Monday, November 2, 2009
The Wyoming Supreme Court summarily affirmed a district court's order of summary judgment against two appellants after striking the appeals briefs "due to Appellant's repeated use of disrespectful language against the district court, this Court, and others." The brief cast aspersions at a federal district judge who presided over a federal case involving the appellants, "include[d] innuendo about the potential for bribing judges," and "criticize[d] the members of a particular religion." The court does not give any details:
While a curious onlooker may be interested in the exact nature of [the] criticisms and disrespectful language, this Court will not sully this order, or the Court's files, with the language used...Suffice it to say that [the] digressions were numerous and improper.
One of the appellants is an inactive member of the New Mexico Bar. The court sent the order to that bar "for whatever action it deems appropriate." (Mike Frisch)