Our esteemed editor, William M. Schmalfeldt, Sr., is engaged in an epic battle of good versus evil. This battle will be waged in a courtroom as long as “Evil’s” pro-bono lawyer is not allowed to pull the wool over the Court’s eyes.
That’s a defense lawyer’s job. No offense intended. No matter how heinous and obvious an offense is, it is the defense lawyer’s duty to get the defendants off the hook so they can squirm back into the slime from which they were dredged by the complaint against them.
Schmalfeldt has returned fire with two motions filed today in the US District Court for the District of South Carolina, Florence Division. They appeal to the Court’s common sense, humanity and the search for justice.
The first shot is a Motion in Opposition of the Defense Motion to strangle this young lawsuit in its cradle.
The motion comes with an exhibit.
The second salvo comes in the form of a Memorandum of Law in support of Schmalfeldt’s motion.
As certainly as my friend Marcus Crassus and I stopped the slave rebellion in Rome, by later today you will see WJJ Hoge and his sycophants claiming to “point and laugh” at these motions. They will pretend that the motions are riddled with errors, errors they cannot reveal because that would “educate the monkey.” What that really means is, they foolishly cling to the futile hope that their japing mockery of a pro-se motion written by a non-lawyer will cause the non-lawyer to despair.
Fools. They fail to realize that their mockery is fuel for the fires that burn at their city gates.
While Mr. Schmalfeldt has respect for the defense attorney, he has to be wondering why Mr. Nettles has apparently not explained the foolhardy nature of the defendants’ hubris and preening to them.