The Gentle Reader may remember that the Maryland Court of Special Appeals dismissed Aaron Walker’s appeal against the State of Maryland in the case involving the constitutionality of the so-called Grace’s Law, a state statute that outlaws using the Internet to publish something that upsets a minor child. Aaron has filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Maryland Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court, seeking review of the lower court’s decision. The petition was filed several weeks ago, but I held off writing about until I was sure that Brett Kimberlin had been served a copy and was aware of the further appeal. He is not a party in the case going forward, the only remaining parties are Aaron and the State, but I wanted to see how Kimberlin would react before I posted anything.
On 21 August, about the time Kimberlin would have been served,
Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread published a post about the appeal (No, I won’t link to it.) tagged with the line: “Walker appeals court decision that denied him his lifetime right to harass minor children online.” It should not surprise the Gentle Reader who has been following the Saga of the Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin that BU‘s tagline is false and deceptive. Indeed, if another website were to have published such a statement, it probably would have been defamatory. That’s not the likely case with BU because one of the elements of defamation is that the statement damaged the victim’s reputation. No one in his right mind believes anything published on BU, so nothing posted there should be harmful to anyone’s reputation. Of course, the whole post amounts to nothing more than one of the Kimberlin false narratives misrepresenting both the facts and the law related to Aaron’s appeal.
BTW, the fact that I was able to wait to Labor Day to post about an almost-two-week-old article at BU without anyone else on the Intertwebz thaving taken notice of it shows how vanishingly small The
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimblerlin’s web presence has become.
Here’s Aaron’s petition. It speaks for itself—
One more thing … The picture accompanying the post is a composite of headshots of Aaron and me. That’s interesting because I’m not a party to the case. I never was. Also, the body of the article alludes to the series of TKPOTD-in-review posts that I’ve been publishing while we wait for the final resolution of Aaron’s case. It’s pretty clear that those posts have gotten under Kimberlin’s skin. The
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin would like think that day-to-day coverage of Team Kimberlin is dying out. It isn’t. While it doesn’t generate the traffic that it did when trials were going on, it still generates thousands of hits per week. I’d be willing to be that the average daily traffic on those posts exceeds the monthly traffic on all the Kimberlin-related websites combined. But the purpose of the TKPOTD series is not to annoy. It’s to inform. It won’t be bullied off of the Internet.
The posts will be around for a bit longer.
I’m not done with him yet.