Xenophon wonders if I was in the courtroom during the hearing in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit Monday morning. There’s an incredibly silly post over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) with all manner of blithering about the hearing and whether or not my behavior was ethical.
I was there. It is true that the docket shows that Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, and I were “not present,” but that is because we did not choose to intervene in the hearing. Neither I nor my lawyer was present at the defense counsels’ table, but I was still in the courtroom watching.
The clerk didn’t call the roll of the defendants. He called the case, and the persons having business before the court on the motion to compel appeared. They were The Dread Pirate Kimberlin representing himself and the two lawyers, one representing Kimberlin Unmasked and one representing Google. Because the order would not affect me, my lawyer and I chose not to intervene. I still attended as a spectator A.) because I’m a party to the suit and B.) because I wished to be able to blog about it from firsthand knowledge.
So the court “missed” me because I didn’t formally appear. Nothing sinister. All quite routine.
It’s interesting to see the various ways the Team Kimberlin is trying to spin the coverage of TDPK’s vexatious lawsuits. The only real accomplishments of the motion to compel is to cause Google to give up what is probably a pseudonym, a blind-alley email, and proxy IP address used to register the Kimberlin Unmasked blogspot account and to make moot the motion to compel filed in the federal copyright case filed against Kimberlin Unmasked.
When I last checked PACER, the federal courts’ online docket tracking system, no one had yet answered the amended complaint in the federal Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. suit.
As the Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin for awhile may remember, I have filed answers to his complaint and his amended complaint in Maryland Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. I expect the next hearing will likely deal with my (and possibly others’) motions to dismiss the suit. If the case survives that hearing, the fun will begin.