Maybe you don’t like your judge’s decision. But you don’t want to protest by threatening him. No, really, you don’t.
Westchester woman convicted of threatening federal judge over tossed lawsuit
Regina Lewis said she had ‘f—–g bullet with his name on it’ in a call to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lewis Kaplan’s assistant in July 2012. The 48-year-old faces up to 15 months in prison for her threats.
That’s the Daily News headline. Here’s the story, by John Marzulli:
A Westchester woman has been convicted of threatening to kill a federal judge because he tossed out her lawsuit against a car dealership.
Regina Lewis, a self-proclaimed activist and serial litigant who has filed more than 80 lawsuits, delivered the threat in a call to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lewis Kaplan’s assistant on July 19, 2012.
She declared she had a “f—–g bullet with his name on it” and said he was “f—–g with the wrong person — he is white trash,” according to court papers.
Lewis’ lawyer blamed his client’s statements on bipolar disorder, but Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Brian Cogan, who presided over a bench trial last week, ruled that she had the “specific intent to intimidate” Kaplan.
Lewis, 48, faces up to 15 months in prison.
I like the phrase, “a self-proclaimed activist and serial litigant.”