Thursday, January 5, 2012

Judge fines attorneys for anti-Catholic slurs, orders arrest of one

Less than a month after a Minnesota attorney filed a court document laden with anti-Catholic slurs, the judge who bore the brunt of her comments has ordered her arrested.

Referring to Judge Nancy Dreher, who is not a Catholic, as a “popess” and “a secret Catholic Knight Witch Hunter,” attorney Nancy Isaacson’s filing had stated that “we may as well flush her papal bull order down the toilet.”

“The Catholic Church has millions of Jesuits working undercover around the country to fulfill the Church's agenda,” the memo continued. “They give orders, pull the strings, and their puppets like Nancy Dreher jump like zombies.”

Citing “unsupported and outrageous allegations of bigotry, deceit, conspiracy and scandalous statements against this court,” Judge Dreher ordered Isaacson arrested on contempt-of-court charges after she failed to appear on January 4 to explain her document.

Dreher fined Isaacson $5,000 and also fined Rebekah Nutt--Isaacson’s attorney--$5,000.

Describing the judge and other court employees as “dirty Catholics,” Nutt had said in an earlier court filing that “across the country the court systems and particularly the Bankruptcy Court in Minnesota are composed of a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts that carry the sword of the church.”

“Catholic deeds throughout the history have been bloody and murderous,” added Nutt’s memorandum.


  1. Ah yes. How dare somebody use their free speech rights against the church.

  2. This was not a protected speech or a op-ed.

    This was a court filing. Two very different things. You do not have a full freedom of speech in court. You cannot insult a judge in court or you will find yourself in CONTEMPT of court. This is law school 101.

  3. So what did Judge Dreher, a non-Catholic, do to get called a "popess"?