On December 15, 2011, Bill Donohue filed a formal complaint with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in St. Paul, Minnesota against attorney Naomi Isaacson for making a series of patently anti-Catholic remarks. The case was referred to the courts in Wisconsin, where Isaacson is also licensed. On March 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin suspended her for one year and ordered her to pay $6,600 in court costs.

Below is an excerpt of Isaacson’s bigoted comments that triggered the complaint:

  • She called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher [who is not Catholic] “Popess Dreher” and “a secret Catholic Knight Witch Hunter.”
  • She called U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis O’Brien a “dastardly Jesuit.”
  • She called the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee a “mindless numbnut [who] would follow church orders with a vengeance.”
  • She accused judges and trustees of conspiring to liquidate the company’s assets “for pennies,” saying the proceeds will go “to members of the Catholic Church.”
  • She referred to a contempt-of-court order by Judge Dreher, saying, “We may as well flush her papal bull order down the toilet.”
  • She said the court “is an arm of the church to force the minority to be converted or face the consequences just like during the Dark and Middle Ages.”
  • She called one trustee “Grand Inquisitor.”
  • She said Judge O’Brien converted the case to Chapter 7 “on papal orders.”
  • She accused the Church of bringing illegal immigrants to America “so their population can outrun that of the Protestants and they can turn the country into another Spain.”
  • She said: “The Catholic Church has millions of Jesuits working undercover around the country to fulfill the church’s agenda. They give orders, pull the strings, and their puppets like Nancy Dreher jump like zombies.”

Last September, the Catholic League succeeded in getting her equally anti-Catholic lawyer, Rebekah Nett, suspended for a year. Sweet justice. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who supported our case, must be looking down from heaven with a smile.

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