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    Walker beats Kimberlin in court

    Walker beats Kimberlin in court

    Via David Hogberg, who was in court today:

    Today both parties were back in court in front of Appellate Judge Nelson Rupp. This time, Walker was represented by attorney Reginald Bours.

    Kimberlin made a number of statements, but his basic argument boiled down to Walker wanted to encourage people to blog about Kimberlin to incite others to harass him and send him death threats. As evidence, Kimberlin again had pages of Twitter feeds and blog posts.

    This time, though, Judge Rupp did something extraordinary that Judge Vaughey did not. He actually looked at the evidence Kimberlin presented. After looking at them, Rupp declared, “I see nothing in here that threatens you personally.” ….

    In the end, Judge Rupp wasn’t buying Kimberlin’s spiel. He ruled that there was no evidence to support stalking or harassment, and the peace order against Walker was thrown out.

    Kimberlin quickly left the court room.

    I asked Walker if he had any comment. He replied, “It’s a great day for the First Amendment.”

    Aaron also has a post about today’s court proceeding, including a link to the Order vacating the “Peace Order” Kimberlin had obtained.

    Here’s what I said in my first post about this situation, What’s going on in Maryland?

    I will caution readers with some life advice.  When you are up against someone with a long history of using the legal system as a tool to go after others, you have to be very careful and very strategic.  Get a good lawyer.  Don’t go up against a former “jailhouse lawyer” yourself.

    And don’t take the bait:

    Folks, this is how agitators do it.  They agitate you, and then when you react, you are in trouble.

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    raven | July 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

    It’s rather sad that this is great news. His free speech was horribly violated in the first place. This is just restoring rightness and sanity.

    Great news. I don’t believe this is the end. Kimberlin seems like a pretty determined sort and I am sure there is going to be another chapter to this episode.

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    There are other battles to be fought. You can’t sleep when it comes to defending the first amendment. http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/07/blogger-dan-valenti-ordered-to-take.html I am posting on it too. Somethings you have to resist.


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