There was a hearing in the case this afternoon. Judge Hecker had issued an order compelling Brett Kimberlin to fully answer certain interrogatories propounded to him in discovery, and The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin had refused to do so. Judge Hecker then issued an order to TDPK requiring him appear at the hearing today to show cause why he was not in contempt of court.
I expected that TDPK would purge his contempt, and he did so, but not in the way I thought he would. I thought he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Instead, he chose to fully answer the interrogatories under oath in open court. Of course, his answers seem to be contradicted by documentary evidence, but that’s a separate issue which he may have to deal with at a later date.
I also brought up the pending motion to compel discovery from the Cabin Boy™ and the pending contempt petition from him. The judge noted that the motion was ripe and that he should rule on it soon.
So everything is proceeding (more or less) as I have foreseen.