Browsing All posts tagged under »malicious prosecution«

Presumed Guilty: On How Restraining Order Laws Enable and Promote Abuse

November 11, 2013

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I’ve had occasion in the last few months to scrutinize my own state’s (Arizona’s) restraining order statutes, which are a study in prejudice, civil rights compromises, and politically coerced naïvety. Their outdated perspective fails even to acknowledge the possibility of misuse let alone recognize the need for remedial actions to undo it. Restraining orders are […]

“Why Would Someone Get a False Restraining Order?”

July 9, 2013

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This question pops up a lot. Simply rephrasing it can dispel some of the wonderment: “What would someone have to gain by falsely accusing someone else of conduct society condemns?” Satisfaction of a spiteful impulse might come to mind. I remember looking at a book once by a guy named Hayduke. It was chock full […]