Over the weekend, audio of a dramatic judicial violation of blogger Aaron Walker’s First Amendment rights bounced around conservative Twitter circles. In muzzling Aaron’s freedom to blog about political terrorist Brett Kimberlin, Judge Cornelius Vaughey showed complete disregard for Supreme Court precedent, willful ignorance of the facts, and blatant contempt for Aaron’s rights.
Lying, violent convicted bomber felon and vexatious litigant Brett Kimberlin lied some more. And contrary to the propaganda spread online by Kimberlin’s cabal last week, it was Internet-ignorant and unbelievably arrogant Judge Cornelius Vaughey — not Aaron Walker — who displayed the worst contempt.
Patterico crowdsourced the work of transcribing the audio, and published some breathtaking evidence of free speech trampling today.
So where do we go from here?
Now that it is clear that Aaron Walker was arrested for blogging about a public figure — and that a judge has imposed unconstitutional restraints on his speech rights — the next steps are clear:
- Aaron Walker needs an immediate court order modifying the current peace order. There must be a clear judicial order stating that Aaron is allowed him to blog, tweet, and otherwise express himself publicly about public figure Brett Kimberlin. Every second that he is muzzled from speaking out is an intolerable crushing of his most sacred American right of free speech.
- Aaron Walker needs legal help to obtain a reversal of this unconstitutional peace order, as well as to fight the possible criminal case against him for violating that peace order.
- Aaron Walker needs a permanent injunction preventing Brett Kimberlin from seeking peace orders against Aaron based on his public speech about Kimberlin.
To accomplish these goals, we need the spotlight of Big Media on this tremendous injustice. Please spread the word, far and wide.
Bingo. Coverage by the mainstream media is crucial.
Aaron Walker’s supporters are tweeting and retweeting Patterico’s transcriptions and other blog posts about this assault on free speech, but that’s not enough. These posts need to be tweeted directly to reporters, commentators, and government watchdogs:
Bombard the press with this story until they sit up and take notice. Tweet, blog, email journalists, and call mainstream media outlets. And donate to the fund to help Kimberlin victims.
Image credit: @Patterico.