I just learned from a post on Above the Law that Tajudeen “Taj” Oladiran, a current candidate for Arizona Attorney General, has the dubious distinction of filing a motion in federal district court last year that was one of Above the Law’s five best motions of 2009.  Above the Law says this about the five motions “We’re not in the business of filing pleadings at Above the Law, but there were five motions in 2009 that were outrageous enough to justify posting here.”  The five motions are:

  • Motion to Compel State’s Attorney to Drop His Accent
  • A Surprisingly Smutty Motion to Dismiss
  • Motion to Compel Defense Counsel to Wear Appropriate Shoes at Trial
  • Plaintiffs’ Motion for a
    [sic] Honest and Honorable Court System
  • Best Motion to Continue. Ever

Above the Law also said, “we were surprised that he would file one of the craziest motions we’ve come across here at Above The Law.”  After reading the candidate for Arizona Attorney General’s motion in the case of Oladiran vs.  Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., I agree.  Taj needs another year of motion writing in law school.  Here are some gems from his motion:

  • The motion is titled “Motion for a [sic] Honest and Honorable Court System”
  • He said the case was assigned to the “Dishonorable Susan R. Bolton”
  • It was filed “pursuant to the law of, what goes around comes around”  I must have been absent from my law school class the day the professor discussed this law because I’ve never heard of it.
  • “I am very disappointed in the fact that a brainless coward like you is a federal judge.”
  • “I apologize to all my clients. I know, I’m sorry does not repair the mess”
  • “To my family, words can’t express my apologies; please remember me kindly.”
  • “Finally, to Susan Bolton, we shall meet again you know where :-).”

Above the Law sought feedback from Taj and Taj responded.  See Above the Law’s “Taj Lives! (And He’s Pissed), which contains a lengthy diatribe by Taj, including background from his perspective on the Oladiran vs. Suntrust Mortgage lawsuit.  Taj’s background makes for interesting reading.  For example, he says that after Suntrust loaned him $760,000 to buy a second home and his monthly loan payments went from $2,000+ to $9,000+,  he “began researching the law governing the facts of my case. Surprisingly, what I discovered is that while my actions were financially dumb . . . .”  A lot of non-lawyers could have reached that conclusion without researching the law.