One of the more amusing things about dealing with Team Kimberlin is the way that they continually make fools of themselves with their pronouncements about the course of their lawfare. Consider these golden oldie tweets from 2013.Yeah, Matt, that pro bono lawyer did such a “half-assed” job that five of the seven counts of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s nuisance lawsuit were thrown out at summary judgment, and the two remaining counts never made it to the jury because they were thrown out on a directed verdict in my codefendants’ and my favor. Who lost badly?
Yeah, John V (as retweeted by Bunny Boy), I’m full of empty threats. Just ask the Cabin Boy™.
Yeah, Neal, Kimberlin should have had a lawyer, so why didn’t he get one? After all, two of his associates in JTMP/VRUS are lawyers. Perhaps it was because his case was nonsense, and no lawyer was willing to risk sanctions or his law license by signing on to the patently false claims in Kimberlin’s suit.
Team Kimberlin never seems to learn. Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson and 57F Osborne have been blithering about recent events on Twitter. And getting things wrong. I wonder if they think that more than a handful of people believe anything they tweet?
Yes, my counsel of record in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit is pro bono. So are all the members of the team of lawyers from around the country backing him up. (The Popehat Signal is a marvelous thing. Thanks, Ken.) They are lawyers from across the political spectrum with a dedication to the First Amendment who see it as a civic and professional duty to defend it against such egregious attacks as Kimberlin’s.
Half-assed? I don’t think so, but a one-percent-assed effort by the assembled team would probably be sufficient to overcome Kimberlin’s pitiful suit.
Definitely lose? Badly? Well, we will see who winds up owing whom. Even a dismissal could leave Brett Kimberlin responsible for costs and my expenses and legal fees. Legal fees? Yes, legal fees. My lawyer is pro bono for me but not for Kimberlin. Legal fees.
AFTERWORD—Bill Schmalfeldt seems to think that there is some significance to the fact that my lawyer is not a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, a voluntary organization. Membership in that organization should not be confused with being admitted to practice law in Maryland. I wonder if the Cabin Boy is aware that the two Maryland lawyers who are on the board of Velvet Revolution US, Jeffery R. Cohen and Kevin Zeese, also chose not to belong to the Maryland State Bar Association? The Cabin Boy has also noticed that my lawyer is also a CPA. Trust me, Gentle Reader; that’s going to be a plus.