One of my more articulate detractors had reappeared after an absence of nearly a year. My old nemesis Ms. Redboots weighed in the other day to make more excuses on behalf of the University. You'll remember I had accused numerous faculty members of deliberately lying to get me kicked out of school and even thrown in jail. I challenged the university to sue me for defamation: otherwise, they were basically admitting that my charges were true.
Ms. Redboots thought I was behaving improperly. Since I had already sued the university for kicking me out of school, the proper course of action would be for me to shut up and let the dispute work its way through the courts. That way the truth would come out.
Of course, that's not the way it works. The University is doing everything it can to stop my various cases from being heard before the courts. Their main argument has been that as a University, they are outside the supervision of the court system: no matter what they did to me, true or false, malicious or otherwise, it is not the business of the Courts to meddle in what are essentially "academic matters."
Their latest gambit was to try and have my incriminating evidence thrown out on the basis of inadmissibility. You'll remember that after they had criminal charges laid against me for events stemming from the alleged "home invasion", I sued them for defamation on the basis of those allegations. This created a problem for the University, which they didn't recognize until it was too late.
The problem was simply this: the lies they needed to tell to beat me on the criminal case were different from the lies they needed to tell to beat me on the civil case. The criminal case was heard first, and so I subpoenaed the professors who had slandered me. I was almost sure this would prompt them to drop the charges, so I could hardly believe my eyes when they showed up in court to be examined on the witness stand.
The examination was a disaster for them! Toward the end of the day, a few Law Courts staffers had drifted in to catch the tail end of my examinations of the Bushes. "You made them look like idiots," one of them remarked when I ran into him recently in the courthouse. More importantly, I made them look like liars. I promptly gathered up the evidence that I had collected in the criminal trial and filed it in the civil procedings.
The university cried foul! "You can't take evidence from a criminal case and use it in a civil case", they complained to the judge. "Oh yes you can", he told them (in so many words). The evidence was accepted into the record.
Ms. Redboots complains that she's tired of getting nothing by my personal spin on these things, calling it a "massive exercise in self-indulgence". "Why don't you just post the court documents and the dates of upcoming hearings,
and let your audience show up (or not) and see for themselves what's going on", she asks.
I am going to take her up on this, and will gladly post the date of my next court hearing. I look forward to seeing her in person, and I expect her to wear her red boots so I will recognize her. (And I promise not to sue her for anything she might have said about me.) In the meantime, it turns out the transcripts of my criminal case examinations are already available online. (Yes, the ones where I "made them look like idiots".) So she can judge for herself who's lying and who's telling the truth. Here they are, from September 3rd and again from September 25th of last fall.
Read 'em and weep, Lloyd Axworthy. Read 'em and weep.