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District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District.

NATHANIEL J. BROWN, Appellant, v. PAMELA JO BONDI, Attorney General of Florida, Appellee.

No. 1D17-1211

Decided: April 20, 2018

Nathaniel J. Brown, pro se, Appellant. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General and Charles J. F. Schreiber, Jr., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.

Appellant has filed myriad actions in this Court and others attacking his 2005 judgment and sentence entered in Duval County. See Brown v. State, 229 So. 3d 397 (Mem.) (Fla. 1st DCA 2017). This appeal is the latest in that collection, and like the rest, it is frivolous.

In 2010, we barred Appellant from “filing any future [pro se] appeals, petitions, motions, pleadings or other filings” challenging his conviction, in part because “those filings ha[ve] consumed an inordinate amount of our limited judicial resources.” Brown v. State, 35 So. 3d 72, 73 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010). Apparently unfazed by our warnings, Appellant continued filing pro se actions in this Court challenging that conviction. E.g., Brown v. Tucker, 75 So. 3d 393, 394 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011). In 2017, this Court broadened Appellant's bar to include any further filings, unless they are signed by a member in good standing with The Florida Bar after rejecting Appellant's argument that his civil litigation should be considered separate from his criminal litigation when considering sanctions. Brown v. State, 221 So. 3d 1284, 1284 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017). After barring Appellant twice, we also warned him that future “violation of this order could result in referral to the Department of Corrections for sanctions under section 944.279, Florida Statutes.” Brown, 221 So. 3d at 1284–85.

That brings us to Appellant's current appeal. First, we dismiss the appeal because Appellant is barred from filing any pro se actions in this Court. Second, all pending motions are stricken as unauthorized. But because Appellant has yet to heed our warnings to stop filing frivolous actions, we also direct a certified copy of this opinion be provided to the Department of Corrections to be forwarded to the appropriate institution or facility for disciplinary procedures pursuant to section 944.279, Florida Statutes.

Finally, we note that Appellant is still barred from filing any document with this Court that is not signed by a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, and the Clerk of this Court is directed to reject any further filings by Appellant not signed by a member in good standing with The Florida Bar. This includes any post-disposition motion filed in this case.



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