Posner Seeks To Advise 4th Circ. Pro Se Litigant

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 9:52 PM EDT) -- Former Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner, who complained after his retirement last month that his colleagues were mistreating litigants who represent themselves, asked the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday to allow him to appear as "advisory counsel" for a pro se filer.

Posner seeks to represent William C. Bond, who complained that a Maryland federal judge wrongly blocked him from amending a florid $450 million lawsuit accusing numerous federal and state agencies of a vast conspiracy to violate his First Amendment rights.

In a suit that the lower court judge compared to a "political thriller," Bond describes a conspiracy in which FBI...

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