David Hogberg of Investor’s Business Daily has a fascinating post up at Capital Hill blog.
In it he discusses the arrest warrant whose execution a few days ago caused the temporary incarceration of blogger Aaron Walker (a.k.a. Aaron Worthing). Hogberg also posted the document and supporting material.
As I understand the increasingly complicated, weird story, Maryland Judge Cornelius Vaughey agreed with the positively absurd contention of Brett Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist bomber, perjurer, document forger, attempted murderer, drug trafficker, and impersonator of a federal officer, that Walker’s blogging about him somehow constituted harassment. Vaughey’s ridiculous ruling (to make permanent a temporary restraining order against Walker) flies in the face of decades of Supreme Court jurisprudence.
Kimberlin really lucked out when he drew a judge who didn’t understand the Internet and didn’t care about the First Amendment.