Straw v. Kloecker et al
MEMORANDUM Order: For the reasons stated in this memorandum order, copies of Dkt. No. 42 and of this memorandum order are transmitted to the Executive Committee so that it may determine what action is appropriate. Signed by the Honorable Milton I. Shadur on 10/20/2017:Mailed notice(clw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
ANDREW U. D. STRAW,
JOHN F. KLOECKER, and
LOCKE LORD LLP,
Case No. 14 C 1420
On October 16, 2017 pro se plaintiff Andrew Straw ("Straw") continued his personal ad
hominem and vitriolic attacks on this Court by filing an "Affidavit #2 To Support Recusal Under
28 U.S.C. §144" (Dkt. No. 42). But on the very next day (October 17), when this Court received
a copy of that Affidavit and was preparing to issue a memorandum order addressing it, a copy of
the Executive Committee Order (the "Order") filed on that same October 17 date was received in
this Court's chambers. That Order added Straw to the restricted filer group maintained by the
Executive Committee, and in part the Order enjoined Straw from filing documents in this Case
No. 14 C 1420 without first obtaining leave from the Executive Committee by way of procedures
set out in the Order.
As the Order reflects, this is not the only litigation in which Straw has run afoul of the
requirements of professional practice by lawyers (though he has acted pro se in this action, Straw
is still admitted to practice in Illinois (although his right to practice in Indiana has been
suspended). In light of the Order, even though Straw cannot of course be held in contempt of the
Executive Committee for his October 16 filing in light of the timing involved, it appears to this
Court that the most sensible handling of the matter in the first instance is to transmit copies of
Dkt. No. 42 and of this memorandum order to the Executive Committee so that it may determine
what action is appropriate. This Court does so.
Milton I. Shadur
Senior United States District Judge
Dated: October 20, 2017
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