The Minnesota Court of Appeals consists of a panel of judges. Since
Terri Stoneburner was the one in charge, I'll single her out... Once
again, this hearing was to rule on my Motion to Dismiss under the MN
Anti-SLAPP Law. And once again, I listened to Nexus Attorney Victor Lund
malign my purpose and my character. My lawyer, Marshall Tanick, never
A few things greatly disturbed me about the Appeals hearing. First, like
Rosenbaum, Stoneburner appeared hostile to me and my lawyer. It was as
if she'd made up her mind before the hearing even started that I was a
"gadfly" who sat at my computer making stuff up because I thought it was
funny and because I had nothing better to do. So, she didn't like me.
That was obvious.
Most of the hearing seemed geared around determining my intent. I was
sitting right there. They could have asked me. But instead, they
discussed possible reasons for my actions among themselves without me.
She concluded that I acted with malice.
She totally discounted the death threats I had received, concluding that
I lied about them.
Of course, she hadn't read the Mille Lacs News, the Bradbury Buzzz, or
watched the videos I made. All she listened to were the lies that Victor
Lund told the panel about me. The panel just sat there.
Now ironically, Judge Terri Stoneburner, who used the Internet to
procure favorable VOTER action, could not see how I used the Internet to
procure favorable GOVERNMENT action. She didn't see that the city
council members and the mayor could read my stuff. I know for a fact
that at least some of them did. It was also available to their voters.
Who in the world did she think I was writing for? (Geez!)
Like Rosenbaum, Stoneburner made her decision based on her own
assumptions. Incorrect assumptions.
I really regret that I'd voted for Stoneburner. I'd watched her YouTube
campaign videos and thought she would be wise and fair. She was neither.
Stoneburner's short-sighted, closed-minded, biased, ignorant,
opinionated OPINION caused my financial ruin.
State law mandates that had the court seen how this
lawsuit violated the Anti-SLAPP statute, Hannabelle would automatically
have been awarded costs and legal fees. But neither the District nor
Minnesota Appeals Court recognized how the Internet is used as a tool to
procure favorable government action. Perhaps one day this will change.
Or perhaps Freedom of Speech is dying. Because Hannabelle used the
Internet "in part" to lobby the Onamia city council and the citizens who
vote for them, her motion to dismiss was denied. Rosenbaum's
decision was affirmed and trial was set. [
Court of Appeals Denial ]