I think so, Brain … but wouldn’t it be better to have stained glass windows that weren’t made by pigeons?
The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has sued us defendants in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness for a non-existent tort. He has a habit of doing that sort of thing. Two of the counts alleged in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit. were thrown out because the were not valid causes of action.TDPK must have slept through the hour they covered civil torts while his was imagining getting his B.S. in law from the Robert H. Smith School of Business during the years he was serving time in federal prison. If he’d stayed awake, he might have known that conspiracy isn’t a tort. Even an inexperience pro se like me knows better.
Consistent with this principle, it was sometimes said that a conspiracy claim was not an independent cause of action, but was only the mechanism for subjecting co-conspirators to liability when one of their member committed a tortious act. Royster v. Baher, 365 S.W.2d 496, 499, 500 (Mo. 1963) (“[A]n alleged conspiracy by or agreement between the defendants is not of itself actionable. Some wrongful act to the plaintiffs damage must have been done by one or more of the defendants, and the fact of a conspiracy merely bears on the liability of the various defendants as joint tortfeasors”). See Halberstam v. Welch, 705 F.2d 472, 479 (CADC 1983) (“Since liability for civil conspiracy depends on performance of some underlying tortious act, the conspiracy is not independently actionable; rather, it is a means for establishing vicarious liability for the underlying tort”).
Bech v. Prupis, et al., 529 U.S. 494, 503 (2000). Stuff like this isn’t that hard to look up on Google Scholar.
I don’t believe anything, but I have many suspicions.
—Robert Anton Wilson
I think so, Brain … of course, I’m confident. I have no idea what’s really going on.
As some of the races tighten before next Tuesday’s election, a lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore over apparent voting by non-citizens in Frederick County, Maryland. Bryan Preston has more here.
Maryland state law makes it easier for non-citizens, both those present legally and those in the country against the law, to vote. Maryland issues drivers licenses to legal and illegal aliens. Driver’s licenses in turn make it easier under the Motor Voter law to register to vote. Maryland also offers copious taxpayer-funded social programs to non-citizens in the state.
Read the whole thing.
Here are a couple of snippets from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LinkedIn Profile.That item about a B.S. in law from the Robert H. Smith School of Business brings up some interesting points. From 1986 through 1990, Brett Kimberlin was serving time with the federal Bureau of Prisons. According to Citizen K, TDPK’s authorized biography, he earned a B.S. in human services from Thomas Edison State College with a specialization in community legal services while he was in the slammer. The Robert H. Smith School of Business does not grant any undergraduate degrees in law. In fact, it doesn’t grant any law degrees at all. University of Maryland law degrees are granted by the School of Law. No B.S. is offered, only the J.D., LL. M., and M.S.L. degrees.
Ah, hah! This may explain TDPK’s clumsiness in dealing with all his vexatious lawsuits. He has a non-existent degree from an institution that doesn’t grant such a degree and that he earned when he couldn’t have attended the school.
UPDATE—Brett Kimberlin’s skills in public policy, community development, community outreach, and strategic communications are vouched for on his LinkedIn profile by Neal Rauhauser.
Here are two more candidates that I’m supporting. I’m voting for Fred Hecker to keep his job as a Circuit Court judge and for Jim DeWees to be the new Carroll County Sheriff.