Browsing All posts tagged under »restraining order fraud«

If Restraining Order Cases Are Only about Narrative, How Do You Beat a Liar in Court?

September 16, 2016

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The next to last post stressed the importance of narrative in restraining order cases. Stories complainants tell pursuant to obtaining a restraining order don’t particularly matter. “I’m afraid” may suffice. In contrast, defendants’ narratives are critical. Strategic defense is not about “telling the truth.” It’s about telling the better story. Competing narratives are universally regarded […]

Restraining Order Cases Are about One Thing: NARRATIVE

September 15, 2016

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The universal conviction is that the court involves itself in a citizen’s life because the citizen did something wrong. Even judges are inclined to believe this. It’s wrong, and they’re wrong—and it’s very wrong of them to be wrong about something so important. The court involves itself in a citizen’s life because someone (automatically designated […]

The Female of the Species Is More Deadly than the Male: A Restraining Order Plot Twist That Fans of Novelist Gillian Flynn Will Appreciate

May 29, 2016

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The previous post concerned the interpersonal and legal travails of a blogger who brought her story to my attention last week. Jenny has twice been served (this month) with restraining orders alleging “domestic violence” that were petitioned by an ex-boyfriend with whose son she had formed a parental attachment. The “man” resents her talking about […]

Evidence of Perjury Cannot Be Used to Appeal a Fraudulently Obtained Restraining Order

May 1, 2016

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Someone once told me that the only value of a lock is to keep an honest man honest. The value of perjury statutes is exactly the same: They make an honest person extra careful about what s/he tells the court. To a liar (the person they’re supposed to thwart), they’re just “blah-blah-blah.” Perjury (often recognized […]

Why the Restraining Order Is the Perfect White Trash Instrument of Malice

February 27, 2016

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People who exploit restraining orders are not necessarily victims, and they’re not necessarily the “good guys.” This post will be brief. Its only ambition is to show why restraining orders present trashy people with the chance to commit malicious acts with far-reaching and permanent consequences—and to do it hands-free using our justice system as their bully […]

The So-Called Dialogue about Restraining Order Injustice and How It Might Be Redirected with Smarter Words…Like FRAUD

January 29, 2016

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Okay, first, there is no “dialogue” (or “debate”) about restraining orders. That’s a misnomer. There are uninfluential people speaking truth to influential people (occasionally) and influential people calling uninfluential people crazy (typically). That’s not communication, so it’s not a conversation. The only dialogues are between influential people talking to influential people (e.g., politicians with anti-domestic-violence […]

How Restraining Order Fraud is Motivated and Concealed by VAWA and Its Advocates

December 28, 2015

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The previous post, which highlights how fraudulent abuse of process is promoted and disguised, contains a link to a PDF prepared by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) called “Comparison of VAWA 1994, VAWA 2000 and VAWA 2005 Reauthorization Bill.” The acronym VAWA stands for the federal Violence Against Women Act, which was ratified over […]