Punching Back—Legally: Part Two

Yvette Felarca, an AntiFa organizer, has been ordered to pay $20,000 in attorney’s fees to Judicial Watch as a result of a frivolous lawsuit she filed to try to stop a public records request relating to the relationship between her AntiFa activities and her job as a Berkeley, California. Two of Felarca’s co-plaintiffs were ordered to pay $1,000 each, The judge also held all three plaintiffs jointly and severally liable for an additional $4,000 in Judicial Watch’s litigation expenses.

Felarca is a prominent figure in By Any Means Necessary, a group founded by the Marxist Revolutionary Workers League to protest conservative speakers. Felarca was arrested in 2016 and charged with several crimes, including felony assault, for inciting a riot in Sacramento. Earlier this year, Felarca was ordered to stand trial on the assault charge.

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