I’ll have a more detail report later, but here’s the Cliff’s Notes version—
Judge Mason felt that since the constitutionality issue will wind up in an appeals court, he severed the case against the State and ruled in the State’s favor to allow Aaron Walker to expedite his appeal.
He ruled that the claims against the Kimberlins for acts after 1 January, 2013, could proceed. Aaron Walker will file a suitably amended complaint within 15 days.
More details after lunch.
UPDATE—Actually, the hearings went rather quickly with one exception. There were exhibits attached to the Kimberlins’ motion to dismiss which were not served on Aaron Walker. The court took a recess to copy those exhibits and allow time for Aaron to examine them.
The only other out-of-the-ordinary moment occurred when Judge Mason had had enough interruptions from the defense table, and he warned that he would sanction the next person who spoke out of order.
UPDATE 2—This post is not about Ben Carson. If you want to comment about him, go here. Any further comment about Ben Carson and West Point submitted to this post will be trashed.