According to the docket posted on the Maryland Judiciary website, the trial judge for the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit will be Hon. Eric M. Johnson. The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has appeared before Judge Johnson in a case styled Kimberlin v. Walker before, the first peace order case that TDPK brought back in 2012.
THE COURT: I’m not suggesting that they do, but the law cannot prohibit all annoying conduct. We’ve reached a point in this society where people think they have a right not to be offended. Where did that come from? You read about it everyday in the paper. Somebody is offended by something and wants somebody to apologize. Where did that come from? Where is the right not to be offended?
You say that things have been written about you that are not right. It is a dangerous, dangerous argument to make that a sanction should be entered against people when they choose to exercise their First Amendment constitutional rights just because it’s annoying.
Now let me say, parenthetically, there are civil remedies available if someone defames someone, however, truth is a defense.
So if a person says somebody has a record and, in fact, they do have a record, you’ll have a hard time getting a judgment in a libel or slander case.
That’s from the transcript of the de novo appeal trial of first peace order TDPK sought.