The Cabin Boy™ says that there’s no law in Maryland that makes his recording of courtroom audio illegal.
[N]o electronic device may be used to receive, transmit, or record sound, visual images, data, or other information.
An individual who willfully violates this Rule or any reasonable limitation imposed by the local administrative judge or the presiding judge may be found in contempt of court and sanctioned in accordance with the Rules in Title 15, Chapter 200.
T-minus 5-days and counting.
I have @WhoIsNumberNone blocked on Twitter, but occasionally his handle shows up in my time line because he’s been @mentioned in the same tweet I have. That happened today and led me to finding this exchange.Zing!
Kimberlin Unmasked got in another good one with this observation in a post yesterday evening:
We understand that Brett was in the courtroom during Mr. Bill’s contempt hearing. It’s a shame that Brett’s being unable to testify in Maryland courts because of his perjury conviction prevented Mr. Bill from using him as an expert witness on forgery.
UPDATE—A zombie shares his thoughts on the matter.
The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s contempt hearing is over. Judge Stansfield wishes to review the evidence and the docket before ruling. He will issue a written opinion.
I’ll have more to say after I get some lunch. Also, a couple of Lickspittles attended the hearing and may have some comments of their own.
BTW, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin was also in the galley.
UPDATE—There was an interesting change in the Cabin Boy’s™ defense strategy. In previous hearings and trials he admitted to various writings, claiming that he had every right to send them in spite of any peace order. This time he claimed that the letter I received over his signature was a forgery.I don’t believe that the Cabin Boy™ proved that the letter was a fraud. I made no such stipulation. (When TDPS was unable to find a copy of a blog post I made containing a copy of his peace order petition against Patrick Grady, I stipulated to the fact that I had made such a post. I made no other stipulation during the hearing.)
This change of strategy from a sorta/kinda First Amendment defense of his stuff to lying about sending it may mean that he’s figured out that there really might be real world consequences for his action.
Oh, and Team Kimberlin has already picked up on his forgery claim.Forgers gotta forge?
I wouldn’t know. One of the convictions that make up Brett Kimberlin’s 51+ year aggregate sentence was about forging government documents. His sentence isn’t up, so he’s on unsupervised parole now. He’s admitted to forging a summons in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. He admitted altering a Certified Mail green card in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. case. Perhaps he would be a better person for Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson to ask.
UPDATE 2—Army Vet was one of the Lickspittles who attended the hearing, and he has written a good summary of the action. It’s in the comment section.
The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt filed a motion to cancel the show cause hearing scheduled for this morning to determine whether he will be found in contempt for violation of the current peace order against him. Yesterday, I filed this opposition to his motion.
The hearing is on the morning docket in the Circuit Court for Carroll County.
The Dreadful Pro-Se Scmalfeldt’s show cause hearing is on this morning’s docket in the Circuit Court in Carroll County. He has been ordered to show why he should not be found in contempt for violation of the current peace order issued against him.
Watch this space beginning at around 9 am for more information.
The Dreadful Pro-Se Scmalfeldt was put on notice by my lawyer during the hearing for the extension of the original peace order that a contempt petition could result from further peace order violations. Seeking that civil remedy cuts out the middlemen of the State’s Attorney’s Office and District Court in enforcing the Circuit Court’s order. The Cabin Boy™ may not be facing centuries in jail or a zillion dollar fine, but he is facing the possibility of being held accountable for his behavior.
The Cabin Boy™ seems to think that my petition was filed for the sole purpose of making him come out in cold weather as a way of punishing him, as if I am using a false claim filed by a pro se litigant to cause him to have to unnecessarily defend himself.
Who would do a thing like that?
Nancy Pelosi has said that she could have arrested Karl Rove. She is, of course, wrong.
She was referring to the fact that a House committee voted to send a contempt resolution against Mr. Rove to the full House. The House never voted on the matter, so he was never held in contempt. The power to arrest him depended on that vote.
Why should we expect her to understand the Rules of the House when she was amazed by a question about the constitutionality of Obamacare? She is for the voters of her district the living embodiment of H. L Mencken’s definition of democracy—the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
UPDATE–Karl Rove respond. Video here.
You know, she sounds a little bit like Inspector Clouseau and a little bit about the Mad Red Queen, but Speaker Pelosi was dead wrong in her assertion today and I’m sure she had a good laugh and it’s nice to know that she dreams of slapping me in her own personal jail. But she didn’t have any authority to do it.
UPDATE 2–Erika Johnsen notes another difference between Karl Rove and Eric Holder. Whatever Mr. Rove did to cause a Congressional committee to cite him did not cause a single death.