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What’s Wrong with the Protective Order Policy “Better Safe than Sorry”?

February 11, 2018


“I was wondering if you have a rebuttal to the argument that restraining orders should be granted based on little evidence, because it’s ‘[b]etter [to be] safe than sorry.’” —Recent query The question implicit in the epigraph is this: What’s wrong with the policy “better safe than sorry”? The questioner refers to the judicial practice, […]

What Journalists Need to Understand about What Restraining Orders Are: A Tutorial for Investigators, Part 2

October 9, 2014


“Orders for protection represent a legislative attempt to incorporate distinct features from both civil law and criminal law. On the one hand, a private litigant can initiate judicial proceedings to seek redress against another private individual. On the other hand, criminal penalties, such as fines and incarceration, will attach if a protection order is violated. […]