The hearing for a Final Peace Order in the Elliott v. Kimberlin case was held in the District Court in Silver Spring, Maryland, this morning. Neither Mr. Elliott or Brett Kimberlin did a good job of presenting their views of the facts to Judge Hamitlon, and he wound up denying the Peace Order.
Yes, the judge did allow Kimberlin to testify even though he knew that Kimberlin had a perjury conviction, although I’m not sure that the testimony advanced Kimberlin’s cause. If my note taking and recollection are correct, Brett Kimberlin’s testimony in this hearing contradicts or, at least, is undermined by his testimony from last week. It will interesting to compare the two transcript recordings when they become available.
Mr. Elliott can appeal the matter for a new trial in Circuit Court. He has 30 days to make up his mind.
UPDATE—I verified the first comment below with Mr. Elliott before allowing it through moderation. Its from him. He says he will appeal.
UPDATE 2—Mr. Elliott is asking for help. He can certainly have mine. Gentle Reader, if you also wish to help Mr. Elliot, make yourself known in the comment section. Is there a lawyer out there who would take the case pro bono? Would anyone be willing to contribute to a legal fund?
UPDATE 3—Normally, I’m not concerned with off-topic comments, but for this post please stay on topic.