Yesterday, I gave the Gentle Reader an example of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s courtroom incompetence that showed his routine failure to be able to tie the imagined causes to fantasized effects. Today, will look a one of the kinds of problems he has getting documents admitted into evidence.
This exchange occurred during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial last October when TDPK tried to introduce a blog post by Aaron Walker into evidence:
MR. KIMBERLIN: May 20th — this is Exhibit 49 — May 20th, 2012, Brett Kimberlin news roundup, documenting the Streisand effect. I’d like to explain the Streisand effect.
MR. WALKER: Objection. Is he an expert witness on this?
THE COURT: Sustained.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Okay.
Now, if anyone can be an expert on the Streisand Effect, Brett Kimberlin should be qualified, but by bring it up in the way he did, he painted himself into a corner. By showing that Aaron was writing about the Streisand Effect blowback that TDPK was experience as a result of his attempts to use the courts to censor information on the Internet, Kimberlin was opening himself up for a line of cross examination which might have been quite fruitful. He was lucky that the court sustained Aaron’s objection and that he didn’t try to argue to get the post in.
OTOH, it was probably good for Aaron to object as a way of keeping one of Kimberlin’s distraction out of the sight of the jury.
T-minus 11 days and counting.