Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I enjoyed the past week.

On Monday, Aaron Walker published the reprimand the Maryland Commission of Judicial Disabilities issued to Judge Cornelius Vaughey for his conduct in the hearing during which he issued the unconstitutional gag order against Aaron. Also, my informal opposition brief to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s appeal of the RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit was filed with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

On Tuesday, a second answer to the complaint and a motion to dismiss from the Kimberlins appeared on the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. docket. All I can say about them for now is: stay tuned.

On Wednesday, the equation of the day was 9 + 15 + 3 = 27. The significance of that equation was that at close of business on Monday the 27th, The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfledt had run out of time to file an answer to the Complaint in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit, so I filed a request for an order of default against the Cabin Boy™. Schmalfeldt responded by asking the Court to order that I undergo an involuntary psych evaluation. Meanwhile, TDPK filed a motion with the Fourth Circuit asking them to appoint a lawyer to write an amicus brief to salvage his appeal of the dismissal of his LOLsuit against Senators McConnell and Grassley. Oh, and Eugene Volokh filed an amicus brief in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals supporting Aaron Walker’s appeal of the dismissal of his lawsuit seeking to overturn Grace’s Law, the statute that the Kimberlins have abused in their attempts to bring false criminal charges against Aaron and me. And finally, the Cabin Boy™ sent a whiny letter to Judge Joseph asking her to rule in his LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler.

On Thursday, the Fourth Circuit told TDPK that they would wait to see if his informal brief showed his appeal had merit before assigning counsel. Also, TDPK added a supplement to his improper appellee’s brief that he has file in Aaron’s Court of Special Appeals case. TPDK isn’t a party and lacks standing to file.

On Friday, Judge Joseph ruled. She dismissed LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler for lack of personal jurisdiction.

Yeah, not a bad week over all.

The Independence Day holiday will make this week a short work week for the courts, but I foresee … oh, why spoil the surprise.

Another Loose End Tied


Those Gentle Readers who have not been following The Saga of Team Kimberlin from the beginning may not know what triggered the blogosphere’s interest in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin. Back in 2012, TDPK sought a bogus peace order against Aaron Walker, and the District Court judge who mishandled that case included an unconstitutional gag order against Aaron in the peace order he issued. The gag order was overturned on appeal. The peace order itself was also overturned. It was that brass knuckles reputation management attack on the First Amendment that got a lot of bloggers interested in Brett Kimberlin.

The judge who issued the blatantly unconstitutional order has been reprimanded by the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities. Aaron Walker discusses the details here.

UPDATE—The Scribd link at Allergic to Bull is flaky, but the reprimand can be found at the State’s website.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


From four years ago today—

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Posted on 30 May, 2012

More Kimberlin v. Walker Analysis

Hans Bader has an excellent review of the legal issues relating to Judge Vaughey’s decision yesterday. (H/T, Protein Wisdom, where you’ll find further useful discussion)

In 2005, a New Mexico judge appalled people across America by issuing a restraining order against David Letterman after a wacky woman accused Letterman of harassing her across the country through coded messages in his TV show. That restraining order was dissolved after it became obvious even to the judge that the allegations could not possibly be true. But a judge in Montgomery County, Maryland—a liberal bastion—recently did something similarly bizarre by jailing and issuing a restraining order against a lawyer, Aaron Walker, who represented a party sued by ex-terrorist Brett Kimberlin.

Blog posts that criticize a convicted terrorist for misuse of the legal system are protected under the Supreme Court’s decisions in Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) and Hess v. Indiana, 414 U.S. 105 (1973), even if some outraged readers make death threats as a result. Judge Cornelius J. Vaughey needs a remedial course in the First Amendment.
Judge Vaughey also needs a basic tutorial on the Internet and what blogs are. As a chronicler of the court proceedings notes, the Judge “was clearly was technically ignorant of even basic facts about what Twitter is, in one instance point saying ‘He Googled you 500,000 times’ through the Tubes or whatever. The Judge had identified himself, earlier, as being ‘of the Royal Typewriter Generation.’”

Read the whole thing.

It’s reasonable to assume that Judge Vaughey will be reversed on appeal. He seems to have both the facts and the law wrong. Meanwhile, we need to keep shining the light of truth on Brett Kimberlin and his accomplices. Perhaps it’s time for another parole revocation hearing.

UPDATE–Eugene Volokh has something to say on whether or not the sort of blogging we are doing is protected speech.

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It’s taken a while to get things properly aligned, but now everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.