Tuesday, May 22, 2007

You have violated my fargin' rights

Chances are your town has a resident vexatious litigant. ("Vexatious litigant" is lawyerspeak for "somebody who is really angry and files a lot of lawsuits, but the suits are always groundless and he/she never wins.") In Anchorage, the number-one local vexatious litigant is Daniel DeNardo.

Daniel got sacked from his job with the state oil board in the late 70s because he refused to pay a hundred bucks worth of union dues. That sparked his glorious ride across the Alaska court system, full of diatribes, attempts to re-litigate previously litigated claims, accusations of embezzlement of student loans by public officials, and appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. He's petitioned for certiorari 13 times, and is 0 for 13.

Like many such cranks, DeNardo decided it would be worthwhile to run for public office. He was an Alaska Independence Party candidate for governor in 2006. Check out his answers to the Alaska Family Council's Candidate Questionnaire, which might have been a little more... enthusiastic than the AFC was hoping for.

Q. Would you support a Constitutional amendment to change the judicial selection process?
A. Yes. The Zionists who reject Christ Jesus dominate the judicial process, including the Judicial Conduct Commission.

DeNardo also has the honor of nearly starting World War III.

In the late 1980s, Daniel decided it would be a good idea to go to the recording office in Nome and get his property interests on the islands of Wrangel, Herald, Henrietta, Bennett, and Jeannette recorded. Thankfully, the recording office refused his request, for two reasons. One, he didn't actually own any property on the islands, and two, the islands were actually part of the U.S.S.R.

The Alaska Supreme Court averted a possible crisis by ruling that DeNardo couldn't file for ownership of Soviet land in America.

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