It was five years ago last Monday that The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin filed his second LOLsuit (of four) against me, the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. RICO Madness case. Because the list of codefendants quickly expanded to a couple of dozen, I often mockingly referred to the suit as Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al.
It took about a year-and-a-half to finally get the court to grant my motions to dismiss. During that year-and-a-half, I didn’t attempt to try the case on the Internet, but I did take every opportunity to point out TDPK’s public errors and to engage in as much pointage, laughery, and mockification directed at him as possible. The TKPOTD that ran five years ago today was an early example of my holding Kimberlin accountable for his attacks on the First Amendment.
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I don’t intend to conduct my defense of either of the frivolous and vexatious lawsuits Brett Kimberlin has filed against me on the Internet. That will happen in court should either suit survive a motion to dismiss. However, without discussing the merits of the cases, I will point out some obvious misrepresentations of the facts contained in Kimberlin’s complaints.
Here’s a clip out of paragraph 56 of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO suit.Condemned Judge Vaughey? I won’t speak to the contents of the writings of others, but I will stand up for what I published. (I will note that Aaron Walker and Patrick Frey are lawyers and have a general understanding of the consequences of threatening a judge and that Lee Stranahan is a responsible journalist.) The Gentle Reader may find everything I’ve posted that mentions Judge Vaughey by typing Vaughey as the search term in the box on the upper right of this web page.
Go ahead. Do it. Read the posts. I’ll wait for you to come back …
It’s pretty clear that I disagreed with his ruling. So did the Circuit Court when the peace order was appealed. It’s obvious that I made fun of him. But I did not condemn him personally, and I did not encourage anyone to threaten him or invade his privacy.
I don’t know whether or not anyone threatened Judge Vaughey or invaded his privacy. If someone did, I do condemn that. However, judges are public officials and their public actions are not immune from criticism by the media, and that includes blogs. Kimberlin is engaging in a frontal assault on the First Amendment that needs to be … I was going to type stopped, but crushed is more accurate … that needs to be crushed. His campaign of lawfare as a method of brass knuckles reputation management must end.
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After a dozen or so recent attempts at pro-se lawfare, almost half of which were directed at me and all of which failed, TDPK has effectively been laughed out of court.
However, there are still some open issues, and I’m not done with him yet.