|Brett Kimberlin In Happier Days|
Kimberlin was released from prison in 2001, on parole, after serving about 17 years of his sentence. Since then he has reinvented himself as a leftwing politico. He started two nonprofit organizations and has raised around $2 million in donations from leftist celebrities and other donors.
Kimberlin has enemies, and has filed over 100 lawsuits against people he doesn't like, acting as his own attorney. If you write anything about him that is uncomplimentary, you run the risk of being sued. Kimberlin's suits are almost all frivolous, and are designed to damage his enemies by forcing them to expend time and money to defend themselves from the suits. His goal appears obvious: intimidate critics to prevent them from writing abut his criminal past, so he can continue to obtain donations from liberal and leftist donors.
This week, ViralRead reports that Kimberlin's irrational behavior shows a sharp uptick, in that he has now sued major conservative pundits like Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck. ViralRead reports:
Convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that names as defendants syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, Red State editor Erick Erickson, talk radio host Glenn Beck, investigative journalist James O’Keefe and others, claiming they are part of a “criminal racketeering enterprise” under federal R.I.C.O. statutes.It appears obvious to this blogger that Brett Kimberlin is a "vexatious litigant," someone who files numerous, frivolous lawsuits, in effect abusing the justice system to pursue personal vendettas or extort defendants. Now that major figures like Malkin and Beck have been included, perhaps they will get Kimberlin officially designated as a "vexatious litigant." Vexatious litigants are generally forbidden to file any more lawsuits without the prior approval of a judge, who reviews the validity of the lawsuit before allowing (or disallowing) it to be filed.
Read the ViralRead article here.
Donate to the legal defense fund for Kimberlin-sued bloggers here.
Kimberlin's lawsuit brief is available for viewing here.