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My debut article in Quillette contains substantial court data from Georgia. I am particularly interested in the metro area where more affluent female plaintiffs have the resources to leverage family law statutes allow them weaponize laws meant to protect the vulnerable. As of March 31st, 2019 there was a total of 146,591 Total Orders on the state registry.  Of those records, 13,020 are Active Orders and 133,571 are Inactive Orders.   In 2017, there were a total of 27,441 orders received – 20,414 (74%) Male Respondent (Defendant) and 7,027 (26%) Female Respondent (Defendant)

Stalking
Temporary
Stalking
Six Month
Stalking
Twelve Month
Stalking
3 Year/ Permanent
5,502 180 2,060 97
FV
Temp
FV
Six Month
FV
Twelve Month
Family Violence
3 Year / Permanent
13,077 366 4,864 278

My article will provide a detailed account of how a group of women in the City of Decatur have repeatedly weaponized these statutes and the attorney who assisted them exploit the process.