The TKPOTD for eight years ago today contained my thoughts as I prepared for the first day of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit.
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The Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial at 9:30 this morning in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. When you cut through all the bullshit in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s complaint, what the suit boils down to is this—Brett Kimberlin haz sad because a bunch of mean bloggers said truthful things about him and wouldn’t shut up when he said so.
His suit is 100-%-pure, unadulterated anti-First-Amendment shutuppery. TDPK will get his day (or two) in court. He’ll have his chance to convince a judge and jury that it’s defamatory to write accurately about his past, to report truthfully about his present activities, or to express an opinion about him based on what was learned in that reporting. He will have to prove that what we wrote was false and that either we knew it was false or we wrote with a reckless disregard for the truth. He will have to present evidence to that effect, and he doesn’t have any—which is just the beginning of the problems TDPK faces.
I don’t expect the process to be pleasant, but I do expect that my codefendants and I will come out of it as the winners.
Pray for justice.
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You know, as much as I enjoy camping, I haven’t had many opportunities over the past eight years. I doubt I’ve spent a whole week sleeping under canvas or nylon during past eight years.