So many state and national justice-related stories have been breaking lately that we have pretty much ignored my own story of legal travail.
But much is happening on that front, and we will keep Legal Schnauzer readers up to date. After all, my story is a "regular guy in civil court" version of what has happened to well known people like Don Siegelman and Paul Minor in criminal court. And as we have shown, many of the Republican operatives who have been connected to the Siegelman case also have connections to my case.
So what is going on with efforts by GOP authorities in Shelby County, Alabama, to unlawfully seize and auction my house? Well, they are still at it. They had a slight error in their first notice of levy and resulting the ad that they are required by law to run in a general circulation newspaper--they had someone else's house listed for auction.
I'm not making this up, folks. In their haste to threaten my house, which is a thinly veiled effort to get me to quit writing this blog, the mental giants who run Shelby County incorrectly gave a wrong mapbook description of my property. I conducted a little research and discovered that the property incorrectly described actually exists. In fact, it belongs to some folks who reside one street over from by wife and me--in the same spot on their street as we occupy on our street.
Wonder if those folks got calls about their house being up for "auction." Wonder how those folks reacted to that news. Did someone get reamed out pretty good for this clerical error? (Hah!)
Anyway, a new ad is running, stating that my house is to be auctioned on the courthouse steps at noon on May 12. You can check it out here.
For good measure, here is the text of the ad. Guess they got the description right this time. But as we will show in upcoming posts, that's the only thing they've gotten right:
By virtue of Writ of Execution issued out of District Court of Shelby County, Alabama, and to me directed whereby I am commanded to make the amount of a certain judgment recently obtained against Roger Shuler in favor of Mike McGarity out of the goods, chattels, lands and tenements of the said Roger Shuler, I have levied on the following property, to wit:Lot 4 block 16 Broken Bow South book 11 page 82.
Therefore, according to said command, I shall expose for sale at public auction, all the right, title and interest of the above named Roger Shuler to the above described property, on the 12th day of May, 2008, at 12:00 noon, on the front steps of the Shelby County Courthouse in Columbiana, Alabama.
Dated at Columbiana this 9th day of April, 2008./s/ Chris Curry, Sheriff of Shelby County, Alabama
Shelby County Reporter April 23, 30 and May 7, 2008
Apr 29, 2008
By the way, if you want to get an idea of how well the Bush economy is going, check out the legal notices in the Shelby County Reporter, the weekly newspaper in my neck of the woods. The legal notices, which can be viewed here, include the bogus sheriff's sale notice above. But they also include row after row of foreclosure sales. And keep in mind, Shelby is the wealthiest and most Republican county in Alabama. Can only imagine how well the economy is clicking in less prosperous Alabama counties.
Wonder how many of these folks in foreclosure voted for Bush--twice. Wonder how many of them plan to vote for McCain. Wonder if any of them have taken the time to consider the connections between their financial distress and the policies of the GOP president they helped to "elect."
Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it, that McCain leads by 19 percent over either Democratic Party presidential candidate in the most recent survey of Alabama voters?
We reap what we sow.