A Free Speech Victory in Maryland

The peace order barring blogger Aaron Walker (aka Aaron Worthing) from blogging about Brett Kimberlin has been modified pending a hearing in July. As Popehat notes, the circuit order included a benchslap at the lower court judge, C.J. Vaughey, for disregarding the Supreme Court’s seminal First Amendment decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio.

For background, see here and here. Disclosure: Our own Eugene Volokh has been consulting with Aaron Walker and his attorneys on his appeal.

UPDATE: It appears Aaron Walker’s not out of the woods completely. He was SWATted tonight, and he’s not the first associated with this tale.

UPDATE: Aaron Walker’s attorney comments here.