no longer be Catholicism.
12/8/2011 1:11:10 AM
Wait a minute, here. None of what SpukiKitty listed are fundamental Catholic dogmas. With that argument, you could claim that mainline Protestant denominations aren't Christian because most of them are at least moderate if not liberal.
Christianity =/= fundamentalism
12/8/2011 7:04:46 AM
If she had said the Court was run by a Jewish cabal, would that have been grounds for disbarment? Accusing the judge and Court officers of being tools of the Vatican isn't that much different.
12/8/2011 7:50:20 AM
Is that a disbarring I smell?
12/8/2011 9:51:36 AM
Nice try Hastings, but you'll never be as bitter about Catholics as Catholics are.
12/8/2011 1:21:01 PM
My goodness! That's not a very nice thing for a lawyer to say. Tsk tsk, Rebekah Nett...
12/8/2011 9:18:09 PM
For a moment, I thought she was going to say the J-word. I think that there is a standard template for the boogeyman of the lunatics.
12/10/2011 4:45:49 AM
Raised by Horses
, but crazier.
12/11/2011 4:56:25 AM