Pandora’s Cluster


abell-2744This image of Pandora’s Cluster, a galaxy cluster also know as Abell 2744, was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light. The gravity of this galaxy cluster is strong enough to act as a lens magnifying the images of more distant background galaxies. That is called gravitational lensing. The fuzzy blobs in this picture are the massive galaxies at the core of the cluster.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I find it interesting that the first motion The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit was a Motion to Quash Subpoenas and Stay Discovery. I opposed TDPK’s motion and also filed a motion to compel GoDaddy to comply with the subpoena sent to them. Judge Hecker denied Kimberlin’s motion and granted mine.

Kimberlin whined that my subpoenas were part of a campaign to harass him and that I knew his address because he had just given it to the court, so the subpoena was unnecessary.

Between my written opposition and my oral argument, I responded that TDPK did not have standing to move to quash the subpoenas relating to Matt Osborne, Almighty Media, and Breitbart Unmasked—unless he was admitting to being the person writing as Matt Osborne on Breitbart Umasked or that he was the owner of Almighty Media and/or Breitbart Unmasked. As for the GoDaddy subpoena, it was issued when the Kimberlins were evading service. It sought the billing address for Brett Kimberlin’s personal website as a likely means of determining a good address for service of process.

The judge determined that my subpoena was not abusive and that the address provided by GoDadday would be a good check on the address provided by the Kimberlins.

TDPK appears to be deeply concerned about discovery. At the end of the hearing, he moved to stay discovery, and I agreed to put it on hold until after Schmalfeldt’s answer was due and the scheduled Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial was supposed to end. We agreed on a stay until 17 October, the Monday following the trial.

So here is the schedule of upcoming dates for Aaron’s case and mine—

Tomorrow—Motions Hearing, Walker v. Kimberlni, et al., Montgomery County

3 October, Deposition of Aaron Walker by Brett Kimberlin, Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. (Will not occur if Aaron’s motions for summary judgment are granted on Friday.)

11 through 13 October, Trial, Walker v. Kimberlin, et al., Montgomery County (Will not occur if Aaron’s motions for summary judgment are granted on Friday.)

12 October, The Kimberlins’ Corrected Filings Due, Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al.

17 October, Discovery Stay Ends, Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know


I found this in my email inbox late this morning.

I find it interesting that the Cabin Boy™ has the personal knowledge to be able to deny some of the things he has denied.

As for his fourth motion to dismiss, any substantive public comment that I intend to make prior the court’s ruling on the motion will be contained in the opposition I will file.

The “Close to 400” Lie


For the past few months the Kimberlins (and the Cabin Boy™) have been touting the false story that I have filed “close to 400 legal actions against [the Kimberlins] and those associated with them in three different counties in Maryland, including Carroll, Howard and Montgomery.” That falsehood was the foundation of the Kimberlins’ motion in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit to find me a vexatious litigant.

Yesterday, Judge Hecker looked at the evidence and found that I did not file so many legal actions. He further noted that it appeared I had been the defendant in cases that had actually been filed more often than not. Then he denied the Kimberlins motion.

The Kimberlins have also used the same lie in some of their filings in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit—as if their bizarre claim about the number of lawsuits I supposedly filed has any bearing on whether or not they filed false criminal complaints against Aaron Walker. IANAL, but I’ll bet that given Judge Hecker’s finding, the Kimberlins are now estopped from further use of the “close to 400” allegation. (That probably should apply to the Cabin Boy™ as well.) We’ll see if The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin tries to bring it up during the motions hearing in Aaron’s case this Friday.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.