Thursday, October 17, 2013

Four Strikes and You're Out

"We allowed counsel four opportunities to file a brief that complies with the Rules. We grant the Attorney General's motion to strike the fourth opening brief and take the rare step of removing counsel."
Counsel's briefing has unreasonably interfered with and disrupted the orderly process of this appeal. There is no reason to believe he will comply with an order allowing him a fifth opportunity to file an opening brief to which the Attorney General, or this court, could intelligently respond.
For something really scary as we approach Halloween, read it all here.
See also the Oct. 17 MetNews article C.A., in Unusual Move, Boots Retained Lawyer from Case: Panel Declines to Dismiss Appeals, Says Client Should Not Suffer for Attorney's 'Ineptitude'