Update (September 10, 2013): A loyal Minnesota Litigator reader passes on the latest development in the implawsion described below (thanks!) … (And to other readers, again, this blog is only as good as you make it. Thank you for leads, ideas, and even hard-hitting criticism. All are welcome.)
Update (September 4, 2013): I have not been able to get my arms around the William Butler strategy (see below) and, apparently, I am not alone. The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota has signed up not one but two lawyers to try to get a handle on what the system is dealing with here. That is, the U.S. District Court has appointed two lawyers (former Chief Judge James Rosenbaum and Twin Cities attorney, Karin Ciano) “to investigate William B. Butler’s fitness to appear before this Court….“
Original Post (January 2, 2013): (Under the subject line:William Butler Appeals His Sanction): Twin Cities lawyer, William Butler, has carved out a professional niche, of sorts, as the single-most sanctioned lawyer in the Twin Cities in recent years, it seems. (Although, it might depend how one measures — number of times sanctioned vs. $$ amount. John Murrin might take the top spot.)
We’ll see how that works.