Browsing All posts tagged under »dropping a restraining order«

Restraining Orders Don’t Empower Anyone but Police Officers, Prosecutors, and Judges; “Victims” Are Relieved of Their Rights, Also

July 4, 2015


“I don’t know of any other provision in law in which people go to court and take out a civil action with the goal of handing over some of their power to a judge. When you get a restraining order, you relinquish your power to unilaterally consent to being contacted by the restrained party. As […]

On Withdrawing Restraining Orders That Were Obtained Impetuously (and on the Influences That Militate against Conscience)

June 7, 2014


Since I began culling various “motions to dismiss” that allow plaintiffs in different states to vacate (cancel) restraining orders that they’ve applied for, the motion forms have attracted between 10 and 40 visitors a day. Dropping a restraining order is a straightforward process. The restraining order applicant returns to the courthouse and files an affidavit (sworn […]