Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Back in 2012, I got involved writing about Brett Kimberlin and his band of supporters and enablers as a result of his being granted a blatantly unconstitutional gag order against Aaron Walker as part of a peace order petition which should have been denied in the first place. The gag order was overturned by a higher court and the peace order was thrown out on appeal. While it took a couple of months for those appeals, it took several years for the judge who knowingly refused to follow Supreme Court precedent in granting that gag order to be disciplined. But three years ago today, I was able to report that Another Loose End had finally been tied up in that case.

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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.

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The peace orders The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin secured against Aaron Walker in early 2012 were that last civil actions he filed and won—and they were both overturned on appeal.

He’s never withdrawn his promise of “lawsuits for the rest of their lives” for Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Alexander, and me, but he hasn’t gone after any of us since 2016.

Perhaps he thinks he’s done with me.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Six years ago today, I was able to report one of the first bits of Justice in the Saga of Team Kimberlin.

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Today was a good day for the First Amendment in Montgomery County, Maryland. Aaron Walker’s lawyer won an emergency motion for a partial stay on Brett Kimberlin’s Lord Voldemort’s peace order prohibiting Mr. Walker from blogging about the Dark Lord. Here’s a copy of the court order. You will also find a set of requests from Mr. Walker concerning avoiding further claims of harassment from Voldemort. Please abide by them.

Congratulations, Mr. Walker, and thank you for standing up for the right of all of us to blog truthfully.

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Unfortunately, that was not the only news to report that day.

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Patterico reports that Aaron Walker was SWATted at around 6 pm ET this evening.

UPDATE—Breitbart has more info here.

Walker told Breitbart News that he was home with his wife this evening at approximately 6:00pm when there was a “pretty insistent” knock at his door. Walker answered to find about six police cars in the street and two officers taking positions against the wall with M4 rifles. Since he was aware of the previous swattings of Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Erick Erickson, and Mike Stack, Mr. Walker asked the police if someone had called and claimed he had killed his wife, and police confirmed that that was the case.

UPDATE 2—Still more at The Camp of the Saints. Apparently, someone is also trying to cause trouble for one of Aaron Walker’s lawyers.

UPDATE 3—Stacy McCain says:

Memo to The Washington Post: This is now what they call “local news.” Get on it.

Don’t hold your breath, Mr. McCain.

UPDATE 4—Aaron Walker posts What Happened Tonight.

One of the officers tonight asked me why I keep talking about Brett Kimberlin if it brings on this kind of trouble. It’s because Freedom of Expression is something I don’t just believe in, but I defend. And this threat to Freedom of Expression needs to be defeated. It is that simple.

When my wife was steadier, and our bellies were full, I opened up my computer again there were 720 new contacts of some kind in my twitter. That was the level of love and support out there. I am just stubborn enough not to need anyone’s prayers or support to see this through, but it’s nice to feel the love. So many perfect strangers tell me they are praying for me—although they are becoming less like strangers every day.

Finally, if anyone from the Washington Post or any other newspaper wants to talk to me, I’ll talk. I’ll give you an earful.

So the bottom line is that thanks in significant part to the Prince William County Police, who handled this with the right sweet spot between concern that a crime might be occurring, and caution, recognizing it might be a hoax, my wife and I are safe. A little shaken up, but determined to fight on.

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Some people believe in coincidences. The Gentle Reader may form his own opinion.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the Gentle Readers suggested that I do a Top 10 list of the biggest mistakes Team Kimberlin have made in their lawfare. That sounded like a good idea, so unless something big happens over the next two days, we’ll be looking at The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s and The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s biggest goofs to date.

10. Brett Kimberlin Sues Seth Allen
9. Brett Kimberlin Petitions for a Protective Order Against His Wife
8. Kimberlin Seeks a Peace Order Against John Norton
7. Schmalfeldt Seeks a Peace Order Against Patrick Grady
6. Kimberlin Files Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness
5. Kimberlin Files Kimberlin v. Walker
4. Schmalfeldt Sues Me in State Court
3. Kimberlin Uses JTMP Funds to Pay a Fee in Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al.

2. Kimberlin Obtains an Unconstitutional Gag Order Against Aaron Walker 25 May, 2012, was Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. On the 29th, there was a final hearing for the second peace order The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin sought against Aaron Walker. At the hearing, two things happened. First, the judge specifically ignored Supreme Court precedent by name (“Forget Brandenburg. Let’s go with Vaughey.”), found that Aaron’s peaceful writing about TDPK was harassment, and issued a peace order that unconstitutionally prohibited Aaron from speaking or writing about Kimberlin. Second, Aaron was arrested at the end of the hearing for allegedly violating the temporary peace order. The charging document alleged that third parties writing about Kimberlin constituted harassment by Aaron.

The Blogosphere was not amused, and the Streisand Effect began to blossom.

The unconstitutional gag order was struck down in a few weeks, and the peace order quashed on appeal, but the avalanche has begun.