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False Restraining Orders That Allege Emotional Abuse ARE Emotional Abuse

June 5, 2014

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A theme that emerges upon consideration of restraining order abuse is lack of empathy—from impulsive or false accusers and from those who abet them. Plaintiffs who act either spitefully or viciously seldom appreciate the ramifications of their actions. They may possess what we call a normal conscience but either don’t think or, in the heat […]

WomensLaw: A Domain Name That Says All You Need to Know about Where Restraining Order Reform Needs to Start

May 30, 2014

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The biggest challenge to sensitizing people to abusive restraining order policies that are readily and pervasively exploited by malicious litigants can be summed up in a single word: sex. Women, who are often victims of abuse of court process, don’t want to implicate women in their injuries; they want to blame their false accusers, who […]

Coercing Coercion: State Abuses of the Restraining Order Process

March 13, 2013

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I was emailed yesterday by a humbly polite man whose family was under threat of eviction from their state-subsidized living quarters if his wife refused to swear out a restraining order against him. He admits to a criminal past but says he’s engaged in no recent conduct that would warrant this invasive action. Nevertheless his […]