Friday, 3 May 2019

de minimis non curat lex

Lowering the Bar reports that a US district court judge has struck and dismissed a frivolous and miscellaneous “pile of papers” that “serves no conceivable, legitimate legal purpose.
There’s speculation that filing an exhibit of random junk mail and utility bills was an attempt to have the court affirm the plaintiff as a sovereign citizen and thus outside of their jurisdiction, and while I agree that it is a major legal failing that businesses can get away with this by setting up letterbox companies in offshore tax havens, I don’t think that by dent of having a mailing address entitles one to be an outlaw and a nuisance.