It’s wrong to think of a single hearing as a beginning and ending for a court case. John Hoge has a hearing on motions set for this morning, and I have not heard the outcome. Bill Schmalfeldt and William Ferguson are set to appear by video. (Must miss TV.)
Even if John Hoge prevails, there will be appeals. If John doesn’t win by default, he’ll press on, I think. It’s Maryland, so you can never tell.
None of this changes some simple facts:
Team Kimberlin members have a twisted perspective on life. The guy who blew up 8 bombs, and who sings about adult men wanting teenage girls for sex is someone to be admired. The Yale educated lawyer who stands up for free speech, and the engineer who spends his senior years working to make the internet a better place…well those guys are brain-addled and foolish.
It takes a great deal of work for most individuals to be that stupid. Ferguson, Kimberlin and Schmalfeldt make it look easy.