Now that the Supreme Court has denied Brett Kimberlin’s attempt to have his Speedway Bombing convictions set aside, it will be interesting to see if he finally decides to put an end to his lawfare. His status as a felon was never in doubt. He was convicted of perjury about dealing LSD before he turned 20, and he pleaded guilty to dope smuggling charges in the late ’70s. Even if he’d found a way to quash the bombing convictions, he’d still be tagged with those felonies. He would still be under all of a felon’s legal disabilities, so why bother?
One theory I’ve heard advanced is that the convictions for violent felonies have turned off potential donors to his not-for-profits.
Maybe. Maybe not.