Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Catholic League is filing a formal complaint in Minnesota and Wisconsin against attorney Rebekah Nett (she is licensed in both states):

On November 25, a legal memorandum was filed in the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota by lawyer Rebekah Nett calling U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher “a Catholic Knight Witch Hunter.” Nett’s client, Naomi Isaacson, wrote the memo.

“Across the country the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota,” the memo said, “are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church.” Moreover, one trustee was called “a priest’s boy,” and another was branded a “Jesuitess.” For her part, Nett called Dreher and other court personnel “dirty Catholics,” adding that “Catholic deeds throughout the [sic] history have been bloody and murderous.”

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.

Judge Dreher, who has never been a Catholic, is considering whether to fine Nett and Isaacson $10,000 each for the name-calling.

We hope that Judge Dreher proceeds with the fine. We are filing a formal complaint with the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board and a formal grievance with the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation. Nett should not only be sanctioned, she deserves to be disbarred.

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