Posted on | February 18, 2014 | 37 Comments
Thanks to The Lonely Conservative for inspiring the headline: I have just seen a motion to dismiss Brett Kimberlin’s ludicrous federal RICO suit — Kimberlin v. the Universe, et al. — as regards the defendants whom Kimberlin has failed to serve, and this motion includes the following beautiful words:
Plaintiff Has Failed to Serve
Anonymous Defendant “Ace of Spades”
It is obvious that Plaintiff does not know the identity of the person or person(s) blogging under the pseudonym Ace of Spades (“Ace”). This is demonstrated by Plaintiff’s recent seeking of third-party subpoenas for information that might lead to Ace’s identity. Plaintiff’s egregious delay in identifying this Defendant should not be permitted to stall the progress of the instant lawsuit. Given Plaintiff’s lack of service on Ace after 120 days, the instant lawsuit should be dismissed against that Defendant.
Yeah, tough to serve a subpoena on the Forest Moon of Endor.
In case you didn’t know it, identifying (“doxing”) Ace of Spades has been a pet project of Neal Rauhauser’s since 2011. One of the ways I knew that the pro-Kimberlin “Breitbart Unmasked” site was connected to Rauhauser was that in 2012 there were a couple of posts there (which may have been deleted since) speculating about Ace’s identity/location. Why Ace? Well, Ace did some of the best work on the 2011 WeinerGate scandal and Neal was obsessed with that, which is also how Neal became obsessed with Patterico.
Keep in mind that Rauhauser’s obsession with Ace pre-dated the whole “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin” uproar. Here we are, 21 months later — and long since anybody gave a damn about Anthony Weiner — and Rauhauser’s grandiose vengeance fantasy lives on in the form of Ace being named as a RICO defendant.
You can click here to see how Rauhauser was bragging in December about what a wonderful thing this RICO suit was going to be, all the defendants were going to prison, yadda yadda yadda.
Fuck you, Neal Rauhauser.