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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.

Support from Judges and Court Staff for a Judicial Review Bill

Support from Judges and Court Staff for a Judicial Review Bill

In efforts working alongside Tennessee legislators and obtaining facts for the publication of this website my husband and I discovered that a number of judges themselves want a judicial review law or other similar laws that will compel judges to screen pro se lawsuits so as to quickly dismiss meritless, harassing pro se lawsuits before these pro se litigants can do damage to their intended victims.  We also discovered that a number of court clerks reported feeling threatened or at least very uneasy around many pro se litigants.  Court clerks stated that it was their belief or that they witnessed firsthand that judges and other court staff have also felt threatened and uneasy around many pro se litigants. These court clerks also stated that whereas judges in courtrooms have security staff at the ready, court clerks have to call security to come to their aid.  One court clerk stated that he has been asking the judges in the court where he works to practice judicial review of pro se litigants’ lawsuits so as to summarily dismiss many of these lawsuits because of how often these meritless, abusive and time-consuming lawsuits are filed without any legal basis or legitimate claims.  Court clerks also expressed their belief that court filing fees are badly outdated and need to be raised to reflect actual current court costs and the overall increase in the general public’s income levels.  Court clerks unanimously reported wholehearted support for proposed legislation calling for judicial review of lawsuits filed by pro se / self-represented litigants.  Other states’ court staff most likely share the same observations and support for judicial review laws as their colleagues have in Tennessee.

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