Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Litigious Fellow, He Is


Serial litigator Andy Martin is self-proclaimed corruption fighter and crusader against Obama, Washington Post (September 19, 2012) (AP Story):


CONCORD, N.H. — Andy Martin, a.k.a. Anthony Martin-Trigona, is a legend in his own mind.

He is a self-proclaimed “corruption fighter,” ‘’Internet powerhouse” and “Republican foreign policy expert.”
He is currently trying to get a New Hampshire judge to undo the sale of The Balsams grand hotel and appoint a receiver to reopen it immediately. He has volunteered his services to be that receiver.
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The 66-year-old Martin has twice run for president of the United States and earlier this month apologized to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for not endorsing him sooner.
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Martin graduated from the University of Illinois Law School in 1973 but was denied admission to the bar because he “lacks the qualities of responsibility, candor, fairness, self-restraint, objectivity and respect for the judicial system,” according to one federal court ruling.
The Chicago Tribune, in a profile of Martin three years ago, said the Illinois Supreme Court — in denying his admission to the bar — also cited a Selective Service report that stated Martin has a “moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and grandiose character.” That profile was triggered by a radio ad by Martin — then running in Illinois for U.S. Senate — in which Martin said he had it on “solid rumor” that his opponent was gay.
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In Connecticut in 1984, U.S. District Court Judge Jose Cabranes issued an order barring Martin from filing any more lawsuits. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals — which covers Connecticut, Vermont and New York — upheld the order, calling Martin “perhaps the most prolific litigator in this circuit’s history.”


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