Sunday, February 21, 2010

Andy Martin's (a.k.a. Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona) Dirty Tricks Do Not Fool Federal Courts 2/19/2010

 Andy Martin, a.k.a. Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona will stop at nothing to abuse the United States court system.  In one of his most recent lawsuits filed in September 2009, Martin made some of the most bizarre claims against the Washington Post News and on of it's reporters, Google, three Maryland Judges, an entire Maryland County Government, a small video production company called ADR Productions and several individual citizens of Maryland, Oklahoma and Florida. (see lawsuit at Martin Lawsuit).

Martin then went on with his futile attempt at another run for office in the United States Senate race for the State of Illinois while many of the defendants named in his lawsuit worked on presenting motions for dismissal based on several laws which fully supported their position.  Martin spent so much time concentrating on making outrageous radio ads and claims against one of his opponents and not caring about or respecting the court system and the rules which these courts have put in place, that he never responded to the court or the motions filed against his lawsuit.  The courts even offered him additional time to respond and in an almost arrogant manner, he refused to respond to the olive branch offered him.

After the Honorable Judge Jeanne E. Scott granted the motions for dismissal due to Martin's lack of response to the motions, Martin claims to have never received any notice from the courts.  He claims the Court sent the notices to the wrong address at his Chicago office and they sould have been sent to his New York office.  He even goes as far as to claim that the Chicago mail is a month behind in delivery.  This claim by Martin (link Martin's Motion to Vacate) is clearly one of his "Dirty Tricks" to try and scam the courts again.  All motions have been posted on both at and on the Court's "Pacer" system site (read Judge Scott's opinion below or at link Opinion).  Further investigation shows that three of the defendants in this case clearly mailed certificates of service to both Martin's Chicago address and his New York address making his claims all that much more bogus.

It's nice to see that the rantings of a lunatic madman who files more frivolous lawsuits than flies in a slaughter house are dismissed by one of our most sacred institutions in the United States, our Court Systems.

Plaintiff, )
v. ) No. 09-3295
Defendants. )
JEANNE E. SCOTT, U.S. District Judge:
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Andy Martin’s
Motion to Vacate Order of Dismissal and to Extend Time for Responses (d/e
15) (Motion to Vacate), and Motion to Clarify Notice in This Lawsuit (d/e
14) (Motion to Clarify). The Court interprets the Motion to Clarify as a
notice to the Court that future correspondence, including notices and
orders, should be sent to the Martin’s post office box in New York, New
York, listed on the Motion to Clarify. The Court allows this request and
directs the Clerk to change the address to which correspondence will be sent
to the New York post office box. The Motion to Clarify is denied to the
extent that he seeks any other relief.
The Motion to Vacate states that Martin seeks relief from this Court’s
Text Order entered February 10, 2010 (Dismissal Text Order) pursuant to
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59. The Dismissal Text Order dismissed
Martin’s claims against Defendants Daniel Morse, Scott Shirley, John
Gilchrist, and Montgomery County, Maryland. A Rule 59 motion is not
appropriate at this time because there has been no final judgment entered.
Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e). The Dismissal Text Order was an interlocutory order.
Martin has alleged claims against several other Defendants that have not yet
been resolved. Notice of Removal (d/e 1), attached Complaint; see Fed. R.
Civ. P. 54(b). Relief under Rule 59, therefore, is not appropriate.
The Court, however, may reconsider any interlocutory order at any
time. Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b). The Court, therefore, interprets the Motion to
Vacate as a motion to reconsider the Dismissal Text Order. Motions for
reconsideration, “serve a limited function: to correct manifest errors of law
or fact or to present newly discovered evidence.” Caisse Nationale de Credit
Agricole v. CBI Industries, Inc., 90 F.3d 1264, 1269 (7th Cir. 1996). Martin
has failed to demonstrate a manifest error of law or fact and has failed to
present any newly discovered evidence that merits reconsideration.
Martin filed this action in Sangamon County, Illinois, Circuit Court.
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Complaint, at 1. Defendant Morse removed this action to this Court.
Notice of Removal. From December 18, 2009, to December 21, 2009,
Defendants Morse, Shirley, and Montgomery County, Maryland, filed
Motions to Dismiss on various grounds (d/e 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12). Martin was
obligated to respond to the Motions within fourteen days of service. If he
did not do so, he was deemed to have no objection to the Motions. Local
Rule 7.1(B)(2). Martin did not respond within the required fourteen days.
This Court then specifically directed Martin to respond to these Motions by
January 18, 2010, or the Court would deem that he had no objection to the
Motions, and the Court would rule on the Motions without further notice
to the parties. Text Order entered January 8, 2010. Martin did not
respond by January 18, 2010.
Defendant Gilchrist also filed a pro se request to dismiss the case
against him. The Clerk erroneously docketed the request as an answer
rather than a motion to dismiss. The Court directed the Clerk to docket
Gilchrist’s motion correctly as a motion to dismiss and send a copy to
Martin, and the Court directed Martin to respond by February 8, 2010.
Text Order entered January 21, 2010. The Clerk then correctly docketed
Gilcrhist’s motion (d/e 13) and sent a copy to Martin. Martin did not
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respond to Gilchrist’s Motion to Dismiss, or to any of the Motions to
Dismiss filed by any of these parties.
On February 10, 2010, this Court entered the Dismissal Text Order
dismissing the claims against these Defendants. The dismissal was proper.
Martin failed to comply with Local Rule 7.1(B)(2), and so, was deemed to
have no objection to any of these Motions. This Court then gave Martin
additional time to respond, but he simply failed to act. The Court sees no
basis to reconsider given his failure to comply with the Local Rules or the
orders of this Court. The Court, therefore, denies the Motion.
Martin complains that he did not receive any notices or orders from
this Court. Martin listed on his Complaint his address as a post office box
in New York, New York, and he also listed an additional address in Chicago,
Illinois. Notice of Removal (d/e 1), attached Complaint, at 17. Martin,
however, listed only his Chicago, Illinois, address on the Summons to be
served on the Defendants. Notice of Removal, attached Summons. Martin
was required to place his correct address on the Summons. Illinois Supreme
Court Rule 101(a). The Chicago address, therefore, was an appropriate
address for notices in this case. The Clerk of this Court properly sent
notices to the addresses listed on the Summons. There was no error.
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1Local Rule 5.6 became effective on January 20, 2010. Emergency Order
Adopting Local Rules, entered January 20, 2010. Before that date, this Court’s
Administrative Procedures required pro se plaintiffs to seek leave of court to participate
in the electronic filing system. Administrative Procedures for Filing, Signing, and
Verifying Pleadings and Papers by Electronic Means in Civil Cases (Revised October 22,
2007), § I.B.2.
Martin complains that he requested notice by facsimile transmission
or email, but none was provided. The Complaint states under the signature
block in all capitals and bold print, “SERVICE OF NOTICES IS
This Court, however, only provides electronic notice through this Court’s
CM/ECF electronic filing system. A pro se plaintiff must secure leave of
court to participate in the electronic filing system. Local Rule 5.6.1 Martin
did not file a motion for leave to participate in the electronic filing system.
He, therefore, was not entitled to receive notice from this Court by
electronic means. Martin is proceeding pro se, and so, is responsible to
review and comply with this Court’s rules and procedures. He did not
receive electronic notice because he failed to comply with those rules and
procedures. In the future, he should review these matters more carefully.
There was no error.
Martin claims that the docket sheet for this case on the public PACER
system contains nothing after December 21, 2009, so he could not have
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received notice from that source. He attaches to the Motion to Vacate a
printout from PACER dated February 15, 2010. Motion to Vacate, Exhibit
D, PACER Docket Sheet. The attached PACER Docket Sheet only shows
entries from the date of removal, November 10, 2009, to December 21,
2009. The Clerk’s computer technical staff has reviewed the docket sheet
on PACER and determined that all of the docket entries in this case are
available on PACER, including those entered after December 21, 2009.
Martin could have produced the PACER Docket Sheet attached to the
Motion to Vacate by placing date restrictions in his PACER search request
to limit the request to entries between November 10, 2009, and December
21, 2009. The PACER Service Center Transaction Receipt (Transaction
Receipt) would have stated whether Martin erroneously placed date
restrictions in his request. Unfortunately, Martin did not include the full
Transaction Receipt with Exhibit D, so the Court cannot ascertain whether
he made this specific error, or some other error, when he viewed the Court’s
docket on PACER. Again, Martin is proceeding pro se, and so, is
responsible to learn how to use PACER correctly. In the future, Martin
should review the correct procedures for using PACER if he wishes to secure
complete information through this source. Again, however, he has
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presented no error of law or fact, or newly discovered evidence that merits
reconsideration. The Court sees no basis for reconsidering the Dismissal
Text Order. Martin’s request is denied.
THEREFORE, Plaintiff Andy Martin’s Motion to Vacate Order of
Dismissal and to Extend Time for Responses (d/e 15) is DENIED.
Plaintiff’s Motion to Clarify Notice in This Lawsuit (d/e 14) is ALLOWED
in part and DENIED in part. The Clerk is directed to change Martin’s
mailing address for notices, orders, and other correspondence regarding this
case to: Andy Martin, P.O. Box 1851, New York, New York 10150-1851.
The Motion to Clarify is otherwise denied.
ENTER: February 19, 2010
s/ Jeanne E. Scott
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Andy Martin's (aka Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona) Lawsuit Against Washington Post is Dismissed by Judge.

Judge Jeanne E. Scott on 2/10/2010 dismissed a $225,000 lawsuit filed by Andy Martin against the Washington Post and several other defendants for Martin's failure to abide with a previous injunction requiring Martin to list all his previous history of litigation when filing any lawsuits.  The order reads:

TEXT ORDER: The following Motions are ALLOWED: Combined Motion and Supporting Memorandum of Defendant Daniel Morse to Dismiss this Action for Plaintiff's Violation of Injunction Order Requiring Plaintiff to Disclose His Pro Se Litigation History (d/e 3); Defendant Daniel Morse's Rule 12 Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, Motion to Transfer Under 28 U.S.C. § 1404 and to Defer Briefing on this Motion (d/e 4); Motion to Quash Service of Summons and to Dismiss Complaint for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction (d/e 7); Combined Motion and Supporting Memorandum of Defendant Montgomery County to Dismiss this Action for Plaintiff's Violation of Injunction Order Requiring Plaintiff to Disclose His Pro Se Litigation History (d/e 9); Defendant Montgomery County's Rule 12 Motion to Dismiss or, In the Alternative, Motion to Transfer Under 28 U.S.C. § 1404 and to Defer Briefing on this Motion (d/e 10); Defendant Scott Shirley's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction (d/e 12); and Defendant John Gilchrist's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction (d/e 13). This Court ordered Plaintiff to respond to these Motions; however, he has not done so, and so, he is deemed to have no opposition to the Motions. Text Order entered January 8, 2010; Text Order entered January 21, 2010; Local Rule 7.1(B)(2). All claims against Defendants Daniel Morse and Montgomery County, Maryland, are dismissed with prejudice. All claims against Defendants Scott Shirley and John Gilchrist are dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction. Defendants Morse, Montgomery County, Maryland, Shirley, and Gilchrist are dismissed from this action. The Motion of Defendant Daniel Morse for Order Granting Leave to David P. Sanders and Wade R. Thomson to Appear Pro Hac Vice (d/e 5) is denied as moot. Entered by Judge Jeanne E. Scott on 2/10/2010. (CC, ilcd) (Entered: February 10, 2010).
 The lawsuit may be seen in it's entirety in our September 22, 2009 posting at Another Frivolous Lawsuit Filed by Andy Martin.

All orders pertaining to Martin's lawsuite may be seen at Justia News

Martin now faces several lawsuits against him in this case for defamation of character for his frivolous claims.

Earlier this month Martin failed to secure the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois after receiving only 5% of the votes in the February 2, 2010 primary.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Does Andy Martin Suffer From "Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)?

Do you feel that Andy Martin (a.k.a. Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona) suffer from the following:

"Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic classification system used in the United States, as "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy."

Andy Martin Should Drop Out Of Senate Race

January 28, 2010

Dear Mr. Martin,

As leaders of many of the pro-family groups in this state, we want to thank you for your willingness to put your personal life on hold in order to run for Senate. We know it is a sacrifice and we are grateful to you for that.

We have a common purpose. We all love our country and our state and are concerned about the moral and fiscal chaos we’ve seen at home and in the nation’s capitol. We are certain your motivation to get in this race was to change that.

But we ask you now to consider doing something difficult in the best interest of the state and the nation. Patrick Hughes is the only conservative candidate who has enough support to beat the very liberal and well-funded Mark Kirk. Even if we can unite conservative voters in the state, it will still be an uphill battle. But it is certain that Mark Kirk will prevail if all current candidates remain in the race.

We implore you to drop out of the race and throw your support behind Patrick Hughes as soon as possible. We are asking Kathleen Thomas, Judge Don Lowery and John Arrington to do the same. As it stands now, we will be doomed to yet another Democratic victory in the fall if we don’t have a strong conservative candidate to face them in November. Voters will stay home if Mark Kirk wins.

If you will do this, we as family leaders in the state will remember your demonstration of selflessness in this race in the future.

If you can respond to this letter, we will send out a press release praising you for this move. Voters won’t forget what you did.

With respect….sincerely,

Phyllis Schlafly Founder and President of Eagle Forum*
David Smith Director of the Illinois Family Institute*
Sandy Rios President of Culture Campaign*
Ralph Rivera Director of Illinois Citizens for Life PAC*
Bob Van Den Bosch Founder of Concerned Christian Americans*

*Organizations and titles for the purposes of identification only

January 30th news conference details:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Anthony R. Martin-Trigona and the Champaign Carny Killing

THIRTY-TWO YEARS AGO, I heard one of the funniest lines in a long career of writing about other peoples' troubles. It was uttered on the steps of a county courthouse by a lawyer who came to hear another brilliant law school graduate -- one denied an Illinois law license for an alleged shaky mental state -- accuse him of fixing a case.
The courthouse-steps press conference had been called by Anthony R. Martin Trigona, a brainy but bizarre local character. Among his targets that day were a Champaign County prosecutor and a defense attorney he maintained had conspired to assure a murderer was acquitted.
After Martin-Trigona wound down, the defense attorney, Robert Isham Auler, gathered the local press and said, "For the first time in my life I have sympathy for the Philistines in the Bible. We both were assailed by the jawbone of an ass."
The reason for this stroll down memory lane is that Anthony R. Martin-Trigona calls himself Andy Martin these days. That's the same back-of-the-pack Illinois U.S. Senate Republican primary candidate who ran a political ad on WBBM radio challenging an opponent to tell if he's gay.
He said that opponent owes an explanation for supporting the gay side in civil rights issues, anathema to ultra-conservatives like him.
He wasn't always so conservative, however.
Five years ago, he called himself pro-gay rights.
Both as Martin-Trigona and Martin period, he has run unsuccessfully for many political offices in Illinois, Florida and Connecticut, and twice for President of the United States.
When he held his 1977 press conference, he was, as now, running for the U.S. Senate, but as a Democrat.
He said then, "I stand for the people of this state and against the rich bankers and powerful Republican lawyers, and they are trying to destroy me before I can get to the Senate and destroy their corrupt way of life."
In those days, it seemed everybody was trying to destroy Martin-Trigona, according to the great man himself. Those people included Auler and me and just about anybody else whose name he could spell, and some he couldn't. He was always suing somebody.
The case he accused Auler and the others of fixing was the prosecution of the late Kistler "Sailor Bill" Killingsworth, a legendary Columbus, Ga. tattoo artist who came through Champaign County with a carnival, and pumped many bullets into a fellow carny while on a break.
It was a fascinating case, delving into the strange world of itinerant carnival workers, each with a weirder nickname than the last. I was then the Daily Illini crime/criminal courts reporter, as well as the local UPI stringer, and I remember the delight with which the UPI rewrite man accepted my calls.
"Oh man, it's the story with all the crazy names," he groaned one time.
Sailor Bill looked like a goner at the start of his trial for killing Jimmy "The Wop" Wilson. There were witnesses, stories of conflicts between the two men, a recovered ivory-handled murder weapon, and Killingsworth's long record as a guy who wasn't shy about mixing it up.
Auler dressed up Sailor Bill in high-collared shirts and long, tightly-buttoned sleeves to hide as many tattoos as possible. He did as complete a job as humanly possible attacking witnesses. But it was way too apparent that Killingsworth, 55, had done the shooting.
I called up Auler today to help refresh my memory of how he made that problem go away.
"Look, Sailor Bill shot this guy," the Urbana attorney said. "So I sent somebody to research the dead guy, and it turns out he's a real scumbag, a dangerous person."
It would be nice for Auler if the local officials who knew Wilson in Georgia would come up to Champaign County and testify why Killingsworth should be so afraid of him that he'd be justified in shooting him full of holes when confronted.
"There's no way we're going to testify for the defense," Auler said he was told.
But his investigator -- a convicted parking meter thief -- couldn't get a job anywhere in town but with Auler, and he wanted to make sure he kept it.
He found out that the local Georgia cops' worst problem was an outlaw motorcycle gang. So the Parking Meter Bandit romanced a female gang associate, and, amazingly, succeeded in finding out a lot about the bikers. He tipped the cops where evidence of drug sales and violent mayhem could be found. Local problem solved.
Back in Champaign County, I sat stunned as a Georgia prosecutor and a police lieutenant took the stand as Sailor Bill defense witnesses, testifying convincingly that anyone in their right mind would fear Wilson.
It was the first time I ever saw a killer jump up and leave a courtroom a free man. But I never thought the fix was in, because I saw the Georgia witnesses testify so convincingly. And anyone who read the stories in three local dailies the next day would have known it, too.
But Martin-Trigona had axes to grind in the courthouse before he ever heard of Sailor Bill. He was under siege by the local system for contempt charges, mostly stemming from insults hurled at judges trying to settle complaints from tenants of his run-down campustown apartment buildings.
The contempt cases went on for years, mainly because, it seemed, Martin-Trigona just didn't know how to apologize and move on from intemperate remarks like "I hope they are paying you well for this fixed case" and "Do I get a transcript of this hearing before it is doctored?"
Such unnecessary legal entanglements have followed him wherever he's gone. Everybody's a crook. Everybody's got something terrible to hide.
You may have noticed that I didn't mention the name of the candidate Martin challenged with the WBBM radio ad. If you don't know, you can find out easily enough. I don't care if the guy is gay or not, but I'm not going to be a part of the attack.
And don't think the attack has no substance. It does.
Tuesday, I received an e-mail from a far-right GOP group that, while disowning Martin, made sure I got a big pile of rumors to wade through. And they were making the almost identical points that Martin did.
And don't imagine that Martin is impotent. In a 1998 run for the U.S. Senate from Florida -- while a fugitive from justice on a local contempt charge -- he was the biggest vote-getter in Miami-Dade County and collected a third of the statewide vote.

Andy Martin History

 Link to Original Article at Illinois Senate Race 2004

Martin has a storied history including multiple Senate and Presidential runs. He drew national attention during the 2000 Presidential Race when he ran an ad accusing Bush of taking cocaine:
ANDY MARTIN, REPUBLICAN FOR PRESIDENT: George Bush had a cocaine problem. His brain suffered from alcohol abuse. Don't trust Bush with your vote until he trusts you with the truth about his past. Bush wants to regulate the Internet because he is angry at the Web site He wants to bomb Iraq. Bush is dangerous, and he wants to be president.
He verbally sparred with FOX News Bill O’Reilly over the ad. O’Reilly called it, “the most unfair political ad I have ever seen in my 25 years of political reporting.” Martin responded by saying he would run the ad everywhere in the country and that he would beat President Bush.

Martin’s website states the following about his military experience:
Andy comes from a family with four generations of clandestine and special operations service. He is a member of The Special Forces Club (U.K.) and an associate member of the Special Forces Association. He has been associated with Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia and South Viet-Nam.
He came back from Iraq in April and held a press conference in New York where he claimed he found Saddam:
On April 30, 2003, I held a New York news conference at which I said Saddam was in Baghdad. This was based on my extensive original research, including the use of local Baghdad dogs (called affectionately the Royal Baghdad Canine Constabulary).

My prediction on April 30th is a matter of record. Subsequent events have proven me correct. The U.S. government is finally paying some attention. Almost two months after I first investigated bomb craters for evidence of Saddam's death, the American military replicated my research. July 9th the New York Post reported Special Forces troops were searching downtown Baghdad, close to where I had originally pinpointed Saddam's location. My investigative efforts and April 30th prediction have been fully confirmed and vindicated.
Throughout his press releases he claims to be the following, “military security and intelligence consultant and a specialist in cyber war tactics,” a “respected voice in America's intelligence community,” and the host of “Andy Martin's America" and column which are “are fulcrums of foreign policy debate, political analysis and contemporary commentary on the Internet.”

He also states that he was assistant to former Illinois U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas, and that he was known as a maverick that fought Daley Machine corruption and helped light the fire that led to Operation Greylord. Martin is a graduate of the University of Illinois and U.I. College of Law.

His press releases include the following statements:
Sharon is the 'new Hitler.' He is a bloodthirsty murderer who kills without conscience. Israel has become a pariah nation under his leadership; not one nation in the world supports Israeli genocide against the Palestinian people.

Ariel Sharon is becoming the Adolph Hitler of the 21st century," says Martin. "He slaughters human beings for sport, while his demented mind slips slowly into societal madness.”

I have asked President Bush to ban travel by Americans to Israel," says Martin. "The recent tragedy in Jerusalem, and former President Clinton's offer to 'carry a rifle for Israel' mandate emergency restraint by the U.S. Government.

I favor abolition of child support and reinstatement of Victorian
principles of divorce. The parent who can support the kids gets custody.
A news story out of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach written July 31, 2003 said this of Martin:
Martin, of course, is mad. Quite mad. He's an enigma wrapped in a riddle who probably should be wrapped in a straitjacket. The would-be senator is one of the most prolific and compulsive lawsuit filers in the United States, a first-class shadow-dwelling fugitive from justice, and a perennial also-ran political candidate whose stance on the issues has changed about as often as Michael Jackson's proboscis.

Martin claims his English grandfather fought with T.E. Lawrence against the Turks before joining a British military intelligence unit and disappearing for good.

The Illinois Supreme Court, however, refused to admit him to the bar, pointing to a military psychiatric exam that allegedly found him to have personality defects that include delusions involving both paranoia and grandeur.

Through the years, he made the ballot for numerous local and federal races in Illinois, New York, and Connecticut. After following his mother down to Florida, he's been as busy as ever, running for governor twice, the state Senate, a couple of flings for the presidency, and three times for the U.S. Senate.

Martin never won a race, but he made some headlines. In 1994, he was found to have broken election laws when he accepted a $50,000 campaign loan from Mom. While Martin is cagey about his finances, I think that loan, plus a courtroom admission that Mom pays his rent and telephone bills, gives a clue about who finances his many far-flung ventures. When I asked him about his net worth, he said it's about zero.
The AP reported in January 20, 2000 that the Florida Supreme Court the following about Martin "Nearly everything Martin files is malicious," the justices wrote. "It appears that Martin's inability to refrain from the 'tactic of injecting personal insults into proceedings' was the main reason why the Illinois Supreme Court refused to allow his admission to that state's bar." AP also reported that Martin spent time in jail:
In 1996, a judge jailed Martin for remarks during a hearing on a restraining order to keep him away from a television station and two cameramen who had scuffled with him.

Martin had called the hearing "a kangaroo court" and "a circus proceeding," but the final straw came when he accused the judge of being "bought and paid for" by the TV station's lawyers.
This seems to be corroborated by Martin himself who issued a statement about the imprisonment:
Andy Martin wrote the lawsuit [against then Secretary of State Katherine Harris] on a prison typewriter on Rikers Island, America's worst penal colony. He is in a maximum-security cell with multi-murderers with a $1 million bail. That compares with $25,000 if he had only killed a few people.
In his ‘92 bid for Senate he report $1,060 in contributions $500 of which came from his mom.  The only contributions ever reported to the FEC
He ran for Illinois Senate in 1980 as Anthony R. Martin-Trigona
Martin's current address listed on his website is:
440 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 3010
Chicago, Illinois 60611

This is located in a 50 floor luxury apartment building next to the Chicago River.

He also has an address listed at:
1574 S. Ocean Lane Suite 111
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, 33316
Tel. (888) 320-ANDY (2639)
This is luxury condo located on the beach in a zip code which the average home goes for $855,000.
In 1998, Martin received 33.6% of the statewide vote in the U.S. Senate statewide primary, carried Miami-Dade County by a landslide. Election Results
The McKenna campaign has made copies of Martins petitions, it remains to be seen whether anyone will challenge him.
Calls made to numerous numbers all led to the same voice mail system and calls have not been returned.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Illinois U.S. Senate Republican Candidates Debate

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The debate begins at 7:00 PM CST on Thursday, January 14, 2010.