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I learned today from Kos' frontpager that Ann Coulter has committed a third degree felony with her voter registration. Whether or not she's prosecuted for it, it's grounds for disbarment in New York and Washington DC, if my googling hasn't led me astray.

This is interesting because part of Coulter's wingnut credibility has to do with her legal credentials, such as they are. Some pinhead puts Fox News on at my gym and I see her up there on the TV, sound off, thank goodness, trading on a certain telegenicity to spout her talking points. I don't think she has ever changed a mind, and I basically write her off as irrelevant and useless.

However, seeing her disbarred would be helpful in making her go away because practicing law without a license in Florida (including "holding out" oneself as a lawyer) is also a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000.  (Fla.Stat. sec. 454.23).

{Updated to remove mean-spirited comment about getting work done]

Originally posted to AmberJane on Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 11:10 PM PST.

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  •  The first step (none)
    Is getting some action on getting her prosecuted.  I really don't know how things work with regards to being disbarred, but since she hasn't even been charged with anything yet, I really don't see any major action being possible.  Probably the best way to start would be to find someone who lives in her area to start pushing local officials into looking into what happened and pushing for this to be prosecuted in court.  
  •  Hmmm... (none)
    What are the odds of Coulter of facing prosecution in the great state of Jeb Florida?  

    I don't see it happening. It should, but she's a member of the above-the-law party in power.  

    I also think a lot of Coulter's credibility with wingnuts has more to do with her nuttiness than her legal credentials.  

    BTW, I really enjoy your health care diaries.
     

    •  Thanks very much (4.00)
      You can expect a new Health Care diary either tomorrow or the next day.
    •  Palm Beach County will prosecute (none)
      as soon as they're finished nailing Rush Limbaugh for buying shoeboxes full of Oxy. If I recall correctly, the trial date is scheduled for sometime in 2032. Summer, I think.

      (none / 0), (none / 0), it's off to kos we go, with a...

      by doorguy on Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 11:21:18 PM PST

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    •  Prosecution seems unlikely, (none)
      but it also seems odd that she's been publicly busted on this.

      How'd that happen?  And, if I remember what I read correctly, it was an election official who had the quote stating that it was a felony offense.  How did this get outed?  

      The likelyhood of prosecution is in the story of how this ever went public, so I'm wondering what that is....

      "In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder, a secret order" Carl Jung

      by Unduna on Thu Feb 16, 2006 at 12:08:29 AM PST

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      •  Heh...how soon they forget (none)
        Palm Beach County is home of the infamous butterfly ballot.  Don't think for a moment that those residents/poll workers/election officials have forgotten about the scorn that was heaped on them...from the twisted lips of this vicious woman.

        One-issue voters get what they deserve. -6.25 -5.69

        by Heiuan on Thu Feb 16, 2006 at 05:40:35 AM PST

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  •  Put the comment back in (none)
    Meeoowww... that was the best part.

    You mean advocating the offing of a Supreme Court justice wasn't enough to get her disbarred?  

    -4.50, -5.85 Lies are the new Truth.

    by Dallasdoc on Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 11:19:32 PM PST

  •  Sounds good (none)
    How about mentioning to a chapter of the ACLU?  Heh.

    In troubling times, it's good to read true stories about real people doing good things. HeroicStories, free

    by AllisonInSeattle on Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 11:21:19 PM PST

  •  First step, change the damn ... (4.00)
    ...channel at your gym.
  •  During the Black Death (none)
    a group of zealots called the Flagellants staggered from town to town in Germany and France, whipping themselves bloody with iron-studded leather straps.  They thought that by masochisticly martyring themselves - and murdering anyone they could blame for incurring God's wrath and bringing the plague - they could save society from the Four Horsemen.

    I think that's what we're seeing here.  The zealots are the neocons, of course, and their town-to-town ambulations are now teevee rays and radio waves.  Ann's own forked tongue is the iron-studded leather strap (ugh), as are the tongues of Pat Robertson, the Oxified One, and Falafelman.  Their world is imploding, just like that of anyone who remembered pre-1348 Europe.  They'll tell us their thrashing is to save us, and as they get more and more irrational, they'll start looking for people to serve as scapegoats for this parody-defying wreck of world they've managed to saddle us with.

    Ann deserves a big HAHA! and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law; she would call for no less if the shoe were on the other foot.

    I don't know how to feel about Michelle Malkin, though.  Usually she spills stupidity and venom to rival Michael Savage, generating reams of crap to be laughed at by future historians, but today she is reporting that her website is under denial-of-service attack launched in response to her advocacy of a Buy Danish campaign and her maintainance of a link to the Muhammad cartoons from her homepage.  She took a strong stand for free speech, and - if her reports are true - she's paying a price for it.

    See! There is Jackson, standing there like a stone wall!

    by Unitary Moonbat on Thu Feb 16, 2006 at 12:10:42 AM PST

  •  Contact Florida Bar? (none)
    If I remember correctly, fellow-Floridian attorney Jack Thompson (of Video Games are the Devil fame) was the subject of a fairly effective campaign (results pending) by gamers who contacted the Florida Bar after being a legal jackass (see this for example). Perhaps a coordinated contact campaign on the Bar would be effective here too? If nothing else, having the Bar investigate thoroughly would be a good counterpoint to everything that spews out of her mouth.
  •  Why bother (none)
    to silence the "woman" with the adam's apple?

    She is annoying as hell, but no one takes her seriously.
    All that screaming about people who didn't agree with this war are traitors, the hilarious "jokes" she tells about offing people, do plenty to discredit her.

    Let her keep it up. She is doing our work for us by exposing the far righties as the wingnuts that they are.

  •  coulter (none)
     how dare you people go on degrading such a man as coulter by repeatingly referring to him as "HER", and "SHE"! these are politcally correct times in which we live, and we really should not be resorting to wisecracks in regard to his sexuality by these feminine references. while he may be just another ultraconservative,knee jerk, right wingnut, anal piece of shit, he is surely not a woman. i would appreciate your refrain from calling him anything but what he truly is, a MANLY mans ultraconservative, knee jerk, right wingnut, anl piece of shit. thank you for your cooperation.

    impeach-it does the body good

    by playtonjr on Thu Feb 16, 2006 at 05:02:36 AM PST

    •  I'm doing a survey... (none)
      ...how exactly is it that someone decides to post this sort of thing?  What is the motivation?  What is the thought process? Can you elaborate in two or three paragraphs?

      Robyn

      Teacher's Lounge opens each Saturday, sometime between 10am and 11am EST

      by rserven on Thu Feb 16, 2006 at 07:41:14 AM PST

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