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UPDATE: Birthers’ Record Is Worse Than I Thought

Last week I mentioned that the lawsuit (if you can call it that) filed against me, the President of the United States, and a number of other dignitaries by birther/dentist/lawyer Dr. Orly Taitz had been dismissed. I also mentioned having seen…


Orly Taitz Now 0-158?

I saw a chart the other day that was said to contain information about every "birther" lawsuit that's been filed, and according to that chart, including appellate decisions the birthers' record is currently 0-157. I can't vouch for that number,…


Orly Taitz Is Trying to Sue Me, I Think

The publicity would probably be good but she doesn't seem to be able to do it right. I occasionally write a column for Forbes.com, and a few months ago I wrote something about the nutballs who were then running in…


TIP: Get Legal Advice Before Turning Yourself In

Sometimes you have a big decision to make and it's the kind of decision for which you really do need legal advice. This is sometimes expensive, but an attorney may be able to answer important questions for you. Such as—and…


Carreon v. The Oatmeal: Plaintiff Continues to Dig [Updated]

As Popehat has already covered in detail here (see also Adam Steinbaugh), Charles Carreon has again escalated his frivolous lawsuit against Matthew Inman (creator of The Oatmeal), IndieGoGo, and two charities (the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Foundation). This…


One Hearing, Nine Important Tips

As usual, these tips concern things you should not do. The following excerpts are from R. v. Covey (2001), in which the court held Covey was a "vexatious litigant," meaning he can't file further cases without court approval because he has filed…


Inmate Sues Himself for Violating His Civil Rights

Here's another example of autolitigation, which like the story in yesterday's post is not new but is worth adding to the archive. Unlike the story in yesterday's post, however, in which it was not inconceivable that there might have been some…



Today in Pro Se Litigation

Two interesting CNS reports of newly filed cases (actually filed yesterday, so yes, I guess this should be "Yesterday in Pro Se Litigation," Mr. Headline-Fact-Checker-Guy). The first one was filed by someone who has appeared here before: Joan Newberger v….


Shoe Applied to Witness

This could have been a fairly mundane tale about why accused felons who choose to represent themselves usually end up being convicted felons. The defendant, Morgan Armstrong, was represented by counsel in the first of three trials he faced for…