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“Fuck the Court”: A Brief Lesson on American Civil Liberties for Those Who’ve Been Given Every Reason to Believe They’re a Mirage

July 18, 2018

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“I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions. […] I ought to go upright and vital, and speak the rude truth in all ways.” —Emerson I thought about using, “F*ck the Court,” in the title to this post to spare the sensibilities of the […]

The Use of Restraining Orders to Bully Women: Jenny’s Story

May 26, 2016

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A woman named Jenny brought her blog to my attention yesterday. Jenny reports she was falsely accused of domestic violence for no better motive than to hurt her, and she prevailed in court. I broke down during my turn to defend myself, but I couldn’t help it. My heart hurt so badly. I was in […]