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Who Doesn't Like a Little "Vindictive Enforcement" Every Once in a While?

The Miccosukee Tribe, that's who.

Vindictive enforcement fetishists experts, take a stern yet gentle look at the latest complaint filed by the Miccosukee Tribe against the United States government and various state actors and other lawyers and professionals, pending before Judge Graham.

The causes of action are somewhat unusual:
 57. The United States, acting by and through the Defendants, by engaging in the acts described herein, including, but not limited to, tax examinations without a uniform set of standards or procedures against the MICCOSUKEE TRIBE and its People, receiving unauthorized personal financial records of Tribal members, and engaging in improper dealings with individuals whose legal interests were clearly in conflict and adverse to the legal interests of the  MICCOSUKEE TRIBE and its People.
 It will be interesting to see the motion to dismiss briefing on this one. 

(I like to watch.)


  1. Fucking brilliant.

    Top 5 ever.

  2. Dismissal with Rule 11 sanctions. Who is this lawyer and where did he find his license?

  3. God I love Dana Delaney.

  4. Is that judge xxxxxx?

  5. I would look amazing in those heels.

  6. That complaint is kooky. It reads as If written by a pro se non lawyer. The lawyer who filed it will be kicked out of federal bar.

  7. It ain't over till the fat lady sings. She's warming up her voice as we blogerize.

  8. It looks to me like that complaint is just a vehicle to get out some dirt on Guy Lewis, about why he left the administrative office of the US attorney. Just speculation but that probably was disclosed is some of the other litigation and is subject to confidentiality order.

    Whoever this Roman guy is, he better be getting paid a ton of money up front by the Indians.

  9. What is that sound? Uh oh, its the fat lady singing.

  10. I'll be honest - her heels are too short.


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