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Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:24 PM

Top 5 Weirdest Things in Carter Page's Latest Filing in Lawsuit Against DNC

Carter Page filed a lawsuit against the DNC, Marc Elias and the DNC's law firm back in October. Here is a link to the original petition filed in that case https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2179974

The DNC has moved to dismiss and Carter Page file a reply brief that is hilarious. Evidently Carter Page could not find a lawyer and wrote this brief himself. There is a maxim that a person who represents himself has a fool for a client. Here is a fun article with the five top dumb things in Carter Page's brief https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/top-5-weirdest-things-in-carter-pages-latest-filing-in-lawsuit-against-dnc/

The filing contains some cautionary tales for pro se litigants.

Carter Page has submitted this filing all by his lonesome–or, at least, without help from a named attorney. This is generally advised against in high-profile cases, especially those in federal court. While Page makes clear that he is currently studying the law, his inexperience shines through in ways large and small. References to legal standards are occasionally clumsy, rendered fancifully and off-base–or, as noted above, simply missing altogether–and Page repeats the same typo some 80-plus times.
There’s also several instances of languages atypical of federal court filings.

The Page filing makes the following broadside generalization: “During the months before the 2016 Presidential election, the Defendants committed torts previously unseen in the history of the United States and without precedent in the annals of American law.”

There’s also this:
The Defendants unluckily gambled in 2016 with high hopes that some of the defamatory dirt spread with their defamatory Dodgy Dossier deck might fertilize. Now, the [motion to dismiss] doubles down on their imprudent bets.

I have looked and I could not find any reference to any law school where Page is attending. Does anyone know if Page is actually in a law school?

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Reply Top 5 Weirdest Things in Carter Page's Latest Filing in Lawsuit Against DNC (Original post)
Gothmog Dec 2018 OP
Gothmog Dec 2018 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #2
FreepFryer Dec 2018 #3
mahina Dec 2018 #4
underpants Dec 2018 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #7
Gothmog Dec 2018 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #14
Gothmog Dec 2018 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #11
Gothmog Dec 2018 #15
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #6
Gothmog Dec 2018 #8
Gothmog Dec 2018 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #12
Gothmog Dec 2018 #13
Vinca Dec 2018 #16
Captain_New_York Dec 2018 #18
Gothmog Dec 2018 #19

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:26 PM

1. Carter Page says he has been the victim of " torts previously unseen in the history of the United St

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:33 PM

2. This is a prime example of why pro se litigants suck.

If his case had any merit he'd have been able to find a lawyer to represent him and wouldn't have to do it himself - although he could be one of those Dunning-Kruger exemplars who think they're so smart they don't need a lawyer.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:34 PM

3. Please, please keep it up, Carter. (n/t)

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:34 PM

4. Who said "Pro Se is Latin for 'you lose'?"

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:35 PM

5. Too funny. Hey he's got a PhD.

I can't find anything about him going to law school though.

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:40 PM

7. Sounds like his Ph.D. is kind of iffy:

Page received a PhD degree from SOAS, University of London in 2012, where he was supervised by Shirin Akiner. His doctoral dissertation on the transition of Asian countries from communism to capitalism was rejected twice before ultimately being accepted by new examiners. One of his original examiners later said Page "knew next to nothing" about the subject matter and was unfamiliar with "basic concepts" such as Marxism and state capitalism. He sought unsuccessfully to publish his dissertation as a book; a reviewer described it as "very analytically confused, just throwing a lot of stuff out there without any real kind of argument." Page blamed the rejection on anti-Russian and anti-American bias.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_Page

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:55 PM

10. Carter Page took three tries to get his PHD

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:30 AM

14. One of his examiners said:

“Page seemed to think that if he talked enough, people would think he was well-informed. In fact it was the reverse.”

Yup.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:02 PM

17. We both know lawyers are are guilty of this sin

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:01 AM

11. According to his brief he's attending an overseas law school part-time

and he's moving to Oklahoma. There are a lot of words. A nice crunchy word salad that makes no fucking sense at all.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:21 AM

15. Good luck truing to take the bar exm

Being accused being a Russian spy will not go over well with the bar examiners

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:37 PM

6. RICO? Domestic Terrorism? Dodgy Dossier?

He's been mainlining Fox and Rush while consulting with Newt Moonbase Gingrich and Alex Demonic Possession Jones.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:44 PM

8. Carter Page accuses the DNC of 'domestic terrorism' in bonkers legal filing -- he apparently wrote wi

This will be fun to watch

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 11:48 PM

9. Carter Page is using the address of the Oklahoma office of a large law firm

I have done deals with Gordon & Rees.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:01 AM

12. Maybe they are letting him use their law library.

No actual lawyer wrote that hot mess.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:07 AM

13. I did a deal with the Houston office of this firm a while back

The Oklahoma office only has one attorney listed

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 08:51 AM

16. Maybe this is really an insanity defense. LOL.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:51 PM

18. What's with the navy

As a former army officer I have to point out the predominance of weird Navy guys in this disaster of an administration. Page, Bannon, Spicer. I know we have “Benedict “ Flynn in the Army. Maybe since the navy ( with the exception of special ops and flyboys) haven’t fought a battle in almost 75 years ( Leyte Gulf in WW II)

Having had the misfortune to serve in combat, I know there is nothing that reveals character like being in fear for your life. Most of the Navy never have that opportunity

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:26 AM

19. From my twitter feed

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