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Is ‘Jailhouse Lawyer’ Brett Kimberlin Heading to Grief in Virginia Case?

Posted on | October 23, 2012 | 5 Comments

Those who have read Mark Singer’s 1994 book Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin, know that while Kimberlin was imprisoned for his 1978 Indiana bombing spree, he became an adept “jailhouse lawyer,” who filed more than 100 legal actions on his own behalf, while also providing quasi-lawyerly assistance to some of his fellow inmates. But proceedings in the Virginia case of Walker v. Kimberlin, et al., indicate that Kimberlin is out of his league there.

William Hoge has obtained Kimberlin’s latest filing in the case and reports that it is “chock full of information that was under seal and that has been improperly incorporated into a public filing.”

The judge in the lawsuit brought by Aaron Walker will almost certainly learn of this impropriety, and it’s not likely the judge will be in a mood to do Kimberlin any favors when there is a key hearing in the case Friday in Manassas. A contempt of court finding is not out of the question.

UPDATE: A reminder that it was Walker’s May 17 post about how he said Kimberlin tried to “frame” him for a bogus assault charge that prompted renewed attention to Kimberlin’s activities. Eight days later, because of the concern about the threat to First Amendment rights, “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day” made this saga the top 8 threads at the blog aggregator Memeorandum.

Obviously, everybody’s now gripped by the two-week run-up to Election Day, but I’d urge you to visit Aaron’s “Allergic to Bull” blog and hit the tip jar to help fund his legal fight for justice.

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  • http://twitter.com/thatMrGguy Mike G.

    What is it William says?…Tick tock

  • Matthew W

    “The judge in the lawsuit brought by Aaron Walker will almost certainly
    learn of this impropriety, and it’s not likely the judge will be in a
    mood to do Kimberlin any favors”

    Would not hold my breath on that one.

    Something we have all learned is that we can’t trust courts to always abide by the LAW

  • Steve T

    We have what is probably Mitt Romney’s best ad so far… “Apology Tour”:

    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com/2012/10/best-romney-ad-yet-apology-tour.html

  • Wombat_socho

    Judges down here in the Commonwealth tend to actually interpret the law as written, as opposed to those judicial jackwagons north of the river who just make sh!t up from the bench.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Sadly though, Matthew’s concerns are justified these days. At one time not too long ago, you could be pretty damn sure that in certain parts of the country judges would obey The Rule Of Law. This is no longer operative. The Left, as it has done with all of our other institutions, marched through the courts systems at all levels.