Seeing as how I gave you the full rundown of stories pertaining to Mr. Gordon Wheeler’s legal issues as they appeared in the Morrison County Record, I thought I should link you up to the final (I hope) story in the saga.  The headline says it all:  Wheeler v. Morrison County case dismissed; restrictions set.   If I had legs, I’d do a giant happy dance of glee.

As reported by Matt Perkins in the Record:  “Gordon Wheeler Sr. will no longer be able to file complaints against Morrison County unless they are either endorsed by an attorney or approved in advance by the court.”

Yes!!!!!

What does this say about the attorney who allowed Mr. Wheeler to bring forth this case?

The final paragraph of the Record article is a summation of Judge John Scherer’s decision.  Quoting the judge, it says, “The three lawsuits in this case appear to continue a trend, established by Wheeler in his previous action against the County, of meritless suits which serve no purpose other than to harass county officials, cause needless expense and squander judicial resources.”

You go, Judge Scherer!  Thank you for seeing right through Wheeler’s tactics and for upholding the spirit of the law (and for keeping an eye on the purse strings of citizens).

While I said I had hoped that this would be the final story in the Wheeler saga, I realized while writing this post that Judge Scherer’s decision does not deal with Wheeler’s $1 billion case against the State of Minnesota, in which he and his wife are citing “crimes against humanity.”  If the powers that be are communicating properly, hopefully Judge Scherer’s decision in this case will reach the ears of those working on the State’s case.  Judge Scherer dismissed the county case for “failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.”  I’d say the whole “crimes against humanity” thing falls into the same category.

Aside from dismissing that case outright, the only thing that would make me happier is if the judge in the State’s case would require the Wheelers to make a sizable donation to the local food shelf.  (Hey, a fish can dream.)  We’ll just have to wait and see.

Crimes against humanity, ha!

The murky waters of the pond just got a little clearer,

Phineas F. A. Pickerel

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