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Lawyer Suspended|for Alarming Comments

MADISON, Wisc. (CN) - An attorney who compared public officials to Nazis and called a Wisconsin mayor a member of a "death cult" has been suspended for a year.

Naomi Dawn Isaacson became an attorney in Minnesota in 1999 and joined the ranks of Wisconsin attorneys in 2000.

She participated in litigation while serving as the CEO of the Dr. R.C. Samantha Institute of Science and Technology.

While doing so, she made statements that had "no apparent purpose other than to harass judicial officers, public officials, opposing counsel and others based on race, creed and religion," according to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's unsigned March 20 opinion.

A sample of the 70 paragraphs of Isaacson's "verbose and grandiose allegations" includes a 2010 statement that the mayor of Shawano, Wisc. had "wrapped her tentacles" around the judicial system.

One month later, Isaacson declared that "Shawano is neo-Nazi territory where it is believed people of other races and religions have no right to life."

Isaacson blasted the mayor two days later as "a member of the most dangerous, dirtiest and deadliest death cult in human history and is a descendent of Martin Luther and Hitler who started and propagated the Lutheran cult."

She also called a bankruptcy trustee a "visceral racist" and an "ignoramus."

In a Minnesota bankruptcy case, Isaacson stated that trying a matter in Minnesota "is like sending the Jews back to Germany during the Holocaust."

She called other judges "a black-robed bigot" and a "Catholic Knight Witch Hunter."

A referee concluded that Isaacson made "unfounded, scurrilous, vilifying statements and religious slurs" and found that Isaacson had not timely responded to the Office of Lawyer Regulation's investigators.

Instead, she belatedly submitted "approximately 3,000 photos and 4,000 pages of newspaper clippings and miscellaneous documents having no discernible substantial relevance to OLR's inquiries."

The Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended Isaacson for a year.

"She repeatedly made frivolous and harassing personal attacks and discriminatory statements in numerous documents filed in various matters," the justices wrote.

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