Today in Pro Se Litigation

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Two interesting CNS reports of newly filed cases (actually filed yesterday, so yes, I guess this should be "Yesterday in Pro Se Litigation," Mr. Headline-Fact-Checker-Guy).

The first one was filed by someone who has appeared here before:

Joan Newberger v. Department of Wildlife & Fishery, State of Louisiana, Case No. 2:11 cv 2996 (E.D. La. (New Orleans), filed Dec. 8, 2011).

Lawsuit for ADA violations and wrongful seizure. The plaintiff's four service monkeys were taken from her as she attempted to change their diapers and feed them on Bourbon Street.

Joan Newberger
Pro se

As I wrote in March about the monkey-seizure incident, I am actually a big supporter of the rights of disabled people to have service animals, including for mental or emotional disabilities, and under the right circumstances there's no reason a monkey couldn't be a service animal. But you shouldn't have four, and you shouldn't dress them up like pirates and take them to Bourbon Street. That's all I'm saying.

The second is a little more straightforward:

Ray Miles v. State of Kansas; Kansas Highway Patrol; Capitol Police, Case No. 5:11 cv 4180 (D. Kan. (Topeka), filed Dec. 8, 2011).

Petition to be "left the f*ck alone" where the defendants harassed the plaintiff for "no reason." $100 million.

Pro se

I'd interpret that as a civil rights claim, more or less. Cf. Washington v. Alaimo (S.D. Ga. 1996) (regarding plaintiff's "Motion to Kiss My Ass") (available here).