June 9, 2015 – MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On June 6, 2015, Pamela Moses was granted an appeal from the General Sessions Court to the Circuit Court on the Order of Protection case against Judge Phyllis Gardner entered on February 17, 2015. Moses mailed in handwritten papers to the court to satisfy the timely perfected appeal of the order of protection. The appeal guarantees Moses the right to have the matter heard De Novo (Latin, meaning roughly “heard anew”) in Circuit Court and before a jury. Moses, now released from jail, contends she was unable to put on an adequate defense during a hearing which took place before the Honorable Senior Judge Paul Summers
on February 9. Moses said, “Judge Summers is an intelligent, respectful person and also the former Attorney General of the State of Tennessee. He ruled properly on the facts that were presented but did not know those facts were deceitful and rehearsed by the Petitioner. Regardless of the presentation, this case not only involves matters of free speech, and the constitutional right to criticize public officials but this case is a matter of public opinion, which should be decided by a jury of my peers.
“Remember, this is a case about a JUDGE seeking an unconstitutional order of protection to prohibit things she does not like on the Internet, and sees on Facebook. This decision should not be decided solely by a member of the judiciary. This is America and our laws were created prior to the invention of the internet, and most people just don’t understand Facebook or me. Consequently, my peers should decide whether it is a violation of my civil rights to restrict access to a public buildings by a disgruntled judicial candidate. What is not acceptable to some could be entirely acceptable to others.
Moses awaits assignment of another judge and jury selection on the Order of Protection in the Thirtieth District Circuit Court of Shelby County. A press conference will be scheduled regarding Moses’ other legal matters.
STAY TUNE FOR MORE UPDATES FOR P. MOSES
P. MOSES IS PRESENTLY WORKING ON HER FIRST PUBLICATION AND BOOK
“MOSES VS. MEMPHIS”
For Release 9:00 am CST, June 10, 2015