Regardless of what the voices are telling him, I have no intention of asking the court to change the peace order issued against Schmalfeldt in any way—except possibly seeking a six month extension. I can’t say that I’m looking forward to the hearing on 16 October. I take no joy in watching the Cabin Boy making a fool of himself.
Oh, and that bit about “unconstitutional means” is utter rubbish. We have in the U. S. Constitution a thing called the First Amendment. One of the rights secured therein is the right to petition the government for redress of grievance, and the sort of petition I filed seeking the peace order is one of the sorts of things covered by that clause. At least the Supreme Court thinks so [California Motor Transport Co. v. Trucking Unlimited, 404 U.S. 508 (1972)].
The right of access to the courts is indeed but one aspect of the right of petition.
The Cabin Boy really needs to stop getting his legal advice from Acme.