Two weeks ago in Subpoena Sleaze, I wrote about how a lawyer went beyond all bounds of reality in seeking information from a non-party blogger.
Turkewitz reports that not only did the subpoena get quashed, but the judge actually did his job!
ENDORSED ORDER granting MOTION to Quash Subpoena.
Text of Order: “Granted. Attorney Clifford Shoemaker is ordered to show cause within 10 days why he should not be sanctioned under Fed R Civ P 11 – see Fed R Civ P 45(a)(2)(B) which requires that a deposition subpoena be issued from the court in which the deposition is to occur and Fed R Civ P 45 (c)(1) commanding counsel to avoid burdensome subpoenas. A failure to appear will result in notification of Mr Shoemaker’s conduct to the Presiding Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia.”
So Ordered by Magistrate Judge James R. Muirhead.
I can’t believe it… a judge that actually believes that Rule 11 means what it says.
Law school – 3 years of your life.
Time to write a really stupid subpoena – 15 minutes of your life.
Duration of the stench that sticks to you when you are the idiot who got Rule 11 PWNED by a pro-se litigant — the rest of your life.