Judge Orders Antifa Activist Yvette Felarca to Pay Judicial Watch Legal Fees for Her ‘Entirely Frivolous’ Lawsuit

Judicial Watch:

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced that a U.S. District Judge in California awarded Judicial Watch $22,000 in legal fees in a case filed by an Antifa organizer in an effort to block Judicial Watch from obtaining information about her activities.

Yvette Felarca, a middle school teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), and two co-plaintiffs were ordered to pay Judicial Watch $22,000 in attorney’s fees and $4,000 in litigation costs. Felarca had sued the BUSD in federal court to keep the school district from fulfilling its legal obligation to provide Judicial Watch with records of their communications mentioning: Felarca, Antifa, and/or BAMN. Judicial Watch also asked for Felarca’s personnel file.

Felarca is a prominent figure in By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a group founded by the Marxist Revolutionary Workers League that protests conservative speaking engagements. In 2016, Felarca and two of her allies were arrested and charged with several crimes, including felony assault, for inciting a riot in Sacramento. Earlier this year, Felarca was ordered to stand trial for assault.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, Northern District of California, who had previously ruled that Felarca’s lawsuit was “entirely frivolous,” wrote in his ruling awarding legal fees to Judicial Watch that Felarca and her co-plaintiffs’ First Amendment claims were “premised on the obviously baseless assumption” that the First Amendment condemns the speech of some while condoning the ideological missions of others.

Judge Chhabria added that “The plaintiffs also mischaracterized the documents under review” and that the plaintiffs “failed to grapple with the role Ms. Felarca played in making herself a topic of public discourse through her physical conduct at public rallies and her voluntary appearance on Fox News.”

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13 Comments on Judge Orders Antifa Activist Yvette Felarca to Pay Judicial Watch Legal Fees for Her ‘Entirely Frivolous’ Lawsuit

  1. Thank God for Freedom Of Information Act. Communist-Dems don’t like (or use??)FOIA. Ain’t that a shame.

  2. Uncle Al – JD can keep talking about her being a deadbeat. Plus, there will be a lifetime of, “hey, aren’t you that woman who…”

    I wonder if this hurts her credit report? lol

  3. “I wonder if this hurts her credit report?”

    Yeah, Al Sharpton’s has been completely ruined since he refused to pay, not only his taxes, the legal decisions against him.

    Some are above the law – Hitler after the “Beer Hall Putsch” for instance – he should have been executed for Treason – see Mandela, too – and Bill Ayres – no to mention the more obvious – HR Clinton, Sam Powers, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, Jim Comey, Duh Clapper – the list goes on.

    There’s a reason there’re no consequences for these people’s treasonous acts.

    izlamo delenda est …

  4. Judicial Watch better move fast and aggressively to collect the fees or they won’t see a penny of it.

    An initial move would be to lien any and all titled assets she owns so they can’t be sold or transferred (which would require a more cost incurring legal actions to reverse)


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