Team Kimberlin’s lawfare has been an attempt to use the courts to wage war on the First Amendment rights of their critics. The campaign has been almost universally unsuccessful, first because both the facts and the law were against them, but also because of their lack of understanding on how to conduct such a campaign.
War is war, and there are principles which all successful campaigns (other than those that succeed through dumb luck) follow. When I was an ROTC cadet, the military doctrine I was taught was encapsulated in the Nine Principles of War: Objective, Offensive, Mass, Economy of Force, Maneuver, Unity of Command, Security, Surprise, and Simplicity. Team Kimberlin has failed to properly follow these principles while the targets of their lawfare have routinely used these principles to defend themselves and push back.
Over the next few day, I’ll be recounting some examples of Team Kimberlin’s failures and their targets’ successes.
There are a couple Team Kimberlin related hearings today.
The Gentle Reader may remember First Mate Neal Rauhauser’s famous $1,300,000 judgment that was set aside. There will be a hearing in that case in Texas. I’ll post news about any result as soon as I get it.
A hearing on all the pending motions in Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit is scheduled for 10 am in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Among the motions to be considered are those filed by my lawyer seeking dismissal for improper venue and for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. I plan to be present and to report on the hearing as soon as it concludes.
The Gentle Reader may remember that Neal Rauhauser’s plans to become a millionaire were torpedoed when the judgment against James McGibney was set aside.
The new trial was scheduled for today, but has been continued until 7 April, the same date that the next motions hearing in Kimberlin v. Most of the Universe, et al. RICO Retread LOLsuit.
First Mate Neal Rauhauser also has legal proceedings pending. He is one of the defendants in suit filed by James McGibney of BullyVille.It was FMNR who first proposed the idea of pro se lawfare as a way to harass conservatives.
Karma is a bitch.
The big news today seems to have been the announcement of the Amended Complaint in BullyVille’s lawsuit that includes First Mate Neal Rauhauser as a defendant.
Several commenters have noted that the lawyer representing BullyVille is the same lawyer who initially represented Nadia Naffe in the Team-Kimberlin-related nuisance suit filed against Patterico. That lawyer withdrew from the Naffe suit. The Gentle Reader can make of that what he will.
There are more shoes about to drop, both civil and criminal, multistate and federal, on members of Team Kimberlin. Indeed, over the next six months or so it may look like a centipede removing his shoes. The next few days might be the last opportunity for some of Team Kimberlin’s associates to turn state’s evidence.
Meanwhile, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit against my codefendants (Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, and Kimberlin Unmasked) and me is still going on. You can help us defend our First Amendment rights against TDPK’s assault. Go to Bomber Sues Bloggers to find out how.
First Mate Neal Rauhauser ran a blog hosted by WordPress.com called Conspiracy Broker for a while (No, I won’t link to it.). He put what he called his last post for that blog up on 2 January. It contains this paragraph:So, he thinks he will benefit from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s vexatious litigation, does he?
We shall see.
Xenophon the Troll is channeling the Amazingly Inaccurate Criswell again over at Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.) This time the nonsense has to do to with First Mate Neal Rauhauser’s attempt to gen up some sort of connection between the Kimberlin Unmasked identity and a real person.That’s an ambitious undertaking—foolhardy, because there’s nothing to find—but it’s ambitious. You see, Team Kimberlin has already run afoul of the GIGO principle: garbage in, garbage out.
OK, what do I mean by garbage in? Consider these bits of data:The account_id is the correct one for @Kimberlinunmask. However, the login time is on 24 December, 2013. The @Kimberlinumask account was suspended on that day, and it’s not possible to login to a gulaged account.
While it’s not quite as obviously stupid a submitting two versions of the same document to the same court in the same case or as mind-bogglingly crude as failing to remove a PACER legend and using the wrong typeface to create a do-it-yourself court summons, it is … well … it’s kinda amateurish.