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

Judicial reform is needed to require that judges instantly dismiss abusive, frivolous lawsuits, especially those filed by self-represented / pro se litigants, before financial harm is done to innocent defendants needing to hire attorneys to get these abusive, frivolous lawsuits dismissed.

Cults and religious frauds use a variety of harmful tactics against their victims – including filing abusive, frivolous lawsuits.  This is one of the tactics used by Ken Parks (aka, Pastor Ken, Pastor Ken Parks, Pastor Ken Max Parks, Pastor Max, Ken Max Parks, Max Parks).  Ken Parks advertises on social media his unregistered, financially unaccountable ETC Ministries, Simplicity of Christ / SOC Ministries, and his unregistered “professional photographer” businesses.  He runs these activities from his apartment.  Despite calling himself “pastor”, Ken Parks is not an ordained minister.

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 is also referred to as an anti-SLAPP law (short for anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation).  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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