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Brett Kimberlin Blog Day

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Today is Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.  And since I couldn’t think of anything else, I will go with it.

I’ve never met the guy.  I don’t remember ever hearing of him before today. From what I understand, he is in prison and spends time drawing up lawsuits against bloggers.   Bloggers, by definition, don’t have the money to publish using real ink.  Being a Sue-er is tough enough, but even more tough when you are using up the ticking clock of your incarcerated life going after people who don’t have any money.  But, whatever.

Here is a link to a book at amazon about him.

And here is something from google groups (usenet)  about him suing Senator Orrin Hatch in 1999.  The US Senate passed a resolution which provided legal help for Hatch in the case.  According to other sources, the case was eventually dismissed.


Archive-Name: gov/us/fed/congress/record/1999/nov/19/1999CRS14932C
[Congressional Record: November 19, 1999 (Senate)]
[Page S14932]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


Ms. COLLINS. Mr. President, I now ask unanimous consent that the
Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S. Res. 238 submitted
earlier by Senators Lott and Daschle.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title.
The legislative clerk read as follows:

A resolution (S. Res. 238) to authorize representation of
Member of the Senate in the case of Brett Kimberlin v. Orrin
Hatch, et al.

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the
Mr. LOTT. Mr. President, this resolution concerns a civil action
commenced by a pro se plaintiff in the United States District Court for
the District of Columbia against Senator Hatch and a former member of
the staff of the Judiciary Committee. The plaintiff is a federal
prisoner serving a sentence for offenses related to a series of
bombings in 1979. The complaint seeks damages from Senator Hatch and
staff for their alleged role in the United States Parole Commission’s
1997 revocation of the plaintiff’s parole for failure to satisfy an
outstanding civil judgment against him in favor of one of the victims
of his bombings.
The plaintiff’s claims of unfairness and political bias in his parole
revocation hearing have already been rejected by the federal district
court in Maryland in habeas corpus proceedings initiated by the
This resolution authorizes the Senate Legal Counsel to represent
Senator Hatch in this action. The Senate Legal Counsel will seek
dismissal of the suit for failure to state a claim for relief and for
other reasons.
Ms. COLLINS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the
resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to
reconsider be laid upon the table, and finally that any statements
related to the resolution be printed in the Record.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
The resolution (S. Res. 238) was agreed to.
The preamble was agreed to.
The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

S. Res. 238

Whereas, in the case of Brett Kimberlin v. Orrin Hatch, et
al., C.A. No. 99-1590, pending in the United States District
Court for the District of Columbia, the plaintiff has named
as a defendant Senator Orrin G. Hatch;
Whereas, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 704(a)(1) of the
Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 2 U.S.C. Sec. Sec. 288b(a)
and 288c(1), the Senate may direct its counsel to defend
Members of the Senate in civil actions relating to their
official responsibilities: Now therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate Legal Counsel is directed to
represent Senator Hatch in the case of Brett Kimberlin v.
Orrin Hatch, et al.


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