DISBAR THEM BOTH
Catalyst January/February Issue 2012, Front Page
In December, the Catholic League filed two complaints against two attorneys for their incredibly anti-Catholic remarks. While we’ve learned of anti-Catholic comments made in court before, never have we witnessed anything like this.
On November 25, in a legal memorandum filed in the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota, lawyer Rebekah Nett called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher “a Catholic Knight Witch Hunter.” Nett’s client, Naomi Isaccson, wrote the memo. The judge is not Catholic.
The memo also spoke of the “ignoramus bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church,” and the “dirty Catholics” who have engaged in a “bloody and murderous” history. We filed a complaint in both Minnesota and Wisconsin against Nett.
Isaacson is president of Yehud-Monosson USA, named after a joint municipality in Israel; her company used to own gas stations and convenience stores in Minnesota.
While Judge Dreher was weighing a fine against both women for $10,000 each, Isaacson used more utterly bigoted language again. When we learned that she is also an attorney, we filed a complaint against her with the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.
See page 6 for a more thorough rendering of the explicit anti-Catholic remarks made by Nett and Isaacson. In early January we learned that the Minnesota lawyers’ office had already begun an investigation when they received our complaint.