Meanwhile, in Courtroom Number 2 …

… the Maryland Court of Special Appeals is hearing The Dread Pro-Se Kimbelin’s appeal of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit this morning. There will be no oral argument. The case will be considered on the written record.

21 thoughts on “Meanwhile, in Courtroom Number 2 …

  1. I’m very curious. How does a “hearing” based only on written argument proceed?

    Is it just the panel judges going back and forth? Are counsel available to answer questions, somewhat (but not actually at all) like arguing before SCOTUS?

    • If the appeal is placed on the Court’s summary calendar, a three-judge panel will review the case without hearing oral argument from the parties. The appeal will be decided based on the briefs submitted by the parties and on applicable law.

      After the summary calendar date, the Court will file a written opinion deciding the case. The Court may dismiss the appeal, affirm the judgment of the circuit court, reverse or vacate the judgment of the circuit court, modify the judgment of the circuit court, or remand the case to the circuit court for further proceedings. There is no specific time frame in which the Court’s opinion must be filed.

  2. Well, let’s hope that Brett’s rambling briefs are as amusing to the panel as his in person arguments would have been. I’d hate for them to miss out on the lulz.

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