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U.S. Special Circuit
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 34-cv-623123

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Certain Electronic Documents Relating to 'SCP-XXXX', et. al. Date Filed: 09/23/2034
Assigned to: Special Circuit Judge Josephus Blake Jury Demand: None
Cause: 18:0981 Forfeiture Nature of Suit: 690 Forfeit/Penalty: Other
Jurisdiction: U.S. Government Plaintiff
Plaintiff
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Represented by Josephus Blake
Special Circuit Judge
Date Filed # Docket Text
09/23/2034 1 SUA SPONTE COMPLAINT FOR FORFEITURE IN REM against Certain Electronic Documents Relating to 'SCP-XXXX', And All Iterations and Derivations Thereof; ORDER appointing ██████ ███████ █████████ a/k/a 'O5-4' as Special Deputy U.S. Marshal, filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A-VSZXEKTLDNKIZSDTMZQ, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet)(jbla) (Entered: 09/23/2034)



































Item#: XXXX
Level1
Containment Class:
euclid
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
ekhi
Risk Class:
notice

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is currently contained through the efforts of Community Legal Services Network, a non-profit legal services organization funded by a collective of Foundation front corporations, and the legal departments of various entities which are sued by it. Per Ethics Committee decision #20-931, CLSN's representational activity occurs under the sole supervision of non-Foundation attorneys, though funding is contingent on addressing instances of SCP-XXXX-C. The Foundation lends operational support to CLSN by identifying and conveying instances of SCP-XXXX-C by paying an instance of SCP-XXXX-B to provide it with daily updates on newly filed cases, and aids it in funding its operations primarily by identifying meritorious causes of action which are particularly likely to mutate into instances of SCP-XXXX-C if not pursued. This has successfully reduced occurrences of SCP-XXXX-C to approximately 1.7 million per year, consisting mostly of unmeritorious and/or unprofitable cases.

In the states of Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont, KeepSafe Litigation, an unaffiliated legal form website, has been awarded a contract by CLSN to handle pre-litigation practice, automatically responding to instances of SCP-XXXX-C with form answers and motions free of charge once informed of the existence of a pocket-served lawsuit by a prospective defendant. Search engine optimization has been implemented to ensure that KeepSafe is the first result when terms relating to defending a lawsuit in the aforementioned states are searched.

Most concerningly, Hume levels appear to be irrelevant for the purposes of SCP-XXXX containment. As such, no practical method of containing SCP-XXXX-A itself has been identified at this time and all efforts are directed towards containing its effects.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a phenomenon consisting of multiple parts.

SCP-XXXX-A is an American attorney named Josephus Blake, believed to be a highly powerful reality bender. SCP-XXXX-A has been admitted to practice before the courts of every single state and territory and every single federal court, and a record exists of him timely paying his bar dues and maintaining continuing education standards in every jurisdiction. However, further research reveals that in each case, a person who believed they were working for him paid his dues and updated his records for him, being reimbursed by SCP-XXXX-B or someone else working on SCP-XXXX-A's behalf. Despite hiring no attorneys to exercise independent legal judgment, only hiring local counsel to appear in person when an in-person appearance is necessary, prior to partial containment SCP-XXXX-A filed approximately five million lawsuits each year and was responsible for 12.5% of the lawsuits in the United States. Observers tend to attribute this entirely to non-anomalous factors such as good marketing and a strong work ethic.

No biographical records of SCP-XXXX-A exist besides his birth certificate, which is blank except for his name, place and date of birth, and no other records exist of him until college, which illustrates a particularly successful educational career culminating in a law degree from the University of Chicago. It appears that throughout his entire education, SCP-XXXX-A was allowed the use of a professional amanuensis to take all of his examinations, and relied on a designated student to take all of his notes; his professors universally praised his brilliant legal acumen and insightful responses in class, but none of them could describe specifics of his demeanor, appearance or the sound of his voice. SCP-XXXX-A then clerked for a judge of the Ninth Circuit, then for a justice of the United States Supreme Court for two years, being retained by a high-profile law firm in 2025. Finally, after six months at his firm, he went into private practice.

Collectively, his law firm, Blake & Partners, consisting of no attorneys but SCP-XXXX-A and approximately 150,000 paralegals and other legal support staff (currently undergoing downsizing due to effective containment efforts), are referred to as SCP-XXXX-B. When employees of SCP-XXXX-B are informed of the anomalous aspects of their practice, such as the impossible magnitude of legal research which he supposedly performs and the numbers of states in which he practices simultaneously, the employees at first express disbelief, but then quickly attribute this to the 'overwhelming demand' for his legal acumen. Instances of SCP-XXXX-B produce all of SCP-XXXX-A's actual legal writing, but are unable to explain it; instead, they simply state that they are working directly off of SCP-XXXX-A's instructions.

SCP-XXXX-C are the lawsuits filed by SCP-XXXX-A. Instances of SCP-XXXX-C are invariably brought within one month of the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, and always without the initial knowledge of the plaintiff. When informed of the existence of the lawsuit and shown documentation, the plaintiff invariably 'recalls' its existence and that they retained SCP-XXXX-A, but cannot recall specifics about retaining him. The person does not appear to obtain any knowledge anomalously per se, but rather recognizes true facts that are told them as if they were memories and thereby anomalously 'infers' untrue antecedents. When interrogated as to why they had not filed their lawsuit earlier, subjects tend to state their true motivations, even if they diametrically conflict with the act of filing a lawsuit: for example, that the plaintiff felt that suing others was wrong, that the amount was too small to be worried about, or that the plaintiff was personally related to the defendant and did not wish to spoil their relationship. No dissonance is perceived on the part of the speaker. Although they are symptoms of the anomaly, instances of SCP-XXXX-C in and of themselves are not anomalous, and proceed as regular lawsuits until SCP-XXXX-D is triggered, showing no compulsive effect on judges whatsoever.

SCP-XXXX-D is the anomalous collection and enforcement process on final judgments obtained by SCP-XXXX-A and his law firm. This consists of two distinct phenomena:

  • SCP-XXXX-D-I compels affected individuals to pay off judgment debts to SCP-XXXX-A's clients before any other debt, including tax and child support debts. Under questioning, judgment debtors will state that it's the 'right thing to do', or words to that effect, and will do so even if they have no intention of paying off any other debts. However, they will not sacrifice their ability to eat, pay rent or otherwise survive.
  • SCP-XXXX-D-II compels any person having the legal authority and duty to enforce any injunctions obtained by SCP-XXXX-A's clients to do so immediately, without payment of any fees or regard for operational constraints. Enforcement is non-anomalous in nature, and if interfered with, can be defeated either by making enforcement moot, or by making it impossible to enforce the injunction by conventional means (e.g. encasing an object which a court has ordered to be retrieved in solid steel, or throwing it into a swamp). Individuals so compelled do not have any anomalous properties besides their compulsion to execute the lawful orders obtained by SCP-XXXX, and will consciously choose not to do so if it will put themselves at risk.

SCP-XXXX-A's rate of success is not anomalously high, and he appears to have little to no compulsive effect over any judge or jury. Rather, the quality of his representation appears to be the primary driver behind his remarkable success: SCP-XXXX-A has an unusual aptitude for legal writing and research, able to brief and argue cases in every area of state and federal law, and as a general rule does not miss deadlines or make errors in research (or, when he does, they are seemingly calculated to prey on the gaps in knowledge that a judge or opposing counsel has). His choice of litigation strategy is extremely adaptable, alternating on a spectrum between borderline vexatious amounts of pretrial litigation over minor issues and a highly conciliatory, magnanimous approach, depending on the judge and litigant in question. Instances of SCP-XXXX-C have settled in days for significant sums solely based off the strength of SCP-XXXX-A's reputation in the legal community. Per internal contacts within SCP-XXXX-B, SCP-XXXX-A usually takes a contingency fee of 25% off of his cases, plus filing, copying and other costs; this amount varies depending on his personal assessment of the case's difficulty. Once the case concludes, SCP-XXXX-B will tender the amount due to the plaintiff according to the contingency agreement.

At present, SCP-XXXX-A seems to be interested solely in filing lawsuits on behalf of neglected plaintiffs; there is no evidence that he has ever used the effects of SCP-XXXX-D for other, possibly more profitable endeavors, such as debt collection, or more nefarious ones, such as inflicting confinement, injury or death upon others. Nonetheless, SCP-XXXX's observed effects, particularly his compulsive powers as well as his ability to stay physically concealed from the Foundation in spite of our best efforts, warrant continued observation, study and containment.


































Item#: XXXX
Level1
Containment Class:
esoteric
Secondary Class:
ticonderoga
Disruption Class:
ekhi
Risk Class:
notice

Special Containment Procedures: Dockets and the business activities of SCP-XXXX-B will continue to be monitored as per previous containment protocol. The Community Legal Services Network has been redirected to other purposes and the contract with KeepSafe Litigation has been suspended.

Description: SCP-XXXX was an anomalous entity which prosecuted civil lawsuits against various parties through various proxies (see prior version rev. 3.4). This phenomenon continued from approximately July 2025 to February 2028, at which point SCP-XXXX-A 'stepped down' from his position as managing director of Blake & Partners and all anomalous activity ceased.

SCP-XXXX-B has since been operated by former firm paralegals who had obtained bar licensure via non-anomalous means through the firm's Cubicle to Office long-term expansion plan. It now handles approximately one hundred thousand cases a year, mostly personal injury cases, and has had to lay off the vast majority of its staff.

The whereabouts of SCP-XXXX-A are presently unknown. At present, however, all anomalous effects have ceased. Although containment is no longer a priority and, indeed, is no longer feasible, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that SCP-XXXX has permanently ceased activity. Previous containment measures will go into full effect if SCP-XXXX-B exhibits any further anomalous behavior.



































Warning: The following document contains hazardous information.


If you are or have ever been a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America, or are in regular contact with any person or who is physically present in or regularly does business in the United States, do not proceed. Contact Foundation Legal Services to receive a suitability determination before proceeding. Failure to receive a suitability determination prior to reading this file may result in Class-A amnesticization.

Item#: XXXX
Level3
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
{$secondary-class}
Disruption Class:
amida
Risk Class:
caution

Of Law there can be no less acknowledged
than that her seat is the bosom of God,
her voice the harmony of the world.

Special Containment Procedures: No American citizen, permanent resident or other person present in the special territorial or maritime jurisdiction of the United States or any of its states or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or any of its states is to be given access to this document or any other information relating to SCP-XXXX unless specifically determined by Foundation counsel to be immune to the jurisdiction of SCP-XXXX in any way, shape or form. No Foundation personnel outside of the United States are to be transferred to the United States or engage in business relationships with any person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or any of its states. Any American personnel with below level 3 clearance showing interest in American law will be evaluated for overseas transfer.

News coverage of SCP-XXXX-A's decisions are to be heavily restricted through dissemination of broadcasting guidelines which emphasize the political aspect of SCP-XXXX-A's decisions, deemphasize their legal reasoning and do not mention its name, position or court in any way.1 All non-field Class C personnel and above not assigned to the SCP-XXXX Mitigation Unit are to be made completely unaware of any decisions made by SCP-XXXX-A. Field personnel will be treated with targeted amnestics upon return from field duty if they have been exposed to SCP-XXXX-A in any way.

Class B personnel officially recognized as diplomatic and consular staff from the Republic of ████████ are to be stationed in all major cities in which to provide objective assessments of SCP-XXXX-A's decisions. Since In re Purported Diplomats, No. 31-cv-██████ (S.C. 2031)2, this procedure is no longer effective in its original form and will be discontinued. Only 'bona fide' embassies and consulates established for an independent purpose, voluntarily providing information, can be used to observe SCP-XXXX directly without becoming subject to its jurisdiction. Twenty-three diplomats have agreed to share information with the Foundation as part of Project Callahan.

Given SCP-XXXX's pervasive nature, true containment is not possible at this time without the complete destruction of the legal profession and judiciary in the United States, as amnestic medications which remove knowledge of SCP-XXXX also remove knowledge of basic legal concepts which are impossible to re-learn without being re-infected. Due to SCP-XXXX's incredibly strong memetic effect, seemingly unbound by any physical constraints, it is impossible to tell if its 'jurisdiction' is a true limitation or is in fact simply a red herring: SCP-XXXX may have ordered the execution of millions of people that we may simply be rationalizing or failing to perceive. As such, research remains an extremely high priority.

Given the overwhelming threat that SCP-XXXX poses to baseline reality, all committees and projects related to SCP-XXXX are subject to the direct oversight and supervision of O5-4.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the name of an anomalous, highly contagious memetic/anti-memetic phenomenon given consistent form by a collective delusion. This phenomenon consists of three parts: the existence of a person, SCP-XXXX-A, its law clerks who memorialize its decisions, SCP-XXXX-B, and its powers to see its judgments through and maintain credibility as a judge, SCP-XXXX-C.

SCP-XXXX-A is a nonexistent person named Josephus Blake. The extent to which SCP-XXXX maintains a separate awareness in excess of the awareness others have of it is unknown. In 2029, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Judicial Compensation Act, which created the United States Special Circuit Court and consolidated a large part of federal civil and criminal procedure. The Senate recommended and the President appointed SCP-XXXX-A as its sole Special Circuit Judge for life. The Congressmen who sponsored and voted on the legislation recall being lobbied to pass said legislation by a person named Josephus Blake, but either do not remember why they did it or did not realize that the Judicial Compensation Act, which was primarily intended to increase the compensation and number of federal judges, created the Special Circuit Court.

As sole Special Circuit Judge, SCP-XXXX-A may represent the United States in a prosecutorial capacity, act as judge in the cases it litigates when it is representing the United States, may temporarily or permanently substitute any local, state or federal judge, as well as any arbitrator, in any case3, serves for life, is not legally obligated to recuse itself from any matter and cannot be impeached.4 Its decisions cannot be reviewed by any superior court. Individuals afflicted with SCP-XXXX, which presently constitutes the entire American judiciary, legal profession and any person having any contact with the judicial system sufficient to discover the existence of the Special Circuit5, will believe that SCP-XXXX-A is a person who actually exists, despite the fact that it has never been seen, that no pictures, video or even physical descriptions of it exist, and the fact that it has no coherent jurisprudential philosophy. Individuals who are truly immune to the jurisdiction of the United States or any of its states, such as diplomats, certain consular staff and foreign heads of state who are visiting the United States, do not believe in the existence of SCP-XXXX-A. Foundation operatives brief such individuals on this phenomenon on a case-by-case basis.

SCP-XXXX-B is the means by which SCP-XXXX-A puts its 'will' into writing. SCP-XXXX-B are SCP-XXXX-A's law clerks, which usually number between forty and forty-eight people. Instances of SCP-XXXX-B are categorized by yearly cohort; the current cohort is SCP-XXXX-B-4, numbering forty-five people. Instances of SCP-XXXX-B display no anomalous effect with the exception of their infection with SCP-XXXX.

SCP-XXXX-C is comprised of SCP-XXXX's compulsive effects. Formerly a property of the settlements and judgments which resulted from SCP-XXXX's earliest detected iteration (SCP-XXXX-D), its dual possession of prosecutorial and judicial powers has significantly increased both its scope and threat. This meme is subdivided into two parts:

  • SCP-XXXX-C-I. Within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States or any of its states, and in relation to SCP-XXXX's subject-matter jurisdiction, no command given by SCP-XXXX-A can be willfully disobeyed by any person charged with enforcing the law.6 In theory, commands will only be obeyed when SCP-XXXX has had both personal and subject-matter jurisdiction to hear a case, though it interprets its jurisdiction widely.
  • SCP-XXXX-C-II. The laws, decisions and other anomalous events surrounding SCP-XXXX-A will appear entirely normal. This has a considerably more muted effect on individuals not currently present in the United States7 nor presently subject to its extraterritorial jurisdiction8. Although people affected by SCP-XXXX-C-II may express either positive or negative reactions to its decisions, or even engage in in-depth analysis in which they disagree with its decisions, they do not dispute SCP-XXXX-A's constitutional right to issue them. Courts will issue decisions treating its decisions as settled precedent, and do not challenge them unless a change in substantive law occurs. When informed of the anomalous nature of SCP-XXXX, individuals will simply rationalize or forget about what they've been told about it, even individuals who are aware of anomalous beings in general.

SCP-XXXX was thought to no longer be active in 2028, when its prior effects, limited to various civil matters filed by an attorney named Josephus Blake and his law firm, ceased entirely. However, this entity had in fact filed lobbying disclosures with the federal House of Representatives and Senate under the name of a shell LLC owned in name by an employee of SCP-XXXX-A's law firm (former SCP-XXXX-B) and had been engaging actively in high-profile funding campaigns on behalf of various senators and representatives, despite being nonexistent. The extremely unusual nature of the Judicial Compensation Act of 2029 was immediately noticed upon first appearing in the news by Senior Researcher █████ ███ of the Mongolian Foundation.

SCP-XXXX-A routinely issues various writs, orders and injunctions (a complete list of which is available in the Foundation Reporter starting at 23 Fd. Rptr. p. 1), which are referred to as SCP-XXXX-1 through SCP-XXXX-█████████. The vast majority of these orders tend to be in relation to minor procedural matters9, but can and has resulted in major changes in state or federal law. Interviews of attorneys and self-represented parties in which SCP-XXXX-A has 'intervened' reveal a split picture: while the prevailing party's counsel in any intervention tends toward a median of 3.5 on the Kincaid-Bradley Idealism Scale10, non-prevailing parties have a median of 2.9. In no case did an individual with a lower KB score prevail in an intervention, regardless of legal merit.11 It is unknown whether SCP-XXXX makes decisions based off of which party's counsel is more idealistic, if SCP-XXXX simply targets cases in which the more idealistic counsel shares its opinion, or SCP-XXXX itself originates from the collective hopes of counsel who are more idealistic.

SCP-XXXX has made evictions nearly impossible to carry out in under a year12, allowed class action lawsuits to proceed even when class members have waived their right to pursue one13 and made it considerably easier to sue state governments as well as the federal government.14 SCP-XXXX's decisions have had an extreme impact on American society, affecting issues as fundamental as rent, medical care, automobile manufacturing, oil and natural gas extraction, children's toys, gas and electricity, firearms and ammunition, police brutality, immigration policy and U.S. and global equity markets. A particularly notable trend, though not directly traceable to a specific compulsive effect, has been a three-fold increase in the number of lawsuits filed each year. This appears to account for the significant amount of plaintiff-friendly decisions that SCP-XXXX has set forth throughout its tenure as Special Circuit Judge.