It appears that blogger Aaron Walker, who was arrested yesterday following a hearing in which convicted serial bomber Brett Kimberlin claimed that by continuing to blog about him, Walker had somehow violated a “Peace Order” that the convicted terrorist had obtained against the blogger. Retired Judge CORNELIUS J. VAUGHEY inexplicably agreed, and moreover stated that he didn’t care about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case known as Brandenburg – despite the fact that he has no authority whatsoever to ignore SCOTUS precedent clearly favoring Walker. He then ordered Walker taken into custody, in blatant disregard for the blogger’s First Amendment rights.
It appears that Walker was released later the same day, on his own recognizance. Perhaps the honorable Judge recognized the fact that he’d just broken the law, though that seems doubtful, given his documented attitude.