Freedom to blog: Aaron Walker finally free to mention Brett Kimberlin

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A huge victory for free speech in Maryland today. After being muzzled by a judge with no regard for First Amendment rights, blogger Aaron Walker has been granted an emergency stay and can return to blogging and tweeting about convicted bomber and serial harasser Brett Kimberlin.

Aaron Walker may speak about Brett Kimberlin. http://t.co/fZr7VxqH

— Patterico (@Patterico) June 25, 2012

More from Patterico:

Aaron tells me by phone that the word is Judge Rupp signed the order, modifying the peace order against Aaron to let him speak publicly about Kimberlin.

VICTORY! #BrettKimberlin #tcot #iamandrewbrietbart @rsmccain @michellemalkin @patterico @Liberty_Chick @dust92 @ali @DLoesch @DanWebbTweets

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

Hey, guess what I can say again? #BrettKimberlin!!! #tcot #iamandrewbrietbart

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

@LivesInThought i won a stay of the really flagrantly unconstitional part of the peace order against me.

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

To quote McBride "Let Freedom ring, let the white dove sing" #BrettKimberlin #tcot #iamandrewbreitbart

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

and let's not forget it is not justice until #BrettKimberlin is convicted for trying to frame me for a crime–TWICE now.

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

@lonelycon should have something up by 1:30 eastern

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

So finally I am home, and I will begin reporting. Just after I do the happy dance for exactly 2 minutes. #BrettKimberlin

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

Ace notes that this temporary stay will be reviewed on July 5.

[E]mergency relief (as here) is usually given only when there is a “substantial” likelihood of prevailing on the ultimate merits, so, at the moment, it seems likely the peace order will be struck down on July 5th, too.

Part of the order remains — they didn’t seek to get the order’s directive that Walker not harass, threaten, contact, trespass on the property of, Brett Kimberlin. Etc. Of course, Walker never did that, and has no intention of doing such things. I imagine that that stuff will be struck down on July 5th as well, because all people have a general obligation to not do such things. It’s called “The Law.”

Read the whole thing.

UPDATE:

New post: "An Important Victory For Freedom of Expression" http://t.co/ny5pAt8m #BrettKimberlin #tcot @patterico @Liberty_Chick @rsmccain

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) June 25, 2012

Aaron has his first post up about this “Important Victory For Freedom of Expression.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/25/freedom-to-blog-judge-stays-order-barring-aaron-walker-from-mentioning-brett-kimberlin/

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