The opinion of the court was delivered by: Richard Mills, District Judge:
There are some things that must give way to the shortness of
These lawsuits meet that standard in spades.
The plaintiff, Brenda Pusch, has submitted twelve more civil
rights complaints under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and seeks leave to
proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
For the reasons hereafter, the petitions in each case will
be denied, and each complaint will be dismissed for failure to
state a claim. Furthermore, by this ruling the court enjoins
the plaintiff from filing any further actions, pleadings or
motions unless she complies with the requirements set forth in
It has become plain that steps must be taken to alleviate
the enormous burdens placed on the court and its staff by the
plaintiff. She filed eight pro se civil rights actions in the
two years prior to initiating the twelve lawsuits currently
under consideration. The plaintiff sought leave to proceed in
forma pauperis in each case; without exception, the cases were
dismissed as wholly frivolous.
A brief summary of the plaintiff's lawsuits to date follows:
(1) In Pusch v. State of Illinois, Case Number 90-3217, the
plaintiff attempted to sue the State of Illinois, as well as
judges, lawyers and a defendant in a criminal action, because
the plaintiff was removed from the courtroom for disrupting the
(2) In Pusch v. State Journal Register, Case Number 90-3285,
the plaintiff sought to sue a newspaper for its failure to
"spread the word" regarding the plaintiff's status as the
"third party of the Holy Trinity" and her purported crucifixion
in Los Angeles.
(3) In Pusch v. Horace Mann Insurance Co., Case Number
90-3286, the plaintiff sued her former employer for allegedly
discriminatory hiring practices. The plaintiff indicated that
the insurance company refused to rehire her after the plaintiff
had a nervous breakdown and left Illinois.
(4) In Pusch v. U.S. Marshal, Case Number 92-3311, the
plaintiff sued U.S. Marshals and Springfield public servants
for failing to help her organize an effort to assist Texas
flood victims in January 1992.
(5) In Pusch v. Horace Mann Insurance Co., Case Number
92-3313, the plaintiff again sued her former employer for
failing to rehire the plaintiff after she resigned from her
position and moved to another state.
(6) In Pusch v. U.S. Surgeon General, Case Number 92-3314,
the plaintiff sued the U.S. Surgeon General and the federal
government for discriminating against smokers; the plaintiff
objected to smoking bans in certain hospitals and public
(7) In Pusch v. Mental Health Center, et al., Case Number
92-3315, the plaintiff sued her mother and various local and
out-of-state health care providers for subjecting her to "cruel
and unusual punishment." The plaintiff maintained that she was
"tricked" into undergoing ...