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Small Claims Court Says That Mayors Can File Slanderous Lawsuits
The small claims court stated that there's nothing citizens can do if the government files a slanderous restraining order against you. It held that the abuse of process claim doesn't apply - though the reasoning wasn't really explained thoroughly. Malicious prosecution doesn't apply if a government official, like the Mayor, consults with a lawyer in "good faith." And Lozano consulted with our attorney, Robert Nacionales-Tafoya, who we all know acts in "good faith." Let's not forget that Tafoya forged a document with the court in the Casas 2 case. In other words, the small claims court said that the Mayor doesn't have anything to worry about when he perjures statements against his citizens and lies about them in an attempt to slander their character and shut them up.
I'll be writing more of a commentary on this, later. As of now, that's the news.
But hey - it's not over until the Fat Lady Sings, right? This is only Round 1.