Browsing All posts tagged under »prior restraints«

A Portrait of South Texas College’s Jen Terpstra, a High-Conflict Liar, Vexatious Complainant, Abuser of Court Process, and Headcase

April 8, 2018

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“Perhaps I really am a witch after all (as I have been called a time or two by my funny husband).” —Jennifer Terpstra, who prosecuted her “funny husband” three years later I’m loath to display a photograph of the woman quoted above. If I did, though, I’m sure you’d agree with her. This woman, a […]

“What Would Mrs. Grundy Say?” Has Nothing to Do with the Law: Scrutiny of the Restraining Order Case against Blogger and Political Activist Derek Logue as Reported by Writer Peter Schorsch

March 31, 2018

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The law is a two-way street. Those who violate it are answerable to it. So, too, though, are those who exploit it. It’s canonical that administrators of law not play favorites. The defendant in the case this post scrutinizes was convicted of a sex offense against a preteen girl in 2001, and the author of […]

#MeToo Restraining Orders Petitioned by Politicians This Month

March 25, 2018

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Some recent posts on this blog concerned a frivolous restraining order granted to Warrenton, Virginia Vice Mayor Sunny Reynolds. Curious, I took a look to see whether this was a one-off among politicians. It wasn’t. This post looks at other restraining orders petitioned at the people’s expense by representatives of the people (all women)—reported in one […]

Using BREDFELDT v. GREENE to Illustrate How Courts Frame Facts

March 8, 2018

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This post quotes a judicial ruling, which is a public document. This is worthy of note for two reasons. Defendants may believe it’s unlawful to air and criticize rulings of the court, and plaintiffs may believe they aren’t accountable for their pleadings and testimony because rulings of the court are secret. Both beliefs are mistaken. […]

Another Instance of a Restraining Order against a Woman Petitioned by a Man She Allegedly Talked ABOUT

February 6, 2018

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Traffic was directed to this site Friday from another one intriguingly called ScamBoard.com. I followed the link. It led me to a 2016 complaint posted by Arizonan James Cukr, who says a woman has been making “false and untrue” statements about him “on every social media outlet available to her,” and that he’s sworn out […]

Can Anyone Publish and Criticize a Judicial Ruling (Including a Restraining Order)?

December 29, 2017

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A judicial ruling, like a law, is among what the U.S. Copyright Office terms edicts of government, and edicts of government cannot be hushed. “If either statutes or decisions could be made private property, it would be in the power of an individual to shut out the light by which we guide our actions.” Wheaton […]

“PERMANENTLY PROHIBITED”: Camden County, New Jersey’s Idea of a Just Order of the Court

June 2, 2016

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NOTE TO THE COURT: Facts in this post were gleaned by its author and do not originate from its subject, Bruce Aristeo, who had no influence on its composition. Commentary, likewise, is solely that of its writer. A recent post on this blog highlighted the case of Raines v. Aristeo, out of Camden County, New […]