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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:21 AM

Oops. A Delaware Superior Court judge drop-kicked Lin Wood out of his courtroom today..

.. on paper, that is, via an order.

Carter Page has been suing Oath Inc, the parent company of Yahoo and Huff-Po, for several months now for defamation. Wood was appearing Pro Hac Vice - aka, on this occasion only - because he isn't licensed to practice in Delaware. This status, which is quite common, is at the sufferance of the judge on a case.

The judge became aware of Wood's shenanigans in the Kraken cases et al last month, and ordered Wood to explain why his permission to be on the case should stay in place, given his antics. Wood and his co-counsel failed to move him:


[...]
It would dishonor [the ethical lawyers who practice before him] were I to allow this pro hac vice order to stand. The conduct of Mr Wood...exhibited a toxic stew of mendacity, prevarication and surprising incompetence. What has been shown in Court decisions of our sister States satisfies me that it would be inappropriate and inadvisable to continue Mr Wood's permission to practice before this Court.
[...]
One final matter...I have seen reports of "tweets" attributable to Mr Wood. At least one tweet called for the arrest and execution of our Vice President. Another alleged claims against the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS which are too disgusting and outrageous to repeat. Following on top of these are the events of 1/6/21 in our Nation's Capitol. No doubt these tweets, and many other things, incited these riots.


He goes on to say that the tweets did not factor into his decision. But he apparently felt the need to put that on the record.

The ruling is short (8 pages), although his comments on Wood begin on page 6:
https://cases.justia.com/delaware/superior-court/2021-s20c-07-030-cak.pdf?ts=1610393500

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Princess Turandot Jan 2021 OP
Blue Owl Jan 2021 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2021 #2
SergeStorms Jan 2021 #4
MyOwnPeace Jan 2021 #6
SergeStorms Jan 2021 #3
mr_lebowski Jan 2021 #5
Dread Pirate Roberts Jan 2021 #8
mr_lebowski Jan 2021 #9
Gothmog Jan 2021 #7

Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:26 AM

1. May he sail thru the goalposts of oblivion

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:37 AM

2. Why are assholes like Wood allowed to still practice law at all?

I always thought there was basic ethics rules that were binding in order to maintain a license.


KY......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:46 AM

4. Apparently...

Georgia has incredibly lax qualifications for anyone practicing law in their state. That's the only thing I can think of.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:41 AM

6. And I remember the time

when the same applied to elected officials also......

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:43 AM

3. Trump's crack legal team.

Rudy Ghouliani with his incredible melting head, bat-shit crazy lady who apparently controls some sort of mythical sea-beast, and Lin Wood, who defies all description. I believe Trump would be better off with public defenders, but I'm not going to tell him that.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:47 AM

5. Oh, I hope some public defenders are in the man's future ... very much so ...

But they don't help you sue people. Not what they're for

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:36 AM

8. Public defenders are actually quite skilled criminal defense lawyers

They're just unbelievably over-extended. I hope Trump just sticks with his current team of imcompetents. Crack legal team? More like a legal team on crack.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:01 PM

9. Yes, but you have to be broke to get a public defender, and be being charged with a crime

That's my point

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:32 AM

7. This makes me smile

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