Yesterday, I got a copy of Defendant Kimberlin’s Response to Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions filed in the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. case. I was not able to post it without review and redaction because it contains substantial amounts of information filed under seal by Aaron Walker per Judge Potter’s order.
The sealed material in the body of the motion and its exhibits have been redacted.
<mockery>IANAL. My formal legal experience consists of a one semester course in the Uniform Code of Military Justice while in ROTC, work as an expert witness, service as a jury foreman, plaintiff in various lawsuits, and defendant in a criminal case (a trumped up charge on which I was acquitted). Oh, and traffic court. I believe I have good general understanding of the Rules of Evidence. My experience suggests that judges expect their orders to be obeyed.
Judge Potter ordered that the parties to the suit would keep discovery materials confidential between themselves. Including multiple pages of such material in an unsealed motion strikes me as a violation of the judge’s order. Given that TDPK had included a document sealed by a Maryland court in a previous motion, I wonder how he will convince the judge that his behavior is acceptable.</mockery>
Gentle Reader, if you scan the motion, you’ll see that it is a target rich environment for fisking and mockery. Stay tuned.
Tick, tock, tick, tock, …
UPDATE 2–An emailer reminds me that the White Chocolate Covered Pretzels that the Scouts sell are good too.