A Pair of Thank Youes

A great many people are due my thanks for help that came in many forms while I have been dealing with the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit. Two people deserve special thanks.

Ken White, aka Popehat, blogged about the lawsuit and put up the Popehat Signal alerting lawyers to my need for pro bono assistance. Thank you, Ken.

Patrick Ostronic answered the Popehat Signal and represented me during the trial and the appeal. He also represented Aaron Walker and Stacy McCain during the trial and Stacy during the appeal. Thank you, Patrick.

A Time to Keep Silence

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak …

—Ecclesiastes 3

I believe Ken White is a true First Amendment hero. He helps folks from all across the political spectrum deal with censorious thugs and idiots who try to suppress free speech. I am grateful for the help he has provided my codefendants and me in the Maryland Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit. However, he doesn’t get involved in every free speech case. He couldn’t if he wanted to; there are simply too many, and there are some where there are good reasons for him not to be involved.

He explains that principle here.

A wise man knows when to keep his mouth shut.