It was just a year ago today that Brett Kimberlin lost yet another court case as reported in this TKPOTD.
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Note: This post was originally set for 12:02 am ET on the 4th, but I’m putting it up a few hours early.
Back in 2018, Brett Kimberlin filed a civil case in the Southern District of Indiana seeking to vacate some of his convictions related to the Speedway Bombings. Last Friday, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt denied his petition. Eugene Volokh has some commentary here.
I’ve included the judge’s order below. She quotes Kimberlin as having claimed:
For example, because these convictions bear on the issue of fraud, Petitioner is unable to apply for or receive government grants
Isn’t the petitioner the same Brett Kimberlin who claimed that my codefendants and I in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I) RICO Madness LOLsuit had interfered in his relationship with the State Department and its International Visitor Leadership Program? Yes, it is, but if you look very carefully at his filings in his LOLsuits against me, he never explicitly claims that either Justice Through Music Project or he was an actual State Department contractor, and when I filed a FOIA request for the any contracting details, the State Department said they had nothing on record.
Oh, one more thing … Kimberlin was represented by counsel in this case. Perhaps he’s been taught a lesson about his pro se skills.
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Here’s another quote from that order:
But because he has been convicted of multiple felonies in separate trials, including a 1974 perjury conviction in this Court, Case No. IP 73-cr-132, and the 1979 conspiracy to distribute marijuana conviction in Texas, (as referenced in Kimberlin, 805 F.2d at 225), neither of which are at issue here, a successful challenge to any one conviction will not relieve him of these impediments. See United States v. Keane, 852 F.2d 199, 205 (7th Cir. 1988) (“a single felony conviction supports any civil disabilities and reputational injury [a convicted felon] may have to endure”).
The only person who ruined Brett Kimberlin’s reputation was Brett Kimberlin.