Today, after a preliminary hearing that appeared to be a mere formality, a judge in Prince William County, Virginia, dismissed Aaron Walker’s civil lawsuit against Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser and Ron Brynaert. A Virginia attorney and conservative blogger, Walker has said he was cyberstalked and harassed – and eventually fired from his job – after being targeted by Kimberlin and his associates.

Kimberlin’s anonymous online sympathizers have attacked a half dozen members of the right-of-center National Bloggers Club, Inc., which eventually garnered the attention of nearly 90 Republican members of the House of Representatives and Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) sent a letter to the Holder Justice Department demanding action.

The National Bloggers Club has helped rally support and raise funds for Walker in his legal fight for First Amendment freedom against the intimidation tactics of Kimberlin, a convicted felon notorious as the “Speedway Bomber.” Kimberlin ventured in the political conversation during the Presidential race of 1988 when he claimed to have sold marijuana to Vice Presidential nominee Dan Qualye and became the subject of a Dunesberry cartoon strip.

“We are profoundly discouraged that Aaron Walker has been denied the opportunity to prove his case,” said Ali A. Akbar, President of the National Bloggers Club and a target of the online harassment himself. “We’ll solicit donations and launch new efforts to protect free speech from thugs like Brett Kimberlin.”

“Stop shining light on Brett Kimberlin’s efforts to suppress free speech? Like hell.”

My Good friend Stacy McCain (who was also victimized by Kimberlin’s Cronies, has more at his site.