Paul Hupp’s convictions for threats to executive officers has been reversed on appeal.
The Court of Appeal ruled that the four judges threatened by Hupp are not executive officers, making the threats against them categorically excluded from the law Hupp was found to have violated.
Hupp had left multiple messages on a federal magistrate judge’s courtroom answering machine in 2018. In these messages, he threatened to come to the judge’s house if he did not promptly schedule a status conference. Hupp sent a letter repeating the threat to the judge’s home address.
Months later, Hupp filed a vexatious litigant request in Riverside Superior Court. He addressed the request to