Posted on | November 28, 2012 | 18 Comments
Just got this from an attorney for Aaron Walker, reporting that the federal lawsuit against Brett Kimberlin was dimssed today:
The court decided to duck the entire matter as a “dispute between political enemies”, and we disagree with his assessment as to the Court’s inability to grant the remedies sought. We disagree with the ruling and its failure to address in any way even a single point of substantive law raised by either party, nor did it take into consideration our response to Rule 11 filed yesterday, or our forthcoming Opposition to the Motion to Dismiss by the Organizations, which the court should have considered before granting that particular motion.
We plan to pursue all available options, including an appeal, once our focus is no longer on the 12/04 hearing in Virginia.
Will provide more information as it becomes available. Next week’s hearing in Prince William County, Virginia, involves pre-trial motions in the separate lawsuit under Virginia state law.
UPDATE: John Hoge has posted copies of U.S. Judge Frederick Motz’s decision in the federal case, including the judge’s rejection of Kimberlin’s request for so-called “Rule 11” sanctions against Walker.
UPDATE II: Click here for the judge’s decision in PDF.