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Judge fines attorneys for anti-Catholic slurs, orders arrest of one

Catholic World News - January 05, 2012

Less than a month after a Minnesota attorney filed a court document laden with anti-Catholic slurs, the judge who bore the brunt of her comments has ordered her arrested.

Referring to Judge Nancy Dreher, who is not a Catholic, as a “popess” and “a secret Catholic Knight Witch Hunter,” attorney Nancy Isaacson’s filing had stated that “we may as well flush her papal bull order down the toilet.”

“The Catholic Church has millions of Jesuits working undercover around the country to fulfill the Church's agenda,” the memo continued. “They give orders, pull the strings, and their puppets like Nancy Dreher jump like zombies.”

Citing “unsupported and outrageous allegations of bigotry, deceit, conspiracy and scandalous statements against this court,” Judge Dreher ordered Isaacson arrested on contempt-of-court charges after she failed to appear on January 4 to explain her document.

Dreher fined Isaacson $5,000 and also fined Rebekah Nutt--Isaacson’s attorney--$5,000.

Describing the judge and other court employees as “dirty Catholics,” Nutt had said in an earlier court filing that “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.”

“Catholic deeds throughout the history have been bloody and murderous,” added Nutt’s memorandum.

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  • Posted by: JR - Jan. 05, 2012 10:41 PM ET USA

    "a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts"? Rarely is bigotry so amusing! Let's go, fellow Catholics, it's time to "jump like zombies"! (Laughing My Scapular Off!)

  • Posted by: Wolf of Gubbio - Jan. 05, 2012 6:53 PM ET USA

    It's all terribly, terribly unprofessional of Nancy and her accompanying nutt. And also very, very stupid.

  • Posted by: rpp - Jan. 05, 2012 5:05 PM ET USA

    Really, the lawyer making these claims and supporting these grotesque expression of bigotry has the name of "Nutt"? Really? you can't make this stuff up.

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