On Accuracy in Reporting

It’s interesting to note the difference in how folks supporting the opposing sides of the federal Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. case have reported on yesterday’s dismissal.

One commenter is cheering a great victory and vindication, claiming that suit was dismissed with prejudice.

This site has published the judge’s actual order and supporting memorandum. These documents say nothing of a dismissal with prejudice.

One makes unsupported claims. The cites primary sources for facts.

The Gentle Reader may choose which to believe.

3 thoughts on “On Accuracy in Reporting


  1. I first heard about the dismissal from one of those other sites writers via Twitter. And he was going on about how it was over, blah blah blah…which gave me a sinking feeling and disgust thinking that justice was not going to be done.

    I then got to read the REAL story here and feel much better. Between here and the quote from The Other McCain (I’m not sure how to link in the comments or I would) I feel much better for the eventual outcome in the Federal case.

    So thank you for the great and ACCURATE reportage. Mr. Hoge.


  2. To me, it seems like a waste of time to pursue the federal suit while the state suit is ongoing. If AW wins against TDPK in the VA lawsuit, and TDPK continues to successfully harass him in MD, only then would it make sense to revive the federal suit.

    The federal suit requires fear of future harm to AW by MD courts. At this point I don’t think AW can show that. It’s just as likely that TDPK will not file another peace order in MD, or that MD courts would reject a peace order application by TDPK. Because AW cannot show that this harm will occur (he can’t even show a 20% chance it will happen again) there is no basis to keep the federal suit alive.

    The process AW was dragged through in MD was a travesty, but it’s over. He can’t show that he will be dragged through it again, by TDPK. Therefore, he should walk away from the federal suit, until such time as MD again subjects him to an unfair process that he can’t reasonably resolve in MD courts.

    If a judge tells you to “stop,” think long and hard before you “go.”

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