The TKPOTD for five years ago today cited another instance of Brett Kimberlin’s incompetence as a litigator.
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Let’s keep going with the theme of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s incompetence in the courtroom. This example is from his direct examination of Ali Akbar who he called as a plaintiff’s witness in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit. During the exchange, Judge Johnson obliquely reminds TDPK of one of the golden rules of lawyering: Don’t ask a witness a question that you don’t know the answer to.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Have you ever raised through the National Bloggers Club or Bomber Sues Bloggers dot org any money for any purpose to deal with me, my name or any of these legal issues?
MR. AKBAR: I’d like to answer no, but clarify, if I may? We’ve raised relief funds for bloggers who have lost their jobs; families who have been attacked. Families like mine, my mother and my brother have been attacked by your blog Breitbartunmasked dot com and we’ve —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I object. I object.
MR. AKBAR: And we’ve raised relief money —
THE COURT: Well it’s your question. You wanted to know had he raised any money —
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well he said my blog. I don’t have a blog.
MR. AKBAR: Breitbartunmasked dot com.
THE COURT: You can’t, if you think you’re not going to like the answer don’t ask the question. You asked him if he raised money surrounding your name.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your Honor, I’m just saying he’s making a statement that’s false.
MR. AKBAR: So no, we haven’t raised any money you know, for people to blog about you, to attack you or anything.
Even if TDPK had liked Ali’s answer, it wouldn’t have been admissible as evidence because it dealt with actions taken after the LOLsuit had been filed.
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Stacy McCain, my podcasting partner and codependent in that case, refers to Kimberlin as The World’s Worst Pro Se Litigant™.