How Can Hoge Get a Peace Order to Protect Himself from Something That Does NOT EXIST?

I was working on my presentation to the Carroll County Circuit Court when I stumbled onto the smoking gun that just shot a great big hole in WJJ Hoge’s Peace Order, causing it to fly around like a leaking balloon, making a farting sound (and smell) as it got smaller and smaller until it just fell to the Earth with a plop.

I am looking forward to see how Mr. Hoge will answer the fact that the Attorney General of the State of Maryland says “no harassment occurred” therefore there can be no Peace Order to protect Hoge from harassment that never happened.

Let us recall that Hoge, Aaron Walker and Lee Stranahan have tried to hang harassment and electronic harassment beefs on me before. All were dismissed by the Howard County and Carroll County State’s Attorneys.

There’s a reason for that. It’s a law passed in April 2012 by the Maryland Legislature.

Go to page 176.

Screen Shot 2013-10-05 at 4.26.43 PMWhat does this all mean? It means Hoge has no case for a Peace Order, and either the Court of Appeals or the Circuit Court will have to overturn the Circuit Court’s erroneous decision.

Now, if I sent Hoge an e-mail calling him a ragged old popcorn fart and he told me to stop sending him e-mails, he might have a case if he could prove that my intent was to harass and annoy.

HOWEVER:

Since anything I sent to the @wjjhoge Twitter account doesn’t JUST show up on Hoge’s Twitter timeline. It shows up on the timeline of everyone who follows me. It shows up on the timeline of everyone who follows Hoge. Therefore, according to Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, it does not meet the “sent to a person and received by a person” requirement for harassment.

I am going to unblock Mr. Hoge on Twitter, and if he wishes to contact me to discuss his surrender, he will find me quite accommodating.

Not Being Given to Hubris, I Will Defer to the Court and Await Their Decision

Mr. William John Joseph Hoge III of Westminster, MD, has been very careful not to discuss the case between us, except in cases where he does.

This morning for example.

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 7.43.04 AMNow. Here’s a little bit of backstory for my readers.  When I filed my original motion for the Court of Appeals (Maryland’s version of the Supreme Court) to stay Hoge’s unconstitutionally-awarded peace order pending the court’s decision on whether or not to grant my petition for a writ of certoriari (meaning a decision to hear my case), Mr. Hoge’s very expensive lawyer, Zoa Barnes, also of Westminster, Maryland, filed a fanciful bit of fiction in “answer” to my motion, in which she said that the Court could not hear my motion because I hadn’t filed the proper motion for appeal in the Circuit Court which granted the unconstitutionally-awarded peace order in the first place, but that I had filed a motion with the Circuit Court which they were already considering even though the case isn’t going to be heard until Oct. 16.

The Court of Appeals received her answer to my motion and ruled against me on Sept. 4 — the same day I filed my answer to Ms. Barnes’ bit of fiction.

Oh well, thought I. Bit of bad luck. Timing is everything. Now I’ll just wait until the court decides whether or not to take my case.

Then, on Sept. 10, I received this letter from Ms. Bessie M. Decker, Clerk of the Court of Appeals.  I have highlighted the parts of particular interest.  (Ms. Barnes also received a copy of this letter — shocking, isn’t it, that Mr. Hoge hasn’t mentioned it?)

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 7.50.14 AMNow, what does this tell us?  This tells us that the court received my response to Ms. Barnes’ colorful bit of fiction after they ruled against me. Frankly, this seems like a referee coming over to a coach who has been victim of a botched call on the field and reminding him that he has a red flag in his pocket that he can throw for a review of the official’s decision — if he wants to.

Well, I filed a motion to reconsider the next day. Then on Tuesday, I called Ms. Decker who told me the motion to reconsider had already been distributed to the Judges and that Thursdays were typically the day when they rendered decisions on cases like this. So, if Mrs. Barnes got her motion to deny my motion to reconsider into the court before they ruled, if they ruled, let’s hope for Mr. Hoge’s sake that she did a better bit of storytelling than she did last time.

If the Court has already ruled against me again, it really doesn’t matter either way. If the Court has ruled in my favor, then I think that’s the end of the matter as far as the motion to stay the peace order goes.  It seems unlikely they’re going to deny, grant, then deny my motion again.  I hope to hear something today or tomorrow.  In fact, I may call down there today and see if there’s been a decision yet.

I was also intrigued by the part underlined in blue.  Is it just me? Or does it seem like the Court is rarin’ to make a decision in this case?  The circumstances under which they took it, my former lawyer Mr. Tae Kim tells me, is almost unheard of — snatching it away from the Court of Special Appeals so they could hear it themselves.  And now this letter from the delightful Ms. Decker.

You never know what a Court is going to do until a Court does it.  But from the outside looking in, am I wrong for thinking these are favorable developments?

We shall see!

Now, below you will find some excellent examples of Mr. Hoge NOT discussing the case.