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The Need for Sua Sponte Judicial Review Laws For Pro Se Litigants’ Lawsuits

“This website addresses the problem of meritless, abusive lawsuits filed by self-represented / pro se litigants and calls for legislative action that requires judges to practice sua sponte judicial review of all pro se litigants’ lawsuits.

This website also addresses the problem of religious frauds and various disturbing and harmful tactics that religious frauds use against their victims – including filing meritless, abusive lawsuits.

The matters discussed in this website involve subjects which merit constitutionally protected public scrutiny, and this website provides documentation, commentary and opinion on matters of public concern.”

Paulette Buchanan, M.A.

2019 Tennessee Public Participation Act

2019 Tennessee Public Participation Act

In 2019 my husband and I worked with our Tennessee legislators to encourage their support of the 2019 Tennessee Public Participation Act, which was signed into law by Governor Bill Lee and went into effect July 1, 2019.  This law provides judges the power to dismiss with prejudice very quickly in one single hearing any meritless lawsuit, whether filed by a pro se litigant or by a litigant with an attorney, that violates a defendant’s responsible free speech right or other Constitutionally protected rights.  This law also provides for a judge to award attorney fees and court costs against a plaintiff who tries to silence any person’s responsible free speech right or prevent the free exercise of any other Constitutionally protected right.  We are continuing to work with our Tennessee legislators to propose and enact more constitutional bills aimed at protecting victims.

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